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  1. Morning report: Koji time

    Gordon Edes

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Good morning from McKechnie Field, where the Red Sox have ventured outside of the Fort for the first time this spring to play the Pirates. That's an 88-mile jaunt one way, for anybody keeping score, which is one reason why the Sox ...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  2. Sox baffled, but stay course with wild Bard

    Gordon Edes

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A major league scout who was here Thursday night said he was very close to pitcher Steve Blass, the former Pirate who mysteriously lost his ability to throw a baseball over the plate and was out of baseball within two years of...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  3. Takeaways: Buch shines, but Sox seek help

    Gordon Edes

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Takeaways from a soggy McKechnie Field, where the Pirates and Red Sox slogged through nine innings of exhibition baseball, the Bucs emerging with a 4-3 win that was credited to erstwhile Sox reliever Mark Melancon, who we learned l...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  4. For Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan, spring is for training, ...

    Gordon Edes

    For Joel Hanrahan, spring is for training, and summer is for closing.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  5. Takeaways: Bucs 9, Sox 3; Holt's utility belt

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Takeaways from the Fort, where one intrasquad game in college at Rice University is all the third base Brock Holt ever played before Boston's 9-3 spring training loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday afternoon. Naturally,...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  6. Quick hits: Middlebrooks not in lineup

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Quick hits from Red Sox manager John Farrell prior to Friday night's exhibition here against the Pittsburgh Pirates: --Third baseman Will Middlebrooks worked out Friday but was kept out of the lineup. He is scheduled to play Sa...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  7. Takeaways: Sox 16, Pirates 6; a walk-a-thon

    Gordon Edes

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Takeaways from McKechnie Field, the splendidly refurbished spring home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have had 20 consecutive losing seasons and offered little evidence in a 16-6 loss to the Red Sox on Thursday that that streak wil...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  8. Middlebrooks took BP today

    Gordon Edes

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Will Middlebrooks took batting practice back at Fort Myers on Thursday, and manager John Farrell said he could play in Friday night's game against the Pirates in JetBlue Park. "That's all good news," Farrell said. "The fact he w...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  9. For Joel Hanrahan, former pitching coach Joe Kerrigan was key

    Gordon Edes

    Joel Hanrahan credits Joe Kerrigan for helping him find his confidence.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  10. Joel Hanrahan close to being traded from Pittsburgh Pirates to Bo...

    Gordon Edes

    The Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates appeared Saturday to be closing in on a deal for Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan, according to multiple sources.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2012
  11. Sox targeting Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan?

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said Wednesday he was working on a number of fronts to improve the ballclub, and that evidently includes conversations with the Pittsburgh Pirates regarding closer Joel Hanrahan. Multiple sources confirmed that ...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  12. Takeaways from the Fort: Mixed bag for Buchholz

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A few takeaways from the Fort, where the Red Sox fell to the Pirates, 7-4. -- Clay Buchholz worked three innings, threw some terrific changeups, including back-to-backers to strike out Brandon Boggs. He also became reacquainted...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  13. Lineups from the Fort

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Here are your lineups for Friday night's eagerly awaited interleague tilt against the Pittsburgh Pirates: RED SOX 1. Mike Aviles, SS 2. Kevin Youkilis, 3B 3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 4. David Ortiz, DH 5. Ryan Sweeney, RF 6. C...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  14. For this, Beckett, Lester willing to make nice

    Gordon Edes

    PHOENIX-Bob Gibson, the Hall of Fame pitcher, once said he wouldn't even say hello to hitters on other teams. He told author Lonnie Wheeler that a young Pirates outfielder named Gene Clines once approached him with a ball and asked for an autograph. ...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  15. Gonzalez on playing RF: "No big deal"

    Gordon Edes

    PHILADELPHIA -- Adrian Gonzalez volunteered to sit out Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, according to Red Sox manager Terry Francona, to give David Ortiz a chance to start a game against the Pirates. Francona declined. "He's the best hitter in baseball...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  16. Boston Red Sox put David Ortiz at 1st, Adrian Gonzalez in OF in P...

    Gordon Edes

    David Ortiz played first base and Adrian Gonzalez was in right field for the Red Sox Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2011