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Hunter makes Twins return in 9-8 win over Red Sox

Friday, March 6, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Torii Hunter drove in a run in his first plate appearance with the Minnesota Twins in eight years, helping defeat the Boston Red Sox, 9-8, last night. Hunter, who played for the Twins from 1997-2007, finished 1-for-3. He started in right field, his projected position for the regular season. “I haven’t been here in a long time, but it seemed like old times coming back here …

Healthy Middlebrooks looks to revitalize career in San Diego

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

PEORIA, Ariz. – For the first time in more than a year, it doesn’t hurt when Will Middlebrooks swings. Now in San Diego, a healthy Middlebrooks looks to revitalize a career that went from a sure thing at third base in Boston to an injury- and strikeout-filled two years in which he clashed …

PawSox stadium proposal faces possible federal roadblock

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox face a possible roadblock in their plan to build a new stadium for the Triple-A franchise in Providence. That 4.8-acre plot along the Providence River mentioned as a possible site for the new ballpark is designated for use as a public park in a plan the Federal Highway Administration approved in 1997 …

Red Sox pitching stops two college teams

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Clay Buchholz started with one perfect inning and Boston Red Sox pitchers dominated the rest of the day in sweeping a pair of college teams, beating Northeastern, 2-1, and edging Boston College, 1-0, yesterday …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …