Red Sox Rumors & News

  • Porcello living up to expensive billing, Red Sox win

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Rick Porcello is already paid like an ace. Lately, he's been pitching like one too. Porcello signed a four-year, $82.5 million extension last April before even throwing a single pitch as a member of the Boston Red Sox, but struggled to the tune of a 9-15 season and tied career lows..." May 01

  • Alex Rodriguez gives home run bat to young fan at Fenway Park

    ESPN "Alex Rodriguez might have made a new friend in Fenway Park -- of all places -- when he gave his bat to a young fan after hitting a home run. The fan, 8-year-old David Moss, is an Arizona native who attended Friday night's game with his mother and sister and was welcomed at Fenway by multiple..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • Why Yankees' Alex Rodriguez called Red Sox's David Ortiz 'unbelievable'

    Newark Star-Ledger "It wasn't long ago that Alex Rodriguez seemed he'd prefer to take on a truck in the middle of the street than a question about David Ortiz. But the two seem to be on much better terms these days. After Ortiz's two-run, go-ahead homer in the eighth inning of the Yankees' 4-2 loss to the Red..." April 30

  • Ortiz homers to lift Red Sox past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- David Ortiz takes as much joy in punishing the New York Yankees today as he did 10 years ago. Ortiz has played such an integral role in the rivalry with the Yankees in his 14 seasons with the Boston Red Sox, and he added another memorable moment Friday night with an eighth-inning..." April 29

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Braves end eight-game slide behind Markakis

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Nick Markakis finally solved his Clay Buchholz riddle at Fenway Park on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Boston Red Sox continue to try to do the same thing. Markakis, 6-for-41 with three RBIs lifetime against Buchholz, went 3-for-4 with three RBIs against the enigmatic right-hander..." April 28

  • Curt Schilling Claims ESPN Employs ‘Some Of The Biggest Racists In Sports Commentary’

    Uproxx "After trying repeated slaps on the wrist for previous wrongdoings, ESPN finally fired baseball analyst Curt Schilling last week for yet another offensive post on social media, this time targeting transgender people. Schilling spoke out a few days after his termination, but the commentary was..." April 28

  • Pedroia helps power Red Sox past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- There's really no telling what Steven Wright's role with the Boston Red Sox would have been at the start of the season had it not been for an injury to Eduardo Rodriguez. But given the chance to join the rotation, Wright has been the club's most consistent starter -- even more..." April 27

  • David Ortiz has strange take on Tom Brady's suspension

    WEEI Boston "Last May, David Ortiz was animated in his defense of Tom Brady when word came down the NFL had suspended the quarterback for four games. “I think the decision was very poor,” the Red Sox DH said regarding NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s initial mandate that Tom Brady miss the first four games..." April 27

  • Red Sox encouraged by Sandoval's progress

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox should be getting some clarity on the Pablo Sandoval situation in less than a week. Red Sox manager John Farrell reported before his team’s game against the Braves Tuesday night that Sandoval is slated to return to Dr. James Andrews Monday for a full exam on his ailing right..." April 27

  • Price strikes out 14 as Red Sox rout Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- After getting hammered in his last start, Boston pitcher David Price admitted he needed something positive to happen on Tuesday night. Price recovered from one of the worst starts of his career to match his career high with 14 strikeouts and help the Boston Red Sox to an 11-4..." April 26

  • David Murphy retires at age 34

    Sports Day "David Murphy, a stalwart for seven seasons with the Texas Rangers, retired from baseball on Monday at age 34. Murphy had been playing with Rochester, N.Y., Minnesota's affiliate in the Triple-A International League. The Twins had no playing time for Murphy after the demotion of young..." April 26

  • Porcello pitches Red Sox past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Boston Red Sox right-hander Rich Porcello added to Atlanta's offensive woes, improving his record to 4-0 at the expense of the Braves on Monday. Porcello allowed just four hits over 6 1/3 innings and Jackie Bradley Jr. broke up a pitching duel with Julio Teheran by homering in the..." April 25

  • Red Sox overcome blown save, top Astros in 12

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- No matter the situation, the Boston Red Sox fought back time and time again Sunday to pull out a 12-inning victory. Despite a short outing by their starter, leaning on the bullpen for more than eight innings and a blown save in the ninth, the Red Sox never caved en route to a 7-5..." April 25

  • Rasmus powers Astros past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Colby Rasmus was the unquestioned star of the show after breathing life into a flaccid Astros' offense, but the bottom of the Houston order produced in manners commensurate to Rasmus' heroics. Rasmus belted his fifth career grand slam, lifting the Houston Astros to an 8-3 win over..." April 23

