Red Sox Rumors & News

  • 8h
    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Source : Red Sox are asking for one major leaguer and prospects for Lester

  • Possible A's could emrge as a possible mystery team for Jon Lester "The A's, who already acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, are said to have at least some involvement in the Jon Lestery derby, according to people familiar with the talks. It isn't known what Oakland's chances ar at this point, but they already pulled off one surprise by landing..." July 31

  • 8h
    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Red Sox have traded Felix Doubront to the Cubs. @jonmorosi had it close.

  • 16h
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Cubs close to acquiring Felix Doubront from Red Sox.

  • Pedroia, teammates don't want to lose Lester

    ESPN Boston "Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia sat in the dugout at Fenway Park Tuesday afternoon and couldn’t fathom what this team would be like without Jon Lester. After Boston’s 4-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, Pedroia seemed even more shaken up when he learned Lester was scratched from his..." July 30

  • 19h
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Royals have backed off Jonny Gomes because they want a bat that can play RF. He doesn't fit that description.

  • Stroman stellar in Blue Jays victory over Red Sox

    Toronto Sun "When Marcus Stroman came to his first major-league training camp last February intent on breaking as one of the Blue Jays’ five starting pitchers, it seemed a bit of a stretch. Not even two years removed from his collegiate career at Duke University, Stroman had not yet pitched above the..." July 30

  • 16h
    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    #RedSox in discussions on a deal that would end Jon Lester to the #Orioles sources from both teams say. Would return a pitcher

  • 16h
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Cardinals still could acquire Jon Lester, but that may require giving up Shelby Miller, who is currently in the rotation.

  • 18h
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: “Very good chance” that #RedSox trade Lackey along with Lester.

  • 17h
    Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

    Marlins among teams that have interest in Lackey

  • Lester is scratched from rotation as trade talk swirls

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox scratched Jon Lester from his start against the Blue Jays Wednesday night and are preparing to trade him. Righthander Brandon Workman has been recalled from Triple A Pawtucket to replace Lester and manager John Farrell said a corresponding roster move would be made before the..." July 30

  • 1d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    The Royals have inquired on John Lackey, as @GordonEdes reported. The Red Sox are said to be seeking a sizable return.

  • If Lester is dealt, Workman would start finale "Jon Lester is still in line to start for the Red Sox on Wednesday night against the Blue Jays. But if he's traded in the next 24 hours, Brandon Workman will throw in his place. Lester will become a free agent at season's end, and reports indicate that he will likely be traded before Thursday's..." July 29

  • Sources: Pirates a dark-horse candidate to acquire Red Sox ace Jon Lester

    Yahoo! Sports "The Pittsburgh Pirates are a fast-emerging dark horse in the Jon Lester sweepstakes, joining the Los Angeles Dodgers in pursuit of the Boston ace as the Red Sox decide whether to trade him before Thursday's deadline, major league sources told Yahoo Sports. Pittsburgh, two games back of the..." July 29

  • Agent: Lester didn't fuel talks with demand

    ESPN Boston "Jon Lester's agent denied a published report that claimed the pitcher's representatives informed the Boston Red Sox what it would take to sign the ace left-hander, prompting the club's decision to trade him. "The discussions we had with the Red Sox were confidential and will remain that way,"..." July 29

  • Brewers among several teams to inquire about Red Sox ace Jon Lester "The Brewers, a team with a history of being aggressive at the trade deadline, is among several teams to be making a play for Red Sox ace Jon Lester. Milwaukee, famous for acquiring CC Sabathia in July 2008, leads the NL Central by 1½ games. The Brewers have a top young pitcher in Jimmy..." July 29

  • 2d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #RedSox open to trading BOTH Lester and Lackey for right returns.

