3/6/2014 | Veteran pitchers help Webster turn things around
Red Sox right-hander Allen Webster struggled in his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday, so a few veteran teammates stepped in to lend their expertise. After some time watching video with Jon Lester, John Lackey and Clay Buchholz -- and some more applying their suggestions in the bullpen -- Webster came back a different pitcher on Thursday.
3/6/2014 | Slick-fielding Marrero continues to impress
Could Deven Marrero be the next Jose Iglesias? Perhaps it's not a fair comparison, but in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, Boston's latest slick-fielding shortstop prospect put on an impressive show.
3/6/2014 | Red Sox have stabilizing 'X' factor at shortstop
Things always change fast in baseball, even for the champions. And sometimes, especially for the champions. That's the case for the Red Sox. Just look at Xander Bogaerts.
3/6/2014 | Webster, Sox hold Fish to two hits in scoreless tie
The threat of rain hovered over Roger Dean Stadium most of Thursday afternoon, and the impact of the weather arrived before either the Marlins or Red Sox could score a run.
3/6/2014 | Bradley learning, not trying to replicate 2013 spring
Jackie Bradley Jr. could not have been flying much higher last spring, before the regular season brought him a cold dose of reality. About a week into this year's Grapefruit League schedule, Bradley has generated no eye-popping stats. Yet he might be much more prepared for the rigors of April and beyond -- and the Red Sox need him to be.
3/6/2014 | Salty reflects fondly on Sox, but ready to move on
After helping the Red Sox win a World Series title, Jarrod Saltalamacchia has moved on, but he isn't holding on to any hard feelings. Saltalamacchia hit cleanup against his old team at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday, their first encounter since he signed a three-year, $21 million with the Marlins in December.
3/6/2014 | Hill reports to Red Sox after death of newborn son
In the aftermath of a tragedy, Red Sox veteran lefty reliever Rich Hill made his first appearance at Spring Training on Thursday morning. Signed by the Sox in January to a Minor League deal that included an invitation to Major League Spring Training, Hill was delayed following the recent death of his newborn son.
3/5/2014 | Red Sox involved in first replay experience
The Red Sox had their first encounter with Major League Baseball's new instant replay system during Wednesday's 8-6 Grapefruit League loss to the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. MLB has selected certain games throughout Spring Training in which to test the system.
3/5/2014 | This time, Bogaerts clubs one nobody can get
Xander Bogaerts felt he'd run into some bad luck early in the Grapefruit League season, seeing hard-hit balls turn into outs. He had no such problem in his third and final plate appearance of Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Cardinals.
3/5/2014 | Versatile Capuano can provide Red Sox with options
When Chris Capuano made his Red Sox debut on Wednesday, he did so as a starting pitcher. That might not be the role he holds when the regular season begins, but that's not a big problem for the veteran left-hander, who gave up two runs in two innings during Boston's 8-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/5/2014 | Nava, Bogaerts go deep in Capuano's Red Sox debut
Daniel Nava and Xander Bogaerts homered, while Chris Capuano allowed two runs -- on a homer -- over two innings in his Red Sox debut as Boston fell to St. Louis, 8-6, on Wednesday.
3/5/2014 | Starters advancing toward Grapefruit debuts
Three-fifths of the Red Sox's starting rotation is moving closer to appearing in the Grapefruit League. Left-hander Jon Lester threw a 38-pitch, three-inning simulated game against Minor Leaguers back at the team's complex in Fort Myers, Fla., on Wednesday morning, while the team sent a contingent to face the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/5/2014 | Red Sox not dwelling on WS rematch with Cards
The Red Sox made the trip to Roger Dean Stadium on Wednesday to face the Cardinals in a Grapefruit League contest. The stakes were a bit lower than the last time the clubs met, when Boston finished off the World Series on Oct. 30 at Fenway Park.
3/4/2014 | Buchholz thrilled by arm strength in debut
Clay Buchholz didn't have great results during his Grapefruit League debut Tuesday, but the key for the righty is that he felt healthy, something he was not at the end of last season.
3/4/2014 | Peavy making progress, but no timetable for return
Jake Peavy, coming off a laceration of his left index finger, made some nice progress on Tuesday when he was able to do some throwing.
3/4/2014 | A.J., Ross both dealing with nagging foot injuries
A.J. Pierzynski and David Ross, the two top catchers on the depth chart, are both battling left foot ailments and will be out of action for the next few days.
3/4/2014 | Buchholz gives up run, offense held in check
Clay Buchholz wasn't sharp in his first start, giving up three hits, one run and one walk in an inning of work during the Red Sox's 8-0 loss to the Rays on Tuesday at JetBlue Park.
3/4/2014 | Evans lauds Victorino for his work in right field
A year ago, the man long considered to be the best defensive right fielder in Red Sox history was asked by the club to give Shane Victorino a pointer or two.
3/3/2014 | Uehara makes spring debut with pristine results
For the first time since Game 6 of last year's World Series, Koji Uehara was back on the mound for the Red Sox on Monday against the Pirates, and it didn't seem as if much had changed. Uehara fired 14 pitches, 10 of them for strikes, in the type of 1-2-3 clinic that marked his 2013 season.
3/3/2014 | Rolled ankle won't keep Pierzynski out of action
Moments after hitting a single up the middle in the top of the seventh inning in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Pirates, A.J. Pierzynski rolled his left ankle retreating back to first base. He exited for a pinch-runner, but the catcher shouldn't miss any time.
3/3/2014 | Peavy hopes to miss just one start as finger heals
Jake Peavy's mishap with a fishing knife, though painful and scary, might only force him to miss one Grapefruit League start. At least that's what Peavy, who suffered a laceration of his left index finger, is hoping.
3/3/2014 | For Cecchini, baseball education began at home
If Red Sox third-base prospect Garin Cecchini plays like the son of a coach, it's because he is actually the son of two coaches and proud of it.
3/3/2014 | Workman hit hard, but Sox 'pen subdues Bucs
Brandon Workman gave up two home runs before the bullpen took over in a 7-6 Red Sox loss to the Pirates on Monday afternoon. Relievers Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa each tossed a scoreless frame.
3/2/2014 | Doubront's offseason work impresses in first action
Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront looks determined to have a more consistent season in 2014. He has increased his offseason training routine and tuned up his mechanics, and the results were there Sunday.
3/2/2014 | Middlebrooks takes Yaz's praise to heart
Count Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski among those who believe Will Middlebrooks will have a bounce-back season in 2014.
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