  • Xander Bogaerts leaves game after being hit on wrist

    WEEI Boston "With the game already in good shape for the Red Sox, they were dealt a potentially damaging blow. Hitting with one out in the ninth inning, and the Sox leading the Astros, 6-1, Xander Bogaerts couldn’t get out of the way of a Luke Gregerson fastball. The pitch would hit the shortstop flush in..." April 23

  • Curt Schilling Criticizes ESPN, Says He's Not Transphobic and Calls Springsteen a Hypocrite

    The Hollywood Reporter "The former MLB pro called the network a "company where the rules are different based completely and solely on your perspective and your beliefs." Days after being fired by ESPN for posting an anti-transgender meme on his Facebook page, Curt Schilling is speaking out in his defense. During an..." April 23

  • Newly fired Schilling feuds with McCarthy on Twitter

    The Score "Curt Schilling has received plenty of scorn for the anti-trans meme he shared on Facebook earlier this week - the post that got him fired from ESPN - but Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy is one of few detractors to engage thoughtfully with the former All-Star. In response to..." April 22

  • David Price reflects after latest Fenway rout: 'I know I'm better than that'

    USA Today "When the Red Sox signed left-hander David Price to a seven-year, $217 million contract in December it was with the expectation that he wouldshut down opponents, especially those in the American League East, creating some room between the Red Sox at the top of the division and everyone else, go..." April 22

  • Rays prevail over Red Sox in marathon contest

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The second Boston marathon of the week lasted four hours and 16 minutes at Fenway Park on Thursday. On the first warm day of the season, there were 20 runs on 30 hits, 16 of them for extra bases, off 11 pitchers. There were four errors, the same guy got hit by pitches three times..." April 21

  • Pablo Sandoval too sore to examine?

    MLB Daily Dish "On April 14th, the Red Sox placed Pablo Sandoval on the 15-day DL, which drew questions from around the baseball world. There hadn't been any indications that the third baseman was nursing an injury, and the circumstances seemed strange at best. "The curiosity of the DL move grew as the day..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • ESPN Fires Schilling After Controversial Post

    The Hollywood Reporter "The retired MLB pitcher was suspended by the network last year for another controversial social media post. Former MLB pitcher and ESPN analyst Curt Schilling has been fired by ESPN. "ESPN is an inclusive company," said the network in a statement on Wednesday. "Curt Schilling has been advised..." April 21

  • Boston's bats wake up in win over Rays

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- It seemed like Tuesday's one-hit blunder served as a wakeup call for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. After mustering just one knock in a 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in extra innings, the Red Sox pounded a season-high 12 hits en route to a 7-3 win over the Rays at Fenway..." April 20

  • Schilling isn't apologizing for anti-transgender post

    Hardball Talk "On Tuesday afternoon, Craig wrote about a disgusting anti-transgender post former major leaguer Curt Schilling made on Facebook. Craig, as usual, correctly pointed out the many ways in which Schilling’s comment was wrong. Schilling then wrote a blog post in which he doubled down on his Facebook..." April 20

  • Kiermaier homer in 10th helps Rays defeat Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Kevin Kiermaier said he was "just trying to find a way to get on base" when he led off the 10th inning of a scoreless game on Tuesday night. For Kiermaier, getting on base hasn't been easy this season. He was in a 1-for-25 slump when he walked up to face reliever Matt Barnes, just..." April 19

  • ESPN's Curt Schilling shares anti-transgender meme on Facebook

    Sporting News "ESPN’s outspoken baseball analyst and former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling is at it again, ripping anything that doesn't align with his conservative political views. On Monday, Schilling reposted (then deleted) a meme on his Facebook page depicting, apparently, what Schilling believes to be a..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Sandoval received an injection today. Will be examined again by Dr. Andrews in a few weeks. Full exam wasn't possible because of soreness.

