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  1. Optimism abounds as Sox gain steam

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Unless the Boston Red Sox become mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, every player in the clubhouse believes there's plenty of baseball remaining to climb back into the pennant race. With the help of Mike Napoli's go-ahead solo h...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  2. King of October Ortiz crowned as MVP

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Former Celtics great Bill Russell will have his statue unveiled Friday. Someday, David Ortiz will have one here, too. Ortiz added to his legendary status in this city, and in the baseball world, when he was named MVP of the 109th Worl...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  3. Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 5, Yankees 1

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The best record in baseball continues to get better. The Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 5-1 on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park to improve to 91-59. With the win, Boston has won 32 series this season and leads the majors i...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  4. Many probably applauding Dempster

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- He might be the most popular man in the baseball world today. Ryan Dempster will be remembered as the Boston Red Sox pitcher that drilled Alex Rodriguez with a pitch when most believe the Yankees third baseman shouldn't even be playing...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  5. Bogaerts waiting for his day to come

    Joe McDonald

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Boston Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts controls his emotions better than most minor leaguers. With Wednesday as Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline, the 20-year-old infielder tried to focus on his task at hand an...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  6. Source: Sox call up Holt, not Middlebrooks

    Joe McDonald

    The Boston Red Sox are calling up infielder Brock Holt, and not Will Middlebrooks, from Triple-A Pawtucket to take the place of Jose Iglesias on the big club's roster, according to a baseball source. With Iglesias dealt to Detroit as part of the p...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  7. Farrell encouraged by Buchholz session

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- While the entire baseball world is focused on Wednesday's 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox are hopeful pitcher Clay Buchholz's recent progression is a good sign of things to come for the right-hander and the club. ...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  8. Boston Red Sox, MLB raise $646,500 for bomb victims

    Joe McDonald

    The Red Sox, Major League Baseball, the MLB Players' Association and members of Red Sox Nation made a $646,500 contribution to The One Fund Boston, the nonprofit organization set up to help those affected by Monday's Marathon bombings.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2013
  9. Westmoreland retires due to health

    Joe McDonald

    Ryan Westmoreland, a former top prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization who underwent two brain surgeries, announced his retirement from professional baseball on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Rhode Island native has made a remarkable recovery fr...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  10. Ryan Westmoreland, former Boston Red Sox prospect, retires at age...

    Joe McDonald

    Ryan Westmoreland, a former top prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization who underwent two brain surgeries, announced his retirement from professional baseball on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  11. Encouraging results for Napoli

    Joe McDonald

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli got positive results from Thursday's hip MRI and now he's able to slowly begin baseball activities. Prior to the Red Sox officially signing Napoli during the offseason, it was discovered...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  12. Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli cleared for baseball activity

    Joe McDonald

    Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has been cleared to slowly resume baseball activities after undergoing an MRI on his hip.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2013
  13. Francona wins award at writers' dinner

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona received the prestigious Judge Emil Fuchs Memorial Award on Thursday night at the 74th annual Boston Baseball Writers' dinner. When he was introduced at the start of the night, he received a s...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  14. Four Sox players will participate in WBC

    Joe McDonald

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Four Boston Red Sox players will compete for their respective countries this spring at the World Baseball Classic. Right-handed pitcher Alfredo Aceves (Mexico), center fielder Shane Victorino (USA), infielder Xander Bogaerts (N...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  15. Takeaways from Day 1 of winter meetings

    Joe McDonald

    NASHVILLE -- The Boston Red Sox were busy on Day 1 of baseball's winter meetings at the Opryland Hotel. Here are five takeaways on the progress Red Sox GM Ben Cherington has made: 1. The Red Sox landed one of their primary targets as fr...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  16. Ben on catchers, balance, Iglesias, Dewey

    Joe McDonald

    NASHVILLE -- Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington addressed a few subjects on Day 1 of baseball's winter meetings Monday at the Opryland Hotel. Cherington's day began with reports that the club had agreed with free-agent catcher/...

    Blog | December 03, 2012