MLB.com "What once appeared to be a long shot now seems to be a very real possibility. When the Red Sox open their season at Camden Yards on March 31, Grady Sizemore could well be the man leading off and starting in center field. After two years in which Sizemore didn't play a single game in the..." March 11
Boston Globe "Mention Giancarlo Stanton and general managers drool. What would it take for the Miami Marlins to part with him? Everyone has a price, right? Marlins GM Dan Jennings digs in and swears Stanton is not for sale. Jennings said as much on Sirius/XM radio with Jim Bowden in the offseason. As..." March 10
Fansided "The Miami Marlins seemingly traded all of their top talent before the 2013 season. Everybody except Giancarlo Stanton, that is. From the moment they retained him on the roster the trade rumors have been relentless. Every single team in baseball could use a young, elite, right-handed slugger who..." March 09
Fansided "Earlier this week, there was some Major League spring training controversy stirred up when the Miami Marlins were unhappy with the lackluster lineup the World Champion Boston Red Sox trotted out for their Grapefruit League meeting. Immediately, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington issued an apology. However,..." March 08
Farrell in Sarasota made it sound as if Victorino is seriously considering hitting righty full-time. Hasn't made a decision on it.
ESPN.com "While major leaguers are preparing in Arizona and Florida for the 2014 season, Manny Ramirez has set up his own training camp at a community park in the Miami area of Hialeah. The 41-year-old doesn't have a team, but he keeps the word "retirement" out of his mind for now. Ramirez, a veteran..." March 07
Jake Peavy will pitch an extended bullpen on Saturday and, if that goes well, he'll pitch in a Grapefruit League game next Thursday.
CBSSports.com "This is heartbreaking. Veteran left-hander Rich Hill has joined the Red Sox in Florida for spring training after his infant son passed away. He had been in Boston with his family. From ESPN Boston: "We had a son on Dec. 26, and he was born with multiple issues that we confronted and had to deal..." March 06
CSN New England "Each day, each game, Grady Sizemore is slowly ramping up on the field. During Tuesday's 8-0 loss to the Rays, he got three plate appearances, recorded two putouts in the outfield and played almost five full innings. So far, so good. "The more reps I get, the better," said Sizemore...." March 05
CSN New England "Xander Bogaerts has been doing a lot of extra work with coach Brian Butterfield this spring, attempting to learn some of the finer points of playing shortstop. In the first inning of the Red Sox' 8-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, some of that work paid off, even if it didn't result in an..." March 05
MLB.com "Jake Peavy, coming off a laceration of his left index finger, made some nice progress on Tuesday when he was able to do some throwing. Someone else had to catch the ball for Peavy, as he hasn't been cleared to put his glove on yet. "We've got an opportunity to keep his arm moving, keep him..." March 04
Jake Peavy lacerated his left index finger with a fishing knife yesterday and won't throw for at least 3 days #RedSox
WEEI Boston "Christian Vazquez continues to impress in Red Sox camp. The latest raves came from John Farrell after Vazquez threw out Minnesota’s Jermaine Mitchell trying to steal second base in the seventh inning at Hammond Stadium. “Another one you probably saw last year,” Farrell said Sunday,..." March 02
WEEI Boston "If Saturday was indication, 24-year-old Allen Webster has fallen behind Anthony Ranaudo in the Red Sox pitching prospect race. Webster, who made his debut with the Red Sox last season in seven spot starts, was roughed up by the Minnesota Twins in his first start of spring training at Hammond..." March 01
CBSSports.com "Red Sox ace Jon Lester, extraordinary pitcher and model employee, saves his hardball game for the field. When it comes to contract negotiations, there are no breaking pitches, no changeups. When he says he wants to stay a Red Sox, he means it. “I don't like change,” Lester said in an interview..." March 01
Boston Herald "If an openly gay player emerges on the Red Sox this season, it’s possible that the late mother of David Ortiz will have played a role in creating a welcoming environment. Ortiz, speaking yesterday about having an openly gay teammate, said that his mother, Angela, taught him a valuable lesson..." March 01
ESPN.com "Johnny Football became Johnny Baseball, at least for a weekend. Johnny Manziel appeared at Red Sox spring training on Friday night at the team's annual casino charity event to benefit the Red Sox Foundation. He posed for pictures with a number of players and staff, then showed up the next..." March 01
