Red Sox Rumors & News

  • Red Sox trying to move Hanley Ramirez

    CBS Sports "The rumor: The Red Sox are "trying to move" former infielder/former left fielder/current first baseman in training Hanley Ramirez. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has the skinny: 1. Hanley Ramirez, 1B-DH, Red Sox — There's now talk in the front office that Dave Dombrowski is trying to move..." November 29

  • Will the Red Sox meet the asking Price for David?

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox are prohibitive favorites, at least in the eyes of the media and a few baseball executives, to land free agent David Price for two reasons: president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski’s relationship with the lefthander, whom he acquired and then dealt over the last two trade..." November 29

  • NL GM: Red Sox 'will go $30-40M above anyone else' for Price

    The Score "The baseball world took a breather for Thanksgiving on Thursday, but now every general manager's focus is turning to signing the top free agents leading up to the winter meetings in early December. Southpaw David Price is arguably the top pitcher available this fall, and one team appears to be..." November 28

  • Highlighting the major issues that could hang over the next labor deal

    ESPN "Here's something you can be thankful for as you chomp on your turkey and stuffing: Since the last baseball work stoppage -- and that's now 20 years ago, if you're scoring at home -- the three other major North American sports have had six of them. So how 'bout that. Baseball. The sports world's..." November 26

  • Red Sox Manager John Farrell Gives Health Update: ‘I Feel Great, Energized’

    NESN "John Farrell received some great news back in October that his cancer was in remission. The Boston Red Sox manager was diagnosed in August with Stage 1 lymphoma, which kept him out of the dugout for the final month-plus of the season. But he said Tuesday that he’s doing much better now as he..." November 26

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • Report: Red Sox will generate highest offer to David Price

    The Score "If money talks, the Boston Red Sox will be the front-runners in the David Price sweepstakes. There's a "high expectation" among major league executives involved in the bidding for Price that the Red Sox will produce the highest contract offer, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Olney's report..." November 25

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Farrell on WEEI says Bradley will play CF for #RedSox with Betts in RF and Castillo in LF.

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Dombrowski said “no plan in place for (Hanley) to play Winter Ball.” Said been discussed in past, but “presently this is only a rumor”

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    David Price @DAVIDprice14

    I can always tell the big rumor days...tons of mentions when I haven't even said anything!! I love you all BUT I'm going to play in Japan

  • Report: Hanley Ramirez to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic

    Hardball Talk "Coming off a disappointing first season with the Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes that he plans to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic in order to prepare for 2016. After inking a four-year, $88 million deal with Boston last November, Ramirez batted just .241..." November 24

  • At second base, the plan is to preserve Dustin Pedroia

    Boston Globe "That Dustin Pedroia will be their second baseman is something the Red Sox have counted on for nearly a decade now. He has been their Opening Day starter nine years in a row. Only a handful of Sox infielders have exhibited that level of reliability, and some who have — such as Bobby Doerr and..." November 23

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • Dodgers to hire Dave Roberts as manager on Monday

    Los Angeles Times "Dave Roberts is expected to be named manager of the Dodgers on Monday, according to multiple people familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the hiring hasn’t been officially announced. A former Dodgers outfielder, the 43-year-old Roberts will be the first..." November 23

  • Dombrowski: Red Sox interested in 'any' available starter

    The Score "Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski got his feet wet earlier this month when he acquired elite closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres in exchange for four prospects, and his focus is now turning to acquiring a starting pitcher. "There are a lot of quality..." November 23

  • Source: Hot target Bruce has limited no-trade clause "When the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline expired this past season, Reds right fielder Jay Bruce let out a big sigh of relief while sitting at his locker in the clubhouse at Great American Ball Park. One thing that is certain this winter for Bruce is he will get to live that feeling of..." November 22

