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Red Sox fan tumbles onto field reaching for foul ball (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. A Boston Red Sox fan tumbled onto the field reaching for a foul ball during the seventh inning of Wednesday's Grapefruit League spring training game against Toronto.It was a complete failure for the fan, as not only did he take the embarrassing spill, but he failed to come up with the baseball.  The fan tried to play it cool by accepting applause...
Via Holdout Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez To Undergo Tommy John Thursday

Typically, when a professional athlete visits with Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion, it is never good news. That was much of the case with Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez. The team announced Vazquez, 24, will undergo Tommy John surgery to his right elbow with Dr. Andrews in Pensacola, Florida on Thursday. Vazquez was heading into 2015 as the Red Sox starting catcher...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston’s Outfield Battle Over: Victorino To Start In Right

Shane Victorino. Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images. It appears that the battle for the last spot in the Boston Red Sox outfield is finally over. Manager John Farrell basically (but unofficially) told reporters on Wednesday that Shane Victorino will start in right field for the Red Sox. This means that Cuban rookie Rusney Castillo will start the season in Triple-A. The...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Allen Craig hits inside-the-park home run (VIDEO)

It’s not too often that first basemen hit inside-the-park home runs. But Red Sox first baseman and outfielder Allen Craig did exactly that in Wednesday’s spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Craig crushed a pitch to the opposite field toward the right-field corner. It caromed off the wall and Jose Bautista attempted to track it down. When he finally went to...
Via The Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz clarifies part of essay in The Players' Tribune

      This embed is invalid   " /> By Ricky Doyle David Ortiz’s recent essay for Derek Jeter’s website, The Players’ Tribune, created plenty of buzz. It also included one part the Boston Red Sox slugger would like to explain.   While Ortiz’s comments regarding performance-enhancing drug testing and whether he’ll someday enter the Hall of Fame made...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli crushes home run despite broken bat (Video)

Mike Napoli hits HR despite broken bat Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hit a monster home run despite breaking his bat during the fourth inning of Monday night's Grapefruit League spring training game against Minnesota.The barrel of the bat landed all the way at third base, yet the ball carried all the way to the seats above the outfield wall in left-center field, which...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli hit a ridiculous broken bat home run

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know – it’s Spring Training, and what happens doesn’t matter all that much, and blah blah blah. But on Monday night, Mike Napoli hit a home run that broke his bat. It was ridiculous, incredible, and completely awesome. Imagine being Brian Duensing here. You jam Napoli and do enough to break his bat…and yet, he’s still trotting around the bases and Red...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Mujica’s The Man…For Now

Give the Baseball Professor Profcast a review on iTunes to enter into a drawing for a free copy of OOTP16. Just follow the steps below: The drawing will take place a week from today on April 1st. Step 1: Give a written review the Profcast on iTunes (not just a star rating). Step 2. Fill out the entry form. Step 3. Sit tight, and hope you get lucky! If you’ve already submitted...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Napoli hits home run as bat shatters

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli showed baseball fans just how strong he is during Monday night’s spring training game against the Minnesota Twins. Napoli had already hit three home runs in spring training heading into Monday’s game, and he added to that total during the fourth inning of the American League matchup. Twins pitcher Brian Duensing served up a pitch that...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. in a No-Win Situation

The Boston Red Sox have a slew of MLB-caliber starting outfielders, and practically forgotten at the bottom of the list sits Jackie Bradley Jr. The soon to be 25-year-old had a hype train similar to Mookie Betts‘ current one back in spring training 2013, but that train has since derailed. Yet, with his whole career still in front of him, Boston is not the right place for JBJ...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox place Vazquez on the 60-day DL; trade for Sandy Leon

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer The Red Sox were active on Monday acquiring catcher Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations. To make room for Leon on the 40 man roster, Christian Vazquez was placed on the 60-day DL with a right elbow sprain. Vazquez, who will visit Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, will be lost for a good portion of the year.Sandy...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Will Start for Red Sox Opener, Possibly Change Your Oil

The news that Clay Buchholz has been officially named the Opening Day starter for the Red Sox was hardly a surprise? Who else was gonna get the nod? Joe Kelley? Justin Masterson? You, Lieutenant Weinburg? Naw, this was The Clay Show from the minute the gates opened in Fort Myers, and it will remain that way barring injury, Cole Hamels, or complete mental breakdown. And I seriously...
Via Surviving Grady
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Three bold predictions for 2015

Expectations are once again high for the Boston Red Sox following a disappointing 2014 campaign. The team spent heavily in the offseason, revamping both the lineup and the rotation through free agency. Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez will add pop to the order and Wade Miley, Rick Porcello and Justin Masterson will provide depth in the rotation. Following a disastrous season that...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Making It Hard Not To Play Him

