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 July 29, 2005
Ramirez snubs manager�s request to forego rest day
UNDATED (AP) -- Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez is again at the center of controversy. Manager Terry Francona says he asked Ramirez if he would be willing to forego a planned day off yesterday. But Ramirez
Clement released from hospital after being struck in head
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Red Sox pitcher Matt Clement has been released from a Florida hospital after being struck in the side of the head last night (Tuesday) by a line drive. Clement rejoined teammates
Red Sox Nixon leaves game with injury
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Red Sox outfielder Trot Nixon left Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay in the third inning after swinging and missing at a pitch. He was grimacing and clutching his left side
Red Sox recall Delcarmen, designate Halama for assignment
BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox have recalled right-handed pitcher Manny Delcarmen from Triple-A Pawtucket and designated lefthander John Halama for assignment. Delcarmen is a Hyde Park native who was selected
Clement carried off on stretcher after being hit in head
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Red Sox pitcher Matt Clement will be re-evaluated at a Florida hospital this morning after being hit in the right side of the head by a line drive in last night�s game against
Boston signs first-round draft pick Hansen
BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox have agreed on a four-year, four (m) million dollar major league contract with right-hander Craig Hansen, a first-round pick in last month�s draft. The former closer for St.
Red Sox activate Graffanino, option Youkilis
BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox activated infielder Tony Graffanino today and optioned third baseman Kevin Youkilis to Triple-A Pawtucket. Graffanino was in the starting lineup at second base this afternoon
Red Sox get Graffanino, Hyzdu
BOSTON (AP) -- The slumping Red Sox acquire infielder Tony Graffanino from the Kansas City Royals and outfielder Adam Hyzdu (HYZ�-doo) from the San Diego Padres. Boston also designated left-handed reliever
Yankees take lead in AL East
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston�s sixth loss in seven games wasn�t even the worst news of the night for the defending world champions. The New York Yankees moved back into first place in the A-L East with an 11-to-10
Bellhorn put on 15-day disabled list
BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox have placed infielder Mark Bellhorn on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb. Bellhorn was injured while diving for a Jason Giambi ground ball in the fourth inning
Red Sox ace in bullpen after stint on disabled list
BOSTON (AP) -- Curt Schilling gives up a two-run homer to Alex Rodriguez and gets the loss in an 8-to-6 setback to the Yankees. Schilling was back at Fenway Park last night�nervous and feeling a bit
Second half starts with renewed rivalry
BOSTON (AP) -- The first-place Red Sox open the second half of the season at home tomorrow night (Thursday) against the rival New York Yankees. The teams also met to start the season in a three-game
Red Sox sign top draft choice
BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox have signed top draft pick Jacob Ellsbury. The 21-year-old from Oregon State is often compared to Boston�s Johnny Damon. Ellsbury batted .415 with a school-record 86 hits,
Red Sox activate Schilling
BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox have activated righthander Curt Schilling just in time for the second half of the season. Schilling has been on the disabled list since late April with a bone bruise on his
Red Sox help AL in All-Star victory
DETROIT (AP) -- Red Sox hitters went 4-for-8 in the American League�s 7-to-5 victory over the National League in the All-Star Game. The A-L made it 3-and-Oh since the change in 2003 that gave the All-Star-winning
Boston�s Ortiz advances to second round of All-Star home run derby
DETROIT (AP) -- Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz had a great start to the All-Star game�s Home Run Derby, but his success didn�t last. Ortiz hit 17 balls out of Detroit�s Comerica Park in the first
Boston�s bullpen takes a needed rest at the All-Star break
BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox bullpen is resting up over the All-Star break�and hoping for a much better collective performance in the second half of the season. It couldn�t get much worse. Just check
Champs in first despite pitching woes
BOSTON (AP) -- For the first time since 1995, the Red Sox are in first place at the All-Star break. Their success has been largely driven by Boston�s bats. The Red Sox enter the midseason break with
Orioles 4, Red Sox 1
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Rodrigo Lopez�s strong pitching performance leads the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-to-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox today. Lopez gave up one run and three hits in eight innings on the
Red Sox designate Payton for assignment, call up Stern
BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox have designated outfielder Jay Payton for assignment as one of four moves made today. Boston also activated outfielder Adam Stern from the 60-day disabled list, sent lefty
Foulke undergoes knee surgery
BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox closer Keith Foulke had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee today to treat damaged cartilage. A statement from Red Sox medical director Dr. Thomas Gill says the procedure went
Schilling will head to bullpen for now
