Red Sox Rumors & News

  • Red Sox clinch postseason berth for second successive season

    CBS Sports "This is something we've pretty well assumed for much of the season and have known for at least the past several weeks, but it became officially official late Wednesday on the West Coast: The Boston Red Sox will take part in the 2017 MLB postseason. We still don't know for certain if we'll see them..." September 21

  • Top five Cy Young contenders in each league

    Larry Brown Sports "Both the American and National League have clear contenders for their respective Cy Young Awards this season, but the outcome of each race is still murky as we head into the final weeks of the season. There’s a lot to consider in the races for both leagues. Here’s a look at the top five..." September 20

  • Price wasn't initially open to bullpen move: 'I definitely wanted to start'

    Washington Post "Some seven months later, David Price can still remember how good he felt when he showed up at Boston’s spring training camp in Fort Myers, Fla., his prized left arm in pristine condition, his second season on a seven-year, $217 million deal with the Red Sox containing all the makings of something..." September 19

  • Red Sox to show anti-racism PSA during games

    Boston Globe "Two racially charged incidents at Fenway Park, on consecutive nights in May, made it clear to the city’s sports and civic leaders that they had to do something to address a problem that has haunted Boston for decades. In the aftermath, the area’s five major sports franchises — the Red Sox,..." September 19

  • MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton‘s smacks, Aaron Judge‘s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday – and..." September 18

  • AL MVP: Jose Altuve is clear favorite, but race for second is star-studded

    Sporting News "Jose Altuve is putting the finishes on yet another incredible season for Houston. Remember when we were all amazed that a guy listed at 5-6 could be an impact player in the majors? Those days feel like a long, long time ago. At this point, Altuve has established himself as one of the best..." September 18

  • 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we can start to take a look at some of the stats and have a good idea where things will end up. On that front, let's glance at the MLB leaderboard for pitcher wins. As noted by Twitter friend Matt Harvey (@halladayfan32), the..." September 18

  • Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventually sign contracts to play professionally. But this gathering of baseball talent is unusual — though it reflects the new..." September 18

  • Betts exits, day to day with thumb injury "Mookie Betts exited with a right thumb contusion in the fifth inning of Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Rays. X-rays came back negative, and he is listed as day to day, the team announced. The injury occurred in the fourth inning after Betts hit a grounder to third baseman Trevor Plouffe. Plouffe's..." September 18

  • Protecting Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox riding it out with Brock Holt

    Boston Herald "It’s no secret Brock Holt has been a different player since coming back from multiple concussions and, most recently, overcoming a bout with vertigo. But the Red Sox are desperate for options at second base with Eduardo Nunez out with a knee injury and Dustin Pedroia’s cranky left knee forcing..." September 18

  • MLB does right in donating Boston Red Sox fine to hurricane relief

    iSportsweb "When the Boston Red Sox were accused of using an apple watch to steal signs from their opponents, the MLB went into an uproar. Talking heads on radio, television, and online called for the MLB to bring the hammer of justice down on the Sox, with some even calling for vacating wins and suspending..." September 17

  • Red Sox used Fitbit, not Apple Watch, in sign-stealing controversy

    Mass Live "It apparently wasn't an Apple watch that the Boston Red Sox used to steal signs. It was a Fitbit product, per Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo. An investigation by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred concluded that the Red Sox used electronics to send information (opposing team's signs) from the video..." September 17

  • Red Sox Fined for Sign-Stealing Violation

    NBC Boston "The New York Post is reporting that the Boston Red Sox have been fined an undisclosed amount for violating the electronics in the dugout rule. Joel Sherman, the Post's national baseball columnist, said the money will be sent to hurricane relief. He said Major League Baseball did not find..." September 15

  • Major League Baseball: still flailing at front office diversity

    Hardball Talk "We’ve written many times about how Major League Baseball has a diversity problem in its front office and executive ranks. General managers are almost all youngish white dudes from Ivy League institutions and they have hired people in their own image for years. That, combined with astoundingly low..." September 15

