Ron Roenicke

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Ron Roenicke said ( about Zack Godley ) : “Hopefully Godley is going to be one of the guys that is going to come in and do well,” “We already have plans on who’s going to come up and be one of the other starters. And, like we talked about, we’re waiting to see if somebody takes off and, who knows, maybe they’ll be that fourth or fifth spot [in the rotation] and we won’t have to worry about it. Right now, it’s a challenge. No question” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He needs to get down [to the alternate site] and throw the ball the way we know he can,” “We saw it all spring long and he was locked in. His command was outstanding. We need to get him back to that pitcher. He agreed when we talked to him. He knows he’s not pitching the way he should be” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s a guy that we have talked about for a week at least, trying to figure out where he fits in the lineup,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When he’s right, he’s an on-base player, and we need an on-base guy in that leadoff spot,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He would probably be the one guy in our lineup that makes a lot of sense,” “When he’s swinging well, he looks like he’s very patient. It doesn’t seem to bother him, whether it’s a lefthander or righthander [on the mound]. We have talked about him” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s not just what can happen that inning but also later in the game,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s obviously huge where they are in the lineup and what they mean to us,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “No doubt it gets in your head,” “And when you press, you still try to be aggressive and you end up chasing more” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Right now he’s missing pitches that he should be hitting,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “No doubt it gets in your head,” “And you press. And when you press, and you still try to be aggressive, you end up chasing more. ... When you’re scuffling, you’re thinking of your stride and where your hands are. Nothing’s comfortable. And then you’ve got all these thoughts in your head and you don’t see the ball as well. And it’s a proven fact that when you’re stressed out and you’re pressing, that you do not see as well” External link

masslive Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “He can hit to all fields,” “So I think this guy’s a really good player. And hopefully with those other outfielders, we get them swinging right and we’ve got four guys we can go to at any time that I feel like they’re going to do a great job” External link

masslive Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Zack Godley ) : “Hopefully Godley is going to be one of the guys that is going to come in and do well,” “We already have plans on who’s going to come up and be one of the other starters. And, like we talked about, we’re waiting to see if somebody takes off and, who knows, maybe they’ll be that fourth or fifth spot [in the rotation] and we won’t have to worry about it. Right now, it’s a challenge. No question” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, August 9, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He needs to get down [to the alternate site] and throw the ball the way we know he can,” “We saw it all spring long and he was locked in. His command was outstanding. We need to get him back to that pitcher. He agreed when we talked to him. He knows he’s not pitching the way he should be” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, August 9, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s a guy that we have talked about for a week at least, trying to figure out where he fits in the lineup,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, August 9, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m trying to get Benny going and maybe that relaxes him some going down in the order,” External link

masslive Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “And we think he’s getting to that point where he’s swinging good enough, confident enough,” “In the leadoff spot, we know how important that is. Hopefully he doesn’t do anything different. Hopefully he continues to be patient at the plate. I know he hit a couple homers yesterday. But hopefully he’s not trying to do that all the time. He’s going to hit homers, but we need him on base for the big guys” External link

masslive Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “To watch the energy and the excitement, it’s a little harder to create that with no fans in the stands and being uncomfortable with everything with our mask on and supposedly no high-fives,” “I know it still goes on. But no, it’s really fun to watch a guy that’s that excited, especially after the catch. Because the catch is helping your team and helping your pitcher. The home runs are great. They help your team. But it’s more an individual thing. So that was really fun to see him have that game” External link

masslive Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Mitch Moreland ) : “It’s so deep out there,” “If you don’t crush it like Mitch (Moreland) hit his -- and that ball was hit really well -- but if you just mishit it a little bit, it’s so deep out there that you’re going to have a chance to catch a lot of balls that are going to be home runs in other ballparks” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He gets you pretty excited, doesn’t he? So nice to see,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We're trying to piece together things," External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think about this [all the time],” “About what we can do to jumpstart this offense and what’s the best way to try it. We want to wait until the right time [to change up the lineup]. We’ll continue to look at that” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The staff is really trying to make sure we’re on top of this more than we have been,” “We’ve talked about it and hopefully we can continue to express our feelings to the players and get them so it becomes a habit instead of always having to think about what we’re doing out there” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When he’s right, he’s an on-base player, and we need an on-base guy in that leadoff spot,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He would probably be the one guy in our lineup that makes a lot of sense,” “When he’s swinging well, he looks like he’s very patient. It doesn’t seem to bother him, whether it’s a lefthander or righthander [on the mound]. We have talked about him” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’ve got a couple people who are doing it but also the staff is really trying to make sure we’re on top of this more than we have been,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Where he is in the lineup, he’s an important part,” “He’s going to have people on base. And he’s going to set the table for the next two guys to drive in a lot of runs” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I just know when he’s right, he’s an on-base player and we need an on-base guy in that leadoff spot,” “That doesn’t mean I’m going to be stubborn and keep him there forever. I think whatever we can do to get him on his game the best we can, that’s what we’ll try to do” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Somewhere in there we’re going to give him the six days (rest) that we kind of gave some other people with the off day we had,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We need to talk to him, then we’ll make that decision on trying to give him an extra day this time or the next,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Everything is a little bit off. I don’t think in a 60-game season that you’ll get totally comfortable with all of that,” “It’s just an odd season, but everyone is dealing with it. It’s not just us. Other teams have been playing great in the same circumstances. We have to figure out a way to get this going, to get that offense going like we know we can” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think they’re doing a good job,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He was pretty happy, I’ll tell you that, when he came to the dugout,” “It was huge. At the time, it was huge. I thought Yarbrough was throwing the ball fantastic and the next thing you know, we’ve got two runs on the board. The players know it, they feel what’s going on. To get that lead, I’m sure Dugie felt pretty good about that” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re pretty sure this thing’s going to come out negative but we don’t want to take a chance,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Everybody’s here. Right now, everybody’s good to go,” “Hopefully, that’ll continue for the two days and when we get back to Boston. I know we’re going to test on the off day and just try to make sure we don’t have anything that comes up or could spread to other people” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We feel like we have everything covered,” “We feel like we have plenty of outfielders. We didn’t need an outfielder. We didn’t really need a middle infielder because we have (Tzu-Wei) Lin and (Jonathan) Arauz. I think it worked out well with Bobby. He can cover first and third and obviously, a power bat, if something did come up” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s swinging the bat better all the time,” “When he first came back after having to sit in his hotel room for all that time, he was rusty, no question. I think we saw that in our intrasquad games. Been swinging the bat a lot better. Still, hard to tell because they aren’t real games that he’s playing in. We just get reports on how he does and hopefully that translates -- if we need to -- into good at-bats in the game” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “The pool is probably not a good idea,” “And so it’s tough because you know if they do stay in and do nothing, you know it’s better for them. But you also want them to relax. And it is a day off to enjoy yourself and have fun. Those two don’t always mix. But hopefully we’ll continue to do the things that keep us safer anyway. We know it still can happen. And then we’ll see how it goes in the two games. And we’ll see how the other teams are doing in the next few days” External link

masslive Monday, August 3, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Off the field, we think we’ve done a pretty good job,” External link

masslive Monday, August 3, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

seattlepi Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

seattlepi Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

seattlepi Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke added ( about Jason Varitek ) : “And I know numbers on everything were down for him. But he was doing a lot better job defensively with Tek (Jason Varitek) in his catching,” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Confidence is going to be huge for him,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Josh Taylor ) : “hen their next time is in a game, a simulated game there,” “After that, we’ll make a decision. If we think Josh is ready for a one-inning stint, he could be active shortly after that. Darwinzon, it depends on if we think we need to stretch him out a little more. If we do, then he could be a little bit behind (Taylor)” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I would imagine Benny would be back in there Sunday against the next lefty,” “But I’ll keep switching it off. The thing with Verdugo is because of the history of him being able to hit left-handers, it kind allows me to think of him being in there more often. But I think the other guys, they’ll trade off whether it’s a rotation or who’s hot” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Doing both things. Called a nice game, blocked well, made the throw from his knees to throw out the baserunner, and obviously the offense,” “As long as he’s catching like this and strong, we’ll keep putting him out there” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 31, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Martin Perez ) : “Great job from Martin to get us that far,” “Really commanded his pitches from the first inning on. That’s huge for us, to have him do that” External link

masslive Friday, July 31, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Jason Varitek ) : “I think he was certainly good in the first spring training,” “He wasn’t getting hits like that in the second camp. But I know (hitting coach) Tim (Hyers) working with him down in the batting cages was really happy with his progress, really liked what he saw. I just wish we would have had opportunities to let him get out there and to see what he could do. I think he’s healthy. I know the last couple years he hadn’t been. And I know numbers on everything were down for him. But he was doing a lot better job defensively with Tek (Jason Varitek) in his catching. And we thought that what he was doing with the bat would play. It’s just where we are in trying to get the guys in there that he didn’t have any opportunities” External link

masslive Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “The better they pitch, the more often they’ll be out there in close and winning ballgames,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s just helping us to put all the information together,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “To be a hermit and to just stay in your room the whole time and just go to the ballpark and come back is pretty hard to tell a player that it’s what he has to do,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He just goes in little spurts,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Rafael Devers ) : “Devers hit three balls hard today,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Andrew Benintendi ) : “I feel good with (Benintendi) in that leadoff spot,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hopeful that it scares them a little bit. I know we’ve been good at this, but we can be better,” “We can stop fist-bumping and stop doing the things the protocols are trying to get us not to do. I realize the emotions that come into play when you score a run and hit a home run, or you get a big strikeout. I understand all those things but we have to keep reminding guys to try to stay with the things our medical department has said will keep us safe. Hopefully, that continues and we’re able to go on the road and do the right things” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know guys who had question marks before this all started are watching really closely as to what goes on,” “There is that possibility. I just don’t know any of our guys who are there right now. The more we keep them safe, the more comfortable they feel, that we can continue on” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “You could do exactly all the right things and you still could get this,” “We’re just trying to stay away from the things we are recommending them not to do. Your chances increase dramatically. The more we can do the right things, the less, obviously, is that we get something. Once we get something, if somebody has it, that we don’t spread it out to where there’s a lot of guys” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t want to make them about going on the road or fearful about playing and continuing on with this because I think we are doing a lot of good things,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think Beni I feel good with in that leadoff spot,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “And I think a lot of that is the lefty-righty matchups, when he’s swinging well, don’t seem to matter,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “So there’s a lot of different places I would think that he could end up,” “And when you look out lineup, that’s a good lineup. So to put him in a slot that’s a little farther up, he needs to be swinging the bat really well” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke explained ( about Matt Hall ) : “It’s probably more a piggyback situation (with Hall),” “I’m not thinking one inning with him. He’s stretched out. He could go four or five. So I think if he’s pitching well, he’ll be in there for a few innings hopefully. And then we’ll piece together the end of it” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When you have 15 guys on your pitching staff, it allows you to be creative,” “I kind of like the idea of if you don’t have five true starters that you like and have the experience, that you try to piece it together. And that’s OK. I don’t mind doing that. I think it gives the other team trouble with lineups. I know the last two years when we played Tampa that we were always talking about that. OK, they’re going to open with somebody. Which lineup do we go with? So it creates some uncertainty from other teams on how to go about it. Or they may rearrange their order a little bit. Maybe the same personnel” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “I know it’s not ideal,” “But I think just with the way it is and with 15 guys, I think we’re able to do it in a way that, for me anyway, is not that disruptive” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Try to get him stretched out,” “We actually liked what we saw today. We had talked about doing this move before the game and actually the last couple of days. But I thought he looked good. I thought his offspeed pitches were good. He threw strikes. But he’s not built up. We need to get him there. Try to extend him out to maybe three innings the next time and maybe four after that. And then we’ll see what our need is when he gets stretched out and when he’s strong” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think you always press, especially at the beginning of the season,” “These guys were both swinging the bat well in the preseason. (Benintendi), especially. Devers was, too. You start the season, you think you’re going to come right out and get a lot of hits and then all of the sudden you get through the first game without hits. You start pressing a little trying to get that first hit. Once they get them, I think they’ll relax and be the hitters that we know” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Rafael Devers ) : “When you press, you chase balls out of the zone,” “We know, especially with Devers, he is a guy you would probably call a wild swinger. When he gets too aggressive, he swings out of the zone too much. I know he can hit those pitches at times, but it still makes it difficult. We need to get him back in the zone” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke explained : “We were discussing a lot of things all game long,” “It depends on how close you can get with who you’re going to bring in. And we had (Ryan) Brasier warming up at the time. And if we score another run, Brasier is in the game. We just want to make sure we’re protected enough in the bullpen and we have someone loose enough so if we do score a run, or two runs or three runs we know who we’re going to bring in. So those decisions are ongoing” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We talked about in the game, where we could get him in and how we could basically break him in and get him a couple of innings,” “If it was a tight ballgame, we didn’t think that was fair to him. So we thought that was a really good spot” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Try to get him stretched out,” “We actually liked what we saw today. We had talked about doing this move before the game and actually the last couple of days. But I thought he looked good. I saw thought his offspeed pitches were good. He threw strikes. But he’s not built up. We need to get him there. Try to extend him out to maybe three innings the next time and maybe four after that. And then we’ll see what our need is when he gets stretched out and when he’s strong” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We support these guys and their decisions,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Especially this first week – we’ve got 10 in a row,” “I don’t want anybody playing 10 games in a row right now” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Especially this first week – we’ve got 10 in a row,” “I don’t want anybody playing 10 games in a row right now” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Especially this first week -- we’ve got 10 in a row,” “I don’t want anybody playing 10 games in a row right now” External link

wcvb Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Especially this first week -- we’ve got 10 in a row,” “I don’t want anybody playing 10 games in a row right now” External link

wcvb Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Especially this first week – we’ve got 10 in a row,” “I don’t want anybody playing 10 games in a row right now” External link

kiro7 Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Especially this first week – we’ve got 10 in a row,” “I don’t want anybody playing 10 games in a row right now” External link

click2houston Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought everything he did was exactly what he wanted and we wanted,” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s going to be out there as much as we can get him out there,” “And when he swings the bat this well, I certainly would like to have him out there as much as I can” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If you’re in a position where you’re a good team and maybe you’re in a really good division, which we feel like we are... and feel like we’re playing against the National League East, which is a really good division. I think knowing that we have that extra playoff spot or two, it helps us. I’m not planning to finish there, but if it does, and we get in, great,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I guess I like a big advantage for a team that wins the division,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t think there will be less aggressive,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Things definitely could change Sunday when we face our next left-hander,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He reassured me that he does hit left-handers well,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wcvb Friday, July 24, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The pitching staff was obviously tough,” “We know that we have the three guys with Nate, Martin and followed with Weber, that we felt good about. Now what do we do with the starter for No. 4 and No. 5? With the players we had decisions on, whether we tried to think about an opener or we tried to think about a traditional starter for one of those games is how we came up with the rest of the roster” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When you have people who also know how important it is to be a mentor or great teammate, it makes a difference on your roster,” “He’s all of that and it’s nice to start with him on the roster. And then we’re going to have some tough decisions not just with him but with everybody when we have to shrink the rosters in the two-week period and then the month period” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He has shown not only progress since the first spring training, but a really good player,” “His tools are, to what we see, good hands, good footwork, good arm, accurate. Switch-hitter, being able to show a little more power than we thought. That was probably the biggest decision there” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Once we get into two weeks and we have to shrink that roster down to 28 and then shrink it down to 26 in another two weeks, I think there’s going to be quite a bit of movement this year,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought there would be equal both ways,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I didn’t know exactly how they were going to do it. I still think as long as you’re playing the same about of home games and road games, I think that’s fair,” “To try to work out a schedule that’s perfect for everyone, it just doesn’t happen. I didn’t look at the schedule and say, ‘Wow, it’s not fair to us.’ I didn’t look at it that way. We’ll do the best we can and try to get off to a good start” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If you’re 30-30, I guess you still have a chance to get in,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The pitching staff was obviously tough,” “We know that we have the three guys with Nate, Martin and followed with Weber, that we felt good about. Now what do we do with the starter for No. 4 and No. 5? With the players we had decisions on, whether we tried to think about an opener or we tried to think about a traditional starter for one of those games is how we came up with the rest of the roster” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When you have people who also know how important it is to be a mentor or great teammate, it makes a difference on your roster,” “He’s all of that and it’s nice to start with him on the roster. And then we’re going to have some tough decisions not just with him but with everybody when we have to shrink the rosters in the two-week period and then the month period” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He has shown not only progress since the first spring training, but a really good player,” “His tools are, to what we see, good hands, good footwork, good arm, accurate. Switch-hitter, being able to show a little more power than we thought. That was probably the biggest decision there” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Once we get into two weeks and we have to shrink that roster down to 28 and then shrink it down to 26 in another two weeks, I think there’s going to be quite a bit of movement this year,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wcvb Friday, July 24, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We haven’t told players you have to do anything,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We haven’t told players you have to do anything,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s nothing to mess around with as we’ve seen,” “We want to win as many ballgames as we can, but the health of our players comes first” External link

bangordailynews Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We haven’t decided, for sure, how we’re going to do it because it depends on the matchups and who is being used,” “I can’t tell you that a certain name is going to be the opener or a certain name is going to be the guy that comes in for him. It really depends on what happens these first three games. We know what we would like to do and we have a plan for that, but if the games don’t go so well in the first three, we may have to use players we had planned to go No. 4 and No. 5. That’s going to continue to change all the time” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know they’re disappointed, but it’s important to have guys down there that are stretched out in a different environment than if they were in a season in Triple-A,” “We have to make sure we have those kind of arms that are backups for us because we know we’re not going to get through all of this without making some changes” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We know that we have the three guys with Nate, Martin and followed with Weber, that we felt good about,” “Now what do we do with the starter for No. 4 and No. 5? With the players we had decisions on, whether we tried to think about an opener or we tried to think about a traditional starter for one of those games is how we came up with the rest of the roster” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s nothing to mess around with as we’ve seen,” “We want to win as many ballgames as we can, but the health of our players comes first” External link

seattlepi Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s nothing to mess around with as we’ve seen,” “We want to win as many ballgames as we can, but the health of our players comes first” External link

click2houston Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s nothing to mess around with as we’ve seen,” “We want to win as many ballgames as we can, but the health of our players comes first” External link

kiro7 Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wmur Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wmur Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wxii12 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wxii12 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wxii12 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wxii12 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wyff4 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wyff4 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wyff4 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wyff4 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

