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The Citi Frozen Fenway activities at Fenway Park on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning have been cancelled due to the major snowstorm in the area.
Are the Red Sox going to be patient with Will Middlebrooks after his disappointing 2013 campaign? Will the team use a six-man rotation in '14? Beat reporter Ian Browne answers these questions and more from the Inbox.
It was a year in which baseball gave us so much. In the end, though, it was the Red Sox who hoisted the World Series trophy to put the finishing touch on a season that had a magical, inevitable quality about it.
For the Red Sox, it was a year that started with confidence and resolve within the clubhouse and doubts galore outside of it. But the Red Sox produced one of their most gratifying and unexpectedly successful seasons in history. It ended with a World Series title -- the third by the Red Sox in a span of 10 seasons.
The challenge of winning a title is topped only by the quest of repeating. Nobody has done it since the Yanks from 1998-2000, and the Red Sox will be on the clock, trying to show that it can be done. However, manager John Farrell is hopeful his team will attack this challenge in incremental steps, rather than trying to do it all at once.
You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who appreciates and loves his job more than Red Sox third-base coach Brian Butterfield. Butterfield is also as passionate a New England Patriots fan as you will ever find. Recently, MLB.com caught up with Butterfield for a wide-ranging question-and-answer session.
Kevin Youkilis, a 10-year Major League veteran, signed a one-year deal with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball on Friday, according to MLBTradeRumors.com.
Fenway Park will hold its first football game in over four decades on Nov. 21, 2015, when Boston College welcomes Notre Dame to the home of the Red Sox. Fenway Sports Management made the announcement on Friday for a game that will be played under the lights (7:30 p.m. ET) and will be broadcast on NBC.
Andrew Miller, who was one of the most dominant lefty relievers in the game last season before badly injuring his left foot just before the All-Star break in Anaheim, has some good news for Red Sox fans. "I'm good," said Miller earlier this week by phone.
MLB.com has learned that the Red Sox have acquired infielder Jonathan Herrera from the Rockies for Franklin Morales and Minor League right-hander Chris Martin. Neither club has confirmed the deal.
Kevin Boles continued to climb the ladder of the Red Sox's farm system on Wednesday, as the club announced he will be the new manager for Triple-A Pawtucket. Boles replaces Gary DiSarcina, who recently returned to the Angels to serve as third-base coach.
The Red Sox signed veteran Japanese pitcher Shunsuke Watanabe to a Minor League contract on Tuesday, while releasing the contract of pitcher Chris Carpenter to the Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball.
Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is expected to be ready for Spring Training after undergoing successful surgery on his right thumb on Monday. Dr. Thomas Graham performed the nerve release procedure on Victorino in Cleveland.
Is Jackie Bradley Jr. ready to take over in center field? Why did Stephen Drew reject his qualifying offer? Beat reporter Ian Browne tackles these and other questions in the latest Inbox.
It's only been six weeks since the Red Sox's championship parade, but pitching coach Juan Nieves already has the wheels turning when it comes to plans for his hurlers in 2014.
Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway and third-base coach Brian Butterfield discussed MLB's plan to eliminate home-plate collisions during "Christmas at Fenway" on Saturday.
Count Juan Nieves among those excited to see A.J. Pierzynski with the Red Sox. The pitching coach and catcher know each other from their time together with the White Sox.
About a week after Craig Breslow and the Red Sox found themselves on top of the baseball world, the left-handed reliever picked up a ring of a different, and more important, sort: a wedding ring.
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has one year left on his contract, but he doesn't expect his career will end then.
Although it was a jarring sight for Red Sox fans on Friday, seeing Jacoby Ellsbury officially fitted with Yankees pinstripes at a Bronx unveiling, the center fielder said he will always have good memories of his time in Boston.