Red Sox Rumors & News

  • Red Sox agree to seven-year deal with Rusney Castillo

    WEEI Boston "According to an industry source, the Red Sox have reached agreement with Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on a seven-year, $72.5 million deal that will take effect starting in 2014 and run through 2020. Earlier this week, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington acknowledged that the Red Sox had worked out..." August 23

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    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    Cespedes left due to "family medical emergency," Farrell said. #RedSox hope he'll play tomorrow

  • Angels' Matt Shoemaker dominates Boston Red Sox in 2-0 win

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: Seven outs away from a no-hitter, Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker hung a 2-and-2 split-fingered fastball to Will Middlebrooks, who lined a double to left for Boston’s only hit. “It was supposed be down, but it was belt-high, middle-in,” Shoemaker said. “He roped it down the line...." August 22

  • Red Sox, Tigers in lead for Castillo

    ESPN.com "The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers appear to be the front-runners for the services of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, two league sources said Thursday, with a decision expected no later than the weekend. The Red Sox would like to add Castillo to an outfield that already includes another..." August 22

  • Yoenis Cespedes leaves game due to ‘personal matter’

    WEEI Boston "Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s game against the Angels after three innings. The Red Sox announced that he left the game on “a personal matter” and was not injured. Before exiting, Cespedes had uncoiled a rocket of a throw to nab a runner (attempting to score from second on a..." August 22

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    Alex Speier @alexspeier

    Allen Craig activated, will DH pic.twitter.com/QhoeKzwlUh

  • Garrett Richards injures knee in Angels victory over Red Sox

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels huddled around first base Wednesday night as medical personnel tended to Garrett Richards, who lay on his back, writhing in so much pain that first baseman Albert Pujols, on one knee, held the pitcher's hand to comfort him. Richards, the hard-throwing right-hander who has emerged as..." August 21

  • Ortiz tied for most 30-homer seasons in Sox history

    CSN New England "David Ortiz continues his assault up the Red Sox history books. Ortiz was at it again Wednesday night, clubbing his 30th home run of the season, and fourth in his last five games. For Ortiz, it's his eighth season of 30-plus home runs, all with the Red Sox. That ties him for the most..." August 21

  • Sources: Three teams in mix to sign Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo

    Fox Sports "The Rusney Castillo negotiations continue to progress rapidly, and the Red Sox are one of the three clubs most actively involved for the Cuban free-agent outfielder, according to major-league sources. Castillo, since his showcase in Miami on July 26, has held private workouts for eight clubs,..." August 21

  • Iannetta’s double in ninth lifts Angels over Red Sox

    Halos Heaven "With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Huston Street struck out Angel Killer™ Mike Napoli with the tying run on 2B and the winning run on 1B. He earned the Save of a 4-3 Angels victory, but the real save came in the bottom of the second inning when Kole Calhoun lept up over the short..." August 20

  • Lester return to Boston a long shot; Cubs, Yankees are likely players

    CBSSports.com "There have been a lot of nice things said by ace starter Jon Lester about the Red Sox since being traded to the Athletics, and that shouldn't be a surprise. There's no reason to think he didn't absolutely love his time in Boston, as he has said both before he left and since he has gone. Still,..." August 20

  • Curt Schilling: Chewing tobacco ‘gave me cancer’

    Boston Herald "Curt Schilling revealed this morning that he has been suffering from oral cancer — the result of a 30-year chewing tobacco habit that the former Red Sox ace said he wishes he never began. “I do believe without a doubt, unquestionably, that chewing is what gave me cancer,” Schilling said during..." August 20

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Tigers, #RedSox, #SFGiants still in mix for Rusney Castillo. #Cubs, #Yankees, #Phillies not expected to place high bid.

  • Angels top Red Sox, alone atop West

    Halos Heaven "It's been a long time for Angels' fans. Precisely 1193 days since the last time the Angels were alone atop the AL West division. That's 3 years, 3 months, 5 days, or; 103,075,200 seconds 1,717,920 minutes 28,632 hours 170 weeks (rounded down) A LONG TIME A lot has been written about..." August 19

  • Felix good to go for Friday's start in Boston

    MLB.com "Mariners ace Felix Hernandez said Monday his hip is fine after taking a one-hopper off the bat of Ian Kinsler in the fourth inning of his last start on Saturday in Detroit. "I'm good," Hernandez said upon arrival at Citizens Bank Park for the Mariners' three-game series with the..." August 19

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    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    Heard Cuban OF/INF Rusney Castillo is moving quickly toward a decision. #RedSox have shown considerable interest.

