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Covering the Red Sox for The Boston Globe since 2010. Yankees (2006-09), Mets (2002-05) + UConn hoops (1986-99) previously. Springsteen shows: 118.

Former Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette dies at 78 — Bill Monbouquette, a Medford native who pitched eight seasons for the Red Sox and threw a no-hitter in 1962, died on Sunday. He was 78. Monbouquette was 114-112 with a 3.68 earned run average over 11 major-league seasons from 1958-68.

Red Sox notebook: Following surgery, Mike Napoli feels refreshed and ready — MASHANTUCKET, Conn. - By the end of last season, Mike Napoli was considering retiring from baseball because of what seemed like incurable sleep apnea. The inability to get proper rest was ruining his career to a point that Napoli was willing to undergo last-resort facial reconstruction surgery.

Healthy Dustin Pedroia locked and loaded for upcoming Red Sox season — MASHANTUCKET, Conn. - Dustin Pedroia is coming off the worst season of his career. He's also been beset with injuries, undergoing three surgical procedures over a span of 24 months, two on his left hand. The Red Sox second baseman will turn 32 during the coming season, a point where many players start to decline.

Red Sox owner John Henry predicts pitch clocks will be in baseball’s future — MASHANTUCKET, Conn. - Red Sox principal owner John Henry believes baseball will take the radical step of instituting a pitch clock in the next few years to improve the pace of play. A 20-second clock will be used in Triple A and Double A games this season and Henry said Friday to expect that at major league ballparks before too long.

Red Sox’ Shane Victorino determined to regain lineup spot — Red Sox manager John Farrell exchanges plenty of text messages with his players during the winter, particularly as spring training draws closer. Lately, it seems most of them have been with outfielder Shane Victorino. The 34-year-old is recovering from back surgery and could be squeezed out of a starting role in a crowded outfield after playing only 30 games last season.

Don’t expect Red Sox to acquire an ace for rotation — Red Sox pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 20. and Opening Day is not until April 6 in Philadelphia. There is ample time for general manager Ben Cherington to fill what many perceive as a hole at the top of the rotation.

Red Sox hope they’ve addressed deficiencies in the outfield — One word aptly defines the Red Sox outfield play during the 2014 season: Embarrassing. Red Sox outfielders hit 26 home runs, fewer than 18 individual players in the majors and the fewest as a positional group in baseball. They hit a collective .249 with a .669 OPS and only 33 stolen bases.

Red Sox ‘still working’ on bullpen additions — The Red Sox made official their addition of lefthander Craig Breslow on Wednesday. He had agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal on Dec. 19. But general manager Ben Cherington said he is "still working" on more additions to the bullpen. Nothing is close but the Red Sox are not yet satisfied with their options behind closer Koji Uehara.

Pedro Martinez is very pleased with his vote total — NEW YORK - It seems shocking that 49 members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America declined to vote for Pedro Martinez in the Hall of Fame election. Martinez received 91.1 percent of the 549 votes cast and is one of only 30 players in history to surpass 90 percent.

Covering Pedro Martinez meant more bylines, and lessons on baseball — When Pedro Martinez left the Red Sox to sign with the Mets as a free agent in 2004, it was a huge story in New York. As one of the beat writers covering the Mets, I was thrilled.
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Jan 30, 2015

@pejaandyou actually, last place teams get better prospects. 40-man no correlation to standings

Jan 30, 2015

@NicholasBagg not saying there would have been. speaks well to their depth.

Jan 30, 2015

@keithlaw true he did and no excuse for it. but based on the last two years, has changed. hope so, anyway.

Jan 30, 2015

25 MLB games for Britton and a 2.93 ERA. Lefties .643 OPS against him. He’ll get a chance with somebody.

Jan 30, 2015

Britton stayed in Boston all winter, worked hard at Fenway and did a lot of work in the community. Game’s not always fair.

Jan 30, 2015

#RedSox announce Ogando signing and DFA Drake Britton to make room on the 40-man roster.

Jan 30, 2015

@DONCHERRIES Last year was a product of a lot of things, especially a long ’13. I think in the bullpen he’d be a killer. Stuff plays up.

Jan 30, 2015

@DONCHERRIES his stuff was pretty darn good out of the bullpen in the playoffs.

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