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Which Red Sox player are you? Enter to win a baseball autographed by Hanley Ramirez 08.10.16 at 3:50 pm ET
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Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez

Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez

The Red Sox are locked in a tight pennant race. If you were a major leaguer, which Red Sox star would you be?

Click here to take a quick quiz to find out.

Everyone who takes the quiz has the chance to enter to win a baseball autographed by Hanley Ramirez.

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Red Sox cancel David Ortiz bobblehead night after bobbleheads come out pretty racist 08.09.16 at 3:22 pm ET
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Bobblehead night is fun. Pretty racist bobblehead night is not fun. As such, there will be no bobblehead night for the Red Sox on Tuesday.

The team had planned on giving away David Ortiz bobbleheads for Tuesday night’s game against the Yankees, but Sox tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the bobbleheads were “unacceptable to the club and not appropriate for distribution.”

What was unacceptable about them? Perhaps the fact that they featured a racist depiction of Ortiz using dated stereotypes of black people. According to at least this picture, the bobblehead depicts Ortiz having big white lips, which he does not.

A Red Sox team spokesman said that the bobblehead did not represent an accurate portrayal of Ortiz’ likeness and that some of the features were racially insensitive. The spokesman also noted that these issues did not exist on all the bobbleheads, but that the team decided it was best to hold back all of them.

Rob Bradford contributed to this report.

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Poll: How will fans react to Alex Rodriguez in final games at Fenway? 08.09.16 at 10:22 am ET
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Alex Rodriguez is set to play his final games at Fenway Park (as least as a member of the Yankees) when the Bronx Bombers roll into town for a three-game series starting Tuesday night. Rodriguez has had some memorable moments at Fenway, and — combined with his off-field issues — he’ll go down as one of the biggest villains in Boston sports history.

With that said, Rodriguez has accomplished quite a lot during his career, and Red Sox fans respect greatness. Will the Fenway faithful forget about A-Rod’s transgressions and salute the 41-year-old as he says goodbye? Or will they let him know they’re not about to forgive his lying and cheating ways. The Red Sox organization apparently has no plans to pay tribute to him (at least not Tuesday), but will the fans handle it on their own?

Poll: Will Alex Rodriguez be cheered or booed during farewell appearance at Fenway?

  • Mostly boos (68%, 132 Votes)
  • Mixed (26%, 50 Votes)
  • Mostly cheers (7%, 13 Votes)

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Torey Lovullo: Eduardo Rodriguez has been tipping pitches, but it’s something that can be fixed 06.22.16 at 10:58 am ET
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Eduardo Rodriguez

Eduardo Rodriguez

Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo acknowledges youngster Eduardo Rodriguez has been tipping his pitches, but also says that it’s a fixable issue.

Appearing with Mike Giardi and Rob Bradford on WEEI over the weekend, Lovullo said it’s something that Rodriguez continues to work though, and remains optimistic that “good things” will happen for Rodriguez.

“He’s been tipping his pitches and he’s been working on delivery, some mechanical things to eliminate the tipping of the pitches. When a major league hitter knows what’s coming by something that you’re doing your delivery before your delivered the pitch they can square up anything. They can hit any pitch in any time, any location. They know it’s coming. That’s how good these guys are. So we’re trying to eliminate that.”

He added: “It’s been a tough course for him. But you know we’re not going to turn our back on him. We’re going to continue to give the ball he’s going to continue pounding the strike zone, and we look for good things to happen.”

Lovullo said eliminating the tipping doesn’t involve a “mechanical adjustment.” Instead, it’s far simpler.

“It’s not like he’s changed a release point or he is, you know, changing his direction stride or direction. Those are hard fixes. Those are things that take an offseason to work through,” he said. “This is just simply when he puts his hand into the glove and grips the ball, he is turning his glove or moving his glove or manipulating his forearm in a way that hitter — and it’s so specific — can see what he’s going to throw. So five seconds before the pitch is delivered hitters preparing knowing a fastball is coming. And he’s got a very, very aggressive fastball.

“He’s trying to cure it. He’s trying to fix it. But when their stimulus and he’s ready to make a pitch he forgets about it any revert back to it. So, we’re trying to add stimulus. We’re trying to get him in that mindset in between these starts to say, ‘Hey look this is where you are. Slow it down. Don’t do this anymore.’ And that’s hard to do. It takes a little bit of mindset. So, he’s changing that a little bit and has nothing to do with the delivery. Once he starts his delivery, he’s perfectly fine. He just has to take care of the business.”

