Sean McAdam's three takeaways after the Giants' walk-off win set up a World Series meeting with the Royals.
According to Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area, Chili Davis chose the Red Sox over the Yankees and received a three-year deal to become the Sox' new hitting coach.
2yThe one person taking the most heat for the Red Sox' September collapse is Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell's teammate in both Florida and Boston. And that, Lowell thinks, is wrong.
2yEx-Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell says you can take the reports of last year's clubhouse behavior on one hand, and the players' defense of their behavior on the other, and probably find the truth somewhere in the middle.
2yAfter missing the first 2 12 weeks of Grapefruit League play with shoulder weakness and then a scare about an irregular heartbeat, Franklin Morales finally returns to action. He pitches a scoreless inning, allowing a walk and recording a strikeout.
2yJarrod Saltalamacchia had been struggling this spring, but a good day at the plate has him feeling more confident.
2yJon Lester says his mechanics Wednesday were the best he's had this spring, but he was still shelled for eight hits and four runs in just three innings in the Red Sox' 6-5 loss to the Pirates.
2yBobby Valentine has told scouts that he wants the young shortstop to start the season with the Red Sox. The front office wants Iglesias in Pawtucket. Who will get their way?
2yIt's been assumed that Daniel Bard will be the fourth pitcher in Boston's starting rotation, but it appears as though he may be headed back to his relief role.