Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be activated by the Red Sox on Friday after missing Boston’s first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery
Posted: May 24, 2018, 10:26 pm
Brady, whose sister Julie is married to Youkilis, wasn’t on hand. “Tom’s not going to be here tonight. If Youk’s been following every twist and turn of Brady’s offseason – and now, Brady’s absence from OTAs – he didn’t let on.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 10:15 pm
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be activated from the disabled list Friday, manager Alex Cora told reporters. Pedroia has yet to make his season debut after undergoing a cartilage restoration procedure on his left knee in October. Cora said the four-time All-Star will start either Friday or Saturday at home against the Atlanta Braves.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 9:52 pm
When putting together the 2018 Home Run Derby field, Major League Baseball can skip right past the Boston Red Sox roster. Two of Boston’s and the American League’s best home run hitters this season, Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez, confirmed Wednesday they have no intention to participate in this year’s event. The Red Sox sluggers will join New York Yankees homer-hitting machine Aaron Judge on the sidelines.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 4:25 am
The Boston Red Sox didn’t need much offense to win their fourth straight game Wednesday night. The 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was accomplished with six strong innings from David Price and a three-run ninth sparked by an RBI double by Xander Bogaerts. The Rays, who have lost nine of 12 to the Red Sox this season, contributed an error, a wild pitch and a passed ball to the big inning.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 4:10 am
The Boston Red Sox didn’t need much offense to win their fourth straight game Wednesday night. The 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was accomplished with six strong innings from David Price and a three-run ninth sparked by an RBI double by Xander Bogaerts. The Rays, who have lost 9 of 12 to the Red Sox this season, contributed an error, a wild pitch and a passed ball to the big inning.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 2:46 am
May 24 (OPTA) – Box score from Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox on Wednesday
Boston 4, Tampa Bay 1
Boston ab r h rbi bb so avg
Betts rf 2 0 0 0 2 1 .364
Benintendi lf 1
Posted: May 24, 2018, 2:25 am
Earlier, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge more or less cemented what we already knew: that he doesn’t have any interest in defending his Home Run Derby title in July when the All-Star festivities are held at Nationals Park. It sounds like Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez are on the same anti-Derby page. When asked if he had any interested in participating in the Derby, Betts said (via Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe), “Hell no. I don’t hit home runs in BP.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 1:52 am
When the Boston Red Sox signed free agent slugger J.D. Martinez this past offseason, it looked like a match made in baseball heaven. As a right-handed power hitter who’d recently embraced MLB’s fly-ball revolution — to great effect — Martinez fit perfectly into one of the Sox’s longest-standing narratives for building around the quirks of Fenway Park: that the team needs righty mashers to take advantage of the short 310-foot distance to the Green Monster in left field. It’s a strategy that, at times, Boston has been guilty of obsessing over too much — but it still holds a certain logic, given that about half of all home runs at Fenway are hit to left field by right-handed batters.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 7:07 pm
Entering Tuesday night, opposing hitters had swung and missed at Joe Kelly’s changeup 82 percent of the time. Carson Smith’s shoulder injury creates obvious “next-man-up” scenario for the Red Sox bullpen, just as any injury to a significant player would.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 3:36 pm