Red Sox Rumors & News

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Source: #RedSox still very much engaged with @JLester31, process ongoing. Recent signings do not preclude his return.

  • Red Sox trying for mega-free agent double play: Panda and Hanley

    CBSSports.com "The Boston Red Sox are trying hard for a huge free agent double play, as they are involved with not only Pablo Sandoval but also Hanley Ramirez, according to sources. The Red Sox are known to be in the middle of talks for star third baseman Sandoval, and after remaining in contact with Ramirez..." November 24

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Hanley Ramirez terms with #RedSox, per source: Four years, $88M with fifth-year vesting option valued at $22M.

  • Pablo Sandoval and the Red Sox agree to a five-year deal at close to $100 million

    Hardball Talk "Big day for the Sox. On the same day they are expected to officially announce a deal with Hanley Ramirez, Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox have reached an agreement with Pablo Sandoval for five years and close to $100 million. Sandoval had offers from both the Giants and the Padres as well,..." November 24

  • Report: Boston, Hanley Ramirez finalizing $90M deal

    ESPN Boston "The Boston Red Sox, not content to wait for third baseman Pablo Sandoval's decision as to whether he will sign with the club, reportedly have come to terms with Hanley Ramirez on what is expected to be in the range of a five-year, $90 million agreement, FoxSports.com reported Sunday. Ramirez..." November 24

  • The 2015 Hall of Fame ballot is out — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez are new on the ballot

    Hardball Talk "It’s almost that time! The time to argue for a couple of months on-end about the Hall of Fame! The ballot has been released. Here it is, with 17 holdovers and 17 newcomers. Here are the new guys: Randy Johnson Pedro Martinez John Smoltz Carlos Delgado Gary Sheffield Nomar..." November 24

  • Agent: Sandoval mulling offers, nearing pick

    ESPN.com "Free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval is expected to make a decision about his baseball future this week, according to his brother and co-agent. Michael Sandoval did not specify which teams are in the running, but he told ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes on Saturday that Pablo Sandoval has..." November 23

  • Pablo Sandoval leaning toward Red Sox — Padres have highest offer, SF Giants still in hunt

    San Francisco Gate "I hear Pablo Sandoval has received his highest contract offer from the Padres but is leaning toward accepting an offer from the Red Sox, though events could change in a hurry. Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans, who spoke with agent Gustavo Vasquez on Thursday morning, had suggested the third..." November 23

  • Red Sox make $95 million offer to Pablo Sandoval

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox might be pulling ahead in the race for Pablo Sandoval. A major league source indicated the Red Sox’ five-year, $95 million offer may be in the lead over Sandoval’s offers from the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres. It’s not certain whether any of the teams have..." November 23

  • Report: Padres Join Red Sox, Giants As Major Players For Pablo Sandoval

    NESN "The Pablo Sandoval sweepstakes just welcomed a surprise entrant. The San Diego Padres have joined the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants in aggressively pursuing Sandoval, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported Thursday night. The Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox reportedly have shown..." November 21

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    According to a mAjor league source the Red Sox offer to Jon Lester falls into $110-$120 range over six years.

  • Judge threatens Roger Clemens with contempt of court, sanctions in defamation case

    New York Daily News "Roger Clemens could be held in contempt of court and face sanctions for disobeying an order to turn over correspondence involving the disgraced baseball pitcher’s agents and public relations guru to lawyers representing Clemens’ former trainer, a Brooklyn judge said in court papers..." November 19

  • Red Sox offer to Sandoval coming soon; Giants, three others in mix

    CBSSports.com "Pablo Sandoval and his agents boarded a flight Wednesday afternoon from Boston, and the Red Sox are expected to make an offer by Thursday or so in what looks like a strong and spirited competition between at least five teams, including the favored, big-market Boston and San Francisco teams. The..." November 19

  • Phillies reportedly scouting Red Sox prospects for possible Cole Hamels trade

    Newark Star-Ledger "Things appear to be heating up on the possibility of the Phillies trading Cole Hamels to the Boston Red Sox front. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies are doing background on three of the top prospects in the Red Sox organization including highly touted catcher Christian..." November 19

  • Red Sox Claim Juan Francisco

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox have claimed Juan Francisco off waivers from the Blue Jays, Boston announced today. Francisco, 27, had been noted as a non-tender candidate by MLBTR’s Mark Polishuk, and obviously was headed in that direction given the move by the Jays to expose him to the wire. Francisco is..." November 19

  • Report: Red Sox offering Sandoval $80M-$90M

    CSN New England "CSNNE.com’s Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam joined Trenni Kusnierek on SNC Early Edition to discuss the reports that the Red Sox are discussing a deal with Sandoval. McAdam explained that it would be foolish for either party to sign now. " November 19

  • Source: Lester offer on table from Red Sox

    ESPN Boston "The Boston Red Sox made a contract offer to pitcher Jon Lester when he met with the team's owners earlier this week, according to a major league source. The terms of the offer were not disclosed, and the source said he did not expect Lester to make a quick decision. Lester met with the..." November 19

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    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    #Cardinals have joined the Red Sox, Cubs and Braves in pursuit of Jon Lester according to a club source which makes sense after Miller trade

  • Sandoval in Boston to meet with Red Sox

    ESPN Boston "Free agent Pablo Sandoval arrived in Boston on Monday for a meeting with Red Sox brass, who were said to be "all-in" on luring the third baseman away from San Francisco. An executive with one major league club at last week's GM meetings in Phoenix said the Sox were making a big push to sign the..." November 18

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Hearing Pablo Sandoval has discussed deals in the 5-year, $80-90 million range with #sfgiants and #redsox.

