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
ESPN Boston "After winning the rights to sign Cuban-born prospect Rusney Castillo, the Boston Red Sox introduced the newest member of the organization Saturday night at Fenway Park. Following the Red Sox's 7-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners, which extended Boston's losing skid to seven straight, general..." August 25
ESPN.com "Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was removed from Sunday's game in the bottom of the sixth inning with right foot contusion. During his third plate appearance of the game against the Seattle Mariners, Ortiz fouled a ball off his right shin and dropped to the ground. He was clearly in pain..." August 24
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "The Seattle Mariners have scored in only two innings the past two days, and that's still been enough to beat slumping Boston. Dustin Ackley's three-run homer capped a seven-run fourth inning that carried the Mariners to a 7-3 win Saturday, sending the Red Sox to their seventh straight..." August 24
Red Sox saying David Ortiz has been taken out of game with bruised left elbow after getting hit by Furbush pitch.
ESPN.com "Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts said he feels fine after being hit in the head with a pitch and removed during Friday's 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park. Mariners ace Felix Hernandez drilled Bogaerts in the head with an 89 mph changeup right above the earpiece in the..." August 23
Farrell said Castillo will play some games in the minor leagues after he signs before he joins Red Sox.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Ending their latest losing streak was just out of reach for the Boston Red Sox. The slide reached six straight in painful fashion Friday night as the Seattle Mariners rallied for five runs with two outs in the ninth inning to beat Boston 5-3. "This was pretty tough. If that's not the tale of..." August 23
San Francisco Chronicle "In the end, the Giants couldn't compete. They were interested in Rusney Castillo, the latest sensation from Cuba, and were reportedly among a handful of teams in the running earlier this week. But Castillo was working to finalize a seven-year, $72.5 million deal with the Red Sox on Friday, and so..." August 23
WEEI Boston "According to an industry source, the Red Sox have reached agreement with Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on a seven-year, $72.5 million deal that will take effect starting in 2014 and run through 2020. Earlier this week, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington acknowledged that the Red Sox had worked out..." August 23
Cespedes left due to "family medical emergency," Farrell said. #RedSox hope he'll play tomorrow
Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: Seven outs away from a no-hitter, Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker hung a 2-and-2 split-fingered fastball to Will Middlebrooks, who lined a double to left for Boston’s only hit. “It was supposed be down, but it was belt-high, middle-in,” Shoemaker said. “He roped it down the line...." August 22
ESPN.com "The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers appear to be the front-runners for the services of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, two league sources said Thursday, with a decision expected no later than the weekend. The Red Sox would like to add Castillo to an outfield that already includes another..." August 22
WEEI Boston "Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s game against the Angels after three innings. The Red Sox announced that he left the game on “a personal matter” and was not injured. Before exiting, Cespedes had uncoiled a rocket of a throw to nab a runner (attempting to score from second on a..." August 22
Allen Craig activated, will DH pic.twitter.com/QhoeKzwlUh
Los Angeles Times "The Angels huddled around first base Wednesday night as medical personnel tended to Garrett Richards, who lay on his back, writhing in so much pain that first baseman Albert Pujols, on one knee, held the pitcher's hand to comfort him. Richards, the hard-throwing right-hander who has emerged as..." August 21
CSN New England "David Ortiz continues his assault up the Red Sox history books. Ortiz was at it again Wednesday night, clubbing his 30th home run of the season, and fourth in his last five games. For Ortiz, it's his eighth season of 30-plus home runs, all with the Red Sox. That ties him for the most..." August 21
Fox Sports "The Rusney Castillo negotiations continue to progress rapidly, and the Red Sox are one of the three clubs most actively involved for the Cuban free-agent outfielder, according to major-league sources. Castillo, since his showcase in Miami on July 26, has held private workouts for eight clubs,..." August 21
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.