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1. Five players were intentionally walked 100 or more times during their Red Sox careers: Carl Yastrzemski (190), Wade Boggs (150), Manny Ramirez (128), Mo Vaughn (118) and David Ortiz (103). 2. Ted Williams was intentionally walked 86 times during his Red Sox career. Mike Greenwell was intentionally walked 79 times. Jim Rice was intentionally [...]

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Bobby Valentine will announce his starting rotation tomorrow. Obviously, Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz are locks. Four pitchers Felix Doubront, Daniel Bard, Aaron Cook and Alfredo Aceves are finalists for the final two spots. My guess: Doubront and Bard will be the fourth and fifth starters. I think Aceves will return to the bullpen [...]

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Chicago Cubs GM Jed Hoyer told MLB.com that the Cubs had no knowledge that Chris Carpenter, the right-handed pitcher who they sent to Boston in the Theo Epstein compensation deal, had any elbow issues. Carpenter is scheduled to undergo surgery today to remove bone spurs in his right elbow. “It’s certainly something we had no [...]

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Bobby Valentine said Pedro Ciriaco still is in contention for the 25th spot on the Boston Red Sox’ Opening Day roster, according to a report on WEEI.com. Ciriaco is hitting .429 with a .444 on-base percentage, .657 slugging percentage and 1.102 OPS in 20 games, 35 at-bats this spring. He has one home run, seven RBI [...]

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Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine today didn’t put a timetable on Carl Crawford’s return, but he likely miss at least a couple of weeks at the beginning of the season. Crawford, who had surgery on his left wrist in January, isn’t swinging the bat yet after a setback early in spring training. The plan is [...]

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First baseman Jair Bogaerts, 19, has been sent from the Red Sox to the Cubs as the player to be named later in the Theo Epstein compensation. Bogaerts’ twin brother is Xander Bogaerts, a shortstop from Aruba who Boston signed as an international free agent in 2009 and who is listed 58th on Baseball America’s [...]

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1. John Coleman holds the MLB record for most losses in one season. The right-handed hurler, who attended Syracuse University, posted 48 losses in 1883 for the Philadelphia Quakers. He went 12-48 with a 4.87 ERA in 65 games, including 61 starts that year. He hurled 58 complete games and posted three shutouts. 2. You [...]

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Well, because it was announced today that Curt Schilling will be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in August, I thought I would go with this as the Old Photo of the Day:

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Curt Schilling is one of five former Red Sox players who will be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2012. The others players are second baseman Marty Barrett (1982-1990), center fielder Ellis Burks (1987-1992, 2004), right-handed pitcher Joe Dobson (1941-1943, 1946-1950, 1954) and left-handed pitcher Hubert “Dutch” Leonard (1913-1918). Other inductees are John [...]

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