Yesterday, the Boston Red Sox were invited with warm welcome to Washington D.C. As a White Sox fan, President Obama had a tasteful speech on the South Lawn about their World Series Championship, but more importantly the strength of Boston and this team’s ability to bring spirit back into the city. (more)
The defending World Series Champs will open their season today in Baltimore! Get ready Red Sox Nation for another baseball season because it’s time to break out those Sox tees and baseball caps that have been collecting dust over this horrid winter. The Boston Red Sox mark their 114th season today at Camden Yards in Baltimore. (more)
RED SOX SET 2014 OPENING DAY ROSTER
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today set their Opening Day 25-man roster for the 2014 season.
Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made the announcement.
The 2014 Opening Day roster includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders, and five outfielders.
The Red Sox open their 114th season tomorrow afternoon in Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Left-handed pitcher Jon Lester will start for Boston and be opposed by Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman, with first pitch set for 3:05 p.m.
The Red Sox’ 2014 Opening Day Roster:
PITCHERS (12): Burke Badenhop, Clay Buchholz, Chris Capuano, Felix Doubront, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Andrew Miller, Edward Mujica, Jake Peavy, Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara, and Brandon Workman.
CATCHERS (2): A.J. Pierzynski and David Ross.
INFIELDERS (6): Xander Bogaerts, Jonathan Herrera, Will Middlebrooks, Mike Napoli, David Ortiz, and Dustin Pedroia.
OUTFIELDERS (5): Mike Carp, Jonny Gomes, Daniel Nava, Grady Sizemore, and Shane Victorino.
The Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-2, yesterday in their fifth matchup during spring training this year. This is their second win out of the five games, and the Sox still have four more games to go. The Red Sox are still not sure who will secure that center field spot: Grady Sizemore or Jackie Bradley Jr. (more)
Entering his 12th season with the Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz will be adding one year and $16 million to his contract extension with the organization. With a possibility as a free agent after this season, both Ortiz and the Red Sox this spring expressed their wanting to extend their relationship to last beyond 2014. (more)
Yesterday’s spring training game against long time rivals, the New York Yankees, proved to be unsuccessful for the 2013 World Champions. The Red Sox were unable to do work against the Yankees’ pitcher, Michael Pineda. And on the flip-side, Felix Doubront was having a difficult time stopping the Yankee hitters. (more)
The Boston Red Sox had a faulty start against the Tampa Bay Rays in yesterday’s game down in Florida. The Rays were able to score early in the game, while the Red Sox did not get on the board until the 7th inning, and at that point they were trailing 8-0. (more)
Spring training has not gone off to a great start for the Boston Red Sox. In yesterday’s game against the Rays, the Boston Red Sox let up 8 runs while they were unable to score at all. The Boston Red Sox are 1-4 in the Grapefruit League and have been outscored 35-18 in their first five games. (more)
It’s almost spring, which means only one thing…BASEBALL. The Red Sox this past weekend started their spring training schedule, which gives us hope in Boston that the season is just around the corner. The 2013 World Series Champions played Minnesota Friday and Saturday, and then they played Baltimore yesterday afternoon. Here’s what happened down in the Sunshine state. (more)