Red Sox Rumors & News

  • Former Red Sox trainer: Ortiz was 'playing on stumps'

    WEEI Boston "The message boomed across the Red Sox' trainers' room one August afternoon. "Danny-yel! Danny-yel!" echoed a familar voice. "You're screwed!" Red Sox coordinator of sports medicine services Dan Dyrek, along with 20 or so Red Sox players getting ready for that night's game, had no idea what..." October 21

  • Bautista, Encarnacion may be done with Blue Jays, here's where they could land

    CBS Sports "Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre, the 2016 Blue Jays season came to an unceremonious end with a loss to the Indians in Game 5 of the best-of-seven ALCS (CLE 3, TOR 0). Toronto is the first team to lose the ALCS in back-to-back years since the Mariners in 2000 and 2001. "This group's come a..." October 20

  • Tom Tippett, Red Sox statistical analyst, is leaving organization

    WEEI Boston "The off-field losses continue to mount for the Red Sox. One day after Mike Hazen was introduced as the new general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Red Sox also lost one of their brightest minds when the club confirmed that senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett will leave the organization..." October 19

  • Frank Wren Unlikely To Be Named Red Sox GM

    MLB Trade Rumors "While former Braves/Orioles general manager Frank Wren, currently the Red Sox’ senior vice president of baseball operations, had previously been tabbed as a leading candidate for the GM vacancy in Boston, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Wren is now “unlikely” to become the team’s next..." October 18

  • Red Sox's Championship Pedigree Permeating 2016 MLB Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Red Sox themselves are nowhere to be seen, but there are still Red Sox ties everywhere you look in the 2016 postseason. The Chicago Cubs have a front office run by former Red Sox executives and a roster populated by former Red Sox players. The Los Angeles Dodgers are managed by a..." October 18

  • Curt Schilling says he’ll run for Senate in 2018. As long as his wife says it’s OK.

    Hardball Talk "Curt Schilling has been toying with the idea of launching a political career lately. I’d say “planning” or “investigating” a political career if he had done more than post dumb political memes on his social media platforms and rant incoherently on talk radio and cable TV, but at the moment we’ll..." October 18

  • D-backs manager search could include Torey Lovullo

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks have their baseball operations boss. Now, it’s on new executive vice president and general manager Mike Hazen to make his first big decision: hiring a manager. The Diamondbacks and Hazen will also need to finalize the restructured front office staff to replace former..." October 17

  • Frank Wren is the “leading candidate” to become new Red Sox GM

    Hardball Talk "Frank Wren is the “leading candidate” to become the new general manager of the Red Sox after Mike Hazen left to join the Diamondbacks’ front office, Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports. Wren, 58, was GM of the Braves from 2007-14 before joining the Red Sox as the senior VP of baseball..." October 17

  • Arizona Diamondbacks hire Red Sox general manager Mike Hazen

    Boston Herald "The Arizona Diamondbacks today announced the signing of Red Sox executive Mike Hazen as executive vice president and general manager. "We feel very strongly that we have found the ideal candidate to lead our baseball operations," said Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick in a statement...." October 16

  • Court of Appeals says Red Sox fans gave Yankees fan a fair trial

    The Comeback "David Alcantara, a Yankees fan, believes a jury was unable to give him a fair trial because it was primarily made up of Red Sox fans in Rhode Island. The United States Court of Appeals thinks otherwise and rejected an appeal for his five-year prison sentence. Alcantara was wearing a Yankees cap..." October 14

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • Dustin Pedroia Undergoes Arthroscopy Knee Surgery

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox announced Dustin Pedroia has undergone successful arthroscopy surgery on his left knee. A partial medial meniscectomy and chondroplasty was performed by Head Team Orthopedist Dr. Peter Asnis at Massachusetts General Hospital. Pedroia is expected to make a full recovery in time..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • The David Ortiz farewell stirs pride, sadness in Dominican Republic

    ESPN "As the city of Boston mourns both the ousting of their Boston Red Sox from the playoffs, as well as the end of the professional career of David Ortiz, it's worthwhile to know that Boston isn't alone in that feeling of sad nostalgia. Though there are a number of successful baseball players from..." October 13

  • How will the Red Sox fill the void of David Ortiz in 2017?