Koat Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

Koat Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

Koat Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

Koat Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wlwt Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wlwt Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wlwt Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wlwt Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wesh Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wesh Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wesh Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wesh Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

kcci Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

kcci Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

kcci Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

kcci Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wcvb Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “His arm is just not coming around like he had hoped,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “No question he enjoyed his time here,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The work ethic, I’ve talked about,” “Between him and J.D. (Martinez), I’ve never seen better preparation in what they do to go out there and play every day. If there was a part of his game that wasn’t good, he was going to work at it hard enough to get really good at it. He was definitely a perfectionist, no question about it” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “You have this tremendous player that we all know, certainly one of the best players in this game,” “It was a pleasure to watch him for two years and whoever gets this guy for a long time is going to be very happy” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Mike Trout ) : “For me, they’re the two best, I think, in this game,” “There’s a couple others in that conversation. But I think because they do everything so well. They can steal bases. They’re fantastic base runners. The defense is really good. They throw the ball well and I know Mike Trout really worked hard on that to throw it well. Mookie has always thrown the ball well. But he just tries to perfect it by working so hard. They hit for average and they hit for power. And I don’t think there’s too many guys in the game that can do all those things. They both have a great eye at the plate. They both don’t chase out of the zone very much. Their on-base percentage is really high. And they’re two of the most exciting players I’ve ever seen. And so that’s why those for me are grouped together” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If we’re looking to get him to 85 pitches, I don’t know where that takes us to,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “We’re not worried about his health,” “If those three innings are better than what we are seeing from three innings from somebody else, then we’ll put him in there for the three innings and we’ll build him up as we run along (in actual games). So he’ll go three in a game. And then next time we’re out there we’ll try to get him four. And try to build him out that way. So I think his health and his stamina will dictate a lot on whether we feel like we can do that with him” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wmur Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wmur Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wmur Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wmur Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wcvb Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wcvb Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Without a doubt, this guy earned that opportunity,” “We liked what he did last year for us. He came into camp lights-out in the first spring training and came here and threw the ball well” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s got good stuff, he’s got a good fastball, he’s got movement on it,” “It’s a matter of him being healthy and being able to command his pitches. That’s something... I probably haven’t seen enough of him to know where he’s at. It’s hard to get information this time of year because you can’t have scouts in the stands. I think we’re just going on what we have seen before. It’s a guy that we like who has good stuff. He can be a starter, he can be a long guy. That’s what we’re hoping for him” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Whether he spends one day on our roster or more is up to what we decide,” “We’re not sure exactly where he’s at. I know he was scheduled to pitch, I think today actually, multiple innings. We’ll see where he is, and evaluate him, and see if he’s ready to help us or if we need to get him to Pawtucket first” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I wanted to see what it looked like,” “I talked to him before the game and that looked good” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We have Benintendi followed with Devers and we know that gives the opponent the opportunity to bring in any left-hander against them,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know comfort has a lot to do with how these guys hit and it changes their confidence,” “It’s a good look. If you put that lineup up like that and the opposing team looks at it, it’s hard to pitch to” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We really need to see where he is,” “I know he had been throwing but we really don’t know how much and really what effort he has been giving. We’ll get a read on him, and then the same thing -- just try to build him up as we can. We know how important these guys are to get them back in there. We also want to do it the right way” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Once you’re stuck in a room, it’s kind of hard to get out,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Obviously, it’s a very important topic,” “As far as I know, we don’t have guys who are going to take a knee but certainly we will join in with the other concerns. It’s a very strong statement that we have, for this organization and how we feel about the fight on equality” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We haven’t told players you have to do anything,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know Pillar can do it. I feel good with him up there against the left-handers,” “And then we’ll just kind of see. We’ll see how Peraza hits. He’s a possibility. He’s a guy I’m familiar with that used to be a good base runner, a good base stealer. So I think we have some options. But right off the bat, I may go with the two left-handers and give those guys a chance to do it. And I know we’ve talked about the short season, how we need to get off to a good start. But I still know that if those two guys are hitting well, Andrew and Devers like we’ve seen so far — they’re hitting left-handers and right-handers right now — so I feel pretty comfortable with both of them” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “How do you do that? You sit out for three and a half months and come back right where you left off,” “He’s an exciting player. We see his speed and the way he chases balls down in the outfield, and on the double he hit, how fast he got to second. He’s explosive, and we just hope all those tools continue to develop. He should be a really exciting player” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I say he’s a ways off but because of his talent, if you put it together, there’s no reason why he can’t come quick,” “He does so many things well. You never know... it could take a while but he could figure it out. If he figures it out, he’s going to be some kind of player” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Those are a couple spots that we still haven’t made up our minds 100%. Most of the team, it’s pretty easy to see who’s on it,” “The pitching staff, we have a lot of guys, we talked about, who can do those three or four inning roles. That’s what we’re looking at now, trying to decide what fits better. Whether it’s a right-hander or left-hander, whether it’s length or a two-inning guy. We’re looking at all of that and looking at the guys and what they can do for us” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The fourth and fifth spot are what we’ve discussed,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t know if I would say (carry three catchers) likely but it definitely has been discussed,” “We discussed it yesterday and the day before. It’s ongoing, it’s where those pieces fit the best. If it’s three catchers, we’re obviously not just thinking about catching the ballgames. We’re thinking about some hitters, too” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t know if I would say it’s likely but it definitely has been discussed,” “We discussed it yesterday and the day before. It’s ongoing, it’s where those pieces fit the best. If it’s three catchers, we’re obviously not just thinking about catching the ballgames. We’re thinking about some hitters, too” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Lucroy, if he can get his offensive form back — he showed it in the first spring training and early in this camp — you’ve got two good pinch-hitters if Plawecki is catching,” “I think that’s what we’re looking at, how those pieces fit the best. Not that we need three catchers in a 60-game season” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’ve obviously got the catching covered pretty good,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know Pillar can do it. I feel good with him up there against the left-handers,” “And then we’ll just kind of see. We’ll see how Peraza hits. He’s a possibility. He’s a guy I’m familiar with that used to be a good base runner, a good base stealer. So I think we have some options. But right off the bat, I may go with the two left-handers and give those guys a chance to do it. And I know we’ve talked about the short season, how we need to get off to a good start. But I still know that if those two guys are hitting well, Andrew and Devers like we’ve seen so far — they’re hitting left-handers and right-handers right now — so I feel pretty comfortable with both of them” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He came out but I was going to take him out,” External link

masslive Monday, July 20, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s driving the ball still and hitting some really sharp line drives,” “He’s patient. I’m pretty happy with where he is. With all the guys who are swinging the bat well, I would put him in with all those guys. I know sometimes he may not be getting hits all the time, but I think when he’s off, you can really see it. I don’t really see that. I think he’s good to start the season” External link

masslive Monday, July 20, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I heard it was off the 34,” External link

masslive Monday, July 20, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Andrew Benintendi ) : “I think it’s a good spot for him,” “We’ll have to see as we go along what we’re going to do against left-handed pitchers. But I don’t think there’s any reason to move him around against lefties or righties. When he’s swinging it, he hits everybody. So we’ll see what we’re doing with Benny (Andrew Benintendi). Whether Benny will lead off against everybody. And I think we’ll just kind of watch and see what we have and see how it goes with those guys. Sometimes it’s not necessarily good — you’re facing a lefty and you’re putting two left-handers in the lineup for those guys to face in the first inning. So we’ll see” External link

masslive Monday, July 20, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m not exactly sure. He may have gained a little bit. But not to the point where I’m worried about it,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 19, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Dave Bush ) : “When he’s ready, when he starts throwing his bullpens — he’ll do some up and down bullpens — and when (pitching coach) Dave (Bush) thinks he’s ready we’ll start doing the simulated games and the live BPs,” “Doesn’t mean he has to get his pitch count up to 85 or anything. If he’s feeling good and we think we can do this in-season, maybe he throws four innings (in a real game) and we think his four innings are going to be better than somebody else’s” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m a little bit more concerned about him because he was stuck in that hotel room and not throwing at all other than maybe throwing into a pillow or a mattress or whatever he’s doing,” “So we really need to keep our eyes on him and make sure he’s ready when we activate him” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know he charges balls well,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think he’ll do a really good job no matter where we put him. It looks like more right field at this time, but things change,” “But that’s the read I get on him so far. And hopefully that defensive outfield I think should be really good” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s replacing a very tough guy in right field and that’s not fair to put on him to carry that kind of load,” “But I think when this guy gets comfortable and he gets his timing right, I think we’re going to have a really exciting player. I think he’s going to be really good offensively. He runs well. He’ll steal some bases and he’s going to play a very good right field” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The one thing I know is Pillar is good in center and he’s very comfortable in center,” “In these games I haven’t put him in center that much ... because he told me center field is no problem. But he needed to be in right field to try to get used to that lot of ground behind him. You saw how well Mookie played it last year. And Mookie played it well because he was here a long time and he understands you really need to play it like a center fielder. So when a ball is hit hard over your head, you need to turn and go just like you do in center. And that is something that Pillar is trying to figure out” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “They still need to go through some things before we get them on the field. But it’s good to see them out there,” “The information Eddie has given to us is that he has still been throwing quite a bit. ... I know sometimes players think they can come back faster than they can. We’ll get a read on it” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “All three of them actually, the testing has been better on all three of them,” “We know they’re getting over it and once we start getting those better tests, we’re getting close” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know Darwinzon has been playing catch,” “Hopefully Darwinzon and (Rodriguez) will be a little farther along and then we’ll just see how (Taylor) is and how soon we can wrap him up” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “There’s a progression that, a lot of times you start seeing some good things with the antibodies and their testing,” “We’re starting to see those now. Before they come back, you certainly want to see some good things. You have an idea of about when they’re going to come back” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I feel really good with him coming in and giving us three or four innings so that’s something we just have to figure out,” “Does he get anxious about starting a game? Because it’s different. If you’re used to the bullpen, you know you have not much heads-up of when you come into a game and get loose. That’s different when you’re a starting pitcher knowing, the day before, you’re going to be that guy” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “From spring training, from the first time I saw him, he was just way more aggressive going at the zone,” “When we started games, going right at hitters, not being afraid to throw his fastball. He has always had confidence in his slider and the curveball. We just see a more aggressive, more confident guy. We saw it the first go-around in Florida and we’re seeing the same thing now” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “His confidence, for me, has really improved,” “He is attacking the hitters a lot more with his fastball. We know he’s got a great curveball and we know he’s got a great slider. Really impressed with what he’s doing” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We kind of know what we want to do. It’s not locked in on that,” “If we get to the last few days and we see that we think maybe we need more than 15 pitchers and we have to go to 16 pitchers, then we’ll do that. I know what I want to do, and that’s probably that 15 (pitchers) and 15 (position players). But I think when we get to these last few games, we’ll have a better idea. As you know, the starting pitching has a lot to do with that, whether we’re going to go with openers, how much length we’re going to have and if we’re carrying guys who are basically three or four inning guys, which can cover your innings” External link

masslive Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “All three of them actually, the testing has been better on all three of them,” “We know they’re getting over it and once we start getting those better tests, we’re getting close” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I haven’t said anything to him yet,” “That conversation will probably happen in the next day or two. But you guys can figure out the numbers there” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Anytime you’re in that position and you’re one of the guys that a team counts on, it’s a good feeling,” “He has pitched enough in the big leagues. He has had enough success in the big leagues. He has gone through struggles in the big leagues. I think all of those things allow him to handle, if we go Opening Day with him, I’m not worried about the makeup. I know there will be a little anxiety there and that’s fine. We feel good, if he’s that guy, we feel good starting with him” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We really are happy where he’s at,” “We know we’re going to need innings from him. With what our rotation is, he’s got to be a guy we’re going to count on to give us innings most every game. Hopefully, along with that, throw up a bunch of zeroes and we’ll score some runs for him” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s hard to say that you’d ever feel really comfortable with all the starting pitching that you have,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Our loss of a couple guys, it makes a big difference,” “Eddie, we know will be back, (it’s) just a question of when. But anytime you lose that many starting pitchers, it’s hard to replace those guys” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s hard to say that you’d ever feel really comfortable with all the starting pitching that you have,” “Rarely do you have six, seven, eight starters that you feel great about. And you know you’re not going to just use five guys. That just doesn’t happen in today’s game” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s pretty much an audible every day,” “It’s always adjusting. I think anytime that you have experience and you’ve gone through a lot of things, it makes it simpler to make these decisions” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “All three of them actually, the testing has been better on all three of them,” “We know they’re getting over it and once we start getting those better tests, we’re getting close” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Once you’re stuck in a room, it’s kind of hard to get out,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “There’s a progression that, a lot of times you start seeing some good things with the antibodies and their testing,” “We’re starting to see those now. Before they come back, you certainly want to see some good things. You have an idea of about when they’re going to come back” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Our loss of a couple guys, it makes a big difference,” “Eddie, we know will be back, [it’s] just a question of when. But anytime you lose that many starting pitchers, it’s hard to replace those guys” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s hard to say that you’d ever feel really comfortable with all the starting pitching that you have,” “Rarely do you have six, seven, eight starters that you feel great about. And you know you’re not going to just use five guys. That just doesn’t happen in today’s game” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s pretty much an audible every day,” “It’s always adjusting. I think anytime that you have experience and you’ve gone through a lot of things, it makes it simpler to make these decisions” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “That means we’ll probably have to alternate the pitching coach and hitting coach during when we hit and when we’re on defense,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Whether it will be tents or whether it will be a structure, I know they need to get going on that,” “And then in the bullpen, same thing. There’s another structure we’ve talked about behind the bullpen that both the visiting and home team can go back there. And some taller chairs so we can have more guys in the bullpen. As it is right now, you can’t see (over the right-field wall) in the lower chairs. So you’ve got to get a higher chair and we can spread them out enough. I don’t know if we can have all the guys. If we go with eight to 10 guys (relievers), I don’t know if we could have them all in there” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If it’s a wood structure, it starts right next to where that concrete is — where there’s a little bench on the home side,” “And they’ll have it on both sides. And then it goes from there towards home plate. And if it’s the tent ... it will go in the same place. It’s just obviously going to be different than the structure would be” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “These teams are showing that people can do this,” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We thought we were going to get it back tomorrow or the next day,” “Hopefully, that happens. It makes a difference in these games, so hopefully we’ll get that back on and also allow them to have some time to work on it. I think the timing of that is really difficult, to be able to watch a game and figure out what’s really going to happen and be able to control the sound on that. Whoever’s doing that needs some practice. Hopefully, we’ll have plenty of games for them to get used to it” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Jackie Bradley ) : “We’ve talked about him doing that,” “The thing he was saying is usually when they shift off him usually they keep that third baseman kind of at home there so he’s not able to do that. But I think any time they vacate that spot or move that third baseman over to short, I think Jackie’s pretty comfortable doing it” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s swinging the bat so well right now that I think he’s just confident in the whole game,” “We know he plays a great defense, and we know right now, and in the first spring training, that he’s really swung the bat well. He’s going the other way well. And I think both the last two years when I was here, the difference between his first half and second half was when he started hitting the ball the other way. And as soon as he started going opposite field, the average started going up, the power started showing up. So we think that’s really important for him to do” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “J.D.‘s not a traditional fast starter so he’s always telling me, ‘I need as many at-bats as I can get because in spring training, it just takes me a long time,‘” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Tomorrow we’re meeting with Chaim and going over that roster that is going to come in,” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’ve talked about both ways in doing it,” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s certainly way more than I’ve ever had to do on the medical end,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Last year was the first time I got to see him,” “And I like it because he goes right after hitters. You know what you’re going to get. He moves the ball in and out. He’s got command. He throws strikes. ... He’s capable of going through some really good lineups. The consistency is trying to get comfortable in the big leagues knowing that you can pitch here with the stuff that he has. He’s a great athlete. So I think he’ll be able to repeat things. And when he’s going to be off a little bit with his command, he’s probably going to get hit that night. But I like everything I see. And I think where we are in our starting rotation, he’s going to obviously fit in there nice and be part of that five-man staff” External link

masslive Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Not yet because we’re not at that point where he feels comfortable with really getting after it in his bullpen sessions,” “Once he gets to where he feels his arm’s there — and he’s where he needs to be — then those discussions will happen. But he’s not at that point yet” External link

masslive Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “There is definitely a time when we’ll have to make that decision,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “There is definitely a time when we’ll have to make that decision,” “We haven’t yet. We haven’t really talked about when that day is. I know he’s continuing to stay active with his arm and throwing some. But it depends on how long it goes before he can get a couple test results that come back in our favor. Then we’re really not able to make a decision because we really don’t know what that timetable is. There certainly will be a time when we’re going to have to decide this has gone too far” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “I would say it is fast-approaching,” “We need to hear some good news pretty soon” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He wants to be ready for that Opening Day but we’ll have to see how it goes,” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know how hard he was working before he got COVID,” “That’s the difficult part, when you see a guy who’s on a mission to not only repeat and try to get better than what he did last year, it becomes difficult and you feel for a guy because I know the expectations he had coming into this year. I know things change because of the shortened season but I know he was still looking forward to leading this team on the mound and having that type of year again” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought there would be equal both ways. I didn’t know exactly how they were going to do it. I still think as long as you’re playing the same about of home games and road games, I think that’s fair,” “To try to work out a schedule that’s perfect for everyone, it just doesn’t happen. I didn’t look at the schedule and say, ‘Wow, it’s not fair to us.’ I didn’t look at it that way. We’ll do the best we can and try to get off to a good start” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He wants to be ready for that opening day, but we’ll have to see how it goes,” External link

gulf-times Friday, July 10, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Eddie’s still on me about being ready for opening day, so we’ll see what happens there,” External link

gulf-times Friday, July 10, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It seems like everything is just a little bit off,” External link

bangordailynews Friday, July 10, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I actually had to do a double take,” “He was saying it’s important to get this as close as we can to a real game” External link

bangordailynews Friday, July 10, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It seems like everything is just a little bit off,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, July 10, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I actually had to do a double take,” “He was saying it’s important to get this as close as we can to a real game” External link

