New Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski tells reporters on a conference call that former teammates had encouraged him to come to Boston and says he's "just trying to fit in" to the clubhouse.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says he knew there was a chance Jacoby Ellsbury would sign with the Yankees, because there was a 'range' the Sox weren't willing to go beyond.
1yGio Gonzalez allows just three hits and the Red Sox offense is held quiet again.
1yMaureen Mullen supplies some updates on Matsuzaka's return, and the injuries to Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford's injuries.
1yAccording to tweet by Ian Browne, the 34-year old outfielder will be designated for assignment to make room on the roster for returning starter Daisuke Matsuzaka.
1yThe right-hander, however, says he's working on his mechanics and not results and was pleased with how he felt.
1yBryce Harper goes 3-for-5 with three RBI, two runs scored, and finishes a triple shy of the cycle.
1yAlthough Stephen Strasburg dominates the box score, the Red Sox put up a good fight and are pleased with their battles against the flamethrowing righty.
1yStephen Strasburg strikes out 13 batters and Bryce Harper homers and drives in three to shut down the Red Sox.