New York Post "This version of the Red Sox isn’t last year’s model due to free-agent defections, injuries and the pixie dust not being as thick. Twenty-one games into the season, the clearest indicator is the way the Yankees have handled the defending world champions. Jacoby Ellsbury, a Red Sox defector..." April 23
New York Daily News "CC Sabathia knew it was coming. The moment he signed with the Yankees in December 2008, he understood it would not be a popular decision with his old fan base in Cleveland. When the Yankees made their first trip to play the Indians in late May, the lefthander understood what was waiting for..." April 22
Baltimore Sun "After an unusual early morning wake-up call, the Orioles walked into a Fenway Park filled with emotion Monday morning. As the city of Boston celebrated Patriots' Day — a statewide holiday in Massachusetts — helicopters circled overhead, and participants ran through nearby Kenmore Square for the..." April 22
Boston Herald "It began with one more moving ceremony to mourn the victims, honor the survivors and pay homage to the first-responders for their bravery and heroism. And it ended the only way that it could. On Boston Marathon eve, the city having lifted itself up from unspeakable tragedy, the Red Sox rallied,..." April 21
Boston Globe "Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and scored on Jonathan Herrera’s suicide squeeze, lifting the Boston Red Sox over the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Saturday. David Ortiz had a solo homer and two hits for the World Series champion Red Sox, who have won three of..." April 20
Tommy Hanson had been at extended spring training since Sox signed him on April 7. He's joining the AAA Charlotte Knights tonight.
Victorino will play today and then Monday and Tuesday with the PawSox before being reevaluated. Middlebrooks could start rehab Monday.
CSN Baltimore "As a boy growing up on the island of Curacao, Jonathan Schoop probably dreamed of four-hit games in the major leagues. He never thought he’d achieve that under the conditions he played in on Friday night. The rookie infielder, here only because Manny Machado began the season on the disabled..." April 19
Ryan Roberts designated
Victorino expected to start rehab Saturday, Middlebrooks the middle of next week.
WEEI Boston "The Red Sox once again didn’t come away with a bunch of hits Thursday night, but David Ross made sure the one he claimed counted. With one out in the ninth, Ross ripped a double to right field, scoring Mike Napoli and paving the way for a 3-1 win over the White Sox. The Red Sox had entered..." April 18
CBSSports.com "Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino will head out on his minor-league rehab assignment Saturday, likely with Triple-A Pawtucket, the Red Sox told reporters (Scott Lauber) Thursday. Rehab assignments are permitted to last up to 30 days, but the club has told reporters that Victorino might return..." April 17
CBSSports.com "If you assume teams might be interested in a hard-throwing back-end bullpen piece who's now available, you'd be right. Close to 20 teams showed up to watch veteran closer Joel Hanrahan throw in a showcase at the University of Tampa on Thursday, and judging by the early reviews, don't be..." April 17
CSN New England "The Red Sox went 13 innings in between a hit that left the infield Wednesday night. Incredibly, they managed to somehow win. Jackie Bradley Jr. slapped a double down the right field line off utility infielder Leury Garcia, the ninth Chicago White Sox pitcher of the night, sending the Sox to a..." April 17
CSN Chicago "Tuesday night's White Sox-Red Sox game was generally boring, a three-and-a-half hour frigid slog through walks, pitching changes and feeble offensive rallies. And yet the White Sox found a way to make things interesting, defeating the defending World Series champs, 2-1, in walk-off fashion in..." April 16
Officially a dislocated finger on Napoli. X-rays negative.
New York Daily News "As if John’s Farrell’s weekend in New York wasn’t lousy enough, the Red Sox manager will get a not-so-pleasant parting gift from MLB. Joe Torre, MLB’s executive VP of baseball operations, told the Daily News on Monday that Farrell would be fined for his critical remarks about baseball’s new..." April 16
ESPN Boston "Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia does not have a fracture in his left wrist, a development a baseball source called "great news" on Monday afternoon. Another source told ESPNBoston.com earlier Monday that things looked good so far but that further tests were scheduled. Pedroia..." April 14
New York Post "By the fifth inning Joe Girardi was out of position players, Francisco Cervelli, who started at first base, was limping toward the disabled list with a right hamstring injury and Carlos Beltran was playing first base for the initial time as a big leaguer and praying the ball didn’t get hit to..." April 14
Hardball Talk "Just yesterday, as some folks were lamenting the allegedly lost art of managers arguing and getting ejected in the age of instant replay, a manager argued and got ejected for arguing over a call on instant replay. The manager was John Farrell of the Red Sox and his anger came on what would..." April 14
Providence Journal "Dustin Pedroia was sent to Boston for an examination of a left wrist that has bothered him for more than a week, Red Sox manager John Farrell said. The second baseman appeared to turn his wrist over diving for an Aramis Ramirez infield single in the eighth inning on April 4, and he hit the..." April 14
Pedroia sore left wrist returning Boston for tests. Koji had good throw session but will also go back to Boston. Koji shoulder felt better
CBSSports.com "Former All-Star reliever Joel Hanrahan, attemtping a return from Tommy John surgery, should expect a big crowd of scouts when he throws for teams Thursday in Tampa. The Mets, Yankees, Royals, Athletics, Red Sox and Dodgers are among a decent-sized group of teams that has lost their closer or..." April 13
Red Sox just scratched Pedroia.
