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Tanner Houck likely to shift to bullpen for Red Sox’ playoff push

There’s light at the end of the tunnel. Or at least the Red Sox hope there is. With the team in its final stretch of a playoff push, manager Alex Cora announced Friday that it’s likely Tanner Houck will shift to the bullpen, serving in multiple roles. “This guy can...
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Chris Sale lined up to return to mound Friday

SEATTLE — Chris Sale is tentatively lined up to return to the Red Sox on Friday night. The lefthander has been cleared to come off the COVID-19 injured list and should be ready to face the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. “There’s a good chance he’ll start that game,” manager...
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Less is more as Nate Eovaldi gains success with new throwing strategy

CHICAGO — Nate Eovaldi understands the importance of rest and recovery after a start. After his second Tommy John surgery in 2016, Eovaldi adopted a new type of program while with the Rays. The righthander wouldn’t play catch a day after a start, something that’s typical for a starter. Instead, he would just go through his usual workout routine without even taking a peek at a baseball. Rays pitcher Chris Archer — who was a headline starter for the Rays at the time — lent Eovaldi some perspective on the idea.
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MLB disputes Hunter Renfroe claim that it told Red Sox to stop COVID-19 testing

Red Sox outfielder Hunter Renfroe claims Major League Baseball told the team to stop following COVID-19 protocols amid the outbreak engulfing the clubhouse. “MLB basically told us to stop the testing and just treat the symptoms,” Renfroe told WEEI’s “Merloni and Fauria” show on Thursday, “and we were like ‘No, we’re going to figure out what’s going on, and keep trying to keep this thing under control.’ ”
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Josh Ockimey of WooSox believes his time in the big leagues will come

The power has always been present in Josh Ockimey’s swing. It was a skill that scouts graded a 70 on a 20-80 scale when Ockimey came out of high school in 2014, good enough for his name to be called in the fifth round of the draft that year. It’s...
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Red Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta tests positive for COVID

Red Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta tested positive for COVID-19, manager Alex Cora said ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Pivetta, who is vaccinated, was added to the COVID list prior to Sunday’s scheduled start after being deemed a close contact. Cora also told reporters...
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Red Sox add some infield depth by reacquiring shortstop José Iglesias

The search for infield depth amid their COVID-19 outbreak led the Red Sox to a reunion with shortstop José Iglesias Monday. The free agent was signed to a major league contract and added to the roster before the Sox played the Tampa Bay Rays. Iglesias, 31, was released by the...
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Nick Pivetta, Sunday’s scheduled starter, placed on COVID-19 IL – Boston, Massachusetts

Pivetta is the 10th Red Sox player on the COVID-19 related injured list since August 27th. The Red Sox added another player to the COVID-19 related injured list on Sunday. Pitcher Nick Pivetta was on the injured list hours before he scheduled to start his match against the Indians on Sunday. Right-handed pitcher Cutter Crawford will be summoned by Triple A Worcester to make his MLB debut on Sunday in place of Pivetta.
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Watch longtime minor leaguer Jack López slug his first major-league hit

It took Jack López nearly a full decade as a professional to reach the majors. Needing three games to crack his first major-league hit was hardly a wait. López, batting eighth and playing second base as the Red Sox continue fighting through a COVID-19 outbreak, ripped a two-out double to right-center off Cleveland starter Cal Quantrill in the second inning Friday night at Fenway Park. The ball, which one-hopped the short wall in front of the Red Sox bullpen, was retrieved for the 28-year-old.
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