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Red Sox catcher Vazquez says he will have Tommy John surgery

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. The Red Sox said Dr. James Andrews will operate today in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Vazquez had been expected to do much of the catching for the Red Sox this season. He was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Monday, when the Red Sox acquired Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals. Vazquez hit .240 with …

Buchholz’s performance a highlight as Sox tie Twins, fall to Blue Jays

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Phil Hughes and Clay Buchholz each had a final spring training tuneup yesterday as the Minnesota Twins and a Boston Red Sox split squad played to a 4-4 tie in nine innings. The rest of the Red Sox players played Toronto and lost, 9-7. Hughes, slated to start Minnesota’s regular-season opener Monday in …

Swihart keys ninth-inning rally as Red Sox beat Rays, 11-8

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Blake Swihart drove in three runs with a triple and a single in Boston’s nine-run ninth inning yesterday and the Red Sox beat a Tampa Bay Rays split squad, 11-8. The Red Sox rallied with eight hits and three walks off minor league pitchers Zach Cooper, Colton Reavis and Kyle Bird. It wasn’t quite enough to ruin the afternoon …

Red Sox get Leon, a catcher, from Nats for cash considerations

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Catcher Sandy Leon was traded to the Boston Red Sox by the Washington Nationals for cash considerations. The deal was announced yesterday. Leon was the third catcher on Washington’s depth chart, behind starter Wilson Ramos and main backup Jose Lobaton. In 34 major league games with the Nationals …

Former Tampa Bay Buc Magee confident in Red Sox camp

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Not the typical transaction path: cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, join the Boston Rex Sox at minor league camp. But linebacker and would-be outfielder Brandon Magee is a confident enough athlete that he’s sought two-sport advice from Bo Jackson. “Just told me to …

Castillo throws out runner, scores as Red Sox top Rays in extra innings, 3-2

Sunday, March 29, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tie-breaking run at the plate, then singled and scored in the bottom half to lead the Boston Red Sox …

Red Sox rough up Rays starter Karns in 9-6 victory

Sunday, March 29, 2015

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Nathan Karns is excited about an opportunity to open the season in Tampa Bay’s pitching rotation. The Rays right-hander had a rough outing during a 9-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox yesterday. Still, …

Teheran labors into the sixth, but Braves beat Buchholz, Boston

Saturday, March 28, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Julio Teheran labored through 5.2 innings but allowed only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox yesterday …

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in …

Brandon Magee switches from Buccaneers to Red Sox

Friday, March 27, 2015

xxxxx FORT MYERS, Fla. – On Tuesday, Brandon Magee was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker. On Wednesday, he became a Boston Red Sox outfielder. A day after he was cut by the Bucs, Magee reported to minor league spring training. Magee played both sports at Arizona State, wasn’t …

Ortiz, Napoli return as Red Sox beat Twins, 5-4

Friday, March 27, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – David Ortiz was 0-for-3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins, 5-4, yesterday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played …

Craig throws his hat into the outfield ring in Red Sox’s loss to Marlins

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. – Allen Craig bolstered his bid for more playing time in Boston’s crowded outfield, hitting a three-run double in helping the Red Sox build a lead, but one the Miami Marlins overcame with an eight-run eighth …

Cardinals, Red Sox call off game due to rain during fifth inning

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The spring training game between St. Louis and the Boston Red Sox yesterday was rained out with the Cardinals leading in the middle of the fifth inning. With the game three outs shy of being official, rain started and the game was called after …

Sox’s Ramirez belts first homer in win over Phillies

Sunday, March 22, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Boston left fielder Hanley Ramirez blasted a three-run homer as part of a five-RBI afternoon in a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Ramirez collected more RBI yesterday than in his first 10 spring …

Liriano strikes out six as Pirates and Red Sox tie, 2-2

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BRADENTON, Fla. – Pittsburgh’s Francisco Liriano and Boston’s Wade Miley each pitched scoreless ball yesterday before bowing out in a game that ended in a 2-2 tie. Liriano, who was named the Pirates’ opening day starter, struck out …