Healthy Dustin Pedroia expects to return to form in 2015

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia dealt with injuries en route to his worst season in 2014. Pedroia expects to return to form this season. Michael Dwyer/AP

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The Red Sox second baseman has been able to work out during the entire offseason, despite surgery.


Following surgery, Mike Napoli feels refreshed, ready

The Red Sox first baseman had dealt with a serious case of sleep apnea for years.

Red Sox owner John Henry said he and chairman Tom Werner (left) are determined to see the team get back on track in 2015.

John Henry predicts pitch clocks will be in baseball’s future

In a wide-ranging interview, Henry also said the team will exceed $200 million in payroll in 2015.

// Ichiro Suzuki agrees to deal with Marlins

The 41-year-old outfielder, who is 156 hits shy of 3,000, will get a one-year deal worth $2 million.

Ernie Banks in 1967. “Mr. Cub’’ hit 512 home runs during his 19-year career, including five seasons with 40 or more.

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83

Banks was a two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Cubs teams.

Jose Bautista is coming off another big season for the Blue Jays, and he’ll have more lineup help in 2015.

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Better days have been building in Toronto

Jose Bautista is coming off another big season for the Blue Jays, and he’ll have more lineup help in 2015.

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// How long can David Ortiz keep mashing?

The odds continue to stack against the Red Sox’ aging designated hitter, but he’s also been one to consistently defy them.

Ben Cherington says Red Sox unlikely to go after ace

The general manager likes the roster as it stands today, outside of a few tweaks to add some depth.

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Red Sox’ Shane Victorino determined to regain lineup spot

The veteran said he is healthy again and ready to return to right field.

// Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame plaque to have Red Sox cap

The Baseball Hall of Fame officially announced cap selections for this year’s inductees on Thursday.