Red Sox Rumors & News

  • Report: Dustin Pedroia applauded David Price for telling off Dennis Eckersley

    Larry Brown Sports "David Price was supposedly sticking up for a teammate when he confronted Dennis Eckersley on a team flight recently, and another prominent Boston Red Sox player reportedly got Price’s back when the incident took place. Fred Toucher of 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston was told by a source that..." July 27

  • Red Sox To Designate Luis Ysla

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox will designate lefty Luis Ysla for assignment, Jen McCaffrey of MassLive.com tweets. His 40-man spot will go to just-acquired infielder Eduardo Nunez. Boston will also make two other adjoining moves. Righty Ben Taylor is headed to the disabled list, while fellow reliever Blaine..." July 26

  • Farrell says he hasn't apologized to Eckersley about Price incident

    WEEI Boston "Since Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy broke news on Sunday of what was said in a confrontation between David Price and NESN analyst Dennis Eckersley, there have still been lingering questions regarding whether an apology from Price or Red Sox manager John Farrell was ever..." July 26

  • The details of Rangers' Yu Darvish's 10-team no-trade list

    MLB Trade Rumors "At some point within the next five days the Rangers will make the franchise-altering decision whether to trade staff ace Yu Darvish. Texas is 49-51 this season and 3 1/2 games back of the second AL wild card spot. There are four teams ahead of them in the standings. FanGraphs put their postseason..." July 26

  • Giants trade Eduardo Nunez to Red Sox

    CSN Bay Area "Eduardo Nunez's time with the Giants is up as they have traded the third baseman to the Boston Red Sox. The teams announced the trade shortly after the Giants beat the Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night. Fox Sports was the first to report the news. The Giants will acquire minor league pitchers..." July 26

  • John Farrell: 'No' apology for Dennis Eckersley

    Boston Herald "It’s been more than three weeks since David Price confronted Dennis Eckersley on the Red Sox charter to Toronto, belittling the Hall of Famer in front of broadcast colleagues and Red Sox teammates because of Eckersley’s comments regarding a minor league rehab start by Eduardo Rodriguez. There’s..." July 25

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • What went down between David Price and Dennis Eckersley

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox wrapped up their weekend in California with a 3-2 loss to the Angels Sunday and flew from John Wayne Airport to Seattle. Here’s hoping the flight went smoothly, that none of the players were offended by anything Mike Timlin (a NESN fill-in on this trip) said during the Red..." July 24

  • The Red Sox are calling up top prospect Rafael Devers to fill their third base void

    CBS Sports "After losing out on Todd Frazier via the trade market, the Red Sox are turning to hotshot prospect Rafeal Devers to fill their void at third base. General manager Dave Dombrowski told reporters (including Ian Browne) after Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Angels that Devers will join the team Monday in..." July 23

  • Here are some out-of-the-box third base options for the Red Sox

    Boston Globe "Things you hear about the Red Sox on the dusty trail: ■ When MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal suggested an outside-the-box solution for third base by acquiring Gold Glove second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers and converting him to third, we asked around about other outside-the-box..." July 23

  • Pablo Sandoval wishes he signed with Giants, not Boston Red Sox

    Mass Live "Pablo Sandoval, who officially has signed a minor league deal with the Giants, met with reporters at AT&T Park in San Francisco today and said, "I learned my lesson." He said he wishes he had re-signed with the Giants following 2014 instead of taking less money to join the Red Sox. "I wish..." July 23

  • Pablo Sandoval apologizes for 2015 comments on leaving Giants

    Fanrag Sports "Despite being a beloved figure during his first stint with the San Francisco Giants, third baseman Pablo Sandoval probably could have handled his departure more smoothly than he did. In an interview with Scott Miller of Bleacher Report, Sandoval said that leaving the Giants for Boston was “not..." July 22

