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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 …

After a career featuring unmatched dominance, Pedro poised to enter Hall

Saturday, January 3, 2015

BOSTON – As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last four NL Cy Young Awards – the last one unanimously. But when …

Former Sox ace Martinez wins BBWAA’s Fuchs Award

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez won the prestigious Fuchs Award from the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The award for long and meritorious service to baseball is named for Judge Emil Fuchs, the former owner of the Boston Braves. Past winners of the …

Porcello’s memorable moment: getting tossed at Fenway Park

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Rick Porcello didn’t hesitate when asked to recall memories of pitching in Fenway Park. In his rookie season, he hit Boston’s Kevin Youkilis in the back with the first pitch of the second inning. “There it …

Red Sox deal Middlebrooks to Padres

Saturday, December 20, 2014

SAN DIEGO – The Red Sox traded third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan yesterday. Hanigan was obtained by San Diego from Tampa Bay in an 11-player, three-team deal that became official …

Red Sox obtain reliever Varvaro for minor leaguer

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox obtained Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for Aaron Kurcz in a swap of right-handed pitchers. Varvaro was 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA for the Braves last year, his fifth season in the majors. The Red Sox also sent cash to the Braves. …

Red Sox finalize Miley trade as rotation takes shape

Saturday, December 13, 2014

BOSTON – Just like that, the Boston Red Sox have a starting rotation again. With two deals announced on Thursday and a third yesterday, the Red Sox have rebuilt their starting rotation this offseason almost as quickly as …

Red Sox revamp rotation with additions of Porcello, Miley and Masterson

Friday, December 12, 2014

SAN DIEGO – Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation. The Detroit Tigers were happy to take …

A look at the new Sox, former Sox

Friday, December 12, 2014

Last season’s statistics for players acquired and dealt away by the Red Sox at the winter meetings: New Sox Rick Porcello – 15-13, 3.43 ERA, 32 G (31 GS), 204.2 IP, 1.231 WHIP Wade Miley – 8-12, 4.34 ERA, 33 G (33 GS), 201.1 IP, 1.401 WHIP Justin …

Cherington wishes he had more talks with Lester

Thursday, December 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO – Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington said he wishes he had a little more conversation with Jon Lester last season. Only hours after getting a goodbye call from Lester around 10 p.m. Tuesday before it …

Red Sox acquire pitcher Miley from D-Backs for De La Rosa, Webster

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Boston Red Sox made a move to boost their rotation yesterday by acquiring Wade Miley in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks, multiple sources reported. The Red Sox reportedly sent Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster and a minor leaguer to be determined later to Arizona …

Lester’s decision reportedly down to Cubs and Giants

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

According to Fox’s Ken Rosenthal, the Jon Lester free agency sweepstakes has come down to the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants. Rosenthal, a reporter for MLB on Fox and MLB Network insider, wrote on Twitter yesterday …

Matsuzaka returns to Japan to pitch for Softbank

Saturday, December 6, 2014

FUKUOKA, Japan – Daisuke Matsuzaka signed a contract with the Softbank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League after eight years in Major League Baseball. The 34-year-old right-hander, who went 3-3 with 78 strikeouts and a 3.89 ERA for the New York Mets in 2014, led the Pacific League in …