  • David Ortiz Wants Baseball Fans to Leave Protests and Politics at Home

    TMZ "David Ortiz wants to make baseball fun again ... and definitely doesn't think unfurling huge protest banners at the ballpark is the way to do it. We got Big Papi at LAX Thursday -- the Red Sox legend tells us he's not down with the Boston fans who brought the controversial banner to the game..." September 15

  • David Price nears Red Sox return; role out of bullpen possible

    Boston Herald "After a three-inning simulated game at Fenway Park, David Price basically declared himself ready to rejoin the Red Sox pitching staff, and manager John Farrell seemed to agree. Only question is, how to use him? “Let’s face it, right now, after the two sim games, he’s thrown the ball very..." September 14

  • David Price Activated from 10-Day DL by Red Sox After Elbow Injury

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Red Sox activated starting pitcher David Price from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, according to Greg A. Bedard of Boston Sports Journal. Price was placed on the DL on July 28 due to inflammation in his pitching elbow. The southpaw also began the season on the DL with an elbow..." September 14

  • David Price Activated From DL, Will Pitch Out Of Boston Bullpen

    CBS Boston "David Price is off of the disabled list and heading to the Boston bullpen. The Red Sox activated the 32-year-old lefty on Thursday after a seven-week stay on the disabled list with left elbow inflammation. He threw a three-inning simulated game at Fenway Park on Wednesday, and Boston manager..." September 14

  • Protesters draped a banner on Fenway Park's Green Monster that read, 'Racism is as American as baseball'

    Business Insider "Protesters hung a banner on the Green Monster at Fenway Park during Wednesday night's nationally televised game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland A's. It did not appear that the banner was seen on television as it was unveiled inbetween the top and bottom of the fourth..." September 14

  • Rotation or relief for Price? 'I just want to pitch'

    CSN New England "The pitcher sounds like he wants to go the distance, the manager sounds like he has a different idea. The age-old decision is about to play out in an unusual way: David Price’s potential role with the Red Sox for the start of the postseason. Does the skipper or the pitcher make the call? In..." September 14

  • David Ortiz Signs Deal To Work With Red Sox ‘Forever’

    CBS Boston "David Ortiz will always be remembered as a legendary player in Red Sox history, and now he’ll quite literally “always” be associated with the Boston Red Sox. The team announced on Wednesday afternoon that Ortiz had formalized an agreement with the team on a “deal that should link him with the..." September 13

  • Dennis Eckersley shares details of David Price confrontation: 'Dude doesn't like me'

    USA Today "Hall of Fame pitcher and Boston Red Sox broadcaster Dennis Eckersley has doubts that he’ll talk to Red Sox ace David Price again. "Ultimately, this comes back to the dude doesn't like me," Eckersley told Rob Bradford on’s Bradfo Sho podcast. "I get it. It's cool. Let's move on. ......" September 13

  • Eduardo Nunez may not return to Red Sox lineup during regular season

    Sporting News "The Red Sox will likely have to hold off their competition in the American League East without infielder Eduardo Nunez. Manager John Farrell said Tuesday, via, that Nunez, who is dealing with a knee sprain and bruise, will be out for at least a week, and possibly the remainder of the..." September 12

  • 2018 will feature the earliest Opening Day in baseball history

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball announced its master schedule for the 2018 season. Opening Day will be Thursday, March 29. It’s the earliest Opening Day in baseball history, with the exception of special international openers like the ones in Japan and Australia. Until now, the earliest opening date for a..." September 12

  • Shohei Otani is coveted by MLB teams and this filthy slider might explain why

    CBS Sports "We take you to Japan, where Shohei Otani of the Nippon Ham Fighters is about to uncork one of the nastiest slide-pieces you've ever beheld ... And the people say: Larduhmercy. If Allen Iverson's crossover were somehow made into a breaking ball, it would look like that, probably. Otani in..." September 12

  • Nunez limps off field with knee contusion

    Mass Live "Eduardo Nunez stroked singles in both his at-bats Saturday vs. the Tampa Bay Rays here at Fenway Park but he left during the second inning. Nunez had difficulty running down the first base line on an infield single in the second inning. He then limped off the field and left with a right knee..." September 10

