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.


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.


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.

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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.