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  • NewKimbrel open to entering in non-save situations
    Though the ninth inning will still be the time Red Sox right-hander Craig Kimbrel is called on most often, the dominant closer sounded open to manager Alex Cora's idea of deploying him in higher-leverage situations earlier in the game when needed.
    - 3 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 1:23pm -
  • New'Big picture' on Pedroia's mind during rehab
    For Dustin Pedroia, missing Opening Day -- and perhaps a few weeks after that -- will be a small price to pay for getting his career back.
    - 5 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 11:25am -
  • NewPitching staff getting tips from Pedro
    At one moment on Friday morning, arguably the best pitcher in Red Sox history was in a catcher's stance working with Eduardo Rodriguez on flat ground. About five minutes later, Pedro Martinez had moved to the bullpen where he spotted something slight…
    - 24 hours ago 16 Feb 18, 4:41pm -
  • Hanley a disciple of -- who else? -- Tom Brady
    Red Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez no longer does any heavy lifting. Instead, he has put all his focus into strengthening his smaller muscles.
    - 1 day ago 16 Feb 18, 3:42pm -
  • Source: Red Sox, Nunez agree to 1-year deal
    The Red Sox have agreed to a deal with super-utility man Eduardo Nunez, pending a physical, a source told MLB.com on Thursday.
    - 2 days ago 15 Feb 18, 9:10pm -
  • Bogaerts looks to regain power stroke
    Now unburdened of the right hand injury he played the entire second half with last season, Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts expects a significant uptick in his performance in 2018.
    - 2 days ago 15 Feb 18, 3:35pm -
  • Tale of the fantasy tape: Red Sox vs. Yanks
    Few rivalries in baseball -- or any sport, for that matter -- can match the history and intensity of the one between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Before these storied franchises take the field in '18, let's get a head start on assessi…
    - 2 days ago 15 Feb 18, 2:03pm -
  • Betts' focus: Get to October, then win it all
    Star right fielder Mookie Betts had no qualms after sitting through his arbitration hearing with the Red Sox last month, in which he was awarded a $10.5 million salary for this season.
    - 2 days ago 15 Feb 18, 12:11pm -
  • Wright addresses domestic violence incident
    Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright faces some uncertainty when it comes to his status for the start of the season.
    - 3 days ago 14 Feb 18, 2:26pm -
  • Red Sox continue to monitor J.D., others
    As winter gave way to the official start of Spring Training on Wednesday, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski remained in a holding pattern in his quest to add a big bat to his lineup. As long as J.D. Martinez is still out there…
    - 3 days ago 14 Feb 18, 2:15pm -

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  • NewIndians sign OF Rajai Davis, hit big HR in 2016 World Series
    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Cleveland Indians have signed free agent Rajai Davis to a minor league contract, bringing back the speedy outfielder who hit one of the biggest home runs in team history.The Indians announced the deal with the 37-year-old Davi…
    - 1 hour ago 17 Feb 18, 3:23pm -
  • NewCubs newcomer Morrow set to close in revamped bullpen
    MESA, Ariz. — Brandon Morrow has pitched in just about every role during his 11 seasons in the majors.Except as a full-time closer for a championship contender.That will change this year, as Morrow is expected to fill the spot for the Chicago Cubs.…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 3:02pm -
  • NewGibbons says RHP Sanchez key part of Blue Jays rotation
    DUNEDIN, Fla. — To have a healthy chance at a playoff spot this season, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons figures Toronto needs a totally healed Aaron Sanchez.Sanchez was an All-Star in 2016 when he went 15-2 with an American League-leading 3.00 ERA.…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 2:48pm -
  • NewOrioles' Machado ready to play shortstop ignore trade talk
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Manny Machado reported to the Baltimore Orioles' spring training camp on Saturday and was ready to move — to shortstop, that is.As far as whether he'll end up on another team anytime soon, the All-Star says he isn't concentrating…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 2:28pm -
  • NewRed Sox notebook: Manager Alex Cora says players will be well rested this season
    FORT MYERS — The Red Sox are not going to be a tired group if manager Alex Cora has his way.Cora said yesterday it’s his intention to give the regulars more rest this season. That includes pitchers and position players.“We’ll sit down with th…
    - 17 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 12:00am -
  • NewBuckley: Smart move was for Red Sox to keep Jackie Bradley Jr.
    FORT MYERS — For all the criticism Dave Dombrowski has received this offseason for not making any moves, here’s one non-move Red Sox fans should embrace: No Deal Dave didn’t deal away Jackie Bradley Jr.Bradley was in the news during the late fa…
    - 17 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 12:00am -
  • NewSlimmer Hanley Ramirez feels good, sees big season ahead
    FORT MYERS -- J.D. Martinez is still out there, which means there’s still a chance the best power hitter on the market could end up hitting third or fourth for the Red Sox on Opening Day.But there’s also a chance he doesn’t. And in that scenari…
    - 17 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 12:00am -
  • NewFreese thinks Pirates need to develop sense of urgency
    BRADENTON, Fla. — David Freese thinks the Pittsburgh Pirates need to have a serious mindset adjustment if they want to compete in the stacked NL Central."The last two years, we didn't do as well as we could have because of our environment. That's…
    - 20 hours ago 16 Feb 18, 8:45pm -
  • NewDan Straily, Brandon Maurer lose in salary arbitration
    PHOENIX — Pitchers Dan Straily of Miami and Brandon Maurer of Kansas City lost their salary arbitration cases Friday, leaving players with an 11-10 lead with only Cincinnati second baseman Scooter Gennett awaiting a decision.The 22 hearings are th…
    - 22 hours ago 16 Feb 18, 6:33pm -
  • NewAP source: Mets, Vargas agree to $16 million, 2-year deal
    Turns out, the New York Mets were ready and willing to spend this winter. More than just a few bucks, too.All-Star pitcher Jason Vargas and the Mets agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract Friday, adding depth to a New York rotation that's been ri…
    - 24 hours ago 16 Feb 18, 4:45pm -

