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In this 2011 photo provided by David Cotillo, his son Chris Cotillo, left, poses with former Boston Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell during an autograph session in Boston. Chris Cotillo, a Red Sox beat writer for MassLive.com in 2020, raised tens of thousands of dollars by selling autographed baseball memorabilia he had collected as a teen and that others donated for the auction. (David Cotillo via AP)

Red Sox reporter turns auctioneer, raises $57K for charity

May. 12, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — As a Boston Red Sox beat writer, Chris Cotillo found himself with a lot of spare time after the baseball season was suspended, and a nagging desire to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. He didn’t have any medical training or a secret stash of N95 masks. What he did have...