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Fort Myers, FL - 2/21/2019 - Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (10) and Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) throwing long toss today. Day 10 Red Sox Spring Training at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL.. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 22Red Sox, LOID: 8.5.480462370.


A player-by-player breakdown of the Red Sox roster and lineup

A look at who the Sox have and what they have to offer as the club tries to repeat.

5-23-99:Fenway Park, Boston:Red Sox TV broadcaster Sean McDonough inside the booth high above the field, where he and his partner Jerry Remy call the Boston home games. LIBRARY TAG 06041999 SPORTS

Chad Finn | Sports Media

Sean McDonough is back where he belongs — calling Red Sox games

It’s been 15 years since McDonough called games as a Red Sox broadcaster.

Fort Myers, Fl- Feb 18, 2019-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff--Red Sox Spring Training at JetBlue Park. Postcard from Spring Training: Mookie Betts is in love. His three month old daughter (cq) Kynlee reported to camp in the late morning, while Betts was taking batting practice. He immediately rushed over and gave her a kiss. “I was a little nervous about her coming here,” he said. “But not too nervous.” The sleep deprived MVP says he is dutifully dealing with “stinky diapers” and has a greater appreciation for his mom and his girlfriend Brianna Hammonds.

Peter Abraham | 2019 Baseball Preview

Mookie Betts’s style stands out, on and off the field

The MVP right fielder is carefully cultivating his growing celebrity.

Andrew Benintendi robbed the Dodgers’ Brian Dozier of a hit in the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park.

Dan Shaughnessy | 2019 Baseball Preview

Andrew Benintendi is a noble heir to the monster throne in left

Benintendi, at 24 the youngest of the Sox outfielders, has every tool required to be a perennial All-Star.

Fort Myers, Fl- Feb 18, 2019-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff--Red Sox Spring Training at JetBlue Park. Postcard From Spring Training: During sun drills, Sox outfielders turn their backs to the infield, then when the ball is launched, scramble to find it. Center fielder Jackie Bradley waits longer than others before turning around and has to make a diving catch. ÒI was just making it interesting,Ó says the Gold Glove winner. Then he practices throws from the seat of his pants. ÒYeah, I could reach home from there, of course.Ó Does he think heÕs the best center fielder in the league? ÒI donÕt know,Ó he says. ÒWhat do the numbers say?Ó

Tara Sullivan | 2019 Baseball Preview

No worries in center field, because Jackie Bradley Jr. is always in position

The even-keeled Bradley, who his first Gold Glove in 2018, is among the best center fielders in the game.

Yankee Stadium, New York, 10-13-99-- Yankees mob Bernie Williams after he hit game winning home run off Rod Beck in botom of 10th to win game 1 alcs. Library Tag 10251999 Newsline

Tara Sullivan | 2019 Baseball Preview

These Red Sox deserve to be confident as they try to repeat. But they should also be wary

The first step in repeating is to forget your accomplishments of the previous season, which took the ’99 Yankess all year to do.

FILE - In this March 11, 2019 file photo Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper walks in the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Clearwater, Fla. Harper came to Philadelphia to do the one thing he didn't accomplish in Washington: Win in October. The Phillies gave him the biggest contract in baseball history to deliver. The 26-year-old slugger was a six-time All-Star, 2012 NL Rookie of the Year and 2015 NL Most Valuable Player during seven seasons with the Nationals. But he couldn't help Washington win a postseason series in four tries. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, file)


League-wide story lines to watch this season, plus some superlatives

Despite a down 2018 season, Bryce Harper signed with the Phillies for an unfathomable 13 seasons.

Boston, MA - 5/22/1983: Boston Red Sox Wade Boggs sits in the dugout after his team's loss against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, May 22, 1983. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 180109_ON_004

Dan Shaughnessy | 2019 Baseball Preview

What happened to the bad old days of the Red Sox?

Clubhouse culture and team karma have changed for the better since Alex Cora arrived.