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Varvaro eager to provide some relief

The righthander, who appeared in 123 games for Braves pver the last two seasons, was surprised by trade to Red Sox.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Northeastern’s Aaron Civale impresses Red Sox

The righthander faced eight batters and struck out four, including David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez.

SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Tuesday’s spring training report: A sweep (barely) of NU and BC

The Red Sox managed only 3 runs and 10 hits in the two games, but won, 2-1 and 1-0.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Shane Victorino must do a selling job this spring

With no apparent room in the Red Sox outfield, he’ll have to show other teams he can stay healthy.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Pete Frates story continues to inspire

The former BC baseball star has become a fund-raising force for ALS research, and he was honored by the Red Sox Tuesday.

Alex Speier

Ban shifts? Red Sox’ Brian Butterfield says no way

While shifts have contributed to a drop in offense, the Red Sox’ third base coach bristles at the notion of regulating them.

Exhibition doubleheader preview: Boston College, Northeastern at Red Sox

A look at the lineups and pregame notes as the Red Sox face Boston College and Northeastern in Fort Myers Tuesday.

Rusney Castillo is showing gradual progress in Red Sox camp

A thumb injury limited Castillo to 72 at-bats in the fall and winter leagues; the Red Sox were hoping for around 200.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Worcester native Bryan LaHair happy for another shot at majors

LaHair was an All-Star with the Cubs in 2012 before his career detoured to Japan and the minor leagues.

SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Monday’s spring training report: Koji Uehara looks sharp

The closer had his split-finger pitch diving and was spotting his four-seamer well in live batting practice.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee still on Red Sox’ radar

The Phillies continue to scout Boston’s talent, and while neither team is desperate, a deal could still happen.

Peter Abraham

Projecting the Red Sox roster, version 1.0

Who is the odd man out in the Red Sox outfield when the season opens April 6? Here’s a first look.

Spring Training Postcard

Monday in Fort Myers: Full-squad workout, live BP on tap for Red Sox

Justin Masterson and Koji Uehara are among those scheduled to throw live batting practice Monday.

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Prior stint with Red Sox rekindled Quintin Berry’s love for baseball

Berry earned a 2013 World Series ring, and remembered why he loved the game in the first place.

There’s a lot to like about Red Sox’ Mookie Betts

The 22-year-old isn’t worried about status, expectations, or whether he’ll have a place on the roster.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Red Sox’ Justin Masterson is eager to prove himself again

The Sox got the pitcher on a one-year, $9.5 million deal, and know about his considerable character.

Sunday’s spring training report: Red Sox’ Allen Craig looks stronger in BP

“There’s much more life in the bat,” manager John Farrell said of Craig.

Spring Training Postcard

Sunday in Fort Myers: It’s photo day for Red Sox

You know those baseball card shots and formal player photos you see each year? Today’s the day they get taken.

Saturday’s spring training report: Joe Kelly, Red Sox pitchers dominating

Some of the hitters had looks like, “Yeah, [the pitchers] are ahead of us.”

Red Sox notebook

Daniel Nava to experiment with hitting lefthanded vs. lefties

Nava says he hasn’t given up being a switch hitter, but his numbers have deteriorated from the right side.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

What should the Red Sox do with Allen Craig?

He’s a professional hitter, but he only had a .128 average in his time with the Red Sox last season.

Before workouts, Red Sox attend domestic violence education seminar

The program is a joint venture of the MLB and Players Association in conjunction with Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

MLB commissioner responds to David Ortiz’s complaints

Rob Manfred does not foresee severe disciplinary actions this season on pace-of-play rules.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

For opener, signs are pointing to Clay Buchholz

By starting Tuesday vs. Northeastern, Clay Buchholz could be in line to start April 6 in Philadelphia.

Yoan Moncada’s record-setting bonus sparks debate

Some feel international players such as Moncada should be subject to the draft, so that the playing field is leveled on salaries.

Friday’s spring training report: Quick workday for Red Sox

On an overcast day at Fenway South, base-running drills raised the intensity level a bit.

Commissioner Rob Manfred responds to David Ortiz’s complaints

Manfred believes there will be cooperation on new pace-of-play rules and does not foresee severe disciplinary actions this season.

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Friday in Fort Myers: Red Sox ready to tee it up

After working out Friday morning, the Red Sox will participate in their annual charity golf outing.

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John Farrell tries to soften David Ortiz’s diatribe

The Red Sox manager believes his slugger will “adhere to the rules” instituted to speed up the pace of play.

Ex-Rangers Alexi Ogando and Robbie Ross Jr. can be key pieces in Red Sox bullpen

Mike Napoli caught both pitchers while with Texas; the key to their effectiveness, he said, is how they’re used.

SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Thursday’s spring training report: Red Sox hold live batting practice

During live BP, the pitchers got to work on their location, but the batters didn’t do much more than watch.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Christian Vazquez is in a good position to contribute

The catcher’s defense is unquestionably an asset, and he aims to help the Red Sox on offense, too.

Alex Speier

Moncada deal won’t stop Red Sox from making trades

The Red Sox have spent a lot of money this offseason, but team officials say they can still add players via a trade.

