Minneapolis Star Tribune "First place. It really doesn’t mean anything in late May. Then again, it does. By overcoming an early deficit to beat Boston 6-4 on Wednesday at Target Field — combined with the Royals losing to the Yankees in New York — the Twins moved into a tie for first place in the American League..." May 28
Boston Herald "David Ortiz will be out of the Red Sox lineup for a "couple of days," manager John Farrell said in an interview on WEEI this afternoon. Ortiz is hitting just .216 and has been mired in a slump. He is just 3-for-his-last-29." May 28
Boston Herald "Carlos Peguero won't have to travel far to join the Red Sox. But can he help them? The Sox acquired Peguero today in a cash transaction with the Texas Rangers, who designated the lefty-hitting outfielder for assignment last week. He will meet the team in Texas, where the Sox open a..." May 28
#RedSox acquire OF Carlos Peguero from Texas in exchange for cash. He was DFA’d last week.
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Face it: We might never know how effective Mike Pelfrey would have been in the bullpen. “Maybe we’ll find out — in five years,” Pelfrey joked after allowing only one run for the second consecutive start and leading the Twins — with a big bailout from Glen Perkins — to their fourth victory in a..." May 27
Rusney Castillo out with sore right shoulder suffered while making a diving catch. Farrell said Castillo couldn't get loose
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The most difficult part about winning his 100th game, Ricky Nolasco said Monday, came not when he was standing on the mound but when he was sitting in the dugout. The Twins score so many runs these days, Nolasco said, who can stay loose? This is not a problem the Twins have been familiar with..." May 26
Providence Journal "Manager John Farrell hinted that Pablo Sandoval is considering abandoning switch-hitting, a day after Sandoval hit left-handed against a lefty relief pitcher. Sandoval is back in Boston's starting lineup on Monday, hitting fifth against right-hander Ricky Nolasco. But Farrell was intrigued by..." May 26
ESPN Boston "Shane Victorino is going on the disabled list for the second time in 2015, the sixth time in three seasons with the Red Sox and 11th time since 2007. Victorino missed all but 40 games in 2014 after a hamstring injury and back surgery, and this latest setback raises real questions about how much..." May 25
: 5/25 at MIN: Pedroia 2B, Betts CF, Ortiz DH, Ramirez LF, Sandoval 3B, Napoli 1B, Bogaerts SS, Nava RF, Swihart C, Kelly RHP.
Boston Herald "This time, Mike Napoli had C.J. Wilson’s number. How fitting. Three years ago, after signing with the Los Angeles Angels, Wilson tweeted out Napoli’s cellphone number to more than 100,000 followers, a prank, the left-hander explained at the time, to repay his ex-Texas Rangers teammate for..." May 25
WEEI Boston "With another major league pitcher getting suspended for the use of a foreign substance — Baltimore’s Brian Matusz, who is appealing his eight-game ban – Red Sox manager John Farrell suggested there should be another look at the rules of baseball. Talking to the media prior to his team’s series..." May 25
Brock Holt was removed after he started to lose feeling in his left hand. The ball that hit him "jarred a nerve," Farrell said.
...suffered the injury) took him back and put him back on big league roster (kind of like Workman rejoining ML roster after being optioned)
Varvaro had been claimed by Cubs off waivers, then designated for assignment, but MRI revealed injury, so Sox (with whom he presumably...
#RedSox vs. LAA: Pedroia 2B, Betts CF, Ramirez LF, Ortiz DH, Bogaerts SS, Napoli 1B, Castillo RF, Holt 3B, Leon C, Miley LHP
Renewed calf tightness for Victorino.
CSN New England "A strong night on the mound, and timely hitting. This day in Red Sox history. Steven Wright guided the Sox through six-plus innings and the Red Sox offense did the rest Saturday night en route to an 8-3 win over the Angels. Mike Napoli cranked two home runs in the game, accounting for three..." May 24
Red Sox lineup pic.twitter.com/QeUPbv7b7t
MLB.com "Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez exited Friday's 12-5 loss to the Angels in the top of the sixth inning with left hand soreness. In the bottom of the fourth, Ramirez was plunked on the left hand by a pitch from Angels right-hander Garrett Richards. X-rays were negative, and Ramirez will..." May 23
Orange County Register "Maybe now the Angels will be holding their bats a little looser and walking with a little more swagger. For most of the season, they had been scuffling at the plate, with a handful of players far below their expected production. It took 39 minutes, during which the Angels sent 13 batters to..." May 23
Sporting News "Will the $72 million man be able to revitalize Boston's offense? The Red Sox will give it a try, at least, recalling Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday and immediately penciling him into the starting lineup in right field. Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was optioned to Pawtucket..." May 23
Dallas Morning News "The arms: LHP Wandy Rodriguez’s 6.2 inning, one-run effort was the Rangers’ first outing of at least six innings since May 13. … In four of Rodriguez’s six starts for the Rangers, he has allowed no more than one run. … Rodriguez’s night ended at 113 pitches after he walked Brock Holt in a 10-pitch..." May 22
NESN "What can the Red Sox do to snap themselves out of the funk they currently find themselves in? John Farrell is open to suggestions. The Boston manager was unable to provide any concrete solutions for his team’s struggles — which have been particularly dire in the run-scoring department — after..." May 22
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The big baseball news Wednesday was that the Oakland A’s had hired Ron Washington, the former Texas Rangers manager and A’s assistant, as a special instructor in charge of shoring up their awful defense. While also big news for the Rangers, the bigger news was what Phil Klein did in his first..." May 21
