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Bogaerts, Betts weigh in on Machado's deal

As the Red Sox were finishing out their Spring Training workout on Tuesday, the news started to circulate that Manny Machado had reached agreement on a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres.

Posted on 19 February 2019 | 7:54 pm

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Pedro, Sale wowed by E-Rod's BP outing

Eduardo Rodriguez threw a pitch in the bullpen on Tuesday morning that was so on point, it prompted ace Chris Sale to laugh

Posted on 19 February 2019 | 7:48 pm

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The Sox's Spring Training battle to watch

The next five weeks will see lots of shuffling on Major League rosters. Here are the most intriguing positional battles on each of the 30 MLB clubs.

Posted on 18 February 2019 | 10:20 pm

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Instead of turning page, Red Sox rolling along

As the Red Sox had a ceremonial start of sorts to their World Series title defense with Monday's first full-squad workout, there were no doors closing or pages turned. The way manager Alex Cora looks at it, why would you want to separate yourself from something that was so special?

Posted on 18 February 2019 | 8:58 pm

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Signing Sale to extension a priority for Red Sox

Determined not to repeat the mistake they made with Jon Lester five years ago, Red Sox ownership on Monday voiced a priority to sign ace lefty Chris Sale to a long-term extension.

Posted on 18 February 2019 | 8:25 pm

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Werner: Kimbrel 'extremely unlikely' to rejoin Sox

The Red Sox still haven't named a closer. Craig Kimbrel still hasn't found a home on the free-agent market. However, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner suggests not to read too much into those two independent factors.

Posted on 18 February 2019 | 6:44 pm

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Here are the Red Sox's 2019 Top 30 Prospects

Though the Red Sox have been in win-now mode at the big league level, they have begun to replenish their Minor League talent via the Draft and the international mark.

Posted on 18 February 2019 | 3:57 pm

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Reasons for optimism for each MLB club

On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. Here's an optimism cheat sheet for each of them.

Posted on 18 February 2019 | 1:02 am

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Celtics coach Stevens visits Cora, Red Sox

As Red Sox manager Alex Cora got ready to do his daily press briefing after Sunday's workout, he saw from a distance that the media was preoccupied with another prominent Boston coach.

Posted on 17 February 2019 | 6:46 pm

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J.D. looking to build off monster 2018 campaign

A year ago at this time, J.D. Martinez was sweating away in solitude at his Miami training base, hoping his prolonged free agency would finally end.

Posted on 17 February 2019 | 6:08 pm

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Wright to be full-time reliever for Red Sox in '19

You no longer need to call knuckleballer Steven Wright a swingman. Red Sox manager Alex Cora envisions a defined role for the veteran righty in 2019, and it will consist of him flummoxing hitters in the mid-to-late innings.

Posted on 16 February 2019 | 8:22 pm

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Elite rotation sets tone for Red Sox culture

The Red Sox might wind up boasting the best rotation in the Majors this season, and overpowering stuff will be a prominent reason, but not the only one.

Posted on 16 February 2019 | 6:30 pm

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WATCH: Pedroia takes first BP of spring

Spring Training is underway. Players around the league are stepping back onto the baseball field as they get ready for the 2019 season. MLB.com's beat reporters have you covered with the action from every team's training camp. Keep track of the latest highlights of Spring Training right here.

Posted on 16 February 2019 | 5:00 pm

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Pending free agent Bogaerts open to extension

Xander Bogaerts has been under the employ of the franchise since Aug. 23, 2009, when he signed as an international free agent out of Aruba at the age of 16. He went from a boy to a man with the Red Sox, and from a prospect to a star who will soon collect his second World Series ring. It's hard for him to picture putting on another uniform.

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 7:26 pm

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Pedroia hopes to return, lead off on Opening Day

The bravado that Dustin Pedroia once carried with him as frequently as his bat and glove has been replaced by a cautious optimism. Call the 35-year-old Pedroia wiser and more realistic, which is to be expected after all he has gone through the last year and a half to come back from the toughest injury he has ever had.

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 7:24 pm

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A Twitter user solved Price's uniform mystery

A Twitter user solved Price's uniform mystery

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 4:09 pm

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Where did Betts rank on Top 100 Right Now?

The 2019 MLB season feels so close now. Spring Training has begun. Players are taking the field. So it's time to rank the best of the best.

