Jimmy Toscano


BOSTON - The "I's" need to be dotted, and the "T's" crossed, but numerous reports are that the Red Sox will sign Cuban defector Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72 million contract.


BOSTON - One day after leaving the game in the top of the fourth inning due to a family medical emergency, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is back in the lineup.


BOSTON - Three things we learned in the Red Sox' 2-0 loss to the Angels on Thursday night at Fenway Park:

1. The Red Sox have something with Rubby.


BOSTON - Rubby De La Rosa had just loaded the bases in the 2nd inning with back-to-back walks.

What's worse? The top of the Angles lineup was staring him right in the face.


BOSTON - Christian Vazquez turned 24 today. He celebrated by picking off Howie Kendrick at first base in the 3rd inning, and throwing out Mike Trout at second in the 9th inning.