Tue, 26/10/2010 - 07:22 by Prince damin
Toronto -- John Farrell, who spent four years as the Boston Red Sox' pitching coach, was hired to be manager in Toronto, the Blue Jays announced Monday.
Farrell, 48, replaces Cito Gaston, who retired after this season. The Blue Jays were 85-77 in 2010. Gaston managed the Blue Jays from 1989-97 and 2008-10.
Farrell has never been a manager on any level of baseball. Prior to his four-season stint as the Boston pitching coach he was Cleveland's director of player development from November 2001 through the 2006 season.
He was a major league pitcher from 1987-96, pitching for Cleveland, the Los Angeles Angels and Detroit. After he retired as a player, he spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State.
Wed, 20/10/2010 - 07:19 by Prince damin
Boston -- The Boston Red Sox say they want to widen the bullpens in Fenway Park, a move that would require altering the dimensions of the historic ballpark.
The team revealed a series of improvements Tuesday to Fenway, including the installation of new high-definition video displays. But attention centered on the bullpen proposal, which would shorten the home run distance to right from 380 feet to about 371 feet, the Boston Herald reported.
Red Sox President Larry Lucchino told the newspaper the move is being made to give pitchers more room to warm up in the cramped bullpens, which were installed in 1940.
Sun, 17/10/2010 - 20:06 by Prince damin
Boston -- Boston Red Sox owner John Henry says he and his company have completed their controversial purchase of the debt-laden British soccer club Liverpool FC.
Henry proceeded with the $476 million hostile takeover of the once-proud club Friday after its American owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett, dropped a restraining order and gave up a bitter legal battle to scuttle the sale, The Boston Globe reported.
Hicks, the former owner of the Texas Rangers baseball club, and Gillett faced a looming deadline to repay a massive loan to the Royal Bank of Scotland and fought Henry's bid as being too low.
Thu, 07/10/2010 - 06:43 by Prince damin
Liverpool , England -- The owners of the Boston Red Sox have gone across the pond to get into the soccer business, buying England's Liverpool Football Club.
The Liverpool team's board of directors said Wednesday it has agreed to sell the club to New England Sports Ventures, which owns the Red Sox, New England Sports Network, Fenway Sports Group and Roush Fenway Racing.
Wed, 01/09/2010 - 10:17 by Prince damin
Boston -- The Colorado Rockies have obtained pitcher Manny Delcarmen from the Boston Red Sox for a minor-league pitcher, the teams said Tuesday.
Going to the Red Sox as part of the deal is right-hander Chris Balcom-Miller.
Delcarmen, 28, was 3-2 with a 4.70 earned run average in 48 relief appearances this season. In his six-year career with Boston, the right-hander posted an 11-6 record with three saves and a 3.89 ERA in 289 relief outings.
The 21-year-old Balcom-Miller started 19 games for Class A Asheville, establishing a 3.31 ERA and posting a 6-7 record. He was the Rockies' sixth-round pick in the 2009 first-year player draft.
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Wed, 18/08/2010 - 09:24 by Prince damin
Boston -- Clay Buchholz tossed seven shutout innings and Ryan Kalish hit a grand slam Tuesday to power the Boston Red Sox to a 6-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Buchholz (14-5) held the Angels to five hits, walked two and fanned three to improve to 4-0 in his last five starts.
Kalish's fourth-inning blast -- his second career homer and first grand slam -- broke open a 1-0 game and David Ortiz added two hits and scored twice for the Red Sox, who took the opener of a three-game set against Los Angeles at Fenway Park.
Boston's Dustin Pedroia went 0-for-4 in his return from the disabled list.
Jered Weaver (11-8) was saddled with the loss, surrendering six runs on six hits over five innings for the Angels.
Wed, 11/08/2010 - 09:21 by Prince damin
Toronto -- Mike Lowell socked a tie-breaking eighth-inning homer Tuesday, boosting the Boston Red Sox to a 7-5 victory over Toronto.
With the game tied 5-5 entering the eighth, Shawn Camp (3-2) surrendered a one-out solo shot to the Red Sox first baseman and Jed Lowrie (2-for-3, two RBI) followed with a run-scoring double.
Lowell drove in a run with a third-inning sacrifice fly and J.D. Drew homered for the Red Sox, who took the first of a three-game series at Rogers Center.
Felix Doubront (2-2) was credited with the victory despite allowing the Blue Jays to forge a seventh-inning tie on Jose Bautista's major league-leading 35th homer.
Sun, 25/07/2010 - 01:23 by Prince damin
Seattle -- Seattle infielder Chone Figgins and manager Don Wakamatsu fought in the dugout during Friday's 2-1 Mariners loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Wakamatsu benched Figgins for failing to hustle after an errant throw from left fielder Michael Saunders -- a miscue that allowed Boston's Mike Cameron to make it to third on what should have been a lead-off double.
After the inning an altercation erupted in the Seattle dugout between Figgins and Wakamatsu that also involved infielder Jose Lopez and Mariners hitting coach Alonzo Powell. When Figgins' turn to bat came later in the game, Josh Wilson took his spot in the lineup.
Tue, 13/07/2010 - 09:09 by Pankaj Damin
Anaheim, Calif. -- David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox won Monday's 2010 Home Run Derby, outslugging Florida Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez, 11-5 in the final round.
The contest is held annually the day before the All-Star Game. This year's contest at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., saw the Red Sox designated hitter blast eight homers in the first round and 13 more in Round 2 before launching 11 in the final frame.
Ortiz, who took part in the Home Run Derby from 2004-06, became the first Red Sox player to win the competition. The victory spotlighted a comeback by "Big Papi," whose slow start this season had some believing his career was over.
Since then, however, he has rebounded to hit 18 homers at the All-Star break.
Tue, 29/06/2010 - 09:46 by Pankaj Damin
Boston -- Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will likely be out for six weeks with a fractured foot bone, the team said Monday.
Pedroia was put on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a non-displaced fracture of a navicular bone in his left foot, which he sustained while fouling off a ball in Friday's game against the Giants.
Pedroia will not need surgery, the Red Sox said.
Meanwhile, an examination of Boston pitcher Clay Buchholz revealed a strained left hamstring. The team said he will miss his scheduled start this week but will not be placed on the disabled list after pulling up lame in Saturday's game.
Tue, 08/06/2010 - 11:00 by Pankaj Damin
Boston -- Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon has been placed on the three-day family leave/bereavement list, the team said Monday.
No details were provided, but Red Sox Manager Terry Francona told The (Springfield, Mass.) Republican, "It's a personal, serious, issue and he has our full support."
Papelbon, 30, has compiled a 1-3 mark with a 3.00 earned-run average this season, converting 13 saves in 14 opportunities.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox activated right-handed pitcher Boof Bonser, who had been toiling at Class AAA Pawtucket on a rehabilitation assignment.
Wed, 02/09/2009 - 22:40 by surajdogra
New York -- The New York Yankees have changed the start of their rescheduled game with the Boston Red Sox to avoid a conflict with the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur.
The Sept. 27 game at Yankee Stadium originally was set for 1 p.m. It then was changed to 8 p.m. to appear on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" national telecast.
But that start time put the game in conflict with the sundown start of Yom Kippur, a fact that was brought to the attention of Major League Baseball and ESPN by U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported Wednesday.
The congressman told MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and ESPN President George Bodenheimer Jewish ticket holders could not attend an 8 p.m. game.