Boston Red Sox

Stadium: Fenway Park | Manager: John Farrell
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Red Sox.2446341234.01
AL East5th3rd4th5th
American League 9th11th10th9th

Schedule

Wed Sep 17
L 9 - 1at PIT
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Thu Sep 18
L 3 - 2at PIT
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Fri Sep 19
W 5 - 3at BAL
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Sat Sep 20
L 7 - 2at BAL
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Sun Sep 21
W 3 - 2at BAL
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Tue Sep 23
L 6 - 2TB
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Wed Sep 24
W 11 - 3TB
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Thu Sep 25
W 11 - 1TB
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Fri Sep 26
L 3 - 2NYY
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Sat Sep 27
W 10 - 4NYY
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Sun Sep 28
L 9 - 5NYY
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Standings

AL
East
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Baltimore84-5896-66
New York71-7184-78
Toronto70-7283-79
Tampa Bay67-7577-85
Boston62-8071-91
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Shane Victorino: 'I should be the starting right fielder' for Red Sox
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino believes he should be the team's starting right fielder in 2015 amidst a crowded group of contenders, WEEI.com reports.

"If you think there’s somebody better in right, be my guest," Victorino said. "Obviously health will dictate that. But if I’m healthy if there’s a better outfielder in right field then show me and go out there and do it. I’m not saying that in a cocky or arrogant way. It’s just how confident I am to know I should be the starting right fielder. There are things to come into play and situations to be discussed.

"I plan on being healthy and out there and ready to go. Like I said, it’s my job. I don’t think there’s anybody can tell me differently. If they feel there is from an organization’s standpoint it is what it is. As I’ve said, whatever uniform it may be I’m going to go out there and give 100 percent and be the best I can be. Obviously I want it to be a Red Sox uniform and be a right fielder, but I can’t control decisions that are made from up top."

Victorino will swing a bat Monday for the first time since undergoing back surgery. "Everything feels great," he said. "There hasn't been any setbacks."

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Red Sox GM: Cespedes 'in our plans for next year'
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said in a radio interview Wednesday that outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is in the team's plans for next year. 

“We acquired him at the deadline in the [Jon] Lester trade because we felt that was the best deal at the time, we still feel that way. He’s in our plans for next year and his versatility and skill in the outfield and gives us the flexibility, could play any of the three positions," Cherington said. "We’ll just see what the rest of the offseason brings. We have a long way to go, and as we get to January, closer to spring training, we’ll know more about who’s here and how it all adds up.”

Cespedes hit .260 with 100 RBI last season between Oakland and Boston. 

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Report: Mets could wait to see if Red Sox put Bogaerts on trading block
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts could be a new name that pops up on the Mets' radar as they search for a new starting shortstop.

While it appears Bogaerts will remain with Boston with newly signed Hanley Ramirez moving to left field, a Mets source told the New York Post the team will be watching the Red Sox's situation.

"It’s not like we’re knocking down their door to see if [Bogaerts] is available," the source said. "But we’ll wait and see how things shake out."

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Report: Reported Cubs' offer to Jon Lester is not accurate
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Sources have indicated the reported six-year, $135 million contract the Cubs offered pitcher Jon Lester is not accurate, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Along with the Cubs, the Red Sox, Giants, Braves and Cardinals have expressed serious interest in signing the left-handed pitcher, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Despite the various teams involved, Red Sox owner John Henry said he is ‘hopeful’ the Red Sox can lure Lester back to Boston, reports WEEI.com.

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Red Sox designate Juan Francisco for assignment
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

To make room on the roster after the signing of Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox third baseman Juan Francisco was designated for assignment Tuesday, according to the team's website.

The Red Sox recently claimed Francisco off waivers from the Blue Jays. In 2014, he hit .220 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGDustin Pedroia , 2B.278
HRDavid Ortiz , DH35
RBIDavid Ortiz , DH104
OBPDavid Ortiz , DH.355
SLGDavid Ortiz , DH.517
RYoenis Cespedes , LF89
SBBrock Holt , 3B12
WClay Buchholz , SP8
ERAClay Buchholz , SP5.34
WHIPClay Buchholz , SP1.39
KClay Buchholz , SP132
SVKoji Uehara , RP26
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