  • Chris Archer: Not mad, just the truth "Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Ortiz's style. "I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat," Archer said Monday. "I'm not..." July 29

  • Source: Red Sox consider trade for Matt Kemp

    ESPN Boston "He has had debilitating ankle and shoulder injuries that have limited his play the last two seasons, is still owed roughly $118 million on a contract that runs through 2019, and has a mixed reputation as a clubhouse presence, but the Red Sox are considering making a move for Dodgers outfielder..." July 29

  • Yankees fan returns Red Sox World Series ring found in NY restaurant "A Manhattan restaurant is not the place to leave a 2013 Red Sox World Series ring. Luckily for Drew Weber, the restaurant owner is a good samaritan and returned his diamond-laden ring despite being a Yankees fan. According to the Associated Press, Luigi Militello found the ring on the restroom..." July 28

  • Red Sox have no intentions of trading Uehara

    CSN New England "While Red Sox pitchers from Jon Lester to Andrew Miller find themselves in the middle of trade rumors, it appears that another potential free agent pitcher will be staying put. There's been little talk about the Sox entertaining offers for closer Koji Uehara -- and there's a reason for..." July 28

  • 2d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Mariners have called on #RedSox’s Lester. SEA has been on Price. Lester lower acquisition cost, native of Tacoma, Wa.

  • 2d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Orioles among the teams that have contacted Red Sox on Jon Lester, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. @FOXSports1

  • 2d
    timdierkes @timdierkes

    Andres Torres exercised the out clause in his contract on Saturday. 36-year-old OF had been with Pawtucket Red Sox for 18 games.

  • 2d
    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    There's a growing expectation from rival execs that Jon Lester is going to be traded before Jdeadline; LAD viewed as likely landing spot.

  • The Red Sox’s best move is to trade Jon Lester

    Yahoo! Sports "Two years ago, amid the chaos of a season crumbling around them and the eventual fire sale that paved the way for a championship, the Boston Red Sox very quietly let teams know that Jon Lester was available. He was in the midst of his worst season, coming off the beer-and-chicken mess of 2011,..." July 28

  • For Yaz, Ortiz is the second greatest Red Sox

    Boston Globe "Yaz says David Ortiz is better than Yaz. Ouch. Ortiz hit a bunch of homers in Toronto last week. Big Papi’s first two clouts gave him 453 homers, pushing him ahead of Carl Yastrzemski for 35th place on the all-time list. The random stat spawned considerable debate about Ortiz’s place on the..." July 28

  • Stock Watch: Lester enters fray; Phils' Lee, Howard may be untradeable "Red Sox ace Jon Lester zooms to the top in his first week of consideration in a trade-deadline edition of Stock Watch. With the Red Sox now listening to overtures on their ace, Lester is now finally eligible to make the prestigious list in July; there's no doubt he qualifies based on..." July 28

  • 3d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #RedSox listening on Lester but seeking huge return. #Dodgers among teams interested.

  • Strong bullpen gives Rays win over Red Sox

    Tampa Tribune "The Rays stretched their winning streak to a season-high nine games Saturday night because their offense managed just enough runs and the bullpen closed the door on the Red Sox. Another shutdown job by the pen that ended in another hold for Brad Boxberger and another 1-2-3 save for Jake McGee..." July 27

  • Felix Doubront wouldn't mind a trade, unhappy with role in Boston Red Sox's bullpen "When Jake Peavy was traded to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, Felix Doubront figured he wouldn't be chosen to take Peavy's starting spot for Sunday's game. Doubront had pitched out of the bullpen Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and hasn't started since June 20. But he was still holding out..." July 27

  • 3d
    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    #RedSox are shopping lefty Andrew Miller. #pirates are interested, have been scouting sox for couple of weeks.

  • Nats asked after Beltre with Zimmerman absent "With Ryan Zimmerman out with a hamstring injury, two baseball sources revealed on Friday that the Nationals inquired about Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, but the "Nationals were rebuffed" one of the sources said. Beltre, 35, is considered a solid defensive player and would have provided..." July 27

  • Giants bolster rotation by acquiring Jake Peavy from Boston "The Giants are acquiring veteran starter Jake Peavy in a deal with the Red Sox, league sources say. Boston is said to be receiving minor-league pitchers in the deal. Peavy has been pitching better lately after a rough start in Boston this year, and part of the thinking may be that a switch..." July 27

  • 4d
    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Allen Webster starts for #RedSox on Sunday.