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

  • Roger Clemens: I Would Want Red Sox Hat On Hall Of Fame Plaque If Inducted

    NESN "Roger Clemens donned many baseball caps during his career. But which one would he want to wear on his plaque if he gets inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? “It would obviously be a Boston (Red Sox) hat,” Clemens said on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” on Thursday. “That’s where I..." November 20

  • Five potential trade destinations for Todd Frazier

    ESPN "OK, so Todd Frazier is on the block. As Joe Sheehan wrote Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds should have traded him back in July, when his trade value had peaked after a monster first half, when he hit .284/.337/.585. He slumped to .220/.274/.390 in the second half, however, and while he still had an..." November 19

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • Is David Ortiz a Hall of Famer?

    Hardball Talk "I predict that between today — when David Ortiz announced that 2016 will be his last year — and next October, when Ortiz’s career ends, there will be no fewer than 11,467 posts, columns and articles asking whether Ortiz deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. So, why waste time? Let’s beat the..." November 18

  • Five potential trade destinations for Todd Frazier

    ESPN "OK, so Todd Frazier is on the block. As Joe Sheehan wrote Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds should have traded him back in July, when his trade value had peaked after a monster first half, when he hit .284/.337/.585. He slumped to .220/.274/.390 in the second half, however, and while he still had an..." November 18

  • The legacy of David Ortiz shows how little PED use matters now

    Sporting News "The emerging lesson of baseball’s steroid era is that stains fade over time, what we really remember is the home runs and eventually, drug use just becomes a point in an argument for historical perspective, not unlike noting that David Ortiz has been a designated hitter for nearly 90 percent of..." November 17

  • Report: David Ortiz retiring after 2016 season

    USA Today "Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will retire at the end of the 2016 season, according to Fox Sports, ending a 19-year career in which he became a New England legend for his postseason heroics. Ortiz, who turns 40 on Wednesday, finished 2015 with 503 career home runs, cementing his status as..." November 17

  • Mutant-Killing David Ortiz Mod In ‘Fallout 4’ Not Cool With MLB

    NESN "There’s a fun modification in the new “Fallout 4” video game that allows users to play as a spiked-bat wielding character in David Ortiz’s Boston Red Sox uniform. But Major League Baseball doesn’t think it’s very fun. “The use of these marks is an infringement of our rights. We plan to enforce..." November 17

  • Report: Rich Hill expected to sign with a team this week

    WEEI Boston "Rich Hill is about to get the best contract of his career. According to a major league source, the free agent lefty is expected to sign with a team this week. It is not expected the Red Sox will be a candidate for Hill’s services. Hill became one of the more intriguing starting pitchers on the..." November 17

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    Joon Lee @iamjoonlee

    Former #RedSox prospect Michael Bowden signed with the Doosan Bears of the KBO.

  • Former AL East bullies Yankees and Red Sox need to make big offseason upgrades

    Sporting News "The Yankees haven’t won a playoff game since 2012. The Red Sox have finished last in the AL East in back-to-back seasons, the first consecutive cellar-dweller finishes since 1929 and 1930. These former beasts of the East have been mostly afterthoughts when the playoffs have arrived. Sure,..." November 16

  • Did Red Sox give up too much? Mixed reviews on Kimbrel deal

    CSN New England "Unsurprisingly, there's been a mixed reaction across baseball to the Red Sox' trade for Craig Kimbrel in exchange for minor league prospects. Some evaluators -- ESPN's Keith Law among them -- think the Red Sox surrendered too much in outfielder Manuel Margot and shortstop Javier Guerra,..." November 16

  • Where will Hanley Ramirez fit with the Red Sox in 2016?

