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Valentine, Sox looking into Beckett routine

At this point, the Red Sox are willing to investigate and try anything to fix the first-inning troubles of Josh Beckett. On Saturday, Bobby Valentine said he has never seen a pitcher have a break between his pregame warmups and the first pitch like Beckett does. “Josh warms up earlier than anyone in the …

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Beckett return on Friday possible

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said that Josh Beckett, who threw a bullpen session on Monday afternoon, could return from the disabled list as soon as Friday, depending on how he feels on Tuesday. Beckett landed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation on June 16 (retroactive to June 12), and so he would …

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Morales to get another start

The Red Sox initially inserted Franklin Morales into their rotation as an emergency spot starter. He has become more than that. The left-hander tossed six innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on Saturday night in an 8-4 win over the Braves. In the process, the 26-year-old allowed seven hits while striking out eight …

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Bobby V: ‘I’m allowed’ to sit Youk

Bobby Valentine clarified his comments from Friday when he indicated Kevin Youkilis was informed of not playing. Saturday afternoon, Youkilis said he never spoke with Valentine about playing time. Valentine explained in his media briefing that he thought one of his coaches spoke to him about sitting on the bench while Will Middlebrooks started.  …

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Nava shines in return to lineup

BOSTON — The timing of Daniel Nava‘s recent hand injury was not great. For the Red Sox, it was the latest in a cavalcade of physical issues for their outfielders, again leaving them lean. For Nava, it interrupted another surge that had firmly planted him atop the batting order. Prior to the injury he was …

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Red Sox News – Joe Maddon talks Dave Martinez, Jonathan Papelbon, and, of course, Bobby Valentine

Joe Maddon held court at the baseball winter meetings. (AP) DALLAS — Speaking at the baseball winter meetings at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Rays manager Joe Maddon expressed his surprise regarding the lack of interest in Tampa Bay’s bench coach Dave Martinez in regard to open managerial positions. “I guess I was [surprised],” Maddon said. …

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Red Sox News – Proof: David Ortiz and Bobby Valentine meet up in the Dominican Republic

red sox red sox Here are a few photos (courtesy David Ortiz’ Twitter account) of Ortiz and new red sox manager Bobby Valentine meeting up at the slugger’s charity golf event in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic Friday night. Valentine flew to the event Friday night in order to meet up with the free agent DH. …

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This Just In – Valentine to visit Ortiz in Dominican

red sox red sox According to multiple reports, new red sox manager Bobby Valentine is flying on Friday to the Dominican Republic, where longtime Sox DH David Ortiz is hosting a golf tournament to raise funds for charity this weekend. Valentine disclosed the trip during an interview with MLB Network Radio. read more Read more… red …

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Red Sox News – Doc Rivers isn’t expecting any comps from Bobby Valentine

red sox red sox Doc Rivers was in rare form again Thursday, teasing Bobby Valentine in the process. (AP) WALTHAM — Doc Rivers probably isn’t expecting any free tickets to red sox games from Bobby Valentine. Rivers, who was back in rare form in front of a microphone on Thursday at the celtics practice facility, …

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This Just In – Pedroia: Valentine 'going to be fun'

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, was asked about the news that Bobby Valentine will be the next manager of the Red Sox.  "It's exciting," Pedroia said. "Just excited to have a manager, it took a long time. I think the search is over and now we …

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This Just In – Report: Cherington to meet with Valentine

red sox red sox According to a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, Bobby Valentine is expected to meet with red sox general manager Ben Cherington on Monday. Passan also notes that if the meeting goes well the 61-year-old Valentine could emerge as the favorite for the vacant managerial position. read more Read more… …

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This Just In – No formal interview with Valentine scheduled

According to a source, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has spoken with Bobby Valentine a few weeks ago but no formal interview has been been scheduled as of yet. Multiple reports stated that the Sox' ownership had met with the 61-year-old Valentine and that others in the ownership group will also meet with the …

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