Halos Heaven "With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Huston Street struck out Angel Killer™ Mike Napoli with the tying run on 2B and the winning run on 1B. He earned the Save of a 4-3 Angels victory, but the real save came in the bottom of the second inning when Kole Calhoun lept up over the short..." August 20
CBSSports.com "There have been a lot of nice things said by ace starter Jon Lester about the Red Sox since being traded to the Athletics, and that shouldn't be a surprise. There's no reason to think he didn't absolutely love his time in Boston, as he has said both before he left and since he has gone. Still,..." August 20
Boston Herald "Curt Schilling revealed this morning that he has been suffering from oral cancer — the result of a 30-year chewing tobacco habit that the former Red Sox ace said he wishes he never began. “I do believe without a doubt, unquestionably, that chewing is what gave me cancer,” Schilling said during..." August 20
Halos Heaven "It's been a long time for Angels' fans. Precisely 1193 days since the last time the Angels were alone atop the AL West division. That's 3 years, 3 months, 5 days, or; 103,075,200 seconds 1,717,920 minutes 28,632 hours 170 weeks (rounded down) A LONG TIME A lot has been written about..." August 19
MLB.com "Mariners ace Felix Hernandez said Monday his hip is fine after taking a one-hopper off the bat of Ian Kinsler in the fourth inning of his last start on Saturday in Detroit. "I'm good," Hernandez said upon arrival at Citizens Bank Park for the Mariners' three-game series with the..." August 19
Heard Cuban OF/INF Rusney Castillo is moving quickly toward a decision. #RedSox have shown considerable interest.
ESPN Boston "In a move startling only for its timing, the Red Sox have optioned center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled outfielder-infielder Mookie Betts, who will join Boston for the third time this season. Betts will start in center field for the Red Sox when they open a..." August 18
Day down for Dustin Pedroia with Brock Holt at second base; Dan Butler catching Joe Kelly.
Boston Globe "The night belonged to David Ortiz. With milestone home runs and dominating at bats, the slugger powered the Boston Red Sox to a 10-7 win over the Houston Astros Saturday at Fenway Park. The Astros jumped out early scoring two runs in the first inning. Robbie Grossman reached on a Dexter Fowler..." August 17
MLB.com "David Ortiz hit his first home run for the Red Sox on April 27, 2003, in Anaheim. His pinch-hit, solo shot in the 14th inning broke a tie and Boston went on to win, 6-4. Ortiz still remembers it. A decade passed, and Ortiz hit a few more home runs. He certainly doesn't recall all of them, but..." August 17
#RedSox OF Allen Craig will start a rehab assignment with AAA Pawtucket on Monday. 2-3 days before return.
Dustin Pedroia in the Red Sox lineup today after he fouled a right ball off his foot Friday. Pregame notes: http://t.co/N0seV6JgU6
WEEI Boston "Allen Craig‘s eventual return to the Red Sox lineup draws closer and closer. The right fielder has only played in one game with Boston after being acquired on July 31 in a trade-deadline deal with the Cardinals that send Craig and Joe Kelly to the Red Sox for John Lackey. In his debut with..." August 16
Boston Herald "The Red Sox have had a hard time of getting their star players through complete games of late. Yoenis Cespedes had to be pulled out late of two previous games, but this time it was second baseman Dustin Pedroia’s turn to miss the final innings when the Red Sox could have used him in their 5-3..." August 16
Houston Chronicle "Jake Marisnick’s two-run double down the right-field line Friday night didn’t land far from the spot where Boston’s Dustin Pedroia poked one a night earlier, barely fair before a bounce into the stands. Marisnick’s, though, was a weak dunker – a lucky two-out hit – but all the Astros needed to..." August 16
Boston Herald "There was a “here we go again” moment in the top of the second inning last night for Red Sox right-hander Allen Webster. After breezing through the first inning on 10 pitches, appearing confident and in command through the quick frame, he returned to the mound the next inning and looked jittery..." August 15
Boston Herald "The red carpet was rolled out for some newly minted Red Sox Hall of Famers last night at Fenway Park. It just took this version of the Red Sox a little bit longer to find their way to the party. Dustin Pedroia collected two hits in the sixth inning as the Red Sox put together their best..." August 15
Boston Herald "The Red Sox are not going to make some unforeseen postseason surge. But at least they can still play a winning brand of baseball. Mike Napoli’s two-run home run in the fifth inning yesterday put the Sox ahead to stay for a 5-4 victory against the Cincinnati Reds, their third win in a row and..." August 14
MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14
Boston Globe "Yoenis Cespedes came to the plate in the eighth inning with a runner on second base, two outs, and the Red Sox trailing the Cincinnati Reds by one run. Jonathan Broxton, a relief pitcher built like an offensive tackle, threw a 95 mile-per-hour fastball under Cespedes’s chin and knocked him..." August 13
CSN Philly "The non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and the Phillies were subsequently unable to come to an agreement with the Cubs on a deal for Cole Hamels after Chicago reportedly claimed him last week. But still, a blockbuster could be in the works. The Phillies have been heavily scouting the Red..." August 13
SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13
Mike Napoli ejected. He has disagreed with the strike zone today and on a few other occasions this week.
