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Beckett Pitches Great, Then Beaned In Batting Practice – Fenway Park Fort Myers Florida 2/28/11

Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz both looked sharp in their spring training debuts against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday in Florida. But now the immediate concern is on Beckett’s health after getting hit on the side of the head during batting practice this morning before today’s game against the Twins.

Beckett was in short […]

Jacoby Ellsbury Latest To Miss Time With Flu Bug — Fenway Park 2/24/11

Jacoby Ellsbury is the latest to miss spring training time with a flu bug that has spread like wild fire through the Red Sox clubhouse. Jonathan Papelbon was one of the first to get it and he has missed time this week. Now it looks like Ellsbury has caught the bug. The Red Sox […]

Manager Terry Francona Mum on Opening Day Starter — Fenway Park 2/23/11

Manager Terry Francona is staying mum on his opening day starter. Some teams have a clear-cut #1 – like CC Sabathia for the New York Yankees, so it’s not really a big deal to officially name the opening day starter. Other managers opted to go ahead and name their starter before a spring training […]

Jonathan Papelbon Out with Flu — Fenway Park 2/22/11

Jonathan Papelbon is sidelined with the flu and will miss some time this week. Papelbon had an excused absence on Sunday to help his wife who caught the nasty flu bug and now it looks like he caught it too. Papelbon threw a 20-pitch live batting practice session on Monday, but was told to […]

He’s Back — Gonzalez Cleared to Swing Bat — Fenway Park 2/21/11

Following up a post from the other day on Adrian Gonzalez, the lefty slugger was granted clearance to start hitting off a tee. Gonzalez took 20 swings this morning in Fort Myers and is primed and ready to rock’n’roll. “It felt good. The shoulder is healthy, so it’s just like normal. The only thing […]

Scutaro Healthy & Ready For Big 2011 — Fenway Park 2/19/11

Look out AL East – not that Marcoo Scutaro is healthy, he is ready to do some damage. Somehow, some way, Marco Scutaro racked up a career high 632 at-bats despite playing with several injuries in 2010 — a pinched nerve in his neck, a sore left elbow and a right rotator cuff issue. […]

Adrian Gonzalez – Healthy & Ready to Compete – Fenway Park 2/18/11

Adrian Gonzale reported to camp healthy and ready to pick up drills in anticipation of an exciting 2011 season for the Red Sox. Gonzalez is fully recovered from off-season shoulder surgery and he should build up strength to start hitting very soon. Gonzalez had this to say upon his arrival – “Zero discomforts, zero […]

Which John Lackey Will We See in 2011? – Fenway Park 2/17/11

John Lackey disagrees with the fact that his 1st season with the Red Sox in 2010 was a “disappointing one”. Lackey points to the fact that he won 14 games and that he led the team with 215 innings pitched and 21 quality starts (the most by a Red Sox pitcher since 2004). Lackey […]

First Base or 3rd Base? — Doesn’t Matter for Kevin Youkilis – Fenway Park 2/15/11

It doesn’t matter whether Kevin Youkilis plays 1st base or 3rd base. Youkilis can flat out field and he can flat out hit.

The Red Sox asked Youkilis to convert from 3rd base to 1st base before the start of the 2007 MLB season. He did so without question and he ended up winning […]

Pitchers & Catchers Reported to Camp on Sunday – Fenway Park 2/14/11

Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training camp on Sunday. The Red Sox are poised to stay healthy during the 2011 MLB schedule and to take back control of the American League East from the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays. One of the biggest surprises was a slimmed down John Lackey […]