BOSTON (AP) -- When Curt Schilling returns to active duty with the Red Sox, he�ll be getting a new assignment: bullpen duty. Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein says it�s the �best thing for him.� It
Ramirez hits 20th career grand slam
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Boston�s Manny Ramirez hit his 20th career grand slam tonight (Tuesday), the second-most in major league history. Ramirez hit his third grand slam of the season off Texas Rangers
Schilling unlikely for weekend return
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Injured Red Sox ace Curt Schilling will probably need at least one more rehab start before returning to the Boston rotation. Manager Terry Francona says Schilling needs to throw
Foulke to return to Boston
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Red Sox closer Keith Foulke is returning to Boston to determine if a knee problem is the cause of his struggles. Manager Terry Francona says the disabled list is a possibility. The
Red Sox have four starters, most since 1976 Cincinnati Reds
BOSTON (AP) -- Four Red Sox players have been selected to start for the American League at the July 12th All-Star game in Detroit. That�s the most starters from any one team since five members of the
Foulke tops list of champion�s bullpen problems
BOSTON (AP) -- Keith Foulke was on the mound when the Boston Red Sox won their first World Series championship in 86 years. But the closer has been struggling most of the season. Manager Terry Francona
Streaky Wakefield remains hot
BOSTON (AP) -- Tim Wakefield continues his hot streak. Wakefield pitched seven innings to lead the Red Sox to a 5-to-2 win over Cleveland The knuckleballer is 3-and-Oh in his past four starts after
Schilling makes first start since April
FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) -- Curt Schilling said he felt good after pitching five strong innings for Triple-A Pawtucket in his first start since injuring his right ankle in April. Schilling threw 78 pitches,
Manny Ramirez named AL Player of the Week
UNDATED (AP) -- Boston Red Sox left-fielder Manny Ramirez has been named the American League�s Player of the Week for the second time this season. Ramirez went 11-for-27 for a .407 average as Boston
Wells irritates foot but feels �fine�
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- David Wells says he irritated his right foot today in Boston�s 12-to-8 win over the Phillies, but that he feels �fine.� The Red Sox lefthander was on the disabled list for more than
Schilling eager to return after simulated start
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Curt Schilling was so encouraged after throwing 65 pitches off the mound today that he wants to speed up his rehabilitation schedule. The Red Sox right-hander threw a simulated game
Red Sox GM creates foundation
BOSTON (AP) -- When Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein decided to start his own charitable foundation, he gave it the only name a baseball G-M could. �A Foundation to be Named Later� is Epstein�s attempt
Red Sox hope Stern will be ready for Triple-A duty next week
BOSTON (AP) -- Outfielder Adam Stern, claimed by the Red Sox from Atlanta in the Rule Five draft, hopes to report to Triple-A Pawtucket next week after spending the season on the disabled list. The Red
Struggling starter set for tomorrow�s game
BOSTON (AP) -- If Bronson Arroyo forgot what it�s like to lose, he�s now getting an intense but unwanted refresher course. The Red Sox right-hander has lost three of his last four starts after going
Red Sox name left-field pole after Fisk
BOSTON (AP) -- The right field foul pole in Fenway Park has long been known as �Pesky�s Pole.� Now its counterpart in left field has its own name as well. The Red Sox Monday honored Hall of Fame catcher
Damon comes close to cycle as Red Sox avert sweep
CHICAGO -- On a night when Johnny Damon just missed hitting for the cycle, Tim Wakefield found control of his knuckleball. That helped the Red Sox avoid a sweep with an 8-1 victory over the Chicago
Olerud acquistion threatens Millar�s playing time
BOSTON (AP) -- The acquisition of John Olerud by the Red Sox last week threatened to cut into the playing time of Kevin Millar first base. Especially since Millar has struggled at the plate this season
Damon back in lineup; Schilling headed to Arizona for treatment
BOSTON (AP) -- Johnny Damon didn�t take long to recover from his encounter with an outfield wall. The Red Sox center-fielder was back in the lineup today with four stitches above his right eye and a
Damon hits wall, leaves game
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon left tonight�s game against the Baltimore Orioles in the third inning after running into the outfield wall pursuing Jay Gibbons� line drive. A
Red Sox SS Renteria named AL player of the week
BOSTON (AP) -- Edgar Renteria�s career as a member of the Red Sox got off to a rocky start. Some fans wondered if it was worth luring the All-Star shortstop away from the St. Louis Cardinals with a four-year,
Spanish-language announcer for Red Sox games dies in car crash
WILMINGTON, Mass. (AP) -- An announcer who calls Boston Red Sox games for a Spanish-language radio station died in a car crash in Wilmington early this morning (Monday). Police say Juan Pedro Villaman
Pitcher hopes to return before All-Star break
BOSTON (AP) -- Curt Schilling threw in the bullpen tonight (Monday) and hopes to resume pitching for the Red Sox before the All-Star game. Schilling wore a custom-made shoe on his right foot with a wider
Schilling to miss up to 12 weeks
TORONTO (AP) -- Curt Schilling�s return from an injury to his surgically repaired right ankle could take up to 12 weeks. Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona said on Thursday he doesn�t know when his
Red Sox bring Olerud up
TORONTO (AP) -- Veteran first baseman John Olerud could make his Red Sox debut this weekend against the Yankees. The Red Sox purchased Olerud�s contract from Triple-A Pawtucket after tonight�s 8-to-1
