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Posts Tagged ‘Boston Red Sox’

Mike Lowell Returns to Red Sox Lineup, Buchholz Dazzles

Posted by Ace Staff on March 11th, 2009

Red Sox third-baseman Mike Lowell went 1-3 with a single in his first game back since hip surgery. Lowell suffered a torn labrum in his hip-the same injury that Alex Rodriguez recently received surgery to repair. Lowell’s recovery took from October until a running session last week, and Sox manager Terry Francona was impressed with his return. “It’s nice to see him get a hit, because it was a good swing,” Francona said at a post-game press conference. “But it’s nice to see him in the game. We only were planning on giving him two at-bats.” Lowell will be in the lineup again on Friday against the New York Yankees. Pitcher Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in just his second MLB start, but struggled greatly in the 2008 season. On Tuesday, however, the young pitcher dominated the O’s again. Buchholz struck out two in three perfect innings. After a tough first full season, the Sox hope that this is a sign that the pitcher has worked out any mechanical problems he may have had last year. Boston Red Sox tickets are available now.

Lester Signs 5 Year Extension With Sox

Posted by Ace Staff on March 10th, 2009

According to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan, Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester has signed a 5-year, $30 million extension, which also includes  a $13 million option for 2014. In a market with ever-increasing price tags on lefties, the move keeps Lester out of free agency for an extra two years. After battling cancer during his rookie year in 2006, Lester returned in late 2007 and had an impressive postseason; including a win in the clinching game 4 of the World Series. In his breakout 2008 campaign Lester went 16-6 with a 3.2 ERA, and no-hit the Kansas City Royals on May 19th. This deal is double that of Cleveland’s Fausto Carmona, who signed a 4-year $15 million contract. This season, he is expected to be near the top of the rotation, and is considered an integral part of Boston’s deep pitching staff. Boston Red Sox tickets are available now!

Sox Games to Start at 7:10 This Season

Posted by Ace Staff on February 24th, 2009

The Boston Red Sox are tweaking the start times of night games at Fenway for the 2009 season. Evening games will start at 7:10 now, instead of the customary 7:05 times. Red Sox CEO Larry lucchino told the AP that  “Moving the starts by even a few minutes will give them a little more time to make it to Fenway Park from work or home, take advantage of pregame festivities and ballpark amenities, and reach their seats before the first pitch.” The change will go into effect starting on April 8th, the second game of the season. Boston Red Sox tickets are available now!

Big Papi, Red Sox Gearing Up For Spring

Posted by Ace Staff on February 17th, 2009

Red Sox slugger, David Ortiz shared his thoughts on A-Rod, steroids, and his own production with reporters yesterday at the Red Sox spring training facility in Fort Meyers.  For the most part Ortiz was accepting of A-Rod’s admission and apology for his used of PED from the 2001-2003 seasons.  Its those who continued or started to use steroids once testing began that annoy Papi.  Ortiz suggested a full season suspension for any player testing positive going forward. The current penalty is a 50 game suspension. Ortiz expressed some dismay over the bad press he received in 2008 regarding his power numbers. At 33 years old and now healthy, David expects to return to form in 2009.  His wrist injury was a major factor in his weaker power numbers in 2008. 2009 Red Sox tickets are available now.

2009 Red Sox Spring Training Non-Roster Invitees

Posted by Ace Staff on February 11th, 2009

With pitchers and catchers reporting tomorrow, and the first full team workout less than a week away, the Boston Red Sox have announced their list of non-roster invitees to spring training. Included in the list are knuckleballer Charlie Zink, pitching prospect Daniel Bard, slugger of the future Lars Anderson, and former Sox farmhand Chip Ambres. The first Sox spring training games are on February 25th. At 1:05 they will host Boston College, and at 7:05 they will play the Minnesota Twins at their practice facility. 2009 Red Sox Non-Roster Invitees: Pitchers: Daniel Bard, Fernando Cabrera, Enrique Gonzalez, Kris Johnson, Marcus McBeth, Dustin Richardson, Billy Traber and Charlie Zink. Catchers: Carlos Maldonado. Infielders: Lars Anderson, Jeff Bailey, Angel Chavez, Nick Green, Ivan Ochoa, Gil Velazquez. Outfielders: Chip Ambres, Zach Kaeges, Paul McAnulty and Josh Reddick. 2009 Boston Red Sox tickets are available now!

