Wednesday May 15
Shipping Back Up to Boston: Could Papelbon Solve Bullpen Woes?
As Paul Prims wrote here , the Sox bullpen is in a state of flux, filled with injury, inexperience and inconsistency.
Mon May 13, 2013
Over The Monster
Ben Cherington's closer-trade addiction
The Red Sox have lost closer Joel Hanrahan to season ending surgery , meaning that for the second straight season, the Red Sox have traded for a closer during the off-season and got a player who was ineffective when he has pitched and missed the majority of the season.
Sun May 12, 2013
Eric Mack: Fantasy baseball Weekly Planner: How to manage the DL deluge
Your fantasy team might be limping into mid-May, but there is help on the way. Some of the biggest early disabled list players are candidates to return this week.
Sat May 11, 2013
The rising cost of replacing Jonathan Papelbon
Papelbon has been, well, Papelbon since he left Boston. He has appeared in 83 games and has a 2.28 ERA with 100 strikeouts in 83 innings.
The Providence Journal
Joel Hanrahan to undergo season-ending surgery
A visit to orthopedic surgeon James Andrews confirmed for Hanrahan that the flexor tendon in his right forearm has torn off the bone and will require season-ending surgery.
Tue May 07, 2013
Pedey breaks out the power
In an at-bat that was every bit as impressive as any taken by a Red Sox player this season, Pedroia fouled off six pitches from Minnesota Twins reliever Casey Fien , including three in a row after working the count full.
Mon May 06, 2013
Bailey to the DL, Breslow Activated
Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey has been sent to the 15-day disabled list after being diagnosed with right biceps inflammation.
Sun May 05, 2013
Injured Relief Pitcher Notes: Bailey, Breslow, Morales
The Red Sox remarkably managed to fight through injuries to have an excellent April, going 18-8. To start the month of May, the Red Sox have looked healthier as they have David Ortiz and Stephen Drew back in the lineup.
Thu May 02, 2013
Ranking the Top 10 Closer/Setup Man Combos in MLB
Having reliable pitchers to insert into the eighth and ninth innings of a close game is essential for Major League Baseball teams that have World Series hopes.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Red Sox activating Hanrahan, but Bailey will close
UPDATE : Farrell confirmed Bailey will indeed remain the closer. Hanrahan will move into a setup role for the time being.
MLB Preview: Boston Red Sox' Week Ahead
The Boston Red Sox have started the season off with their best record, 17-8, since 2004 and have shown no signs of slowing down.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Shane in pain
Victorino hasn't played since leaving last Wednesday's game with recurring tightness in his lower back, but before the Red Sox left yesterday for a six-game road trip that starts tonight in Toronto, manager John Farrell said the right fielder is "gradually improving" and the team is hopeful he will play "at some point in the series." If the Sox ... (more)
MLB power rankings
2. San Francisco Giants - Barry Zito has been nearly unhittable at home, giving the back-end of the rotation a big boost.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Notebook: Will Middlebrooks seeks positives
Will Middlebrooks can't lie. There have been days over the past few weeks when the worst slump of the Red Sox third baseman's life has been something of a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Oakland A's: 5 Things Learned from Series Versus Boston Red Sox
That's what the Oakland Athletics found out this week during their visit up the East Coast - a road trip that resulted in five losses in six games at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox .
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Boston Red Sox
'Shipping Up to Boston' returns to Fenway Park
No, the Red Sox did not re-acquire Jonathan Papelbon, their all-time leader in saves.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Joel Hanrahan may be out of luck
Imagine having a rough week at work, catching the flu, calling in sick for three days, and then returning to discover you've been demoted.
Red Sox beat A's in series finale
Given his familiar surname and uniform number, Stephen Drew always knew that Red Sox fans may not be so eager to warm to him.
Farrell: Bard here as 'regular' in Sox bullpen
The Red Sox on Wednesday made it official, promoting reliever Daniel Bard from Double-A Portland.
Over The Monster
Red Sox injury update: John Lackey, Joel Hanrahan, Craig Breslow
Prior to Wednesday's game against the Athletics , Red Sox manager John Farrell dropped some information on a few injured pitchers, all working their way back to the majors on rehab assignments.