Boston Herald "Rusney Castillo owes Yoenis Cespedes a hug. It’s entirely possible Castillo wouldn’t be making his big league debut this week or earning $72.5 million from the Red Sox without the efforts of his countryman, who helped blaze a trail from Cuba in 2012. “He actually already gave me a hug,”..." September 16
Over The Monster "The Red Sox fell behind early, but erased a 4-0 deficit with an eight-run attack highlighted by a three-run shot from Xander Bogaerts and a Daniel Nava grand slam. While the Red Sox enjoyed some nice performances at the plate, you may have gathered that this was not exactly a banner night for..." September 15
David Ortiz left due to a family emergency. Already on way back to Boston. Expected to meet Red Sox in Pittsburgh.
Fox Sports "Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Saturday night. Manager Ned Yost overhauled his batting order and got immediate results. The Royals scored seven runs for the first..." September 14
Boston Globe "San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean is known for his spectacular midseason moves that have yielded two championships in the last four years. He obtained two lower-profile players in Cody Ross in 2010 and Marco Scutaro in 2012 to make significant contributions toward becoming World..." September 14
Rusney Castillo expected to be among five final call-ups from PawSox on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. There are seven healthy players left on 40.
Boston Globe "In another blow to the Royals postseason hopes, the Red Sox got six strong innings from Allen Webster and a big game from reserve second baseman Jemile Weeks to beat Kansas City 4-2 on Friday night at Kaufmann Stadium. The win improved the Sox to 5-0 against the Royals this year. Despite David..." September 13
Holt back with Red Sox. Diagnosed with concussion. Not cleared to play.
ESPN Boston "There's not enough time for Clay Buchholz to put lipstick on this pig of a season and make it look good. Same with the last-place Boston Red Sox, who have followed their World Series championship with a real stinker of a year. There is time, however, for the veteran right-hander to leave 2014..." September 12
Baltimore Sun "Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen once fell four outs away from throwing a perfect game while he was pitching in Japan, so it’s not like Wednesday’s brief flirtation with baseball history in the Orioles’ 10-6 win at Fenway Park was unchartered territory. “It comes across your mind, but still a perfect..." September 11
MLB Trade Rumors "Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said today in an appearance on WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan (via WEEI.com’s Jerry Spar) that his club is prepared to spend a significant amount of money on the upcoming free agent market. “[W]e are determined to get back to being in first next year,” said Werner. Citing..." September 11
From Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia today underwent a successful first dorsal compartment release and a tenosynovectomy of his left wrist.
ESPN Boston "Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will have surgery on Thursday to deal with soreness in his left hand and wrist that has been an issue much of the season. Manager John Farrell said after Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Baltimore Orioles that Pedroia will have a procedure performed by Dr...." September 11
Farrell tells WEEI that left wrist surgery isn't yet set but Pedroia "probably inactive" for the remainder of the season.
Hardball Talk "No matter what happens with the Wrigley Field renovations and the next TV contract, the Cubs will be in position to make a splash and sign Jon Lester to a megadeal. Multiple industry sources say the Cubs are targeting Lester and will make a run at him this winter, trying to set a foundation..." September 10
Farrell says MRI showed Pedroia dealing w/soreness/inflammation in left wrist. Could be shut down for duration of year, but no decision yet.
CSN Baltimore "The Orioles are closing in on their first American League East title in 17 years. Their magic number to clinch is down to 11, and their lead over the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays is 10 games, the largest in nearly 35 years. Tommy Hunter, who played a key role in holding onto Miguel..." September 09
Toronto Sun "One step forward, two steps back. That defines the Blue Jays’ weekend at Fenway Park but it also represents the trajectory of their season. The Blue Jays got back in the win column Sunday with a 3-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox but the sting of two one-run losses Friday and Saturday..." September 08
Boston Herald "Rubby De La Rosa is at a point in his season where it’s time to keep a watchful eye on his workload, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. De La Rosa will make his 16th start of the season for the Red Sox today against the Toronto Blue Jays in the finale of a three-game series, and Farrell..." September 07
Bradley starts in CF. Napoli, Holt, Ortiz out.
Boston Globe "Clay Buchholz turned in another strong performance as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays, 4-3 at Fenway Park Saturday night. Buchholz went 6 1/3 innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts and a hit batter. He earned the win, improving to 7-8 and lowering his ERA..." September 07
ESPN.com "A day after blowing his third consecutive save opportunity and taking his third loss in his last five appearances, the Boston Red Sox have temporarily removed Koji Uehara from the closer role. Edward Mujica will take over ninth-inning duties. Entering Thursday night's game against the New..." September 06
Boston Globe "Yoenis Cespedes delivered the Red Sox 9-8 walk-off win Friday night against the Blue Jays with a bases-loaded drive to deep center off Toronto closer Case Janssen. The Sox scored three runs in the 10th for the win, snapping the Jays six-game win streak at Fenway Park this season, and snapping..." September 06
Farrell says Koji moved out of closers spot temporarily. Says healthy and not shutting him down. Mujica will close
CSN New England "After missing the final two games in Tampa and all three here against the Yankees, Dustin Pedroia is expected to be back on the field and in the lineup Friday night when the Sox begin their second-to-last homestand of the season. Pedroia suffered a mild concussion last Saturday night when he..." September 05
Sporting News "In a particularly trying season, the Boston Red Sox found themselves stinging from Thursday's failure by closer Koji Uehara. With a chance to slap the New York Yankees with a loss and hurt their playoff dreams, Uehara allowed a ninth-inning home run to Mark Teixeira to tie the game at Yankee..." September 05
CSN New England "Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington disputed recent reports that the team demoted center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. because of his refusal or unwillingness to make adjustments at the plate. "As far as the question as to whether that was a part of the decision to send him down, I would say..." September 04
New York Daily News "One down, four to go. The out-of-town scoreboard was working in the Yankees’ favor as the Indians were blanking the Tigers in Cleveland. All the Bombers had to do was take care of their own business and they would slash their deficit in the race for the second wild card to four games. “You..." September 04
Farrell says Pedroia improving, expected to play at Fenway this weekend.
