3/11/2014 | Carp continues impressive spring campaign
Put Mike Carp in the game and he hits. Ever since the left-handed hitter joined the Red Sox a year ago, that is pretty much the way it has worked.
3/11/2014 | Lackey fine with delayed start to spring
John Lackey, who made his first start of Spring Training on Tuesday, had no qualms with the Red Sox taking a conservative approach with him during camp.
3/11/2014 | Carp goes deep, but Red Sox's comeback foiled
John Lackey fired 2 2/3 innings in his first action since Game 6 of last year's World Series as the split-squad Red Sox lost to the Marlins, 5-4, on Tuesday afternoon at JetBlue Park.
3/11/2014 | Lavarnway, Holt, Middlebrooks go deep against Orioles
Ryan Lavarnway belted a solo homer off former teammate Alfredo Aceves as the Red Sox beat the Orioles, 6-5, on Tuesday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.
3/11/2014 | Red Sox try 'Call the Count' over PA system
The first pitch was delivered by John Lackey at 1:06 p.m. ET on Tuesday, another in a long line of sunny, pleasant days at JetBlue Park. Shortly after catcher David Ross gloved the pitch, public address announcer Ted Fitzgeorge announced subtly to the crowd, "Ball, 1-0."
3/11/2014 | Peavy ready to make spring debut on Thursday
Despite his unfortunate mishap with a fishing knife 10 days ago, Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy is on track to make his Grapefruit League debut on Thursday.
3/11/2014 | Sizemore passing all tests, could win starting job
What once appeared to be a long shot now seems to be a very real possibility. When the Red Sox open their season at Camden Yards on March 31, Grady Sizemore could well be the man leading off and starting in center field.
3/10/2014 | Papi hits first homer, ready to start season
The ball soared into the bullpen in right-center and David Ortiz posed for a second and watched. Then he did one of his signature bat flips, going into his first home run trot since Game 2 of last year's World Series. In truth, the Red Sox slugger is ready for the season to start.
3/10/2014 | Sizemore's comeback 'work in progress'
Now that Grady Sizemore feels healthy again for the first time in years, he's trying to regain his feel for the game. The Red Sox center fielder went 1-for-3 on Monday is expected to start again Tuesday, marking his first back-to-back appearances this spring.
3/10/2014 | For first time since Series win, Sox send out 'A' team
After going through the paces and getting reacclimated through their first 10 Grapefruit League games, the Red Sox sent out their entire "A" team Monday afternoon -- the lineup with which they hope to defend their World Series championship.
3/10/2014 | Lester sharp in debut; Papi, Napoli go deep
David Ortiz and Mike Napoli, the top two sluggers for the defending World Series champion Red Sox, hit towering home runs to fuel a 6-2 victory over the Rays on Monday afternoon at JetBlue Park. Ace Jon Lester made his first start of the spring, firing three innings of one-hit ball. The lefty walked one and struck out four.
3/10/2014 | Lester lined up for fourth straight Opening Day start
Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed Monday that the way his rotation is currently lined up could well be the way it stays when the season starts. Lefty ace Jon Lester, on the mound Monday for his Grapefruit League debut, is positioned perfectly to open the season March 31 at Camden Yards against the Orioles.
3/9/2014 | Brentz continues to sizzle at the plate
That big hitter at the top of Boston's spring leaderboard isn't David Ortiz. Bryce Brentz went into Sunday's game against Pittsburgh leading the Red Sox in hits (six), home runs (three) and RBIs (six), and he reached base three times in Boston's 4-1 win over the Pirates.
3/9/2014 | Buchholz pleased with second spring start
Clay Buchholz came out of his second Spring Training start with some encouraging returns on Sunday, and he said he definitely made progress from his spring debut. Buchholz threw three hitless innings during Boston's 4-1 victory over the Pirates at McKechnie Field and seemed pleased with his outing.
3/9/2014 | Carp not worried about role with Red Sox
The last thing Mike Carp wants to do is analyze his Spring Training statistics. Carp, who thrived in a part-time role with the Red Sox last season, came into Sunday's game batting just .133 for the Grapefruit League season and dismissed any talk about a slow spring start.
3/9/2014 | Following year off, Cordero refreshed, motivated
Francisco Cordero, fresh off a year-long baseball sabbatical, is back on the mound and competing for a roster spot with the Red Sox, a prospect that seems thrilling to the three-time All-Star.
3/9/2014 | Early offense plenty as Buchholz sets the tone
Led off by starter Clay Buchholz's three hitless innings, five Boston pitchers combined on a four-hitter Sunday as the Red Sox downed the Pirates, 4-1, at McKechnie Field.
3/8/2014 | Victorino considering batting right-handed exclusively
Red Sox manager John Farrell said to reporters Saturday morning in Sarasota that Shane Victorino may consider not batting as a switch-hitter this season and just bat right-handed.
3/8/2014 | Papi serves as mentor to Twins' prospect Vargas
David Ortiz has taken to mentor Kennys Vargas, the Twins' 23-year-old first-base/designated-hitter prospect who is listed at 6-feet-5 and 273 pounds.
3/8/2014 | Middlebrooks, Brentz go deep in first split-squad game
Boston's Will Middlebrooks gave the Red Sox (2-6-1) their first run with a home run to right-center in the third inning, and Bryce Brentz contributed a two-run homer in the 7-3 loss to the Orioles.
3/7/2014 | Doubront's improved fastball command key
If the early indications mean anything, Felix Doubront could be in for a big year. Doubront stayed ahead of the count and ahead of his past performance in his second outing of the spring Friday, when he worked four scoreless innings for Boston in a 4-1 win over Atlanta.
3/7/2014 | Nava has versatility to hit all over lineup
The Red Sox aren't locked into any lineup choices, and this is the time of Spring Training where the manager can put everything on the table. Boston manager John Farrell spoke about Daniel Nava on Friday, saying that the veteran could fit at the top or in the middle of the lineup.
3/7/2014 | Peavy, Victorino close to appearing in games
Two of Boston's key injured players are getting closer to a return to the field. Manager John Farrell said Friday morning that Shane Victorino and Jake Peavy should both be able to play by next week, contingent upon them continuing to make progress in their recoveries.
3/7/2014 | Doubront, Lavarnway stand out in victory
After six innings of a pitchers' duel, the game turned on a two-out rally. The Red Sox earned their first lead of Friday's game in the seventh inning, when Jonathan Herrera drilled an RBI double and Ryan Lavarnway added a two-run single to lead Boston to a 4-1 win over Atlanta. Red Sox lefty Felix Doubront threw four scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out three of the 14 batters he faced.
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.
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