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 3:00 am

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Red Sox can still win the offseason

We're reluctant to finalize our list of offseason winners because, as you may have heard, there are some prominent unsigned free agents. Not just Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, either.

Posted on 15 February 2019 | 3:00 am

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Prospects who should vie for a roster spot

The 30 prospects below all are getting very long looks this spring with an eye toward breaking camp with the parent club. Even if they start the year in the Minors, they all should get the chance to contribute at some point in the very near future.

Posted on 14 February 2019 | 11:36 pm

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Unburdened Price ready to go back to back

Without question, David Price felt a little lighter on Thursday as he held court with the Boston media to mark the beginning of his fourth season with the Red Sox.

Posted on 14 February 2019 | 8:15 pm

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Was Betts' tale of Verlander a sly humblebrag?

Was Betts' tale of Verlander a sly humblebrag?

Posted on 14 February 2019 | 7:41 pm

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Red Sox notes: Betts, Pedroia, broadcast

Life couldn't be much better for Mookie Betts these days. His team won the World Series last October. Betts won the American League MVP Award that eluded him two years ago. The right fielder won yet another Gold Glove Award -- his third in a row. Betts experienced the joy of his first child being born (a daughter named Kynlee Ivory). Oh, and he won another PBA bowling tournament on Super Bowl Sunday.

Posted on 14 February 2019 | 6:53 pm

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9 comeback candidates to root for this season

A year ago, Danny Farquhar was not going to be in the middle of a spring storyline. That's going to change this spring as he tries to win a spot in the Yankees' bullpen

Posted on 14 February 2019 | 1:00 am

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Sale: 'I'd love to keep playing here'

Ace Chris Sale arrived with the Red Sox a couple of years ago thirsting for the chance to pitch in the playoffs and win a World Series title. As he chased those things, he fell in love with the sports passion of Boston and fit in seamlessly with his new organization.

Posted on 13 February 2019 | 6:43 pm

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Dombrowski: No 'big expenditure' for closer

The first question Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski received at his opening press conference of Spring Training on Wednesday had to do with one of the few players who isn't back from last season's juggernaut.

Posted on 13 February 2019 | 6:10 pm

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Red Sox report with one word in mind: Repeat

The last time a team repeated as World Series champions, you were probably looking for a dial-up modem to get hooked up to the internet. Hopefully you didn't get any Y2K bugs. The 21st century was just a couple of months away. This is to say: It's been a while. In fact, it is long overdue.

Posted on 13 February 2019 | 2:11 pm

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Gold Glover Bradley: I can get better in CF

Jackie Bradley Jr. has had three months to reflect on it. So after finally reeling in the Gold Glove Award that he had been on the cusp of for so many years, what word first came out of his mouth when asked about it on Tuesday?

Posted on 12 February 2019 | 7:37 pm

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30 low-key acquisitions who could pay off big

Fans and analysts spend the entire offseason speculating where the top free agents could go, but sometimes an under-the-radar pickup can end up making a world of difference. As positional competitions begin to heat up at Spring Training camps this month, MLB.com's beat writers were asked to identify one potentially overlooked acquisition for each of the 30 clubs. Here's who they came up with.

Posted on 12 February 2019 | 5:57 pm

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Betts is an awesome football player too

Betts is an awesome football player too

Posted on 12 February 2019 | 5:05 pm

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Uniform patch to mark 150 years of pro baseball

All 30 Major League teams will wear special "MLB 150" patches on their uniforms for the entire 2019 season in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first openly all-salaried professional baseball team.

Posted on 12 February 2019 | 2:09 pm

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Cora: E-Rod in 'best shape of his life'

Two days before the official start of Red Sox Spring Training, manager Alex Cora seemed to enjoy one observation the most as he watched several of his players take part in a voluntary workout.

Posted on 11 February 2019 | 7:34 pm

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Predicting the Red Sox's Opening Day roster

Yes, we still have to get through all of Spring Training, but it's never too early to project the 25-man roster the Red Sox will take to Seattle for Opening Day on March 28.

Posted on 10 February 2019 | 5:08 am

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Red Sox aiming to stay (World Series) course

To put the Red Sox in a strong position to become MLB's first repeat champions since the Yankees won their third straight in 2000, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski felt his best course of action this offseason was to resist change. And who could blame him?

Posted on 8 February 2019 | 4:11 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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