Photos: Boston Red Sox Participate In Holiday Caravan.

The Boston Red Sox brought the warmth and cheer of the holiday season to patients at Boston-area hospitals and children at a baseball training academy with the 2017 Holiday Caravan this week. Over a two-day period, Red Sox players Matt Barnes, Heath Hembree, Brian Johnson, Austin Maddox, Deven Marrero, and Robby Scott visited with patients at hospitals throughout Boston. Red Sox Manager Alex Cora also joined players at hospitals and a visit with kids at The BASE, a training academy that provides young baseball players with coaching and academic and life skills training.

The Caravan tour included stops at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Shriners Hospital for Children, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and The BASE.

Photos: Boston Red Sox Holiday Caravan.

Last week, The Boston Red Sox visited local hospitals, schools, and community centers as part of their annual Holiday Caravan. This year, Red Sox infielder Deven Marrero, and pitchers Robby Scott and Heath Hembree joined the Caravan, which stopped at Codman Academy School in Dorchester, Massachusetts General Hospital, Shriners Hospital For Children, The Jimmy Fund, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and The BASE. 

This is always a great showing of community outreach from the players and organization. Here are a few photos from the two day event.

Photos: Boston Red Sox Holiday Caravan.

"Boston Red Sox pitchers Heath Hembree and Steven Wright visit a patient at the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitchers Heath Hembree and Steven Wright visit a patient at the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini poses for a selfie photograph with a patient during a visit to Boston Children's Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini poses for a selfie photograph with a patient during a visit to Boston Children’s Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini(left), and pitchers Heath Hembree (center) and Steven Wright (right) pose for a selfie photograph as they record a holiday greeting message for patients at Boston Children's Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini(left), and pitchers Heath Hembree (center) and Steven Wright (right) pose for a selfie photograph as they record a holiday greeting message for patients at Boston Children’s Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A young patient takes a photo with an iPad of Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini during a visit to Boston Children's Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A young patient takes a photo with an iPad of Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini during a visit to Boston Children’s Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini and pitcher Steven Wright pose for a photograph with staff during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini and pitcher Steven Wright pose for a photograph with staff during a visit to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright (left), infielder Garin Cecchini (center), and pitcher Heath Hembree (right) laugh with a patient during a visit to Spaulding Rehabilitation Center as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright (left), infielder Garin Cecchini (center), and pitcher Heath Hembree (right) laugh with a patient during a visit to Spaulding Rehabilitation Center as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"A shirt autographed by Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright and Heath Hembree and infielder Garin Cecchini is shown during a visit to Massachusetts General Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“A shirt autographed by Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright and Heath Hembree and infielder Garin Cecchini is shown during a visit to Massachusetts General Hospital as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini signs autographs during a visit to The Base baseball clinic as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini signs autographs during a visit to The Base baseball clinic as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Thursday, December 11, 2014 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright reads a story to kids at the Four Seasons Hotel as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright reads a story to kids at the Four Seasons Hotel as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Kids listen as Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright reads a story at the Four Seasons Hotel as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Kids listen as Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright reads a story at the Four Seasons Hotel as part of the Red Sox Holiday Caravan Friday, December 12, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Every year, several Boston Red Sox players and coaches take part in a Holiday Caravan, during which they visit various hospitals and community centers to share some holiday cheer.

This year, infielder Garin Cecchini and pitchers Steven Wright and Heath Hembree were on the caravan, and made stops at six different hospitals: The Jimmy Fund, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Shriners Hospital For Children, Mass General Hospital, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Center. They also visited The Base inner city baseball clinic and the Four Seasons Hotel. 

It’s always a great experience spending days on the road with the players. Thanks to Garin, Steven, and Heath, three great guys, for their time and for posing for so many photos over the two days.

It was also nice to have a quick byline in the Boston Herald from the trip.