Red Sox Rumors & News

  • Castro’s most productive at-bat in Astros win over Red Sox wasn’t a hit

    Houston Chronicle "Recalled to the majors for the third time this season, Astros lefthander Brett Oberholtzer didn’t bother taking a flight from Class AAA Oklahoma City. He packed his possessions into his silver 2011 Chevy Tahoe and hit the road even though he’s not guaranteed to remain on the Astros’..." July 13

  • Babe Ruth contract auctioned off "Babe Ruth's contract with the Boston Red Sox in 1918 was for only $5,000, but at an auction Saturday night, the document itself sold for $1.02 million. The contract was signed by Ruth, American League president Ban Johnson and Red Sox owner Harry Frazee, who famously agreed to sell Ruth to the..." July 13

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    The Red Sox were one of a few teams to watch Cole Hamels earlier this week. Hamels has four years remaining on his contract.

  • Christian Vazquez a big hit as Red Sox thump Astros

    Boston Herald "OK, so maybe it really is possible to sell off veteran players and start winning more consistently. Perhaps those things aren’t mutually exclusive, after all. To prove our thesis, we submit the Red Sox. Disheartened by losing seven of the first eight games on a just completed 10-game..." July 12

  • After numerous setbacks, Shane Victorino starts another rehab assignment

    Hardball Talk "Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino started (or, more accurately, re-started) a minor-league rehab assignment yesterday at Single-A, going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts at the plate and playing five innings defensively in right field. Victorino has been on the disabled list since mid-May with a..." July 11

  • Mike Carp, Red Sox walk off against White Sox

    Boston Herald "Now this version of the Red Sox is going to find out if momentum is a living, breathing thing. Mike Carp delivered the second straight walkoff with an RBI single in the 10th inning yesterday to finish off a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. Any kind of win in any kind of..." July 11

  • Pierzynski unpopular because he spent 'significant' time on his phone "The Red Sox designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment on Wednesday, mostly because he was unproductive and they had a younger, better option in prospect Christian Vazquez. It was a common sense move. Pierzynski has long had a reputation for being a bit of a jerk, though it was often..." July 11

  • Jon Lester shouldn't be part of Red Sox' selloff

    CSN New England "The first domino -- in the person of A.J. Pierzynski -- fell Wednesday, with the Red Sox designating the veteran catcher for assignment and moving forward with Christian Vazquez behind the plate. Starter Jake Peavy will probably be next, shipped to some National League playoff contender (or..." July 10

  • Red Sox complete comeback, beat White Sox, 5-4

    CSN New England "If this is the new reality -- playing younger guys and relying on energy as they learn their way -- then maybe the second half of the season might be interesting after all. Shutout over the first seven innings, the Red Sox erupted for three runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth to steal..." July 10

  • Shocker: the Red Sox publicly criticize A.J. Pierzynski after cutting him

    Hardball Talk "In Boston, it’s never enough to lose and never enough to cut ties with a player who isn’t playing very well. Losing has to come with drama and departed players have to be kicked by anonymous sources as not just bad players, but bad people as they leave town. It’s just uncanny. The latest is Rob..." July 10

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Peavy is he guy Red Sox would deal but lots of interest in Lackey

  • Gillaspie shows knee isn't an issue as White Sox top Red Sox

    CSN Chicago "Maybe a day off wasn’t such a bad thing for Conor Gillaspie. Both the third baseman and his manager suggested 24 hours of rest could have given Gillaspie an extra boost in Tuesday night’s 8-3 White Sox victory over the Boston Red Sox in front of 35,345 at Fenway Park. Gillaspie, who missed..." July 09

  • Jake Peavy could be traded, but Red Sox aren't giving up on season yet "The Red Sox talking potential trades for a veteran starter sure looks like the start of a selloff, as some have suggested. Not necessarily. Or at least not yet. The Red Sox are indeed in talks with a few teams, including the Cardinals, with Jake Peavy and other names coming up. But that..." July 09

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #RedSox designating Pierzynski for assignment.

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    MLB Public Relations @MLB_PR

    Koji Uehara of @RedSox will replace Masahiro Tanaka on the AL #ASG roster, with Tanaka being placed on 15-day DL.

  • What if Jose Abreu had chosen the Red Sox over the White Sox?