  • Red Sox demote OF Bradley, bring up Betts

    ESPN Boston "In a move startling only for its timing, the Red Sox have optioned center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled outfielder-infielder Mookie Betts, who will join Boston for the third time this season. Betts will start in center field for the Red Sox when they open a..." August 18

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    Brian MacPherson @brianmacp

    Day down for Dustin Pedroia with Brock Holt at second base; Dan Butler catching Joe Kelly.

  • Ortiz's Historic Night Powers Red Sox Over Astros

    Boston Globe "The night belonged to David Ortiz. With milestone home runs and dominating at bats, the slugger powered the Boston Red Sox to a 10-7 win over the Houston Astros Saturday at Fenway Park. The Astros jumped out early scoring two runs in the first inning. Robbie Grossman reached on a Dexter Fowler..." August 17

  • Papi honored to join Ted, Yaz with 400th Sox homer

    MLB.com "David Ortiz hit his first home run for the Red Sox on April 27, 2003, in Anaheim. His pinch-hit, solo shot in the 14th inning broke a tie and Boston went on to win, 6-4. Ortiz still remembers it. A decade passed, and Ortiz hit a few more home runs. He certainly doesn't recall all of them, but..." August 17

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    #RedSox OF Allen Craig will start a rehab assignment with AAA Pawtucket on Monday. 2-3 days before return.

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    The Boston Globe @BostonGlobe

    Dustin Pedroia in the Red Sox lineup today after he fouled a right ball off his foot Friday. Pregame notes: http://t.co/N0seV6JgU6

  • Allen Craig to begin rehab assignment soon

    WEEI Boston "Allen Craig‘s eventual return to the Red Sox lineup draws closer and closer. The right fielder has only played in one game with Boston after being acquired on July 31 in a trade-deadline deal with the Cardinals that send Craig and Joe Kelly to the Red Sox for John Lackey. In his debut with..." August 16

  • Dustin Pedroia makes late exit

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox have had a hard time of getting their star players through complete games of late. Yoenis Cespedes had to be pulled out late of two previous games, but this time it was second baseman Dustin Pedroia’s turn to miss the final innings when the Red Sox could have used him in their 5-3..." August 16

  • Marisnick delivers big hit as Astros earn historic win against Red Sox

    Houston Chronicle "Jake Marisnick’s two-run double down the right-field line Friday night didn’t land far from the spot where Boston’s Dustin Pedroia poked one a night earlier, barely fair before a bounce into the stands. Marisnick’s, though, was a weak dunker – a lucky two-out hit – but all the Astros needed to..." August 16

  • Allen Webster’s hard to define

    Boston Herald "There was a “here we go again” moment in the top of the second inning last night for Red Sox right-hander Allen Webster. After breezing through the first inning on 10 pitches, appearing confident and in command through the quick frame, he returned to the mound the next inning and looked jittery..." August 15

  • Red Sox plate 7 in 6th to beat Astros

    Boston Herald "The red carpet was rolled out for some newly minted Red Sox Hall of Famers last night at Fenway Park. It just took this version of the Red Sox a little bit longer to find their way to the party. Dustin Pedroia collected two hits in the sixth inning as the Red Sox put together their best..." August 15

  • Mike Napoli homer lifts Red Sox past Reds, 5-4

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox are not going to make some unforeseen postseason surge. But at least they can still play a winning brand of baseball. Mike Napoli’s two-run home run in the fifth inning yesterday put the Sox ahead to stay for a 5-4 victory against the Cincinnati Reds, their third win in a row and..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Yoenis Cespedes powers Red Sox past Cincinnati

    Boston Globe "Yoenis Cespedes came to the plate in the eighth inning with a runner on second base, two outs, and the Red Sox trailing the Cincinnati Reds by one run. Jonathan Broxton, a relief pitcher built like an offensive tackle, threw a 95 mile-per-hour fastball under Cespedes’s chin and knocked him..." August 13

  • Blockbuster trade brewing between Phillies and Red Sox?