New York Post "Before a pitch had been thrown in Saturday’s game, Joe Girardi had disappointed many fans by deciding not to start Derek Jeter. It is part of the ticket-buying Russian roulette of this season for Yankees fans. Many are purchasing in advance in hopes of seeing the great shortstop play one last..." April 13
Hardball Talk "In the bottom of the eighth inning this afternoon at Yankee Stadium, Yankees infielder Dean Anna doubled down the right field line off Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop. Red Sox manager John Farrell quickly came out to challenge the safe call at second base, but the initial call was confirmed after..." April 13
Fox Sports "This is looking more and more like left-hander Jon Lester's last season with the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox's most recent offer to Lester was far below market value -- four years for between $70 million and $80 million, according to sources within the team's clubhouse. Lester, who is..." April 12
MLB.com "The Red Sox had to stay away from Koji Uehara in Friday night's 4-2 victory against the Yankees, as the star closer felt some tightness in his right shoulder during pregame activities. "Just tightness before the game playing catch," Uehara said through an interpreter. "It's difficult to..." April 12
Boston Globe "Grady Sizemore’s big hit against an old friend ensured Jon Lester finally had something to show for an impressive effort. Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning off CC Sabathia and the Boston Red Sox gave Lester enough run support for his first win of the year, 4-2 over the New York..." April 12
Sports On Earth "At 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday, the Portland Sea Dogs remained in the visiting clubhouse at Arm & Hammer Park, eating, talking, listening to music, showering and preparing for the 400-mile trip home to Maine. They didn't seem ready to leave anytime soon. Henry Owens was celebrating Portland's 9-2..." April 11
New York Post "Accused of doctoring the baseball by Red Sox announcers, Michael Pineda said the substance on his right hand/wrist area caught on camera was nothing more than dirt. When asked about the possibility Pineda had applied illegal pine tar to the pitching hand in Thursday’s 4-1 Yankees victory at the..." April 11
Boston Globe "David Ortiz came through big when it mattered and the Red Sox came away with a win over the Rangers 4-2 in the rubber game of the three game series at Fenway. Ortiz crushed a three-run homer on a 1-1 pitch off Rangers lefty reliever Neal Cotts into the right field seats to give the Red Sox a..." April 10
Shane Victorino says flu "set me back a few days," but also remains hopeful of being ready to come off DL when he's eligible #RedSox
Dallas Morning News "Tuesday should have been about Martin Perez’s weird affection for putting the leadoff man on base and then eliminating him with a double play. Or about Robinson Chirinos providing a little bit of offense from catcher. Or springtime in Boston, for that matter. Instead, it once again became about..." April 09
WEEI Boston "The Red Sox have felt the absence of Shane Victorino early, and the team remains uncertain about when it will get its everyday right fielder back. Victorino, who suffered a hamstring injury in the final game of spring training that resulted in his placement on the disabled list, was further..." April 08
Boston Globe "Jackie Bradley Jr. had himself a major league night and the Red Sox won their first game at Fenway Park in 2014, beating the Texas Rangers 5-1 behind the second solid start by John Lackey. Bradley did it all against the Rangers tonight: driving in two runs and scoring one to go along with three..." April 08
Brew Crew Ball "WP: Yovani Gallardo (2-0) LP: Jon Lester (0-2) HR: None Box Score Sometimes strange things happen in baseball. The Brewers sweeping the defending champion Red Sox in Fenway Park would qualify as strange. Winning two games at Fenway would have been a good series, but the Brewers entered..." April 07
CSN New England "Will Middlebrooks was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning with a Grade 1 calf strain. (Grade 1 is the mildest of the three grades given to evaluate muscle strains.) Minor league infielder Brock Holt has been re-called to take Middlebrooks' roster spot. Middlebrooks had an MRI..." April 06
Brew Crew Ball "Winning Pitcher: Tyler Thornburg Losing Pitcher: Burke Badenhop HR: M. Reynolds 1 (1), C. Gomez 1 (2) SV: K-Rod (2) Boxscore It was an interesting/weird first inning for the Brewers' offense. Jean Segura managed to reach base on a grounder that shot off opposing starter Clay..." April 06
"Low back tightness," #RedSox say, is reason for Mike Carp being scratched tonight
Craig Breslow will be off today, tomorrow, before #RedSox decide whether to activate him from DL on Monday, Farrell said
And interestingly, no Papi tonight.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It's amazing what a few hits with runners in scoring position can do for a team. Frustrated for most of the first eight innings by being unable to come up with clutch hits, the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for four runs in the ninth to spoil Boston's home opener with a 6-2 victory at Fenway..." April 05
Boston Globe "Early Friday afternoon will be largely about the past, as the Red Sox look back and celebrate their 2013 World Series title by presenting championship rings to the players who were part of that worst-to-first journey during pregame ceremonies before Boston’s home opener at Fenway Park. Thursday..." April 04
CSN New England "The middle of the Red Sox order performed Wednesday night as if it was already the middle of the season. David Ortiz and Mike Napoli each supplied two-run homers and Napoli later added a two-run single, sending the Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Ortiz collected his..." April 03
Real GM Baseball "David Ortiz's now infamous selfie with President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday may not have been spontaneous. The Boston Red Sox, who won the 2013 World Series, were honored by the president during the off-day. Ortiz's selfie is now showing up in social media posts promoted by..." April 02
Covers.com "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01
Baltimore Sun "The path that brought Nelson Cruz to the orange carpet for Opening Day introductions at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon wasn’t the one he imagined months ago when he became a free agent. But if there was any doubt in his mind whether he landed in the right place, those questions were answered..." April 01
#RedSox: Nava RF, Pedroia 2B, Ortiz. DH, Napoli 1B, Carp LF, Sizemore CF, Bogaerts SS, Pierzynski C, Middlebrooks 3B and Lester LHP.
The @RedSox place OF Shane Victorino on 15-day DL (retroactive to March 30); recall OF Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket.