2 hrs ago
Players find tobacco habit hard to shake
Big Papi tucks his bat under his right arm, spits into the palm of his batting glove, and slaps his hands together before staring out at the pitcher.
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11 hrs ago
Boston Red Sox Spring Training: Ranking the Top 5 Early Standouts
The defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox are not putting many games in the win column to kick off Spring Training, but what they are doing is getting ready to defend their title with many of the same faces that won it a year ago.
20 hrs ago
Good morning from Fort Myers
The Red Sox are 1-5 and have been outscored 43-24 so far in spring training. It's pretty ugly and several folks wrote emails asking if there was reason to be concerned.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Bats surface as Red Sox beat Orioles 8-6
Feb 21, 2014; Ft Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli during spring training at JetBlue Park.
What should the Red Sox realistically expect from Felix Doubront?
On the one hand, the Red Sox lefty is only 26, and by all accounts, came to spring training last month in much better shape than the tub that arrived in Fort Myers last year, both good reasons why the team hopes the Venezuelan may be primed for a breakout season in 2014 journalistic profiles that dominated last spring's headlines, but he did ... (more)
Major League Roundup: Name recognition high for a new Yastrzemski
The Hall of Famer in a Red Sox warmup jersey met the Orioles rookie wearing No. 85 behind the cage during batting practice.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Felix Doubront delivers for Red Sox
Felix Doubront started for the Sox and threw two scoreless innings and Mike Napoli hit his first homer of the spring.
Anchorage Daily News
Recap: Boston vs. Baltimore
Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox held off the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 in spring training on Sunday.
Over The Monster
Red Sox vs. Orioles lineups: Felix Doubront takes the mound
The Red Sox will finally turn to their true rotation, giving Felix Doubront the ball as they seek their first Grapefruit League win.
Good morning from Fort Myers
The Red Sox play the Orioles today at 1:05 p.m. You can read about the Orioles in my Sunday Baseball Notes in the Boston Globe today.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Over The Monster
Daily Red Sox Links: Burke Badenhop, Stephen Drew, Felix Doubront
Today's links look at what the potential Opening Day roster could look like, why 2014 is the year Felix Doubront could finally break out, and some teams like the Red Sox who are relying on rookies.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Projecting the Red Sox roster, Version 1.0
FORT MYERS, Fla. A- We'll repeat this exercise again a few times before spring training is over.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Grady Sizemore will be in the Red Sox's lineup for first spring...
Even if Grady Sizemore had no uniform, if he was just a random guy in a batting cage taking swings, Red Sox hitting coach Gregg Colbrunn says people would still drop their jaws.
Morning notes: Hoping for peace in Venezuela
A group of masked men run for cover after riot police launched tear gas in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
Red Sox players send a message to Venezuela
Six Red Sox players from Venezuela - Felix Doubront, Jonathan Herrera, Heiker Meneses, Jose Mijares, Edward Mujica, and Brayan Villarreal - came out out of the clubhouse before the workout this morning with something other than baseball on their minds.
Clay Buchholz must bring heat all year
We all remember Clay Buchholz' performance in last year's Game 4 of the World Series, when the ailing right-hander baffled the St. Louis Cardinals with four innings of soft-serve vanilla ice cream.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Boston Red Sox 2014 Outlook: Starting Pitching
One area where the Boston Red Sox have plenty of depth for this season and the future is starting pitching.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Kevin Thomas: Red Sox up in arms, and that's good
But when Red Sox right-hander Ryan Dempster semi-retired this past week, there was little concern since Boston still has five proven starters, and promising arms in Triple-A and Double-A.
Capuano works out for 1st time with Red Sox
The left-hander worked out for the first time with the Boston Red Sox on Saturday after signing a $2.25 million, one-year contract.
The Winnipeg Free Press
Cabrera, other Venezuelans in the majors have their minds on political violence back home
Spring training is a time to get in shape for the upcoming major league season, work on mechanics or maybe compete for a spot on the team.