Red Sox Rumors & News

  • The Red Sox have inquired on a couple of Braves pitchers

    Hardball Talk "Jim Bowden of ESPN reports that the Red Sox have inquired on Braves pitchers Julio Teheran and Arodys Vizcaino. It’s a matchup that makes sense, though Bowden says that “there is no traction to a trade at this time.” The sense part is that the Red Sox could use a starter and Teheran looks like..." June 24

  • White Sox outslug Red Sox for 3rd win in row

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Chicago White Sox limped into Fenway Park Monday for a four-game series with their season, which had started so well, apparently on the brink and their manager said to be in trouble. Three nights later, things look much better. "We're resilient, man," Todd Frazier said..." June 23

  • Who would catch knuckleballer Steven Wright in the All-Star Game?

    Fox Sports "The mere mention of Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright sent Royals catcher Sal Perez into a slight panic. “Oh my God,” Perez said Wednesday morning at Citi Field, “Is he starting?” Well, no — it is too early to know whether Wright will even make the American League All-Star team, much less..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • White Sox's Sale becomes first 12-game winner

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Clearly, confidence isn't an issue for Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale. The four-time All-Star southpaw proved as much when he sauntered into Fenway Park, home of baseball's most lethal offense, and shut down the Boston Red Sox. "I think it just gives everybody a jolt,"..." June 21

  • Blue Jays, Red Sox, Royals looking at Jon Jay

    MLB Daily Dish "When Jon Jay left Sunday’s Nationals-Padres game with a right arm contusion after being hit by a pitch, there were at least three teams taking note of the development. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, suitors are lining up for the San Diego outfielder, who has started with a great..." June 21

  • David Ortiz still plans to retire but regrets season of celebration

    ESPN "Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz says he regrets announcing that this will be his final season in the majors. The Dominican star feels overwhelmed by all the attention he has received, which he said has affected his extended preparation time before each game. "I'm too busy. I have too many..." June 21

  • Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo clears waivers

    ESPN "Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo cleared waivers and was outrighted off of Boston's major league roster and assigned to Pawtucket, the Red Sox announced Monday. Castillo, who was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, was signed as an amateur free agent to a $72.5 million deal in August..." June 20

  • Why the Red Sox would be foolish to deal Xander Bogaerts or Mookie Betts

    Fox Sports "The Boston Red Sox started the season winning 32 of their first 52 games and grabbed an early three-game lead in the AL East. Since then, they've gone just 7-9 and have fallen one game back of the Baltimore Orioles. The team's pitching has been less than stellar this season, particularly in the..." June 20

  • The AL has a big problem to solve for its All-Star Game roster

    Fox Sports "Week 11 of the MLB season is complete and Pete Rose is still The Hit King. Let's go Whip ... Less is more for C-Mart Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is maturing and he is doing it at just 24 years old. In 2014, Martinez had the second-highest average fastball velocity among all..." June 20

  • Should the Red Sox break up their young core to improve their pitching?

    CBS Sports "Sunday afternoon, the Red Sox hung on the beat the Mariners (BOS 2, SEA 1) thanks in large part to David Price, who struck out seven in eight innings. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth. Price had a slow start to the season but has come on of late. Knuckleballer Steven Wright has..." June 20

  • Red Sox 2nd-round pick has broken thumb

    WEEI Boston "According to a source, Red Sox second-round pick CJ Chatham has a broken thumb. The injury occurred two weeks ago in a regional game against Long Beach State. The shortstop didn’t think it was anything major until his physical with the Red Sox." June 19

  • Price on his game as Red Sox beat Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Run support has been in short supply for Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price. He didn't need many runs Sunday to snap his personal three-game losing streak. Price held the Seattle Mariners to one run in eight innings and Mookie Betts provided him with the decisive blast by..." June 19

  • Rusney Castillo placed on outright waivers

    Today's Knuckleball "After once again being optioned to Triple-A, Boston Red Sox $72.5 million outfielder Rusney Castillo has been placed on outright waivers, sources say. Castillo was placed on waivers on Saturday, which means he’d clear on Monday. The 28-year-old Cuban who is hitting .262 in 99 games across three..." June 19

  • Ortiz ties Ted Williams on all-time HR list

    The Score "From one Boston Red Sox legend to another. David Ortiz mashed his 521st career home run Friday to straightaway center field at Fenway Park, tying Ted Williams' career mark. He's also now tied with Williams, Willie McCovey, and Frank Thomas for 19th on the all-time home-run list." June 18