ChinaPost Friday, July 10, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We were talking about how to do this right,” “He thought it was important to get as close as we can to a real game. He’s not going to be able to be here tomorrow but we’ll probably have somebody standing out behind the pitcher and calling pitches tomorrow. I think the more times that pitchers can see the more realistic view, it’s better for them” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We have to be overly cautious," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We have to be overly cautious,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We have to be overly cautious,” External link

usaToday Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We have to be overly cautious,” External link

click2houston Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke added ( about Rafael Devers ) : “We had some guys that were possibly exposed to somebody with coronavirus,” “And this group (which includes Devers) has tested negative three times. We will continue to test them just because we’re being overly cautious. But that’s kind of why we’ve separated some of the guys from the other group. And that’s why the later workouts. So that’s kind of what’s going on with him” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We were able to do that with him over there (at BC) with the pitching machine in the cage,” “And he’ll do that again today. But he’ll see live BP today, which will be helpful. And then if he’s ready for a couple at-bats tomorrow, we’ll have him in the instrasquad (game tomorrow)” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "He wants to be ready for that opening day, but we'll have to see how it goes," External link

afp-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "Eddie's still on me about being ready for opening day, so we'll see what happens there," External link

afp-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "He wants to be ready for that opening day, but we'll have to see how it goes," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "Eddie's still on me about being ready for opening day, so we'll see what happens there," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought there would be equal both ways. I didn’t know exactly how they were going to do it. I still think as long as you’re playing the same about of home games and road games, I think that’s fair,” “To try to work out a schedule that’s perfect for everyone, it just doesn’t happen. I didn’t look at the schedule and say, ‘Wow, it’s not fair to us.’ I didn’t look at it that way. We’ll do the best we can and try to get off to a good start” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We know how difficult the schedule is and those games we’re going to play against the National League East,” “We realize how good those teams are” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We do have (the Yankees) early,” “It’s about getting off to a good start. It takes longer. No matter what you do in spring training, you always try to prepare those guys to be ready for Opening Day. You tell them that your first day in spring training in your meetings. Some years, you get off to great starts and some years, it’s really poor starts. You never know. Hopefully, we’re hot when we play them early and hopefully they’re not. I guess what that comes down to” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s the second half of the season and we know they can be tough,” “We’ve got a tough schedule” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "He wants to be ready for that opening day, but we'll have to see how it goes," External link

afp-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "Eddie's still on me about being ready for opening day, so we'll see what happens there," External link

afp-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Here so far, we have had things that have gone smoothly,” “We haven’t had those issues. I don’t know exactly what’s going on with the other teams, I haven’t talked to the managers about it. I did hear about it today. Right now, for us, things are going well. We’re expecting to have issues and we haven’t had it so far. They’re happy campers so far and that’s how we want to keep them” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We go through with a Plan A and a Plan B,” “We’re planning for different things that come up, whether it’s getting testing back, whether rain happens, we have to plan for other things because we know that in three weeks, things aren’t going to go smooth every day” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Kevin Gregg ) : “Even though we might not be guilty of something, we still are responsible,” “And I think that’s huge. I think I’m probably guilty in some areas. And I’m for sure responsible for what goes on. And talking and having conversations with those guys. (Red Sox media relations director) Kevin Gregg and I talked about a lot — some things on really not just what’s going on but the feelings of different people. And the biggest thing is we’re listening. And we need to listen. We need to pay attention to what’s going on. We need to try to get this country back to a place where everybody is feeling like they are getting treated fairly” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Jackie Bradley ) : “I talked to Jackie a lot about it before we came here,” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Just conversations about really the comments they had to make,” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Kevin Gregg ) : “I think (chief baseball officer) Chaim (Bloom) made a comment about the responsibility that we have,” “Even though we might not be guilty of something, we still are responsible. And I think that’s huge. I think I’m probably guilty in some areas. And I’m for sure responsible for what goes on. And talking and having conversations with those guys. (Red Sox media relations director) Kevin Gregg and I talked about a lot — some things on really not just what’s going on but the feelings of different people. And the biggest thing is we’re listening. And we need to listen. We need to pay attention to what’s going on. We need to try to get this country back to a place where everybody is feeling like they are getting treated fairly” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s not working out right now,” “There are still some intake things we have to do with him. That’s all I can say about that” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’ve had some that haven’t come back in the exact 48 hours we’d hope they’d come back in. But we haven’t had any major delays,” “So far, I think it has been pretty good. I’m not sure how that group in Utah planned for that huge amount of people they got that Wednesday, when most guys came in to test on the 1st. I think, with our club, they’ve done a good job with it” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s a really good defender,” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Mike Trout ) : “I read about Trout’s decisions and his comments yesterday,” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Knowing him and knowing how competitive he is and how much he means to a team, I feel the same way,” “When you talk about your family and you have concerns about it, or you can have concerns about your own health, those are family matters that I’m sure he and his wife discussed and went over what is the best for his family. With David, it’s a little bit different. If he doesn’t play this year, he knows he’ll still come back and participate next year. Hopefully all this virus will be behind us and we’ll be able to go about this in a much normal fashion” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t have anything I can share with you,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Anytime anybody is positive now, it impacts what happens at the start of the season just because of the short training camp we have,” “We’ll see how it goes. Some guys are in their rooms and will throw balls up against a mattress or try to do anything to keep their arm activated. So we’ll see what we can do” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We still don’t have the test results back from him,” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He let it go like every few pitches, he would let it go,” “But didn’t’ every pitch. He looked good. I thought the ball was coming out nice and clean, I thought the effort level was good. He’s pretty smooth” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re still trying to get comfortable with the spacing and I know one time we probably had too many guys a little close together and we have to keep reminding them, and I’ve got to remind myself also when I go to talk to somebody,” “I think the staff is trying to keep their mask on as best they can so if we happen to get a little close we have a mask on. The players just remind them and I think they’ll get used to it” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, July 4, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “This is the craziest time and the busiest time I’ve ever had in baseball,” “I’ve never made so many phone calls, I’ve never made so many text messages in a day, every single day. It has been really crazy” External link

masslive Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “There’s a lot that has happened the last three months,” “We were almost ready to start the season, we were a couple weeks away and shut that down. Four weeks ago, we have the other event (Floyd’s death) that happens. Then all the sudden, we have all these things combined. We come here and I’m trying to find out if anybody’s testing positive or if anybody’s not going to participate when I read in the paper that there are a few guys who aren’t going to. All these things come into place, and when I have to figure it all out, whether it’s text message or phone call, not just with players but with other front office, medical staff” External link

masslive Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think the protocols they put in place, with the testing, with how we come into the ballpark every day, answer questions, take our temperature -- it actually goes to the facility in Utah that they hired,” “I feel pretty confident we’re doing the best we can. It doesn’t mean that things can’t go a little south. I think we’re doing everything we can to keep these guys as safe as we can and try to keep the virus out of our teams” External link

masslive Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “With the rules that MLB has placed on us and the protocols, I won’t be able to give you names on these players,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think the protocols they put in place, with the testing, with how we come into the ballpark every day, answer questions, take our temperature -- it actually goes to the facility in Utah that they hired,” “I feel pretty confident we’re doing the best we can. It doesn’t mean that things can’t go a little south. I think we’re doing everything we can to keep these guys as safe as we can and try to keep the virus out of our teams” External link

masslive Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Everybody’s using the suites player-wise. No players are in the clubhouse,” “In the clubhouse, there’s a square-footage thing they put into place on how many people can be in a certain amount of square feet. So the coaches office, where we all were last year, there’s only two guys in there this year. And the training room has switched where it was. And now there’s four lockers in the training room all spread out” External link

masslive Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Eduardo Rodriguez ) : “Eduardo didn’t come in today, and the reason being is that he was at home and was around somebody that was sick,” “He wanted to just make sure he was fine. We have tested him. We don’t have the results back yet. When we get those results, obviously, you’ll know” External link

masslive Friday, July 3, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We do have some positive tests,” External link

masslive Friday, July 3, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I feel really good about what they put into place (for safety protocols),” External link

masslive Friday, July 3, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “This is the craziest time and the busiest time I’ve ever had in baseball,” External link

masslive Friday, July 3, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If it’s just one inning or two innings from them (openers), and then you come in with what most teams have done that bulk (reliever) after that,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “And if you’re winning that game — like I said we know how important all these games are — then maybe you’re bringing in your bullpen pieces, your one-inning guys a little sooner than you would because you want to make sure you win that game,” “The game really will dictate how we use these guys. But we do have a lot of guys that can go multiple innings, which is really helpful” External link

masslive Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t know any of our guys that are on the fence about playing,” “They told me they’re ready to go. Are there a couple guys that are concerned? Yeah, there is. But as far as I know, with what they told me from today, yesterday and the day before, I expect everybody to come in” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “A few of the players spoke out and really talked about the importance of doing the right thing,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m really not that concerned,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “Hopefully we can stay as clean as possible and we know it’s there and we know players are going to get it,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think we put into place some protocols that I feel comfortable with,” “I don’t have a lot of concerns for myself. Of course I don’t want to get this thing. But I think protocols that we’ve put into place have covered as much as we think we can cover. I think it’s always uncomfortable. It was uncomfortable when I was at home in California going to a grocery store. Any time I left the house it was uncomfortable. So that’s going to be there. But our people I know have put so much into place on trying to protect myself, all the players and coaches that we feel pretty good coming in” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke told : “I know both sides want to play, so that’s the feeling I have,” External link

masslive Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke told : “I know both sides want to play, so that’s the feeling I have,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re in a tough division, and if we’re playing the National League East, they’re a tough division,” “We know there are some challenges. I feel good about the team. I know guys are ready to get after it again” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Maybe there’s some Zoom going on,” “But that makes it really difficult. And then some of the Latin players, trying to get a hold of them is also difficult. As a staff, we stay in contact” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If I’m going with my gut, yes, I do,” External link

bangordailynews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “They’re trying to get us on the field, obviously, as fast as they can,” “But these things are really complicated” External link

bangordailynews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s still not at a point where he’s thinking about trying to be ready to come back and join us,” External link

bangordailynews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’d be nice to get that done before we come back again,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : "If I’m going with my gut, yes, I do,” Roenicke said Tuesday during a conference call with reporters. Roenicke and his coaching staff continue to be in contact with players, who are commencing with conditioning and throwing programs as best they can from where they are. Baseball’s season had been set to start March 26 but spring training was halted on March 12. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for eight weeks, MLB said it would not open until mid-May at the earliest. Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks is one scenario that was discussed last week during a conference call between MLB and the players’ association. “They’re trying to get us on the field, obviously, as fast as they can," External link

usaToday Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s still not at a point where he’s thinking about trying to be ready to come back and join us,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : "If I’m going with my gut, yes, I do,” Roenicke said Tuesday during a conference call with reporters. Roenicke and his coaching staff continue to be in contact with players, who are commencing with conditioning and throwing programs as best they can from where they are. Baseball’s season had been set to start March 26 but spring training was halted on March 12. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for eight weeks, MLB said it would not open until mid-May at the earliest. Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks is one scenario that was discussed last week during a conference call between MLB and the players’ association. “They’re trying to get us on the field, obviously, as fast as they can," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s still not at a point where he’s thinking about trying to be ready to come back and join us,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : "If I’m going with my gut, yes, I do,” Roenicke said Tuesday during a conference call with reporters. Roenicke and his coaching staff continue to be in contact with players, who are commencing with conditioning and throwing programs as best they can from where they are. Baseball’s season had been set to start March 26 but spring training was halted on March 12. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for eight weeks, MLB said it would not open until mid-May at the earliest. Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks is one scenario that was discussed last week during a conference call between MLB and the players’ association. “They’re trying to get us on the field, obviously, as fast as they can," External link

click2houston Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s still not at a point where he’s thinking about trying to be ready to come back and join us,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “All these different things that have come up. I’ve had a discussion with a couple people from MLB and we’ve talked about different things,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “So a lot of things have been discussed,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s doing well with the family,” “I don’t want to speak for him, but he’s still not at a point where he’s thinking about trying to be ready to come back and join us” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He said he’s ‘Mr. Mom’ now, going to the store now and doing the shopping for the family,” “I know that’s not very comfortable because I’ve been to the store a couple times. It’s actually really stressful. But I think where he is in his career with his family, I think he’s just trying to make sure everybody’s healthy now, taking care of his family” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think by the time we get back and train again ... I would think he’s going to be able to fit in along with the other guys and maybe be ready for us,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When I talk about a deep lineup, he helps push that to where it’s tough to get through all nine,” “Whether I put him at third or fourth — I know he likes fifth also — that’s a tough five guys to get through. "He’s become a real consistent offensive threat, not just in homers, but average, driving in runs. That allows us to put him pretty much anywhere in the lineup” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “So pretty good effort to throw the first inning, sit down for a little bit and then get back up and throw another 15 pitches or whatever it is,” External link

masslive Friday, March 20, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Because of the confidence and probably because of the success that leads to the confidence, he’s starting to be a leader in that clubhouse,” “And he certainly is with the Latin players. He’s been a big influence on them. But I think he is on everybody. His attitude, the way he walks in everyday, for me, makes a big difference” External link

macaudailytimes Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When I talk about a deep lineup, he helps push that lineup back to where it’s tough to get through all nine,” “Whether I put him at third or fourth or I know he likes fifth also, that’s a tough five guys to get through” External link

macaudailytimes Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "Because of the confidence and probably because of the success that leads to the confidence, he's starting to be a leader in that clubhouse," "And he certainly is with the Latin players. He's been a big influence on them. But I think he is on everybody. His attitude, the way he walks in everyday, for me, makes a big difference" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "When I talk about a deep lineup, he helps push that lineup back to where it's tough to get through all nine," "Whether I put him at third or fourth or I know he likes fifth also, that's a tough five guys to get through" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If you look at quality ABs, he’s probably had the best ABs we’ve had in camp,” “He’s got a very simple swing. He’s on pitches. [Going against him in previous seasons] he made you uncomfortable. When he comes up, he gives you a tough at-bat” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 9, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The tough thing is that you’re going to have to make a decision at the end, and that’s going to be a hard thing because I like both of them,” External link

masslive Friday, March 6, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re going to kind of look and compare,” “You still change every year, so you don’t have to be exactly the same. But you’re still doing similar things mechanically and we want to make sure he’s there” External link

masslive Friday, March 6, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Doug Melvin ) : “When I got over to Milwaukee, (former Brewers GM) Doug Melvin wanted a little bit of offense in that backup role,” External link

masslive Friday, March 6, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think he’s going to play himself into that,” “I think that’s what we did with him last year. We weren’t sure how many games he was going to catch” External link

masslive Friday, March 6, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "They're evaluating him still now," External link

usaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "He's willing to do both," “So, we'll get him ramped up, extend him out and then see where he fits in our staff” External link

usaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "They're evaluating him still now," External link

click2houston Friday, March 6, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "He's willing to do both," “So, we'll get him ramped up, extend him out and then see where he fits in our staff” External link

click2houston Friday, March 6, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We're still waiting for our investigation to be over. So it's still there," External link

eagletribune Friday, March 6, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We're still waiting for our investigation to be over. So it's still there," External link

usaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We're still waiting for our investigation to be over. So it's still there," External link

click2houston Friday, March 6, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We're still waiting for our investigation to be over. So it's still there," External link

kiro7 Friday, March 6, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Everybody thought with the imaging, that this is the way we should go,” “Let’s give it a try and see where we are. Hopefully, he’s right back on track and this is just a setback” External link

masslive Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Obviously, there’s a huge concern because of what’s going on,” “It would be great if this is just the bump in the road and he comes through it and he’s fine. We also know that because of the history, there’s a chance that maybe it doesn’t go as well as we planned and maybe we have to do something” External link

masslive Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "It would be great if these guys could go out and have some games where they're one inning and 10-15 pitches instead of always in the 20s," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke told : “Benny is going to do some outfield drills today to see if we can get him back on the field tomorrow,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought he threw the ball really well. They didn’t square a ball up,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “In today’s baseball, it’s a concern,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought he threw the ball really well. They didn’t square a ball up,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought he threw the ball really well. They didn’t square a ball up,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “In today’s baseball, it’s a concern,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "With the sickness, it cost him two weeks time and that two weeks is what we'd like to give him to make sure that he's right," "He's worked hard on getting his arm right and we didn't think four starts in spring training was fair to him to make him start the season" External link

wcvb Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "With the sickness, it cost him two weeks time and that two weeks is what we'd like to give him to make sure that he's right," "He's worked hard on getting his arm right and we didn't think four starts in spring training was fair to him to make him start the season" External link

wcvb Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s always concerning when you have some history there,” “Nice way to start out, huh” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s pretty close to getting in a game,” “We’ll probably start him at DH. I guess he’s made a lot of progress over the last couple days” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’ve got (his) name in there with a question mark on it,” “They’re going to tell me tomorrow what that looks like” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s coming along really good but we’re still a ways away,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "With the sickness, it cost him two weeks time and that two weeks is what we'd like to give him to make sure that he's right," "He's worked hard on getting his arm right and we didn't think four starts in spring training was fair to him to make him start the season" External link

wcvb Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "With the sickness, it cost him two weeks time and that two weeks is what we'd like to give him to make sure that he's right," "He's worked hard on getting his arm right and we didn't think four starts in spring training was fair to him to make him start the season" External link

wcvb Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He knows how to pitch. When to mix it up and when to attack,” “He’s got a good feel. He throws strikes” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t know if it’ll be a couple of days but it shouldn’t be much longer,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He knows how to pitch. When to mix it up and when to attack,” “He’s got a good feel. He throws strikes” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t know if it’ll be a couple of days but it shouldn’t be much longer,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He knows how to pitch. When to mix it up and when to attack,” “He’s got a good feel. He throws strikes” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t know if it’ll be a couple of days but it shouldn’t be much longer,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s so difficult to be able to catch up to the 100 (mph),” “It’s up there. And then you have to cheat, and all of the sudden here comes a split or a curveball or a cutter. It’s why we like him so much. When we see that kind of command, he’s going to go through a lineup” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s got all his antics,” “When we’re in this dugout versus during the season when we’re in the other dugout, I don’t get to see all those facial things going on. He’s a character” External link

masslive Monday, March 2, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Chris Sale ) : "So with Chris it's just building up to where we feel comfortable in him and getting him through the year, keeping him strong, hopefully September and hopefully into October," External link

eagletribune Monday, March 2, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re hoping sometime this week,” “He’s doing really well in everything else. So we’re hoping that rotation comes pretty soon. He’s chomping at the bit. I just talked to him a few minutes ago. He wants to get out there. So we’ll see where he’s at” External link

masslive Sunday, March 1, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Still trying to get him physically ready,” External link

masslive Sunday, March 1, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’ll just give you an example,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think [Rodriguez] attacked the zone better,” “The year before, just trying to get him through five innings was tough for a while” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Eddie gets to 0-2, 1-2 as fast as anybody in the game,” “And then it’s a matter of how far out of the zone do you need to go? Whether you’re trying get a strikeout or just get the ball in play and get some quick outs. The more that he does that the longer he can go into games” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think we really need the length that he’s going to give us. The consistency is huge,” “Every time he goes out there you think you’re going to win a game. You have to have that in your starting rotation” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s obviously familiar with it,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s hard for me to really talk about the opener yet because I’m not familiar with that,” “I don’t know what the game plan is on how you cover those innings. You’re covering more innings, obviously, if your starter’s just going one or two, you have to figure out how you get through those middle innings” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s really a disadvantage for the offensive team to try to figure out what to do,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping that we find a fourth and fifth guy, but if we don’t that’s fine. We’ll just go to the next step and maybe we have an opener,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping we find a fourth and fifth guy,” “And if we don’t, that’s fine. We’ll just go to the next step and maybe we have an opener” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t really know what the gameplan is on how you cover those innings,” “You’re covering more innings, obviously. If your starter is just going one or two, you’ve got to figure out how to get those middle innings. If you’re winning, that middle guy is probably going to be shorter because you’re bringing in your best guys earlier in the game to win the game” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It makes it more challenging. That’s for sure,” “I like to hear the different thoughts on it from guys who have experience. Especially Chaim coming over. How they prepared for everything. He told me, ‘This isn’t a formula. This isn’t an exact thing where it happens. It changes from game to game.’ And you have to be able adapt to what happens in that ballgame” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s a really good defender,” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s hard to say you could see more than I saw for four straight months last year,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke explained : “Especially with the talk of the, you know, launch angles and the swing kind of going up, that’s none of what Raffy does,” “Raffy has what, I think, what [hitting coach] Tim Hyers thinks, is a great swing for today’s pitching. Today’s pitching is better stuff than we’ve ever seen. Velocity’s increased, spin rate increased on the breaking ball. This little kind of lift for sure doesn’t fit the high fastball” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Especially as much as he’s improved his game defensively, he’s a huge part,” “The bat is good because of especially where it plays in the lineup and how we can push that lineup deeper makes it tough to pitch to us” External link

