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Suspect In David Ortiz Shooting Was Offered $7,800

Jun 13, 2019 7:47 AM

The alleged coordinator of Sunday night's attack on David Ortiz was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos, or about $7,800, to carry out the shooting, according to police.

Six suspects, including the alleged gunman, have been detained in the Dominican Republic.

Ortiz's wife said in a statement Wednesday that the former Red Sox slugger was able to sit up and take some steps as he recuperates in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.


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David Ortiz Has Second Surgery In Boston

Jun 12, 2019 9:09 AM

David Ortiz had a second surgery after arriving in Boston.

Ortiz was shot in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday night.

The 43-year-old arrived in Boston on Monday night for the surgery and is in stable condition, his wife, Tiffany, said in a statement.

Ortiz was shot at a club in Santo Domingo and underwent emergency surgery to repair damage done by the bullet to both his intestines and his liver. He was stabilized and then flown to Boston and taken by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital.


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David Ortiz Arrives At Boston Hospital After Shooting

Jun 11, 2019 8:20 AM

David Ortiz is recovering in Boston after being shot and wounded at a club in his hometown of Santo Domingo on Sunday.

In stable condition, Ortiz will continue his recovery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Ortiz's media assistant Leo Lopez told ESPN that the former slugger underwent a six-hour operation performed by three doctors.

"Doctors say he is out of danger, but he is heavily sedated and will be in intensive care for the next 24 hours," Lopez said.

Ian Browne/MLB

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David Ortiz Shot, Wounded In Dominican Republic

Jun 9, 2019 10:32 PM

Former Red Sox and Dominican star David Ortiz was shot and wounded at an entertainment center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, his father told ESPN's Enrique Rojas.

"They called to tell me that David is injured and that they took him to a medical center, but they did not tell me how he is or exactly where he was transferred," Leo Ortiz said via telephone from the Dominican Republic.

"At the moment, everything is confusing. I'm trying to find out where they took my son," Mr. Ortiz added.

According to a report from Dominican TV station CDN 37, Ortiz was shot in the leg.

Ortiz is in stable condition.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Injury, Legal, Misc Rumor

J.D. Martinez Remains Out Of Lineup

Jun 9, 2019 1:34 PM

Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez was out of the starting lineup Sunday for the fourth straight game because of back tightness.

Boston manager Alex Cora said Sunday that Martinez "is feeling better, but he's not ready to play."

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Red Sox Place Mitch Moreland Back On IL

Jun 8, 2019 1:04 PM

First baseman Mitch Moreland's return to the Red Sox was a short one, as the team placed him on the 10-day injured list Saturday after he strained his right quad in his first game back Friday.

The Red Sox activated Moreland prior to their loss to the Rays on Friday. He started the game but left after the sixth inning with the quad injury.

Moreland had previously been out since May 26 with a low back strain.

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2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.


Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover (North Carolina) HS

27. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

30. New York Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal


Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State


Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor


Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy


Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan


Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS




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Dustin Pedroia 'Not Sure' If He'll Play Again

May 27, 2019 2:39 PM

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said he is "not sure" whether he will play baseball again because of his chronically injured left knee.

Pedroia discussed his injury at Fenway Park on Monday, shortly after the Red Sox transferred him to the 60-day injured list.

Flanked by manager Alex Cora and president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, Pedroia said he will shut down his recovery indefinitely in order to ponder his future.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

Bill Buckner Dies At 69 After Battling Dementia

May 27, 2019 2:36 PM

Bill Buckner, the longtime major leaguer whose error in the 1986 World Series for years lived in Red Sox infamy, died Monday.

"After battling the disease of Lewy Body Dementia, Bill Buckner passed away early the morning of May 27th surrounded by his family," his family said in a statement. "Bill fought with courage and grit as he did all things in life. Our hearts are broken but we are at peace knowing he is in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

He was 69.

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Red Sox To Move David Price Up In Rotation

May 26, 2019 4:51 PM

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said David Price, who left Saturday's game after throwing just 15 pitches because of flu-like symptoms, will be moved up in the rotation and could start on Tuesday or Wednesday.

If he is moved up, Price would be facing the Indians at Fenway Park on just two or three days of rest. It would also mean the Boston lefty would not pitch against the Yankees in New York, where he has a 9.79 ERA in six starts since signing with Boston in 2016.

"We'll see how he feels," Cora said on Sunday before Boston's series finale against Houston.

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Chris Sale Doesn't Question Decision To Pull Him With 17 Ks
The left-hander became the first pitcher to strike out 17 or more batters in seven or fewer innings.

Katherine Acquavella/CBS Sports

Alex Cora Says Red Sox Clubhouse Isn't Divided
Alex Cora is pushing back against recent media discussion of what could be perceived as a racial divide in the Red Sox clubhouse ahead of the team's trip to the White House.

Joon Lee/ESPN

Alex Cora To Skip Red Sox's White House Visit
Alex Cora announced on Sunday that he will not accompany the Red Sox to celebrate its World Series title at the White House on Thursday.


Red Sox No Longer Playing 'Fortnite' In Clubhouse
Nathan Eovaldi told WEEI that he hasn't seen the popular video game around all season.


Dustin Pedroia Taught Eduardo Rodriguez New Pitch
Eduardo Rodriguez had his best outing of the season for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night and credited his success to a new grip on his breaking ball taught to him by Dustin Pedroia.


Nathan Eovaldi To Have Elbow Surgery
Nathan Eovaldi will have elbow surgery on Thursday and will be out of action for 4-6 weeks, according to a source.


Red Sox Place Nathan Eovaldi On IL
Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has a loose body in the right elbow.

David Price Warns Red Sox Could Sell Off If They Don't Start Winning
The Red Sox are 6-13 and only the Marlins have a worse run differential.

Alex Speier/Boston Globe

Chris Sale: 'I Just Flat-Out Stink'
Chris Sale is as frustrated as he's ever been on a baseball field as he continues to struggle to begin the season.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Mookie Betts: 'What I'm Doing Is Unacceptable'
The Red Sox are 6-11 and Mookie Betts is slashing .222/.324/.413 and has three homers and seven RBIs.

Ian Browne/MLB

O's Chris Davis Snaps MLB 0-For-54 Record
Chris Davis singled in the first inning on Saturday off Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello.

Montoyo, Cora Excited About Puerto Rican Matchup
Today's game between the Blue jays and Red Sox will be the first time two Puerto Rican managers will face each other in a major league game.

Dustin Pedroia To Start Home Opener for Red Sox
Dustin Pedroia played in only three games last season due to an ongoing knee injury.

Ron Darling Stands By Lenny Dykstra Allegations
Ron Darling has accused former Mets teammate Lenny Dyksttra shouted racial slurs at Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd during the 1986 World Series.

Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts Agree To Six-Year, $132M Deal
Xander Bogaerts new deal with the Red Sox includes an opt-out clause following the 2022 season.

Red Sox Pitching Staff Off To Rough Start
The Red Sox pitching staff has given up 34 runs, tied for the most of any team in the first four games over the past decade.

Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts Finalizing Seven-Year, $132M Extension
According to sources, Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts new deal would be worth $132 million.

Red Sox Have Highest Opening Day Payroll
The Red Sox are baseball's biggest spender for the second-straight year, according to a study of major league salaries by The Associated Press.

Associated Press

MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney
MLB believes buying RSNs could move the league to a more national model and address revenue disparity.

Ronald Blum/AP

Alex Cora Won't Reveal Red Sox Closer
The Red Sox will use a new closer with Craig Kimbrel lingering in free agency.