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Watch: Red Sox fan gets hit by foul ball after failed attempt to stretch out and catch it

Red Sox SP Joe Kelly had an excellent outing in Friday night's game against the Seattle Mariners, giving up only 1 hit (0 ER) in five innings. But Koji Uehara's five-run implosion in the ninth inning was the difference in another disappointing loss. And when the pitcher's duel was deadlocked at 0-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning—right before the Sox took the lead...
Via The Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo’s Reported Deal Will Give Red Sox Offseason Flexibility

The Boston Red Sox aren’t wasting any time in retooling for 2015. The Red Sox on Friday reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with 27-year-old Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. While the deal crowds Boston’s outfield, it also opens up a world of possibilities for the Red Sox as they gear up for an interesting offseason. The Red Sox faced an outfield logjam...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wife of Angels pitcher makes Twitter crack after lost no-hitter

Matt Shoemaker is, by all accounts, having a pretty decent rookie season for the Los Angeles Angels. His beard game is tremendous, he’s got that 12-4 record and, based on this tweet to Will Middlebrooks Thursday night…his wife, currently expecting their first child, is top notch. Shoemaker’s wife Danielle sent out the “butthole” message shortly after her husband gave up...
Via Hall of Very Good
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rusney Castillo signs seven-year deal with Boston

The Boston Red Sox have won the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes. According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com as well as Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Red Sox and Castillo are “on track” to sign a six-year, $72 million deal. Source: Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on track for record-setting 6-year, $72 million deal […]
Via Full Scale Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Shoemaker’s Wife Is Not Pleased With Will Middlebrooks

Matt Shoemaker's wife Danielle tweets to Will Middlebrooks, the butthole, after he breaks up perfect game.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes Leaves Red Sox’s Game Vs. Angels Due To Personal Matter

BOSTON — Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park before the top of the fourth inning. Cespedes’ exit was not injury related. He left the game due to a “personal matter,” according to the Red Sox. Cespedes struck out swinging against Angels starter Matt Shoemaker in his only at-bat of the contest. He also cut...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig’s Return Could Help Fix Boston Red Sox’s Biggest Deficiency

BOSTON — The Red Sox on Thursday added a serviceable plug to their leaky offense. Allen Craig, who suffered a foot injury Aug. 1 in his first game after being acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals, returned from the 15-day disabled list. While Craig won’t singlehandedly halt Boston’s season-long offensive malaise, the slugger’s return could go a long way toward fixing the...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout says Garrett Richards’ knee injury made him ‘sick to my stomach’ (video)

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards suffered what manager Mike Scioscia deemed afterward a “significant injury” to his left patellar tendon while attempting to cover first base during the second inning of Wednesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox. Before Richards could make it to the bag, he crumpled to the ground, writhing in clear […] The post Mike Trout says...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jon Lester returning to Boston ‘a long shot’

The consensus since the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline has been that Lester, a free agent at season’s end, very well may end up back in Boston next season. But, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Lester returning to Boston this upcoming winter is viewed as a long shot. Back in Spring Training, the Red Sox offered Lester a four...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Checking in with old friends

The Boston Red Sox opening day roster is drastically different than the roster we see today. There are plenty of players that Sox fans still want to see succeed on other teams, while others not so much. Ranging from Jon Lester to Chris Capuano, let’s take a look at how these ex-Sox are doing elsewhere. Jon Lester- Lester is the one person all Bostonians would love to see back...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The problem with Xander Bogaerts is simple and obvious

Getty ImagesEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Everyone knows he is young.Everyone was excited about Xander Bogaerts first full year on the Red Sox after his exciting contributions to the 2013 postseason.Bogaerts hit .296 with an .893 OPS in 34 postseason plate appearances last October at the age of 21, but that version seems like so long ago.Up to May 31 this year, Bogaerts was...
Via RedSoxLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox 2015 rotation preview

After the Boston Red Sox traded away four of the five members of their opening day rotation, they’ve had to inject youth into the lineup and pick up the pieces in preparation for the 2015 campaign. Let’s take a look at the options the Red Sox have and the odds for each pitcher in the starting rotation.   Clay Buchholz: The only member of the Opening day rotation left, has had...
Via Total Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Who is Rusney Castillo?

Over the last couple of days, it has become clear that the Boston Red Sox are front runners for Cuban defector Rusney Castillo. The Red Sox have been rather demure in regards to the foreign market these past few years and it looks like they don’t want to miss out on Castillo. Cuba is rife with baseball talent and lucky for us in the states, some of them have decided to leave for...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Farrell: Either Betts Or Bradley, Jr.‚—Not Both

Bradley, Jr. And Betts: One Or The OtherIn major league baseball, the direct answer is definitely an endangered species. But, not with Red Sox manager John Farrell—at least yesterday, anyway. When discussing the demotion of Jackie Bradley, Jr. and the consequent ascension of Mookie Betts, the skipper stated, "Our roster couldn’t co-exist effectively with both—so it’s...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Famous Red Sox bullpen cop gets own bobblehead

We all remember the iconic scene from Game 2 of the 2013 American League Championship Series.  5-1 Tigers, bases loaded, and Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz lifts the ball to DEEP right field.  Detroit Tigers OF Torii Hunter seems to have a bead on the ball, then slams into the short wall in front of the Red Sox bullpen and crashes over.  It’s gone, tie game 5-5 (and the Tigers...
Via Reading Between The Seams
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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