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Under Cora, Sox head to camp with title hopes

With two elite power pitchers (Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel) smack in the middle of their primes and a talented young core of position players (Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Andrew Benintendi) in place for the next few years, the Red Sox would like to maximize their window of opportunity and bring another World Series to Boston while this group is still together. …read more

Kimbrel lights-out since returning from injury

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel entered Friday’s opener vs. the Rays having closed three games in three days. Since returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for most of July, he has posted a 0.53 ERA while locking down all 12 of his save opportunities. He was on the mound at the end of five of Boston’s wins during the eight-game streak the club carried into Friday. …read more

Kimbrel could return during West Coast trip

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel threw from the main mound at Fenway Park on Monday, marking his first side session since undergoing left knee surgery July 9. The righty has made such encouraging progress that there’s a chance he could be activated during the upcoming West Coast trip that starts in Anaheim on July 28 and ends at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 7. …read more

Newly acquired Ziegler to fill in as closer

Right-hander Brad Ziegler joins the Red Sox on Saturday as Boston All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel heads to the 15-day disabled list with a left knee medial meniscus tear. Red Sox manager John Farrell confirms the combination of Ziegler and Koji Uehara will take on closing duties in the bullpen. …read more