Posts From Rick Pierce

Pierce: Hot Streak Proving Swihart’s Worth

After high expectations and low return for years, Blake Swihart is finally starting to deliver for the Boston Red Sox. Boston drafted Swihart as the 26th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. Before his call-up in 2015, Swihart

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Pierce: Red Sox Should Pursue deGrom

The  New York Mets started off the 2018 season with a surprising 11-1 record, but after being riddled with injuries they have dropped to a 38-54 record. To make matters worse for Mets fans, assistant general manager John Ricco confirmed

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Red Sox Acquire Steve Pearce From Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox announced on Thursday that they have acquired outfielder/first baseman Steve Pearce from the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league infielder Santiago Espinal. Pearce has been in the Majors for 12 seasons and has played for six

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Red Sox Show Interest In All-Star Reliever

The Red Sox are one of the several teams looking into trading for Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe. The two-time All-Star began his career as a starter, but moved to the bullpen

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Red Sox Could Be Suitor for Manny Machado Trade

The Boston Red Sox are a likely trade candidate for Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. While no talk is in place, Rosenthal suggested the Red Sox, along with the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels,

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Red Sox Draft Triston Casas

The Red Sox chose third baseman Triston Casas with the 26th overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft on Monday. Casas played with American Heritage High School in Plantation, FL prior to the draft. While the left-hander may have been

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Red Sox Designate Hanley Ramirez for Assignment

The Boston Red Sox designated first baseman Hanley Ramirez for assignment on Friday. The decision, which caught many Sox fans by surprise, was made in order to open a roster spot second baseman Dustin Pedroia who the Red Sox activated

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Beeks Continues to Thrive in Pawtucket

Earlier this year, I asked if Jalen Beeks was ready to pitch in the MLB. The 24-year-old then struggled in spring training one month later which cost him his potential roster spot. Since then, Beeks has pitched well with the Pawtucket

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Carson Smith Suffers Potentially Major Injury

The Boston Red Sox placed reliever Carson Smith on the 10-day disabled list with a partial dislocation of his right shoulder. The injury occurred after Smith threw his glove in the team dugout in frustration after giving up a home run

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Red Sox Injury Update: Wright Activated, Velazquez to DL

The Boston Red Sox added Steven Wright to the 25-man roster and placed Hector Velazquez on the disabled list on Monday. Wright started the 2018 season off on the 10-day disabled list while he was still recovering from surgery on

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