    CSN Chicago "Jose Abreu has enjoyed his first look at Fenway Park, the historic venue that very nearly was his home. While the first-time All-Star said Tuesday he left the free agency process that brought him to the White Sox to his agent, Barry Praver, multiple sources said the Boston Red Sox were a very..." July 09

  • Carroll sharp as White Sox blank Red Sox

    Chicago Tribune "Midway through his postgame media session at Fenway Park, White Sox right-hander Scott Carroll playfully swapped out one baseball cap sporting the #TargetSale slogan for another with a similar message. The White Sox had some fun lobbying for Chris Sale in the All-Star Game's Final Vote fan..." July 08

  • Ortiz livid over MLB Network PED reference, 'free pass' remark

    Sporting News "David Ortiz is, let's just say, not pleased with MLB Network. The Red Sox DH unloaded on it Monday after his name was added to the John Lackey/Nelson Cruz/Buck Showalter PED to-do between the Sox and Orioles over the weekend. Ortiz was annoyed that an on-air person brought up Ortiz's reported..." July 08

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    w/Garcia in surgery, Gonzalez optioned, Wacha out, I hear what Gordon Edes hears:Cardinals want Jake Peavy

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    Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

    De La Rosa pitched only an inning for Pawtucket tonight before being lifted; good sign he's going Wednesday for Sox vs Chi WS

  • After blowing lead, Orioles bounce back for 7-6 win over Red Sox in 12 innings

    Baltimore Sun "With his team going deep into another extra-inning game at Fenway Park, Orioles manager Buck Showalter scanned the dugout and saw first baseman Chris Davis. His mind immediately went back to that 17-inning game in 2012 when he was forced to call on Davis to pitch the club to victory. “I had..." July 07

  • O's skipper responds to Lackey's talk "Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter responded to Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey's loud "no comment" on slugger Nelson Cruz after Saturday night's game, telling ESPN Radio that "everybody needs to make sure that their own backyard is clean." Cruz went 5-for-5 Saturday night in the..." July 07

  • Red Sox are reluctant to deal Middlebrooks "The Red Sox have been receiving decent trade interest in recent days in third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who's on injury rehab following his slow start in Boston. But while he looks like a logical trade candidate who may benefit from a change of scenery, Red Sox people are said to seem quite..." July 07

  • After Ubaldo Jimenez's shaky start, Nelson Cruz stars in Orioles' 7-4, comeback victory vs. Boston

    Baltimore Sun "Midway through the nightcap of their twin bill against the Red Sox on Saturday, the Orioles were in danger of dropping the doubleheader and losing their hold on first place in the American League East. But after a 7-4 win over the Red Sox in which the Orioles came from behind to score five..." July 06

  • Red Sox Walk Off Over O's in Game 1

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox got another fantastic performance from Jon Lester on Saturday afternoon and another walk-off win, their sixth of the season, beating Baltimore 3-2 in the first game of the doubleheader against the Orioles at Fenway Park. Pinch-hitters got the job done for the Sox in the ninth, as..." July 06

  • Red Sox pitcher John Lackey on Orioles star Nelson Cruz: 'I've got nothing to say about him'

    Baltimore Sun "Nelson Cruz’s five-hit night helped send Red Sox right-hander John Lackey to an early exit in the Orioles’ 7-4 win over Boston in the nightcap of the teams’ doubleheader, but after the game, Lackey didn't have much positive to say about Cruz. Cruz was 3-for-3 with a double and homer off..." July 06

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Lester tells #redsox he'd prefer to table contract talks. Sides interested in deal but it'll wait til winter on @CBSSports

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Today’s game has been postponed due to inclement weather associated w/ Tropical Storm Arthur. Rescheduled tomorrow @ 1:05pm

  • Cubs rally in 9th, survive replay challenge against Red Sox

    Chicago Tribune "A tense pitchers' duel didn't provide nearly as much suspense for the Cubs as a game-ending replay that validated their 2-1 win over the Red Sox. "It was nerve-wracking, especially with Papi (David Ortiz) coming up," Anthony Rizzo said. A challenge by Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed..." July 02

  • David Ortiz: Day games plague Cubs "David Ortiz thinks he knows why the Chicago Cubs haven't been able to win consistently. Ortiz, who stands as Theo Epstein's biggest acquisition during the Cubs president's decade as an executive with the Boston Red Sox, blames the one thing many Cubs fans cherish -- the one thing that sets the..." July 02

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    Alex Speier @alexspeier

    Middlebrooks back in Pawtucket lineup tonight; his rehab clock restarting. DH tonight; Sox hope at some point to give him time in LF

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    Alex Speier @alexspeier

    Middlebrooks back in Pawtucket lineup tonight; his rehab clock restarting. DH tonight; Sox hope at some point to give him time in LF

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    Brian MacPherson @brianmacp

    Along with Rich Hill being traded to the Angels for pocket change, reliever Chris Resop was released from the PawSox.