Spring Training Postcard

Thursday in Fort Myers: Time for ‘The Juanchi’ drill

Red Sox pitchers will spend part of Thursday’s workout doing a drill named for their pitching coach.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Yoan Moncada arrives at Red Sox camp

Moncada met principal owner John Henry and other officials during the seven hours he was around.

SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Feb. 25 spring training report: Back to basics

For the first full-squad workout of the spring, manager John Farrell said he started from “square one.”

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Larry Lucchino, Tom Werner share optimistic outlook

The CEO and the chairman discussed the team’s power structure, comparisons to the Yankees, and Yoan Moncada.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

David Ortiz bashes baseball’s new speed-up rules

Ortiz vowed, “I’m not going to change my game,” in regard to the rule about not stepping out of the batter’s box.

Alex Speier

Why did Red Sox pay Yoan Moncada instead of Jon Lester?

The Red Sox committed $63 million to sign the Cuban star, but are betting on future performance instead of immediate gains.

Yoan Moncada arrives at Red Sox spring training facility

The young Cuban star agreed to a deal worth $31.5 million to join the Red Sox.

Junichi Tazawa has little use for new bat bag

The reliever’s annual shipment of Under Armour gear included a bat bag, even though he hasn’t had an at-bat since joining the Red Sox.

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Red Sox will have first full-squad workout today

With less than a week to go before spring games begin, the Red Sox will have all players on the field today.

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Sleek-looking David Ortiz arrives at camp

Teammates and coaches are excited to have their clubhouse leader back in town.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

John Henry touches bases at Red Sox camp

The Red Sox owner addressed the team’s front office structure as well as other topics Tuesday.

John Henry says Red Sox organization as strong as ever

The team’s principal owner likes where things stand with the major and minor league rosters and his management team.

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Feb. 24 spring training report: First full workout up next

Shane Victorino (back) and Mike Napoli (toe, jaw) are unrestricted after offseason surgery.

In Yoan Moncada, Red Sox essentially paid for a No. 1 pick

The young Cuban is still undergoing his physical, but the Sox appear pleased with their $63 million investment.

Red Sox 2015 Spring Training broadcast schedule

The Sox released their radio and TV broadcast schedule for the spring.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Giants know they will miss Pablo Sandoval

Sandoval brought excitement and clutch play to San Francisco, and his former teammates are feeling the void.

Cubs hire former Red Sox Manny Ramirez, Kevin Youkilis as consultants

Ramirez will work with major and minor league hitters. Youkilis will serve as a scout and hitting coach.

John Henry says Red Sox organization as strong as ever

The team’s principal owner likes where things stand with the major and minor league rosters and his management team.

Ben Cherington says David Ortiz a Red Sox as long as he wants

Boston’s general manager touched on several roster topics Tuesday morning at spring training.

Fun starts as soon as David Ortiz arrives at Red Sox camp

The designated hitter was quick to joke about new teammate Pablo Sandoval, saying “my belly hasn’t grown like Panda.”

Spring Training Postcard

Tuesday in Fort Myers: David Ortiz arrives as activity heats up

All position players have reported, including David Ortiz, and the first full-squad workout will be held on Wednesday.

Christopher L. Gasper

Red Sox manager John Farrell in position, now he has to do the job

The Red Sox manager got a two-year extension Saturday that goes through 2017 with a club option for 2018.

SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Feb. 23 spring training report: Infielders hop to it

The Red Sox ran a drill to work on one-hop throws to the bag, and Brock Holt showed some flashy moves.

Alex Speier

Is Yoan Moncada worth $63 million gamble by the Red Sox?

A closer look at the 19-year-old’s abilities and track record, as well as how he fits into the Red Sox’ plans.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Terry Francona relishes being the underdog with Indians

The former Red Sox manager can focus on coaching and teaching younger players in Cleveland.

NICK CAFARDO | ANALYSIS

Yoan Moncada gives Red Sox world of possibilities

Not only have they kept him away from the Yankees, but his presence could allow the Sox to use other prospects in trade.

Alex Speier

Scouting Yoan Moncada: What does Cuban bring to Red Sox?

A closer look at the 19-year-old’s abilities and track record, as well as how he fits into the Red Sox’ plans.

Red Sox like what they’re seeing from Eduardo Rodriguez

The pitcher acquired in the Andrew Miller trade has put questions about his work ethic behind him and is eager for a fresh start.

Pawtucket Red Sox sold; group eyes Providence

The Triple A team was sold to owners who plan to move the team to Providence after a new stadium is completed.

Red Sox agree to terms with Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada

The 19-year-old switch hitter will receive a $31.5 million signing bonus.

Spring Training Postcard

Monday in Fort Myers: Red Sox to announce Pawtucket acquisition

The latest news on the sale is Red Sox president Larry Lucchino reportedly heads the investment group buying the Triple A team.

Red Sox notebook

Red Sox had plenty of competition for Wade Miley

The lefty thought he might go to the Marlins or Rangers before learning he was headed to Boston.

