| Apr 13, 2015
| 7:31 PM
BOSTON — Sunglasses, backward cap, sweater tied around his waist, Tom Brady emerged Monday from behind the huge American flag draped over the left field wall at Fenway Park. Brady was joined in the march to the pitcher's mound by Robert Kraft,...
| Apr 10, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — David Buchanan followed up a solid rookie season last year with a terrific spring, compiling a 3-0 record with a 1.29 ERA during Grapefruit League play.
What might have been most impressive was that Buchanan walked just two...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 7:54 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Xander Bogaerts had three hits and three RBIs to back Justin Masterson, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Thursday night.
Masterson (1-0) allowed two runs and three hits in six innings, striking out...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 3:38 PM
Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey's return from Tommy John surgery.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wheeler has a complete tear, all but guaranteeing...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 7:42 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Each day this spring, whether he's walking into the clubhouse in the morning, stretching with teammates or in the cage taking batting practice, Jeff Francoeur is flashing his signature beaming smile.
That's something you might...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 4:39 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Phillies are in rebuild mode.
It's been talked about a lot this offseason and will be talked about until it's complete.
General manager Pat Gillick said the team won't compete until at least 2017, but who knows exactly how...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 6:39 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Opening Day.
The one day each year every team has hope and a clean slate.
That fresh start evaporated quickly for the Phillies in front of a sell-out crowd of 45,549 at Citizens Bank Park on a picturesque, sun-soaked Monday...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 7:30 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Glittering sunshine, 71 degrees, classy versions of "God Bless America" and "America the Beautiful" from the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men's Chorale, an American flag spread over the outfield and a spectacular landing by the Navy...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 11:37 AM
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Big Papi arrived at spring training with a weighty quip about new teammate Pablo Sandoval.
"My belly hasn't grown like Panda," David Ortiz said Tuesday, joking about new Boston Red Sox teammate Sandoval.
Ortiz, the final...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Look beyond those massive snowbanks, past the forecast for the next winter storm, and focus on the trucks. Those glorious tractor-trailers will be packed with baseball equipment in Boston and New York before rolling south this week.
Spring training is...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:55 PM
As news spread overnight that Jon Lester had spurned Red Sox ownership in favor of the boy genius who once had escaped its employ dressed in a gorilla suit, another slightly less audacious scene began to spread across the Internet.
We're talking about...