The Red Sox bullpen lacks the depth for the team to be competitive.

It was a test for the bullpens, and the Red Sox fell short. The Atlanta Braves showed the strength of their bullpen Tuesday night when they outscored the Red Sox in a 9-7, 11-inning win. The Braves went from one dynamic setup man to another, working their way through a stable of high-octane arms that … Read more

Chris Sale of the Red Sox, out for the rest of the season after fracturing his right wrist in a bicycle accident

Chris Sale has already had a rough year. Somehow he got even worse this weekend. The Red Sox left-hander suffered a broken right wrist Saturday during a bicycle accident and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced. Sale underwent successful surgery performed by Dr. Matthew Leibman at the Newton-Wellesley Ambulatory Surgery Center … Read more

Red Sox release of Jackie Bradley Jr. is a sign of tough times to come

The Red Sox seem to be using the term “roster setup” a lot these days. After they released Jackie Bradley Jr., the only above-average defensive outfielder on their active roster, manager Alex Cora consulted WEEI and said the decision was about “roster configuration.” Ridiculous as it sounds, the fact is the Red Sox decided Jaylin … Read more

Sons of David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Manny Ramirez and other greats playing on the same amateur team

It’s game night at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Massachusetts, home of the Brockton Rox. Along with typical minor league antics, fans flock to the park, about 25 miles south of Boston, for a chance to get an autograph from some legendary names. “I have Manny’s, Pedro’s and D’Angelo’s,” said one young fan. He’s not talking … Read more

Red Sox swept by Rays after blowing late lead in another painful loss as July struggles continue

Four nights in St. Petersburg and four painful losses. On a night when the Red Sox finally seemed to turn the tide and build some much-needed momentum heading into the All-Star break, it all came crashing down on them unbearably again. A late three-run lead quickly evaporated during a disastrous seventh inning, as the Rays … Read more

Rafael Devers’ two home runs against Gerrit Cole are not enough for the Red Sox to lose the first game of the series against the Yankees

As the Red Sox prepared to welcome the Yankees to Fenway Park for the first time this season, Alex Cora was excited by the challenge. And although New York entered the four-game series with a 14-game lead in the division, the coach believed his team was on similar ground as its rival. “We feel like … Read more

‘I want to go back’

PORTLAND, Maine — In some ways, Chris Sale may have experienced déjà vu when he returned to Hadlock Field for a rehab start with the Double-A Sea Dogs on Thursday night. Last summer, just like now, Sale was beginning his rehab in Portland while contemplating a midseason return to Boston, where he looked to contribute … Read more