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Toucher: People Shouldn’t Be Dismissing Allen Craig
Thursday, April 02, 2015

Toucher: People Shouldn’t Be Dismissing Allen Craig

BOSTON (CBS) -  98.5 The Sports Hub’s Fred Toucher and Jon Wallach had a conversation Thursday morning about the glut of Red Sox outfielders, and how Allen Craig has largely been forgotten.Why is that?“It’s...

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Red Sox Catcher Vazquez To Have Tommy John Surgery
Thursday, April 02, 2015

Red Sox Catcher Vazquez To Have Tommy John Surgery

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.The Red Sox said Dr. James Andrews will operate Thursday in Gulf Breeze, Florida.Vazquez had been expected to...

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Hurley: Better Check The Brakes On Mookie Betts Hype Train
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Hurley: Better Check The Brakes On Mookie Betts Hype Train

BOSTON (CBS) — All aboard the Mookie Betts Hype Train. Choo-choo!That’s been the story this year in spring training, and with good reason. The second baseman-turned-outfielder put together a solid rookie campaign...

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Inside Baseball: Mazz, Roche Break Down 2015 Red Sox Rotation
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Inside Baseball: Mazz, Roche Break Down 2015 Red Sox Rotation

BOSTON (CBS) — Every week on Monday night, Dan Roche and Tony Massarotti will bring you beyond the highlights in a new segment called “Inside Baseball” on the WBZ-TV News at 10pm on myTV38!In the first...

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Roche: Time To Appreciate David Ortiz For Slugger He Is
Friday, March 27, 2015

Roche: Time To Appreciate David Ortiz For Slugger He Is

BOSTON (CBS) — Believe what you want. Word was leaked that David Ortiz tested positive for some type of performance enhancing drug in 2003. No one from MLB has ever told Ortiz what exactly he tested positive for.So...

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Ortiz Vehemently Denies Ever Using Steroids, Says He Deserves To Be In Hall Of Fame
Friday, March 27, 2015

Ortiz Vehemently Denies Ever Using Steroids, Says He Deserves To Be In Hall Of Fame

BOSTON (CBS) — David Ortiz took to Derek Jeter’s website on Thursday, and vehemently denied he ever “knowingly used steroids.”Writing as an editor for The Players’ Tribune, Ortiz relayed a story of how he...

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Potential Peaks, Pitfalls For 2015 Red Sox
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Potential Peaks, Pitfalls For 2015 Red Sox

BOSTON (CBS) — Some folks love the Red Sox’ annual St. Patrick’s Day spring training game because they like to see their favorite team wearing green jerseys. Some of us like this tradition for another reason: It...

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Abraham On Toucher & Rich: Xander Bogaerts On Verge Of Breakout Season?
Monday, March 09, 2015

Abraham On Toucher & Rich: Xander Bogaerts On Verge Of Breakout Season?

With spring training officially in full swing down in Florida, The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham joined Toucher and Rich to talk Red Sox.One player who’s been tearing it up thus far has been shortstop Xander...

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Pedroia Clubs Grand Slam, Quickly Proclaims ‘I Knew I Was Back To Normal’
Friday, March 06, 2015

Pedroia Clubs Grand Slam, Quickly Proclaims ‘I Knew I Was Back To Normal’

BOSTON (CBS) — While Dustin Pedroia’s confidence is never in question, the second baseman’s health was a bit of a red flag heading into 2015 given the two surgeries he’s undergone over the last two years.But...

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Massarotti: Hanley Being Hanley A Frightening Proposition For Red Sox
Friday, March 06, 2015

Massarotti: Hanley Being Hanley A Frightening Proposition For Red Sox

BOSTON (CBS) — So Hanley Ramirez is moving to left field. Well whoop-de-doo. Personally, with Hanley, I am far, far less worried about the E-7 and far, far more worried about the K-9.Woof, woof.Let’s get right to...

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Rusney Castillo Out ‘For Some Time’ With Left Oblique Strain
Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Rusney Castillo Out ‘For Some Time’ With Left Oblique Strain

BOSTON (CBS) — Maybe having all those outfielders on their roster isn’t such a bad thing for the Red Sox.After just three spring at-bats, Boston outfielder Rusney Castillo is out indefinitely with a strained left...

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Red Sox, Boston College Honor Pete Frates During Spring Game
Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Red Sox, Boston College Honor Pete Frates During Spring Game

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — You may have had a difficult time telling the players apart during Tuesday’s Red Sox-Boston College game in Fort Myers, Florida.As the BC Eagles took on the Red Sox in the second half of...

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Buchholz, Porcello Pleased With Spring Debuts
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Buchholz, Porcello Pleased With Spring Debuts

BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Red Sox needed an extra inning to get a win over the Northeastern Huskies on Tuesday, but two of their starting pitchers didn’t need much effort to get through their work for the...

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Heyman: Red Sox Could Get Cliff Lee Without Giving Up Betts & Swihart
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Heyman: Red Sox Could Get Cliff Lee Without Giving Up Betts & Swihart

BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox and Phillies have engaged in an intense staring match this offseason and spring over left-hander Cole Hamels, with both teams unwilling to budge on their demands to make the trade...

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Following Sleep Apnea Surgery, Well-Rested Napoli Dreaming Of Big 2015
Monday, March 02, 2015

Following Sleep Apnea Surgery, Well-Rested Napoli Dreaming Of Big 2015

BOSTON (CBS) — You may notice that Mike Napoli looks a little different as the Red Sox prepare for the 2015 season.Sure, the hefty beard is back after a quick absence at the end of the 2014 season. But...

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John Farrell Explains What Goes Into Deciding Starting Rotation
Saturday, February 28, 2015

John Farrell Explains What Goes Into Deciding Starting Rotation

BOSTON (CBS) — John Farrell heads into the 2015 season in a situation which few managers find themselves. Though he has a starting staff made up of very capable pitchers, he has no real ace and, really, no obvious...

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Dan Roche Authors Stirring Poem Before Leaving Red Sox Spring Training
Friday, February 27, 2015

Dan Roche Authors Stirring Poem Before Leaving Red Sox Spring Training

Friday is a sad day in Fort Myers.The mighty Dan Roche is going home.Yes, all good things must come to an end, and the man who has dutifully called in to every Sports Hub program all week long wrapped up his week in...

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Massarotti: An Unhappy Papi, A Cop-Out By Red Sox Owners And Other Spring Observations
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Massarotti: An Unhappy Papi, A Cop-Out By Red Sox Owners And Other Spring Observations

BOSTON (CBS) — Sprinkling the infield while playing a game of catch(up):— If David Ortiz is smart, he’d write a check for $25,000, then hand it over to Major League Baseball in advance for violating baseball’s...

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Hanley Ramirez Exacts Revenge On Joe Kelly For 2013 Hit By Pitch
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hanley Ramirez Exacts Revenge On Joe Kelly For 2013 Hit By Pitch

BOSTON (CBS) — In his regular-season and postseason career, Hanley Ramirez has been hit by a pitch 54 times. Add in his minor league career, and Ramirez has been hit by a pitch 75 times since 2002.But there’s one...

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John Henry Calls Reported Red Sox Power Struggle ‘Ridiculous,’ Discusses Philosophy On Spending
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

John Henry Calls Reported Red Sox Power Struggle ‘Ridiculous,’ Discusses Philosophy On Spending

BOSTON (CBS) — As is almost always the case with the Boston Red Sox, a large number of stories — all of which come from varying levels of speculation — continue to swirl around the team. Always eager to clarify,...

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