    CBS Sports "Banged up again, apparently not in top physical shape and hopelessly miscast as an outfielder, Hanley Ramirez in 2015 endured, probably the worst season of his major league career. After signing a four-year, $88 million deal (plus a vesting option for 2019), he batted .249 with 19 home runs, a..." November 15

  • Red Sox asked about Chapman, but never got close to a deal

    WCPO Cincinnati "Dick Williams, the Reds’ new general manager, said the Red Sox did inquire about Aroldis Chapman before making the trade for San Diego’s Craig Kimbrel, but a deal with the Reds was never close. “We talked to them,” Williams said. “Teams that are in the market for a closer are going to call...." November 15

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    Ian Browne @IanMBrowne

    Dombrowski confirms Koji will move to the eighth inning. Farrell spoke with Koji. Koji expressed team first. Wants another World Series.

  • Red Sox likely to acquire ace via free agency "After acquiring a bullpen centerpiece in Craig Kimbrel on Friday night, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski can now focus his attention on reeling in an ace. And that pitcher is all but certain to be a free agent. The Red Sox gave up four prospects to get Kimbrel, which..." November 14

  • Red Sox Acquire Craig Kimbrel From Padres For Multiple Prospects

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox added a key player to their bullpen Friday night. The Red Sox have acquired closer Craig Kimbrel in a trade with the San Diego Padres. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the trade. Boston sent minor leaguers Manuel Margot, Carlos Asuaje, Logan Allen and Javier..." November 14

  • Can the Red Sox pry Chris Sale away from the White Sox?

    Boston Globe "Dave Dombrowski reportedly made the rounds at the GM meetings, querying almost every team for available players. One name that’s cropped up: White Sox ace Chris Sale. The reliable lefty has averaged 197 inning in the last four seasons, and in 2015, he finished with a 3.14 ERA and a career-high..." November 13

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

  • David Ortiz backs Red Sox in request that Hanley Ramirez slim down

    Boston Herald "David Ortiz tries not to be a defiant man, not unless he has to be, but almost never when it contradicts the best interest of the Red Sox. And so he’s able to set aside his brotherly-like relationship with Hanley Ramirez, whom he will train alongside during the offseason in the Dominican..." November 12

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #RedSox doing background work on #Reds’ Chapman. Indicates sincerity of interest, not that a deal is close.

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

  • Scott Boras Mum On Possible Xander Bogaerts-Red Sox Contract Extension

    NESN "Xander Bogaerts is very happy to be a member of the Boston Red Sox. Is it already time to start considering a contract extension for the up-and-coming shortstop? Bogaerts’ agent, Scott Boras, held his annual press conference at the MLB General Managers Meetings on Wednesday to discuss matters..." November 12

  • Red Sox interested in Chapman? Closer a big prize "Of all the impact pitchers the Red Sox have a chance to acquire this offseason, it's safe to say that none would create more excitement than Aroldis Chapman. The lefty reliever dominates the stat sheet and lights up the radar gun like few others ever have, and the Reds are willing to listen to..." November 12

  • Christian Vazquez hits road looking for at-bats

    Boston Globe "It has been a difficult year for Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez and recent events have only complicated matters. Vazquez, who is recovering from Tommy John elbow surgery in April, was lined up to get at-bats as a designated hitter in the Puerto Rico Winter League while working on a throwing..." November 11

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #RedSox have expressed interest in free-agent reliever Joakim Soria. Not a big surprise: Dave Dombrowski traded for him in Detroit.

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

  • 2015 BBWAA Awards finalists announced on MLB Network "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10

  • Red Sox to meet with free agent OF Chris Young today

    Boston Herald "In another sign that the Red Sox are keeping a wide-open mind to dealing one of their current big-league outfielders – Jackie Bradley Jr. is the lead candidate by a wide margin – the ballclub is scheduled to meet Tuesday with the representatives for free agent outfielder Chris Young, according to..." November 10

  • MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10

  • Dave Dombrowski says he had 'great' meeting with Hanley Ramirez

    Boston Herald "Dave Dombrowski's first order of business at the general managers' meetings: A 45-minute face-to-face with Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez lives in the Miami area, within driving distance from the Boca Raton Resort and Club where the meetings are being held. So, at Dombrowski's behest, the Sox slugger..." November 10

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