CSN New England "A crowd of 15 or so reporters gathered around Grady Sizemore's locker Thursday, and the veteran outfielder, turning to face a small army of microphones and notebooks, seemed bemused by all the attention. All of this for two hitless at-bats? In a spring training game? Against a college..." February 28
CSN New England "A year ago, in his first season working as a special assistant for the Red Sox, Pedro Martinez was content to dip his toe into the waters. This year, he's eager to more fully immerse himself. Initially, Martinez was unsure of how much time he wanted to devote to working with the..." February 27
CSN New England "The exhibition schedule begins Thursday and Grapefruit League play starts Friday, but it could be a few more days before Shane Victorino is on the field for the Red Sox. Manager John Farrell said the Sox are holding Victorino out of action for a while as Victorino builds some core..." February 26
CSN New England "Daniel Nava, who has been held out of swinging the bat for the last four days, is expected to re-start full baseball activities Wednesday. Nava has been hampered by a stiff neck and limited in what he's been allowed to do since the start of last weekend." February 26
USA Today "Major League Baseball implemented an experimental, controversial rule Monday to protect catchers, prohibiting baserunners from initiating deliberate collisions at home plate in hopes of preventing concussions and injuries. Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association,..." February 25
Daniel Nava isn't yet ready to swing because of a sore neck, but he's not limited defensively.
Providence Journal "Mike Carp motioned toward the locker next to his, a gesture of both deference and deprecation. If he could do it, why can’t I, Carp seemed to suggest. It was Daniel Nava standing next to him, and the topic was learning a new position in spring. Last year, Nava put on a first baseman’s mitt..." February 23
Daniel Nava has missed the last two days of batting practice due to a stiff neck. Hopes to give it a shot tomorrow.
Farrell said Sizemore could even be ready for the team's first spring training game next week. Running the bases at full speed.
Source: Chris Capuano passes #RedSox physical, making deal official.
USA Today "Larry Lucchino, president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, hopes to keep David Ortiz with the Red Sox for the duration of his career, he disclosed Friday at their training camp. The Red Sox and Ortiz met Thursday to talk about a contract extension, Lucchino said, which likely will be one year for..." February 22
Boston Herald "David Ortiz and the Red Sox are talking contract, and both sides would like to reach a resolution before the season begins. A source confirmed a WEEI.com report that the sides have opened discussions. Ortiz and his agent, Fernando Cuza, met with members of ownership as well as the front..." February 21
NESN "The Boston Red Sox have signed free-agent pitcher Chris Capuano, according to multiple reports. Capuano, a left-hander from Springfield, Mass., will earn a guaranteed $2.25 million in 2014, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. Capuano’s one-year, major league contract reportedly could reach..." February 21
MLB announces #RedSox minor league pitcher Francisco Tena suspended 50 games for PED use. On Dominican Summer League roster.
CSN New England "Following the announcement that Ryan Dempster will not pitch for the Red Sox in 2014, the Red Sox are stepping up their search for some veteran starting depth for their organization. FoxSports.com reported that the Sox are in discussions with Massachusetts native Chris Capuano. The Sox already..." February 20
CBSSports.com "CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox are engaged in contract talks with free agent left-hander Chris Capuano. Heyman adds that Capuano is apparently willing to consider a swingman/"sixth starter" role with the champion Red Sox. Capuano, age 35 and a native of Springfield, Mass.,..." February 20
ESPN.com "Here's why the Boston Red Sox should give David Ortiz a contract extension: It makes good business sense to do so. Now that's counterintuitive to how the argument is usually framed: Ortiz is 38, the Sox already have him under contract for 2014, no need to do anything now, no one else is going..." February 19
Boston Herald "David Ortiz hit bombs in the batting cage this morning and then dropped a few on his critics. The slugging DH is back in camp for his 11th season with the Red Sox, and he's ready to do damage after an historic World Series that saw him take home MVP honors while hitting .688. As the..." February 19
Sources: #RedSox talking to Capuano.
