Mark Melancon

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 08: Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers slaps hands in the dug out with teammates after scoring during a MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park on April 8, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Red Sox Blow 2 Saves In Stunning Extra-Inning Loss To Tigers

Alex Avila’s two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Detroit Tigers a stunning 13-12 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.


Bobby Valentine returns to the dugout after bringing in Alfredo Aceves in the ninth inning of the season opener in Detroit. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Aceves, Melancon Fail First Test In Back End Of Red Sox Bullpen

It wasn’t known how soon, exactly, the potential problem at the back end of the bullpen could rear its ugly head.


Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Valentine: Aceves Will Close For Red Sox

Alfredo Aceves will replace the injured Andrew Bailey in the back of the bullpen, manager Bobby Valentine announced Wednesday in Detroit.


Jacoby Ellsbury #2 of the Boston Red Sox is congratulated by teammate David Ortiz #34. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Roche: 2012 Red Sox Preview

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche breaks down the upcoming 2012 season for the Boston Red Sox.


Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Heyman Joins Gresh & Zo: Aceves As Red Sox Closer?

Heyman joins Gresh & Zo to discuss the latest on the Josh Beckett and Andrew Bailey injuries and he lets us know why the Sox went with Doubront and Bard in the rotation.


Red Sox reliever Mark Melancon at the team's Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Strader/WBZ-TV)

If Bailey Lands On DL, Who Should Close For Red Sox?

With Andrew Bailey returning to Boston to have his right thumb looked at, the Boston Red Sox might already face a problem at the back of their bullpen.


Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Roche: Bard, Aceves More Valuable In Pen

Dan Roche brings a few thoughts on the Red Sox front, from their bullpen to Jose Iglesias.


Jose Iglesias (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Heyman On Gresh & Zo: No Plan On Making Iglesias Opening Day Starter

Jon Heyman joins Gresh & Zo to talk about how Bobby Valentine is shaping the Sox Opening Day roster.


Andrew Bailey #40 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after defeating the New York Yankees on July 23, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Call For Arms In Red Sox Bullpen

The Red Sox have plenty of questions in their bullpen, but a little competition in spring never hurts.


Josh Beckett is ready to show off the adjusments he's made when he takes the mound against the Cleveland Indians Tuesday night. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Stories To Watch In Red Sox Spring Training

As the Red Sox get set to kick off Spring Training with pitchers and catchers reporting on Sunday, here are a few of the many storylines to follow as they get ready for Opening Day.