Hardball Talk "When outfielder Allen Craig jammed his left foot on the first base bag in his first game since being traded to the Red Sox, there was some speculation that he might be shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season. Craig suffered a left Lisfranc fracture in late 2013 and hasn’t been right since,..." August 10
Los Angeles Times "The Angels and Boston Red Sox played 19 innings over 6 hours and 31 minutes in a game that started Saturday night and bled into Sunday morning, the second-longest game in terms of time in Angels history and one inning shy of franchise-record 20-inning games in 1971 and 1982. So, what was..." August 10
Boston Globe "A change of scenery did Red Sox starter Allen Webster well, as his start on the road in Anaheim went much smoother than his outing at Fenway against the Yankees last week, while the Red Sox scored enough to get a much-needed win against the Angels on Friday night. The Sox starter went 6 2/3..." August 09
WEEI Boston "Jon Lester seems to really like playing in Boston. (He's the pitcher, by the way, who lowered his ERA to 2.44 after throwing a complete game, three-hit shutout Thursday night.) Just the other day, Mike Lowell relived his decision to take a year less in free agency in order to keep calling Fenway..." August 09
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As Hurricane Iselle, followed potentially by Hurricane Julio, was bearing down on the Big Island on Thursday, Kolten Wong’s family was boarding windows for what would be Hawaii’s first hurricane in 22 years. “They’re just getting ready for the worst,” said Wong, who lives in Hilo. “It’s kind of..." August 08
CSN New England "Xander Bogaerts knocked in both runs and the Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak, edging the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1. Bogaerts came to the plate in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded and drove the first pitch from Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal to center, scoring Yoenis..." August 07
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Too savvy to take the bait about his time in Boston and how unceremoniously it ended last month, Cardinals catcher A.J. Pierzynski stood at his locker Tuesday and said the “bottom line” reason he’s not on the other side of the field this week is there on his permanent record. It stares back at..." August 06
USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06
#RedSox announce Victorino will have lower back surgery today in LA
Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.
Boston Globe "Right fielder Shane Victorino will have surgery on a disc injury in his lower back in Los Angeles today and miss the remainder of the season, the team announced on Tuesday. Dr. Robert Watkins will perform the surgery in Los Angeles. Victorino, who turns 34 in November, has played only 30..." August 05
Allen Craig going on DL.
Confirmed: Corey Brown is getting called up to the #RedSox according to sources.
New York Post "Stephen Drew arrived Friday night having to simply glide down the Fenway Park hall from the Red Sox clubhouse to the Yankees room. Acquired Thursday for Kelly Johnson, Drew lugged a brutal batting average with him as he changed sides in baseball’s fiercest rivalry — and the uniform wasn’t the..." August 04
New York Post "In Joe Girardi’s mind, Shane Greene was spent. The neophyte right-hander recovered from a rocky second inning to give the Yankees a chance, and now with two Red Sox runners on base with two out in the fourth, it was time for a change. The Yankees clinging to life in the AL East and it being..." August 03
Kelly Johnson will play in rehab games Tuesday and Wednesday, could be activated Thursday.
A few Red Sox players this morning said they're convinced Jon Lester will re-sign with Boston in the offseason.
Dan Butler called up. Joe Kelly here. David Ross on DL.
ESPN.com "Red Sox manager John Farrell did not rule out a lengthy shutdown or possible surgery for right fielder Shane Victorino, who on Friday was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the third time this season because of lower back and hamstring issues. "We're awaiting the results of the MRI that he..." August 02
Boston Globe "In their first game with their new-look roster, the Red Sox made the most of the changes that resulted from Thursday’s trading deadline frenzy. Righthander Anthony Ranaudo earned the win in his major league debut, as the Sox beat the Yankees 4-3 at Fenway Park Friday night. Ranaudo went six..." August 02
Hardball Talk "Mike Carp reportedly requested a trade from the Red Sox last week, but after failing to find a taker before yesterday’s deadline they’ve designated him for assignment. It’s still possible that the Red Sox will be able to work out a deal for Carp in the next 10 days, but in the meantime he’s..." August 02
CBSSports.com "Before the trade deadline Thursday, the Cardinals swung a pretty significant deal with the Red Sox, sending Joe Kelly and Allen Craig to Boston for John Lackey. St. Louis needed some more reliability in the rotation and, as an added bonus, the deal opened a full-time lineup spot for top prospect..." August 02
CSN New England "The Red Sox aren't only selling their best players of the season, but also their worst. Having already parted ways with pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Andrew Miller, as well as outfielder Jonny Gomes, the Sox struck again before the deadline, trading away shortstop Stephen Drew to . . ...." August 01