  • Pablo Sandoval signs deal to return to Giants

    WEEI Boston "Out of options and paid almost $50 million to simply go away just one week ago, Red Sox bust of a third baseman Pablo Sandoval was without a job for just one week, as he has officially signed a deal to return to the Giants, according to MLB insider Jon Heyman. Designated for assignment last..." July 22

  • Red Sox ace Chris Sale fastest in AL history to 200 K's in season

    ESPN "It was a fastball, 96 mph on the outer half of the plate, and Kole Calhoun didn't swing at it as much as he reached and flailed. Once again, Chris Sale's last pitch of a game was as nasty as his first. Sale struck out Calhoun to complete a sixth scoreless inning Friday night in the Boston..." July 22

  • With 3B market thin, could Ian Kinsler emerge as possible Red Sox target?

    WEEI Boston "It’s no secret that the Red Sox have been looking for third base help. The Pablo Sandoval experiment reached its bitter end this week, Brock Holt is still finding his footing after missing nearly three months, and despite a strong July from Deven Marrero, the team is openly looking for upgrades..." July 21

  • Farrell: Every effort is being made to make trades

    ESPN "By the time the Boston Red Sox are ready to jet home from Seattle on Wednesday night, the trade winds might be blowing hard enough in their direction to shave a few precious hours off their flight time. Or maybe they will have made a deal already? "I don't know. I can't answer that right..." July 21

  • If the Red Sox Win the World Series, Does Pablo Sandoval Get a Ring?

    The Big Lead "Pablo Sandoval may rejoin the San Francisco Giants. Sandoval spent the first 7 seasons of his career in San Francisco, making 2 All-Star teams and winning 3 World Series and a World Series MVP. Then he signed one of the most incredible contracts in sports history with the Boston Red..." July 20

  • Red Sox continuing to explore trade options at third, bullpen

    Boston Globe "Short of landing Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas, who would be an exciting third-base acquisition for the Red Sox now that Todd Frazier is gone to the Yankees? That’s the Red Sox’ dilemma. Some say the Red Sox should allow prospect Rafael Devers to develop at Pawtucket and if they are still..." July 20

  • Source: Pablo Sandoval returning to Giants

    MLB.com "Pablo Sandoval is coming back to San Francisco. A source told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez on Wednesday that Sandoval, recently released by the Red Sox, will sign a Minor League contract with the Giants. The deal is pending a physical, and Sandoval is expected to be in San Francisco on Friday. The..." July 20

  • After Frazier miss, Red Sox have other third base options

    CBS Sports "The Red Sox of course wanted to swing a trade for third baseman Todd Frazier, but they wound up getting out-flanked by the rival Yankees. As such, Boston's issues at the hot corner remain an ongoing concern and their most glaring roster weakness as they attempt to repeat as NL East champs. We've..." July 20

  • Source: Red Sox didn't discuss David Robertson

    WEEI Boston "For the Yankees, David Robertson was the key piece in their big trade with the White Sox Tuesday night. For the Red Sox, he wasn't even seriously discussed. According to a major league source, while the Red Sox did engage Chicago in at least some talks for third baseman Todd Frazier,..." July 19

  • Red Sox eyeing Eduardo Nuñez

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox continue to explore all the options they have to fill their soul-sucking black hole at third base. Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Wednesday that the Red Sox are eyeing former All-Star third baseman Eduardo Nuñez, who has been made available by the San..." July 19

  • Red Sox release Pablo Sandoval five days after DFAing him

    CSN Bay Area "After designating Pablo Sandoval for assignment on Friday, the Red Sox had 10 days to trade him or release him. They only needed five days. Boston released Sandoval on Wednesday afternoon, officially bringing his tenure with the Red Sox to an end." July 19

  • Your move, Red Sox! Bronx blockbuster puts pinstriped pressure on Boston

    ESPN "Your move, Dave Dombrowski. As the Boston Red Sox played yet another marathon -- a 15-inning, 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays that began in the rain Tuesday night and ended with Hanley Ramirez's walk-off homer at 1:09 a.m. ET Wednesday -- Dombrowski sat in his front-row seat in a suite high..." July 19