Castillo's Game-Saving PlayHe did it again today. Rusney Castillo got another hit, scored two runs, and made a game-saving defensive play in Boston's 3-2 10th-inning win over Tampa. In the top of the 10th, with one out and a man on third, Castillo made an off-balance running catch in foul ground—gathered himself—and gunned the runner out at the plate on the fly. It was positively...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Shaughnessy fires back at David Ortiz, actually makes compelling argument

When Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz took aim at Dan Shaughnessy over allegations of performance-enhancing drug use in a piece for the Players’ Tribune this week, you knew there would be a response. Lo and behold, the Boston Globe columnist penned an “open letter” to Ortiz that ran in Friday’s edition. After acknowledging Ortiz’s “reporter with the red...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vazquez Seeks Second Opinion, Mirabelli Rested and Ready

Just a police escort away! So far, this year’s spring training has been a pretty routine mix of awesome and zany, from Mookie knocking baseballs all over Florida to Victorino taking on the Boston sports media and Ortiz laying down the steroid gauntlet. But it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. And now, unfortunately, somebody has. Word that Christian Vazquez is getting...
Via Surviving Grady
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez to have second opinion after MRI finds "something"

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Christian Vazquez, the 24 year old starting catcher, may have a lost 2015 season. Vazquez had an MRI on his throwing elbow on Friday and is now set to have a second opinion after "something" was found. Doctors have not made a firm diagnosis as of Saturday morning. John Farrell said the club would have a better idea by Sunday. Vazquez...
Via RedSoxLife
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Koji Uehara missing Opening Day?

A key piece for the Boston Red Sox bullpen is their closer, Koji Uehara. But how will the Red Sox perform without their closer on Opening Day? The soon-to-be 40-year old, right-handed pitcher is speculated to miss Opening Day against the Philadelphia Phillies. Uehara is still in the process of recovering from a hamstring injury that occurred during spring training. The last day that...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Buchholz Finally Get to 30 Starts This Season?

Clay Buchholz has had a pretty good spring and pitched well yesterday except for one bad inning where he gave up a base clearing double to Pedro Ciriaco.  It looks like John Farrell will tap Buchholz to be the opening day starter now that Lester is pitching in the Windy City.  Can Buchholz finally get over the 30 games started barrier that has eluded him his entire career? In his...
Via Fenway West
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Johnson – Another Rookie to Watch

In is Red Sox Notebook column on Monday, Peter Abraham details some injury issues among Red Sox starters. Clay Buchholz- time on DL for 5 consecutive years. Joe Kelly- yet to make more than 17 starts in a major league season. Justin Masterson- injury-plagued 2014. These numbers would seem to make one and possibly two “extra starters” necessary. One of the possibilities would...
Via Fenway West
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Victorino: I plan on playing every day for Red Sox in 2015

                This embed is invalid   " /> Shane Victorino has no plans to waltz into manager John Farrell’s office and demand he play all 162 games this season for the Boston Red Sox. But the 34-year-old outfielder is preparing for a full slate.   Victorino, who made waves at Red Sox spring training on Thursday by firing back at his critics...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz slams Boston ‘reporter with the red jheri curl’ in fiery steroid essay

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz penned a fiery essay for “The Players’ Tribune” in which he defiantly defends his integrity in the face of the steroid accusations that have been thrown at him during his career. Ortiz saves his most vitriolic comments in the essay for Dan Shaughnessy, a columnist for the Boston Globe...Read More The post David Ortiz slams Boston ‘reporter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz: 'Nobody in MLB history' tested for PEDs more than me

David Ortiz is no stranger to having his name linked to performance enhancing drugs. In 2003, Ortiz’s name appeared on a list of 104 Major League Baseball players who reportedly tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Since then, Ortiz has been tested more than his fair share of times for banned substances. In fact, Ortiz...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval 'cut things off at the root' with Giants

      This embed is invalid   " /> Pablo Sandoval isn’t big on living in the past.   Sandoval recently said leaving the San Francisco Giants to sign with the Boston Red Sox in free agency over the offseason wasn’t a difficult decision, which created plenty of buzz given his successful, and seemingly amicable, tenure in the Bay Area. The third baseman...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval was irritated with Giants about his weight

Pablo Sandoval was an excellent player for the Giants during his seven seasons spent in San Francisco. He made two All-Star teams and helped lead them to three World Series titles. Despite his excellent regular seasons and postseason brilliance, the Giants always seemed to have an issue with Sandoval about his weight. Sure, Sandoval’s pudginess...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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