Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
With their release of A.J. Pierzynski on Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox started a new beginning behind the plate.
The Red Sox closer replaces Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka who was placed on the DL Wednesday.
Jon Lester wants to put off contract talks with the Red Sox until after the season, but Marc Bertrand still believes the lefty will be back in Boston in 2015.
Respect is king for David Ortiz, and after he was not named to the American League All-Star Team, the larger-than-life designated hitter was quick to heap praise on the players who did make the roster.
The defending World Series champions have just one All-Star representative at the moment, with starting pitcher Jon Lester the only member of the Red Sox making the roster for the mid-summer classic.
The Red Sox looked to keep their positive momentum going, but instead they ran into Jake Arrieta.
In his return to the mound on Wednesday night, Clay Buchholz was good, but not great. Given how Buchholz looked through the first two months of the season, both he and the Red Sox will take it.
Clay Buchholz is ready to make yet another comeback, as the right hander will get the start for the Red Sox Wednesday night in Seattle.
The Boston Red Sox will get two starting pitchers back over the next week, making their rotation a very crowded place to be.