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A look at what’s on the Red Sox truck headed for spring training

Thursday, February 11, 2016

What’s on the truck The Boston Red Sox loaded up the truck and headed to spring training on Wednesday. What’s on the 53-foot truck, you may wonder. Well, for starters: ∎ 1,100 bats ∎ 20,400 baseballs ∎ 20 cases of bubble gum ∎ 60 cases of sunflower seeds ∎ 200 batting gloves ∎ 200 batting helmets ∎ 400 t-shirts ∎ 400 pairs of socks ∎ 320 batting practice tops ∎ 160 white game jerseys ∎ 300 pairs of pants …

Ross, Red Sox agree to $1.25 million, 1-year contract

Saturday, January 30, 2016

BOSTON – Pitcher Robbie Ross and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration. Ross can earn a $25,000 performance bonus under Friday’s agreement, either for 60 games or 60 innings. A 26-year-old left-hander, Ross was 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 54 relief appearances last …

Red Sox’s Ramirez embracing idea of moving to first base for 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. – Hanley Ramirez doesn’t expect any setbacks playing another new position with the Boston Red Sox this season. Ramirez, a shortstop for most of his career, struggled to adjust after moving to left field last year, leading the team to relocate him to first base in 2016. “I’ve always been an infielder, so it’s going to be easy,” Ramirez said Saturday …

Big Papi reflects on strong year despite team woes

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BOSTON – David Ortiz heard the chatter early in the year, questioning what he had left, and responded with another strong season. Despite going 0-for-3 in Boston’s 2-0 victory over Baltimore Sunday, the 39-year-old Ortiz entered the final …

Boston rookie E-Rod halts Yanks’ playoff push for 10th win

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NEW YORK – John Ryan Murphy hustled into second base, took off his shin guard, then turned to the umpire and asked for time. “You’re out,” Ryan said Tim Welke told him. That’s about as good as it …

3 games, 3 shutouts for Red Sox over Orioles

Monday, September 28, 2015

BOSTON – If the Boston Red Sox had pitched anything close to this all season, things would have been much different. The Red Sox closed out their 2015 home schedule by blanking the Baltimore Orioles for the third …

Red Sox empty bullpen, use seven pitchers to shut out Orioles

Saturday, September 26, 2015

BOSTON – Craig Breslow had a lot of new thoughts before his first start. It didn’t seem to bother him on the mound. First-time starter Breslow and six relievers combined on a five-hitter, and the Boston Red Sox …

Red Sox hire former Braves GM Frank Wren

Saturday, September 26, 2015

BOSTON – The Red Sox hired former Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren as senior vice president of baseball operations, a day after Mike Hazen was promoted to general manager. Boston’s move, announced Friday, was the latest change …

Hill pitches two-hit shutout and fans 10 as Red Sox beat Orioles, 7-0

Saturday, September 26, 2015

BOSTON – Rich Hill had to first show he could be a starter again in, of all places, the independent league. He’s certainly proving it in the big leagues, too. Hill kept up his startling comeback, pitching a …

Red Sox name Mike Hazen general manager

Friday, September 25, 2015

BOSTON – Dave Dombrowski didn’t have to go far in his search for a new general manager – as it turned out, his man was already in the office. Dombrowski stayed in-house by hiring Mike Hazen as general …

Ortiz homers, but Red Sox fall to Rays, 4-2

Friday, September 25, 2015

BOSTON – The milestones keep piling up for David Ortiz. So do the losses for the Boston Red Sox. Ortiz eclipsed the 100-RBI mark for the ninth time with his 36th homer, but Wade Miley’s strong outing unraveled …

Red Sox drop second straight to Rays, stay in last place

Thursday, September 24, 2015

BOSTON – Drew Smyly pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, and John Jaso’s two-run double keyed a three-run eighth to carry Tampa Bay to a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, keeping the Rays …

Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2: Owens fades, Sox fall

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

BOSTON – Matt Moore helped keep Tampa Bay’s stay in last place a short one. Moore settled down after a rocky start and allowed the Rays’ hitters to do the same as Tampa Bay rallied to a 5-2 …

Red Sox climb out of AL East cellar with win over Tampa Bay

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

BOSTON – Xander Bogaerts hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to lift Boston to an 8-7 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday night, moving the Red Sox out of the AL East’s basement and ahead of …

Hill, last-place Red Sox win series from 1st-place Blue Jays

Monday, September 21, 2015

TORONTO – Less than two months ago, Rich Hill was pitching for the Long Island Ducks in an independent league. On Sunday, the 35-year-old lefty took the mound for the Boston Red Sox and struck out 10 against …