  • Xander Bogaerts out of lineup for exam on hand

    Boston Herald "It’s been nearly two weeks since Xander Bogaerts was hit by a pitch in the right hand, yet there’s enough lingering concern that Bogaerts was scratched from last night’s lineup and sent for an MRI. He was used as a pinch runner in extra innings but did not hit or play the field. “The MRI..." July 19

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Report: Red Sox interested in Jed Lowrie

    WEEI Boston "A leave no stone unturned approach to addressing their year-long hole at third base has led the Red Sox to ex-Sox infielder Jed Lowrie, according to MLB Insider Jon Heyman. “Have heard Red Sox very much like old friend Jed Lowrie, too, as written before,” Heyman tweeted, “so he's a possibility..." July 18

  • Yankees and Red Sox scouts in Chicago — Robertson and Frazier on display

    Fanrag Sports "The Yankees and Red Sox are doing battle on the field – and they may vie for at least one trade target and possibly two. Both teams had scouts in Chicago Sunday, and it is believed both had some level of interest in Chisox reliever David Robertson and Chisox third baseman Todd Frazier – though..." July 17

  • Several names emerge in Red Sox’ quest for third baseman

    Boston Herald "Besides finding another reliever, third base is a need — offensively speaking only — that the Red Sox appear set in filling in the two weeks remaining before the trading deadline. Todd Frazier of the White Sox could very well be that guy they trade for but according to an American League source..." July 17

  • Alex Rodriguez Thinks Red Sox Will Acquire Miguel Cabrera At Trade Deadline

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox find themselves in first place in the American League East as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. And while the Red Sox certainly are in a good position, one baseball analyst believes they will be adding some star power at the deadline. Former New York Yankees..." July 16

  • Red Sox play under protest vs. Yankees after claiming interference

    ESPN "It took 16 innings -- and nearly six hours from Chris Sale's first pitch to Ben Heller's last -- but the Boston Red Sox finally lost to the New York Yankees 4-1 on Saturday night at Fenway Park. Or did they? The Red Sox played the game under protest after a bizarre play in the top of the..." July 16

  • Red Sox trading for Todd Frazier ‘seems almost inevitable’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox have a huge hole at third base, and it sounds as though they’re motivated to fill it. FOX Sports’s Ken Rosenthal said Saturday that it “seems almost inevitable” that the Red Sox will make a trade for Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier. Rosenthal, on Twitter,..." July 16

  • Joe Kelly lands on disabled list with left hamstring strain

    Boston Herald "Roughly an hour and a half after John Farrell touted Joe Kelly's improved durability and reliability in the bullpen, the Red Sox made an out-of-the-blue announcement that Kelly has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Reliever Brandon Workman was recalled..." July 15

  • Sandoval-Giants reunion not out of the question

    Fanrag Sports "Is a reunion between Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants as far-fetched as it may seem? Perhaps not. People close to Sandoval say he would “love” to go back to the Giants, no matter what he said shortly after he exited San Francisco, where he had some memorably-spectacular October..." July 15

  • Red Sox trade talks for Frazier intensifying

    WEEI Boston "Just over two weeks from the trade deadline, the Red Sox may have found their top target, as ESPN Deportes is reporting that trade talks between the Red Sox and White Sox for third baseman Todd Frazier have ‘picked up steam’ this morning. The report comes one day after the Red Sox officially..." July 15

  • Pablo Sandoval is one of MLB’s biggest free agent busts ever, a disappointment he’ll never overcome

    The Comeback "Halfway through a five-year contract that he signed with the Boston Red Sox, there will be no redemption for Pablo Sandoval. He’s not going to be remembered as a lovable Kung Fu Panda in Boston. His place is assured as one of the biggest free agent busts in major league history. Sandoval signed..." July 14