usaToday Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s hard to say that you can see more than I saw for four straight months last year,” “Four straight months was as good as anybody you could be in baseball as far as squaring up a baseball when you needed him. When we needed a good at-bat from him, for four straight months we saw a good at-bat. Maybe it was a lineout, but it was a good at-bat. And it was gaps and it was everything, so it’s pretty hard to think of anybody doing that for six months. He had a fabulous year offensively when you look at even just the total numbers, but I know what I saw for four straight months was amazing” External link

usaToday Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s going to have to be a command guy. He’s not going to throw 95 and throw by people,” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “This guy when I had him, he was one of for sure the best hitting catchers that there was. We’ll wait and see,” “He looks great. He looks strong. His BPs have been really good. So, hopefully, we get that hitter that we saw before” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought he looked pretty good for his first time out there,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “With his speed he should be a tremendous defensive outfielder,” External link

masslive Friday, February 28, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke told : "With the sickness, it cost him two weeks' time and that two weeks is what we'd like to give him to make sure he's right," External link

upi Friday, February 28, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "Nothing at all with the arm," "He's doing really good. We're really happy with where he's at. This is strictly for missing two weeks and then only being able to give him four starts in spring training" External link

upi Friday, February 28, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We don’t have any lives (live BPs) for him to get into but he has come along good,” External link

masslive Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s throwing again some today to bases,” “So we feel like maybe Saturday or Sunday that he can catch a couple innings” External link

masslive Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It was probably a reach anyway,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Nothing at all [related] to the arm,” “He’s doing really good. We’re really happy with where he’s at. This is strictly from missing two weeks” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We could do it with two spots in the rotation,” “But we’ll see if someone emerges and covers one of those for us” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Nothing at all with the arm,” External link

masslive Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s just a matter of him figuring out really how he can get back to where he was the first half of last year,” “Or how do we help him with maybe a pitch mix that gets him beyond that” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s learning his swing and learning the strike zone, trying to figure out what kind of hitter he’s going to be,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I would say that we start getting into the middle of March and on that he’s got a chance to play some games,” “I think he does [have a chance] depending on how fast he comes along with his swinging. He’s doing really well. We just haven’t asked him to swing a bat yet” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I would say that (when) we start getting into the middle of March and on that he’s got a chance to play some games,” “I think he does, yeah, depending on how fast he comes along with his swinging. But he’s doing really well. We just haven’t asked him to swing a bat yet” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “His running is coming along really well,” “So he’ll get his groundballs. He’ll hit again” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Fenway Park ) : “J.D.'s still comfortable in right field,” “He’s not maybe a Gold Glove outfielder but he feels he does a good job and I think he does a good job, too. So he’s comfortable there. But the left field, it’s hard. Fenway’s hard. It’s hard playing center because of all the different angles you have. It’s hard playing left field obviously because of the wall. And you usually play way shallower than you normally play in another ballpark. And because of it, your reactions are always to kind of take a step back. So it’s getting comfortable where you are” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know you kind of push it off because you’ve got all this other stuff to do, but it’s still always there,” “So it would be nice to get it done” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Xander Bogaerts ) : “It’s nice to get [Bogaerts] out on the field, see him running around,” “It’s weird when you get familiar with a team then all of a sudden you have a couple faces missing. It just doesn’t seem right. It will be nice to see those guys all together again” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s weird, when you get familiar with a team and and then all of a sudden you have a couple faces missing and you go out there, it just doesn’t seem right,” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “A little inconsistency in his command,” “It’s so early in spring, that’s kind of typical. You miss spots and these guys swing the bat. These guys swing the bat pretty good. You miss with it and that’s the stuff that happens” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:31:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If you think less, it means you feel good with what you’re doing with your mechanics,” “You’re allowed to really concentrate on the baseball” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know he’s got great stuff,” “These big-league hitters, they’re getting better and better. They’re getting more used to seeing that type of velocity. The more velocity we see in this game, the more they get used to it, and you’re going to really have to start making pitches like everybody” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Xander Bogaerts ) : “It’s nice to get [Bogaerts] out on the field, see him running around,” “It’s weird when you get familiar with a team then all of a sudden you have a couple faces missing. It just doesn’t seem right. It will be nice to see those guys all together again” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When a guy just ages and then he’s not as good, that part’s easy to see. But not a guy who has an injury and because of it has not been able to perform,” External link

wwlp Monday, February 24, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When a guy just ages and then he’s not as good, that part’s easy to see. But not a guy who has an injury and because of it has not been able to perform,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, February 24, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s actually putting a little bit more effort into it than they thought he would,” External link

masslive Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s different when you’re a non-roster [player] but not that different,” “You can pop him on if he’s the guy. He needs to go about it the same [way] he’s always gone about it. When you’re trying to be that fifth starter — on the roster or off – I think you go about it the same way” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:43:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s something that I know has worked in-game, in the clubhouse and with advice,” “He’s got a great baseball mind. He’s a lot smarter than I am which helps me to go to him when I want to. All of that helps make things go smoother here. The players love him. He’s a worker, he’s a humble guy. I think everybody knows he’s tremendously loyal to where he is” External link

masslive Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I wouldn’t do it just because he’s familiar with me,” “I’d do it because he’s really good” External link

masslive Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When he fell the other day, the knee got a little sore,” “It is not like the other knee where he had issues. This is a minor thing, at least right now, it certainly is. He’s still a little uncomfortable with it. He’s better everyday” External link

masslive Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Last year, he was kind of split,” “He played second base and shortstop, but before, it was pretty much all shortstop. But I think second base is where we need to see him and need to see if he’s going to be the guy we can go to for a lot of games there” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Brian O ) : “I haven’t really figured out with our personnel what would be a better way to do it,” “We’ve been talking with Chaim and BOH (GM Brian O’Halloran) in figuring what the possibilities are. And I think we’re just going to play this out through spring. See what we have. We know the different options we have to go through. If you just do one opener, you have to figure out, ‘OK, whoever that person is that comes in, how does he fit in, in those days between?' .... I think if you have a couple openers, it may be easier because you can actually set up something where you have these two guys who fill in on these two days. So I’ll have to figure that out” External link

masslive Friday, February 21, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “You usually have to borrow a bunch of guys from minor league camp but not too much tomorrow, so that’s good,” External link

masslive Friday, February 21, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “They told me they’re ready to go,” “They feel good. We don’t want everybody in there the first day. You’ll try to spread them out a little bit” External link

masslive Friday, February 21, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know the important thing is Jackie and Pillar, when we get later in camp, we need to get them together to get them used to each other so we don’t have any collisions,” External link

masslive Friday, February 21, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought I’d be in Anaheim for probably a few more years,” “That’s what I kind of thought was going to happen” External link

masslive Thursday, February 20, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Mike Scioscia ) : “I wanted the challenge of making a difference and coming to a new place,” “By doing that, that kind of fulfills what you want to do as a coach. I know I was leaving Mike Scioscia, who is one of my best friends. I know I was leaving home. My wife was all for it. My son was all for it. We have a couple grandkids and everybody was all for it. So that made it easy for me” External link

masslive Thursday, February 20, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I have never gone after a job harder in my life than this job,” “I wanted it more than any job that I’ve had” External link

masslive Thursday, February 20, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Bushy put it on my desk but I have not looked at it,” External link

masslive Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:54:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “With the Dodgers when I grew up, it was the Dodger Way,” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He was already talking to me about how you pitch guys and how you set them up,” “At that time, nobody was talking about that. Just far advanced. Mentally -- he had all these physical tools -- but mentally, this guy was fantastic at how to pitch and how to get out hitters and set them up” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Pedro Martinez ) : “Even though I had Pedro and I knew how special he was, I couldn’t at that time tell you this guy was going to be a Hall of Famer,” “I would say there were some guys in the Dodgers organization that had him more that would have said that” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s more vocal, more willing to jump right in,” “He doesn’t sit back, look at it and think he’s going to wait to talk to them. He just jumps in. His knowledge is tremendous” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Kevin Pillar ) : “I think Pillar, because of who he is and the personality he has and the experience he has, I see him being a big part of that,” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Verdugo has tremendous energy and you’re going to see it right off,” “That’s just who he is. He gets excited, he shows it. That’s part of the reason I really look forward to him getting out there. I think the fans are going to really like him right away” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think there’s so many good players on the team. I guess how I would think about it is, if he was just a standout player (compared to) everybody else we have, then it becomes that,” “But I think because we have some other great players, I don’t really look it at it that way. He’s huge to what we do. His leadership is definitely starting to show up. Especially with all the Latin players we have. It’s there with the Latin players, no question. I still don’t really look at it that way” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s in a great mood everyday,” “For however many games we play, that’s really difficult to do. So I think that’s the difference-- it brings a smile to everybody else’s face. I look forward to that. When I go to the ballpark every day, I look forward to seeing Bogey because it’s just an immediate smile and it’s fun. I think you need some fun guys like that on your team” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When guys are doing right things, it’s valued,” “I don’t care whether it’s on the field or off the field. It’s valued in your organization” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t really want to get into that until I hear from our guys upstairs that things are confirmed,” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : "I do everything. I guess the thing I probably like the best is I built a 14 ½-foot dining room table out of a slab of black walnut,” the 63-year-old Roenicke told MassLive.com. “So my wife and I drove up to Oregon," External link

masslive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “I do cooking utensils out of wood,” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I took to it. I don’t want to say I read up on it that much because I didn’t,” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : “I fish. I hunt. I do woodworking,” "I read a ton during the season. That’s mainly what I do is read. I golf. “When I was home in Anaheim, I liked growing fruits and vegetables,” added Roenicke, who served as third base coach for the 2002 World Series champion Los Angeles Angels. “So I have a lot of different hobbies" External link

masslive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Say I wasn’t with Boston before the last couple years,” “To step into this job (this late), I probably would have had some concerns. But I’ve been here and I’m comfortable with the players, I’m comfortable with my relationships with them” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If we think it's important for him to get a certain amount of starts to build him up at a certain point, that's what we're going to do,” “And if it means he's not there for opening day, then he's not there for opening day” External link

wcvb Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The good thing is that baseball-wise, all that's good. It's just a matter of getting him strong again,” External link

wcvb Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “To be honest with you, if everything goes right, he still may not be there for opening day,” External link

wcvb Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He still doesn’t have full strength back,” “I think he’s progressing fine. We’re still going to go a little easy on him” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If we think it's important for him to get a certain amount of starts to build him up at a certain point, that's what we're going to do,” “And if it means he's not there for opening day, then he's not there for opening day” External link

eagletribune Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The good thing is that baseball-wise, all that's good. It's just a matter of getting him strong again,” “Obviously, he's huge for our starting rotation and one of the best pitchers in the game” External link

eagletribune Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “To be honest with you, if everything goes right, he still may not be there for opening day,” “It's silly to push him to where to have a setback and now this thing is bothering him the whole year. We need to get him 100%. We need him to be healthy just to see what kind of player we have and the kind of player that he knows he is” External link

eagletribune Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “This injury, it’s a stress fracture,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s healing nice and the images that he’s taken through the offseason, [it] continues to heal if not healed completely,” “It’s an injury that takes time” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “To be honest, if everything goes right he still may not be ready for Opening Day,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If we think it's important for him to get a certain amount of starts to build him up at a certain point, that's what we're going to do,” “And if it means he's not there for opening day, then he's not there for opening day” External link

usaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The good thing is that baseball-wise, all that's good. It's just a matter of getting him strong again,” “Obviously, he's huge for our starting rotation and one of the best pitchers in the game” External link

usaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “To be honest with you, if everything goes right, he still may not be there for opening day,” “It's silly to push him to where to have a setback and now this thing is bothering him the whole year. We need to get him 100%. We need him to be healthy just to see what kind of player we have and the kind of player that he knows he is” External link

usaToday Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s huge for our starting rotation and he’s one of the best pitchers in the game,” “So whenever we can get him to start up, it would be silly for us to try to push him to come back sooner than probably he should physically. It’s not worth taking a risk on having him Opening Day exactly and where we’re pushing him to get him there. He’s important to us as we go through the season, and hopefully get into the playoffs, and keep him strong there. So to push anyone nowadays, it doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense to any of us” External link

masslive Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Baseball-wise, all that’s good. It’s just a matter of getting him strong again,” External link

masslive Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:23:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s healing nice and the images he has taken through the offseason show it continues to heal,” “It has not healed completely. But it’s in a progression where they’re really liking how it’s coming along. It’s an injury that takes time. It takes a lot of time to heal. It’s an injury that’s fairly common in baseball because it’s a rotation issue. Our trainers are familiar with it. We’ll take him as the steps come -- not only what the images show, but his response to things” External link

masslive Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re getting to the point where we can start doing some physical activity with him, mainly in the training room to make sure everything’s fine,” “Like I said, after a few days or a week, we’ll re-evaluate and see when he’s ready” External link

masslive Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “To be honest, if everything goes right, (Verdugo) still may not be ready for Opening Day,” External link

masslive Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We need him to be healthy to see what kind of player we have and the kind of player he knows he is,” External link

masslive Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He's going through things and we'll see where we're at,” External link

wcvb Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It's just like any other spot in the lineup. You just have to hit first in the first inning. But other than that, it's the same. And I don't mind it at all. If I need to do it, I'll do it.” External link

wcvb Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "Sometimes people just have that natural connection. It could be something that’s just seamless. “As long as you’re able to talk,” he said. “That’s what communication’s all about. If you have great communication, then less bad things happen”. Betts, Bradley and Benintendi were one of the best outfields in franchise history and the best homegrown trio since Jim Rice, Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans. All still in their 20s, fans pictured them robbing hitters of homers for years. But with Betts earning $27 million this season and the Red Sox trying to shed salary, they traded him to the Dodgers along with David Price and half of the $96 million remaining on the 2012 AL Cy Young winner's contract. In return, they got outfielder Alex Verdugo and two prospects. Verdugo, 23, batted .294 with 12 homers and 44 RBIs last year before a back injury in August ended his season early. The Red Sox acknowledged this week that he might not be ready to open the season. “He's going through things and we'll see where we're at,” manager Ron Roenicke said on Friday. Also this week, the Red Sox signed outfielder Kevin Pillar to a one-year deal for $4.25 million. He spent six-plus seasons with Toronto before playing in San Francisco most of last year. He is a career .261 hitter with 76 homers and 318 RBIs who is also known for great defensive range. Pillar is also a right-handed batter, giving Roenicke some flexibility in the batting lineup; Betts, Benintendi and Verdugo are all lefties. “He knows how to play the game," "I wasn't real comfortable when he came to the plate. In big situations, I thought he gave them a nice at-bat”. Pillar arrived in the spring training clubhouse on Friday with a Blue Jays equipment bag. He said a brief hello to some teammates, including Benintendi and Mitch Moreland, then disappeared to complete the physical that was the last hurdle before his deal became official. “He's going to be able to help the team win,” Bradley said. “He can play the game at a high level and can help a ballclub on both sides of the ball. So I have the ultimate respect for him”. The roster shuffling could also mean a promotion in the batting order for Benintendi. Betts spent most of his time in Boston as the leadoff hitter, although Benintendi did bat first in 48 games last season. He hit .256 with a .355 on-base percentage, and batted .119 with just one extra-base hit as the first hitter in the game. Benintendi said the problem wasn't the No. 1 spot. “I was going through a little slump when I was the leadoff spot. So, obviously there's a lot of things being said about me hitting leadoff," External link

wcvb Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He has always been known as a good defender,” “We know he doesn’t mind laying out. We know he doesn’t mind crashing into the walls. Sometimes, you worry when a guy too much of that because of the injury factor” External link

masslive Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Jackie Bradley ) : “We haven’t talked about it a lot but we did some,” “Because they’re flexible… (Bradley Jr.) is a great right fielder, too, and a great center fielder. I think Pillar can play all of them” External link

masslive Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He's going through things and we'll see where we're at,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 15, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Sometimes people just have that natural connection. It could be something that’s just seamless. ȁ#x201c;As long as you’re able to talk,ȁ#x201d; he said. ȁ#x201c;That’s what communication’s all about. If you have great communication, then less bad things happen.ȁ#x201d; Betts, Bradley and Benintendi were one of the best outfields in franchise history and the best homegrown trio since Jim Rice, Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans. All still in their 20s, fans pictured them robbing hitters of homers for years. But with Betts earning $27 million this season and the Red Sox trying to shed salary, they traded him to the Dodgers along with David Price and half of the $96 million remaining on the 2012 AL Cy Young winner’s contract. In return, they got outfielder Alex Verdugo and two prospects. Verdugo, 23, batted .294 with 12 homers and 44 RBIs last year before a back injury in August ended his season early. The Red Sox acknowledged this week that he might not be ready to open the season. ȁ#x201c;He’s going through things and we’ll see where we’re at,ȁ#x201d; manager Ron Roenicke said on Friday. Also this week, the Red Sox rached a pending deal with outfielder Kevin Pillar, who spent six-plus seasons with Toronto before playing in San Francisco most of last year. He is a career .261 hitter with 76 homers and 318 RBIs who is also known for great range in the outfield. Pillar is also a right-handed batter, giving Roenicke some flexibility in the batting lineup; Betts, Benintendi and Verdugo are all lefties. ȁ#x201c;He knows how to play the game,” “I wasn’t real comfortable when he came to the plate. In big situations, I thought he gave them a nice at-bat.ȁ#x201d; Pillar arrived in the spring training clubhouse on Friday with a Blue Jays equipment bag. He said a brief hello to some teammates, including Benintendi and Mitch Moreland, then disappeared to complete the physical that was the last hurdle before his deal became official. ȁ#x201c;He’s going to be able to help the team win,ȁ#x201d; Bradley said. ȁ#x201c;He can play the game at a high level and can help a ballclub on both sides of the ball. So I have the ultimate respect for him.ȁ#x201d; The roster shuffling could also mean a promotion in the batting order for Benintendi. Betts spent most of his time in Boston as the leadoff hitter, although Benintendi did bat first in 48 games last season. He hit .256 with a .355 on-base percentage, and batted .119 with just one extra-base hit as the first hitter in the game. Benintendi said the problem wasn’t the No. 1 spot. ȁ#x201c;I was going through a little slump when I was the leadoff spot. So, obviously there’s a lot of things being said about me hitting leadoff,” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He's going through things and we'll see where we're at,” External link

usaToday Saturday, February 15, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Not yet, because I hate to make a comment and it comes back later wrong,” “I think he needs to go through everything with them [doctors], and I know it’s been quite a while. They really want to get a good feel for him. They don’t know him, which makes a big difference, so they’ll talk to him, figure out where we are and at what point we can start going through with whatever — whether it’s baseball activities, stretching activity. I’ll know a lot more tomorrow” External link

bostonglobe Friday, February 14, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "There's going to be a lot of questions from guys," External link

wcvb Friday, February 14, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Alex Cora ) : "I know all year is probably going to be tough with the questions, especially with Alex and what happened with him -- or what's going to happen, I guess, with him. I don't think that's going away, unfortunately," External link

wcvb Friday, February 14, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When he’s swinging the bat well, he’s going to get more playing time whether it’s at first or second,” “But he’s going to be out there. When he’s performing the way he can, like when he first came up last year and was so hot, you want him in the lineup” External link