    CSN Philly "The non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and the Phillies were subsequently unable to come to an agreement with the Cubs on a deal for Cole Hamels after Chicago reportedly claimed him last week. But still, a blockbuster could be in the works. The Phillies have been heavily scouting the Red..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

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    Tim Britton @TimBritton

    Mike Napoli ejected. He has disagreed with the strike zone today and on a few other occasions this week.

  • Allen Craig could return from the disabled list in a week

    Hardball Talk "When outfielder Allen Craig jammed his left foot on the first base bag in his first game since being traded to the Red Sox, there was some speculation that he might be shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season. Craig suffered a left Lisfranc fracture in late 2013 and hasn’t been right since,..." August 10

  • Albert Pujols homer helps Angels outlast Red Sox, 5-4, in 19 innings

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels and Boston Red Sox played 19 innings over 6 hours and 31 minutes in a game that started Saturday night and bled into Sunday morning, the second-longest game in terms of time in Angels history and one inning shy of franchise-record 20-inning games in 1971 and 1982. So, what was..." August 10

  • Webster Holds Off Halos as Red Sox Earn 4-2 Win

    Boston Globe "A change of scenery did Red Sox starter Allen Webster well, as his start on the road in Anaheim went much smoother than his outing at Fenway against the Yankees last week, while the Red Sox scored enough to get a much-needed win against the Angels on Friday night. The Sox starter went 6 2/3..." August 09

  • Reminder: Carl Crawford really didn't like Boston

    WEEI Boston "Jon Lester seems to really like playing in Boston. (He's the pitcher, by the way, who lowered his ERA to 2.44 after throwing a complete game, three-hit shutout Thursday night.) Just the other day, Mike Lowell relived his decision to take a year less in free agency in order to keep calling Fenway..." August 09

  • Cardinals take down Red Sox

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As Hurricane Iselle, followed potentially by Hurricane Julio, was bearing down on the Big Island on Thursday, Kolten Wong’s family was boarding windows for what would be Hawaii’s first hurricane in 22 years. “They’re just getting ready for the worst,” said Wong, who lives in Hilo. “It’s kind of..." August 08

  • Bogaerts helps Red Sox edge Cardinals, 2-1

    CSN New England "Xander Bogaerts knocked in both runs and the Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak, edging the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1. Bogaerts came to the plate in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded and drove the first pitch from Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal to center, scoring Yoenis..." August 07

  • MLB asks feds for names in probe

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07

  • Cards rally late, sneak past Red Sox

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Too savvy to take the bait about his time in Boston and how unceremoniously it ended last month, Cardinals catcher A.J. Pierzynski stood at his locker Tuesday and said the “bottom line” reason he’s not on the other side of the field this week is there on his permanent record. It stares back at..." August 06

  • Nightengale: MLB's Biogenesis nightmare far from over

    USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06

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    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    #RedSox announce Victorino will have lower back surgery today in LA

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    T.J. Quinn @TJQuinnESPN

    Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.

  • Shane Victorino will have back surgery today

    Boston Globe "Right fielder Shane Victorino will have surgery on a disc injury in his lower back in Los Angeles today and miss the remainder of the season, the team announced on Tuesday. Dr. Robert Watkins will perform the surgery in Los Angeles. Victorino, who turns 34 in November, has played only 30..." August 05

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    Maureen Mullen @MaureenaMullen

    Allen Craig going on DL.

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    Joon Lee @iamjoonlee

    Confirmed: Corey Brown is getting called up to the #RedSox according to sources.

  • Yankees best Sox behind bats of Drew, Gardner

    New York Post "Stephen Drew arrived Friday night having to simply glide down the Fenway Park hall from the Red Sox clubhouse to the Yankees room. Acquired Thursday for Kelly Johnson, Drew lugged a brutal batting average with him as he changed sides in baseball’s fiercest rivalry — and the uniform wasn’t the..." August 04

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #RedSox trade Mike Carp to the #Rangers.

  • Yankees offense actually shows up in win over Sox

    New York Post "In Joe Girardi’s mind, Shane Greene was spent. The neophyte right-hander recovered from a rocky second inning to give the Yankees a chance, and now with two Red Sox runners on base with two out in the fourth, it was time for a change. The Yankees clinging to life in the AL East and it being..." August 03