8/26/2015 | Porcello returns -- and so does his sinker
In the 24 days that Rick Porcello spent on the disabled list, he prioritized regaining his identity as a pitcher. For much of his career, that identity has been defined by a nasty sinker.
8/26/2015 | Buchholz to be re-evaluated next week
Clay Buchholz will be idled from throwing for at least one more week, as the Red Sox plan to re-evaluate him around Sept. 2, which is the six-week mark since his platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injection.
8/26/2015 | Well-rested Harvey starts first Sox-Mets clash in 6 years
When the Red Sox and Mets open a three-game series at Citi Field on Friday night, it will mark their first regular-season matchup in six years. This will be the first time Boston has been a visitor against the Mets since 2001, a series played at the now-defunct Shea Stadium.
8/26/2015 | Bradley puts cannon arm on display
The batter executes a hit-and-run with a single into right, and the runner advances from first to third. It happens all the time on baseball fields everywhere. That's what the White Sox thought they were doing in the eighth inning on Tuesday night, when Gordon Beckham slapped one through the hole and Carlos Sanchez was off on the pitch in the Red Sox's eventual 5-4 loss.
8/25/2015 | Rookie rules: Thompson powers White Sox
Rookie Trayce Thompson finished a home run short of the cycle and drove in three as the White Sox rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Red Sox Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Chicago ended a two-game losing streak and improved to 4-2 on the season against Boston.
8/25/2015 | Red Sox no stranger to facing aces
Over the last couple of weeks, the Red Sox have gone against aces Felix Hernandez, Corey Kluber and Johnny Cueto and come out on top each time. On Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, another big challenge awaits for Boston in lefty Chris Sale.
8/25/2015 | Sox managing Rodriguez's workload
The Red Sox will utilize Thursday's off-day as a way to get rookie Eduardo Rodriguez some extra rest prior to his next start.
8/25/2015 | O'Brien replacing Orsillo in NESN booth
Dave O'Brien will move from the radio booth to television and take over for Don Orsillo as the new Red Sox play-by-play man for NESN, it was announced on Tuesday.
8/25/2015 | Hanley will try transitioning to first base
The Red Sox will spend the coming days working with Hanley Ramirez on a transition to first base, and the hope is that the slugger can settle into that spot for 2016 and beyond. Ramirez even left open the possibility he could debut at first sometime before the current season ends.
8/25/2015 | Castillo breaks loose opposite fellow Cuban
It has often been speculated that the biggest impetus behind the Red Sox signing Rusney Castillo was that they came in second to the White Sox on another fine Cuban player, Jose Abreu.
8/25/2015 | Kelly evolving from thrower to pitcher
Though Joe Kelly retired the leadoff man in his first four innings on Monday night against the White Sox, Red Sox pitching coach Carl Willis most enjoyed watching the righty in the fifth, after he gave up a leadoff double.
8/24/2015 | Quintana, Miley match up on Chicago's South Side
White Sox lefty Jose Quintana will try to beat the Red Sox for the second time in a month when he takes the ball on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Wade Miley will start for Boston
8/24/2015 | Panda makes sprawling catch on tarp
Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval made a nifty play on Monday night, landing belly-first on to the tarp and reaching into the stands to snag a foul ball off the bat of Adam LaRoche.
8/24/2015 | Tazawa to continue getting ninth-inning call
Though Junichi Tazawa has struggled to get the job done as a closer since Koji Uehara went down, Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo will continue to give him the ball in the ninth inning.
8/24/2015 | Vazquez to get at-bats in instructional league
The first bad thing that happened to the 2015 Red Sox occurred in Spring Training, when projected starting catcher Christian Vazquez sustained a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and had to have Tommy John surgery. The good news is that Vazquez has progressed nicely during every step of his rehab and he remains on track for 2016 Opening Day.
8/24/2015 | Experience will balance Rodriguez's inconsistency
On his first night with the Red Sox, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski made a phone call to manager John Farrell as he began treatment for Stage 1 lymphoma. In the background of their conversation, Eduardo Rodriguez stood on the mound at Fenway Park, poised, powerful and in control.
8/24/2015 | Astros' pair leads Prospect Team of the Week
The Houston Astros might be the feel-good surprise story in the big leagues, but let's not forget much of that has been built from within, taking advantage of one of the best farm systems in baseball.
8/24/2015 | Impressive lineup at Sabermetrics Seminar
The Saber Conference, as it's known colloquially, was highlighted by a mix of baseball executives and six-time MLB All-Star right-hander Curt Schilling.
8/23/2015 | Tazawa comes up on wrong end of duel
For all of the wacky plays that preceded Red Sox closer Junichi Tazawa's ninth-inning duel with Mike Moustakas, Sunday's series finale at Fenway Park still came down to a classic battle at the plate.
8/23/2015 | Wet and wild: Royals stun Red Sox
Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas delivered two-run singles in a crazy four-run rally in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Junichi Tazawa as the Royals surged to an 8-6 win on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park, earning a split in the four-game series.
8/23/2015 | Royals string together bizarre rally
The Royals put together a bizarre four-run rally in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Junichi Tazawa at a misty and foggy Fenway Park.
8/23/2015 | Samardzija aims to get back on track vs. Red Sox
Monday's series opener between the Red Sox and White Sox in Chicago will showcase two pitchers going in completely opposite directions. Boston right-hander Joe Kelly has won all four starts in August, while Chicago right-hander Jeff Samardzija has lost all four.
8/23/2015 | Barnes optioned, Aro called up
With Rick Porcello rejoining the Red Sox this week, rookie Matt Barnes found himself the odd man out of the rotation.
8/23/2015 | Hanley shows signs of regaining groove
Hanley Ramirez hit a bullet in the bottom of the sixth inning of Saturday night's 6-3 loss to the Royals -- the hardest he's hit a ball in some time. When center fielder Lorenzo Cain made a catch on the 109-mph liner, Ramirez crouched down in frustration, as his recent slump reached 0-for-16.
8/23/2015 | Wright still dealing with balance issues
Steven Wright's return to the Red Sox's rotation will have to wait a little longer.
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