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Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will start the season on the injured list.
Can the Red Sox repeat? Will L.A. stumble? Who is MLB's best player? Pinch hit on this fill-in-the-blanks 2019 baseball forecast -- but we'll have the last word.
Before hearing from Nationals RP Sean Doolittle (31:43), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss A.J. Hinch's gripes, strength of schedule concerns, Carlos Gonzalez's signing & much more (8:11). Plus, Derrick Goold with some "Inside Heat" on the Cardinals' spring struggles (37:20).
World Series, season win totals and player props -- there are more ways than ever to bet baseball. Here are our nine best futures bets for this season.
Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper and ... Matt Adams? With big bucks now at stake, we asked our writers which eight sluggers they would want swinging for the fences.
From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?
Major League Baseball's first game in London, featuring the World Series champion Boston Red Sox and rival New York Yankees, is the best-selling game of the 2019 regular season, ticket seller StubHub said Thursday.
Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez missed Wednesday's game and will sit for at least a couple of days with a tight back, manager Alex Cora said.
Buster discusses ESPN's rankings of the top 100 players in baseball and much more with Jayson Stark (5:15) and Boog Sciambi (29:28). Plus, Yankees manager Aaron Boone (24:36) and Paul Hembekides dives into the numbers for "Hembo Knows" (49:23).
A major shake-up brings a new crew of All-Stars to the forefront, with some of the game's biggest names on the outside looking in.
You picked who? Where? We break down some of the questions to come out of the rankings -- and ask you to weigh in as well.
The games don't count. The numbers won't make the back of any baseball cards. But in camps across the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues, what happens now could still make a difference.
Leading off our countdown of the game's best, youngsters duel with historic greats. Which players landed on the back half of our list?
Just over two weeks before Opening Day, two prominent free agents remain available. We find realistic landing spots and outside-the-box fits for both pitchers.
Before hearing from Max Scherzer (41:59) & Bob Melvin (47:26), Buster & Karl Ravech discuss All-Access day, critical times for free agents, Tom Seaver and much more (6:01). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on her new role with the Mets (35:30).
We break down why this season could be hard on seemingly steady performers including an aging pitcher, one of 2018's top rookies and even an MVP.
We're going behind the scenes with the champs. Follow along for live updates and in-game interviews from Red Sox spring training as part of a special "All-Access" presentation.
On All-Access day with the Red Sox, Buster chats with Chris Sale (43:16), goes around the Majors with Tim Kurkjian (4:41) and Keith Law (17:38) and welcomes Sarah Langs for another "Numbers Game" (38:40).
Mookie Betts' mother told him, "If you're not good at something, then don't do it." The Red Sox superstar -- and all-around phenom -- has taken those words to heart.
Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance, and he has been suspended for 80 games.
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Red Sox statement: "The Boston Red Sox fully support Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and its efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing substances from the game. While we are disappointed by the news of this violation, we will look to provide the appropriate support to Steven at this time. Going forward, the club will not comment further on the matter."
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Boston Red Sox right-hander Steven Wright has been suspended 80 games without pay after a positive test for a performance-enhacing substance. The league says Wright tested positive for "growth hormone releasing peptide 2."
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