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This is a 2015 photo of Will Middlebrooks of the San Diego Padres baseball team. This image reflects the San Diego Padres active roster as of Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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 with the Red Sox before being traded. “It was tough,” Middlebrooks said yesterday. “It was a process of learning what I can play through and what I couldn’t. My mentality is if I can go at all, I’m going to try to play. And I feel like that kind of played against …

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 in Boston’s first game action of spring training. Rick Porcello relieved Buchholz and retired six …

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. …

Red Sox avoid arbitration with OF Nava, agree on 1-year deal

Friday, January 30, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with outfielder Daniel Nava on a one-year contract that will pay him $1.85 million. The deal means the sides avoid arbitration. Nava batted .270 with 21 doubles, four homers and 37 RBI in 113 games last season. He also …

Red Sox send Anthony Ranaudo to Rangers for Robbie Ross

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Boston Red Sox acquired left-hander Robbie Ross from the Texas Rangers for right-hander Anthony Ranaudo last night. Ross, 25, went 3-6 with a 6.20 ERA in 27 games last season, 12 of them starts. In his three-year career, he’s 13-8 with a 3.98 ERA …

Former Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette dies at 78

Monday, January 26, 2015

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette died Sunday after a battle with leukemia, the team announced yesterday. Monbouquette, 78, pitched for the Red Sox from 1958-65, winning 96 games with a high of 20 in 1963. He threw a no-hitter in 1962 for Boston and made three …

Martinez’s Hall plaque to have Red Sox cap

Thursday, January 22, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame plaque will have the cap of the Boston Red Sox and John Smoltz’s will have the Atlanta Braves. The Hall of Fame made the announcement yesterday. It said last week that Randy Johnson’s plaque will have the cap of the …

Red Sox avoid arbitration with pitchers Porcello, Tazawa

Saturday, January 17, 2015

BOSTON – The Red Sox agreed to a $12.5 million, one-year deal with pitcher Rick Porcello and a $2.25 million contract with reliever Junichi Tazawa as they swapped proposed arbitration figures with pitcher Wade Miley and outfielder Daniel Nava. Porcello, a 26-year-old right-hander, was acquired from Detroit last …

Red Sox get LHP Danny Rosenbaum from Nats for C Dan Butler

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Red Sox acquired left-hander Danny Rosenbaum, who had Tommy John surgery in May, from the Washington Nationals for catcher Dan Butler yesterday. Rosenbaum is rehabbing from his reconstructive elbow surgery. He was selected by Washington in the 22nd round of the 2009 amateur draft and …

Hall of Famer Martinez arrives home; 10 orchestras await

Sunday, January 11, 2015

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic greeted new baseball Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez after he landed yesterday in his homeland aboard a private plane bearing his country’s flag. A caravan greeted …

Breslow and Red Sox finalize $2 million, 1-year contract

Thursday, January 8, 2015

BOSTON – Left-handed relief pitcher Craig Breslow and the Boston Red Sox have finalized their $2 million, one-year contract. The deal, agreed to in mid-December, was announced by the Red Sox yesterday. Breslow was acquired from Arizona late in the 2012 season. The 34-year-old has pitched in 121 …

Pedro gets call from Hall of Fame on first try

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

BOSTON – Pedro Martinez opened his blazer wide to reveal the skinny torso that has grown only slightly puffier with age. “I wasn’t supposed to be” a Hall of Famer, said the 5-foot-11 right-hander, who was thought early …