CBSSports.com "Red Sox ace Jon Lester is set to hit free agency after the 2014 season, and he's yet to discuss a possible contract extension with the Boston front office. “We haven't sat down. I think there's going to be a time and a place for that,” Lester said (bostonglobe.com). “But that's not really..." February 18
Gammons Daily "It was the off-day between the Tampa and Detroit series last October, an off-day for most players. Two or three stopped by Fenway, but by 5 p.m. they had left. I was there to do a couple of live hits from the MLB Network camera at the visiting dugout, waiting in the dugout, when Ryan Dempster and..." February 17
Steven Wright underwent surgery in late-January to repair a hernia. He's expected to be out until sometime in May.
Former Reds closer Francisco Cordero is in Red Sox camp, per a source, and will get a look as a reliever.
WEEI Boston "According to an industry source, the Red Sox and left-hander Andrew Miller, who had a gap of $600,000 between what the team had offered ($1.55 million) and what the reliever had requested ($2.15 million) through arbitration, settled on a one-year, non-guaranteed deal for 2014 for just over $1.9..." February 16
CBSSports.com "Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster isn't necessarily calling it a career -- he wouldn't rule out a return in 2015 -- but he'll sit out the entire 2014 season, he told reporters Sunday. Dempster cited neck issues as the primary reason, telling reporters that he just doesn't physically feel..." February 16
Fansided "It seems that the Stephen Drew drama is more prevalent than that of any other remaining free agent. After it was reported that both the Mets and Yankees were likely to pass on Drew, his former team had been rumored to be the popular landing spot. That isn’t necessarily the case, according to..." February 15
WEEI Boston "Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. moved freely through the spring training clubhouse a year ago at this time, a little-noticed presence as a non-roster invitee (uniform No. 74) until his play on the field started speaking loudly for him. He then became a spring sensation, ultimately..." February 15
MassLive.com "Jake Peavy, who left the Red Sox's spring training complex on Friday with his hand wrapped in a bandage, is not expected to miss more than a few days of action. Pitchers and catchers reported on Saturday and Peavy was in good spirits after taking a baseball off his pitching hand the day..." February 15
MLB.com "Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star shortstop who spent 53 years in professional baseball as a player, manager and scout, passed away early Friday morning, six days after suffering multiple strokes during an MLB alumni cruise. "He passed away at 2:36 a.m. [ET]," according to Jim Fregosi Jr., the..." February 14
ESPN New York "Major League Baseball owners, despite earning more than $8 billion in revenue in 2013, voted in January to allow individual teams to slash or eliminate pension-plan offerings to their non-uniformed personnel. The vote, tabled a year earlier when the intention became public, quietly took place..." February 14
ESPN.com "You didn’t expect to hear that the Red Sox dissed Derek Jeter, did you? Not that Jeter was above being abused in Boston. He told the story once of how two young women sitting near the on-deck circle in Fenway Park kept calling his name until he looked up, then unloaded a torrent of expletives..." February 13
Boston Herald "Jackie Bradley Jr. knows what we think his 2014 season is all about. And he’s not going there. “You can’t replace a Jacoby Ellsbury,” Bradley said yesterday. “He’s an All-Star.” Nevertheless, someone must succeed the fleet-footed center fielder, and the favorite is the rookie who took spring..." February 13
Hardball Talk "The New York Daily News reports that, now that A-Rod has dropped his appeal and is accepting his suspension, Major League Baseball is going to drop the lawsuit it filed last March against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, Juan Carlos Nunez and multiple other defendants. Which, of course, just..." February 12