Tag archive for ‘Mike Carp’

Victorino leaves Wednesday’s game with lower back soreness

By Jeff Louderback When Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington signed Shane Victorino to a three-year, $39 million deal last offseason, skeptics scoffed and said it was not a smart decision. The 32-year-old switch-hitting outfielder has provided a lift for the club so far this season, including an RBI double in Boston’s 6-5 win over [...]

Ortiz set to make 2013 Red Sox debut on Friday

By Jeff Louderback David Ortiz will likely make his 2013 debut with the Red Sox when they open a three-game series at Fenway Park against Kansas City on Friday. Ortiz belted a home run at Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday and finished his rehab stint 4-for-18 in five games with the PawSox. Ortiz, who is attempting [...]

Timely hitting, strong pitching guide Red Sox to sweep in Cleveland

By Jeff Louderback Timely hitting, a strong and deep start by Jon Lester and a clean save from Andrew Bailey formed the recipe for Boston’s 6-3 victory at Cleveland on Thursday. With the win, the Red Sox wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Indians and returned to Boston with a six-game winning streak and [...]

Mike Carp rewards Red Sox with three extra-base hits in first start

By Jeff Louderback Mike Carp has the potential to emerge as a late bloomer a la Mike Morse, who was acquired by Carp’s former team (Seattle) last offseason, which led the Boston Red Sox to trade for him. The 26-year-old left-handed hitter entered Wednesday’s game at Cleveland hitless on the season, 0-for-3 in three pinch-hitting [...]

Time for Red Sox to get Bradley seasoning at Pawtucket

By Jeff Louderback Jackie Bradley projects to be a key part of the Red Sox lineup for several seasons, and the soon-to-be 23-year-old outfielder has shown glimpses of just how exceptional he can play, yet it is time to option him to Triple-A Pawtucket and let him continue his development. After an 0-for-2 performance on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ortiz, Red Sox should remain cautious and delay his return

By Jeff Louderback With his left-handed bat that traditionally produces 30 home runs and 100 RBI, David Ortiz is a valuable part of the Red Sox lineup. Yet, even though he recognizes the crucial role he plays, the 37-year-old veteran of 16 Major League seasons insists he is not going risk further injury to his [...]

If Ortiz is on the DL, Bradley should be on the opening day roster

By Jeff Louderback Should Jackie Bradley Jr. open the 2013 season at Triple-A Pawtucket or with the Boston Red Sox? That is the most widely discussed question at spring training. If the opening day roster was shaping up as projected, the answer would be simple. Let Bradley get his first at-bats above Double-A and perhaps [...]

Competition still on for three Red Sox bench roles

By Jeff Louderback Unless an injury arises, catcher David Ross is the lone Red Sox reserve who has secured a sot on the club’s opening day roster. The competition is still on for the three remaining bench spots. Pedro Ciriaco and Brock Holt are battling for the utility infielder’s role. The 27-year-old Ciriaco, who batted [...]

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