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BOSTON — Tim Wakefield bought a tape recorder — he thinks at RadioShack but has trouble remembering the exact store because it was about 19 years ago — and then made his way to the Chicago White Sox spring training facility in Sarasota, Fla. He was an eager and ambitious 25-year-old minor leaguer in the [...]

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Tim Wakefield has been in Boston since 1995 and has been a valuable pitcher and member of the community ever since. On the mound, “Wake” as he is called by his teammates and coaches, has won 10 or more games in a season 11 different times during his 19-year major league career. He was third [...]

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Andover’s John Farrell had a frustrating sophomore year at William & Mary, sitting out five and a half weeks with rotator cuff tendonitis. “And then what ended up happening was I came in halfway through the season and I wasn’t too furnished so I was pitching without much practice and my numbers weren’t that good,” [...]

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The Red Sox reportedly have obtained Rich Harden in a trade with the Oakland Athletics that sends prospect Lars Anderson and a player to be named later to the A’s. Harden’s career numbers: 57-35 with a 3.65 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. Harden’s 2011 numbers: 2-1 with a 4.30 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in five starts. [...]

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The Red Sox today acquired infielder Mike Aviles from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for infielder Yamaico Navarro and right-handed pitcher Kendal Volz. Aviles is expected to be active for tonight’s game against the White Sox in Chicago. Aviles, 30, has played in 53 games with the Royals this season, with appearances at second [...]

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Andover’s John Farrell of the Bourne Braves pitched the fifth inning here at the Cape Cod League All-Star Game and allowed a solo home run, but did retire the other three batters he faced. It was the first run of the year Farrell, a reliever, has allowed. Here is more video of him talking with [...]

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Ellsbury, CF Pedroia, 2B Gonzalez, 1B Youkilis, 3B Ortiz, DH Crawford, LF Reddick, RF Saltalamacchia, C Scutaro, SS The pitching matchup: Boston: Tim Wakefield (6-3, 5.15 ERA) Chicago:  Gavin Floyd (8-9, 4.11 ERA)

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