  • Red Sox fan negotiates signed bat for historic Ortiz HR ball

    The Score "Boston Red Sox fans can work a bargain. As David Ortiz slugged career home run No. 521 in an 8-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Friday, tying Ted Williams on the all-time home run list, a NESN reporter went up into the bleachers to talk to the fan who caught it. In a friendly way, he said..." June 18

  • Red Sox overcome early deficit in 6-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Seattle Mariners put at least the first two runners on base in each of the first three innings against Boston right-hander Rick Porcello but could only scratch out two runs. That ineffectiveness came back to haunt them as the Red Sox waited out Mariners starter Adrian Sampson and..." June 18

  • Clay Buchholz returns to rotation Wednesday

    Boston Herald "Clay Buchholz is returning to the Red Sox’ starting rotation. After Roenis Elias allowed seven runs in four innings during the Sox’ 8-4 loss to the Mariners last night, manager John Farrell announced he was making yet another change." June 18

  • Epidural, posture change help Ryan Hanigan's bulging disc

    Boston Herald "Thursday was a “big day” for Ryan Hanigan, who’s closer to doing a full slate of baseball activities. The catcher is on the disabled list of because of a bulging disc in his neck that was creating inflammation and pushing on a nerve, ‘causing him dizzinesss, headaches and pain. “Today’s a..." June 17

  • Swihart to remain out until after All-Star break

    The Score "The Boston Red Sox are preparing to close out the first half of the season without catcher/outfielder Blake Swihart, who's expected to stay sidelined until at least the middle of July with a severe left ankle sprain. Dave Dombrowski provided reporters with the update Thursday, roughly two weeks..." June 17

  • Gutierrez, Mariners outslug Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Seattle outfielder Franklin Gutierrez made sure the Seattle Mariners won the battle of the two best offenses in the American League on Friday. Gutierrez went 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs to lead the Mariners to their second straight victory, 8-4 over the Boston Red Sox..." June 17

  • Orioles' Wilson shuts down Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Buck Showalter predicted a turnaround and good things for struggling rough right-hander Tyler Wilson before Thursday night's rubber match of Baltimore's three-game early battle for first place in the American League East. He was right. "I say that about every pitcher. I do,"..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Wright stuff leads Red Sox past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- If you had knuckleballer Steven Wright leading the Boston Red Sox in victories on June 15, stand up and take a bow. Sit down. You're lying. Wright, who made the Red Sox rotation out of spring training only because of an injury to Eduardo Rodriguez, won his fifth straight..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Drellich: David Price confident Sox will make bold move

    Boston Herald "Red Sox ace David Price knows the power Dave Dombrowski can wield in the next six weeks, knows the impact the president of baseball operations can have if he pulls off a blockbuster trade that vaults the club to the pole position. Price has been that big-ticket, trade-deadline acquisition..." June 14

  • The Orioles can outslug the Red Sox, but can they beat them to the trading deadline?

    Boston "It seemed that Mookie Betts might take a fantastical aim at Major League Baseball’s single-season home run record just two weeks ago. If the Red Sox right fielder kept up the same pace he set in Baltimore, swatting five over every two games, he’d probably have somewhere around 275 home runs by..." June 14

  • Ortiz: 'Bogaerts is the best shortstop in the game by far'

    The Score "David Ortiz might delay his retirement just to have a front-row seat to watch Xander Bogaerts the next few years. The Boston Red Sox shortstop finished Saturday's 15-4 win over the Minnesota Twins 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs, and four runs scored, upping his batting average on the..." June 12

  • Kepler's three-run homer powers Twins past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Max Kepler picked a great time for his first major-league home run. Kepler's three-run blast with one out in the 10th inning walked off the Boston Red Sox in a 7-4 victory on Sunday afternoon at Target Field. A rookie in his 48th big-league at-bat, Kepler blasted an 0-2..." June 12

  • Why emergence of Xander Bogaerts should give Red Sox pause on trades

    ESPN "In January, when nearly the entire Boston Red Sox roster came together for a three-day fan festival at a Connecticut casino, several of the team's best young players peppered new first base coach Ruben Amaro Jr. with questions. "A few of them actually asked me, 'Who did you want? Who did you..." June 12

  • Barry Bonds on David Ortiz’ legacy: “You just have to respect it”

    Boston Herald "Barry Bonds shared many perspectives at Target Field in an interview with the Herald Thursday, zeroing in on the success of another left-handed slugger who has defied the convention of age — his friend David Ortiz — before moving to wide-angle views of the media, progress and even Bill..." June 12