Over The Monster "When the Red Sox demoted Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket a couple of weeks back, the move came as a minor surprise. The demotion, however, was not undeserved. Bradley has struggled mightily at the plate in 2014, hitting .216/.288/.290 with one home run while looking overwhelmed by major..." September 03
Pedroia still has symptoms from his concussion. Farrell said it would be optimistic to think he could play against the Yankees.
Boston Globe "Where has this guy been? A beam of light shined onto Clay Buchholz's disastrous season at Tropicana Field on Sunday afternoon in the form of a three-hit shutout completed in less than 100 pitches. That, folks, is what's known as a "Maddux." With the 3-0 win, the Sox earned themselves a..." September 01
MLB.com "With the days dwindling for MLB teams to make a trade and still have the player eligible for the postseason, the Orioles finalized a pair of deals on Saturday night. In their first trade, the Orioles acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox in exchange for Minor League pitchers..." September 01
Hardball Talk "Rusney Castillo made his debut in MLB-affiliated ball on Sunday afternoon with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, singling through the left side of the infield in his first of two plate appearances and striking out looking in his second. He attempted a stolen base after that first-inning single but..." August 31
Farrell said Pedroia would not play on Monday. #redsox
Pedroia will stay on roster with rosters expanding. But will have to pass MLB concussion protocol before playing.
Hardball Talk "Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia left Saturday’s game in the second inning with a head injury. He suffered the injury attempting to apply a tag to Logan Forsythe, who was advancing from first base to second base on Ryan Hanigan‘s deep fly ball to center field, which allowed James Loney to..." August 31
Tampa Tribune "All the hits and runs, all the home runs the Orioles hit off Jake Odorizzi the previous time he pitched were frustrating, sure, but not as frustrating as what Odorizzi did to allow the damage. He became a one-pitch pitcher, throwing nearly all fastballs. The Orioles picked up on that, of..." August 31
ESPN.com "A week after an 89 mph from Seattle's Felix Hernandez struck Xander Bogaerts in the batting helmet, he is expected to return to the Red Sox lineup on Saturday, manager John Farrell said. Bogaerts had been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list the day after he was hit by the pitch,..." August 30
Boston Globe "The anticipated face off between the Red Sox and Rays starter Chris Archer went horribly wrong for the Tampa Bay right-hander, as the Sox rolled their way to an 8-4 victory on Friday at Tropicana Field. Mookie Betts’ first career grand slam in the top of the second made it 8-0 before the Rays..." August 30
Strong possibility Rusney Castillo plays in first game tomorrow IF #RedSox' GCL team wins it's first playoff game today
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington isn't ruling out Rusney Castillo playing in a minor league game as early as this weekend.
Ranaudo Friday for the Red Sox, as expected.
Toronto Sun "Over the years, Junichi Tazawa has been one of Boston’s most reliable relief pitchers, a guy Boston manager John Farrell, and Terry Francona before him, have been able to count on in tough situations. But for some strange reason, the Toronto Blue Jays are his Achilles heel. Against all the..." August 28
CSN New England "David Ortiz, who had missed the previous two games after fouling a ball off his right foot Sunday, returned to the lineup Wednesday. "He and I spoke this morning,'' said John Farrell. "He felt better and he and I wanted to make sure that he went through some treatment and did some running here..." August 28
ESPN Boston "Newly signed Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo has successfully obtained his work visa from the U.S. government and is immediately eligible to play in games, according to Juan Perez, the president and CEO of Roc Nation Sports, which is representing the Cuban native. The 27-year-old..." August 28
CSN New England "For the first 10 innings, the Red Sox seemingly couldn't come up with a big hit when they needed one. Then, in the top of the 11th, it seemed they couldn't stop. Breaking open a tie game, the Red Sox erupted for seven runs in the inning, giving them an 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays...." August 27
ESPN Boston "David Ortiz's injured right foot will keep him out of the Red Sox lineup on Monday, but Ortiz is hopeful he'll be available Tuesday if he continues to heal at the same rate. "It's better than what it was last night or this morning," Ortiz said Monday afternoon. "[There's] nothing broken or..." August 26
SB Nation "Two years ago today, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Nick Punto and other assorted parts for James Loney, and the baseball world was never the same. Also included in that deal: Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and four younger players who went to Boston. It was a mess of a..." August 25
Boston Herald "Four years ago, midway through his final spring training as manager of the Atlanta Braves, Bobby Cox stood on the field before a game and joked that the only times he ever regretted his decision to retire were when he watched Jason Heyward take batting practice. “It’s like, ‘What the..." August 25