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  1. Lucchino: Sox, Yanks 'different animals'

    Joe McDonald

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It wouldn't be spring training without Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino taking a shot at the New York Yankees. On Friday, he didn't drop an "Evil Empire," but did discuss what he sees are increasingly divergent paths be...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  2. Lester hits his stride down the stretch

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Many things have changed for Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester since he made his major league debut with Boston in 2006. Off the mound, he has won his battle with cancer. He has become a husband and a father. But one thing has remained constant...

    Blog | September 14, 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. Farrell: Buchholz on pitch count Sunday

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Fresh off a thrilling 8-4 win thanks in part to a grand slam by Jarrod Saltalamacchia, it's a quick turnaround for the Boston Red Sox as they host the New York Yankees in a matinee game today at Fenway Park. It's an absolutely beautiful ...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  5. Berry brings burst of speed to bench

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Dave Roberts will forever be remembered for his stolen base against the New York Yankees in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS. Roberts' swipe of second base allowed him to score the game-tying run before the Red Sox ultimately won in extra i...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  6. Struggling Ortiz: 'I'll be all right'

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is in a prolonged drought at the plate. He had his most recent hit on Aug. 18, a ninth-inning single off the New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera. Since then, Ortiz is 0-for-22. During Thursday...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  7. Right or wrong, A-Rod's an AL East factor

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Like or it not, Alex Rodriguez is having an impact on the AL East race. Against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night, Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a walk, run scored, stolen base and made numerous plays at third base as the New York Yankees...

    Blog | August 17, 2013
  8. Lester, Salty on A-Rod, clubhouse culture

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- With the Boston Red Sox hosting the New York Yankees in a three-game set at Fenway Park this weekend, a lot of focus will be on Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who is playing while appealing his 211-game suspension for his part in the...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  9. Bumps in road won't stop Bradley Jr.

    Joe McDonald

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- While Xander Bogaerts has now become the most talked about prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization, Pawtucket Red Sox teammate Jackie Bradley Jr. has somewhat quietly continued to hone his skills at Triple-A. During his ste...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  10. Who'll play third? GM won't tip hand

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- With the Red Sox trading infielder Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers as part of a three-team, seven-player deal that landed them starting pitcher Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox, Boston has an opening on the left side of the infield...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  11. Would Youkilis be a fit for Yankees?

    Joe McDonald

    NASHVILLE -- Free agent third baseman Kevin Youkilis' name is circulating around the winter meetings as a possible short-term fit for the New York Yankees, with Alex Rodriguez out at least half the season after he has hip surgery next month. Youk...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  12. Sox should sign Cody Ross ... right?

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Even though free-agent outfielder Cody Ross is reportedly seeking a three-year contract, if the Boston Red Sox were to offer him slightly less -- say, in the range of two years and $16 million -- it could be a deal that works best for both...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  13. Boston Red Sox will discuss long-term extension with Dustin Pedro...

    Joe McDonald

    According to several league sources, the Red Sox have already decided it would be in their best interest to begin discussions this winter about a possible long-term contract extension with veteran second baseman Dustin Pedroia.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  14. Source: No offers yet for Hunter

    Joe McDonald

    Free-agent outfielder Torii Hunter is gaining the attention of many clubs, including the Boston Red Sox. Even though the 37-year-old outfielder told MLB Network on Monday that he would make a decision soon, an industry source tells ESPNBoston.com...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  15. Source: Ex-Yankee Martinez a candidate

    Joe McDonald

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- The Boston Red Sox are considering former New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez for the vacant position of hitting coach, according to an industry source. The source indicated that the Red Sox have had preliminary ta...

    Blog | November 08, 2012
  16. Boston Red Sox still considering hitting coaches as Miami Marlins...

    Joe McDonald

    The Boston Red Sox had been considering former New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez for the vacant position of hitting coach, according to an industry source, but the Miami Marlins hired Martinez as their hitting coach Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2012