The pennant race will be heating up in September, and the Globe sports department is not standing pat. The team covering the Red Sox will have a different look for the rest of the season with the signing of a coveted veteran and the move of a key young player into a new spot in the batting order.
Joining national baseball writer Nick Cafardo will be Tony Massarotti, one of the leading reporters and columnists in Boston for nearly 20 years. Beginning next month, Massarotti will become the voice and face of Boston.com sports while also contributing his astute analysis in the newspaper. Amalie Benjamin is the Globe's new Red Sox beat writer, moving one seat over from her position as a backup reporter for the team the last three seasons. Adam Kilgore, a young reporter with roots in Maine, will assume Benjamin's former role. Kilgore, a former intern at the Globe, has worked at the Washington Post the last two years covering colleges and Major League Baseball.