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93-69, 1st in AL East

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In their effort to gauge the health of Eduardo Nunez's left knee, the Red Sox put him through a physical Thursday followed by a rigorous workout on a back field Friday. "They almost killed me," Nunez said, laughing. Team doctors/trainers agreed that Nunez might feel occasional soreness in his knee but won't have chronic issue.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox president of baseball ops Dave Dombrowski discusses whether the historically slow free-agent market is finally beginning to thaw after big signings of Yu Darvish last week and Eric Hosmer today:

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

The return of Eduardo Nunez (right) shouldn't impact Red Sox's ability to sign J.D. Martinez. Nunez is guaranteed $6 million ($4M this year, $2M buyout next year) and possibly more than $8 million if he exercises a $4M player option for 2019 and reaches various incentives. But for luxury tax purposes, Nunez will cost Red Sox $4 million this year, likely leaving them flexible to sign Martinez and stay below the $237M threshold that triggers draft pick penalties.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Lowe stopped by Red Sox camp Sunday at the invitation of new pitching coach Dana LeVangie. In particular, he spent time with Rick Porcello. Lowe shared his thoughts on a fellow sinkerballer:

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Eduardo Nunez has passed his physical and signed a one-year deal with a player option for 2019, the Red Sox have announced.

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Pedroia calls upon other Red Sox to be leaders

Dustin Pedroia understands and accepts his role as the leader of the Red Sox, says the younger players need to and are ready to take on more leadership responsibility.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Craig Kimbrel will leave Red Sox camp for a few days at end of this month to be with his infant daughter, Lydia, who was born with heart defects. Lydia had surgery a few days after being born and will undergo surgery again at Boston Children's Hospital.

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Pedroia 'ahead of schedule' in rehab after knee injury (0:39)
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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Dustin Pedroia talks about being "ahead of schedule" in his rehab from a cartilage restoration in his left knee and microfracture surgery. He has spoken with several pro athletes, including Amar'e Stoudemire, about their recoveries. Pedroia won't be ready for Opening Day.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dustin Pedroia looked back at 2004, 2007 and 2013 Red Sox teams that had group of players in leadership role. "I've got to do a better job of getting everyone to understand that it's not just one guy," said Pedroia, who has expressed as much to Xander Bogaerts and others.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dustin Pedroia's take on why Red Sox didn't have as much fun as they should have last season: Team got too caught up in day-to-day results rather than focusing on process and bigger picture.

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Ramirez breaks down why he uses 'TB12 Method' (0:51)
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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Hanley Ramirez on what he has learned from training in some of the ways that Tom Brady outlined in his book, "The TB12 Method."

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Red Sox's Ramirez says no excuses in 2018

Red Sox designated hitter Hanley Ramirez says he's healthy and is confident he can post "100 RBIs and 30 homers" this season.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With help from the TB12 Method, including the use of rubber bands to improve pliability, Hanley Ramirez dropped 15 pounds since last season. On his chances of getting the 497 plate appearances that will trigger his $22 million vesting option for 2019: "We're not thinking about contract. We're just trying to produce and win."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Eduardo Nunez, whose agreement with the Red Sox won't be finalized until he passes a physical, didn't have surgery on his right knee after reinjuring it in the Division Series. However, he was still rehabbing the injury as of mid-December, so passing the physical might not be such a formality.

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Source: Red Sox agree to bring back Nunez

The Red Sox have an agreement to sign free-agent utilityman Eduardo Nunez to a one-year deal with an option for 2019, a source told ESPN. The deal is pending the passage of a physical -- hardly a formality, given the way Nunez finished last season.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

History being made by the Boston Red Sox: For the first time in history, an MLB team has both a Puerto Rican manager and a Puerto Rican Assistant GM, Alex Cora and Eddie Romero.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The new skippers of AL East rivalry: Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Yankees manager Aaron Boone.

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Mookie: Hearing won't affect any Red Sox deal

Mookie Betts says while he isn't ready to agree to a long-term extension with Boston, it has nothing to do with what was said during his arbitration hearing with the Red Sox in January.

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Betts, Bogaerts acknowledge clubhouse issues

Mookie Betts said Thursday that the 2017 Red Sox felt "tension in the locker room." Xander Bogaerts took it further, describing "head-butts" and "disagreements" and expressing a need for the team to learn from the experience and go forward.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts acknowledged the Red Sox had issues last season, notable admissions considering the clubhouse is largely unchanged except for the manager. "We all know what was going on," Bogaerts said. "I don't think I really want to get into details. The quicker we move on is the better for all of us."

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Mookie Betts discusses what it was like to sit in on his arbitration hearing against the Red Sox. As Vito Corleone would say, it was business, not personal, according to Betts.

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Sale: Red Sox are 'right where we need to be'

The Red Sox will try for a third consecutive American League East title this season. Starter Chris Sale is confident in the team's roster. "I like exactly where we are right now," he said.

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Wright: 'Never touched' wife during dispute

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright is still being investigated by MLB for domestic violence, but he says that he didn't touch his wife during a December dispute.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs78510th
Batting Average.25813th
On Base Percentage.32911th
Slugging Percentage.40726th
Earned Run Average3.704th
Quality Starts882nd
WHIP1.255th
BAA.2459th