  • Jose Canseco is putting his gun and his severed finger up for sale

    Hardball Talk "If you haven’t been following former major leaguer Jose Canseco on Twitter, you’re really missing out. Recently, he tweeted about how his finger — surgically reattached after he had accidentally shot it off — fell off during a poker tournament. Now, Canseco tweets, he’s selling both the severed..." November 18

  • Anthony Bosch told feds that agent Scott Boras tried to cover up Manny Ramirez's PED use, sources say

    Newsday "Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch told federal investigators earlier this year that top sports agent Scott Boras orchestrated a meeting to help fabricate medical records and concoct a cover story to explain a failed drug test by Boras client Manny Ramirez, according to two sources with direct..." November 15

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

  • Andrew Miller seeking four-year contract, has interest in return to Boston

    MassLive.com "Shorten the game to six innings and make it to the World Series. The strategy used by the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants last season is considered the "flavor of the month," one agent said Wednesday at the general managers meetings in the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. The Boston Red..." November 13

  • Odds are low for Red Sox landing Cole Hamels, Johnny Cueto

    Boston Herald "Day 1 of the general managers meetings is in the books, and we already have a couple of key pieces of information that could influence the shape of the Red Sox rotation in 2015. First there’s the news — first reported by FoxSports.com — that Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels has a no-trade..." November 12

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sandoval market appears down to #SFGiants, #RedSox. #WhiteSox interest seems limited, #BlueJays same. And Red Sox weighing other options.

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    Rob Bradford @bradfo

    FWIW, Red Sox are one of the six teams showing ‘legitimate interest’ in Jon Lester, per source http://t.co/ONd67t4Bnf

  • Red Sox 'all in' on Pablo Sandoval

    ESPN Boston "While there have been reports, most notably from Buster Olney of ESPN.com, that the San Francisco Giants are optimistic about re-signing Pablo Sandoval and that a deal could happen soon, an executive with another major league club said Tuesday that the Red Sox are "all in" on the free-agent third..." November 12

  • Red Sox have 'obvious interest' in Jon Lester

    CSN New England "The Red Sox need a third baseman, a backup catcher and some bullpen depth for 2015. But one need outstrips them all: starting pitching. After dealing off 60 percent of their of their rotation last July, the Sox need at least two quality starters to add to Joe Kelly, Clay Buchholz and a handful..." November 12

  • Shortstop prospect Marrero having strong AFL season

    Providence Journal "Ben Cherington left no room for equivocation: Xander Bogaerts will come to spring training as Boston’s shortstop. Long considered the organization’s most talented young player, Bogaerts showed the Red Sox enough even in an up-and-down rookie season for them to expect him to be a core part of their..." November 11

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    Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

    I know how hard this is to believe but a well-placed source predicted that Red Sox will re-sign Lester, and may go up to 6 yrs to do so

  • Red Sox GM Ben Cherington downplays trade rumors involving Yoenis Cespedes

    Hardball Talk "The Red Sox have a logjam of outfielders and most of the trade speculation has centered on Yoenis Cespedes. It’s only natural, as he’s only under team control for one more year and appears unlikely to sign an extension to stay in Boston. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington addressed the..." November 10

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sandoval's agent, Gustavo Vasquez, plans to meet with #BlueJays, #SFGiants, #RedSox, #WhiteSox in Phoenix.

  • Red Sox could be one of Pablo Sandoval’s best options

    Boston Globe "It’s sort of like David Ortiz leaving Boston for the Dodgers, or a reasonable equivalent. Pablo Sandoval should probably never leave San Francisco. Three World Series rings. Postseason hero. Lovable nickname (Kung Fu Panda) complete with fans who wear panda masks during his at-bats. But..." November 09

  • Masterson may be a fit for Red Sox

    CSN New England "A year ago, Masterson seemed headed for a big free agent payday. But he and the Cleveland Indians couldn't get together on an extension last offseason, and last July the Indians dealt him to St. Louis. He was, in a word, abysmal with the Cardinals, compiling a 7.04 ERA in six games. There were..." November 05

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

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    Alex Speier @alexspeier

    Sox announce that Mike Napoli underwent surgery to address his sleep apnea this AM at MGH. Will be released from hospital this week.

  • 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

    MLB.com "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 WEEI.com 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

    CBSSports.com "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

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