Ortiz blasts new MLB rules to speed up game

Feb 26, 2015

Ortiz blasts new MLB rules to speed up game

David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate. He sounded prepared to pay for it. “I might run out of money,” Ortiz said during a colorful rant Wednesday about the new pace-of-play rule requiring hitters to keep at least one foot in the ...

Feb 20, 2015

Tazawa preparing for seventh MLB season

A day after arriving at the Boston Red Sox spring training facility for the start of his seventh pro season, Junichi Tazawa happily played catch with fellow Japanese right-hander Koji Uehara on Thursday. “I’m on track right now,” Tazawa said. “What’s important is that ...

Feb 17, 2015

Uehara plagued by back pain: report

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara was experiencing lower back pain last August, the Boston Herald reported Monday on its website. Uehara, who turns 40 on April 3, would not go into detail but said his problems at the end of last season, when ...

Pedro awaits call from Hall

Jan 3, 2015

Pedro awaits call from Hall

As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last four NL Cy Young Awards — the last one unanimously. But when fans ask if he’s ever witnessed anyone as ...

Dec 26, 2014

Uehara says Red Sox have made good moves in offseason

Right-hander Koji Uehara praised the Boston Red Sox’s busy offseason on Friday, when he met reporters in Tokyo. “I think it’s going to be a really good team,” Uehara said of the Red Sox, who finished last in the American League East this year ...

Panda runs off to Red Sox

Nov 25, 2014

Panda runs off to Red Sox

The Kung Fu Panda is moving to Boston. Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract, and the switch-hitting slugger has informed the San Francisco Giants he’s leaving. “Got the call. He is going to ...

Red Sox manager Farrell eager to see Otani during MLB trip to Japan

Nov 10, 2014

Red Sox manager Farrell eager to see Otani during MLB trip to Japan

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is looking forward to seeing pitching sensation Shohei Otani during Major League Baseball’s all-star postseason tour of Japan. Farrell and 29 major league players arrived in Osaka on Sunday night ahead of their five-game series against Japan starting ...

Jeter signs off as heated rivalry takes back seat

Sep 29, 2014

Jeter signs off as heated rivalry takes back seat

On the last day of his remarkable career, Derek Jeter performed another amazing feat. He brought Yankees and Red Sox fans together. The rich and often antagonistic rivalry showed its softer side Sunday: A pregame ceremony honoring New York’s retiring captain produced numerous standing ...

Sep 6, 2014

Struggling Uehara requests time off

Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara said Friday that he has asked the team’s manager to remove him temporarily from the closer’s role. “I just haven’t been a factor,” Uehara said. “I need time to sort things out mentally so I asked him to ...

M's complete BoSox sweep

Aug 25, 2014

M's complete BoSox sweep

Dustin Ackley sure loved facing the Red Sox pitching. Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the Red Sox’s eighth straight loss. Ackley had a ...