    USA Today "Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell likened his team’s three-game sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Indians to face-planting into a brick wall. Tuesday, Farrell found out he’ll be around for the recovery, as club President Dave Dombrowski said Farrell would return in 2017. “He is all set, and..." October 12

  • Terry Francona’s sweet revenge may cost his friend a job

    New York Post "This was Tito’s Revenge. Ex-Red Sox manager Terry Francona got plenty of pleasure beating his old team. Though friendly with the players and Red Sox manager John Farrell, there is no love lost between Francona and Red Sox ownership. With Francona in charge, the Red Sox broke the Curse of the..." October 11

  • David Ortiz, ex-Boston Red Sox DH, can 'probably write his job title' with club, Dave Dombrowski says

    Mass Live "David Ortiz's 20-year career came to an end last night when Indians completed a three-game sweep over the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS. Ortiz finished with a career .286 batting average, .380 on-base percentage, .552 slugging percentage, .931 OPS, 2,472 hits, 541 homers, 632 doubles, 19 triples..." October 11

  • John Farrell to return as Red Sox manager next season

    Boston Globe "Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski wasted little time in answering the question about the immediate future of manager John Farrell. “John Farrell will be our manager for 2017. He is all set and his whole staff will be invited back” said Dombrowski. “I think they did a very..." October 11

  • David Price: 'I want to make these fans love me'

    Boston Herald "David Price knows he’s under fire for his performance, especially in the postseason, in his debut season with the Red Sox. And the pitcher with the $217 million contract knows he must improve. "I want to make these fans love me and I have six more years to get it done,” Price said today in..." October 11

  • A-Rod: Ortiz needs to be around baseball 'the next 40 years'

    Fox Sports "The Boston Red Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians Monday night, 4-3, at Fenway Park in Game 3 of the ALDS. The win completed the sweep for the Indians, as they will go to face the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS. What it also means is the end of David Ortiz's incredible career." October 11

  • Indians sweep Red Sox, send Ortiz into retirement

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Having lost two of their top three starters after playing most of the season without their best hitter, the Cleveland Indians weren't given much of a chance to making a real run at the franchise's first title since 1948. However, step one is out of the way after the Indians swept..." October 10

  • Red Sox announce Porcello will start potential Game 4

    CBS Boston "If the Red Sox make it to a Game 4 against the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, they’ll turn to their best pitcher in hopes he can put his Game 1 struggles behind him. The team has announced that Rick Porcello will get the start on Tuesday, if the Red Sox can stave off elimination with a Game 3..." October 10

  • Xander Bogaerts clarifies he’s not dealing with injury or exhaustion

    WEEI Boston "Xander Bogaerts hasn’t looked like the same hitter of late than the one the Red Sox saw for much of the 2016 season. The shortstop did manage a single in Game 2 of the American League Division Series, but he is still just 1-for-8 with four strikeouts in the two games against the Indians...." October 10

  • Indians-Red Sox Game 3 rained out

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Both managers say they are sticking with their scheduled Game 3 starters after Sunday's American League Division Series game between the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park was washed out by an all-day rain. Josh Tomlin will be trying to finish off a three-game..." October 09

  • MLB postpones ALDS Game 3 between Indians, Red Sox

    Today's Knuckleball "Game 3 of the American League Division Series between the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox has been postponed due to rain. The contest was originally scheduled for 4:08 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday at Fenway Park, but mother nature had other plans. As a result, the matchup has been rescheduled..." October 09

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Red Sox hope move to Fenway shifts momentum in ALDS

    Boston Herald "After a pair of shell-shocking losses in Cleveland, the Red Sox are hoping that a change in venue leads to a change of fortune at Fenway Park. The Sox’ season will be on the line this afternoon, as they trail the Cleveland Indians 2-0 in the AL Division Series. Manager John Farrell believes a..." October 09

  • Rick Porcello available to pitch when needed for Red Sox

    Providence Journal "After Boston's team workout on Saturday at Fenway Park, Rick Porcello ducked his head into John Farrell's office for a conversation that barely needed to be had. Porcello told Farrell he was available for whatever role required in these two games at Fenway Park; Farrell had figured as..." October 09

  • Bill Buckner’s 1986 World Series glove up for auction

    Sportsnaut "One of the most recognizable plays in MLB history is Bill Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets. The Boston Red Sox first baseman allowed a ground ball off the bat of Mookie Blaylock to go in between his legs, which in turn allowed the Mets to win Game 6..." October 08

  • Hanley Ramirez guarantees Red Sox will force a Game 5 after going down 0-2

    CBS Sports "On Friday, the Red Sox dropped Game 2 of the ALDS to the Indians -- falling to 0-2 in the best-of-five series as the setting shifts to Boston. After the game, Hanley Ramirez made a declaration that the Red Sox would return to Cleveland for a decisive Game 5. So there you have it. No need to..." October 08

  • Dustin Pedroia: Red Sox lost who they are

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox are down 2-0 in their best of five ALDS with the Cleveland Indians, and Dustin Pedroia says the team has lost who they are. The Sox lost Game 1 of the series on Thursday 5-4, and then they were shutout in Game 2 6-0 on Friday. After Friday’s loss, Pedroia said the Sox lost..." October 08

  • Indians ride homers, 'pen to Game 1 win over Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Sometimes, a manager has to worry about tomorrow tomorrow. That was Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona's philosophy as he rode his bullpen hard to a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Thursday night at Progressive..." October 07

