Henry: We'll get a great manager

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Henry: We'll get a great manager

He speaks!

Red Soxowner John Henry -- invisible during the recent goings-on at FenwayPark -- took to Twitter on Tuesday night and assured the public the RedSox would "secure a great manager" to replace TerryFrancona.

Henry wasslightly injured in a fall on his boat last Friday, and thus missed theevening press conference in which fellow owner Tom Werner and CEO LarryLucchino discussed the team's parting of the ways with Francona. ("Ijust ended up in the hospital trying to get to a press conference. I'vealways preferred talking with fans," he joked on Twitter in response toan inquiry.) Tuesday's Tweets were his first public comments sinceFrancona's departure.

He said he, Werner andLucchino are being kept up to date by general manager Theo Epstein andassistant GM Ben Cherington, and expressed confidence the search wouldbe as successful as the one that landed Francona eight yearsago:

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JohnW.HenryAnother productive day this week at Fenway. Tom, Larry and I werebriefed by Theo and Ben on the managerial search. Due diligence thisweek.
Oct05 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

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JohnW.HenryCalls and maybe interviews next week. Excited to once again bring insmart, creative, hands-on leadership. We have the right peoplelooking.
Oct05 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

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JohnW.HenryWe got the managers search right eight years ago with Tito and Maddonas finalists. Well secure a great manager this time aswell.
Oct05 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Sandoval raps out two hits, lifts average to .333, in Red Sox' 5-4 loss to Yankees

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Sandoval raps out two hits, lifts average to .333, in Red Sox' 5-4 loss to Yankees

With each passing day, Pablo Sandoval's winning over more and more skeptics.

The slimmed-down third baseman rapped out two hits, including a double, and drove in a run as he lifted his spring average to .333 in the Red Sox' 5-4 loss to a split squad of Yankees Tuesday at JetBlue Park. Sandoval went 2-for-3 overall -- his one out was a fly to the warning track -- and looked almost speedy as he raced home from second on an RBI single by Deven Marrero.

BOX SCORE: Yankees 5, Red Sox 4

It was a day for comeback players on both teams. Sam Travis, whose 2016 was cut short by a knee injury suffered at Triple-A Pawtucket, hit a solo home run for the Sox, who fell to 1-4 with the loss.  Greg Bird, who missed all of last year because of a shoulder injury, hit a pair of home runs and drove in three runs for the Yankees.

Marrero, Jackie Bradley Jr., Rusney Castillo, Matt Dominguez and Dan Butler each had one hit for the Red Sox. Starter Kyle Kendrick allowed three hits and two runs over three innings, retiring eight of the last nine batters he faced. Only one of the subsequent six relievers -- Robbie Ross Jr. -- figures to be in Boston in the regular season, and he pitched a hitless, scoreless fourth with one walk.

Vegas projects Red Sox, Indians for most wins in AL

Vegas projects Red Sox, Indians for most wins in AL

Wanna bet the Red Sox will have the most wins in the American League this season? 

Per Bovada, the Sox are projected for 92.5 wins in 2017, which is tied with the Indians for the highest total in the AL. Boston and Cleveland both sit behind the defending World Series champion Cubs (95.5) and Dodgers (93.5) in Bovada’s win projections. 

Here is the full list: 

Chicago Cubs: 95.5
Los Angeles Dodgers: 93.5
Boston Red Sox: 92.5
Cleveland Indians: 92.5
Washington Nationals: 90.5
Houston Astros: 89.5
New York Mets: 88.5
San Francisco Giants: 87.5
Seattle Mariners: 85.5
St. Louis Cardinals: 84.5
Texas Rangers: 84.5
Toronto Blue Jays: 84.5
Detroit Tigers: 82.5
New York Yankees: 82.5
Pittsburgh Pirates: 82.5
Baltimore Orioles: 80.5
Colorado Rockies: 80.5
Los Angeles Angels: 79.5
Arizona Diamondbacks: 77.5
Tampa Bay Rays: 77.5
Kansas City Royals: 76.5
Miami Marlins: 765
Minnesota Twins: 74.5
Atlanta Braves: 73.5
Oakland Athletics: 73.5
Philadelphia Phillies: 73.5
Cincinnati Reds: 70.5
Chicago White Sox: 69.5
Milwaukee Brewers: 69.5
San Diego Padres: 66.5