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Nick Cafardo

Cafardo covers the Red Sox and Major League Baseball for the Sports section. He writes the Sunday baseball notes and has a Red Sox column. He also contributes to the NESN Red Sox pre-game show and has authored books on the Patriots and Atlanta Braves.

Latest stories

Curt Schilling says Red Sox need an ace – for playoffs

By , Globe Staff

The ESPN analyst thinks the starters Boston has are good for the season, but it will need more to advance beyond that.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Many healthy signs in Yankees camp

By , Globe Staff

Alex Rodriguez has passed every test so far, and the injured starters from last season are well again.

SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Tuesday’s spring training report: Nine-run ninth produces a victory

By , Globe Staff

Blake Swihart’s two-run triple and another RBI single later in the inning were key in the comeback.

Red Sox notebook

New catcher Sandy Leon jumps right into action

By , Globe Staff

Leon, acquired Monday, caught five innings in Boston’s 11-8 win Tuesday over Tampa Bay.