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


Henry Owens no lock for Red Sox rotation in 2016

By , Globe Staff

That was even before he allowed seven runs over 1 innings to the Yankees Wednesday.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Allen Craig added to Red Sox’ first base equation

By , Globe Staff

Called up from Pawtucket, the veteran will get a chance to show he’s left his struggles caused by a foot injury behind.


Pablo Sandoval says transition to Red Sox was trying

By , Globe Staff

The ex-Giant has made some adjustments in the field and still is getting used to AL pitching.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox want to play the role of late-season spoiler

By , Globe Staff

Getting out of last place and finishing .500 are other things on the team’s to-do list.