masslive Friday, February 14, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If you’re not really good at this pitch, which really nobody is, you really need to lay off it,” External link

masslive Friday, February 14, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Mitch is certainly important to what we do,” “Important in his leadership role but also in what he does on the field. Last year, we started poorly, but in four or five of the first wins we had, Mitch won those games for us. I think he’s huge. When he’s out there, his numbers are really good. He’s dangerous. He gets big hits for you. He’s not going to play 140 games anymore” External link

masslive Friday, February 14, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think he could be a little more selective,” “I think he’s pretty selective anyway. When he starts chasing out of the zone, I know it bothered him last year because he’s a guy who’s pretty disciplined at the plate. He’ll take his walks. He’ll get deep in counts. I know he chased a lot more pitches than he wanted to last year. So all of that, it still comes down to this confidence thing” External link

masslive Friday, February 14, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : “It’s been there for a long time,” “Sometimes it’s there, sometimes it’s not. I get both (Ron and Rags) and answer to both” External link

masslive Friday, February 14, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Just having him around is huge,” External link

foxnews Friday, February 14, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Chris Sale ) : "I know it sounds bad but Sale says he had a good night's sleep and is on the back end of the illness," External link

wmur Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Chris Sale ) : "I know it sounds bad but Sale says he had a good night's sleep and is on the back end of the illness," External link

wmur Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Just having him around is huge,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "significant setback while rehabbing his left knee, the latest blow to the four-time All-Star's attempt to return to the field. Boston spokesman Kevin Gregg confirmed the development Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved) FORT MYERS, Fla. – Injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia won't report to spring training with the rest of the Red Sox position players next week, manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday in somewhat of a eulogy for the former MVP's career. “He's a special player,” Roenicke said after confirming what had been suspected since it was reported that Pedroia had a setback in his latest attempt to rehab his left knee. “All the things you like from a player, he's got”. A four-time All-Star who was the AL rookie of the year in 2007 and the AL MVP in his second season, Pedroia has played in just nine games the last two seasons while trying to recover from the injury he sustained when Baltimore's For the third straight spring, the team was hoping Pedroia could return to the lineup. For the third straight spring, those plans have been thwarted. Boston signed infielder José Peraza to a one-year deal in December, and Michael Chavis also plays second base. The sad part, Roenicke said, was watching a career cut short because of injury. “When a guy just ages and then he's not as good, that part's easy to see. But not a guy who has an injury and because of it has not been able to perform," External link

click2houston Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Just having him around is huge,” External link

click2houston Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “No, I didn’t (ever notice the Astros’ scheme specifically),” “I always notice things because at times, when a pitcher goes out there and he’s giving up hits on pitches you think are pretty good pitches, you always wonder where that’s coming from” External link

masslive Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I always felt like, yes, there were lots of things we could do on the field,” External link

masslive Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Are the coaches picking up signs from the catcher? Is the pitcher tipping pitches? Are they getting pitches from second base where they’re picking them, the catchers’ signs. Or in the glove, which has become a big thing lately,” External link

masslive Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Chris Sale ) : "I know it sounds bad but Sale says he had a good night's sleep and is on the back end of the illness," External link

wcvb Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Chris Sale ) : "I know it sounds bad but Sale says he had a good night's sleep and is on the back end of the illness," External link

wcvb Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s concerning just because he’s worked so hard to get himself to this point,” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s actually feeling really good,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s concerning because he worked so hard to get himself to this point,” “We’re going to go easy when he comes back” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’ll find out what he’s thinking,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think what he did last year, he deserves a shot to be the closer,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s actually feeling really good,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s concerning because he worked so hard to get himself to this point,” “We’re going to go easy when he comes back” External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’ll find out what he’s thinking,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think what he did last year, he deserves a shot to be the closer,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Chris Sale ) : "I know it sounds bad but Sale says he had a good night's sleep and is on the back end of the illness," External link

wcvb Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Chris Sale ) : "I know it sounds bad but Sale says he had a good night's sleep and is on the back end of the illness," External link

wcvb Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think the opener is a possibility when you don’t have your five guys that you really like,” “Obviously, Chaim (Bloom) is very familiar with it. In talking to him about it, it wasn’t like, ‘Well, this is what we want to do.’ It was, ‘What’s the personnel we have and what’s the best way to get these guys to perform at a level where we hope they can be.’ It ends up happening to be a couple days where we have openers. He’s okay if we go there, but if we can fill it with a fifth guy, he’s okay if we don’t go there. So I think we just see where we end up here at the end of camp. If we have one day of an opener, we have one day. It’s okay” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We brought in some guys from other organizations,” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s actually feeling really good,” External link

wftv Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t really know. Our medical group hasn’t talked to him lately to see where he’s at,” “I’ll probably try to call him today or tomorrow to find out where we are and what he’s thinking and try to go from there” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I wanted to know where he was as far as his knee,” “At that time, he was feeling pretty good” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think with what he did last year, he deserves that shot to be the closer,” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t think it always has to be an automatic, but I know mentally, these guys handle things better if they know what’s going on,” “If I have that discussion with them earlier and say, ‘Listen, you’re our closer but if I need you to stop an inning in the eighth because it’s important,’ I think they’re fine with that” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think it’s getting him used to the big leagues,” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m trying to get the team to focus on what we need to do,” “If you have conversations with any of these guys, they want to win. They are not happy with what happened last year. I know we had streaks where we were pretty good, but the focus is going to be on moving forward and trying to have that great season we know we’re capable of” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Guys are not happy about last year,” “I know we won it and we had an unbelievable team in 2018. Last year, these guys are upset about what happened. I think that’s a good thing coming into this year. When you win all the time, you kind of just think you’ll show up and win. These guys don’t feel that way. They know the kind of work it’ll take, especially this spring, to get ready for the season. And how difficult it is to win all the time. They’ve got something to prove” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about David Price ) : “You don’t replace (Betts and Price) but you move forward,” “All of the sudden guys surprise you. You bring in some guys and they step up and they do well. This team is focused on what they can do and showing people wrong” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Trying to get the team to focus on what we need to do,” “If you have conversations with any of these guys, they want to win. They are not happy with what happened last year. I know we had streaks where we were pretty good, but the focus is going to be on moving forward and trying to have that great season we know we’re capable of” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Alex Cora ) : “Being with Alex the last two years... I thought I was, and I still do think I’m a good communicator, but I really watched a guy that’s as good as I’ve ever seen,” “It’s constantly learning things and trying to get better. That comes through observation, that comes from observation. I want to do this job better so different ideas really help in how I go about this job” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s somebody I really enjoyed being with for those two years,” “You guys know I had him way back when I managed and when he was a player. He really cares about the players and cares about the coaching staff. He was a fun guy to be around” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "You don't replace Mookie Betts, who is one of the best players in the game. David Price ... you don't replace him. But you move forward," "This team, they're focused on what they can do and showing people wrong. “This is a really good ballclub. There are some tremendous athletes on this team,” he said. “And you hope that the guys you replace them with become great players. And whether it's this year, whether it's a few years. You just keep moving on”. After winning a franchise-record 108 regular-season games and the World Series in 2018, Cora's first year, the Red Sox followed that up by missing the playoffs for the first time since 2015. “We're very disappointed as all these players are in what happened last year,” Roenicke said. “And our focus is to try to get back in the playoffs, and seeing what happens after that”. Roenicke spent five years as the Brewers manager from 2010-15, winning 96 games and the NL Central title in his first season and finishing as runner-up for NL manager of the year. In all, he led Milwaukee to a 342-331 record in five seasons. “Right away, I thought I would” get another chance, Roenicke said. “But then as years go by you, you kind of wonder about it”. Roenicke batted .238 with 17 homers and 113 RBIs as an outfielder and pinch hitter with six teams from 1981-88. The younger brother of major-leaguer Gary Roenicke, he went on to coach in the Dodgers and Angels systems before taking over the Brewers in the 2011 season. “Whether it's a good season, which I had my first year, or whether it's a poor season, which we had my last year there, you're still learning things. And all the time I'm thinking about, ‘What could I have done better?’” he said. ”“I want to do this job better" External link

seattlepi Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It would be concerning if something happened -- that I knew I wasn’t part of -- that I was brought into as part of that,” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Well, Benny (Andrew Benintendi) certainly can do it,” “I think we’ll have to see. We have a couple new players so we’ll see where they fit in. (Alex) Verdugo, I’m sure, with the on-base and the way he can hit can do it. So I think looking at lineups, that’s something I think the analytics part of it — when we talk about analytics — will help with that in deciding what creates the most runs. So that’s how I’ll kind of will go about it” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "I understand the challenges we're going to have," External link

afp-en Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We're going to try to get back into the playoffs," "We were disappointed in last year. We want to get back into the playoffs and see what happens from there" External link

afp-en Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It would be concerning if something happened — that I knew I wasn’t part of — that I was brought into as part of that,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It would be concerning if something happened that I knew I was a part of, that I was brought into as part of that,” External link

bostonherald Friday, February 7, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It would be concerning if something happened — that I knew I wasn’t part of — that I was brought into as part of that,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, February 7, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It would be concerning if something happened -- that I knew I wasn’t part of -- that I was brought into as part of that,” “I know what I do. I always try to do things the right way” External link

masslive Friday, February 7, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It would be concerning if something happened — that I knew I wasn’t part of — that I was brought into as part of that,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, February 7, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It would be concerning if something happened that I knew I was a part of,” “I know what I do, and I always try to do things the right way” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’ll see what happens with that,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m always content in the role,” “Coaching is a fun job. Managing is challenging. I enjoy it. I love the challenge of it. I wasn’t really thinking about it too much. But my phone was lit up every day from my friends or whoever saying this was a possibility” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It would be concerning if something happened -- that I knew I wasn’t part of -- that I was brought into as part of that,” “I know what I do. I always try to do things the right way” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I always felt like, yes, there were lots of things we could do on the field,” “When I was a third base coach, I could have given the pitches to the hitters. That’s legal to do in the third base box, but I didn’t think it was right so I didn’t do it” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Alex Cora ) : “Obviously, I knew Alex before and over the two years, have gotten close with him,” “He’s a good friend. Anytime something like that happens, it’s just a sad day. It’s a sad time for all of us in the organization. And fans who loved him, and for good reason loved him. He’s a good guy. Cares about people, cares about the players tremendously. It’s just a shame” External link

masslive Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s a tough job, more complicated than ever,” “We ask a lot of them. When we were voting for All-Stars, you go down the list and there aren’t many guys who can hit and who you also like defensively. But Christian has become one of them” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 31, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We've been going through it for a while and it seems like a couple of more show up every day," "Trying to stay away from it. We can't have it go through the whole clubhouse," External link

foxnews Saturday, March 14, 2015 12:23:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "I'm hoping we put an end to this thing. Now we've got this darn chest thing going around that I've got," External link

foxnews Saturday, March 14, 2015 12:23:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "Luke, getting him back on the field and having him healthy going into the season, that's pretty important," "The other little things, they're one or two days here and there. Everybody's going to have those" External link

foxnews Saturday, March 14, 2015 12:23:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We've been going through it for a while and it seems like a couple of more show up every day," "Trying to stay away from it. We can't have it go through the whole clubhouse," External link

AP Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:30:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "I'm hoping we put an end to this thing. Now we've got this darn chest thing going around that I've got," External link

AP Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:30:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "Luke, getting him back on the field and having him healthy going into the season, that's pretty important," "The other little things, they're one or two days here and there. Everybody's going to have those" External link

AP Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:30:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We've been going through it for a while, and it seems like a couple of more show up every day," External link

abclocal Friday, March 13, 2015 8:21:00 PM EAT



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Brandon Workman said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : “I woke up feeling pretty good, not too much soreness, so I told (Roenicke) I was good for an inning,” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 31, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Dave Dombrowski said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : “Ron Roenicke is an outstanding baseball man and person, too,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 19, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Andrew Benintendi said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : "I'll go wherever Rags [Ron Roenicke] puts me," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : “They have a good group over there,” “Hopefully Ron gets a chance to manage and he’s going to do a good job. Me talking about being there obviously right now is not even part of the equation” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, June 21, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : "If I’m going with my gut, yes, I do,” Roenicke said Tuesday during a conference call with reporters. Roenicke and his coaching staff continue to be in contact with players, who are commencing with conditioning and throwing programs as best they can from where they are. Baseball’s season had been set to start March 26 but spring training was halted on March 12. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for eight weeks, MLB said it would not open until mid-May at the earliest. Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks is one scenario that was discussed last week during a conference call between MLB and the players’ association. “They’re trying to get us on the field, obviously, as fast as they can," External link

usaToday Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : "If I’m going with my gut, yes, I do,” Roenicke said Tuesday during a conference call with reporters. Roenicke and his coaching staff continue to be in contact with players, who are commencing with conditioning and throwing programs as best they can from where they are. Baseball’s season had been set to start March 26 but spring training was halted on March 12. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for eight weeks, MLB said it would not open until mid-May at the earliest. Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks is one scenario that was discussed last week during a conference call between MLB and the players’ association. “They’re trying to get us on the field, obviously, as fast as they can," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : "If I’m going with my gut, yes, I do,” Roenicke said Tuesday during a conference call with reporters. Roenicke and his coaching staff continue to be in contact with players, who are commencing with conditioning and throwing programs as best they can from where they are. Baseball’s season had been set to start March 26 but spring training was halted on March 12. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for eight weeks, MLB said it would not open until mid-May at the earliest. Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks is one scenario that was discussed last week during a conference call between MLB and the players’ association. “They’re trying to get us on the field, obviously, as fast as they can," External link

click2houston Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Rick Wong said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : “One of the things that I’ve noticed is — and he preaches this all the time — is attention to detail,” “Seriously, as a catcher you really have to pay attention to everything that’s going on. And I think he does a good job of hammering that into us". Roenicke added, "If he can continue to progress as a catcher— He’s real calm back there. He’s got real good hands. He’s got a strong arm. And I think it’s a matter of just keeping him back there. Hopefully everything just kind of cleans up. And this guy can be a really nice player” External link

masslive Thursday, February 27, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Pedro Martinez said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : “I saw Ron a lot of times,” External link

masslive Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : "I do everything. I guess the thing I probably like the best is I built a 14 ½-foot dining room table out of a slab of black walnut,” the 63-year-old Roenicke told MassLive.com. “So my wife and I drove up to Oregon," External link

masslive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : “I fish. I hunt. I do woodworking,” "I read a ton during the season. That’s mainly what I do is read. I golf. “When I was home in Anaheim, I liked growing fruits and vegetables,” added Roenicke, who served as third base coach for the 2002 World Series champion Los Angeles Angels. “So I have a lot of different hobbies" External link

masslive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Tom Werner said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : “I think Ron is off to a terrific start,” “I think he’s a great tonic for this team. Obviously, he’s experienced. One of the reasons I’m excited about him is that he knows the organization and knows the players in the organization. The players that I’ve talked to are very pleased with that decision” External link

masslive Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : “It’s been there for a long time,” “Sometimes it’s there, sometimes it’s not. I get both (Ron and Rags) and answer to both” External link

masslive Friday, February 14, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : “He has been vocal about it, that it has been a grind,” “Before the last at-bat, (bench coach) Ron (Roenicke) goes, ‘That’s a pretty good day.’ You look up, see the average. He understands his craft, he works at it and he’s unstoppable” External link

masslive Saturday, August 10, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : “He’s working and he felt comfortable going into the game today,” “He talked about an adjustment in the way he was striding today in BP. It seems like his swing was back. He felt good about it. (Bench coach) Ron (Roenicke) threw to him. He saw a difference. He took it to the game, put three good swings on it. And hopefully, it’s the beginning of something great for him” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Alex Cora said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : “The easy choice would have been to put Ron at third base. But I wanted to keep Ron with me,” “He’s one of the best in the business coaching third but also one of the best in the business in the dugout” External link

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Ron Roenicke said ( about Zack Godley ) : “Hopefully Godley is going to be one of the guys that is going to come in and do well,” “We already have plans on who’s going to come up and be one of the other starters. And, like we talked about, we’re waiting to see if somebody takes off and, who knows, maybe they’ll be that fourth or fifth spot [in the rotation] and we won’t have to worry about it. Right now, it’s a challenge. No question” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He needs to get down [to the alternate site] and throw the ball the way we know he can,” “We saw it all spring long and he was locked in. His command was outstanding. We need to get him back to that pitcher. He agreed when we talked to him. He knows he’s not pitching the way he should be” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s a guy that we have talked about for a week at least, trying to figure out where he fits in the lineup,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When he’s right, he’s an on-base player, and we need an on-base guy in that leadoff spot,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He would probably be the one guy in our lineup that makes a lot of sense,” “When he’s swinging well, he looks like he’s very patient. It doesn’t seem to bother him, whether it’s a lefthander or righthander [on the mound]. We have talked about him” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s not just what can happen that inning but also later in the game,” External link

bostonglobe Monday, August 10, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s obviously huge where they are in the lineup and what they mean to us,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “No doubt it gets in your head,” “And when you press, you still try to be aggressive and you end up chasing more” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Right now he’s missing pitches that he should be hitting,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, August 9, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “No doubt it gets in your head,” “And you press. And when you press, and you still try to be aggressive, you end up chasing more. ... When you’re scuffling, you’re thinking of your stride and where your hands are. Nothing’s comfortable. And then you’ve got all these thoughts in your head and you don’t see the ball as well. And it’s a proven fact that when you’re stressed out and you’re pressing, that you do not see as well” External link

masslive Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “He can hit to all fields,” “So I think this guy’s a really good player. And hopefully with those other outfielders, we get them swinging right and we’ve got four guys we can go to at any time that I feel like they’re going to do a great job” External link

masslive Sunday, August 9, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Zack Godley ) : “Hopefully Godley is going to be one of the guys that is going to come in and do well,” “We already have plans on who’s going to come up and be one of the other starters. And, like we talked about, we’re waiting to see if somebody takes off and, who knows, maybe they’ll be that fourth or fifth spot [in the rotation] and we won’t have to worry about it. Right now, it’s a challenge. No question” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, August 9, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He needs to get down [to the alternate site] and throw the ball the way we know he can,” “We saw it all spring long and he was locked in. His command was outstanding. We need to get him back to that pitcher. He agreed when we talked to him. He knows he’s not pitching the way he should be” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, August 9, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s a guy that we have talked about for a week at least, trying to figure out where he fits in the lineup,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, August 9, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m trying to get Benny going and maybe that relaxes him some going down in the order,” External link

masslive Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “And we think he’s getting to that point where he’s swinging good enough, confident enough,” “In the leadoff spot, we know how important that is. Hopefully he doesn’t do anything different. Hopefully he continues to be patient at the plate. I know he hit a couple homers yesterday. But hopefully he’s not trying to do that all the time. He’s going to hit homers, but we need him on base for the big guys” External link

masslive Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “To watch the energy and the excitement, it’s a little harder to create that with no fans in the stands and being uncomfortable with everything with our mask on and supposedly no high-fives,” “I know it still goes on. But no, it’s really fun to watch a guy that’s that excited, especially after the catch. Because the catch is helping your team and helping your pitcher. The home runs are great. They help your team. But it’s more an individual thing. So that was really fun to see him have that game” External link

