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Brandon Magee switches from Buccaneers to Red Sox

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — On Tuesday, Brandon Magee was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker. On Wednesday, he became a Boston Red Sox outfielder. A day after he was cut by the Bucs, Magee reported to minor league spring training. Magee played both sports at Arizona State, wasn’t picked in the 2013 NFL draft and signed with the Dallas Cowboys. He was released, signed by Cleveland and played in eight …

David Ortiz, Mike Napoli return as Red Sox beat Twins 5-4

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played since March 16. Ortiz struck out, grounded into a forceout and popped out against Tommy Milone, dropping his average to .222 (4 …

MLB 2015: Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. There it was, printed across the top of a practice schedule posted in the clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium. Simple and direct, from manager …

Mike Napoli homers twice for Red Sox in loss to Pittsburgh

Saturday, March 14, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mike Napoli hit two solo home runs for the Boston Red Sox in a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Napoli connected in his only two at-bats, both times against Gerrit …

Red Sox finish $31.5M deal with Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada

Friday, March 13, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Having finalized a contract for a record $31.5 million signing bonus, 19-year-old Yoan Moncada likely will start his minor league career this season at Greenville of the Class A South Atlantic League. “My goal …

David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval homer, Red Sox top Pirates

Thursday, March 12, 2015

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A.J. Burnett had little trouble the first time through Boston’s batting order. The second time around was different. Burnett left with runners on in the third inning, David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval followed with …

A-Rod hits first spring homer in Yankees’ 10-6 loss to Red Sox

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez erased any personal doubts about regaining his power with one big swing. Rodriguez hit his first home run since returning to the Yankees following a drug suspension and Chris Capuano was forced out …

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred interested in playing in Cuba

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. — Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball is talking with the U.S. government about playing exhibition games in Cuba. President Barack Obama said in December the U.S. was re-establishing relations with the communist island nation. “I …

Masterson pitches 3 perfect innings, Red Sox beat Rays

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox starter Justin Masterson kept up his strong spring by pitching three perfect innings Tuesday in a 5-1 win over the split-squad Tampa Bay Rays. “Able to throw strikes, be in the …

Wacha goes 2 perfect innings, Cardinals lose to Red Sox 3-0

Monday, March 9, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. — Michael Wacha hopes to put an injury-filled 2014 behind. Wacha retired all six batters he faced in his spring training debut, and six Boston Red Sox pitchers combined on a six-hitter in a 3-0 victory …

Ramirez hits loud double as Red Sox lose to Marlins 5-3

Friday, March 6, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Hanley Ramirez showed the kind of power the Boston Red Sox are hoping for. Ramirez hit a loud 400-foot RBI double in the fifth inning of Friday’s 5-3 loss to the Miami Marlins, which …

Lester pitches 2 scoreless innings in spring debut with Cubs

Friday, March 6, 2015

MESA, Ariz. — For Jon Lester, it was just the beginning of the road to opening day. Nothing more, nothing less. Lester pitched two scoreless innings Friday in his spring debut with the Chicago Cubs, who lost 5-2 to the Cincinnati Reds. The veteran left-hander got Billy Hamilton …

Torii Hunter makes Twins return in 9-8 win over Red Sox

Friday, March 6, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Torii Hunter drove in a run in his first plate appearance with the Minnesota Twins in eight years, helping defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-8 on Thursday night. Hunter, who played for the Twins from 1997-2007, finished 1-for-3. He started in right field, …