Red Sox Rumors & News

  • Red Sox decline option on reliever Breslow

    ESPN Boston "The Red Sox on Friday announced that they had declined the $4 million option they held for 2015 on left-handed reliever Craig Breslow, making the 34-year-old pitcher a free agent. In a conference call with reporters Thursday night, GM Ben Cherington did not rule out the possibility of bringing..." October 31

  • GM says Red Sox will have “a conversation” with free agent Jon Lester "Starting on Tuesday, the Red Sox can negotiate with free agents on other teams. And that could include a pitcher the Red Sox are extremely familiar with in lefty Jon Lester, the man they traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes back in July. The rotation is one of the key areas of..." October 31

  • Red Sox Sign Uehara To Two-Year Extension

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox announced that they have signed right-hander Koji Uehara to a two-year extension that runs through the 2016 season. Alex Speier of reports that it is a two-year, $18MM contract (Twitter link). Uehara is represented by Mark Pieper of Relativity Sports. " October 31

  • Farrell shoots down report of coaches hating Cespedes

    CSN New England "Red Sox manager John Farrell, in an MLB Network Radio interview, dismissed a report that his coaching staff didn't like outfielder Yoenis Cespedes as "totally unfounded." "Totally surprised, completely off guard," Farrell said was his reaction to a New York Daily News story last weekend that..." October 30

  • Kevin Youkilis retires from baseball

    MLB Daily Dish "Infielder Kevin Youkilis has decided to retire from baseball after a ten-year major league career, according to a tweet from his agency, Pro Star Management. Youkilis spent the 2014 season in Japan, appearing in 21 games for the Rakuten Golden Eagles. In ten major league seasons with the Red..." October 30

  • Pablo Sandoval is on Boston's 3B wish list, but so is Chase Headley "The Red Sox, in need of third base production, are prioritizing Giants postseason hero Pablo Sandoval as well as Chase Headley, according to people in the know. Boston may also take a look at Aramis Ramirez, if he become a free agent, though he is said to fit below Sandoval and Headley. Ramirez..." October 29

  • The Red Sox will trade Yoenis Cespedes eventually

    SB Nation "The Red Sox are going to trade Yoenis Cespedes. It's not what they initially wanted to do after sending Jon Lester to the A's for him in July, but that's what's going to end up happening. It's not necessarily a failing that will cause it, either, and you can likely dismiss any rumors about the Red..." October 28

  • On Yoenis Cespedes in Boston: “He marches to his own drum and the coaches all hate him”

    New York Daily News "Yoenis Cespedes’ decision to switch agents to Roc Nation is said to increase the likelihood the Red Sox will trade the Cuban slugger this winter while they can still get something substantial in return for him with his free agency pending after next season. If so, this poses yet another intriguing..." October 28

  • Craig Breslow not optimistic about option being picked up

    WEEI Boston "As time ticks toward the Red Sox having to make a decision on Craig Breslow’s contract, the reliever remains realistic. The Red Sox have until five days after the completion of the World Series to decide whether or not to exercise Breslow’s $4 million option for 2015. The 34-year-old lefty is..." October 24

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Yoenis Cespedes Signs With Jay Z's Roc Nation

    Boston Globe "Jay Z’s Roc Nation has announced that they have brought another sports star into their fold: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The entertainment company, which represents athletes such as Kevin Durant, CC Sabathia, and Victor Cruz, tweeted the news Monday afternoon that Cespedes was now a Roc..." October 21

  • Red Sox have had “preliminary talks” with free agent Koji Uehara

    Hardball Talk "Koji Uehara struggled down the stretch and was shut down by the Red Sox for much of September, but Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the team has had “preliminary talks” about re-signing the free agent reliever. After being un-hittable for nearly two seasons Uehara went through a..." October 20

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    Rob Bradford @bradfo

    Appears as though Red Sox have agreed to terms with Chili Davis to become hitting coach

  • Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach "The Red Sox have hired Chili Davis away from the Athletics to be their next hitting coach.'s Jon Heyman confirms the original report of Rob Bradford and Alex Speier of WEEI. As Heyman recently wrote, Davis was also considered a strong candidate for the Yankees' opening at hitting..." October 20

  • Report: Red Sox may look to trade Yoenis Cespedes this offseason "Will outfielder Yoenis Cespedes' stay with the Red Sox be a brief one? Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, in the midst of his must-read "Sunday Baseball Notes" column, writes that Boston may be looking to trade Cespedes this offseason. As Cafardo notes, Cespedes recently expressed some reluctance..." October 20

  • Report: Chili Davis interviews with Red Sox

    CSN Bay Area "A’s hitting coach Chili Davis interviewed with another American League East team on Friday, as multiple outlets have reported Davis talked with the Boston Red Sox. That comes one day after Davis interviewed with the New York Yankees. Both teams have hitting coach vacancies to fill, and toss the..." October 18

  • Clay Buchholtz's Wife -- I'VE BEEN HACKED ... Those Pics Were For My Husband ONLY "The wife of Boston Red Sox star Clay Buchholtz says she's the latest victim in the nude photo hacking scandal -- and tells TMZ Sports the racy photos were ONLY meant to be seen by her husband. We spoke with Lindsay Clubine -- a former "Deal or No Deal" briefcase model -- who tells us she was..." October 16

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    #RedSox do have an interest in former #Yankees coach Kevin Long.

