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Red Sox place Masterson on DL

By The Sports Network, 1 week 5 days ago
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox placed starting pitcher Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list Thursday due to right shoulder tendinitis. In seven starts this season, the right-hander is 2-2 with a lofty 6.37 ERA. He's allowed 40 hits and walked 19 in 35 1/3 innings. The Red Sox have recalled left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket to...

Red Sox activate Victorino from DL

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 1 day ago
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox activated outfielder Shane Victorino from the 15-day disabled list prior to Monday's series opener in Oakland. Victorino will start in right field and bat seventh for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury on April 22. The 34-year-old was batting .143 in 12 games prior to his injury. He was limited to just 30 games in 2014...

Red Sox send Craig to minors, recall Bradley

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox have optioned veteran outfielder Allen Craig to Triple-A Pawtucket. The Red Sox acquired Craig at last year's trade deadline, and the 30-year-old outfielder has not been particularly productive in Boston. In 24 games this season, Craig is hitting a horrid .135 with a .237 on-base percentage -- a far cry from the .300 hitter he was in...

Red Sox name Carl Willis pitching coach

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox named Carl Willis their new pitching coach after Saturday's 7-1 loss to Toronto. The Red Sox, just 13-17 this season, fired third-year pitching coach Juan Nieves on Thursday. Willis has 11 seasons as a major league pitching coach with Cleveland and Seattle from 2003-13. He served as pitching coach for the Indians' Triple-A Columbus...

Red Sox DFA veteran reliever Mujica

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox designated veteran relief pitcher Edward Mujica for assignment Friday. Mujica went 1-1 with a 4.61 earned run average in 11 relief appearances this season. He allowed 15 hits and three walks and recorded eight strikeouts over 13 2/3 innings. The 30-year-old has compiled a 22-24 record with a 3.79 ERA and 49 saves over 456 games in 10...

Red Sox DH Ortiz loses appeal on 1-game suspension

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz lost an appeal of a one-game suspension and will serve it Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays. The suspension was handed down April 21 and stemmed from an incident on April 19 when Ortiz made contact with an umpire in a game against Baltimore. In the fifth inning of the loss to the Orioles, Ortiz disagreed...

Red Sox can pitching coach Nieves

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 5 days ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox fired pitching coach Juan Nieves on Thursday. Nieves takes the fall for a pitching staff that has an American League-worst 4.86 ERA through 28 games. Red Sox hurlers have allowed opposing teams to hit .263. Boston is off to just a 13-15 start this season. Nieves was in his third season as pitching coach for the Red Sox. In...

Red Sox's Ramirez exits after running into wall

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Boston Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez left Monday night's game against Tampa Bay with a sprained left shoulder after running into a padded wall in foul territory. Ramirez crashed into the wall after chasing down James Loney's slicing fly ball near the left-field line. He initially made the catch but dropped the ball after the collision and winced before...

Red Sox's Hanigan to DL with broken hand

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox placed catcher Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list after he fractured his right hand during Friday's game against the New York Yankees. To replace Hanigan on the active roster, the Red Sox recalled top catching prospect Blake Swihart from Triple-A Pawtucket. The 23-year-old former first- round pick will make his MLB debut when Boston...

Recap: Boston vs. Toronto

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer to back seven solid innings from Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox topped the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 in the rubber game of a three-game set. Porcello (2-2) was 2-5 in eight career appearances against the Blue Jays before Wednesday's game, but he put forth a dominant effort against the highest-scoring team in the league....