8/20/2014 | Farrell hopes Schilling's diagnosis is wake-up call
Hours after former Red Sox great Curt Schilling admitted publicly that his mouth cancer was all but certainly caused by the use of tobacco, manager John Farrell expressed hope that it would serve as a sobering reality to the many players who still use the substance.
8/20/2014 | Ross returns from DL as Red Sox make host of moves
The Red Sox got a comforting presence back in their lineup on Wednesday as catcher David Ross was activated from the disabled list. Ross had been dealing with right plantar fasciitis, a condition that ruptured against the Yankees the night of Aug. 1.
8/20/2014 | Schilling: Cancer caused by smokeless tobacco
Curt Schilling said Wednesday that he believes his use of smokeless tobacco led to oral cancer that required radiation and chemotherapy. Schilling revealed the type of cancer he had while speaking on WEEI Radio during the Boston station's annual fund-raising broadcast for the Jimmy Fund.
8/20/2014 | In return to Triple-A, Ranaudo notches 14th win
Making his first start since being optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket last week, right-hander Anthony Ranaudo, the Red Sox's No. 5 prospect, threw five scoreless innings Tuesday as Triple-A Pawtucket defeated Lehigh Valley, 7-0.
8/19/2014 | Middlebrooks day to day with tight right hamstring
Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks left Tuesday night's game against the Angels in the fourth inning with what the club called right hamstring tightness.
8/19/2014 | Sox rally to pull even, but fall to Halos on late hit
After manufacturing a few runs to get back in the game, the Red Sox just couldn't push across another one to win it. Instead, it was Angels catcher Chris Iannetta who delivered a ninth-inning RBI double off Koji Uehara to give the Halos a 4-3 win on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
8/19/2014 | Cespedes could move behind Napoli in order
Though Yoenis Cespedes has batted cleanup since he joined the Red Sox, manager John Farrell said the club is evaluating where the slugger fits best within the framework of a new team.
8/19/2014 | Cherington not tipping hand on Cuban prospect
Could Yoenis Cespedes play with a countryman in the not too distant future? As long as Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo remains a free agent, there's at least a possibility he could share a clubhouse with Cespedes in Boston.
8/19/2014 | Red Sox would like to keep Bogaerts at short
Though Xander Bogaerts has had some obvious growing pains at shortstop during his rookie season, the Red Sox still think he can stay there in the coming years.
8/19/2014 | Cherington not 'unwilling' to deal prospects
After trading several highly regarded prospects in the December 2010 trade that brought Adrian Gonzalez to Boston, the Red Sox have seemed hesitant to go down that road again.
8/19/2014 | Richards seeks repeat of first start against Boston
Angels righty Garrett Richards, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his first career start against the Red Sox earlier this month, faces Boston again Wednesday at Fenway Park. Opposing Richards will be righty Clay Buchholz, who's coming off back-to-back strong outings.
8/18/2014 | Tazawa's errors seal Workman's hard-luck loss
The Red Sox were right in Monday night's game against the Angels until an unfortunate play in the eighth inning, when reliever Junichi Tazawa made two errors on the same play. The double gaffe was the breaking point in a 4-2 loss.
8/18/2014 | Craig starts rehab stint, could return Friday
The way things are scheduled right now, Allen Craig could be activated by the Red Sox on Friday for the start of a three-game series against the Mariners.
8/18/2014 | Red Sox's Webster set for rematch with Weaver
The Red Sox will try to even the series Tuesday, when they send young right-hander Allen Webster to the mound against Angels righty Jered Weaver in a rematch of their Aug. 8 game.
8/18/2014 | Angels lose challenge, while Red Sox win theirs
Angels manager Mike Scioscia burned his challenge early on Monday, when replay officials ruled a call would stand. The Red Sox used their challenge while trailing in the eighth inning and got a call overturned.
8/18/2014 | Bogaerts will keep working, learning in Majors
Because of the position he plays and the stretches of consistency he has shown, Xander Bogaerts likely won't suffer the same fate as Jackie Bradley Jr., whom the Red Sox demoted Monday, in the coming weeks.
8/18/2014 | Bradley sent to Pawtucket; Betts comes back
The Red Sox, after waiting patiently for Jackie Bradley Jr. to start hitting, optioned the rookie center fielder back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Mookie Betts, ranked Boston's No. 1 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, was recalled from Pawtucket.
8/17/2014 | Umps' decision on call irks Farrell, who gets ejected
In Sunday's game, the umpires initially told Red Sox manager John Farrell that the front end of a double play is not reviewable. But after they determined a play in the second inning by Xander Bogaerts could be reviewed and Houston followed with a grand slam, Farrell wanted to let the umpires know he wasn't happy about their change of mind.
8/17/2014 | On overturned call, Astros benefit at Red Sox's expense
An overturned call via instant replay in the second inning Sunday paid huge dividends for the Astros, who instead of hitting into an inning-ending double play, saw Jose Altuve hit his first career grand slam moments later en route to an 8-1 win over the Red Sox.
8/17/2014 | Neck-and-neck with A's, Angels head to Fenway
Entering a four-game series with the Red Sox tied with the A's in the American League West, the Angels turn to lefty C.J. Wilson, who ended a string of five winless starts in his last outing. Wilson will oppose Boston righty Brandon Workman in Monday's series opener at Fenway Park.
8/17/2014 | Pedroia sent home with flu-like symptoms
The Red Sox held second baseman Dustin Pedroia out of the lineup Sunday due to flu-like symptoms, manager John Farrell said. Pedroia, celebrating his 31st birthday Sunday, left Fenway Park several hours before Boston's game against the Astros. Brock Holt played second in his absence.
8/17/2014 | Wright goes four innings in season debut
The Red Sox recalled knuckleballer Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday to give their bullpen some length. Outfielder Corey Brown was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
8/17/2014 | Bogaerts' gaffe costs Red Sox, leads to rout by Astros
Astros manager Bo Porter challenged a double play in the second inning and umpires determined that shortstop Xander Bogaerts didn't step on second with the ball in hand before throwing to first base. A few minutes later, Jose Altuve took Joe Kelly -- in his Fenway Park debut with the Red Sox -- deep to give Houston a six-run cushion in an 8-1 win Sunday afternoon.
8/16/2014 | Papi honored to join Ted, Yaz with 400th Sox homer
David Ortiz joined an exclusive club Saturday night when he launched a two-run homer to center field in the third inning, his 400th as a member of the Red Sox. Only two other players have belted 400 home runs with the Red Sox, Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski.
8/16/2014 | Red Sox's Kelly excited to make first Fenway start
Joe Kelly, who has opposed the Cardinals and Reds since joining the Red Sox in a Trade Deadline deal, will finally face an American Legue opponent in Sunday's series finale against the Astros. It'll also mark the righty's first career start at Fenway as he looks to lead Boston to a series win against Houston righty Collin McHugh.
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