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Boston’s Farrell: Castillo is “exciting, athletic”

Friday, August 22, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo “an exciting, athletic player.” The Cuban defector is expected to show off those talents for Boston soon, perhaps within the next week. Farrell spoke Friday amid multiple media reports that the Red Sox had agreed with Castillo on a $72.5 million, seven-year contract. Red Sox president Larry Lucchino declined to comment. Farrell was aware of Boston’s pursuit of … 0

Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON — Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker threw 6 2-3 inning of no-hit ball and the Angels held on for a 2-0 victory against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night, completing a four-game sweep and … 0

lannetta’s double in 9th lifts Angels over Bosox

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BOSTON — Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston 4-3 on Tuesday night. Brennan Boesch had a ground-rule double with two outs off Uehara (5-3) for the Angels’ first hit … 2

Rookie gets win as Boston beats Yankees 4-3

Friday, August 1, 2014

BOSTON — The game ball that Red Sox right-hander Anthony Ranaudo will treasure from his major league debut wasn’t the one from the final out in Boston’s 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees. Instead, his teammates made … 0

Yoenis Cespedes, Allen Craig arrive at Fenway Park after trade flurry

Friday, August 1, 2014

BOSTON — If Yoenis Cespedes didn’t know much about the Boston Red Sox while growing up in Cuba, he found the perfect person to teach him all about the history of the franchise and its ballpark. The ex-Oakland … 0

Fenway fire sale: Defending champion Red Sox trade 5 players

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BOSTON — The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power. Now they can use some name tags to stick on the jerseys of the newcomers. Nine months after winning the World Series, the Red Sox unloaded five … 0

Cubs acquire struggling LHP Doubront from Red Sox

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHICAGO — Theo Epstein was the first person to take a chance on Felix Doubront. Now he is going to give the struggling left-hander another opportunity. The Chicago Cubs acquired Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday … 0

Rays’ Archer: ‘Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn’t mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had … 0

Cabrera, Dickey lead Blue Jays over Red Sox 14-1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are looking like a team that’ll be playing out the string a little early this season. The defending World Series champions, last in the AL East, lost for the sixth time in … 0

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory. Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a … 0

With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good. Ruling with an assortment of big-bending curveballs, sharp sliders and 100 mph heat, a … 0

All-Star farewell: Jeter takes bow, hits double

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter was a huge hit from the very start in his final All-Star game. Batting leadoff for the American League, the 40-year-old shortstop for the New York Yankees soaked in an ovation that lasted more … 0

Baseball All-Stars congregate as pitchers dominate

Monday, July 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League’s All-Star starter. There was his own Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis Cardinals ace with a 12-4 record and a 1.83 ERA. And there was the Los … 0