  • Bogaerts (4 hits) leads way in Red Sox romp

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz thought for a second when asked how fun it is to watch Xander Bogaerts, in the midst of a breakout season, play when he's as hot as he is right now. "That guy is out of his mind," Ortiz said with a smile. Bogaerts remained red hot..." June 11

  • Bogaerts' second straight 4-hit game powers Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- In a game the Boston Red Sox in which scored 15 runs and pounded out as many hits, it was a base-running play by the red-hot Xander Bogaerts that helped make the difference. Bogaerts did it all for the Red Sox on Saturday, procuring his second consecutive four-hit game in..." June 11

  • Pedroia: I don't give a bleep about hitting streak

    The Score "Forgive Dustin Pedroia if he's finding it hard to get excited over his modest 16-game hitting streak. After all, this season it's only the third-longest on his own team. Pedroia, the Boston Red Sox second baseman who's rediscovered his All-Star form at the plate, continued to pad his gaudy stat..." June 11

  • Red Sox want trade partners for pitching help

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox have begun to lay groundwork ahead of the trade deadline, telling teams they’re interested in both starting and relief pitching, baseball sources told the Herald. The trade market is still at an early stage — “barely getting going,” as one rival executive put it. The Sox are laying..." June 11

  • Questions come with Red Sox top pick Jason Groome

    Boston Herald "He has insurmountable talent, but it will come with questions for Jason Groome, the 17-year-old left-hander drafted by the Red Sox No. 12 overall last night. Groome, at 6-foot-5, 200 pounds, has a fastball that ranges from the low- to upper-90s, a changeup that’s still developing and a power..." June 10

  • Giants slip past Red Sox behind two solo shots

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants rookie Mac Williamson hasn't been around Major League Baseball long, but already he's developed a theory. When things aren't going your way early in a ballgame, you will eventually get another chance to further embarrass yourself. Such was the..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Bogaerts' single pushes Red Sox past Giants in 10th

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- With one of the deepest rosters in the major leagues, the Boston Red Sox aren't likely to panic when they find themselves in a tight spot late in a close game. But that was exactly what one of the Boston players did Tuesday night, and it paved the way for yet another..." June 08

  • Amid David Ortiz's MVP exit, Red Sox ponder: 'What do we do without him?'

    USA Today "Boston Red Sox icon David Ortiz, waiting out traffic sitting in the cramped visiting clubhouse at AT&T Park, slowly furls his eyebrows, his dark brown eyes exuding concern. “How long has he been like that?’’ Ortiz softly says. “How long has he been in a wheelchair? What’s wrong?’’ Ortiz is..." June 08

  • Jose Fernandez is challenging one of Pedro Martinez’s historic records

    Boston "Pedro Martinez struck out a lot of batters over the course of his career — but this season, Jose Fernandez has a chance to break one of his historic records. The Marlins’ 23-year-old hurler has an MLB-leading 110 strikeouts and a 13.26 K/9 rate after a dominating performance against Matt Harvey..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Estrada pitches Blue Jays past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Marco Estrada's near no-hitter was nearly negated by the Toronto Blue Jays' late collapse on Sunday afternoon. Toronto carried a four-run lead into the eighth inning at Fenway Park on the back of Estrada's prolific outing, but Chris Young's solo homer sparked a late four-run surge..." June 05

  • Why do the Boston Red Sox have pitching issues?

    iSportsweb "It seems like, in recent years, the Boston Red Sox have had all sorts issues whether it be on the field or off the field. One of those issues has been the inability to find the right pitching rotation. The Red Sox have high expectations year after year, yet most seasons they perform below those..." June 04

  • Dickey solves Red Sox; Jays win fourth straight

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- This time, things ended differently for R.A. Dickey and his Toronto Blue Jays. Last Sunday in Toronto, the knuckleballer no-hit the Boston Red Sox for 5 1/3 innings before the next five batters reached, Dickey was gone and Boston went on to an 11-inning victory. Friday night..." June 03

  • Xander Bogaerts extends hit streak to 26 games

    Boston Globe "Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts extended the majors’ longest current hitting streak to 26 games on Thursday night, lining a two-run single to left field in the sixth inning against the Orioles in Baltimore. The ball hit off the top of the wall — Bogaerts may have thought it was a home run —..." June 03

  • Orioles win slugfest with Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Boston Red Sox belted five homers, four of which came in the first three innings, and finished with 15 hits. Still, that was not enough to beat the Orioles on Wednesday night. Matt Wieters reached on an error that gave the Orioles the lead for good and later added a two-run..." June 02