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Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:11:16 EDTIn different ways, they were both prominent in the not-too-distant past. On Saturday morning, they went about their Spring Training work together in relative anonymity on Field 5 with the other non-roster position players at Red Sox camp.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:01:04 EDTMLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:49:10 EDTThe Red Sox added some organizational depth by purchasing the contract of right-hander Hector Velazquez from the Mexican League. The deal is pending a physical. Assuming Velazquez passes the physical, he will receive an invitation to Major League camp.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:01:11 EDTSpring Training is here! Check out the latest ticket deals, gear up at the shop and get ready for the 2017 season with complete Red Sox coverage.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:23:04 EDTAbout 90 minutes before the Red Sox bounded out to the fields of Fenway South as a full squad for the first time, they took some time to acknowledge and embrace the high expectations that will follow the club around all season.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:39:12 EDTBlake Swihart, who is back behind the plate after moving to left field last season, is having some trouble with his throwing mechanics in the early days of Spring Training.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:29:06 EDTWhile the Red Sox continue to iron out the details on David Ortiz's future role, chairman Tom Werner expressed hope that the retired slugger will appear at some point during Spring Training to speak to the team.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:22:56 EDTLater this month, Red Sox owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner will celebrate the 15th anniversary of their purchase of the team.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:01:48 EDTWho do the Red Sox have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Boston's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:17:17 EDTRed Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who spent much of his offseason on a ramped-up training regimen that included boxing, could probably say he is now at his fighting weight.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:16:47 EDTHanley Ramirez arrived at Spring Training on Thursday sporting a tribute to one of his best friends.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:01:56 EDTGear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Red Sox are wearing
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:12:17 EDTThere is a spot to win in the starting rotation, and Drew Pomeranz doesn't even want to consider the alternative. Bullpen? Been there, done that.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:01:59 EDTThe 24-year-old veteran. Isn't that an oxymoron for a baseball player? Perhaps. But that is the unique classification Xander Bogaerts finds himself in as he enters his fifth -- yes, fifth -- season for the Red Sox.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:02:03 EDTFrom baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Red Sox's depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:11:46 EDTRed Sox closer Craig Kimbrel is probably just a mechanical tweak or two away from regaining the dominance he has displayed for nearly his entire career.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:31:58 EDTThe simple act of throwing a baseball was weird for Carson Smith the first time he tried it after Tommy John surgery.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:56:48 EDTFor new Red Sox ace Chris Sale, the best part about arriving to work every day are the banners. They are not merely reminders of the recent success by a tradition-laden franchise, but also the left-hander's strongest motivator.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:20:00 EDTThough starting pitchers Eduardo Rodriguez, Drew Pomeranz and Steven Wright aren't a full-go just yet, Red Sox manager John Farrell thinks they will all be ready for the start of the season. The progress of that trio bears watching, given they are the three pitchers battling for the final two spots in the rotation.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:53:00 EDTIn this brave new world the Red Sox are entering without David Ortiz, they are fortunate to have Dustin Pedroia to lead them.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:24:33 EDTAndrew Benintendi was eating lunch with a former college teammate at a restaurant in St. Louis when the news went viral. Chris Sale was about to become a member of the Red Sox. For a brief couple of minutes, Benintendi wondered if he was part of the compensation that convinced the White Sox to part with a five-time All-Star.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:30:36 EDTThe Red Sox opened camp on Monday to great expectations, thanks in large part to a certain blockbuster you might have heard about, engineered by Dave Dombrowski back in December.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:55:15 EDTPopular NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy revealed Monday that he is battling lung cancer for the fourth time, but is optimistic about his prognosis and expects to work his regular schedule of games this season.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:27:07 EDTOn the eve of the official opening of Spring Training, Red Sox manager John Farrell spoke Sunday of the competitions that are to ensue. And there might be no more prominent storyline than Pablo Sandoval's quest to win back his job at third base.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:16:08 EDTFor many Red Sox players, it has been a long offseason waiting for the chance at redemption following a too-short October run. For others, it's been a whirlwind after getting traded (Chris Sale, Tyler Thornburg), signed (Mitch Moreland) or married (David Price).
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:00:19 EDTThe jockeying for position(s) will soon begin under the soothing sun of Spring Training. For the Red Sox, the most compelling battle for roster spots will happen behind the plate, in the rotation and in the bullpen.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:11:15 EDTThe big three that has been talked about for weeks turned into a visual image Friday at the Fenway South complex, and it was one to behold for a Red Sox fan.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:13:33 EDTThe thrill of being a contender again was thrilling for the Red Sox and their fans last season, but the standards are now higher for what could well be a memorable 2017.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:52:10 EDTWhile many of their fans dug out of a blizzard 1,200 miles to the north, the Red Sox were out in full force five days ahead of the first official workout for pitchers and catchers.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EDTBefore the Yankees and the Red Sox settle their 2017 competition on the field, we can get a head start on assessing them by comparing the fantasy value of their key players for the upcoming campaign.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:07:07 EDTGet positional ranks and auction values plus insight on top prospects, sleepers, comeback candidates and more to help you dominate your league.
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:00:00 EDTThere is excitement entering Spring Training because the Red Sox organization is now in terrific shape and looking primed to be a top contender, not just for 2017, but for the next several years.
Thu, 9 Feb 2017 13:28:19 EDTMajor League Baseball's long tradition of honoring America's military heroes will continue this spring when the Nationals and Red Sox compete in a preseason exhibition game April 1 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 18:45:51 EDTThe Red Sox will have two cornerstone players representing their countries at the upcoming World Baseball Classic -- shortstop Xander Bogaerts (Netherlands) and designated hitter/first baseman Hanley Ramirez (Dominican Republic).
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 22:31:46 EDTMookie Betts will be the focal point of the Red Sox's lineup going forward. Not only that, but he will dominate the opposition's pre-series scouting meetings.
Tue, 7 Feb 2017 17:50:12 EDTThe transformation from top prospect to under the radar in the span of a couple of years isn't ideal, but Blake Swihart doesn't mind having to re-establish himself.
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 14:22:06 EDTThe Red Sox have agreed to a Minor League deal with veteran outfielder Carlos Quentin, MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman reported Wednesday. The club has not confirmed the report.
Mon, 6 Feb 2017 16:00:00 EDTWith Spring Training fast approaching, MLB.com will take a look at a different aspect of this year's Red Sox squad each day this week. Today's topic: What's the difference?
Tue, 7 Feb 2017 09:00:32 EDTHundreds of New Englanders, fresh off the euphoria of watching the Patriots win the Super Bowl in epic fashion, lined up along Van Ness Street on Monday morning. It was Red Sox Truck Day that gave the fans a reason to congregate outside of Fenway Park so soon after witnessing a Boston sports team winning a championship for the 10th time in a span of 15 years.