Red Sox Re-Sign Varitek

Posted by Ace Staff on January 30th, 2009

The Boston Red Sox have re-signed captain Jason Varitek. The 1-year $5mm deal includes player and club options for 2010, which include incentives that could bring the total value of the contract to a possible $12mm. With pitchers and catchers reporting next month, the Sox have solved their catching problem for the 2009 season. Boston Red Sox tickets are available now!

An Update On Red Sox Tickets

Posted by Ace Staff on January 29th, 2009

As most Red Sox fans already know, 2009 Boston Red Sox tickets are now available for all games in 2009 from Aceticket.com.  As the largest and most well known ticket broker in the Boston area, Ace Ticket has the best selection of Red Sox tickets available anywhere. Even though we are still a couple of months away from Opening Day at Fenway Park, it is not too soon to plan your 2009 trips.  As always Red Sox tickets will be one of the hottest selling items in the Boston event market.  Red Sox ticket sales are already starting to break into the top seller spots for Ace Ticket sales in 2009.  If you are looking for the best deals on Red Sox tickets, make sure you check out the games that Ace has designated as Discount Games.  These games have tickets starting under $40 each and include matchups with the Rays, Twins, Orioles and Indians. 2009 Red Sox Schedule Highlights: Red Sox Opening Day 4/6/09 1st Red Sox vs Yankees Series Begins 4/24/09 Marathon Monday Game 4/20/09 Red Sox vs Mets Interleague Series Begins 5/22  2nd Red Sox vs Yankees Series Begins 6/9/09 Red Sox Ticket Buying Tips: Always check our Red Sox discount games first. Yankees games, opening day, weekend games and interleague matchups tend to have higher prices. If the date and matchup is not important to you, avoid those games. April games tend to be cheaper than other dates. If you don’t see the quantity or ticket type you need, call us. We specialize in filling all your Red Sox ticket needs. Green Monster Seats are very hard to come by and thus are often expensive. Pavilion Club and Pavilion Box seats are some of the newest and nicest sections at Fenway Park. These sections are often available at or just above face value.  

Sox Set Friday Deadline for Varitek Deal

Posted by Ace Staff on January 27th, 2009

According to a source close to the Red Sox, Jason Varitek has until Friday to accept or reject Boston’s 1-year $5million contract. The deal reportedly has team and player options for 2010, and possibly includes performance bonuses. The deadline will give the Sox enough time to go after another catcher if Varitek declines; among the possibilities are the D’Backs’ Miguel Montero, or either Taylor Teagarden/Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the Rangers. Boston Red Sox tickets are available now!

Pedroia Has MLB 2009 The Show Covered

Posted by Ace Staff on January 22nd, 2009

American League MVP Dustin Pedroia has been announced as the cover athlete for Sony Entertainment’s 2009 Baseball offering. Sony PR man Alex Armour said that “Not only is Pedroia a Gold Glove second baseman and 2008 AL MVP, his work ethic, intensity, and overall game skills make him a perfect fit for our best-selling MLB game. We’re excited to have Pedroia become part of the SCEA baseball family and look forward to his participation in all facets of our campaign.” Pedrioa participated in long motion-capture sessions for the game, and will be part of “The Show” marketing blitz this season. Sox slugger David Ortiz graced the over of the 2006 edition of The Show. Boston Red Sox tickets are available now!

Papelbon Signs 1 Year Deal With Sox

Posted by Ace Staff on January 21st, 2009

Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon avoided arbitration and signed a 1-year $6.5 million contract. While they tried to reach a deal on a long-term contract, a short term deal was reached in the interim. Papelbon is locked up with the Sox through 2011, and will be eligible for arbitration again after next season. One of the top closers in the game, Papelbon is moving up from the $800,000 salary he made during a 41 save season last year. Papelbon has racked up 113 saves in 128 chances with a 1.84 ERA in 3 1/2 years with the Sox. Among pitchers with over 200 innings, Papelbon’s career ERA is the second best since 1900. Boston Red Sox tickets are available now!