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  • NewRick Porcello knows what he did wrong -- and how to fix it
    For Rick Porcello, everything comes back to his sinker.While some players will equivocate in assessing what caused a down season, Porcello has been upfront about it this spring. The right-hander has the specific diagnosis for why his 2017 didn't live…
    - 3 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 1:47pm -
  • NewHanley Ramirez taking a lesson from Tom Brady
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Coming off a career-worst batting average and sizeable drop in production, Red Sox DH Hanley Ramirez turned to a new offseason workout routine — he's following Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady's TB12 method. Ramirez, 34, fe…
    - 6 hours ago 17 Feb 18, 10:14am -
  • NewHanley Ramirez looks for big return after embracing TB12 method
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Coming off a career-worst batting average and sizeable drop in production, Red Sox DH Hanley Ramirez turned to a new offseason workout routine — he's following Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady's TB12 method. The 34-yea…
    - 23 hours ago 16 Feb 18, 5:42pm -
  • NewBetts and Bogaerts getting more expensive every year
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Two years ago, the Red Sox paid Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts $1.2 million — combined. In return, they received nearly 13 wins above replacement, according to Fangraphs. This year, the Sox will pay the pair just north of $1…
    - 24 hours ago 16 Feb 18, 4:59pm -
  • Report: Eduardo Nunez agrees to 1-year deal with Red Sox
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — According to FanRag Sports, the Red Sox have agreed to a one-year deal with infielder Eduardo Núñez, pending a physical.   That’s not a small matter, given the knee injury that robbed Núñez of the final month of the regu…
    - 2 days ago 15 Feb 18, 7:00pm -
  • Red Sox banking on Alex Cora for improvement in clubhouse relations
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — The day Boston announced John Farrell's dismissal as manager, Dave Dombrowski was mum on the exact reasoning behind it. In spring training, the returning Red Sox are shedding light, if not quite details, on why the club felt a ch…
    - 2 days ago 15 Feb 18, 3:59pm -
  • Pedro Martinez taking a more hands-on approach this spring training
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — A dozen pitches into his bullpen session Thursday, Brandon Workman was frustrated, muttering to himself as his fastballs weren't quite spotted where he wanted them. Watching from behind, Pedro Martinez stepped in and tinkered wit…
    - 2 days ago 15 Feb 18, 3:20pm -
  • Possible contract extensions for Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts getting more expensive
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Two years ago, the Red Sox paid Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts $1.2 million — combined. In return, they received nearly 13 wins above replacement, according to Fangraphs.This year, the Sox will pay the pair just north of $17.…
    - 2 days ago 15 Feb 18, 10:26am -
  • Chris Sale aiming for more of a build-up this spring
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Chris Sale's first spring training pitch a year ago clocked in at 97 mph.Don't expect that again in 2018.In analyzing his 2017 season, Sale and the Red Sox have decided to use spring training more as a build-up period than they d…
    - 3 days ago 14 Feb 18, 4:24pm -
  • Steven Wright addresses December arrest
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Steven Wright addressed his December 8 arrest for domestic assault for the first time on Wednesday.Wright was arrested after an incident with his wife, Shannon, at his offseason home in Tennessee."It’s really hard on a personal…
    - 3 days ago 14 Feb 18, 1:48pm -

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