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34-16, 1st in AL East
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32mDavid Schoenfield

Why the Red Sox parted ways with Hanley Ramirez

The Sox will still owe Ramirez about $15 million for the rest of the season, but with the highest payroll in baseball, they can afford mistakes.

Kurkjian: Boston had various motives in Ramirez move (0:55)
Red Sox designate Ramirez for assignment (0:42)
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Red Sox DFA Ramirez, activate Pedroia from DL

The Red Sox designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment. Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski says the move was manager Alex Cora's idea. Cora wanted to play Mitch Moreland at first and didn't think Ramirez would be effective coming off the bench.

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Red Sox to activate Pedroia from disabled list

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be activated from the disabled list Friday. The veteran hasn't played since undergoing a cartilage restoration procedure on his left knee in October.

Bogaerts' double leads Red Sox past Rays (0:43)
Bogaerts delivers to give the Red Sox the lead (0:34)
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Betts, Martinez balk at Home Run Derby

Boston Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez said they have no interest in participating in this year's Home Run Derby.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Mookie Betts continues his insane first two months, blasting a three-run homer for the Red Sox to take over the MLB lead with 16. He's on pace for 54 home runs, 64 doubles and more than a run per game while hitting .367. Crazy dominant right now.


BBTN: Unbalanced Power Rankings, Francona, Bregman, Radom

Before listening to Boog Sciambi's discussions with Terry Francona (28:03) & Alex Bregman (30:46), Buster & Tim Kurkjian talk about the top of their power rankings, the great returns on J.D. Martinez & Shohei Ohtani and much more (1:03). Plus, Todd Radom's trivia & #ThirtyUnis dives into the Padres' rich uniform history (32:39).

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2661st
On Base Percentage.3297th
Slugging Percentage.4582nd
Earned Run Average3.519th
Quality Starts294th