Post archive for ‘Spring Training 2013’

Bradley makes Opening Day roster, Gomez designated for assignment

By Jeff Louderback Named to the club’s 25-man roster on Sunday, 22-year-old Jackie Bradley will become the first Boston Red Sox rookie to draw a starting assignment since Shea Hillenbrand in 2001. Bradley, who was a supplemental round pick out of the University of South Carolina in 2011, was expected to open the regular season [...]

It is clear that Jackie Bradley belongs with Red Sox

By Jeff Louderback Jackie Bradley will be on the team plane bound for the Bronx after Saturday’s spring training finale against the Minnesota Twins, but Red Sox manager John Farrell has not confirmed that the top prospect will be on the club’s Opening Day roster. Bradley is not officially part of the 25-man roster yet [...]

Stephen Drew lands on 7-day concussion DL

By Jeff Louderback Though he was cleared to resume baseball activities last week and has been taking batting practice, Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list retroactive to March 27. Drew is eligible to return from the DL on April 3 in time for Boston’s second game of the [...]

Sweeney not offered Major League deal by Red Sox

By Jeff Louderback Ryan Sweeney, who was competing for a bench spot on the Red Sox Opening Day roster, learned that the club would not offer him a contract after Boston’s 6-1 win over Minnesota on Thursday night. The 28-year-old Sweeney can proficiently play all three outfield positions, but he has little power and batted [...]

Yankees’ Opening Day roster would impress…if it was 2006

By Jeff Louderback Lyle Overbay had a career season in 2006, when he batted .312 with 22 home runs and 92 RBI. It was his first year with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was not named to the American League All-Star Team, but the 36-year-old first baseman could join a cadre of All-Stars from that [...]

Pedro Ciriaco returns from back spasms

By Jeff Louderback One of the few bright spots for the Red Sox in 2012, Pedro Ciriaco is projected to make the Opening Day roster as a utility infielder. The 27-year-old Dominican Republic native appeared in his first game since March 14 on Wednesday, slapping a base hit in his only at-bat. Ciriaco – who [...]

Iglesias continues to show improvement at the plate

By Jeff Louderback Jonny Gomes swatted his third spring training home run in Boston’s 5-1 loss to Miami on Wednesday. The outfielder’s polar opposite continued to deliver at the plate as well. Jose Iglesias, the 23-year-old shortstop who is an exceptional defensive player but has yet to show he can hit Major League pitching, was [...]

Projecting the Red Sox Opening Day 25-man roster

By Jeff Louderback With injuries and recent transactions, it is becoming clearer what the Red Sox 25-man roster will look like when the club opens the 2013 season at Yankee Stadium on Monday. The certainties appear to be: Starting Rotation Jon Lester Clay Buchholz Ryan Dempster Felix Doubront John Lackey The rotation should be a [...]

Mortensen has final bullpen spot advantage over Bard

By Jeff Louderback Since Clayton Mortensen has versatility and is out of options, and Daniel Bard has two options remaining, it was likely that the former would make the Red Sox Opening Day roster while the latter would open the 2013 campaign at Triple-A Pawtucket. Bard’s ticket back to the minors appeared to be punched [...]

Lester gets Opening Day assignment, ready to re-emerge as frontline starter

By Jeff Louderback After an atrocious 2012 season that saw him establish career highs in ERA (4.82) and losses (14), Jon Lester needed to have an impressive spring training. Mission accomplished. The 29-year-old left-hander was 3-0 with a 0.75 ERA in 24 innings, limiting opposing hitters to a .101 average with 20 strikeouts, four walks [...]

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