Rodriguez is set to start Wednesday night against Chicago’s Jose Quintana.

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Red Sox lineup: Chris Young returns to left field vs. Mariners 06.17.16 at 3:56 pm ET
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Chris Young

Chris Young

Chris Young is back in Boston’s lineup and batting seventh Friday as the Red Sox host the Mariners in the first game of a three-game set at Fenway Park.

Sandy Leon is catching Roenis Elias. The lineup is as follows:

Betts RF
Pedroia 2B
Bogaerts SS
Ortiz DH
Ramirez 1B
Bradley Jr. CF
Young LF
Shaw 3B
Leon C

Travis Shaw returns to lineup as Red Sox face Orioles 06.14.16 at 3:42 pm ET
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Travis Shaw

Travis Shaw

Travis Shaw is back in Boston’s lineup Tuesday as the Red Sox take on the Orioles in the first game of a three-game set.

Shaw sat in Sunday’s game against the Twins because Minnesota had the left-handed Pat Dean on the mound and Shaw has struggled against lefties. He’s back in the lineup and hitting eighth against Orioles righty Chris Tillman.

The Sox will send David Price to the mound. Price has pitched into the seventh and allowed two runs in his last three starts (0-2). He was the hard-luck loser in his last outing, as he gave up three hits, two earned runs, walked two and struck out seven over eight innings in a 2-1 loss to the Giants.

Betts RF
Pedroia 2B
Bogaerts SS
Ortiz DH
Ramirez 1B
Bradley Jr. CF
Young LF
Shaw 3B
Vazquez C

Curt Schilling weighs in on Orlando shooting 06.12.16 at 3:12 pm ET
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In the wake of this weekend’s shooting in Orlando, Curt Schilling took to Twitter on Sunday to offer his views on gun control and the root causes behind what happened.

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Red Sox lineup: Jackie Bradley Jr. back from paternity leave, Rusney Castillo sent to Pawtucket 06.03.16 at 3:36 pm ET
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Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jackie Bradley Jr. is back from paternity list and in the Red Sox’ lineup Friday as the Sox face the Blue Jays in the first game of a three-game series at Fenway Park.

Bradley, who missed three of the four games Boston played against Baltimore this week, is in center field and batting sixth.

In activating Bradley from the paternity leave list, the Sox optioned Rusney Castillo to Pawtucket. Castillo did not have an at-bat during his recall.

David Price will take the mound for the Red Sox. He has pitched at least 6 1/3 innings in each of his last four starts (3-0), though he earned a no-decision in allowing two earned runs over 6 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays in his last outing. He will oppose Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who is 2-6 with a 4.64 ERA on the season.

Betts RF
Pedroia 2B
Bogaert’s SS
Ortiz DH
Ramirez 1B
Shaw 3B
Bradley CF
Vazquez C
Swihart LF

Jackie Bradley Jr. named AL Player of Month 06.02.16 at 4:40 pm ET
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Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jackie Bradley Jr.

Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has been named American League player of the month for May, the league announced Thursday.

Bradley hit .381/.474/.701 with a 1.175 OPS in May, homering eight times and driving in 24 runs. He also had at least one hit in 25 of the 27 games he played.

On the season, Bradley is hitting .331/.409/.601 with a 1.010 OPS, nine homers and 37 RBI. He is currently on paternity leave and has missed the last two games for that reason. In his absence, Chris Young has been playing center field.

Bradley’s honors mark the first time since July 2011 (Dustin Pedroia) that a Red Sox player was named AL player of the month.

Red Sox lineup: Ryan Hanigan back behind plate, Blake Swihart moves up 06.01.16 at 4:02 pm ET
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With Jackie Bradley Jr. still on paternity leave, the Red Sox will have a similar-looking batting order Wednesday to the one that put up six runs in Tuesday’s victory over the Orioles.

The only different personnel-wise is that Ryan Hanigan will be behind the plate as he catches Joe Kelly.

Blake Swihart and Chris Young are flip-flopped in the order from Tuesday night, with Swihart moving up to seventh in the order and Young batting eighth. Swihart was 0-for-4 Tuesday, while Young was 1-for-3.

Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Travis Shaw 3B
Blake Swihart LF
Chris Young CF
Ryan Hanigan C

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