  • Ruling on Red Sox-Yankees controversy could come this week

    Larry Brown Sports "A ruling on the sign-stealing controversy between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox could come this week, according to a report. WEEI in Boston’s Rob Bradford reported Sunday that a ruling is likely to come this week. Word leaked last week that the Yankees accused the Red Sox of..." September 10

  • David Price could return to Red Sox in bullpen role

    Larry Brown Sports "David Price’s role upon returning to the Red Sox from an elbow injury may not be one we have become accustomed to seeing him excel in. Price’s 2017 season has been one that has been marred by injury. He didn’t make his debut until the end of May as a result of inflammation in his elbow that..." September 10

  • Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts still contributing despite a down year at the plate

    Boston Herald "It’s no longer fashionable to blame all the Red Sox’ offensive problems on the departure of David Ortiz. But when it comes to understanding Mookie Betts’ season, one that’s been productive but disappointing, what other explanation is there? Comb through all the numbers, talk to the coaches..." September 08

  • David Price’s rehab progresses, set to face live hitters Saturday

    Boston Herald "It might be time for the Red Sox to get enthused about David Price. Price is scheduled to face hitters in simulated-game fashion during a throwing session off the mound at Fenway Park before Saturday’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays. It just so happens that Chris Sale is pitching..." September 07

  • Red Sox reportedly have proof Yankees filmed bench coach with TV camera

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox reportedly admitted to Major League Baseball that they used an Apple Watch to help them steal signs against the New York Yankees, but they seem determined to prove that their division rivals are guilty of the same type of behavior. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Red Sox..." September 07

  • Red Sox are expected to get a “slap on the wrist” for sign stealing

    Hardball Talk "I wrote this morning that Major League Baseball was not likely to come down super hard on the Red Sox as a result of their stealing signs. That was just a suspicion at the time, based on precedent. Seems that suspicion was a pretty accurate one. Earlier today Jeff Passan of Yahoo reported much..." September 06

  • Yankees Thought Red Sox' Doug Fister Was Using Mouthguard as Secret Listening Device

    SI "In the ongoing sign-stealing scandal unfurling between the Red Sox and Yankees, we have a new, goofy twist to add. According to Comcast Sports Net New England's Evan Drellich, the allegations levied by New York against Boston over a series back in August—one in which a group of players and coaches..." September 06

  • Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski defends sign-stealing

    Fanrag Sports "The Boston Red Sox–New York Yankees rivalry turned up another layer on Tuesday when it was confirmed that the Red Sox used electronic communication from the dugout to steal signs from the Yankees, among other teams. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski took the podium to speak..." September 06

  • Boston Red Sox Used Electronic Devices to Steal Signs Against Yankees

    New York Times "For decades, spying on another team has been as much a part of the gamesmanship of baseball as brushback pitches and hard slides. The Red Sox have apparently added a modern — and illicit — twist: They used an Apple Watch to gain an advantage against the Yankees and other teams. Investigators..." September 05

  • Red Sox activate Bradley Jr. from DL

    Fanrag Sports "Out of the lineup since Aug. 22 due to a sprained left thumb, Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has been activated from the 10-day disabled list. Bradley’s return to the active roster was one of two moves made by the team, with infielder Tzu-Wei Lin being recalled from Triple-A..." September 02

  • Farrell dismisses Sabathia's bunting complaints: 'We're going to do it again'

    Mass Live "CC Sabathia called the Red Sox "weak" after Thursday's game at Yankee Stadium. He was upset Eduardo Nunez tried to bunt for a base hit during the first inning. The 37-year-old Sabathia has dealt with a bad right knee this year. He spent 10 days on the DL in August because of it. "I'm aware..." September 02

  • As rosters expand, Sox activate Pedey, Barnes "The Boston Red Sox activated second baseman Dustin Pedroia and right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes from the 10-day disabled list, the club announced Friday. With the roster expanding for September, the club also recalled catcher Blake Swihart, first baseman Sam Travis, right-hander Austin Maddox..." September 01

  • Sabathia slams Red Sox for bunting strategy: 'It's kind of weak to me'

