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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

New pitch alert: Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez is working on a new slider. He threw one last year, but Alex Cora called it more of a slider/cutter. This would be more of a conventional slider and Cora was very enthusiastic on Tuesday about what's he seen from Rodriguez. Many in Red Sox believed he's ready for his best season.


BBTN: Trout's Future, Bochy, Labor Talks

Buster talks to David Schoenfield about Mike Trout's future, the legendary career of Bruce Bochy, labor talks and more (6:01). Plus, Sarah Langs' Numbers Game (26:52), Marc Topkin with some Inside Heat on the Rays (33:01) and Karl Ravech chats with Alex Cora and Mookie Betts (35:44).

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Red Sox owner: 'Spending more money helps'

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry said Monday that, while there is not a perfect correlation between a bigger payroll and winning, "spending more money helps."

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MLBPA's Clark: Some teams don't justify tickets

Players' union head Tony Clark criticized baseball commissioner Rob Manfred for blaming players' demands for the slow free agent market and said an increasing number of teams make little effort to justify the price of a ticket.

Betts hoping to bring successful 2018 Red Sox into new season (2:06)
Cora: Red Sox in a good place heading into 2019 season (1:34)
Red Sox confident Pedroia can help them this season (0:53)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Dustin Pedroia talks about his return after playing just three games in 2018.

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Pedroia 'wouldn't have' had 2017 knee surgery

Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia says if he had to do it all over again, he wouldn't have had the knee surgery after the 2017 season that sidelined him for all but three games in 2018.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

One note from Red Sox camp: Alex Cora said the plan is to carry just two catchers this year instead of the three they carried last year. Christian Vazquez would appear to be the lock as he's signed through 2021. That leaves Sandy Leon or Blake Swihart. Leon earns raves from the pitching staff, but he also hit .177 last year (and .095 in the second half when he went 11-for-116). Swihart can also fill in at multiple positions.

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Astros' Bregman stirs up rivalry with Red Sox

The Astros' Alex Bregman is back at it again, trying to stir up a rivalry with the Red Sox by saying there's no team he wants to beat more.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.758th
Quality Starts85Tied-10th
Batting Average.2681st
On Base Percentage.3391st
Slugging Percentage.4531st