masslive Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Mitch Moreland ) : “It’s so deep out there,” “If you don’t crush it like Mitch (Moreland) hit his -- and that ball was hit really well -- but if you just mishit it a little bit, it’s so deep out there that you’re going to have a chance to catch a lot of balls that are going to be home runs in other ballparks” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:55:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He gets you pretty excited, doesn’t he? So nice to see,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We're trying to piece together things," External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think about this [all the time],” “About what we can do to jumpstart this offense and what’s the best way to try it. We want to wait until the right time [to change up the lineup]. We’ll continue to look at that” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 8, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The staff is really trying to make sure we’re on top of this more than we have been,” “We’ve talked about it and hopefully we can continue to express our feelings to the players and get them so it becomes a habit instead of always having to think about what we’re doing out there” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When he’s right, he’s an on-base player, and we need an on-base guy in that leadoff spot,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He would probably be the one guy in our lineup that makes a lot of sense,” “When he’s swinging well, he looks like he’s very patient. It doesn’t seem to bother him, whether it’s a lefthander or righthander [on the mound]. We have talked about him” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’ve got a couple people who are doing it but also the staff is really trying to make sure we’re on top of this more than we have been,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Where he is in the lineup, he’s an important part,” “He’s going to have people on base. And he’s going to set the table for the next two guys to drive in a lot of runs” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I just know when he’s right, he’s an on-base player and we need an on-base guy in that leadoff spot,” “That doesn’t mean I’m going to be stubborn and keep him there forever. I think whatever we can do to get him on his game the best we can, that’s what we’ll try to do” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Somewhere in there we’re going to give him the six days (rest) that we kind of gave some other people with the off day we had,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We need to talk to him, then we’ll make that decision on trying to give him an extra day this time or the next,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Everything is a little bit off. I don’t think in a 60-game season that you’ll get totally comfortable with all of that,” “It’s just an odd season, but everyone is dealing with it. It’s not just us. Other teams have been playing great in the same circumstances. We have to figure out a way to get this going, to get that offense going like we know we can” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think they’re doing a good job,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He was pretty happy, I’ll tell you that, when he came to the dugout,” “It was huge. At the time, it was huge. I thought Yarbrough was throwing the ball fantastic and the next thing you know, we’ve got two runs on the board. The players know it, they feel what’s going on. To get that lead, I’m sure Dugie felt pretty good about that” External link

masslive Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re pretty sure this thing’s going to come out negative but we don’t want to take a chance,” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Everybody’s here. Right now, everybody’s good to go,” “Hopefully, that’ll continue for the two days and when we get back to Boston. I know we’re going to test on the off day and just try to make sure we don’t have anything that comes up or could spread to other people” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We feel like we have everything covered,” “We feel like we have plenty of outfielders. We didn’t need an outfielder. We didn’t really need a middle infielder because we have (Tzu-Wei) Lin and (Jonathan) Arauz. I think it worked out well with Bobby. He can cover first and third and obviously, a power bat, if something did come up” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s swinging the bat better all the time,” “When he first came back after having to sit in his hotel room for all that time, he was rusty, no question. I think we saw that in our intrasquad games. Been swinging the bat a lot better. Still, hard to tell because they aren’t real games that he’s playing in. We just get reports on how he does and hopefully that translates -- if we need to -- into good at-bats in the game” External link

masslive Wednesday, August 5, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “The pool is probably not a good idea,” “And so it’s tough because you know if they do stay in and do nothing, you know it’s better for them. But you also want them to relax. And it is a day off to enjoy yourself and have fun. Those two don’t always mix. But hopefully we’ll continue to do the things that keep us safer anyway. We know it still can happen. And then we’ll see how it goes in the two games. And we’ll see how the other teams are doing in the next few days” External link

masslive Monday, August 3, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Off the field, we think we’ve done a pretty good job,” External link

masslive Monday, August 3, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

seattlepi Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

seattlepi Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:01:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

eagletribune Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

seattlepi Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

seattlepi Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping by doing this that maybe we’ll get the next two months that’ll be really good from him,” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It probably affects J.D. a little more than anybody because he uses video more than anybody,” “He’s one of the few guys, a few players that in game can look at a video to see what he is doing wrong and correct” External link

click2houston Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke added ( about Jason Varitek ) : “And I know numbers on everything were down for him. But he was doing a lot better job defensively with Tek (Jason Varitek) in his catching,” External link

masslive Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Confidence is going to be huge for him,” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Josh Taylor ) : “hen their next time is in a game, a simulated game there,” “After that, we’ll make a decision. If we think Josh is ready for a one-inning stint, he could be active shortly after that. Darwinzon, it depends on if we think we need to stretch him out a little more. If we do, then he could be a little bit behind (Taylor)” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I would imagine Benny would be back in there Sunday against the next lefty,” “But I’ll keep switching it off. The thing with Verdugo is because of the history of him being able to hit left-handers, it kind allows me to think of him being in there more often. But I think the other guys, they’ll trade off whether it’s a rotation or who’s hot” External link

masslive Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Doing both things. Called a nice game, blocked well, made the throw from his knees to throw out the baserunner, and obviously the offense,” “As long as he’s catching like this and strong, we’ll keep putting him out there” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 31, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Martin Perez ) : “Great job from Martin to get us that far,” “Really commanded his pitches from the first inning on. That’s huge for us, to have him do that” External link

masslive Friday, July 31, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Jason Varitek ) : “I think he was certainly good in the first spring training,” “He wasn’t getting hits like that in the second camp. But I know (hitting coach) Tim (Hyers) working with him down in the batting cages was really happy with his progress, really liked what he saw. I just wish we would have had opportunities to let him get out there and to see what he could do. I think he’s healthy. I know the last couple years he hadn’t been. And I know numbers on everything were down for him. But he was doing a lot better job defensively with Tek (Jason Varitek) in his catching. And we thought that what he was doing with the bat would play. It’s just where we are in trying to get the guys in there that he didn’t have any opportunities” External link

masslive Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “The better they pitch, the more often they’ll be out there in close and winning ballgames,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s just helping us to put all the information together,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “To be a hermit and to just stay in your room the whole time and just go to the ballpark and come back is pretty hard to tell a player that it’s what he has to do,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He just goes in little spurts,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Rafael Devers ) : “Devers hit three balls hard today,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Andrew Benintendi ) : “I feel good with (Benintendi) in that leadoff spot,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hopeful that it scares them a little bit. I know we’ve been good at this, but we can be better,” “We can stop fist-bumping and stop doing the things the protocols are trying to get us not to do. I realize the emotions that come into play when you score a run and hit a home run, or you get a big strikeout. I understand all those things but we have to keep reminding guys to try to stay with the things our medical department has said will keep us safe. Hopefully, that continues and we’re able to go on the road and do the right things” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know guys who had question marks before this all started are watching really closely as to what goes on,” “There is that possibility. I just don’t know any of our guys who are there right now. The more we keep them safe, the more comfortable they feel, that we can continue on” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “You could do exactly all the right things and you still could get this,” “We’re just trying to stay away from the things we are recommending them not to do. Your chances increase dramatically. The more we can do the right things, the less, obviously, is that we get something. Once we get something, if somebody has it, that we don’t spread it out to where there’s a lot of guys” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t want to make them about going on the road or fearful about playing and continuing on with this because I think we are doing a lot of good things,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think Beni I feel good with in that leadoff spot,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “And I think a lot of that is the lefty-righty matchups, when he’s swinging well, don’t seem to matter,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “So there’s a lot of different places I would think that he could end up,” “And when you look out lineup, that’s a good lineup. So to put him in a slot that’s a little farther up, he needs to be swinging the bat really well” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke explained ( about Matt Hall ) : “It’s probably more a piggyback situation (with Hall),” “I’m not thinking one inning with him. He’s stretched out. He could go four or five. So I think if he’s pitching well, he’ll be in there for a few innings hopefully. And then we’ll piece together the end of it” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When you have 15 guys on your pitching staff, it allows you to be creative,” “I kind of like the idea of if you don’t have five true starters that you like and have the experience, that you try to piece it together. And that’s OK. I don’t mind doing that. I think it gives the other team trouble with lineups. I know the last two years when we played Tampa that we were always talking about that. OK, they’re going to open with somebody. Which lineup do we go with? So it creates some uncertainty from other teams on how to go about it. Or they may rearrange their order a little bit. Maybe the same personnel” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “I know it’s not ideal,” “But I think just with the way it is and with 15 guys, I think we’re able to do it in a way that, for me anyway, is not that disruptive” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Try to get him stretched out,” “We actually liked what we saw today. We had talked about doing this move before the game and actually the last couple of days. But I thought he looked good. I thought his offspeed pitches were good. He threw strikes. But he’s not built up. We need to get him there. Try to extend him out to maybe three innings the next time and maybe four after that. And then we’ll see what our need is when he gets stretched out and when he’s strong” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think you always press, especially at the beginning of the season,” “These guys were both swinging the bat well in the preseason. (Benintendi), especially. Devers was, too. You start the season, you think you’re going to come right out and get a lot of hits and then all of the sudden you get through the first game without hits. You start pressing a little trying to get that first hit. Once they get them, I think they’ll relax and be the hitters that we know” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Rafael Devers ) : “When you press, you chase balls out of the zone,” “We know, especially with Devers, he is a guy you would probably call a wild swinger. When he gets too aggressive, he swings out of the zone too much. I know he can hit those pitches at times, but it still makes it difficult. We need to get him back in the zone” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke explained : “We were discussing a lot of things all game long,” “It depends on how close you can get with who you’re going to bring in. And we had (Ryan) Brasier warming up at the time. And if we score another run, Brasier is in the game. We just want to make sure we’re protected enough in the bullpen and we have someone loose enough so if we do score a run, or two runs or three runs we know who we’re going to bring in. So those decisions are ongoing” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We talked about in the game, where we could get him in and how we could basically break him in and get him a couple of innings,” “If it was a tight ballgame, we didn’t think that was fair to him. So we thought that was a really good spot” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Try to get him stretched out,” “We actually liked what we saw today. We had talked about doing this move before the game and actually the last couple of days. But I thought he looked good. I saw thought his offspeed pitches were good. He threw strikes. But he’s not built up. We need to get him there. Try to extend him out to maybe three innings the next time and maybe four after that. And then we’ll see what our need is when he gets stretched out and when he’s strong” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We support these guys and their decisions,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Especially this first week – we’ve got 10 in a row,” “I don’t want anybody playing 10 games in a row right now” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Especially this first week – we’ve got 10 in a row,” “I don’t want anybody playing 10 games in a row right now” External link

eagletribune Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Especially this first week -- we’ve got 10 in a row,” “I don’t want anybody playing 10 games in a row right now” External link

wcvb Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Especially this first week -- we’ve got 10 in a row,” “I don’t want anybody playing 10 games in a row right now” External link

wcvb Sunday, July 26, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Especially this first week – we’ve got 10 in a row,” “I don’t want anybody playing 10 games in a row right now” External link

kiro7 Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:25:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Especially this first week – we’ve got 10 in a row,” “I don’t want anybody playing 10 games in a row right now” External link

click2houston Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:11:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought everything he did was exactly what he wanted and we wanted,” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s going to be out there as much as we can get him out there,” “And when he swings the bat this well, I certainly would like to have him out there as much as I can” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If you’re in a position where you’re a good team and maybe you’re in a really good division, which we feel like we are... and feel like we’re playing against the National League East, which is a really good division. I think knowing that we have that extra playoff spot or two, it helps us. I’m not planning to finish there, but if it does, and we get in, great,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I guess I like a big advantage for a team that wins the division,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t think there will be less aggressive,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Things definitely could change Sunday when we face our next left-hander,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He reassured me that he does hit left-handers well,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wcvb Friday, July 24, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The pitching staff was obviously tough,” “We know that we have the three guys with Nate, Martin and followed with Weber, that we felt good about. Now what do we do with the starter for No. 4 and No. 5? With the players we had decisions on, whether we tried to think about an opener or we tried to think about a traditional starter for one of those games is how we came up with the rest of the roster” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When you have people who also know how important it is to be a mentor or great teammate, it makes a difference on your roster,” “He’s all of that and it’s nice to start with him on the roster. And then we’re going to have some tough decisions not just with him but with everybody when we have to shrink the rosters in the two-week period and then the month period” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He has shown not only progress since the first spring training, but a really good player,” “His tools are, to what we see, good hands, good footwork, good arm, accurate. Switch-hitter, being able to show a little more power than we thought. That was probably the biggest decision there” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Once we get into two weeks and we have to shrink that roster down to 28 and then shrink it down to 26 in another two weeks, I think there’s going to be quite a bit of movement this year,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought there would be equal both ways,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I didn’t know exactly how they were going to do it. I still think as long as you’re playing the same about of home games and road games, I think that’s fair,” “To try to work out a schedule that’s perfect for everyone, it just doesn’t happen. I didn’t look at the schedule and say, ‘Wow, it’s not fair to us.’ I didn’t look at it that way. We’ll do the best we can and try to get off to a good start” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If you’re 30-30, I guess you still have a chance to get in,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The pitching staff was obviously tough,” “We know that we have the three guys with Nate, Martin and followed with Weber, that we felt good about. Now what do we do with the starter for No. 4 and No. 5? With the players we had decisions on, whether we tried to think about an opener or we tried to think about a traditional starter for one of those games is how we came up with the rest of the roster” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When you have people who also know how important it is to be a mentor or great teammate, it makes a difference on your roster,” “He’s all of that and it’s nice to start with him on the roster. And then we’re going to have some tough decisions not just with him but with everybody when we have to shrink the rosters in the two-week period and then the month period” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He has shown not only progress since the first spring training, but a really good player,” “His tools are, to what we see, good hands, good footwork, good arm, accurate. Switch-hitter, being able to show a little more power than we thought. That was probably the biggest decision there” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Once we get into two weeks and we have to shrink that roster down to 28 and then shrink it down to 26 in another two weeks, I think there’s going to be quite a bit of movement this year,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wcvb Friday, July 24, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We haven’t told players you have to do anything,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We haven’t told players you have to do anything,” External link

masslive Friday, July 24, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s nothing to mess around with as we’ve seen,” “We want to win as many ballgames as we can, but the health of our players comes first” External link

bangordailynews Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We haven’t decided, for sure, how we’re going to do it because it depends on the matchups and who is being used,” “I can’t tell you that a certain name is going to be the opener or a certain name is going to be the guy that comes in for him. It really depends on what happens these first three games. We know what we would like to do and we have a plan for that, but if the games don’t go so well in the first three, we may have to use players we had planned to go No. 4 and No. 5. That’s going to continue to change all the time” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know they’re disappointed, but it’s important to have guys down there that are stretched out in a different environment than if they were in a season in Triple-A,” “We have to make sure we have those kind of arms that are backups for us because we know we’re not going to get through all of this without making some changes” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We know that we have the three guys with Nate, Martin and followed with Weber, that we felt good about,” “Now what do we do with the starter for No. 4 and No. 5? With the players we had decisions on, whether we tried to think about an opener or we tried to think about a traditional starter for one of those games is how we came up with the rest of the roster” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s nothing to mess around with as we’ve seen,” “We want to win as many ballgames as we can, but the health of our players comes first” External link

seattlepi Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s nothing to mess around with as we’ve seen,” “We want to win as many ballgames as we can, but the health of our players comes first” External link

click2houston Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s nothing to mess around with as we’ve seen,” “We want to win as many ballgames as we can, but the health of our players comes first” External link

kiro7 Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wmur Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wmur Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wxii12 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wxii12 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wxii12 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wxii12 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wyff4 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wyff4 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wyff4 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wyff4 Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

Koat Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

Koat Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

Koat Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

Koat Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wlwt Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wlwt Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wlwt Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wlwt Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wesh Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wesh Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wesh Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wesh Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

kcci Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

kcci Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

kcci Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

kcci Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wcvb Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “His arm is just not coming around like he had hoped,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “No question he enjoyed his time here,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The work ethic, I’ve talked about,” “Between him and J.D. (Martinez), I’ve never seen better preparation in what they do to go out there and play every day. If there was a part of his game that wasn’t good, he was going to work at it hard enough to get really good at it. He was definitely a perfectionist, no question about it” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “You have this tremendous player that we all know, certainly one of the best players in this game,” “It was a pleasure to watch him for two years and whoever gets this guy for a long time is going to be very happy” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Mike Trout ) : “For me, they’re the two best, I think, in this game,” “There’s a couple others in that conversation. But I think because they do everything so well. They can steal bases. They’re fantastic base runners. The defense is really good. They throw the ball well and I know Mike Trout really worked hard on that to throw it well. Mookie has always thrown the ball well. But he just tries to perfect it by working so hard. They hit for average and they hit for power. And I don’t think there’s too many guys in the game that can do all those things. They both have a great eye at the plate. They both don’t chase out of the zone very much. Their on-base percentage is really high. And they’re two of the most exciting players I’ve ever seen. And so that’s why those for me are grouped together” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If we’re looking to get him to 85 pitches, I don’t know where that takes us to,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “We’re not worried about his health,” “If those three innings are better than what we are seeing from three innings from somebody else, then we’ll put him in there for the three innings and we’ll build him up as we run along (in actual games). So he’ll go three in a game. And then next time we’re out there we’ll try to get him four. And try to build him out that way. So I think his health and his stamina will dictate a lot on whether we feel like we can do that with him” External link

masslive Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wmur Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wmur Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wmur Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wmur Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," External link

wcvb Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s John and Tom or Sam or Chaim , they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We haven’t told players you have to do anything," "We’ve given them the rights, which is what this country is all about and the freedom to do what they feel strongly about. So we have said what we think and what we’d like them to do, but we also want to give them the opportunity to express themselves" External link

wcvb Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about and so I think that by making sure that they know how we feel and whether it’s [owner] John [Henry] and [chairman] Tom [Werner] or [president/CEO] Sam [Kennedy] or [chief baseball officer] Chaim [Bloom], they’ve all said the same thing, that we’re supporting the BLM,” External link