    New York Post "Unless the Red Sox and Yankees face each other in the playoffs, CC Sabathia won’t face Boston again this season. There’s little doubt he would like to. His mastery over the AL East rivals continued in a 6-2 victory Thursday, and this time it was personal. Sabathia said he wasn’t pleased..." September 01

  • Dustin Pedroia seems just about ready to return

    WEEI Boston "Dustin Pedroia is slated to test his injured left knee by running the bases at Rogers Centre Wednesday. If that goes well, you might very well be seeing the second baseman back in the Red Sox' lineup over the weekend in New York. "If all goes good [Wednesday], hopefully I’ll be out there," said..." August 30

  • Red Sox's Chris Sale becomes fastest in MLB history to strike out 1,500

    ESPN "Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale struck out Toronto's Kevin Pillar in the second inning Tuesday night to reach 1,500 career strikeouts faster than any pitcher in major league history as Boston won, 3-0. "It's hard for me to fathom that a guy can record that many strikeouts in less than 1,300..." August 30

  • Red Sox LHP David Price could throw off mound Wednesday

    Fanrag Sports "Boston Red Sox left-handed pitcher David Price could throw off of a mound on Wednesday, which would be the first time doing so since he was placed on the disabled list on July 24 with reoccurring stiffness in his elbow. Manager John Farrell said that Price “would likely prepare for return to..." August 29

  • Nunez leaves game with wrist injury after collision with Machado

    Boston Globe "Red Sox second baseman Eduardo Nunez left the Sox game against the Orioles in the second inning with a left wrist/left thumb sprain. X-rays were negative and he was described as day-to-day. As Orioles third baseman Manny Machado attempted to steal second, Nunez went to cover the bag. The throw..." August 26

  • Chris Sale concerned he could be tipping pitches

    Larry Brown Sports "August has not been a great month for AL Cy Young Award contender Chris Sale, particularly when he has had to face the Indians. In two starts against Cleveland, Sale has given up 13 earned runs in eight innings. The left-hander’s ERA against every other team this season is 2.32. Are the Indians..." August 25

  • Farrell: 'Fairly obvious' Kluber was sending a message with pitch to Nunez

    CSN New England "The Indians might have come to the plate in the eighth inning still trailing 1-0 on Wednesday night were it not for Corey Kluber's apparent ego. Kluber, an amazing pitcher, had none on and two out in the eighth when Brock Holt drew a walk in an excellent at-bat, after Kluber held a 1-2..." August 25

  • Eduardo Nunez thinks it 'wasn't professional' if Corey Kluber hit him intentionally

    WEEI Boston "When Corey Kluber drilled Eduardo Nunez with a fastball on Wednesday night, it sure looked intentional. If it was, Nunez has a problem with it. Kluber hit Nunez after the Red Sox second baseman had taken a vicious hack at a 2-0 pitch, falling over in the batter's box. Mookie Betts then made..." August 25

  • Best call to get David Price back for the playoffs is put him in bullpen

    Boston Herald "On the growing list of injuries the Red Sox are dealing with right now, the outlook for David Price remains the thorniest and most mysterious. The Red Sox can end the mystery with a decision that would help the team and Price, plus eliminate the drama regarding his lack of postseason success as..." August 24

  • Red Sox Acquire Rajai Davis

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox have struck a deal to acquire fleet-footed outfielder Rajai Davis from the Athletics, the teams announced on Tuesday night. Minor league outfielder Rafael Rincones is going back to the A’s in exchange, and Boston has designated first baseman/outfielder Steve Selsky to clear a 40-man..." August 24

  • Red Sox place CF Jackie Bradley Jr. on DL with sprained left thumb

    ESPN "The Boston Red Sox have placed center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb, suffered in Tuesday's win over the Cleveland Indians. Bradley's diagnosis followed an MRI on Wednesday in Boston. He was hurt on a play at home plate in the seventh inning." August 23

  • The Red Sox’s new David Ortiz is here

    New York Post "Has anyone ever seen Rafael Devers and David Ortiz together? Devers became just the second player to hit three homers in three straight games against the Yankees before turning 21, according to Elias Sports Bureau, when he took Adam Warren deep in the seventh inning of the Yankees’ 4-3 win over..." August 20