Red Sox Rumors & News

  • More power to Dustin Pedroia

    Boston Herald "File this under the heading of “Things Dustin Pedroia Never Expected” after arriving yesterday at the Red Sox’ winter festival: Get challenged to a game of pingpong by team chairman Tom Werner. “They kind of blindsided me with that,” Pedroia said during a break from meeting with fans at..." January 25

  • Mike Napoli enduring long recovery from sleep disorder

    CSN New England "Each off-season, professional athletes routinely undergo surgeries. Some get an elbow cleaned up from bone spurs. Some have cartilage removed from balky knees. There are fingers, toes and other parts of the body that need repair. But what Mike Napoli underwent last November was different..." January 25

  • Red Sox's Farrell readies for season with one year left on contract

    WEEI Boston "John Farrell might have been the best thing that happened to the 2013 Red Sox. He united a mishmash of holdovers, lightly regarded veterans, and spare parts into a World Series champion. Less than a year and a half later, he's under the microscope, a man entering the final guaranteed year of..." January 24

  • Pedro Martinez to wear Red Sox cap on Hall of Fame plaque

    The Score "Three-time Cy Young winner Pedro Martinez will be inducted into Cooperstown as a member of the Boston Red Sox. The Hall of Fame announced Martinez's plaque will feature a Red Sox logo, while Craig Biggio and John Smoltz are set to go in as Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves,..." January 22

  • Panda says he left money on the table in SF "Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval said Tuesday on MLB Network Radio he didn't let the Giants make a final offer before signing with Boston, and he guaranteed the Red Sox would win the American League East this season. Sandoval -- who signed a five-year, $95 million contract with a $17..." January 22

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #RedSox agree to minor-league split contract with LHP Dana Eveland. Includes major-league spring training invite.

  • 7d
    Mike Perchick @TheREALPerchick

    As I tweeted hours ago, Quintin Berry + #Red Sox agree on minor league deal. Trying to confirm $ but I believe it's $620,00 if he makes team

  • 8d
    Mike Perchick @TheREALPerchick

    BREAKING: #RedSox and pitcher Rick Porcello settle at $12.5 million

  • Red Sox manager: Dustin Pedroia cleared to resume all baseball activities

    The Score "The heart and soul of the Boston Red Sox will be 100-percent healthy and ready to go for spring training. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been cleared to resume all baseball activities, manager John Farrell revealed Wednesday on MLB Network Radio." January 14

  • Nationals acquire catcher from Red Sox

    CSN Washington "Seeking to bolster their catching depth, the Nationals acquired minor-league veteran Dan Butler from the Red Sox, sending rehabbing left-hander Danny Rosenbaum to Boston in exchange. Butler, 28, made his big-league debut last season, going 4-for-19 with three doubles in seven games with the Red..." January 14

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    Scouts I know liked Ogando's workout. Red Sox, Dodgers aggressive, know next week

  • Farrell envisions Hanley hitting cleanup in new-look lineup "Though John Farrell won't submit a lineup card in a regular-season game until April 6, the manager already has a pretty good idea of the way he plans on slotting his Red Sox players. In a radio interview with WEEI on Thursday night, Farrell revealed that he's leaning toward putting Hanley Ramirez..." January 12

  • Finally healthy, Daniel Bard prepared for a comeback

    Boston Globe "He was, with little debate, the best setup man in major league baseball in 2010 and 2011. It was tough to deny that Daniel Bard was a stud with that 97-mile-per-hour heat, where he’d be automatic in the eighth inning for the Red Sox before giving way to Jonathan Papelbon. And then 2012..." January 12

  • Red Sox sign Jeff Bianchi to minor league deal

    Hardball Talk "From Matt Eddy at Baseball America comes word that the Red Sox have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with infielder Jeff Bianchi. It presumably includes an invitation to major league spring training, where Bianchi will attempt to win a spot on Boston’s Opening Day roster." January 11

  • Adam Jones will make a donation to David Ortiz’s charity after losing a bet

    Hardball Talk "Orioles outfielder Adam Jones and Red Sox DH David Ortiz made a friendly wager on Saturday night’s divisional playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots. Jones sent the challenge to Ortiz on Twitter, suggesting the loser make a $5,000 donation to the winner’s charity and..." January 11

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    Kiley McDaniel @kileymcd

    Yes. NYY & BOS are the heavy favorites. RT @NorbertoPaulino Have you heard anything on if the Red Sox are indeed in on Moncada?

  • Pedro: Posada ignited infamous 'Zimmer' brawl by insulting mother

    Fox Sports "For most guys, seems being voted into the Hall of Fame would make a guy pretty happy. Pedro Martinez is not like most guys. Speaking on ‘Daily News Live’ on Wednesday, a day after it was revealed he was one of four players voted into Cooperstown by writers, the former Red Sox great opened up on..." January 08

  • Pedro Martinez -- My Jheri Curl Was 'Amazing' ... Hope It's On My Hall-Of-Fame Plaque "It was one of the most famous jheri curls in the history of sports ... which is why Pedro Martinez tells TMZ Sports he HOPES his luscious locks will be enshrined on his Hall of Fame plaque. The 3-time Cy Young winner was at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC when asked about the all-important image..." January 08

  • Curt Schilling thinks being Republican cost him Hall of Fame votes

    Sporting News "Curt Schilling isn’t going into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015, and he thinks he knows the reason why. Schilling talked about why he thought former Braves pitcher John Smoltz was selected over him on WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan Show.” According to Schilling, part of it had to do with the..." January 07

