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Rick Porcello Newsbeat

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello tried to get contract extension done before season

Rick Porcello’s future in Boston remains up in the air as the Red Sox prepare for Opening Day.

The right-hander is scheduled to hit free agency after the 2019 campaign along with teammate Xander Bogaerts. Fellow Sox starter Chris Sale would have been a free agent after the season if he hadn’t signed a six-year, $160 million contract last week.

Porcello tried to join Sale in getting a deal done before Opening Day, but to no avail. The 30-year-old explained to WEEI’s Rob Bradford how his discussions went with the Red Sox brass.

He didn’t say “Management realized that I have no leverage on this matter”, but….

 

QLE Posted: March 28, 2019 at 05:49 AM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: contract extensions, red sox, rick porcello

Monday, March 11, 2019

Rick Porcello says Steven Wright owes team explanation for positive drug test

Red Sox starter Rick Porcello is a hardliner when it comes to performance enhancing drug use in baseball. He has, in the past, expressed support for harsher penalties for those who test positive. In 2016, Porcello said, “I’m all in favor for a much, much more severe punishment or a lifetime ban.”

Teammate Steven Wright tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP-2) on Wednesday, resulting in an 80-game suspension. Wright said in a statement, “Although I do not dispute the validity of the test, I was shocked as I have nver intentionally ingested anything for performance-enhancing purposes.”

He did admit that he had to take stuff when he tried to fold his bed into a couch, only to almost break his arms when it turned out not to be that kind of bed….

 

QLE Posted: March 11, 2019 at 09:42 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox, rick porcello, steven wright

 

 

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