SALEM Bobby Valentine appeared relaxed, comfortable, and animated. He was effusive, engaging, and loquacious.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- In something of a surprise, the Red Sox have hired Juan Nieves as their next pitching coach, the team announced Wednesday.
With yesterday's firing of Red Sox pitching coach Bob McClure, most of today's conversation has focused on McClure's relationship with Bobby Valentine.
BOSTON After giving up two runs to the Blue Jays in the first inning Friday night, Josh Becketts already bloated first-inning ERA rose to 10.69, while his already robust opponents batting average