Red Sox designate INF Eduardo Núñez for assignment
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Núñez for assignment, likely ending his tenure with the team he helped win the World Series last year.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have put World Series MVP Steve Pearce back on the 10-day injured list.
Pearce is out with a low back strain. The Red Sox made the move Saturday, a day...
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Steve Pearce will start the season on the injured list for the Boston Red Sox.
The 2018 World Series MVP exited an exhibition game last weekend due to discomfort in his...
Red Sox tie team record with 105th win; Indians’ Bauer back
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Boston Red Sox went 86 years between World Series titles, and are now on the cusp of eclipsing an even older milestone.
Sam Travis and Tzu-Wei Lin hit their first major league home runs and the Red Sox tied a team record more than a century old with their 105th win, beating the Indians 7-5 Friday night.
The AL East champion Red Sox (105-49), playing without several of their regulars, matched the club mark set in 1912.
Red Sox activate LHP Eduardo Rodriguez from 10-day DL
CHICAGO (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have activated left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, catcher Christian Vazquez and knuckleballer Steven Wright from the 10-day disabled list.
Rodriguez had been sidelined by a sprained right ankle. Vazquez was out with a broken finger, and Wright had been dealing with left knee inflammation.
Rodriguez and Vazquez are slated to start Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox. Rodriguez hasn't pitched in a big league game since July 14.
HOUSTON (AP) — With Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia on the disabled list, Boston's offense stepped up Sunday night to earn a split against the World Series champions.
Rick Porcello pitched well into the seventh, Mitch Moreland and Andrew Benintendi each homered and the Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 9-3.
HOUSTON (AP) — Dustin Pedroia's return from the disabled list lasted three games.
The four-time All-Star second baseman was put back on the DL by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday because of left knee inflammation.
The 34-year-old had knee surgery in October, made his season debut May 26 and went 1 for 11 with two walks. He was a late scratch from the lineup Thursday because of lingering soreness.
New Red Sox manager Alex Cora has selected ace Chris Sale to start the team's opener.
Cora also said David Price will pitch the next game for the Red Sox against Tampa Bay.
On Tuesday, Boston continued spring training with a 12-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Price threw five innings in the game. Sam Travis hit his fifth homer and Rafael Devers homered for the third time. Pittsburgh starter Joe Musgrove was tagged for six runs and eight hits over four innings.
The last time Sam Travis was in the big leagues, he stuck around for two weeks, hit .471 in 17 at-bats and was demoted back to Triple A to get regular playing time again.
Now the young Red Sox first baseman has returned. He played one game, drove in the go-ahead run, then sat the next day.
KANSAS CITY — Three days ago, Dustin Pedroia was spitting up blood in Houston, but Red Sox manager John Farrell said there’s still a chance the second baseman could be in the lineup for today’s series finale against the Royals.
“A little bit better,” Farrell said. “Tried to swing earlier in the cage. There’s still some restriction because of the swelling and soreness that was there. I wouldn’t completely rule (him) out, but we need another full day of recovery and treatment.”
NEW YORK — Sam Travis was on the bench again last night. It’s been exactly two weeks since the Red Sox summoned him from Triple A, and Travis has started just four games. He’s had 14 at-bats, less than four days’ worth in the minor leagues.
Travis waited and waited and waited, which makes his limited performance perhaps more impressive.
“When my name gets called upon, I’m going to be ready to go and contribute for the team,” Travis said. “That’s the way it’s got to be.”
The spring stats don’t matter — well, most of the time.
With Grapefruit League games underway, the Red Sox will roll out sporadic lineups and sometimes use relievers to start a game. At the end of spring, the numbers usually look goofy. Rarely do they indicate what lies ahead.
For evidence, take a look at the Red Sox’ last five spring training leaders in OPS (minimum 30 at-bats) and how they performed during the regular season that followed: