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Pedroia to come off disabled list Friday

The Red Sox plan to activate Dustin Pedroia from the disabled list Friday, and he'll either make his season debut that night against the Braves or on Saturday, said manager Alex Cora.

Posted on 24 May 2018 | 9:12 pm

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Velazquez returns from DL; Poyner sent down

The Red Sox returned right-handed pitcher Hector Velazquez from his injury rehabilitation assignment and activated him from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday. To make room for Velazquez on the 25-man roster, left-handed pitcher Bobby Poyner was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket following Wednesday's game against the Rays.

Posted on 24 May 2018 | 2:22 pm

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Porcello faces familiar foe going for 5 in a row

Right-hander Rick Porcello will try to keep his solid start to the season going when he pitches for the sweep of this three-game series against the Rays. Porcello has already faced Tampa Bay three times this season, going 2-0 with a 3.10 ERA. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

Posted on 24 May 2018 | 4:33 am

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Bogaerts extends win streak to 4 with late RBI

The Red Sox capitalized on a few ninth-inning miscues by the Rays to clinch the three-game series. Xander Bogaerts' go-ahead RBI double snapped an 0-for-13 hitless stretch during the three-run frame. Former teammates and good friends David Price and Chris Archer both tossed six innings of one-run ball.

Posted on 24 May 2018 | 4:13 am

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J.D. proof that one never knows the future

For all the numbers we have now in baseball, for all who now worship at the Church of Analytics, there is still no number or set of numbers that can measure with any certainty what a player can become. So it was with J.D. Martinez, who right now, this minute, is one of the best hitters in the game, but was released by the Astros in Spring Training in 2014.

Posted on 23 May 2018 | 6:01 pm

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Leading man: Betts hits MLB-best 16th HR

Mookie Betts continues to play the role of slugger from the leadoff spot for the Red Sox. The star right fielder smashed a three-run homer over the wall in left in the top of the third to give the Red Sox a lead they wouldn't relinquish in an eventual 4-2 win over the Rays on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.

Posted on 23 May 2018 | 4:01 am

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Sale K's 9, dominates Rays for fifth victory

Chris Sale had his lethal fastball and putaway slider working in concert on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field, flustering the Rays and leading the Red Sox to a 4-2 victory in the opener of a three-game series.

Posted on 23 May 2018 | 3:31 am

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Pomeranz pushed back to work on mechanics

Red Sox left-hander Drew Pomeranz, who has had a tough start to the season, will be pushed back a couple of days in the rotation and will take his next turn on Saturday -- at which time he will have seven days of rest.

Posted on 22 May 2018 | 10:52 pm

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Martinez named AL Player of the Week

Major League Baseball recognized last week's top performers on Monday by announcing Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez as the American League Player of the Week and Giants veteran Brandon Belt as the National League Player of the Week, presented by W.B. Mason.

Posted on 21 May 2018 | 7:04 pm

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Inbox: Should J.D. move up to three-hole?

Should J.D. Martinez move up to the three-hole in the Red Sox's lineup? Sox fans are curious in the latest Inbox.

Posted on 21 May 2018 | 4:51 pm

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J.D. hits 2 dingers, tied for MLB lead with 15

J.D. Martinez continues to be red-hot, as he belted a pair of homers in Sunday afternoon's 5-0 win against the Orioles at Fenway Park.

Posted on 20 May 2018 | 10:48 pm

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Martinez, Benintendi rake; E-Rod stellar vs. O's

J.D. Martinez hit two homers to give him 15 on the season and tie him with Mookie Betts for the Major League lead in dingers, while Andrew Benintendi added a two-run shot and Eduardo Rodriguez tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a win over the Orioles on Sunday.

Posted on 20 May 2018 | 10:47 pm

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Hanley continues to be every kid's BFF

Hanley continues to be every kid's BFF

Posted on 20 May 2018 | 7:30 pm

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Betts (15th HR), Benintendi back Porcello in win

Boston's 1-2 punch of leadoff man Mookie Betts and No. 2 hitter Andrew Benintendi supported a strong pitching performance by Rick Porcello in leading the Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Orioles on Saturday night at Fenway Park. Betts and Benintendi smashed back-to-back homers in the bottom of the fifth to snap a 1-1 tie. For Betts, it was his MLB-leading 15th homer of the season.

Posted on 20 May 2018 | 4:05 am

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De La Guerra stays red-hot for Sea Dogs

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.

Posted on 19 May 2018 | 6:29 am

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Betts sends 14th homer over Green Monster

Red Sox leadoff man Mookie Betts had been plenty busy roaring around the bases on this homestand, belting a succession of hits. In his second at-bat on Friday, he finally gave himself the luxury of trotting around the bases.

Posted on 19 May 2018 | 5:05 am

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Pomeranz has rough outing as Sox fall to O's

Another spotty performance by Drew Pomeranz in Friday night's 7-4 loss to the Orioles Friday night at Fenway Park created an opening for knuckleballer Steven Wright to eat up some innings in the bullpen.

Posted on 19 May 2018 | 4:56 am

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Xander thinks he can elevate game to new level

Just over a quarter of the way into the season, Xander Bogaerts already has more than half as many home runs as he hit in 2017.

