Red Sox Rumors & News

  • Source: Red Sox consider trade for Matt Kemp "He has had debilitating ankle and shoulder injuries that have limited his play the last two seasons, is still owed roughly $118 million on a contract that runs through 2019, and has a mixed reputation as a clubhouse presence, but the Red Sox are considering making a move for Dodgers outfielder..." July 28

  • For Yaz, Ortiz is the second greatest Red Sox

    Boston Globe "Yaz says David Ortiz is better than Yaz. Ouch. Ortiz hit a bunch of homers in Toronto last week. Big Papi’s first two clouts gave him 453 homers, pushing him ahead of Carl Yastrzemski for 35th place on the all-time list. The random stat spawned considerable debate about Ortiz’s place on the..." July 28

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #RedSox listening on Lester but seeking huge return. #Dodgers among teams interested.

  • Strong bullpen gives Rays win over Red Sox

    Tampa Tribune "The Rays stretched their winning streak to a season-high nine games Saturday night because their offense managed just enough runs and the bullpen closed the door on the Red Sox. Another shutdown job by the pen that ended in another hold for Brad Boxberger and another 1-2-3 save for Jake McGee..." July 27

  • Felix Doubront wouldn't mind a trade, unhappy with role in Boston Red Sox's bullpen "When Jake Peavy was traded to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, Felix Doubront figured he wouldn't be chosen to take Peavy's starting spot for Sunday's game. Doubront had pitched out of the bullpen Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and hasn't started since June 20. But he was still holding out..." July 27

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    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    #RedSox are shopping lefty Andrew Miller. #pirates are interested, have been scouting sox for couple of weeks.

  • Nats asked after Beltre with Zimmerman absent "With Ryan Zimmerman out with a hamstring injury, two baseball sources revealed on Friday that the Nationals inquired about Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, but the "Nationals were rebuffed" one of the sources said. Beltre, 35, is considered a solid defensive player and would have provided..." July 27

  • Giants bolster rotation by acquiring Jake Peavy from Boston "The Giants are acquiring veteran starter Jake Peavy in a deal with the Red Sox, league sources say. Boston is said to be receiving minor-league pitchers in the deal. Peavy has been pitching better lately after a rough start in Boston this year, and part of the thinking may be that a switch..." July 27

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Allen Webster starts for #RedSox on Sunday.

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    #sfgiants sending Edwin Escobar, Heath Hembree to Red Sox for Peavy, reports @Buster_ESPN

  • Price, Longo lead Rays to 8th straight win and Red Sox

    Tampa Tribune "At the end of the night it was two names. Two big names. David Price and Evan Longoria. One turned in a gutsy performance on the mound, and the other delivered what might have been the biggest hit for the Rays this season. Together, they combined for a 6-4 victory Friday night against the..." July 26

  • If traded, Lester open to returning to Red Sox "Red Sox starter Jon Lester is fully aware of the possibilities that exist as the days tick down to Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. With his contract situation unresolved and tabled until the winter, there's at least a chance he could be traded. But Lester made it clear following..." July 26

  • Teams are lining up to scout Cuban OF prospect Castillo in Miami "There's buzz around the game regarding a new Cuban prospect. Scouts from around MLB are flocking to Miami to watch free agent outfielder Rusnay Castillo, who has been said to be like "Brett Gardner with power." Castillo is said to be multi-talented, but his stock is likely up due to his..." July 25

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Following up earlier tweet, #Phillies were the team sending scout to see #RedSox AA team this week - after Sox called on Hamels, source says

  • David Ortiz leaves game with back spasms "Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz left Thursday’s 8-0 loss against the Blue Jays in the middle of his ninth-inning at-bat after experiencing what manager John Farrell described to reporters as spasms in his upper-middle back while checking his swing. Ortiz, who hit four homers in the first..." July 24

  • Aaron Sanchez superb in big-league debut as Blue Jays down Bosox

    Toronto Star "You almost felt bad for the Red Sox hitters. After seeing a steady diet of floating knuckleballs from R.A. Dickey — ranging in velocity from 64 to 79 m.p.h. — for six innings on Wednesday night, they had to face Aaron Sanchez, the highly touted Blue Jays pitching prospect. Sanchez, who turned..." July 24

  • Red Sox owner: Jon Lester talks off

    Boston Herald "If Jon Lester re-signs with the Red Sox, it won’t be until after the season. In an e-mail to the Herald last night, Red Sox principal owner John Henry said the team has agreed not to resume contract talks with its ace left-hander until the season is done. In late June, Lester said he didn’t..." July 24

  • Big-time bounce back from Blue Jays snaps Red Sox win streak

    Toronto Sun "If ever the Blue Jays needed a bounce-back performance this was the time. Crushed 14-1 on Monday by the Boston Red Sox, embarrassed at home for their 13th loss in their past 19 games, it may have been the low point of the Blue Jays season. Tuesday, though with a jumbled lineup to go with a..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Red Sox keep pedal to metal with rout of Jays

