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Alex Speier

Alex Speier has been covering sports for the Globe since 2015, with most of his time devoted to the Red Sox beat with additional forays into the Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins. Prior to the Globe, he covered the Red Sox for a number of outlets, including WEEI.com, the New Hampshire Union Leader, Boston Metro, and the Herald.

Latest stories

Here’s what led to Red Sox’ decision to part ways with Hanley Ramirez

By , Globe Staff

Ramirez was designated for assignment, meaning the team has seven days to trade or release him.

Alex Cora made the call for Red Sox to move on from Hanley Ramirez

By , Globe Staff

President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski also said Ramirez’s $22 million option next year was not a factor in the decision.

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Win-now trades depleted Red Sox farm system, but upcoming draft offers new hope

By , Globe Staff

Should they focus on college players with greater certainty now over the high schoolers with upside?

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J.D. Martinez and the art and science of the swing

By , Globe Staff

The Red Sox slugger’s swing has been likened to a samurai sword and a Ferris wheel, and it gives him incredible power.