Chad Jennings, Boston Herald

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Past articles by Chad:

Jennings: Alex Cora, Red Sox close with confidence

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Red Sox spent all weekend waiting for their heavy hitters to show up. Their rotation depth was depleted, their bullpen had blown a lead in the season opener, and it seemed only a matter of time before their improved lineup took the lead and carried them to an easy win.They’re still waiting for that day. → Read More

Jennings: Eduardo Nunez still needs to learn how to ease off the gas pedal

ST. PETERSBURG – When Eduardo Nunez slid across home plate on Opening Day, he threw his hands and feet in the air and kept only his belly on the ground until Xander Bogaerts picked him up with a hug.Nunez smiled. He laughed. He did some sort of bow-and-arrow motion to celebrate. It was an inside-the-park home run, equal parts thrilling and rewarding, and Nunez soaked in the moment.If he could do… → Read More

Jennings: Rick Porcello ready to start what he hopes will be rebound year

ST. PETERSBURG – With Chris Sale, you looked for dominance. With David Price, you looked for health. With Rick Porcello, the looking is a lot less certain and a little more complicated.You look for the sinker, of course. How many and how well-executed? You look for home runs, because the ball flew out of the ballpark last year. You look for control, but then again, you always look for control. → Read More

Jennings: Looks like start of something nice from David Price

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It had been eight months, one week and one day since David Price last started a major league game. → Read More

Jennings: Alex Cora was missing a sure-thing option in 8th inning

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — All afternoon, Alex Cora leaned against the dugout railing, either propping himself up by the elbows or letting his arms dangle like a bored middle schooler. He looked calm. He sounded prepared.His first Opening Day as a big league manager had started with a 9 a.m. trip to CVS for diapers and baby food.“It’s just a regular day, man,” he said. → Read More

Jennings: Aggressive approach suits Andrew Benintendi

FORT MYERS — Only a fool would make too much of spring training stats. → Read More

Red Sox notebook: Rafael Devers in bruising collision at home plate

Rafael Devers left last night’s game against the Chicago Cubs with a right knee bruise and is day-to-day. → Read More

Red Sox notebook: Closer Craig Kimbrel makes first Grapefruit League appearance before season opener

FORT MYERS — After his one and only Grapefruit League appearance, Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel declared himself ready for Opening Day. → Read More

Jennings: Rookie Bobby Poyner in good shape for lefty reliever role

FORT MYERS — The kid did it again yesterday.He pitched a scoreless inning, obviously, but that goes without saying these days. The most meaningful part of Bobby Poyner’s day happened some six hours earlier when he stepped through the doors of the Red Sox clubhouse, walked to the middle of the room and found his locker’s nameplate still attached with his jersey hanging on the bar.It’s March 26,… → Read More

Red Sox notebook: Utility infielder Devin Marrero traded to Arizona

FORT MYERS — With two starting pitchers heading for the disabled list, two left-handed relievers sent to minor league camp, and a utility inf → Read More

Chris Sale says he’s OK after line drive off hip

FORT MYERS — Chris Sale’s final spring training tune-up became a true hold-your-breath moment for the Red Sox yesterday. → Read More

Jennings: Christian Vazquez’s extension a good sign for Red Sox future

FORT MYERS — Alex Cora was just sitting down to talk about fifth starters and backup infielders when the Red Sox made an announcement. → Read More

Steven Wright addresses domestic violence suspension

FORT MYERS – Suspended Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright will spend the next three weeks continuing his rehab from knee surgery, and he expects to be physically ready to join the team as soon as the suspension is lifted.“I’m going to be ready before the suspension begins,” he said. → Read More

Red Sox notebook: Steven Wright suspended 15 games by MLB

TAMPA — Red Sox starter Steven Wright has been suspended 15 games for violating Major League Baseball’s joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy. He’s accepted the suspension without appeal.Wright was arrested this offseason following an incident with his wife. → Read More

Jennings: Brian Johnson’s hard work pays off with spot in Red Sox rotation

TAMPA – If the Yankees are the restored Evil Empire, then Friday was their unveiling of a brand-new Death Star. → Read More

Jennings: Deven Marrero is worth keeping for the Red Sox

SARASOTA, Fla. — Deven Marrero knows what you think of him, if you think of him at all. He knows his reputation is all glove, no bat. → Read More

Jennings: Stock watch -- who’s rising and falling in Red Sox camp

It’s been a month since Red Sox camp opened, which means it’s time to take stock of all we’ve learned. → Read More

Red Sox notebook: Steven Wright approaches next hurdle on way back from knee surgery

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Two weeks ago, the Red Sox basically closed the door on Steven Wright being ready for the Opening Day rotation. → Read More

Red Sox notes: Rick Porcello in command despite early runs

FORT MYERS — A lot of factors contributed to Rick Porcello’s disappointing 2017 season, but the first inning was certainly among → Read More

Jennings: Jimmy Fund kids get a break at Red Sox spring training

FORT MYERS — Geoffrey Goose has skipped a lot of school lately. → Read More