Boston Globe "Roughly a thousand miles and a world away from Fenway Park, Allen Craig sat on the bench for the PawSox’ 11:05 a.m. contest in Indianapolis on Wednesday. The destination – Indianapolis, morning baseball, Triple A, outrighted off the 40-man roster – is almost mind-boggling to anyone who witnessed..." May 21
#RedSox: Betts CF, Pedroia 2B, Ortiz DH, Ramirez LF, Napoli 1B, Nava RF, Holt 3B, Bogaerts SS, Swihart C, Kelly RHP
CSN New England "Don't look now, but the Red Sox rotation is beginning to resemble that of a real Major League Baseball rotation. Wade Miley pitched what could have been his best outing of the season for the Sox Tuesday night, going seven strong innings and allowing two runs. He walked just one batter while..." May 20
Boston Herald "There have been many candidates, but Mike Napoli has been the most deserving poster boy of the 2015 Red Sox’ paltry offense. Until last night, that is. Napoli’s two RBI and home run, along with the same bottom line for David Ortiz, led the Sox to a 4-3 victory against the Texas Rangers at..." May 20
The Score "Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was removed from Tuesday's game in the seventh inning after he was hit by a pitch. Sandoval immediately fell to the ground in pain after taking a 94-mph fastball from Texas Rangers reliever Sam Freeman off the front part of his left knee." May 20
Seattle Times "There has never been any doubt about James Paxton’s singular talent, or his potential. It was only eight starts into his career that Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon felt confident enough in what he’d seen from Paxton — and what he saw on the horizon — to declare, “I think this kid has..." May 18
ESPN Boston "Yoan Moncada, the 19-year-old Cuban who represents a $63 million investment by the Red Sox, will make his minor league debut Monday night for the Class A Greenville Drive of the South Atlantic League. "He did as well as expected with his transition on and off the field -- a hard worker and..." May 18
SOX v SEA: Betts CF; Victorino RF; Pedroia 2B; Ramirez DH; Napoli 1B; Sandoval 3B; Bogaerts SS; Holt LF; Swihart C; Wright P.
CSN New England "In six of their first eight games on this current road trip, a punchless Red Sox lineup scored no more than two runs. But matched against righthander Felix Hernandez, one of the game's most dominant pitchers, the Red Sox managed to score four runs and hand King Felix his first defeat of the..." May 17
Seattle Times "Here it was, a moment that seemed unlikely given how the game had unfolded. That the Mariners even had this chance — two outs, runner on second, tie game in the bottom of the ninth — was attributable to a lockdown pitching performance. But now here was the long-awaited, few-and-far-between..." May 16
Hardball Talk "As a 25-year-old former top prospect who has struggled in the majors what is Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.’s value at this point? Well, according to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston the Red Sox offered Bradley to the Mariners for left-handed reliever Charlie Furbush during spring training and..." May 16
Boston Herald "Rickie Weeks drifted back into left field and camped under Mookie Betts’ fly ball, which was sinking toward his glove for a routine out in the ninth inning. Weeks needed to execute the perfect catch-and-throw to nail Brock Holt at home plate as the go-ahead run. And he dropped it. Another..." May 15
Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15
Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15
Boston Herald "The question was straightforward, the answer even more direct. Can you recall seeing a hitter who got results that were more extreme than Pablo Sandoval’s? “Yeah,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “Usually they don’t switch-hit.” Zing. To be fair, Farrell didn’t mean it as a..." May 15
Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15
WEEI Boston "After just returning from a shoulder injury just over a week ago, Rusney Castillo had to leave Wednesday’s Triple-A Pawtucket game with an ankle injury, although at least for now, it doesn’t appear to be serious. The outfielder left after tweaking his left ankle on an awkward slide during a..." May 14
Courier-Post "Jonathan Papelbon was nearly in disbelief in the Phillies’ clubhouse Wednesday night, minutes after a wild ending. “Aw man, I don’t even know what just happened,” Papelbon said. There haven’t been many memorable moments this season for the Phillies, but what occurred against the Pittsburgh..." May 14
CSN New England "Baseball. Go figure. Oakland starter Sonny Gray was masterful, allowing just three hits while fanning nine in seven innings. Wade Miley, meanwhile, failed to retire the side in order in any of his seven innings, threw eight straight balls to the first two hitters he faced, and recorded just one..." May 14
As expected, Steven Wright will start Sunday for #RedSox vs. Mariners, taking place of Justin Masterson.
#RedSox today placed RHP Justin Masterson on 15-day DL (retro to 5/13) with right shoulder tendinitis.
John Farrell said he'd been told that Rusney Castillo suffered a mild ankle sprain in Pawtucket and that leaving the game was precautionary.
CSN Bay Area "The guys in the green and white uniforms Tuesday night sure didn’t resemble the 2015 A’s, which is the exact effect they were going for. Putting together the kind of dominant all-around performance that’s been mostly absent this season, the A’s extinguished their six-game losing streak with a..." May 13
Boston Herald "This wasn’t the way Matt Barnes dreamt he would earn his first big-league win. Then again, a week ago, Barnes was still a starting pitcher in Triple-A. Making his second relief appearance since getting recalled by the Red Sox last weekend, Barnes tossed two scoreless innings, including a..." May 12