wcvb Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Without a doubt, this guy earned that opportunity,” “We liked what he did last year for us. He came into camp lights-out in the first spring training and came here and threw the ball well” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s got good stuff, he’s got a good fastball, he’s got movement on it,” “It’s a matter of him being healthy and being able to command his pitches. That’s something... I probably haven’t seen enough of him to know where he’s at. It’s hard to get information this time of year because you can’t have scouts in the stands. I think we’re just going on what we have seen before. It’s a guy that we like who has good stuff. He can be a starter, he can be a long guy. That’s what we’re hoping for him” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Whether he spends one day on our roster or more is up to what we decide,” “We’re not sure exactly where he’s at. I know he was scheduled to pitch, I think today actually, multiple innings. We’ll see where he is, and evaluate him, and see if he’s ready to help us or if we need to get him to Pawtucket first” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I wanted to see what it looked like,” “I talked to him before the game and that looked good” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We have Benintendi followed with Devers and we know that gives the opponent the opportunity to bring in any left-hander against them,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know comfort has a lot to do with how these guys hit and it changes their confidence,” “It’s a good look. If you put that lineup up like that and the opposing team looks at it, it’s hard to pitch to” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We really need to see where he is,” “I know he had been throwing but we really don’t know how much and really what effort he has been giving. We’ll get a read on him, and then the same thing -- just try to build him up as we can. We know how important these guys are to get them back in there. We also want to do it the right way” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Once you’re stuck in a room, it’s kind of hard to get out,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Obviously, it’s a very important topic,” “As far as I know, we don’t have guys who are going to take a knee but certainly we will join in with the other concerns. It’s a very strong statement that we have, for this organization and how we feel about the fight on equality” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We haven’t told players you have to do anything,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re all supportive of what the fight is about,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know Pillar can do it. I feel good with him up there against the left-handers,” “And then we’ll just kind of see. We’ll see how Peraza hits. He’s a possibility. He’s a guy I’m familiar with that used to be a good base runner, a good base stealer. So I think we have some options. But right off the bat, I may go with the two left-handers and give those guys a chance to do it. And I know we’ve talked about the short season, how we need to get off to a good start. But I still know that if those two guys are hitting well, Andrew and Devers like we’ve seen so far — they’re hitting left-handers and right-handers right now — so I feel pretty comfortable with both of them” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “How do you do that? You sit out for three and a half months and come back right where you left off,” “He’s an exciting player. We see his speed and the way he chases balls down in the outfield, and on the double he hit, how fast he got to second. He’s explosive, and we just hope all those tools continue to develop. He should be a really exciting player” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I say he’s a ways off but because of his talent, if you put it together, there’s no reason why he can’t come quick,” “He does so many things well. You never know... it could take a while but he could figure it out. If he figures it out, he’s going to be some kind of player” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Those are a couple spots that we still haven’t made up our minds 100%. Most of the team, it’s pretty easy to see who’s on it,” “The pitching staff, we have a lot of guys, we talked about, who can do those three or four inning roles. That’s what we’re looking at now, trying to decide what fits better. Whether it’s a right-hander or left-hander, whether it’s length or a two-inning guy. We’re looking at all of that and looking at the guys and what they can do for us” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The fourth and fifth spot are what we’ve discussed,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t know if I would say (carry three catchers) likely but it definitely has been discussed,” “We discussed it yesterday and the day before. It’s ongoing, it’s where those pieces fit the best. If it’s three catchers, we’re obviously not just thinking about catching the ballgames. We’re thinking about some hitters, too” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t know if I would say it’s likely but it definitely has been discussed,” “We discussed it yesterday and the day before. It’s ongoing, it’s where those pieces fit the best. If it’s three catchers, we’re obviously not just thinking about catching the ballgames. We’re thinking about some hitters, too” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Lucroy, if he can get his offensive form back — he showed it in the first spring training and early in this camp — you’ve got two good pinch-hitters if Plawecki is catching,” “I think that’s what we’re looking at, how those pieces fit the best. Not that we need three catchers in a 60-game season” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’ve obviously got the catching covered pretty good,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know Pillar can do it. I feel good with him up there against the left-handers,” “And then we’ll just kind of see. We’ll see how Peraza hits. He’s a possibility. He’s a guy I’m familiar with that used to be a good base runner, a good base stealer. So I think we have some options. But right off the bat, I may go with the two left-handers and give those guys a chance to do it. And I know we’ve talked about the short season, how we need to get off to a good start. But I still know that if those two guys are hitting well, Andrew and Devers like we’ve seen so far — they’re hitting left-handers and right-handers right now — so I feel pretty comfortable with both of them” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He came out but I was going to take him out,” External link

masslive Monday, July 20, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s driving the ball still and hitting some really sharp line drives,” “He’s patient. I’m pretty happy with where he is. With all the guys who are swinging the bat well, I would put him in with all those guys. I know sometimes he may not be getting hits all the time, but I think when he’s off, you can really see it. I don’t really see that. I think he’s good to start the season” External link

masslive Monday, July 20, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I heard it was off the 34,” External link

masslive Monday, July 20, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Andrew Benintendi ) : “I think it’s a good spot for him,” “We’ll have to see as we go along what we’re going to do against left-handed pitchers. But I don’t think there’s any reason to move him around against lefties or righties. When he’s swinging it, he hits everybody. So we’ll see what we’re doing with Benny (Andrew Benintendi). Whether Benny will lead off against everybody. And I think we’ll just kind of watch and see what we have and see how it goes with those guys. Sometimes it’s not necessarily good — you’re facing a lefty and you’re putting two left-handers in the lineup for those guys to face in the first inning. So we’ll see” External link

masslive Monday, July 20, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m not exactly sure. He may have gained a little bit. But not to the point where I’m worried about it,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 19, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Dave Bush ) : “When he’s ready, when he starts throwing his bullpens — he’ll do some up and down bullpens — and when (pitching coach) Dave (Bush) thinks he’s ready we’ll start doing the simulated games and the live BPs,” “Doesn’t mean he has to get his pitch count up to 85 or anything. If he’s feeling good and we think we can do this in-season, maybe he throws four innings (in a real game) and we think his four innings are going to be better than somebody else’s” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m a little bit more concerned about him because he was stuck in that hotel room and not throwing at all other than maybe throwing into a pillow or a mattress or whatever he’s doing,” “So we really need to keep our eyes on him and make sure he’s ready when we activate him” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know he charges balls well,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think he’ll do a really good job no matter where we put him. It looks like more right field at this time, but things change,” “But that’s the read I get on him so far. And hopefully that defensive outfield I think should be really good” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s replacing a very tough guy in right field and that’s not fair to put on him to carry that kind of load,” “But I think when this guy gets comfortable and he gets his timing right, I think we’re going to have a really exciting player. I think he’s going to be really good offensively. He runs well. He’ll steal some bases and he’s going to play a very good right field” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The one thing I know is Pillar is good in center and he’s very comfortable in center,” “In these games I haven’t put him in center that much ... because he told me center field is no problem. But he needed to be in right field to try to get used to that lot of ground behind him. You saw how well Mookie played it last year. And Mookie played it well because he was here a long time and he understands you really need to play it like a center fielder. So when a ball is hit hard over your head, you need to turn and go just like you do in center. And that is something that Pillar is trying to figure out” External link

masslive Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “They still need to go through some things before we get them on the field. But it’s good to see them out there,” “The information Eddie has given to us is that he has still been throwing quite a bit. ... I know sometimes players think they can come back faster than they can. We’ll get a read on it” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 18, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “All three of them actually, the testing has been better on all three of them,” “We know they’re getting over it and once we start getting those better tests, we’re getting close” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know Darwinzon has been playing catch,” “Hopefully Darwinzon and (Rodriguez) will be a little farther along and then we’ll just see how (Taylor) is and how soon we can wrap him up” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “There’s a progression that, a lot of times you start seeing some good things with the antibodies and their testing,” “We’re starting to see those now. Before they come back, you certainly want to see some good things. You have an idea of about when they’re going to come back” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 7:14:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I feel really good with him coming in and giving us three or four innings so that’s something we just have to figure out,” “Does he get anxious about starting a game? Because it’s different. If you’re used to the bullpen, you know you have not much heads-up of when you come into a game and get loose. That’s different when you’re a starting pitcher knowing, the day before, you’re going to be that guy” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “From spring training, from the first time I saw him, he was just way more aggressive going at the zone,” “When we started games, going right at hitters, not being afraid to throw his fastball. He has always had confidence in his slider and the curveball. We just see a more aggressive, more confident guy. We saw it the first go-around in Florida and we’re seeing the same thing now” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “His confidence, for me, has really improved,” “He is attacking the hitters a lot more with his fastball. We know he’s got a great curveball and we know he’s got a great slider. Really impressed with what he’s doing” External link

masslive Friday, July 17, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We kind of know what we want to do. It’s not locked in on that,” “If we get to the last few days and we see that we think maybe we need more than 15 pitchers and we have to go to 16 pitchers, then we’ll do that. I know what I want to do, and that’s probably that 15 (pitchers) and 15 (position players). But I think when we get to these last few games, we’ll have a better idea. As you know, the starting pitching has a lot to do with that, whether we’re going to go with openers, how much length we’re going to have and if we’re carrying guys who are basically three or four inning guys, which can cover your innings” External link

masslive Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “All three of them actually, the testing has been better on all three of them,” “We know they’re getting over it and once we start getting those better tests, we’re getting close” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I haven’t said anything to him yet,” “That conversation will probably happen in the next day or two. But you guys can figure out the numbers there” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Anytime you’re in that position and you’re one of the guys that a team counts on, it’s a good feeling,” “He has pitched enough in the big leagues. He has had enough success in the big leagues. He has gone through struggles in the big leagues. I think all of those things allow him to handle, if we go Opening Day with him, I’m not worried about the makeup. I know there will be a little anxiety there and that’s fine. We feel good, if he’s that guy, we feel good starting with him” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We really are happy where he’s at,” “We know we’re going to need innings from him. With what our rotation is, he’s got to be a guy we’re going to count on to give us innings most every game. Hopefully, along with that, throw up a bunch of zeroes and we’ll score some runs for him” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s hard to say that you’d ever feel really comfortable with all the starting pitching that you have,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Our loss of a couple guys, it makes a big difference,” “Eddie, we know will be back, (it’s) just a question of when. But anytime you lose that many starting pitchers, it’s hard to replace those guys” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s hard to say that you’d ever feel really comfortable with all the starting pitching that you have,” “Rarely do you have six, seven, eight starters that you feel great about. And you know you’re not going to just use five guys. That just doesn’t happen in today’s game” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s pretty much an audible every day,” “It’s always adjusting. I think anytime that you have experience and you’ve gone through a lot of things, it makes it simpler to make these decisions” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “All three of them actually, the testing has been better on all three of them,” “We know they’re getting over it and once we start getting those better tests, we’re getting close” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Once you’re stuck in a room, it’s kind of hard to get out,” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “There’s a progression that, a lot of times you start seeing some good things with the antibodies and their testing,” “We’re starting to see those now. Before they come back, you certainly want to see some good things. You have an idea of about when they’re going to come back” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Our loss of a couple guys, it makes a big difference,” “Eddie, we know will be back, [it’s] just a question of when. But anytime you lose that many starting pitchers, it’s hard to replace those guys” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s hard to say that you’d ever feel really comfortable with all the starting pitching that you have,” “Rarely do you have six, seven, eight starters that you feel great about. And you know you’re not going to just use five guys. That just doesn’t happen in today’s game” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s pretty much an audible every day,” “It’s always adjusting. I think anytime that you have experience and you’ve gone through a lot of things, it makes it simpler to make these decisions” External link

bangordailynews Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “That means we’ll probably have to alternate the pitching coach and hitting coach during when we hit and when we’re on defense,” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Whether it will be tents or whether it will be a structure, I know they need to get going on that,” “And then in the bullpen, same thing. There’s another structure we’ve talked about behind the bullpen that both the visiting and home team can go back there. And some taller chairs so we can have more guys in the bullpen. As it is right now, you can’t see (over the right-field wall) in the lower chairs. So you’ve got to get a higher chair and we can spread them out enough. I don’t know if we can have all the guys. If we go with eight to 10 guys (relievers), I don’t know if we could have them all in there” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If it’s a wood structure, it starts right next to where that concrete is — where there’s a little bench on the home side,” “And they’ll have it on both sides. And then it goes from there towards home plate. And if it’s the tent ... it will go in the same place. It’s just obviously going to be different than the structure would be” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “These teams are showing that people can do this,” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We thought we were going to get it back tomorrow or the next day,” “Hopefully, that happens. It makes a difference in these games, so hopefully we’ll get that back on and also allow them to have some time to work on it. I think the timing of that is really difficult, to be able to watch a game and figure out what’s really going to happen and be able to control the sound on that. Whoever’s doing that needs some practice. Hopefully, we’ll have plenty of games for them to get used to it” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Jackie Bradley ) : “We’ve talked about him doing that,” “The thing he was saying is usually when they shift off him usually they keep that third baseman kind of at home there so he’s not able to do that. But I think any time they vacate that spot or move that third baseman over to short, I think Jackie’s pretty comfortable doing it” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s swinging the bat so well right now that I think he’s just confident in the whole game,” “We know he plays a great defense, and we know right now, and in the first spring training, that he’s really swung the bat well. He’s going the other way well. And I think both the last two years when I was here, the difference between his first half and second half was when he started hitting the ball the other way. And as soon as he started going opposite field, the average started going up, the power started showing up. So we think that’s really important for him to do” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “J.D.‘s not a traditional fast starter so he’s always telling me, ‘I need as many at-bats as I can get because in spring training, it just takes me a long time,‘” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Tomorrow we’re meeting with Chaim and going over that roster that is going to come in,” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’ve talked about both ways in doing it,” External link

masslive Monday, July 13, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s certainly way more than I’ve ever had to do on the medical end,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 12, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Last year was the first time I got to see him,” “And I like it because he goes right after hitters. You know what you’re going to get. He moves the ball in and out. He’s got command. He throws strikes. ... He’s capable of going through some really good lineups. The consistency is trying to get comfortable in the big leagues knowing that you can pitch here with the stuff that he has. He’s a great athlete. So I think he’ll be able to repeat things. And when he’s going to be off a little bit with his command, he’s probably going to get hit that night. But I like everything I see. And I think where we are in our starting rotation, he’s going to obviously fit in there nice and be part of that five-man staff” External link

masslive Sunday, July 12, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Not yet because we’re not at that point where he feels comfortable with really getting after it in his bullpen sessions,” “Once he gets to where he feels his arm’s there — and he’s where he needs to be — then those discussions will happen. But he’s not at that point yet” External link

masslive Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “There is definitely a time when we’ll have to make that decision,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “There is definitely a time when we’ll have to make that decision,” “We haven’t yet. We haven’t really talked about when that day is. I know he’s continuing to stay active with his arm and throwing some. But it depends on how long it goes before he can get a couple test results that come back in our favor. Then we’re really not able to make a decision because we really don’t know what that timetable is. There certainly will be a time when we’re going to have to decide this has gone too far” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “I would say it is fast-approaching,” “We need to hear some good news pretty soon” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He wants to be ready for that Opening Day but we’ll have to see how it goes,” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I know how hard he was working before he got COVID,” “That’s the difficult part, when you see a guy who’s on a mission to not only repeat and try to get better than what he did last year, it becomes difficult and you feel for a guy because I know the expectations he had coming into this year. I know things change because of the shortened season but I know he was still looking forward to leading this team on the mound and having that type of year again” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought there would be equal both ways. I didn’t know exactly how they were going to do it. I still think as long as you’re playing the same about of home games and road games, I think that’s fair,” “To try to work out a schedule that’s perfect for everyone, it just doesn’t happen. I didn’t look at the schedule and say, ‘Wow, it’s not fair to us.’ I didn’t look at it that way. We’ll do the best we can and try to get off to a good start” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He wants to be ready for that opening day, but we’ll have to see how it goes,” External link

gulf-times Friday, July 10, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Eddie’s still on me about being ready for opening day, so we’ll see what happens there,” External link

gulf-times Friday, July 10, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It seems like everything is just a little bit off,” External link

bangordailynews Friday, July 10, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I actually had to do a double take,” “He was saying it’s important to get this as close as we can to a real game” External link

bangordailynews Friday, July 10, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It seems like everything is just a little bit off,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, July 10, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I actually had to do a double take,” “He was saying it’s important to get this as close as we can to a real game” External link

ChinaPost Friday, July 10, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We were talking about how to do this right,” “He thought it was important to get as close as we can to a real game. He’s not going to be able to be here tomorrow but we’ll probably have somebody standing out behind the pitcher and calling pitches tomorrow. I think the more times that pitchers can see the more realistic view, it’s better for them” External link

masslive Friday, July 10, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We have to be overly cautious," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We have to be overly cautious,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We have to be overly cautious,” External link

usaToday Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We have to be overly cautious,” External link

click2houston Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke added ( about Rafael Devers ) : “We had some guys that were possibly exposed to somebody with coronavirus,” “And this group (which includes Devers) has tested negative three times. We will continue to test them just because we’re being overly cautious. But that’s kind of why we’ve separated some of the guys from the other group. And that’s why the later workouts. So that’s kind of what’s going on with him” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We were able to do that with him over there (at BC) with the pitching machine in the cage,” “And he’ll do that again today. But he’ll see live BP today, which will be helpful. And then if he’s ready for a couple at-bats tomorrow, we’ll have him in the instrasquad (game tomorrow)” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "He wants to be ready for that opening day, but we'll have to see how it goes," External link

afp-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "Eddie's still on me about being ready for opening day, so we'll see what happens there," External link

afp-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "He wants to be ready for that opening day, but we'll have to see how it goes," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "Eddie's still on me about being ready for opening day, so we'll see what happens there," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought there would be equal both ways. I didn’t know exactly how they were going to do it. I still think as long as you’re playing the same about of home games and road games, I think that’s fair,” “To try to work out a schedule that’s perfect for everyone, it just doesn’t happen. I didn’t look at the schedule and say, ‘Wow, it’s not fair to us.’ I didn’t look at it that way. We’ll do the best we can and try to get off to a good start” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We know how difficult the schedule is and those games we’re going to play against the National League East,” “We realize how good those teams are” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We do have (the Yankees) early,” “It’s about getting off to a good start. It takes longer. No matter what you do in spring training, you always try to prepare those guys to be ready for Opening Day. You tell them that your first day in spring training in your meetings. Some years, you get off to great starts and some years, it’s really poor starts. You never know. Hopefully, we’re hot when we play them early and hopefully they’re not. I guess what that comes down to” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s the second half of the season and we know they can be tough,” “We’ve got a tough schedule” External link

masslive Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "He wants to be ready for that opening day, but we'll have to see how it goes," External link

afp-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "Eddie's still on me about being ready for opening day, so we'll see what happens there," External link

afp-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Here so far, we have had things that have gone smoothly,” “We haven’t had those issues. I don’t know exactly what’s going on with the other teams, I haven’t talked to the managers about it. I did hear about it today. Right now, for us, things are going well. We’re expecting to have issues and we haven’t had it so far. They’re happy campers so far and that’s how we want to keep them” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We go through with a Plan A and a Plan B,” “We’re planning for different things that come up, whether it’s getting testing back, whether rain happens, we have to plan for other things because we know that in three weeks, things aren’t going to go smooth every day” External link