  • Kluber, Indians take commanding 2-0 lead on Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Corey Kluber showed he wasn't hurt by putting the hurt on the Boston Red Sox. In his first start in 10 days due to a strained quad, Kluber pitched seven scoreless innings and combined with two relievers on a three-hit shutout as the Cleveland Indians blanked the Boston Red Sox..." October 07

  • Mistakes and complaints define TBS's MLB postseason coverage right now

    Awful Announcing "TBS has gotten quite a bit of grief over the years from baseball fans from their postseason coverage. Some of it has been deserved and some of it has been just because the network hasn’t built up the necessary trust and capital with baseball fans over the years. File their Game 1 coverage of..." October 07

  • David Price Intent On Shaking Playoff Demons Despite ‘Inconsistent’ 2016

    NESN "You can say plenty about David Price, but one thing he doesn’t lack is self-awareness. Price finds himself in a big spot Friday, making his Boston Red Sox postseason debut in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians with his team already trailing 1-0. That..." October 07

  • Terry Francona's bullpen usage should scare Red Sox — and maybe Indians, too

    Sporting News "Indians manager Terry Francona isn’t messing around. That’s the message he sent when he brought in reliever Andrew Miller with two outs and nobody on in the fifth inning Thursday night. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer was at 76 pitches at the time, and Miller is a traditional setup man or..." October 07

  • Dustin Pedroia did swing on final pitch of Game 1

    Larry Brown Sports "Sorry, Dustin Pedroia, but your outrage at the umpires at the end of Game 1 of the ALDS between the Red Sox and Indians was misplaced. Pedroia went nuts at the end of the game after it was ruled he swung on a 3-2 pitch that bounced in the dirt. Pedroia checked his swing and insisted the umpires..." October 07

  • Andrew Benintendi homers in first career postseason at bat

    Today's Knuckleball "Boston Red Sox rookie outfielder Andrew Benintendi hit a home run in his first career postseason at bat in the third inning of Thursday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians. The home run came off Indians starter Trevor Bauer and gave the Red Sox a 2-1 lead. With the homer, Benintendi..." October 07

  • Junichi Tazawa's Red Sox career may be over

    Boston Herald "Junichi Tazawa may have thrown his last pitch with the Red Sox. The righty was a huge contributor to the 2013 postseason bullpen. Three years later, the free-agent-to-be seems like he could be on the outside looking in. Tazawa faced 26 batters in 7-1/3 innings in the 2013 playoffs, allowing..." October 06

  • A Message to Red Sox Nation - Hanley Ramirez

    The Player's Tribune "Hey Boston, The playoffs start tonight. You ready? I know you’re ready. I know exactly how you feel right now. You wanna know something? Before I was a Red Sox player, I was a Red Sox fan. For real. Well, let me tell the whole truth so my mom don’t get mad at me. When I was a kid, I loved..." October 06

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • Ramirez at third base? If Sox make Series, he's willing

    CSN New England "A lot has to happen before playing the National League becomes a pressing issue, but it’s something the coaching staff has to consider down the stretch, given this offense needs Hanley Ramirez in the lineup almost as badly as David Ortiz. “That’s way ahead of time,” Ramirez told CSN with his..." October 05

  • Farrell: Kimbrel is our closer

    WEEI Boston "Although it’s not a surprise, the Red Sox will go into the postseason with Craig Kimbrel as their closer. Kimbrel was shaky down the stretch as the right-hander allowed six earned runs in his last four appearances, which included six walks over three innings. His biggest meltdown came last..." October 05

  • Red Sox announce Clay Buchholz will start Game 3 of ALDS

    Today's Knuckleball "Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reported Tuesday that the Boston Red Sox will start right-hander Clay Buchholz in Game 3 of their upcoming American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians. Red Sox manager John Farrell was reportedly deciding between Buchholz and left-hander..." October 04

  • Rick Porcello's Rapid Rise Gives Red Sox Postseason Ace They Need

    Bleacher Report "Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello loves to fly fish whenever work doesn’t get in the way. This year, he may reel in the American League Cy Young Award or baseball's ultimate catch—a World Series ring. Porcello’s semi-secret New England fishing spot is nearby a home he has in..." October 04

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • Blue Jays claim wild card with 2-1 win over Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- With all the various playoff scenarios hanging over their heads entering Sunday's game, it seemed like the easiest thing to do for the Toronto Blue Jays was win. They did just that. "Obviously that was our preference," Troy Tulowitzki said after his go-ahead RBI single in the..." October 02

  • MLB gave the Red Sox a chance to cancel the Drew Pomeranz trade

    CBS Sports "On July 14, the Red Sox acquired lefty Drew Pomeranz from the Padres at a steep cost of top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza. Not long after, it came to light that the Padres under GM A.J. Preller had been maintaining two sets of medical records on their players -- one for outside eyes and..." October 02