Red Sox v. Yankees, with neither in first place
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Red Sox head into New York this weekend for a three-game series with the Yankees. And much to the surprise of fans in both cities, neither team is in first place. The Orioles have
Report: Schilling could be shelved until mid-July
BOSTON (AP) -- A published report says the Red Sox could be without ace Curt Schilling until after the All-Star break. Schilling went on the disabled list on April 29th after experiencing pain in the
Arroyo back in action after six-game suspension
TORONTO (AP) -- Red Sox right-hander Bronson Arroyo is scheduled to start tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays after completing his six-game suspension. Arroyo decided not to appeal the suspension which
Ortiz dominates Hall of Fame Game homerun contest
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- The traditional home run derby held before today�s Hall of Fame Game in Cooperstown, New York proves to be no contest. After spraying home runs to all fields during his warmup
Oil Can Boyd makes independent league roster
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) -- Dennis �Oil Can� Boyd is officially back in professional baseball. The former Red Sox star has earned a roster spot with the Brockton Rox. He signed with the minor-league team
Afghanistan�s president makes pitch for Fenway pitch
BOSTON (AP) -- The president of Afghanistan reportedly wants to throw out the ceremonial first pitch during a game at Boston�s Fenway Park. Hamid Karzai (HAH�-mihd KAHR�-zeye) is scheduled to speak at
Return home short and may not be sweet
BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox are hoping for better results at home after a rough road trip. After going 2-and-4 in Seattle and Oakland, they start a three-game home series against the Atlanta Braves tomorrow
Schilling to be examined later today
BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox ace Curt Schilling will have his ailing ankle examined today in Boston. Schilling was put on the disabled list on April 29th with a bruised right ankle and continues wearing a
Wells expected to start today
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Red Sox are expected to activate left-hander David Wells from the disabled list to start tomorrow (Wednesday) against the Athletics. Wells has been sidelined since April 26th
Couple plans wedding with Red Sox theme
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) -- Reagan Merrill and Stanley Whitaker agreed last fall that if the Red Sox won the World Series, they were destined to be with each other. The pair will take that idea to extremes
Red Sox win inaugural spirit of sport award
ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) -- The Red Sox have won the inaugural spirit of sport award from the Laureus World Sports Academy for winning their first World Series in 86 years. The Red Sox overcame a three-games-to-nothing
Bronson Arroyo expected to begin serving a six-game suspension
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who started in last night�s 6-to-4 at Oakland, is expected to begin serving a six-game suspension starting today. Arroyo was suspended for deliberately
Ramirez hits 400th career homer
SEATTLE (AP) -- Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez hit his 400th career home run today with a three-run shot in the fifth inning off Mariners starter Gil Meche. The Red Sox lost the game 5-to-4. Ramirez
Red Sox take on A�s; Arroyo to pitch, then begin 6-game suspension
OAKLAND (AP) -- After dropping two-out-of-three in Seattle, the Red Sox are in Oakland tonight for the start of a three-game series against the A�s. Bronson Arroyo will start for Boston against Oakland�s
Error by Red Sox first baseman erased
BOSTON (AP) -- One of two errors originally charged to Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar in last night�s game against Oakland has been changed by the official scorer to a fielder�s choice. With the
Wells to test foot on Friday
BOSTON (AP) -- David Wells will test his sprained right foot on Friday, giving the Red Sox lefty a chance to return to the Boston rotation before the end of the month. Wells will throw a simulated game
Wells making progress
BOSTON (AP) -- David Wells will throw in the bullpen tomorrow so doctors can check on his progress. The Red Sox left-hander was placed on the disabled list two weeks ago with a sprained right foot. Manager
Ramirez returns to Red Sox lineup
BOSTON (AP) -- Manny Ramirez will be back in the Red Sox lineup and batting third tonight against the Oakland Athletics. Ramirez left last night�s game after getting beaned in the first inning by a Dan
Slugger leaves game after being beaned
BOSTON (AP) -- Manny Ramirez left tonight�s (Monday) game against Oakland after he was hit in the head by a pitch. It�s the second straight day the Red Sox slugger has been removed after being struck
Former Red Sox No. 1 draft pick arrested on gun charge
Red Sox boost security after Sheffield Scuffle
Ramirez leaves game after getting hit by pitch
Arroyo pitches perfect through six before homerun
Renteria hit on right index finger; x-rays negative
Woman believed to be oldest Red Sox fan celebrates with trophy
Schilling: �It wasn't a bruise. It was a stress reaction.�
Miller said he expects to start for Boston on Sunday
Nixon drops appeal
Boston settles with family of slain college student
Fan involved in a scuffle with Sheffield heads to court
Red Sox call up Gonzalez
Red Sox call up righthander for start against Tigers
With Schilling on 15-day DL, Red Sox call up Bausher from PawSox
MLB metes out punishment to six players, two managers
Red Sox roll into Texas
Red Sox forced to juggle pitching rotation
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