  • 4d
    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    #sfgiants sending Edwin Escobar, Heath Hembree to Red Sox for Peavy, reports @Buster_ESPN

  • Price, Longo lead Rays to 8th straight win and Red Sox

    Tampa Tribune "At the end of the night it was two names. Two big names. David Price and Evan Longoria. One turned in a gutsy performance on the mound, and the other delivered what might have been the biggest hit for the Rays this season. Together, they combined for a 6-4 victory Friday night against the..." July 26

  • If traded, Lester open to returning to Red Sox "Red Sox starter Jon Lester is fully aware of the possibilities that exist as the days tick down to Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. With his contract situation unresolved and tabled until the winter, there's at least a chance he could be traded. But Lester made it clear following..." July 26

  • Teams are lining up to scout Cuban OF prospect Castillo in Miami "There's buzz around the game regarding a new Cuban prospect. Scouts from around MLB are flocking to Miami to watch free agent outfielder Rusnay Castillo, who has been said to be like "Brett Gardner with power." Castillo is said to be multi-talented, but his stock is likely up due to his..." July 25

  • 5d
    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Following up earlier tweet, #Phillies were the team sending scout to see #RedSox AA team this week - after Sox called on Hamels, source says

  • David Ortiz leaves game with back spasms "Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz left Thursday’s 8-0 loss against the Blue Jays in the middle of his ninth-inning at-bat after experiencing what manager John Farrell described to reporters as spasms in his upper-middle back while checking his swing. Ortiz, who hit four homers in the first..." July 24

  • Aaron Sanchez superb in big-league debut as Blue Jays down Bosox

    Toronto Star "You almost felt bad for the Red Sox hitters. After seeing a steady diet of floating knuckleballs from R.A. Dickey — ranging in velocity from 64 to 79 m.p.h. — for six innings on Wednesday night, they had to face Aaron Sanchez, the highly touted Blue Jays pitching prospect. Sanchez, who turned..." July 24

  • Red Sox owner: Jon Lester talks off

    Boston Herald "If Jon Lester re-signs with the Red Sox, it won’t be until after the season. In an e-mail to the Herald last night, Red Sox principal owner John Henry said the team has agreed not to resume contract talks with its ace left-hander until the season is done. In late June, Lester said he didn’t..." July 24

  • Big-time bounce back from Blue Jays snaps Red Sox win streak

    Toronto Sun "If ever the Blue Jays needed a bounce-back performance this was the time. Crushed 14-1 on Monday by the Boston Red Sox, embarrassed at home for their 13th loss in their past 19 games, it may have been the low point of the Blue Jays season. Tuesday, though with a jumbled lineup to go with a..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Red Sox keep pedal to metal with rout of Jays

    Boston Herald "Break up the Red Sox. Actually, on second thought … Written off, even by some in the front office, only two weeks ago, the Sox were supposed to be selling spare parts by now. Jake Peavy was a goner, certain to follow malcontent catcher A.J. Pierzynski out the door to make room for a younger..." July 22

  • Source: Nothing brewing on Sox-Hamels deal

    ESPN Boston "The Cole Hamels-to-the-Sox rumors, while making some modicum of sense, shouldn’t be taken too seriously, one major league source said Monday. The Phillies are actively shopping Cliff Lee, who came off the disabled list Monday night to start against the Giants, and are much more apt to keep Hamels...." July 22

  • 9d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Now that Matt Cain is going on the DL for the #SFGiants, you wonder if a #Redsox Jake Peavy reunion with Bruce Bochy could be far behind?

  • Rubby De La Rosa, Red Sox keep rolling, rally past Royals

    WEEI Boston "Entering Saturday’€™s game against the Royals, the Red Sox had only scored two runs over starter Rubby De La Rosa‘€™s last four starts, equaling out to an unsightly 0.73 run support average. Boston was able to double that run total on Saturday night, and while two runs isn’€™t much, it was..." July 20