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Price, boosted by big October outings, aims for Bosox repeat

Mar. 24, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — It wasn't an offseason weight-loss program, but pitcher David Price is entering the 2019 season much lighter. A tremendous burden has been lifted from his shoulders. The Boston Red Sox lefty has finally gotten rid of the postseason demons that had been haunting him for much of his...

Sale, Red Sox agree to deal adding $145 million from 2020-24

Mar. 23, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — After winning a World Series with the Red Sox, Chris Sale preferred to stay in Boston rather than find out what he would be worth as a free agent after this season. "When half the league isn't trying to win anything, and we have a team that's trying to win every year? That says a...

Pedroia on missing another opener: 'It is what it is'

Mar. 21, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Pedroia feels ready for opening day. Considering what it took to get to that point, the Boston Red Sox are erring on the side of caution. Pedroia will miss Boston's opener for the second straight season, staying in extended spring training to rehab his left knee, on which he...

Boston's Mookie Betts says he expects to become free agent

Mar. 20, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Don't expect AL MVP Mookie Betts to agree to a long-term contract with the Boston Red Sox before he can become a free agent in late 2020. Despite Mike Trout's $432 million, 12-year agreement with the Los Angeles Angels, Nolan Arenado's $260 million, eight-year deal with the Colorado...

Jewett-Giles nets 22, FGCU women win 3rd straight A-Sun

Mar. 17, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Keri Jewett-Giles had 21 points, six rebounds and six assists and Florida Gulf Coast cruised to its third straight Atlantic Sun tournament title and NCAA Tournament with their 19th-straight win, 72-49 over Liberty on Sunday. Jewett-Giles scored the first seven points of the game and...

Boston's Pedroia plays 1 inning in first game since May

Mar. 7, 2019 5:23 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Pedroia's first game in nearly 10 months couldn't have gone much better — even if it lasted just one inning. Pedroia cleanly fielded a two-out grounder by Minnesota's Jake Cave, then singled off Kohl Stewart leading off the bottom half of Boston's 12-1 loss Thursday....

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright suspended 80 games for HGH

Mar. 6, 2019 11:42 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright will sit out the first 80 games of the season after testing positive for Human Growth Hormone, a second suspension for the knuckleballer who missed 15 games last year for violating baseball's domestic violence policy. Wright said in a statement...

Twins: Sano likely out until May with slow-healing heel gash

Mar. 5, 2019 6:08 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will likely miss the first month of the regular season, following another procedure to repair a severe cut above the heel on his right foot. Sano was sent to a plastic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where he underwent an operation...

Pedroia expected to make spring training debut Thursday

Mar. 5, 2019 2:43 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Boston expects second baseman Dustin Pedroia to make his exhibition debut on Thursday against Minnesota. Coming off knee surgery, the 35-year-old Pedroia crossed his last major pre-competition hurdle on Tuesday when he completed a workout at the Red Sox complex in Fort Myers....

Wilson leads NJIT over FGCU in A-Sun tourney

Mar. 4, 2019 10:38 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Diandre Wilson scored a career-high 26 points as NJIT narrowly beat Florida Gulf Coast 83-78 in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Monday night. Wilson hit 4 of 6 3-pointers, shot 12 for 13 from the foul line and collected six rebounds. Zach Cooks added 25 points...