  • Blue Jays rally to beat Red Sox on Patriots' Day

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- A pair of Ethiopians took the men's and women's titles at the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, but the Toronto Blue Jays won a marathon of their own at Fenway Park. Russell Martin came through with a two-out, two run single in the eighth inning that capped a four-run frame, and the..." April 18

  • Sanchez leads Blue Jays past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Aaron Sanchez's laissez-faire approach paid off for the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Sanchez had reason to be uptight, having pitched well in both of his first two starts this season but emerging without a win in each because of lackluster run support. This time around,..." April 18

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    Maureen Mullen @MaureenaMullen

    Interesting Red Sox lineup v Happ, 1st LH SP this season. No Ortiz, Hanley DH, shaw 1b, batting 4th, young LF, batting 6th, Rutledge 3b

  • Some what-if plans to bolster Red Sox rotation

    Boston Herald "Roughly a month from now, after the current crop of Red Sox starters have had another half-dozen or so starts, team management hopes the following discussion will not be needed. That’s because by then, the Red Sox hope the awful beginning from their starting rotation will have corrected itself..." April 18

  • Red Sox pitcher buys Blue Jays' Colabello a gift after beaning him

    CBS Sports "Sunday afternoon, the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox at Fenway Park (TOR 5, BOS 3), and there was a scary moment in the fourth inning. BoSox righty Steven Wright hit Jays first baseman Chris Colabello in the helmet with a fastball. Here's the video: Colabello, after being looked at by the..." April 18

  • Red Sox's Price defeats former Toronto teammates

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- This is just the way the Boston Red Sox drew it up after they signed David Price and traded for Craig Kimbrel during Dave Dombrowski's first offseason as the team's president. Seven strong innings from Price, a setup inning from Koji Uehara and a powerful close by Kimbrel throwing..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Giants told hotels to deny Sandoval room service

    The Score "The San Francisco Giants had their own way of making sure Pablo Sandoval stayed in shape. In an effort to keep Panda from ballooning during road trips, the club would tell hotels to refuse him room service after night games in an effort to prevent binge eating. "This is how concerned the..." April 16

  • Porcello, Red Sox defeat visiting Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- It really is no secret that the Boston Red Sox need Rick Porcello if they are going to rebound from their second straight last-place finish and compete in 2016. Friday night, Porcello, just starting his five-year, $82.5 million contract extension the Sox gave him before he'd thrown..." April 15

  • Christian Vazquez recall begs questions

    Boston Herald "Catcher Christian Vazquez’ return brings stability behind the plate for the Red Sox but leaves questions about how the team will handle the man he appears to be replacing, Blake Swihart. Vazquez, a great receiver and thrower, was in Boston yesterday and will be activated from the disabled list..." April 15

  • Sandoval to get 2nd opinion on injured shoulder

    Over The Monster "We still haven't heard the results of Pablo Sandoval's Thursday MRI, but there might be more to this injury than originally thought. Tony Massarotti is reporting that Sandoval could seek a second opinion on his shoulder, with word being that he might be headed for surgery. Ken Rosenthal didn't..." April 15

  • Sandoval’s former trainer says his ex-client ‘needs the babysitter’ to keep from overeating

    WEEI Boston "Armchair nutritionists believing Pablo Sandoval has an eating disorder is one thing. When his former trainer says it, that’s something else entirely. Speaking to the Boston Herald, Phoenix-based trainer Ethan Banning described how Sandoval gained 21 pounds in 21 days during a visit to Venezuela..." April 15

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Red Sox option Rusney Castillo to Triple-A

    NESN "Rusney Castillo will be in the starting lineup more often, but it won’t be with the big league club. Red Sox manager John Farrell announced after Wednesday’s 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles that the team optioned the outfielder to Triple-A Pawtucket. With Brock Holt winning the starting left..." April 14

  • The Pablo Sandoval-Red Sox marriage could be coming to an end

    Yahoo! Sports "The broken, disastrous marriage between Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox, an ill-fated union exceeded in its dysfunction only by a Kardashian coupling, could be nearing its end. Here’s how ugly it has gotten, major league sources told Yahoo Sports: Sandoval wants to stay in Boston only if he..." April 14

  • Red Sox hand Orioles their first loss

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- This time there were no boos for Craig Kimbrel and his new team. Kimbrel, who heard it from the Fenway Park crowd when he served up a game-losing, three-run homer to Chris Davis in Monday's home opener, his debut in front of his new home fans, was back on track on Wednesday,..." April 13

  • Orioles outslug Red Sox, move to 7-0

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- J.J. Hardy already knew what the Baltimore Orioles' offense was capable of. His own bat, however, may have caught a few people off guard. Hardy socked a pair of two-run home runs and drove in five runs to give Baltimore its seventh straight win to start the season, a 9-5 rout..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Protective netting at Fenway? Thanks, but no thanks

    Boston Globe "It was a notification I’d been expecting, although I thought it would come by mail. Instead — perhaps because I’ve been a Red Sox season ticket holder since the days when Wade Boggs was playing third base — I got a personal call from a Sox executive named Sean Walsh. He wanted me to know that,..." April 12

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