BOSTON — The importance of first impressions can’t be overstated. Just ask Allen Craig.
Craig, who joined his new Red Sox teammates before Friday’s game against the New York Yankees, expressed excitement over joining a lineup anchored by David Ortiz and fellow newcomer Yoenis Cespedes. He also conveyed enthusiasm over playing at Fenway Park, which left its mark on the former St. Louis Cardinals…
In being traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes went from a team that some favor to win this year’s World Series to a team sitting in the basement of the American League East.
But Cespedes doesn’t think that Boston’s current record is a good reflection of…
John Lackey has officially been a St. Louis Cardinal for just a shade over 24 hours, but he’s already committing to his new ballclub for another year.
The Cardinals acquired the right-handerfrom the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, and with Lackey, came his funky contract. When Lackey signed with Boston as a free agent before the 2010 season, the Red Sox tacked on a club option for 2015 that would pay…
FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ depth at tight end remains shallow as Michael Hoomanawanui is absent for his fourth straight practice.
Hoomanawanui, wide receivers Aaron Dobson and Jeremy Gallon, running back Tyler Gaffney, linebackers Cameron Gordon and Deontae Skinner, center Bryan Stork, offensive lineman Chris Martin and defensive tackle Dominique Easley are not practicing for the…
BOSTON — The Red Sox’s clubhouse felt like a foreign land before Friday’s game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Lockers were moved, new faces were scattered and a different feel filled the air.
The Red Sox made four trades Thursday before Major League Baseball’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline. Boston shipped away major leaguers and landed major leaguers, signifying that the Red…
Charlie Moore is swapping the fishing pole for a glove Friday night.
The star of “Charlie Moore Outdoors” will take in the Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees game at Fenway Park, but he won’t just be sitting in the stands. The Mad Fisherman joined Tom Caron and Steve Lyons during Red Sox pregame.
Check out Charlie hanging at Fenway in the photo below.
5 p.m. ET: Anthony Ranaudo and Allen Craig get to share the spotlight in their first games as members of the Boston Red Sox on Friday.
Ranaudo, a 24-year-old right-handed pitcher who has come up through the Red Sox system, will make his major-league debut against the New York Yankees. Craig will suit up for the first time since being acquired in a trade deadline deal Thursday.
BOSTON — The Mike Carp era, what there was of it, is over.
The Red Sox designated Carp for assignment Friday, removing another member of the 2013 World Series championship team from the 2014 roster. Boston now must trade Carp, release him or place him on waivers within the next 10 days.
Carp batted .268 with nine home runs and 52 runs batted in over the last two seasons with the Red Sox. He was…
Simply put, Pedro Martinez gets it. He got it then, and he gets it now. He knows what it takes to play baseball and succeed in Boston, which is no easy task.
The former Red Sox ace was a guest on Grantland baseball writer Jonah Keri’s podcast recently, and as always, Martinez was open and honest. Perhaps the most interesting tidbits centered around his time in Boston.