  • Mike Napoli slated to undergo surgery for sleep disorder

    WEEI Boston "According to Mike Napoli, the first baseman will be undergoing Bimaxillary Advancement surgery in order to help alleviate his long-standing battle with sleep apnea. (To read more on the operation, click here.) The procedure is slated to be performed Nov. 4. “I’ve been dealing with sleep..." October 14

  • The Red Sox are the “early favorite” for James Shields. We’re doing this already?

    Hardball Talk "Andy McCullough of the KC Star has a story today noting, quite correctly, that in addition to trying to pitch his Kansas City Royals into the World Series, James Shields is also auditioning for a big free agent contract after the season ends: At 32, he figures to be the most affordable of the..." October 10

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: Ryan Dempster will not pursue a deal this offseason, and he is now officially retired. Goes out as a World Series champion.

  • Kenta Maeda: the next $100 million Japanese pitcher?

    Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe shares this note … Kenta Maeda, RHP, Hiroshima — He has told some Japanese media that when he’s posted he prefers to play for the Yankees or Red Sox. Both are likely to bid, but the final contract isn’t expected to come anywhere near the seven-year, $155..." October 06

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    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    Hitting coach Greg Colbrunn has "elected not to return to the position," according to #RedSox

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Sox open to discussing extension with Cespedes "The Red Sox are interested in negotiating a contract extension with outfielder Yoenis Cespedes during the offseason, but they aren't exactly sure when those talks will occur. "It is just a conversation that we will have at the right time," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said on Monday...." September 30

  • Jeter's career ends with a win in Boston

    Pinstripe Alley "think most Yankee fans' hope was that Derek Jeter's career would end with a World Series victory. Sadly that won't happen, but a victory over the Red Sox at Fenway isn't a bad second option. In his final at bat, Jeter hit an RBI single. It wasn't quite Thursday night, but it was a nice way to end..." September 29

  • Even With Derek Jeter, Yankees Lose to Red Sox

    Boston Globe "Even Derek Jeter couldn’t prevent this Yankees loss. The Red Sox sent 14 batters to the plate in the second inning with eight scoring on their way to 10-4 thrashing of the Yankees at Fenway Park Saturday afternoon. Back in the lineup after taking Friday off, Jeter went 1-for-2 with an..." September 28

  • Masahiro Tanaka doesn’t make it out of the second inning vs. the Red Sox

    Hardball Talk "This won’t exactly give the Yankees peace of mind going into the offseason. Masahiro Tanaka was solid in his first start in 10 weeks last Sunday against the Blue Jays, but he didn’t make it out of the second inning this afternoon against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. There’s no way to sugarcoat..." September 27

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    Alex Speier @alexspeier

    Farrell says Sox would like to bring back pending free agent Burke Badenhop, given his reliability over multiple years, if possible.

  • Jeter doesn’t leave the dugout as Yankees top Red Sox

    New York Post "With Derek Jeter strolling around the third base dugout trying to recover from Thursday night’s emotional ride in The Bronx, the Yankees employed a lineup Friday night against the Red Sox that didn’t have a single regular player. What they did have was veteran lefty Chris Capuano, and he was..." September 27

  • Derek Jeter to finish career as DH

    New York Post "Derek Jeter wants to watch the replay of his emotional and scintillating final game at Yankee Stadium because he admitted his mind wasn’t always right during the evening that pebbled a lot of flesh. Nevertheless, when the retiring shortstop views the historic game, there will be a degree of..." September 27

  • Red Sox power their way past the Rays, 11-1

    CSN New England "Too late to make an impact, the Red Sox have stumbled upon the perfect winning formula the last two nights: have a young pitcher go deeper into a start than he ever has and let some of the six rookies in the lineup do the rest. One night after Anthony Ranaudo pitched seven innings for the first..." September 26

  • Derek Jeter done with shortstop, will only DH in Boston

    Hardball Talk "You wouldn’t blame Derek Jeter if he decided to end his career after tonight’s heroics, but he will play this weekend as the Yankees wrap up their season with a three-game series against the Red Sox in Boston. However, his days of playing shortstop are officially over. According to Chad..." September 26

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    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

    Sounds as if Napoli (toe, back, finger); Holt (concussion) won't play again this year. Might be case with Ortiz (wrist), too.

