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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 for Daniel Robertson, a 21-year-old minor league …

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 over the past three seasons, Leon hit .189 with three doubles, one homer and five …

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 stay humble and try to keep working hard and outwork everybody out here,” Magee said, …

Porcello, Betts lead Red Sox over Twins’ split squad 3-2

Thursday, March 19, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Rick Porcello allowed one run and three hits in four innings and Mookie Betts hit his fifth spring training double, helping the Boston Red Sox beat a Minnesota Twins’ split squad, 3-2, yesterday. Porcello …

Buchholz pitches four innings as Red Sox lose to Braves, 11-3

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Clay Buchholz allowed four runs in four innings, and Boston’s defense committed four of the game’s seven errors in an 11-3 loss by the Red Sox to the Atlanta Braves yesterday. Buchholz gave up …

Harvey impresses, Spring goes deep as Sox beat Mets, 4-3

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Matt Harvey allowed three hits over four scoreless innings for his second strong start following elbow surgery, but the New York Mets lost to the Boston Red Sox, 4-3, yesterday. Hours after the Mets learned Zack Wheeler likely will need Tommy John surgery, Harvey …

Long ball helps Phillies beat Red Sox, 11-4

Monday, March 16, 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Justin Masterson was in a far better mood than most pitchers with his stat line. Cord Phelps hit a three-run homer, Ryan Howard and Jordan Danks also connected, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston …

Napoli homers twice for Red Sox in loss to Pirates

Sunday, March 15, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Mike Napoli hit two solo home runs for the Boston Red Sox in a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday. Napoli connected in his only two at-bats, both times against Gerrit Cole. Napoli …

Red Sox finish deal with Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada

Saturday, March 14, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Having finalized a contract for a record $31.5 million signing bonus, 19-year-old Yoan Moncada likely will start his minor league career this season at Greenville of the Class A South Atlantic League. “My goal …

Porcello looks good in second start of spring for Boston

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Positives in defeat Rick Porcello pitched three strong inning and center fielder Mookie Betts had two hits and opened the game with a diving catch, but the Boston Red Sox lost to the New York Yankees, 5-3, last …

Ortiz and Sandoval homer, Red Sox top Pirates, 5-1

Friday, March 13, 2015

BRADENTON, Fla. – A.J. Burnett had little trouble the first time through Boston’s batting order. The second time around was different. Burnett left with runners on in the third inning, David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval followed with home …

Red Sox finish deal with 19-year-old Cuban infielder Moncada

Friday, March 13, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Boston Red Sox finalized a minor league contract with 19-year-old Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada. The Red Sox announced the deal last night. He will be assigned to the team’s minor league camp at spring training. The switch-hitting Moncada played two seasons for the …

A-Rod hits first homer in Yankees’ 10-6 loss to Red Sox

Thursday, March 12, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Alex Rodriguez erased any personal doubts about regaining his power with one big swing. Rodriguez hit his first home run since returning to the Yankees following a drug suspension and Chris Capuano was forced out …

Masterson pitches three perfect innings as Red Sox beat Rays, 5-1

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Boston Red Sox starter Justin Masterson kept up his strong spring by pitching three perfect innings yesterday in a 5-1 win over the split-squad Tampa Bay Rays. “Able to throw strikes, be in the …

Wacha impressive, but Red Sox beat Cardinals, 3-0

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. – Michael Wacha hopes to put an injury-filled 2014 behind. Wacha retired all six batters he faced in his spring training debut, and six Boston Red Sox pitchers combined on a six-hitter in a 3-0 victory …