masslive Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Kevin Gregg ) : “Even though we might not be guilty of something, we still are responsible,” “And I think that’s huge. I think I’m probably guilty in some areas. And I’m for sure responsible for what goes on. And talking and having conversations with those guys. (Red Sox media relations director) Kevin Gregg and I talked about a lot — some things on really not just what’s going on but the feelings of different people. And the biggest thing is we’re listening. And we need to listen. We need to pay attention to what’s going on. We need to try to get this country back to a place where everybody is feeling like they are getting treated fairly” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Jackie Bradley ) : “I talked to Jackie a lot about it before we came here,” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Just conversations about really the comments they had to make,” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Kevin Gregg ) : “I think (chief baseball officer) Chaim (Bloom) made a comment about the responsibility that we have,” “Even though we might not be guilty of something, we still are responsible. And I think that’s huge. I think I’m probably guilty in some areas. And I’m for sure responsible for what goes on. And talking and having conversations with those guys. (Red Sox media relations director) Kevin Gregg and I talked about a lot — some things on really not just what’s going on but the feelings of different people. And the biggest thing is we’re listening. And we need to listen. We need to pay attention to what’s going on. We need to try to get this country back to a place where everybody is feeling like they are getting treated fairly” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s not working out right now,” “There are still some intake things we have to do with him. That’s all I can say about that” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’ve had some that haven’t come back in the exact 48 hours we’d hope they’d come back in. But we haven’t had any major delays,” “So far, I think it has been pretty good. I’m not sure how that group in Utah planned for that huge amount of people they got that Wednesday, when most guys came in to test on the 1st. I think, with our club, they’ve done a good job with it” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s a really good defender,” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Mike Trout ) : “I read about Trout’s decisions and his comments yesterday,” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Knowing him and knowing how competitive he is and how much he means to a team, I feel the same way,” “When you talk about your family and you have concerns about it, or you can have concerns about your own health, those are family matters that I’m sure he and his wife discussed and went over what is the best for his family. With David, it’s a little bit different. If he doesn’t play this year, he knows he’ll still come back and participate next year. Hopefully all this virus will be behind us and we’ll be able to go about this in a much normal fashion” External link

masslive Monday, July 6, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t have anything I can share with you,” External link

masslive Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Anytime anybody is positive now, it impacts what happens at the start of the season just because of the short training camp we have,” “We’ll see how it goes. Some guys are in their rooms and will throw balls up against a mattress or try to do anything to keep their arm activated. So we’ll see what we can do” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We still don’t have the test results back from him,” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He let it go like every few pitches, he would let it go,” “But didn’t’ every pitch. He looked good. I thought the ball was coming out nice and clean, I thought the effort level was good. He’s pretty smooth” External link

bangordailynews Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re still trying to get comfortable with the spacing and I know one time we probably had too many guys a little close together and we have to keep reminding them, and I’ve got to remind myself also when I go to talk to somebody,” “I think the staff is trying to keep their mask on as best they can so if we happen to get a little close we have a mask on. The players just remind them and I think they’ll get used to it” External link

bangordailynews Saturday, July 4, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “This is the craziest time and the busiest time I’ve ever had in baseball,” “I’ve never made so many phone calls, I’ve never made so many text messages in a day, every single day. It has been really crazy” External link

masslive Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “There’s a lot that has happened the last three months,” “We were almost ready to start the season, we were a couple weeks away and shut that down. Four weeks ago, we have the other event (Floyd’s death) that happens. Then all the sudden, we have all these things combined. We come here and I’m trying to find out if anybody’s testing positive or if anybody’s not going to participate when I read in the paper that there are a few guys who aren’t going to. All these things come into place, and when I have to figure it all out, whether it’s text message or phone call, not just with players but with other front office, medical staff” External link

masslive Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think the protocols they put in place, with the testing, with how we come into the ballpark every day, answer questions, take our temperature -- it actually goes to the facility in Utah that they hired,” “I feel pretty confident we’re doing the best we can. It doesn’t mean that things can’t go a little south. I think we’re doing everything we can to keep these guys as safe as we can and try to keep the virus out of our teams” External link

masslive Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “With the rules that MLB has placed on us and the protocols, I won’t be able to give you names on these players,” External link

masslive Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think the protocols they put in place, with the testing, with how we come into the ballpark every day, answer questions, take our temperature -- it actually goes to the facility in Utah that they hired,” “I feel pretty confident we’re doing the best we can. It doesn’t mean that things can’t go a little south. I think we’re doing everything we can to keep these guys as safe as we can and try to keep the virus out of our teams” External link

masslive Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Everybody’s using the suites player-wise. No players are in the clubhouse,” “In the clubhouse, there’s a square-footage thing they put into place on how many people can be in a certain amount of square feet. So the coaches office, where we all were last year, there’s only two guys in there this year. And the training room has switched where it was. And now there’s four lockers in the training room all spread out” External link

masslive Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Eduardo Rodriguez ) : “Eduardo didn’t come in today, and the reason being is that he was at home and was around somebody that was sick,” “He wanted to just make sure he was fine. We have tested him. We don’t have the results back yet. When we get those results, obviously, you’ll know” External link

masslive Friday, July 3, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We do have some positive tests,” External link

masslive Friday, July 3, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I feel really good about what they put into place (for safety protocols),” External link

masslive Friday, July 3, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “This is the craziest time and the busiest time I’ve ever had in baseball,” External link

masslive Friday, July 3, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If it’s just one inning or two innings from them (openers), and then you come in with what most teams have done that bulk (reliever) after that,” External link

masslive Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “And if you’re winning that game — like I said we know how important all these games are — then maybe you’re bringing in your bullpen pieces, your one-inning guys a little sooner than you would because you want to make sure you win that game,” “The game really will dictate how we use these guys. But we do have a lot of guys that can go multiple innings, which is really helpful” External link

masslive Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t know any of our guys that are on the fence about playing,” “They told me they’re ready to go. Are there a couple guys that are concerned? Yeah, there is. But as far as I know, with what they told me from today, yesterday and the day before, I expect everybody to come in” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “A few of the players spoke out and really talked about the importance of doing the right thing,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m really not that concerned,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke added : “Hopefully we can stay as clean as possible and we know it’s there and we know players are going to get it,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think we put into place some protocols that I feel comfortable with,” “I don’t have a lot of concerns for myself. Of course I don’t want to get this thing. But I think protocols that we’ve put into place have covered as much as we think we can cover. I think it’s always uncomfortable. It was uncomfortable when I was at home in California going to a grocery store. Any time I left the house it was uncomfortable. So that’s going to be there. But our people I know have put so much into place on trying to protect myself, all the players and coaches that we feel pretty good coming in” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke told : “I know both sides want to play, so that’s the feeling I have,” External link

masslive Thursday, June 11, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke told : “I know both sides want to play, so that’s the feeling I have,” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re in a tough division, and if we’re playing the National League East, they’re a tough division,” “We know there are some challenges. I feel good about the team. I know guys are ready to get after it again” External link

masslive Tuesday, June 9, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Maybe there’s some Zoom going on,” “But that makes it really difficult. And then some of the Latin players, trying to get a hold of them is also difficult. As a staff, we stay in contact” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If I’m going with my gut, yes, I do,” External link

bangordailynews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “They’re trying to get us on the field, obviously, as fast as they can,” “But these things are really complicated” External link

bangordailynews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s still not at a point where he’s thinking about trying to be ready to come back and join us,” External link

bangordailynews Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:46:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’d be nice to get that done before we come back again,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : "If I’m going with my gut, yes, I do,” Roenicke said Tuesday during a conference call with reporters. Roenicke and his coaching staff continue to be in contact with players, who are commencing with conditioning and throwing programs as best they can from where they are. Baseball’s season had been set to start March 26 but spring training was halted on March 12. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for eight weeks, MLB said it would not open until mid-May at the earliest. Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks is one scenario that was discussed last week during a conference call between MLB and the players’ association. “They’re trying to get us on the field, obviously, as fast as they can," External link

usaToday Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s still not at a point where he’s thinking about trying to be ready to come back and join us,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : "If I’m going with my gut, yes, I do,” Roenicke said Tuesday during a conference call with reporters. Roenicke and his coaching staff continue to be in contact with players, who are commencing with conditioning and throwing programs as best they can from where they are. Baseball’s season had been set to start March 26 but spring training was halted on March 12. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for eight weeks, MLB said it would not open until mid-May at the earliest. Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks is one scenario that was discussed last week during a conference call between MLB and the players’ association. “They’re trying to get us on the field, obviously, as fast as they can," External link

seattlepi Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s still not at a point where he’s thinking about trying to be ready to come back and join us,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Ron Roenicke ) : "If I’m going with my gut, yes, I do,” Roenicke said Tuesday during a conference call with reporters. Roenicke and his coaching staff continue to be in contact with players, who are commencing with conditioning and throwing programs as best they can from where they are. Baseball’s season had been set to start March 26 but spring training was halted on March 12. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for eight weeks, MLB said it would not open until mid-May at the earliest. Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks is one scenario that was discussed last week during a conference call between MLB and the players’ association. “They’re trying to get us on the field, obviously, as fast as they can," External link

click2houston Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s still not at a point where he’s thinking about trying to be ready to come back and join us,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “All these different things that have come up. I’ve had a discussion with a couple people from MLB and we’ve talked about different things,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “So a lot of things have been discussed,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s doing well with the family,” “I don’t want to speak for him, but he’s still not at a point where he’s thinking about trying to be ready to come back and join us” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He said he’s ‘Mr. Mom’ now, going to the store now and doing the shopping for the family,” “I know that’s not very comfortable because I’ve been to the store a couple times. It’s actually really stressful. But I think where he is in his career with his family, I think he’s just trying to make sure everybody’s healthy now, taking care of his family” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think by the time we get back and train again ... I would think he’s going to be able to fit in along with the other guys and maybe be ready for us,” External link

masslive Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When I talk about a deep lineup, he helps push that to where it’s tough to get through all nine,” “Whether I put him at third or fourth — I know he likes fifth also — that’s a tough five guys to get through. "He’s become a real consistent offensive threat, not just in homers, but average, driving in runs. That allows us to put him pretty much anywhere in the lineup” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, April 12, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “So pretty good effort to throw the first inning, sit down for a little bit and then get back up and throw another 15 pitches or whatever it is,” External link

masslive Friday, March 20, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Because of the confidence and probably because of the success that leads to the confidence, he’s starting to be a leader in that clubhouse,” “And he certainly is with the Latin players. He’s been a big influence on them. But I think he is on everybody. His attitude, the way he walks in everyday, for me, makes a big difference” External link

macaudailytimes Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “When I talk about a deep lineup, he helps push that lineup back to where it’s tough to get through all nine,” “Whether I put him at third or fourth or I know he likes fifth also, that’s a tough five guys to get through” External link

macaudailytimes Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "Because of the confidence and probably because of the success that leads to the confidence, he's starting to be a leader in that clubhouse," "And he certainly is with the Latin players. He's been a big influence on them. But I think he is on everybody. His attitude, the way he walks in everyday, for me, makes a big difference" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "When I talk about a deep lineup, he helps push that lineup back to where it's tough to get through all nine," "Whether I put him at third or fourth or I know he likes fifth also, that's a tough five guys to get through" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “If you look at quality ABs, he’s probably had the best ABs we’ve had in camp,” “He’s got a very simple swing. He’s on pitches. [Going against him in previous seasons] he made you uncomfortable. When he comes up, he gives you a tough at-bat” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 9, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “The tough thing is that you’re going to have to make a decision at the end, and that’s going to be a hard thing because I like both of them,” External link

masslive Friday, March 6, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re going to kind of look and compare,” “You still change every year, so you don’t have to be exactly the same. But you’re still doing similar things mechanically and we want to make sure he’s there” External link

masslive Friday, March 6, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Doug Melvin ) : “When I got over to Milwaukee, (former Brewers GM) Doug Melvin wanted a little bit of offense in that backup role,” External link

masslive Friday, March 6, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think he’s going to play himself into that,” “I think that’s what we did with him last year. We weren’t sure how many games he was going to catch” External link

masslive Friday, March 6, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "They're evaluating him still now," External link

usaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "He's willing to do both," “So, we'll get him ramped up, extend him out and then see where he fits in our staff” External link

usaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "They're evaluating him still now," External link

click2houston Friday, March 6, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "He's willing to do both," “So, we'll get him ramped up, extend him out and then see where he fits in our staff” External link

click2houston Friday, March 6, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We're still waiting for our investigation to be over. So it's still there," External link

eagletribune Friday, March 6, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We're still waiting for our investigation to be over. So it's still there," External link

usaToday Friday, March 6, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We're still waiting for our investigation to be over. So it's still there," External link

click2houston Friday, March 6, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "We're still waiting for our investigation to be over. So it's still there," External link

kiro7 Friday, March 6, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Everybody thought with the imaging, that this is the way we should go,” “Let’s give it a try and see where we are. Hopefully, he’s right back on track and this is just a setback” External link

masslive Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Obviously, there’s a huge concern because of what’s going on,” “It would be great if this is just the bump in the road and he comes through it and he’s fine. We also know that because of the history, there’s a chance that maybe it doesn’t go as well as we planned and maybe we have to do something” External link

masslive Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "It would be great if these guys could go out and have some games where they're one inning and 10-15 pitches instead of always in the 20s," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke told : “Benny is going to do some outfield drills today to see if we can get him back on the field tomorrow,” External link

masslive Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought he threw the ball really well. They didn’t square a ball up,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “In today’s baseball, it’s a concern,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought he threw the ball really well. They didn’t square a ball up,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought he threw the ball really well. They didn’t square a ball up,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “In today’s baseball, it’s a concern,” External link

bostonglobe Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "With the sickness, it cost him two weeks time and that two weeks is what we'd like to give him to make sure that he's right," "He's worked hard on getting his arm right and we didn't think four starts in spring training was fair to him to make him start the season" External link

wcvb Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "With the sickness, it cost him two weeks time and that two weeks is what we'd like to give him to make sure that he's right," "He's worked hard on getting his arm right and we didn't think four starts in spring training was fair to him to make him start the season" External link

wcvb Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s always concerning when you have some history there,” “Nice way to start out, huh” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s pretty close to getting in a game,” “We’ll probably start him at DH. I guess he’s made a lot of progress over the last couple days” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’ve got (his) name in there with a question mark on it,” “They’re going to tell me tomorrow what that looks like” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s coming along really good but we’re still a ways away,” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 3, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "With the sickness, it cost him two weeks time and that two weeks is what we'd like to give him to make sure that he's right," "He's worked hard on getting his arm right and we didn't think four starts in spring training was fair to him to make him start the season" External link

wcvb Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "With the sickness, it cost him two weeks time and that two weeks is what we'd like to give him to make sure that he's right," "He's worked hard on getting his arm right and we didn't think four starts in spring training was fair to him to make him start the season" External link

wcvb Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He knows how to pitch. When to mix it up and when to attack,” “He’s got a good feel. He throws strikes” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t know if it’ll be a couple of days but it shouldn’t be much longer,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He knows how to pitch. When to mix it up and when to attack,” “He’s got a good feel. He throws strikes” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t know if it’ll be a couple of days but it shouldn’t be much longer,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He knows how to pitch. When to mix it up and when to attack,” “He’s got a good feel. He throws strikes” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t know if it’ll be a couple of days but it shouldn’t be much longer,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s so difficult to be able to catch up to the 100 (mph),” “It’s up there. And then you have to cheat, and all of the sudden here comes a split or a curveball or a cutter. It’s why we like him so much. When we see that kind of command, he’s going to go through a lineup” External link

masslive Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s got all his antics,” “When we’re in this dugout versus during the season when we’re in the other dugout, I don’t get to see all those facial things going on. He’s a character” External link

masslive Monday, March 2, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said ( about Chris Sale ) : "So with Chris it's just building up to where we feel comfortable in him and getting him through the year, keeping him strong, hopefully September and hopefully into October," External link

eagletribune Monday, March 2, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We’re hoping sometime this week,” “He’s doing really well in everything else. So we’re hoping that rotation comes pretty soon. He’s chomping at the bit. I just talked to him a few minutes ago. He wants to get out there. So we’ll see where he’s at” External link

masslive Sunday, March 1, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Still trying to get him physically ready,” External link

masslive Sunday, March 1, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’ll just give you an example,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think [Rodriguez] attacked the zone better,” “The year before, just trying to get him through five innings was tough for a while” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Eddie gets to 0-2, 1-2 as fast as anybody in the game,” “And then it’s a matter of how far out of the zone do you need to go? Whether you’re trying get a strikeout or just get the ball in play and get some quick outs. The more that he does that the longer he can go into games” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I think we really need the length that he’s going to give us. The consistency is huge,” “Every time he goes out there you think you’re going to win a game. You have to have that in your starting rotation” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s obviously familiar with it,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s hard for me to really talk about the opener yet because I’m not familiar with that,” “I don’t know what the game plan is on how you cover those innings. You’re covering more innings, obviously, if your starter’s just going one or two, you have to figure out how you get through those middle innings” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s really a disadvantage for the offensive team to try to figure out what to do,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping that we find a fourth and fifth guy, but if we don’t that’s fine. We’ll just go to the next step and maybe we have an opener,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I’m hoping we find a fourth and fifth guy,” “And if we don’t, that’s fine. We’ll just go to the next step and maybe we have an opener” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I don’t really know what the gameplan is on how you cover those innings,” “You’re covering more innings, obviously. If your starter is just going one or two, you’ve got to figure out how to get those middle innings. If you’re winning, that middle guy is probably going to be shorter because you’re bringing in your best guys earlier in the game to win the game” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It makes it more challenging. That’s for sure,” “I like to hear the different thoughts on it from guys who have experience. Especially Chaim coming over. How they prepared for everything. He told me, ‘This isn’t a formula. This isn’t an exact thing where it happens. It changes from game to game.’ And you have to be able adapt to what happens in that ballgame” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s a really good defender,” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s hard to say you could see more than I saw for four straight months last year,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke explained : “Especially with the talk of the, you know, launch angles and the swing kind of going up, that’s none of what Raffy does,” “Raffy has what, I think, what [hitting coach] Tim Hyers thinks, is a great swing for today’s pitching. Today’s pitching is better stuff than we’ve ever seen. Velocity’s increased, spin rate increased on the breaking ball. This little kind of lift for sure doesn’t fit the high fastball” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Especially as much as he’s improved his game defensively, he’s a huge part,” “The bat is good because of especially where it plays in the lineup and how we can push that lineup deeper makes it tough to pitch to us” External link

usaToday Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It’s hard to say that you can see more than I saw for four straight months last year,” “Four straight months was as good as anybody you could be in baseball as far as squaring up a baseball when you needed him. When we needed a good at-bat from him, for four straight months we saw a good at-bat. Maybe it was a lineout, but it was a good at-bat. And it was gaps and it was everything, so it’s pretty hard to think of anybody doing that for six months. He had a fabulous year offensively when you look at even just the total numbers, but I know what I saw for four straight months was amazing” External link

usaToday Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s going to have to be a command guy. He’s not going to throw 95 and throw by people,” External link

masslive Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “This guy when I had him, he was one of for sure the best hitting catchers that there was. We’ll wait and see,” “He looks great. He looks strong. His BPs have been really good. So, hopefully, we get that hitter that we saw before” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “I thought he looked pretty good for his first time out there,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, February 29, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “With his speed he should be a tremendous defensive outfielder,” External link

masslive Friday, February 28, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke told : "With the sickness, it cost him two weeks' time and that two weeks is what we'd like to give him to make sure he's right," External link

upi Friday, February 28, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : "Nothing at all with the arm," "He's doing really good. We're really happy with where he's at. This is strictly for missing two weeks and then only being able to give him four starts in spring training" External link

upi Friday, February 28, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “We don’t have any lives (live BPs) for him to get into but he has come along good,” External link

masslive Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “He’s throwing again some today to bases,” “So we feel like maybe Saturday or Sunday that he can catch a couple innings” External link

masslive Thursday, February 27, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “It was probably a reach anyway,” External link

bostonglobe Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Ron Roenicke said : “Nothing at all [related] to the arm,” “He’s doing really good. We’re really happy with where he’s at. This is strictly from missing two weeks” External link