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J.D. deal likely means a lot of 1st for Hanley

For months, a healthier Hanley Ramirez has been saying he's ready and able to play a lot of first base this season. That is a good thing, because the Red Sox are now going to need him to.

Posted on 20 February 2018 | 6:42 pm

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Red Sox trade Brentz to Pirates for cash

The Red Sox and Pirates have agreed to a deal that will send outfielder Bryce Brentz to Pittsburgh in exchange for cash considerations, the clubs announced Tuesday afternoon.

Posted on 20 February 2018 | 6:17 pm

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Sources: Red Sox have 5-year deal with J.D.

The prolonged courtship of slugger J.D. Martinez has paid off for the Red Sox, as MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi reported via sources that the sides have reached agreement on a five-year, $110 million contract that includes opt-outs after the second and third years of the deal.

Posted on 20 February 2018 | 12:10 pm

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Henry: Red Sox are highly underrated in '18

Enthused by his team's improved health and an almost entirely new coaching staff, Red Sox owner John Henry said on Monday that it is a mistake to overlook the two-time defending American League East champions.

Posted on 19 February 2018 | 9:45 pm

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Red Sox respond to Cora's spring message

Alex Cora remembers the tradition well from his time as a player with the Red Sox. Each year, on the morning of the first full-squad workout of Spring Training, there is a big meeting that includes ownership, the front office, the entire roster and uniformed coaching staff.

Posted on 19 February 2018 | 6:15 pm

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MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.

Posted on 19 February 2018 | 5:41 pm

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Chavis leads new Red Sox Top 30 Prospects list

The Red Sox's 2018 preseason Top 30 Prospects list is led by three of Boston's past four first-round Draft picks, in third baseman Michael Chavis (2014), left-hander Jay Groome ('16) and right-hander Tanner Houck ('17).

Posted on 19 February 2018 | 4:13 pm

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Kelly shows off his Strike 3 call

Kelly shows off his Strike 3 call

Posted on 18 February 2018 | 8:33 pm

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Nunez proves health, inks 1-year deal with Sox

The reunion between Eduardo Nunez and the Red Sox took patience from both sides, and ultimately a uniquely exhaustive workout that the super-utility man went through before the signing could become official.

Posted on 18 February 2018 | 6:57 pm

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'Big picture' on Pedroia's mind during rehab

For Dustin Pedroia, missing Opening Day -- and perhaps a few weeks after that -- will be a small price to pay for getting his career back.

Posted on 18 February 2018 | 4:19 pm

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Kimbrel open to entering in non-save situations

Though the ninth inning will still be the time Red Sox right-hander Craig Kimbrel is called on most often, the dominant closer sounded open to manager Alex Cora's idea of deploying him in higher-leverage situations earlier in the game when needed.

Posted on 17 February 2018 | 7:01 pm

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Pitching staff getting tips from Pedro

At one moment on Friday morning, arguably the best pitcher in Red Sox history was in a catcher's stance working with Eduardo Rodriguez on flat ground. About five minutes later, Pedro Martinez had moved to the bullpen where he spotted something slightly amiss with the position of Rick Porcello's feet.

Posted on 16 February 2018 | 9:41 pm

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Hanley a disciple of -- who else? -- Tom Brady

Red Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez no longer does any heavy lifting. Instead, he has put all his focus into strengthening his smaller muscles.

Posted on 16 February 2018 | 8:42 pm

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Bogaerts looks to regain power stroke

Now unburdened of the right hand injury he played the entire second half with last season, Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts expects a significant uptick in his performance in 2018.

Posted on 15 February 2018 | 8:35 pm

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Tale of the fantasy tape: Red Sox vs. Yanks

Few rivalries in baseball -- or any sport, for that matter -- can match the history and intensity of the one between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Before these storied franchises take the field in '18, let's get a head start on assessing them by comparing the fantasy value of their key players for the upcoming campaign.

Posted on 15 February 2018 | 7:03 pm

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Betts' focus: Get to October, then win it all

Star right fielder Mookie Betts had no qualms after sitting through his arbitration hearing with the Red Sox last month, in which he was awarded a $10.5 million salary for this season.

Posted on 15 February 2018 | 5:11 pm

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Wright addresses domestic violence incident

Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright faces some uncertainty when it comes to his status for the start of the season.

Posted on 14 February 2018 | 7:26 pm

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'New car smell' gone for Sale at Red Sox camp

As Chris Sale put it on Wednesday morning, the new car smell is gone. Now entering his second season as the ace of the Red Sox, the power lefty can put all his focus into pitching instead of acclimating.

Posted on 14 February 2018 | 3:39 pm

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Cora envisons super-utility role for Swihart

Posted on 13 February 2018 | 7:46 pm

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Price excited to fulfill Red Sox contract

It turns out David Price's left elbow isn't the only thing feeling more comfortable these days.In a news conference during the official reporting date for the Red Sox on Tuesday, Price sounded more at peace with the Boston experience, and expressed near certainty that he won't exercise his opt-out clause at the end of the 2018 season.

Posted on 13 February 2018 | 6:40 pm

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Who will lock down setup role for Red Sox?

Among a deep crew of righty relievers for the Red Sox, the big question entering camp is who among them will emerge into elite closer Craig Kimbrel's primary setup man.

Posted on 13 February 2018 | 2:31 pm

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Bulked-up Benintendi eyes big year for Sox

Andrew Benintendi arrived at Spring Training on Monday with much less hair, but more of the rest of him.

Posted on 12 February 2018 | 8:38 pm

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Cora era set to begin for Boston

Baseball is back, which means the Alex Cora era can finally start for the Red Sox.

Posted on 12 February 2018 | 2:26 pm

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Report: LoMo drawing interest from Red Sox

The glacial pace of this offseason's free-agent market has drawn the most attention for the names still available at the top. But with Spring Training set to begin, plenty of talented players remain without a club -- including a slugger in Logan Morrison who's coming off a career season.

Posted on 10 February 2018 | 7:25 pm

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Celebrate National Pizza Day with pizza incident

Celebrate National Pizza Day with the pizza incident

Posted on 9 February 2018 | 5:30 pm

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Stars, positional battles highlight Red Sox roster

The Red Sox should have some heated competition for roster spots in Spring Training, particularly in the bullpen. Things could get more complicated on the position-player front if president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski makes an acquisition or two (J.D. Martinez, Eduardo Nunez?) between now and Opening Day.

Posted on 9 February 2018 | 2:33 pm

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Inbox: Will new coaching staff bring success?

How will the new coaching staff impact the Red Sox? Beat reporter Ian Browne answers that and more in the latest Inbox.

Posted on 8 February 2018 | 5:51 pm

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'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Red Sox's depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

Posted on 7 February 2018 | 9:17 pm

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New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

Posted on 19 November 2017 | 6:24 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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

Posted on 28 February 2017 | 9:56 pm

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