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Boston Red Sox's Rusney Castillo sports a golden toned hair style as he runs through conditioning drills at the end of a workout at baseball spring training in Fort Myers Fla., Wednesday Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Castillo, Betts try to impress in center field for Red Sox

Sunday, March 1, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Boston Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo each stand shorter than 5-foot-10 and between them have played in only 62 big league games. Along with veteran Jackie Bradley Jr., who has played 164 games over the past two years, they will try to fill a tall order for the team – starting in center …

Pawtucket mayor says city wants compensation for PawSox loss

Saturday, February 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien said the city should be compensated by the state if the Pawtucket Red Sox leave town. Grebien told WJAR-TV yesterday that he still hopes to keep the Triple-A baseball club in his city, but expects the state to help maintain McCoy Stadium if the team moves. Grebien said the city is not in a position to …

Newcomer Moncada arrives at Red Sox facility

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Yoan Moncada arrived yesterday at the spring training headquarters of the Boston Red Sox, another step toward completion of a hefty contract for the 19-year-old Cuban. The Red Sox and Moncada’s agent reached an agreement earlier this week on a deal with a $31.5 million signing bonus, a record …

Ortiz on pace-of-play fines: ‘I might run out of money’

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate. He sounded prepared to pay for it. “I might run out of money,” Ortiz said during a colorful rant yesterday about the new pace-of-play rule …

Big deal for Moncada shows Red Sox serious about Cuba

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Boston Red Sox are all in on Cuba, with their pursuit of acclaimed prospect Yoan Moncada the latest example. Moncada’s representative, David Hastings, said yesterday he is hopeful the contract with a $31.5 …

David Ortiz: ‘My belly hasn’t grown like Panda’

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Big Papi arrived at spring training with a weighty quip about new teammate Pablo Sandoval. “My belly hasn’t grown like Panda,” David Ortiz said yesterday, joking about new Boston Red Sox teammate Pablo Sandoval. Ortiz, the final player on the 40-man roster to report, …

Red Sox sign Cuban teen with bonus that exposes inequity in MLB structure

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Yoan Moncada is lucky he was not born in the United States. At least today, he is. The Boston Red Sox signed Moncada, a 19-year-old Cuban infielder with a powerful swing and pianist-quick hands, with a signing bonus worth $31.5 million yesterday. He earned the record sum by …

Red Sox: Triple-A team will move to Providence

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A group of investors headlined by Red Sox President Larry Lucchino announced yesterday it had purchased the Pawtucket Red Sox and would relocate the team to Rhode Island’s capital. Lucchino and several Rhode Island businessmen …

Red Sox reportedly land Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Red Sox agreed to a deal with Cuban switch-hitting infielder Yoan Moncada yesterday, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Moncada batted .277 in two seasons with Cienfuegos in Cuba’s Serie Nacional before leaving the country last …

Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli glad offseason is finally over

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Like many Bostonians that make the trip south in February, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is glad spring training is finally here. Sure, he’s relieved to leave behind over 5 feet of snow …

Red Sox extend manager John Farrell’s contract through 2017

Sunday, February 22, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Boston Red Sox hoped to work out a new deal for Manager John Farrell before they opened camp. They nearly got it done. So while Boston pitchers and catchers held their first official …

Buried Bostonians get Red Sox tickets for digging out hydrants

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Boston Red Sox offered free tickets to fans who helped the city deal with its near-record snow. The Red Sox teamed up with two local websites to offer a pair of 2015 tickets to anyone who shoveled out five fire hydrants. Boston received 90.2 inches of snow …

Former Red Sox, Giants third base coach Wendell Kim dies at 64

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

BOSTON – Former Boston and San Francisco third base coach Wendell Kim died. The Red Sox say he died at the age of 64 after a struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Kim spent 30 years in professional baseball, including 15 as a major league coach, and was the …

Miley agrees to $19.25 million, 3-year deal with Red Sox

Friday, February 6, 2015

BOSTON – Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington is pretty much done adding for this offseason. “I would expect the group we have for spring training is in place,” he said yesterday after the Red Sox announced a $19.25 million, three-year contract with left-hander Wade Miley that avoided …

RHP Alexi Ogando, Red Sox reach one-year deal

Saturday, January 31, 2015

BOSTON – Free agent pitcher Alexi Ogando and the Boston Red Sox reached agreement yesterday on a one-year deal. The contract was expected to be worth $1.5 million, plus performance bonuses. The 31-year-old Ogando went 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA in 27 relief appearances for Texas last season. …