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  1. Villarreal's ring is as good as anyone's

    Joe McDonald

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- In Brayan Villarreal's only outing for the Red Sox last season, the right-hander faced one batter, issuing a four-pitch walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning as the San Francisco Giants posted a 3-2 win over ...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  2. Xander Bogaerts should bring shortstop stability to Dustin Pedroi...

    Joe McDonald

    Xander Bogaerts is poised to be Dustin Pedroia's first steady DP partner.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  3. Boston Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks eyes redemption after sophomor...

    Joe McDonald

    Will Middlebrooks is primed to bounce back after a sophomore slump.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  4. Lovullo expected to get interviews

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The 2014 version of the Boston Red Sox will be different than the club that just won the World Series, and we're not just talking about the players on the field. Current Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo is expected to be interview...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  5. Leyland retirement takes Farrell by surprise

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The news of Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland's retirement took Red Sox manager John Farrell by surprise Monday morning. "Very surprised," Farrell said. "I had sent him a text yesterday morning just to congratulate he and the organiza...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  6. 'Hunch' pays off with Gomes again

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Even before he was told, Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava knew manager John Farrell would go with Jonny Gomes in left field for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers Saturday night at Fenway Park. Despite the Red Sox facing r...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  7. Red Sox thwarted rallies with defense

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Forget for a moment that Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino crushed a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to help Boston to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 of the ALCS. Without their solid defense, the outcome...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  8. Bogaerts' coming-out party continues

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Fourth months ago, Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts was languishing in the minors, two rungs away from the big leagues. Now, he's going to the World Series, after beginning the 2013 season at Double-A Portland, getting promoted to Triple...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  9. Farrell: Lovullo 'a manager-in-waiting'

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The Chicago Cubs are in search of a manager and it's likely Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo is one of the top candidates. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein is familiar with Lovullo during their time in the Red Sox orga...

    Blog | October 19, 2013
  10. Farrell again opts for Gomes over Nava

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- After the Red Sox's 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in Game 5 of the ALCS, Boston manager John Farrell decided to come back with basically the same lineup for Game 6 tonight at Fenway Park. With the exception of Jarrod Saltalamacchia as ...

    Blog | October 19, 2013
  11. Boston Red Sox get two ALCS tries to trump a Detroit Tigers ace, ...

    Joe McDonald

    The Sox get two tries to trump an ace, Scherzer in Game 6 or Verlander in 7.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  12. Bogaerts to start again at 3B

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Red Sox manager John Farrell wasn't ready to officially announce his lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers, but he did say Xander Bogaerts will start at third again. He also said that Stephen Drew will remain at shortstop...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  13. Xander Bogaerts to start for Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of ALCS

    Joe McDonald

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell wasn't ready to officially announce his lineup, but he did say Friday that Xander Bogaerts will again start at third base for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  14. Bogaerts: Best pitch was on Berry's steal

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- With the game hanging in the balance for the Boston Red Sox, rookie Xander Bogaerts had an opportunity to become a hero. The Detroit Tigers held a 1-0 lead when Bogaerts, who recently turned 21, stepped into the box with two outs and th...

    Blog | October 13, 2013
  15. Can't complain about October weather

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- It's been drizzling for the better part of the evening, but both teams were able to take batting practice on the field prior to Game 1 of the ALCS. As one Red Sox player said: "You can't complain about the weather if you're playi...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  16. Iglesias appreciates Big Papi's influence

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Without David Ortiz, Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias says he would not be where he is today. During spring training of 2010, the young superstar in the making began to develop his skills in the Boston Red Sox organization. Iglesia...

    Blog | October 11, 2013