Enes Kanter officially became a member of the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, and he wasted no time winning over the fans. First, Kanter trolled ex-Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving with a hilarious comment during he and Kemba Walker’s introductory press conference Wednesday at the Auerbach Center. Don’t be surprised to see Kanter watching the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park sometime soon.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 8:27 pm
The Boston Red Sox were able to add depth to their rotation with the acquisition of starting pitcher Andrew Cashner, but before completing a trade with the Baltimore Orioles over the weekend, at least one National League team was interested in his services. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday the Philadelphia Phillies were interested in Cashner, but ultimately decided to pass with the non-waiver trade deadline approaching. Here’s why: *The Phillies had interest in right-hander Andrew Cashner before the Orioles traded him to the Red Sox, but backed off in part due to concerns about the pitcher’s makeup.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 3:30 pm
Dave Dombrowski isn’t afraid to pull the trigger on a trade. The Red Sox president of baseball operations has built a reputation over the years for his willingness to part with blue-chip prospects for proven veterans. In 2018, Dombrowski made the moves to bring postseason heroes Nathan Eovaldi and Steve Pearce to Boston.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 2:45 am
If you take a look back at the 2018 Red Sox regular season schedule, you’ll see the defending champions were a model of consistency. The 2019 Red Sox have had their moments, sure, but ultimately they haven’t been able to gain any sort of traction. Because of that inconsistency, Boston finds itself nine games back in the American League East and two games behind in the Wild Card race with two-and-a-half months of regular season baseball remaining.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 10:19 pm
A between-starts bullpen doesn’t generally require the attendance of the entire pitching staff, but this was no ordinary pitcher. When Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale took the mound hours before Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays in advance of Thursday’s start vs. them, he was greeted by a dozen teammates pressed against the bullpen fence to watch him throw, including virtually every pitcher on the roster and both catchers. They were there to see if they could pick up something that pitching coach Dana LeVangie, manager Alex Cora, or bullpen coach Craig Bjornson had missed, but also to provide encouragement to the most important member of the staff during his most trying season.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:53 pm
On Tuesday, the reactions from the Red Sox’s decision to designate veteran infielder Eduardo Nuñez for assignment are surfacing. First, Nuñez thanked the Red Sox organization for “all the great moments” in Boston. Rafael Devers, Boston’s stud third baseman, expressed surprise at the move on Tuesday.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 8:10 pm
Eduardo Nuñez’s career with the Boston Red Sox didn’t have the ideal ending, but he has plenty of fond memories to cherish from his time with the historic MLB franchise. Nuñez delivered a message to Red Sox fans, via ESPN’s Marly Rivera, after the team decided to designate him for assignment Monday. “I’d like to thank all Red Sox fans for all the great moments we shared and the amazing experience of being World Champions.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 8:01 pm
Back in May journeyman Edwin Jackson debuted with the Toronto Blue Jays. When he did so, he made history by suiting up for a record 14th different team in his 17-year big league career. Sadly the 14th time wasn’t the charm, as Jackson has been knocked around pretty good with Toronto, posting an 11.12 ERA in 28 and a third innings over eight appearances, five of which came as starts.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 7:12 pm
This award honors active players who demonstarate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game. Yes, that’s the same Sandoval who put up career lows with the Red Sox in 2015 after signing a five-year, $90 million contract and played just three games in 2016 after showing up to training camp overweight.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 6:41 pm
The Boston Red Sox have sent their saves leader to the minor leagues. The team announced Tuesday it has optioned right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Brasier to Triple-A Pawtucket, while also calling up left-handed pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez from the PawSox. Brasier leads the Red Sox with seven saves this season, three more than Matt Barnes and Brandon Workman in second place.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 6:29 pm
Ryan Brasier, who helped solidify the Boston bullpen last season, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. Brasier (2-3, 4.24 ERA) has been scored upon in three of his past four appearances, including giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits in two-thirds of an inning Monday night in a 10-8 home win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The right-hander was a surprise last season, when he came up in July and went 2-0 with a 1.60 ERA in 33 2/3 innings, pitching in the majors for the first time since 2013 with the Los Angeles Angels.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 6:26 pm
In 1988, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson celebrated one of the most epic home runs in Major League Baseball history. A few years ago, Gibson reportedly apologized to Oakland Athletics pitcher Dennis Eckersley for the way Gibson celebrated the hit, former Red Sox announcer Don Orsillo told Chad Finn of the Boston Globe. Gibson “is unloading .
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:55 pm
Michael Chavis’s first inning grand slam, the first of his career, opened up Monday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays and eventually led the Red Sox to a 10-8 victory. The shot over the Green Monster made Chavis the first Sox rookie since Mookie Betts in 2014 to hit a grand slam. It also improved his case in the American League Rookie of the Year Award race.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 5:27 pm
Dustin Pedroia was the last Boston Red Sox player to win American League Rookie of the Year in 2007, and Michael Chavis is doing his best to potentially join the veteran second baseman among the award’s winners. Chavis blasted a grand slam in Boston’s 10-8 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on Monday night, becoming the first Red Sox rookie to do it since Mookie Betts in 2014. The 23-year-old first baseman now leads AL rookies with 52 RBI.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 3:42 pm
The Boston Red Sox have won five of their last seven games despite some less-than-stellar pitching. Bogaerts stayed scorching hot Monday night, going 3-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored to help the Red Sox defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 at Fenway Park. With that performance, the Sox shortstop now has recorded at least one hit, one RBI and one run scored in seven consecutive games.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 2:39 pm