  • Red Sox credit owners for willingness to cut Pablo Sandoval

    Boston Herald "For weeks now, the Red Sox have discussed privately what to do with Pablo Sandoval. There have been conversations with ownership. Sandoval's agent was approached about accepting an outright assignment to get regular at-bats in Triple-A. Minor league coaches gave constant updates about his rehab..." July 14

  • Pablo Sandoval designated for assignment by Boston Red Sox

    Mass Live "Pablo Sandoval's day with the Red Sox are over. The club announced on Friday morning they designated the 30-year-old for assignment. Sandoval appeared in just 32 games this season hitting .212 with a .622 OPS. " July 14

  • Red Sox release Jhonny Peralta

    Mass Live "The Boston Red Sox released third baseman Jhonny Peralta Thursday, according to a team announcement. The Red Sox signed Peralta in late June, adding a veteran that could potentially help the team solve its problem at third base. However, the platoon of Deven Marrero and Tsu-Wei Lin has been..." July 13

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • The Red Sox Are in 1st Place, But Their NESN TV Ratings Are Down 20 Percent

    The Big Lead "The Red Sox have surged past the Yankees in the AL East, and lead the division by 3.5 games at the All-Star break. Boston has the second-best record in the American League, a Cy Young candidate in Chris Sale, and a budding young star in 24-year old Mookie Betts. Despite all that, TV ratings for..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Red Sox keeping an eye on Pat Neshek market

    WEEI Boston "According to major league sources, the Red Sox have some keen interest in Pat Neshek. That shouldn't come as a surprise. Of the two areas that this team might be looking for help at heading into the non-waiver trade deadline, late-inning reliever would almost certainly fit one of the..." July 11

  • MLB All-Star Game: Max Scherzer, Chris Sale named starting pitchers

    USA Today "Chris Sale and Max Scherzer were named starting pitchers for the American and National League All-Star teams on Monday. For Sale, it's his second consecutive start in the Midsummer Classic, but first in a Boston Red Sox uniform. The hard-throwing left-hander started last year as a Chicago White..." July 10

  • Red Sox Interested In Martin Prado-David Phelps Package

    MLB Trade Rumors "With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline nearing, the Red Sox have interest in acquiring a package consisting of third baseman Martin Prado and reliever David Phelps from the Marlins, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today (on Twitter). The Red Sox’s interest in Prado isn’t anything new, as..." July 10

  • Betts sets Red Sox record with 11th leadoff HR

    MLB.com "All-Star Mookie Betts now has the most leadoff home runs in Red Sox history. The right fielder clocked the third pitch of Sunday's game from Rays right-hander Chris Archer over the wall in left. Per Statcast™, the 11th career leadoff homer by Betts had an exit velocity of 106.3 mph and a..." July 09

  • Red Sox exec Dave Dombrowski: No need for more starting pitchers

    ESPN "With three weeks to go before the trade deadline, Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski is still "not sure what we're going to do." One thing the team won't consider: Trading for a starting pitcher. "We're not looking for starting pitching at this point," Dombrowski..." July 08

  • Xander Bogaerts hit on hand by pitch, X-rays negative

    Hardball Talk "Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts exited Thursday’s game against the Rays after taking a fastball off of his right hand in the top of the first inning. Starter Jacob Faria threw a 1-2 fastball that ran in a bit too much. Fortunately for the Red Sox, X-rays came back negative, Michael Silverman..." July 07

  • Red Sox ‘Playing It Safe’ With Brock Holt’s Rehab From Vertigo

    NESN "Brock Holt has missed a significant amount of the 2017 Major League Baseball season with vertigo. And while Holt hit a home run Monday in a rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket, the Boston Red Sox are going to play it safe and are taking it slow with their utility infielder’s recovery. " July 05

  • David Price (briefly) addresses incident with Dennis Eckersley

    WEEI Boston "The last we heard from David Price was just before the Red Sox boarded their team plane for Toronto, last Thursday. Tuesday night, there was some catching up to do. After his six innings of shutout ball against the Rangers in what would be an 11-4 Red Sox win over Texas, Price was asked about a..." July 05