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

  • Red Sox sign Mitchell Boggs

    Hardball Talk "Boston has signed veteran reliever Mitchell Boggs to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. Boggs was a very effective setup man for the Cardinals from 2009-2012 and even served as their closer briefly, posting a 3.33 ERA in 260 innings overall during that time. " January 05

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    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Red Sox met with James Shields at the Winter Meetings but haven't had substantive talks with him or his agent according to a source

  • Here's the way Scherzer could land on the Red Sox

    CSN New England "If they wouldn't shell out big money for Jon Lester, why would they pay more for Max Scherzer? That's the conventional logic as to why the Red Sox not only won't sign Scherzer, but won't get involved in the bidding for him. (Though, to this point, there doesn't appear to be any bidding..." December 31

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

  • Giants, Red Sox still in the picture for James Shields

    Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports that the Giants and Red Sox are still “in the picture” for free agent starter James Shields, adding that the Yankees are another possible suitor. According to Cafardo’s source, Shields is expected to fetch five years and around $110 million. It was..." December 22

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

  • 36d
    Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

    Sox not actively engaged in looking for another starting pitcher at this time, Cherington says

  • 36d
    Rob Bradford @bradfo

    Breslow signing with Red Sox for $2 mill one year

  • No reason to rush into Cole Hamels deal

    Boston Herald "A few weeks ago, an executive from a team that had spoken with the Phillies about trading for Cole Hamels speculated that Philadelphia’s asking price — a multiplayer package headed by at least two “elite” prospects — would invariably come down later in the offseason. Don’t count on..." December 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: David Ross to #Cubs, two years, $5M.

  • 37d
    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Padres nearing a deal that would send Ryan Hanigan to Boston for Will Middlebrooks.

  • 37d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    david ross is signing with padres

  • 38d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #RedSox in "active" trade talks on Allen Craig with at least 1 team, sources say. He's said to be fully recovered from foot injury.

  • 39d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #RedSox acquiring RHP Anthony Varvaro from #Braves. Had been designated for assignment.

  • Wade Miley's preparation habits were apparently an issue for Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "Wade Miley doesn't want to upset anyone with the Diamondbacks. He spent the first seven seasons of his professional career with them, leaves behind a lot of close friends and says he has no hard feelings. But he also sounded annoyed on Tuesday when addressing questions about his preparation..." December 17

  • MLB releases statement on Cuban relations

    Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17

  • Jon Lester: Phone Call To Dustin Pedroia After Signing Was Hardest To Make

    NESN "Jon Lester’s been a busy man recently, but there was no way he was going to forget to call Dustin Pedroia. Lester and the Boston Red Sox second baseman spoke frequently in recent weeks. The free-agent Lester was being courted by multiple teams, and Pedroia obviously wanted a reunion in Boston with..." December 16

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #RedSox sign RHP Nestor Molina and C Luke Montz to minor league deals.

  • Red Sox say Masterson will start "Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington made it perfectly clear Friday that pitcher Justin Masterson will be in the rotation for the 2015 season, despite the right-hander's subpar performance in 2014. During a conference call to reintroduce Masterson, Cherington called the 29-year-old an..." December 13

  • Red Sox send Cespedes to Tigers for Porcello

    CSN New England "The Red Sox have bolstered their rotation by adding righthander Rick Porcello in a trade with the Tigers than sends outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to Detroit. The trade was first reported by former major league pitcher and current FOX Sports One analyst C.J. Nitkowski. has confirmed that..." December 12

  • Wade Miley to Red Sox waiting on final confirmation

    CSN New England "On the last full day of the winter meetings, the Red Sox were waiting for final confirmation on a deal in place that would land them lefthanded starter Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The trade will see the Red Sox send Allen Webster and Rubby De La Rosa to the Diamondbacks, a major..." December 11

  • Sources: Masterson has deal with Red Sox "The Boston Red Sox reached an agreement Thursday with free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. The 28-year-old right-hander had a difficult 2014 campaign, struggling with a knee injury that landed him on the disabled list with the Cleveland Indians and later in the..." December 11

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    CJ Nitkowski @CJNitkowski

    Told Cespedes to Detroit, Porcello to Boston is done.

  • 45d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #RedSox have agreement in principle for #DBacks’ Miley, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. AZ will get Webster, De La Rosa and a minor leaguer.

  • 46d
    Patrick Mooney @CSNMooney

    Source confirms Jon Lester is signing with #Cubs and getting a six-year, $155 million deal.

  • Jon Lester agrees to 6 year, $155M contract with Cubs

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs have agreed to terms with one of the biggest free agents on the market. Jon Lester has picked the Cubs over the other finalist - the Boston Red Sox - in a move that signals the Cubs are now taking the next step in the rebuilding of the franchise. When the Cubs open the 2015 season..." December 10

  • MLB sees record $9 billion in revenues for 2014 "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10

  • Red Sox, Dodgers become focus in potential Hamels trade

    CSN Philly "Jon Lester’s decision to sign with the Cubs over the Red Sox isn’t the best scenario for the Phillies, but it isn’t the worst either. The best scenario would have been Lester’s signing with the Giants. That way the Phillies could have leveraged the Cubs, Red Sox and Dodgers against each other..." December 10

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    Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat

    it's down to #Cubs vs #RedSox for Lester

  • 46d
    Eno Sarris @enosarris

    Bobby Evans: "we did not receive a rose" and Giants eliminated from race for Lester.

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