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Healthy Will Middlebrooks looks to revitalize career in San Diego

Tuesday, March 3, 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 Tuesday. “It was a process …

Red Sox, Boston College honor ALS-stricken Frates

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — They all wore No. 3, and every player on the Boston Red Sox and Boston College had the same name on their jersey, too. This exhibition game at JetBlue Park on Tuesday was all about Pete Frates. Frates had that number when he played center field at Boston College. Now 30, the man who helped inspire the Ice …

Buchholz, Porcello pitch Red Sox past Northeastern, Boston College

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — 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 Tuesday. Rick Porcello relieved Buchholz and retired six straight batters as the Red Sox staff …

Who’s the ace? Red Sox starters want to prove they have many

Friday, February 27, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Who’s the ace? It’s a question the Boston Red Sox have been asked to address since Jon Lester was traded last summer and then signed a $155 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs …

David Ortiz is worried about his bank account due to pace-of-play fines

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate. He sounded prepared to pay for it. “I might run out of money,” Ortiz said during a colorful rant Wednesday about the new pace-of-play rule …

Moncada arrives at Red Sox facility

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Yoan Moncada arrived Wednesday at the spring training headquarters of the Boston Red Sox, another step toward completion of a hefty contract for the 19-year-old Cuban. The Red Sox and Moncada’s agent reached an …

David Ortiz: ‘My belly hasn’t grown like Panda’

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Big Papi arrived at spring training with a weighty quip about new teammate Pablo Sandoval. “My belly hasn’t grown like Panda,” David Ortiz said Tuesday, joking about new Boston Red Sox teammate Sandoval. Ortiz, …

Risky pursuit of Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada underscores Red Sox commitment

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox are all in on Cuba, with their pursuit of acclaimed prospect Yoan Moncada the latest example. Moncada’s representative, David Hastings, said Tuesday he is hopeful the contract with a $31.5 …

Loss of PawSox will devastate city, officials say

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — For 40 years, Pawtucket resident Mike Shloul has lived within walking distance of McCoy Stadium, where the PawSox have played home games since 1973. “I felt like somebody died,” Shloul said of hearing the news …

Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli glad offseason is finally over

Monday, February 23, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Like many Bostonians that make the trip south in February, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is glad spring training is finally here. Sure he’s relieved to leave behind over five feet of snow …

Investors purchasing PawSox, moving team to Providence

Monday, February 23, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A group of investors headlined by Red Sox president Larry Lucchino announced Monday they had purchased the Pawtucket Red Sox and would relocate the team to Rhode Island’s capital. Lucchino and several Rhode Island businessmen purchased the Triple-A baseball club for an undisclosed price from …

Jon Lester ready to help Cubs take step toward a winning culture

Monday, February 23, 2015

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Jon Lester has been through this before. He knows all about a desperate fans base going through a difficult drought. He’s seen an organization go through a sharp cultural change. He knows what it’s …

Red Sox extend manager John Farrell’s contract through 2017

Sunday, February 22, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox hoped to work out a new deal for manager John Farrell before they opened camp. They nearly got it done. So while Boston pitchers and catchers held their first …