  • Red Sox rout wild Rays, 11-3

    CSN New England "Somewhere in the mess that was the Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays marathon Wednesday night was a fine pitching performance from Anthony Ranaudo. In a game that saw the teams take two hours to complete the first four innings and featured Rays pitchers issuing nine walks -- including three with the bases..." September 25

  • John Farrell to manage MLB All-Star Team in November series in Japan "Back in August, MLB announced it is sending a team of All-Stars to Japan to play a five-game exhibition series against the Japanese National Team in November. The series has been dubbed the "All-Star Series 2014." Former Rangers manager Ron Washington was set to manage the team, but he resigned..." September 25

  • Trouble brewing between Middlebrooks and Red Sox?

    CSN New England "Are there issues between Will Middlebrooks and the Red Sox? It's hard to think otherwise, after some recent comments, including some by John Farrell Wednesday afternoon. Middlebrooks was out of the lineup again Wednesday night, still bothered by a hand injury that has bothered him..." September 25

  • Alex Cobb, big inning help Rays beat Red Sox

    Tampa Bay Times "Rays manager Joe Maddon and pitching coach Jim Hickey would prefer not labeling any of their starters an ace. But like James Shields and David Price before him, Alex Cobb is going to push the limits of their lexicon. Cobb delivered a typically solid performance in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Red..." September 24

  • Tommy Harper and the Red Sox’ racist past

    Boston Globe "For decades, Tommy Harper encountered strangers eager to share their Red Sox memories: their first games with their fathers, their first awed glimpses of Fenway in green, their farewells to Ted and Yaz. Harper listened patiently, even when the stories turned so predictable he could finish them..." September 22

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    Alex Speier @alexspeier

    Farrell says Steven Wright could get start against Yankees on Friday. De La Rosa won't start again this year. May make a bullpen appearance.

  • Adam Jones hits two homers to lead Orioles to 7-2 win over Red Sox

    Baltimore Sun "After the Orioles' 7-2 victory Saturday night over the Boston Red Sox, manager Buck Showalter was preparing himself for a postgame discussion with Adam Jones, whom he was considering sitting for Sunday's regular-season home finale. It would be a short turnaround for an afternoon game, but these..." September 21

  • Extra Inning Heroics Courtesy of Ortiz Lift Sox To a Win over O's

    Boston Globe "As terrible as this Red Sox season as been, as merciful as its impending end will be, think about how much worse it could have been if not for David Ortiz. Big Papi jacked two home runs, his 33rd and 34th of the season, with the second winding up a 10th inning game winner in a 5-3 Red Sox..." September 20

  • Red Sox's Brock Holt cleared to begin baseball activities "Brock Holt's versatility has allowed him to play seven different positions for the Boston Red Sox this season, but a concussion has kept the rookie on the bench since Sept. 12. The 26-year-old met with a doctor on Thursday for a follow-up exam and received some encouraging news, according to..." September 18

  • Pirates hit 3 HRs in rout of Red Sox

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Excitement over the Pirates' 81st victory of the season? That is so 2013. Last year, there was a lot of buzz when the Pirates got win No. 81 and secured their first nonlosing season since 1992. On Wednesday, there was barely a ripple when the Pirates reached that mark again by drubbing the..." September 18

  • Castillo's debut the 'next step in his progression'

    CSN New England "A month ago, Rusney Castillo signed a contract worth more money than any recent Cuban player. The Red Sox spent more money on him than they have for any player not already in their organization since the signed free agent Carl Crawford. But as Castillo got ready to make his major league debut..." September 18

  • Morton, Pirates blank Red Sox in series opener

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "After spending the past month on the disabled list with a sports hernia that's still giving him trouble, Charlie Morton tossed five scoreless innings Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox. Could the Pirates right-hander have expected any more? “Yeah,” Morton said. “I could've thrown nine..." September 17

  • Rusney Castillo to debut vs. Pirates

    ESPN Boston "Outfielder Rusney Castillo, who signed the biggest contract ever for a Cuban player, will make his major-league debut Wednesday night against the Pirates, Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday. "He's an electric player with a lot of skills -- he's explosive, quick-twitch," Farrell said...." September 17

  • Sox' Cespedes assures Castillo he's not on an island

    Boston Herald "Rusney Castillo owes Yoenis Cespedes a hug. It’s entirely possible Castillo wouldn’t be making his big league debut this week or earning $72.5 million from the Red Sox without the efforts of his countryman, who helped blaze a trail from Cuba in 2012. “He actually already gave me a hug,”..." September 16

  • Daniel Nava grand as Sox come back against Royals

    Over The Monster "The Red Sox fell behind early, but erased a 4-0 deficit with an eight-run attack highlighted by a three-run shot from Xander Bogaerts and a Daniel Nava grand slam. While the Red Sox enjoyed some nice performances at the plate, you may have gathered that this was not exactly a banner night for..." September 15

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    Brian MacPherson @brianmacp

    David Ortiz left due to a family emergency. Already on way back to Boston. Expected to meet Red Sox in Pittsburgh.

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