Red Sox Will Expand Funding To Pay Aramark Employees During MLB Pause — NESN.com

The Red Sox are doing their part in order to help their employees while the Major League Baseball season is on hold. Boston on Friday announced a plan to expand its funding to $1.5 million to help pay Aramark workers for as long as the season is suspended, according to MassLive.com’s Chris Cotillo. Red Sox…

Red Sox Will Expand Funding To Pay Aramark Employees During MLB Pause — NESN.com

Here Is Red Sox’s Strategy To Get Players Ready For Postponed Season — NESN.com

With so much uncertainty around when Major League Baseball’s opening day will be, the Red Sox are trying to keep its players prepared to resume with spring training, (or maybe, summer training). In a conference call Thursday, interim manager Ron Roenicke gave insight on what the team has both pitchers and position players doing to…

Here Is Red Sox’s Strategy To Get Players Ready For Postponed Season — NESN.com

With so much uncertainty around when Major League Baseball’s opening day will be, the Red Sox are trying to keep its players prepared to resume with spring training, (or maybe, summer training). In a conference call Thursday, interim manager Ron Roenicke gave insight on what the team has both pitchers and position players doing to stay prepared. According to him, the coaching staff has instructed their projected starters to simulate two innings during unofficial bullpen sessions. “So pretty good effort to throw the first inning, sit down for a little bit and then get back up and throw another 15 pitches or whatever it is,” Roenicke said, via MassLive’s Chris Smith. “And we feel like if we do that, whenever we come back depending on the time period they give us, (it will be enough). If they give us three weeks to get ready, those guys will have four starts. And if they give us four weeks to get ready, they’ll have five starts. And either one of them (three or four weeks), we feel like as long as they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing now and getting a couple innings in, that we can ramp up and get them really close to where they need to be.” Red Sox Roster Projection: How Chris Sale News Impacts Opening Day Plan Instructions for position players aren’t as intricate, however. Coaches simply asked that group to treat it like it’s January. And while the coaching staff has returned to its normal residences, many of the players have stuck around Fort Myers. “They are showing up in waves (at the JetBlue Park complex),” Roenicke said. “The pitchers are showing up first in the morning, the guys who are in the area. And then in the afternoon, the guys who are still there, the regulars, are showing up to hit in the batting cages and stay sharp that way. Some of the pitchers really didn’t feel like they had somewhere else to go to stay in shape, whether it was another country or whether it is up north where it’s harder to work out in the cold.” The MLB is hoping to squeeze in all 162 games, which seems more and more unlikely every day. Regardless, the Red Sox hope with this down time, they’ll be ready when Opening Day does come

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/03/here-is-red-soxs-strategy-to-get-players-ready-for-postponed-season/

Here’s What Chris Sale Had To Say About Starting 2020 Season On Injured List — NESN.com

Chris Sale’s arm is fine, but that won’t allow him to begin the season on time. The Boston Red Sox ace missed the start of spring trianing due to pneumonia. Given the fact that he’s coming off an injury-shortened season where he was an objectively unerwhelming pitcher, it makes little sense for the Red Sox…

Here’s What Chris Sale Had To Say About Starting 2020 Season On Injured List — NESN.com

J.D. Martinez Says Red Sox 2019 Season Was A Reality Check For Upcoming Year — NESN.com

Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez seems confident the club is entering the 2020 season with a different mindset than the one they had last spring training, fresh off a World Series title. Martinez spoke to reporters in Fort Myers, Fla. on Monday and said he thinks it’s due to the players having a bitter taste…

J.D. Martinez Says Red Sox 2019 Season Was A Reality Check For Upcoming Year — NESN.com

John Henry tries to justify the Red Sox’ trade of Mookie Betts — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

It’s a master class in distorting the issue that will, in all likelihood, make no one happy.

John Henry tries to justify the Red Sox’ trade of Mookie Betts — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

Xander Bogaerts Isn’t Closing The Door On Possible Mookie Betts Return In Free Agency — NESN.com

Xander Bogaerts isn’t ruling anything out yet. The Red Sox shortstop sounds like he could eventually be among those recruiting Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts to return to Boston when he enters free agency following the 2020 season. “Hey, you know… probably, maybe in a year,” Bogaerts said, per MassLive’s Chris Cotillo. “We’ll see…

Xander Bogaerts Isn’t Closing The Door On Possible Mookie Betts Return In Free Agency — NESN.com

Here’s Why Rafael Devers Will Miss Start Of Red Sox Spring Training — NESN.com

The Red Sox will hold their first full squad workout Monday, but Rafael Devers will not be there. Chris Sale (pneumonia), Alex Verdugo (stress fracture) and Xander Bogaerts (ankle) all are dealing with injuries that will limit them over the next couple of days and weeks. Devers isn’t injured, but he has a pretty good…

Here’s Why Rafael Devers Will Miss Start Of Red Sox Spring Training — NESN.com