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Andrew Benintendi has gained weight to help with durability

The Boston Red Sox are expecting big things from Andrew Benintendi next season, and the young outfielder is doing his part to live up to the expectations. Benintendi told reporters this week that he has put on weight this offseason with the goal of becoming more durable. Andrew Benintendi said he's at 185 pounds, up 15-20 pounds from late last season, to aim to stay healthy over...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sale 'blown away' by Red Sox fans' welcome

Chris Sale figured he probably had to win some games for his new team before the knowledgeable and passionate Red Sox fans treated him like one of their own. It turns out he was wrong.
Via RedSox.com
12 hours ago

Red Sox brass to talk future role with Big Papi

When the Red Sox meet with David Ortiz next week to tour their academy in the Dominican Republic, they will also talk to the retired slugger about his potential role going forward with the club.
Via RedSox.com
15 hours ago

Rick rolls: Porcello taking whirlwind in stride

For Rick Porcello, a whirlwind Saturday started at the Red Sox Winter Weekend, a festive event that gives fans a chance to have up-close interactions with their favorite players. It will finish at the New York Baseball Writers Dinner, where Porcello will formally receive his American League Cy Young Award trophy.
Via RedSox.com
16 hours ago

Dave Dombrowski and the Three-Year Window

Yesterday, Rob Bradford of WEEI spoke to Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts at the Boston Baseball Writers’ Dinner. He asked them if they were interested in signing contract extensions to stay in Boston. There was slightly more nuance to their answers but in essence both said “no.” That puts a fine point on where the Red Sox are right now as an organization. Bogaerts has three...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Relying on a Return to Form for Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval has a long way to go to convince Boston Red Sox fans of his ability to turn his recent career complacency around. Since signing his 5-year, $95 million contract in late 2014, expectations for Sandoval to repeat the stellar performances which led to him becoming a three-time World Series champion were understandably high. But despite his strong resume, the last two...
Via Off The Bench
1 day ago

Terry Francona cracks funny Chris Sale joke

Boston’s addition of Chris Sale is bad news to the AL East, but good news for teams in the AL Central. Terry Francona knows that. The Cleveland Indians manager attended a Boston writers dinner on Thursday night and cracked a funny joke about Sale. Terry Francona, at Boston writers dinner, thanks Dave Dombrowski for getting Chris Sale "the hell out of the Central." Gets standing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox turning to Pedroia for leadership in Ortiz's absence

BOSTON — David Ortiz has developed a cruel habit of teasing Red Sox fans.But despite the Instagram jokes and cryptic tweets, the reality is that Big Papi won’t be in the heart of Boston’s lineup in 2017.“Oh yeah, he’s retired,” manager John Farrell told reporters Thursday ahead of a Boston writers’ dinner. “There’s no fake tweets. No blank tweets. Whatever those...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval has 'reshaped himself' this offseason, John Farrell says

BOSTON — Pablo Sandoval’s Instagram workout videos have generated quite the buzz this offseason. Even among his Boston Red Sox teammates.“I’ve seen the videos that everyone’s been seeing,” Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts said Thursday in Boston ahead of a writers’ dinner at which he’ll be honored. “He definitely looks in great shape. … He’s definitely someone...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy signs new multiyear deal

BOSTON (AP) Boston Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy has agreed to a new multiyear contract. Cable network NESN announced the deal on Wednesday. It says the 64-year-old Remy will remain its primary color analyst and work 115 Red Sox games each season. The length and other terms of the contract were not released. Remy, a former Boston second baseman, has worked more than 3,900 Red...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Prospect Needs Help Making Sense Of Awkward Tissue Situation

Michael Chavis ran into a little bit of a pickle Tuesday. The Boston Red Sox prospect took to Twitter shortly after an awkward encounter left him debating how to proceed. Basically, Chavis, who was drafted by the Red Sox in the first round in 2014, wanted to know whether he ultimately reacted appropriately. Allow him to explain… So I just had a brief awkward encounter and...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz slams door on rumors of potential comeback

Any rumor about David Ortiz thinking about coming back for another season in Major League Baseball can now be put to rest, we think. Ortiz seemed to close the door shut on his baseball career with a recent interview with ESPN Deportes, in which he says he has now moved on from the rigors of playing baseball every day. “My playing time has already expired,” Ortiz told ESPN...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox reach deals with Bogaerts and Bradley, plus 5 others

BOSTON (AP) Shortstop Xander Bogaerts agreed to a $4.5 million salary and outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to $3.6 million as seven Boston players avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year deals with the Red Sox. Boston also reached agreements with infielder Brock Holt, catcher Sandy Leon and pitchers Joe Kelly, Robbie Ross Jr. and Tyler Thornburg. Left-handers Fernando Abad and...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval noticeably slimmer in workout video

Pablo Sandoval looks to be in great shape. The Red Sox third baseman arrived to spring training last year overweight and his season went downhill from there. There was a report the team wouldn’t play him until he lost weight. Then, Sandoval suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery, which ended his season. Fast forward to today and Sandoval’s weight appears to be in check...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval actually appears to be in pretty damn good shape

After being told by the Boston Red Sox to lose weight last offseason, Pablo Sandoval arrived at the team’s camp in February looking like this: Welp. Here it is. Via the @BostonGlobe, the picture that everyone's going to be talking about tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/FbWPrm8DfH — Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) February 21, 2016 That was certainly not what the Red Sox had in...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox sign Brian Bogusevic

The Boston Red Sox recently signed Brian Bogusevic to a minor league contract. The 31 year old outfielder/pitcher has flip-flopped between the Astros, Cubs, and Phillies over the length of his major league career. Bogusevic played college baseball at Tulane University where he was a pitcher until being converted to an outfielder by the Astros. Drafted 24th overall in the 2005 MLB...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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