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 4:34 am

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J.D. stays red-hot with HR, exits with illness

J.D. Martinez wasted no time continuing his recent power surge when he belted a two-run homer into the bleachers in center field to give the Red Sox a quick lead over the Orioles in the bottom of the first inning on Thursday night in a 6-2 win at Fenway Park.

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 4:14 am

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Price turns in vintage outing with CG vs. O's

David Price was an efficient, strike-throwing machine on Thursday night at Fenway Park, turning in his best performance of the season and one of his best as a member of the Red Sox. The lefty came one pitch away from throwing his fourth career shutout but settled for a complete game as the Red Sox rolled to a 6-2 victory over the Orioles to increase their Major League-leading total in wins to 30.

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 4:11 am

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Betts gets huge jumps, runs wild on steals

Betts gets huge jumps, runs wild on steals

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 4:04 am

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Pedro, Boggs, Lowe to play in alumni game

The Red Sox are bringing back the Old-Timers Game for the first time in a quarter-century, giving fans a chance to see some of the greatest performers and characters in team history perform on May 27 in a three-inning game scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Posted on 17 May 2018 | 10:18 pm

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After 1st quarter, what do we know about Sox?

At the quarter-season mark, the American League East has basically been a clash between traditional heavyweights, New York and Boston. However, there's a lot of baseball to be played in the summer of 2018. Will the Yankees or Red Sox run away with it? Or will the Blue Jays, Orioles or Rays find a way to fight their way back into contention? Here's a look at where each of the teams in the AL East stacks up with three-quarters of the season remaining.

Posted on 17 May 2018 | 1:18 pm

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Dingers, ace end Sox's two-game slide vs. A's

With the Red Sox clinging to a one-run lead in the sixth, Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer over the Green Monster to break the game open on Wednesday night. J.D. Martinez got the scoring started for Boston with a two-run shot while ace Chris Sale fanned nine over five innings.

Posted on 17 May 2018 | 4:19 am

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Swihart staying positive despite trade request

Seldom-used Blake Swihart is keeping a positive attitude amid a report that his agent asked the Red Sox to trade him.

Posted on 16 May 2018 | 10:34 pm

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Cora doesn't feel he over-used Smith out of 'pen

Red Sox manager Alex Cora doesn't agree with the assertion from Carson Smith that the righty's shoulder subluxation that occurred when he threw his glove Monday in the dugout could have been caused by fatigue.

Posted on 16 May 2018 | 10:19 pm

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Inconsistency remains Rodriguez's nemesis

Inconsistency continues to be Eduardo Rodriguez's biggest nemesis. Five days after his best start of the season, the lefty was sluggish early and the Red Sox never recovered, falling, 5-3, to the Athletics.

Posted on 16 May 2018 | 5:11 am

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Dombrowski: Swihart provides catching depth

Though Blake Swihart continues to play infrequently, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski stood by the decision on Tuesday to keep him on the roster.

Posted on 16 May 2018 | 1:18 am

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Sox hit Manaea, but drop opener to A's

The Red Sox showed hints of a comeback on Monday night at Fenway Park but could never close the gap all the way, taking a 6-5 loss to the Athletics in the opener of a seven-game homestand.

Posted on 15 May 2018 | 3:11 am

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J.D.'s 1B denies Manaea another try at history

After being no-hit by Sean Manaea in Oakland on April 20, the Red Sox fared better in their rematch against the talented left-hander on Monday night. J.D. Martinez smacked a single up the middle to open the second inning, ensuring that the Red Sox wouldn't be on the wrong side of history again.

Posted on 15 May 2018 | 12:10 am

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The Red Sox held an impromptu dugout concert

Red Sox held an impromptu dugout concert

Posted on 14 May 2018 | 11:42 pm

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Wright rejoins Red Sox in a relief role

Back from his 15-game suspension and healthy again following extensive surgery on his right knee, Steven Wright rejoined the Red Sox on Monday as a reliever.

Posted on 14 May 2018 | 10:06 pm

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Mookie makes amazing 5-star diving catch

Mookie Betts kept the Blue Jays off the board with a brilliant diving catch at Rogers Centre on Sunday afternoon to rob shortstop Richard Urena of extra bases in the Red Sox's 5-3 win.

Posted on 13 May 2018 | 10:22 pm

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J.D. rakes, Sox take series over Jays

J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer and an RBI single to power the Red Sox's 5-3 win -- and series victory -- over the Blue Jays on Sunday at Rogers Centre. Mitch Moreland notched an RBI with a bases-loaded walk, and Xander Bogaerts brought home a run with a groundout. Boston starter Drew Pomeranz struggled with command, striking out six but walking five over four frames, while Toronto's Joe Biagini yielded four runs in 4 2/3 innings. The Jays' offense came in the third inning, on Justin Smoak's two-run double and Russell Martin's RBI single.

Posted on 13 May 2018 | 10:15 pm

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Hanley tests catching skills in Sox dugout

Hanley tests catching skills in Sox dugout

Posted on 13 May 2018 | 5:55 pm

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Red Sox's Top 30 Prospects list

Who do the Red Sox have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Boston's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.

Posted on 28 February 2017 | 9:56 pm

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