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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during spring training baseball camp Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Red Sox ace Chris Sale to have Tommy John surgery

Mar. 19, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, an operation that would keep him out the entire 2020 baseball season if and when it resumes after the coronavirus pandemic. “There’s no real way to sugarcoat this. It's not what anyone wants,”...

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale, left, talks with Pedro Martinez during spring training baseball camp Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Red Sox ace Chris Sale has MRI for elbow soreness

Mar. 3, 2020 5:22 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox starter Chris Sale has soreness in his throwing elbow and has undergone an MRI, the team announced two days after the 30-year-old left-hander faced batters for the first time this spring. Manager Ron Roenicke said Sale felt the soreness in his elbow Monday morning,...

Devers likely to be even bigger part of Boston offense

Feb. 28, 2020 5:59 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — His baby face and near constant smile may make him appear younger than his 23 years. But third baseman Rafael Devers already has parts of three seasons and a World Series championship on his resume. And after finishing 12th in American League MVP voting in his breakout 2019, the...

Ron Roenicke, right, speaks as Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom looks on after being after being named interim manager of the Boston Red Sox baseball team Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

AP Interview: Decisions came quickly for Boston's Bloom

Feb. 25, 2020 3:29 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — This isn’t quite how Chaim Bloom imagined things would go, back when he dreamed of running a baseball team. Less than two months after taking over the Red Sox — and with the start of spring training looming — Boston's new chief baseball officer needed to replace...

Red Sox hire Jerry Narron as Roenicke's bench coach

Feb. 22, 2020 6:37 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have named Jerry Narron to be bench coach under interim manager Ron Roenicke. Roenicke and chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom announced the hiring Saturday. The 64-year-old Narron has spent 32 years as a player and coach in the majors and was previously Boston's...

FILE - In this  Friday, July 12, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Alex Verdugo watches his solo home run during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. With less than a week before pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report to spring training, the Red Sox sent Mookie Betts and David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a deal that brought outfielder Alex Verdugo and Twins pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol to Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Boston's Sale, Verdugo already behind schedule for opener

Feb. 15, 2020 4:54 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Three days after telling reporters he wanted to push harder in spring training to improve on last year's slow start, Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke pumped the brakes on two key players. Left-hander Chris Sale and outfielder Alex Verdugo are both recovering from setbacks that could...

FILE - In this Friday, April, 12, 2019 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi, left, Mookie Betts, center, and Jackie Bradley Jr. run in after defeating the Baltimore Orioles during a baseball game in Boston. When the Boston Red Sox traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the eve of spring training, they broke up the

With Betts gone, Red Sox fill holes in OF and at leadoff

Feb. 14, 2020 8:54 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Win. Dance. Delete. When the Boston Red Sox traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the eve of spring training, they broke up the "Killer B's” who patrolled the Fenway outfield and led the team to a World Series championship in 2018. Together, Betts, Jackie Bradley...

Ron Roenicke, right, speaks as Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom looks on after being after being named interim of the Boston Red Sox baseball team Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. at left. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Roenicke's first day brings news: Sale has pneumonia

Feb. 12, 2020 2:14 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Ron Roenicke went to his usual locker in the Red Sox clubhouse at the team's spring training complex Wednesday morning and found that his clothes were all gone. They had been moved to the manager's office. On his first day since being promoted to interim manager, Roenicke said it...

Ron Roenicke, right, speaks as Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom looks on after being after being named interim of the Boston Red Sox baseball team Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. at left. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Red Sox make Roenicke interim manager; 'permanency' on hold

Feb. 11, 2020 6:30 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — It took Ron Roenicke almost five years to get another chance as a major league manager. He'll need to wait at least until next week for “permanency.” The Red Sox made Roenicke their interim manager Tuesday, promoting the former Brewers skipper to replace Alex Cora on...

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes (32) throws a football after reporting for spring training baseball Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

New faces aplenty as spring training begins

Feb. 11, 2020 4:44 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The crack of the bat at spring training camps replaced the sound of trash can lids banging in homemade YouTube videos as baseball emerged from its winter of cheating scandals and salary dumps to bask in the Florida and Arizona sun. The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres held...