    Boston Herald "Break up the Red Sox. Actually, on second thought … Written off, even by some in the front office, only two weeks ago, the Sox were supposed to be selling spare parts by now. Jake Peavy was a goner, certain to follow malcontent catcher A.J. Pierzynski out the door to make room for a younger..." July 22

  • Source: Nothing brewing on Sox-Hamels deal

    ESPN Boston "The Cole Hamels-to-the-Sox rumors, while making some modicum of sense, shouldn’t be taken too seriously, one major league source said Monday. The Phillies are actively shopping Cliff Lee, who came off the disabled list Monday night to start against the Giants, and are much more apt to keep Hamels...." July 22

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Now that Matt Cain is going on the DL for the #SFGiants, you wonder if a #Redsox Jake Peavy reunion with Bruce Bochy could be far behind?

  • Rubby De La Rosa, Red Sox keep rolling, rally past Royals

    WEEI Boston "Entering Saturday’€™s game against the Royals, the Red Sox had only scored two runs over starter Rubby De La Rosa‘€™s last four starts, equaling out to an unsightly 0.73 run support average. Boston was able to double that run total on Saturday night, and while two runs isn’€™t much, it was..." July 20

  • The curious case of Boston's reported interest in Cole Hamels "No one can really be blamed for making a play for a great pitcher like Phillies star left-hander Cole Hamels. But in the case of the Red Sox, who have shown interest in Hamels according to the Boston Globe and others, it's maybe just a littler bit harder to understand. Boston offered its own..." July 20

  • On Jon Lester, no easy solution for Red Sox

    Boston Globe "Jon Lester will win the popularity contest in his contract dance with the Red Sox, but will the Sox succumb to fan pressure or will they continue with their current business philosophy? Polls show that Red Sox fans want Lester re-signed. Yet they don’t seem to like long-term contracts. Not..." July 20

  • Red Sox activate Shane Victorino from disabled list; option Mookie Betts to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "Shane Victorino has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and will bat sixth and play right field in his return tonight against the Royals. The Red Sox have optioned Mookie Betts back to Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding roster move. Victorino hasn’t played in the majors since he..." July 19

  • Red Sox getting 'most trade inquiry calls' on Andrew Miller "With the Boston Red Sox languishing at the bottom of the AL East standings and watching their playoff hopes growing slimmer by the day, the rest of baseball is naturally inquiring after some vets the Sox might be willing to deal at the trade deadline. According to MLB Network's Peter Gammons,..." July 19

  • Red Sox GM Ben Cherington: “I didn’t do a good enough job building a complete offense”

    WEEI Boston "Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington joined Dennis & Callahan on Thursday morning to discuss the contract negotiations between the team and Jon Lester as well as the state of the club. To listen to the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page. The 2014 season has been a far..." July 17

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    #RedSox have now released Pierzynski.

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

  • Boston’s famous baseball couple gets engaged

    New York Post "Will Middlebrooks finally has something to celebrate this season. The Red Sox third baseman, who hit .197 in 21 games this season before being sidelined by a finger injury, got engaged to former NESN reporter Jenny Dell Monday night, surprising her with a party attended by family and friends." July 16

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

  • Lester 'thrown off' by in-season contract talks as free agency looms "Red Sox ace Jon Lester put contract talks on hold when he halted the team's recent in-season effort to rekindle discussions, telling them he preferred that he and the team avoid any potential distraction for the time being. Lester explained his decision to cut off in-season talks, telling..." July 15

  • Lester says his desire to stay put is still strong

    ESPN Boston "Jon Lester doesn’t want to talk about finality -- not about his third career All-Star appearance, how long he could maintain his high level of play or if his Boston Red Sox career could be coming to a close. Lester, 30, might not have all the answers right now, but with free agency potentially..." July 14

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • Rotation set, possibly with trade of Jake Peavy in mind

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox have set their rotation for after the All-Star break and it seems designed with a trade in mind. Jake Peavy is not lined up to pitch until July 22 in Toronto. Counting Sunday, that gives the Red Sox nine days to trade the 33-year-old righthander. Brandon Workman, who was optioned..." July 14

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #royals, in the market for a RH bat, have Jonny Gomes on their list of potential trade targets. #redsox

  • Tom Werner owns up to Red Sox’ mistakes

    Boston Globe "Tom Werner first got involved in Major League Baseball in 1990 when he led a group that purchased the San Diego Padres. That venture lasted four tumultuous seasons. His tenure as chairman of the Red Sox has been peaceful — and far more successful — by comparison. Since Werner joined with John..." July 14

  • 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