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FILE - In this March 24, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz speaks during a news conference in Sarasota, Fla. Ortiz says he "never knowingly took any steroids" and he's definitely a Hall of Famer.  The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter come in a column Thursday, March 26, 2015, for The Players' Tribune, a website founded by Derek Jeter that gives professional athletes a platform. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

Friday, March 27, 2015

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in a column Thursday for The Players’ Tribune, a website founded by Derek Jeter that gives professional athletes a platform. Ortiz also voiced …

Julio Teheran labors into the sixth, Braves beat Buchholz, Boston

Friday, March 27, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Julio Teheran labored through 52/3 innings, allowing only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain. …

Red Sox look for a repeat of 2013

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BOSTON — A revamped lineup and change in attitude has the Boston Red Sox looking to repeat a feat they performed just two seasons ago when they went from worst to World Series champions. Like the hip-hop song they blasted in their locker room after the 2013 division and World Series titles were …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …