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Red Sox Retire David Ortiz's No. 34

Jun 24, 2017 1:47 AM

Eight months after playing his final game, David Ortiz had his No. 34 retired by the Boston Red Sox in a ceremony before the team's 9-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

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Boston Renames Street After David Ortiz

Jun 23, 2017 10:35 AM

The city of Boston has honored David Ortiz by renaming the street formerly known as Yawkey Way Extension, near Fenway Park, to David Ortiz Drive.

"This city means a lot to me. This city got me to where I am," Ortiz said.

Ortiz retired last season after spending 14 of his 20 Major League seasons with the Red Sox. He helped the club win three World Series titles, including their first in 86 years in 2004.

Associated Press

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Dustin Pedroia Sent To Hospital After HBP

Jun 19, 2017 7:27 AM

Dustin Pedroia was taken to a nearby hospital after he was hit in the back by a pitch in Sunday night's game between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros.

Pedroia had X-rays on his rib area.

"The pitch hit in the left lat area, left rib cage. It continued to swell and tighten up," John Farrell said. "He was losing a lot of range of motion with the left arm, so we had to get him off his feet. We'll have a better read once he goes through the exam here at the local hospital."

Pedroia was the second batter hit by Astros pitcher James Hoyt in the seventh inning. When Pedroia departed, Josh Rutledge moved from third base to second and Pablo Sandoval entered the contest at third.


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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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David Price Will Only Talk To Boston Media On Days He Pitches

Jun 8, 2017 7:43 AM

David Price told Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe that he will no longer do personal interviews and will only talk to the media on the days he pitches.

Price will take the mound against the New York Yankees on Thursday.

"I'm not cautious," Price told Shaughnessy. "I'm the same me. I don't talk to the media every day like I did last year and I guess I get blown up for that. But I was honest with everything they asked me last year and I get blown up for that. So they did this to themselves. Talk to me on the day I pitch and that's it. There are no more personal interviews. There are no more asking me questions on a personal level. That's done."

Price's decision is within his rights. The collective bargaining agreements encourages players to speak with the media, but doing so when he pitches satisfies that requirement.

Evan Drellich/CSNNE

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Red Sox, David Ortiz Discussing Role Within Organization

Jun 6, 2017 8:43 AM

David Ortiz hinted Monday at the possibility of him returning to the Boston Red Sox organization in some role.

The two sides are in discussions regarding a future relationship, the retired slugger said.

"We've been talking, but right now nothing," Ortiz said. "We're going back and forth. At some point it's going to happen. That organization is what I am. We've been talking."

Ortiz didn't clarify when asked if his potential role would be in the front office or the dugout.

Joe Trezza/MLB

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Former MLB Player Jimmy Piersall Dies At Age 87

Jun 4, 2017 1:16 PM

Former major leaguer Jimmy Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book "Fear Strikes Out," has died. He was 87.

Piersall died Saturday at a care facility in Wheaton, Illinois, after a monthslong illness, according to the Boston Red Sox, for whom Piersall played for seven of his 17 seasons in the majors.

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Dustin Pedroia To Have MRI On Injured Wrist

May 30, 2017 7:53 AM

Dustin Pedroia left Monday's game with a sprained left wrist.

He tumbled over Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu while running out a groundout in the first inning and landed awkwardly on his wrists.

"I think anytime you're dealing with a position player’s wrist, a hitter’s wrist, that’s always cause for concern," John Farrell said.

X-rays immediately taken in Chicago were negative, according to the Boston Red Sox, but he is being sent back to Boston to get an MRI.

"He feels he knows those guys, they know him well, so we felt it would be more comfortable for him to do that," Dave Dombrowski said. "He wanted to do that too because he knows those guys so well. We could have gotten an MRI here and had people read it but he just knows the people there so well. We figured he wanted to do that, so we said, 'Sure, we’ll fly you there and get the MRI done there.'"

Jason Mastrodonato/Boston Herald

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David Price To Make Season Debut On Monday

May 26, 2017 11:17 AM

The Boston Red Sox will activate David Price to make his 2017 debut on Monday.

Price has been rehabbing an elbow injury this spring and the early part of the season.

The Red Sox signed Price to a seven-year, $217 million contract prior to the 2016 campaign.

Ian Browne/MLB

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Dustin Pedroia Leaves Early With Left Knee Pain

May 26, 2017 11:08 AM

Dustin Pedroia left Thursday night's game in the fifth inning with left knee pain.

The Boston Red Sox classified Pedroia as day-to-day after a move they stressed was "precautionary." It's unclear when Pedroia aggravated his knee.

Pedroia underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last October.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

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David Price, Red Sox To Meet After Latest Rehab Start
The Red Sox plan to meet with David Price on Thursday to determine the next step for the left-hander after he allowed six runs (three earned) in less than four innings for Triple-A Pawtucket.


Red Sox Not Blaming Slow Start On John Farrell
The Red Sox have underperformed through the first quarter of the season, but they aren't blaming the slow start on John Farrell.

Jen McCaffrey/MassLive

Red Sox Promote Sam Travis To Face Left-Handers
Looking for a spark, the Red Sox promoted Sam Travis from Triple-A Pawtucket before Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

Red Sox Scouting Todd Frazier For Possible Trade
The Red Sox have been scouting Todd Frazier given the poor production they've received from third base this season.

Tom Cafardo/Boston Globe

David Price To Throw One More Rehab Start
Red Sox starting pitcher David Price will throw for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

Sale Ties Own Record By Striking Out 10 Batters In 8th Straight Game
Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez are the only pitchers in the modern-era with eight straight double-digit strikeout games.

Jose Quintana Remains Popular Target On Trade Market
Jose Quintana has a 4.38 ERA through eight starts, but remains a hot target on the trade market.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Drew Pomeranz Headed For MRI On Left Triceps
Drew Pomeranz walked off the mound before the start of fourth inning with left triceps tightness on Sunday.

Associated Press

David Price Throws Well In Simulated Game
David Price is scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday in Buffalo.

David Ortiz Rips Bobby Valentine As 'Irrational, Clueless'
David Ortiz had strong words for Bobby Valentine in his new autobiography, calling his one-time manager "arrogant," "disrespectful," "irrational," "clueless" and "aggravating as hell."


David Price To Make Rehab Start On Sunday
David Price is scheduled for his first Minor League rehab start Sunday with Triple-A Pawtucket.


Hanley Ramirez To Make Season Debut At First Base
Hanley Ramirez has been exclusively been a DH for the Red Sox this season.

David Price Throws 50-Pitch Simulated Game
David Price threw a 50-pitch simulated game on Thursday, using all four of his pitches.

Jen McCaffrey/MassLive

Steven Wright Considering Season-Ending Knee Surgery
Steven Wright is considering left knee surgery that would end his 2017 season.

Evan Drellich/CSNNE

Adam Jones Gets Warm Ovation At Fenway Park
A day after he heard racial taunts during a game at Fenway Park, Adam Jones received a standing ovation from the Red Sox crowd before his first at-bat of Tuesday night's game.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

CC Sabathia: African-American Players Expect Racism In Boston
When asked about Adam Jones' experience at Fenway Park on Monday night, CC Sabathia said players expect racist taunts in Boston.


Adam Jones Suffers Racial Taunts At Fenway Park
Adam Jones says he was subjected to a host racist taunts at Fenway Park during the Orioles' game against the Red Sox on Monday night.


Cubs Coveted Andrew Benintendi In 2015 Draft
The Red Sox finished the 2014 season two games worse than the Cubs, earning them the seventh pick while the Cubs selected ninth.

Alex Speier/Boston Globe

Matt Barnes Gets Four-Game Ban For Throwing At Manny Machado
Matt Barnes has been suspended four games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a fastball past the head of Manny Machado on Sunday.


David Price To Throw 45-50 Pitch Bullpen Session
After throwing 30 pitches during a bullpen session in Baltimore on Friday, David Price is scheduled to throw 45-50 times on Monday in Boston.

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