  • Jake Arrieta and Cubs nearly untouchable against Red Sox

    Chicago Tribune "After silencing the Red Sox and their fans for 72/3 innings Monday night, Jake Arrieta received the ultimate compliment at sold-out Fenway Park after falling short in his bid for a no-hitter. A standing ovation. Arrieta came within four outs in his latest no-hit bid before Steven Drew hit..." July 01

  • Red Sox release Chris Capuano

    Hardball Talk "Chris Capuano passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox last week and the veteran left-hander has been released. Signed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract this offseason, Capuano transitioned from the rotation to the bullpen with a 4.55 ERA and..." July 01

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    Los Angeles Angels @Angels

    #Angels have acquired LHP Rich Hill from Boston & selected his contract to Major League roster. Michael Kohn has been optioned to Salt Lake.

  • Following hospitalization, Colbrunn rejoins Red Sox "Hitting coach Greg Colbrunn has rejoined the Red Sox less than a month after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was hospitalized in Cleveland on June 4 after experiencing severe headaches and dizziness that morning before the Red Sox played the Indians. The 44-year-old Colbrunn spent almost two..." June 30

  • Mike Napoli, Jon Lester and Red Sox get best of ace Masahiro Tanaka and Yankees

    Boston Herald "With the best pitcher in baseball facing one of the worst lineups in baseball, last night’s matchup between the Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka and the Red Sox looked unfair. Mike Napoli, with the support of Jon Lester’s lights-out, Tanaka-like start, turned conventional wisdom on its head, thanks to..." June 29

  • Sox’s Napoli: Tanaka an ‘idiot’ for pitch that led to HR

    New York Post "The Red Sox used to consider themselves “Idiots” — now they’re calling the Yankees’ ace one. After hitting the game-winning, ninth-inning homer off Masahiro Tanaka in the Red Sox’s 2-1 victory Saturday night, Napoli was heard on the FOX broadcast screaming, “What an idiot!” as he high-fived..." June 29

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Cherington said Victorino had an injection in his back. Believes he will play again this season, but no timetable. #redsox

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    John Tomase @jtomase

    Source: Mookie Betts has been summoned from Pawtucket and is en route to NYC. No word on corresponding roster move, but it's Mookie time!

  • Jeter, Nuno lead charge as Yankees blow past Red Sox

    New York Post "The premier rivalry in sports used to deliver Roger Clemens against Pedro Martinez, provide a stage to see Manny Ramirez face Mariano Rivera and for Red Sox and Yankees fans to scream their lungs dry. Friday night we got Vidal Nuno against Brandon Workman, nobody on either side of the aisle..." June 28

  • Ortiz homer helps Sox avoid sweep with 5-4 win

    CSN New England "David Ortiz hit the 449th home run of his career in the first inning, added a line drive RBI single off the wall in the third, and the Boston Red Sox avoided being swept with a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. Ortiz plunked a two-run shot off the windows of the cafe in..." June 26

  • Mariners decide to beat Red Sox, rub it in

    Lookout Landing "As he tucked his new navy-blue Red Sox polo into his light brown khaki pants, Harold J. Dalton realized that he had locked his keys in his heather 2011 Audi S4, parked on the third floor of the Century Link parking lot next to Safeco Field. Yes, he had locked his keys in the car, and the Seattle..." June 25

  • Curt Schilling announces his cancer is in remission "Back in February we learned long-time big league right-hander Curt Schilling had been diagnosed with cancer. He has been receiving treatment in the months since, and, on Wednesday, Schilling announced via Facebook that the cancer is officially in remission." June 25

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    #RedSox will indeed start Buchholz on Wednesday. No word on corresponding move as yet.

  • Logan Morrison leads Mariners’ 12-3 rout of Red Sox

    Seattle Times "Dustin Ackley wouldn’t give in. Sure there were harder-hit balls on the night that led to more runs — specifically a pair of home runs from Logan Morrison, who went 4 for 4 with four RBI in his best game as a Mariner. Yet it was his Ackley’s tenacious at-bat against Red Sox starter John..." June 24

  • David Ortiz gets his hit, apologizes to official scorer Bob Ellis

    Boston Herald "David Ortiz got his hit. And then, he said he's sorry. The Red Sox were prepared to appeal on Ortiz' behalf a scoring decision last Wednesday in which Twins first baseman Joe Mauer was credited with an error on a hard-hit ball down the line. But before the process could be set in motion,..." June 24

  • David Ortiz rescues Koji Uehara, Red Sox

    Boston Herald "The scene has unfolded again and again over the past 12 months. Koji Uehara nails down a save for the Red Sox, then goes through the postgame handshake line, where David Ortiz waits to lift the skinny closer and sling him over his broad shoulder. This time, though, the gesture meant a little..." June 23

  • Source: ‘Nothing going on’ regarding Red Sox, Matt Kemp

    WEEI Boston "According to a major league source, there is “nothing going on” regarding the Red Sox and a possible acquisition of Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. There had been reports that the Sox were heavily scouting Los Angeles, with Kemp as a potential target. But while the Red Sox continue to explore..." June 23