Brandon Workman has worked hard to return to prominent Red Sox role

After being a key contributor to the 2013 title team, the workload that season affected him in 2014.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Leave Red Sox’ Pablo Sandoval alone about his weight

He’ll rake as your third baseman, so Boston fans need to accept this guy.

Peter Abraham

Feb. 22 Spring Training report: Red Sox see promise in Stephen Wright

The knuckleballer had a 3.41 ERA for Triple A Pawtucket last season.

Sale of Triple A Pawtucket complete

The Red Sox joined local owners to purchase the club from PawSox principal owner Madeleine Mondor.

Spring training notes: Wade Miley glad he was traded to Red Sox

The lefthander has been durable and he induces plenty of groundballs, two assets Boston found appealing.

Spring Training Postcard

Sunday in Fort Myers: Alexi Ogando worth keeping an eye on

The relief pitcher has been plagued by injury problems, but could be an asset for the Red Sox if he regains his form.

RED SOX SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Xander Bogaerts has noticeably quicker first step

Saturday’s doings at Red Sox camp in Fort Myers, Fla.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Shane Victorino has good reason to be motivated

He’d like to play April 6 in Philadelphia against the Phillies, his former team.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

John Farrell says Shane Victorino will likely be Red Sox’ right fielder

Farrell quelled any potential controversy before camp started while at the same time leaving the door open for a change.

Baseball adopts rule changes to speed up pace of play

Leisurely hitters could get fined up to $500 for delaying the game as baseball tries to appeal to fans raised on high-speed Internet.

Alex Speier

New pace of game rules don’t worry Red Sox prospect Brian Johnson

The team’s minor league pitcher of the year works quickly on purpose to keep hitters off-balance.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Red Sox are here to put spring in our step

As you continue to slog through snowbanks, take heart that spring training has officially begun.

Red Sox players welcome baseball’s pace of play initiatives

Several players discussed the ramifications of new rules baseball is implementing to improve the speed of games.

Spring training postcard

On first official day of spring training, Red Sox raring to go

Here’s the first of our daily morning briefings from Red Sox spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.

Alex Speier

Is Rick Porcello ready to be Red Sox’ ace pitcher?

Many pitchers find their groove in their age 26 season, which is right where the righthander finds himself.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

What’s the right role for Shane Victorino?

One of Red Sox manager John Farrell’s top issues this spring will be figuring out how to use the All-Star outfielder.

Cole Hamels says he wouldn’t hesitate to come to Boston

Although the Sox are not on the Phillies lefthander’s top-10 teams, he says he wouldn’t hesitate to come to Boston.

Red Sox notebook

Giants coach says weight will always be an issue for Pablo Sandoval

But the Red Sox’ new third baseman has hit well looking like the guy who was photographed Tuesday.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Xander Bogaerts expects much bigger things of himself

Last season was rough for the Red Sox shortstop, but he believes he learned from it, and he also has bulked up.

ALEX SPEIER

Red Sox neuroscouting aims to find prospects’ potential

The innovative tool uses exercises similar to video games to measure a player’s aptitude at pitch recognition.

Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez glad to team up with Red Sox

The two longtime National Leaguers talked for years about playing together, and now they have the chance.

NICK CAFARDO | RED SOX MAILBAG

Ask Nick: How will Red Sox handle a crowded outfield?

Who will stay, move down, or switch to a different role?

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

With Hanley Ramirez, health is the big issue

The Red Sox’ new left fielder has a personal conditioning coach as he looks to shed the injury-prone label.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Joe Kelly likes the look of Red Sox rotation

The starters have been working together in Florida and are already developing chemistry.

Koji Uehara acknowledges he was injured last year

The Red Sox closer, while not specifying the injury, said he needed to be shut down in September.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Red Sox bullpen doesn’t yet leave one with a warm, fuzzy feeling

One reason? The struggles of usually reliable closer Koji Uehara toward the end of last season.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Are Red Sox shifting away from Larry Lucchino?

Rumblings at Fenway and throughout baseball indicate that the chain of command at Yawkey Way may be changing.

Complete guide for Red Sox 2015 Spring Training

A look at key dates, schedules, ticket and travel info, who to watch, and who has to prove themselves.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Xander Bogaerts working out in Arizona for now

The shortstop, who changed his offseason routine, is expected in camp early next week.

Hanley Ramirez is green in left field, but learning

Ramirez has already begun working with outfield instructor Arnie Beyeler on his new position.

ALEX SPEIER

Red Sox had to rethink roster construction after 2014

The struggles of their young players became magnified because the fallback options were so limited.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Hanley Ramirez takes first steps in outfield shift

The erstwhile shortstop arrived at Red Sox camp and participated in drills with his fellow outfielders.

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez has a lot on his plate

The starting job is his from the get-go this season, and he is determined to make the most of the opportunity.

Cubs ace Jon Lester gets an ace – on 7th hole

The former Red Sox pitcher was playing golf near the Cubs’ spring training facility in Arizona when he recorded a hole-in-one.

Alex Speier

No magic formula to get baseball prospects ready for majors

Instant stars are rare exceptions, although baseball teams are always seeking ways to speed up a player’s rise through the minors.