Red Sox Rumors & News

  • Hanley hit by pitch, but X-rays negative

    MLB.com "Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez exited Friday's 12-5 loss to the Angels in the top of the sixth inning with left hand soreness. In the bottom of the fourth, Ramirez was plunked on the left hand by a pitch from Angels right-hander Garrett Richards. X-rays were negative, and Ramirez will..." May 23

  • Angels hope 9-run inning in 12-5 win over Boston will open offense's floodgates

    Orange County Register "Maybe now the Angels will be holding their bats a little looser and walking with a little more swagger. For most of the season, they had been scuffling at the plate, with a handful of players far below their expected production. It took 39 minutes, during which the Angels sent 13 batters to..." May 23

  • Rusney Castillo returns to Boston, will start Friday night

    Sporting News "Will the $72 million man be able to revitalize Boston's offense? The Red Sox will give it a try, at least, recalling Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday and immediately penciling him into the starting lineup in right field. Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was optioned to Pawtucket..." May 23

  • Rangers' Rodriguez keeps Red Sox bats quiet in 3-1 win

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: LHP Wandy Rodriguez’s 6.2 inning, one-run effort was the Rangers’ first outing of at least six innings since May 13. … In four of Rodriguez’s six starts for the Rangers, he has allowed no more than one run. … Rodriguez’s night ended at 113 pitches after he walked Brock Holt in a 10-pitch..." May 22

  • John Farrell ‘Not Ruling Anything Out’ As Red Sox’s Struggles Persist

    NESN "What can the Red Sox do to snap themselves out of the funk they currently find themselves in? John Farrell is open to suggestions. The Boston manager was unable to provide any concrete solutions for his team’s struggles — which have been particularly dire in the run-scoring department — after..." May 22

  • Klein is big news for Rangers in 2-1 victory over Red Sox

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The big baseball news Wednesday was that the Oakland A’s had hired Ron Washington, the former Texas Rangers manager and A’s assistant, as a special instructor in charge of shoring up their awful defense. While also big news for the Rangers, the bigger news was what Phil Klein did in his first..." May 21

  • Allen Craig’s decline with Red Sox unprecedented

    Boston Globe "Roughly a thousand miles and a world away from Fenway Park, Allen Craig sat on the bench for the PawSox’ 11:05 a.m. contest in Indianapolis on Wednesday. The destination – Indianapolis, morning baseball, Triple A, outrighted off the 40-man roster – is almost mind-boggling to anyone who witnessed..." May 21

  • 2d
    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    #RedSox: Betts CF, Pedroia 2B, Ortiz DH, Ramirez LF, Napoli 1B, Nava RF, Holt 3B, Bogaerts SS, Swihart C, Kelly RHP

  • Miley continues Red Sox string of strong starts

    CSN New England "Don't look now, but the Red Sox rotation is beginning to resemble that of a real Major League Baseball rotation. Wade Miley pitched what could have been his best outing of the season for the Sox Tuesday night, going seven strong innings and allowing two runs. He walked just one batter while..." May 20

  • Mike Napoli drives Red Sox win over Rangers

    Boston Herald "There have been many candidates, but Mike Napoli has been the most deserving poster boy of the 2015 Red Sox’ paltry offense. Until last night, that is. Napoli’s two RBI and home run, along with the same bottom line for David Ortiz, led the Sox to a 4-3 victory against the Texas Rangers at..." May 20

  • Red Sox's Sandoval leaves game after being hit by pitch in left knee

    The Score "Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was removed from Tuesday's game in the seventh inning after he was hit by a pitch. Sandoval immediately fell to the ground in pain after taking a 94-mph fastball from Texas Rangers reliever Sam Freeman off the front part of his left knee." May 20

  • Mariners shut down Boston Red Sox for series split

    Seattle Times "There has never been any doubt about James Paxton’s singular talent, or his potential. It was only eight starts into his career that Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon felt confident enough in what he’d seen from Paxton — and what he saw on the horizon — to declare, “I think this kid has..." May 18

  • Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada set to make minor league debut Monday

    ESPN Boston "Yoan Moncada, the 19-year-old Cuban who represents a $63 million investment by the Red Sox, will make his minor league debut Monday night for the Class A Greenville Drive of the South Atlantic League. "He did as well as expected with his transition on and off the field -- a hard worker and..." May 18

  • 5d
    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

    SOX v SEA: Betts CF; Victorino RF; Pedroia 2B; Ramirez DH; Napoli 1B; Sandoval 3B; Bogaerts SS; Holt LF; Swihart C; Wright P.

  • Red Sox find offensive groove, top Hernandez, Mariners, 4-2

    CSN New England "In six of their first eight games on this current road trip, a punchless Red Sox lineup scored no more than two runs. But matched against righthander Felix Hernandez, one of the game's most dominant pitchers, the Red Sox managed to score four runs and hand King Felix his first defeat of the..." May 17

  • Nelson Cruz delivers run-scoring single in ninth inning to give Mariners a 2-1 victory over Red Sox

    Seattle Times "Here it was, a moment that seemed unlikely given how the game had unfolded. That the Mariners even had this chance — two outs, runner on second, tie game in the bottom of the ninth — was attributable to a lockdown pitching performance. But now here was the long-awaited, few-and-far-between..." May 16

  • Mariners turned down Red Sox’s trade offer for Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Hardball Talk "As a 25-year-old former top prospect who has struggled in the majors what is Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr.’s value at this point? Well, according to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston the Red Sox offered Bradley to the Mariners for left-handed reliever Charlie Furbush during spring training and..." May 16

  • Small ball earns Red Sox a big win

    Boston Herald "Rickie Weeks drifted back into left field and camped under Mookie Betts’ fly ball, which was sinking toward his glove for a routine out in the ninth inning. Weeks needed to execute the perfect catch-and-throw to nail Brock Holt at home plate as the go-ahead run. And he dropped it. Another..." May 15

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • The 2015 MLB All-Star Game caps have apparently been leaked

    Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15

  • Pablo Sandoval not about to switch it up

    Boston Herald "The question was straightforward, the answer even more direct. Can you recall seeing a hitter who got results that were more extreme than Pablo Sandoval’s? “Yeah,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “Usually they don’t switch-hit.” Zing. To be fair, Farrell didn’t mean it as a..." May 15

  • MLB's culture clash, or why baseball is boring

    Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15

  • Castillo (ankle) leaves game in Pawtucket

    WEEI Boston "After just returning from a shoulder injury just over a week ago, Rusney Castillo had to leave Wednesday’s Triple-A Pawtucket game with an ankle injury, although at least for now, it doesn’t appear to be serious. The outfielder left after tweaking his left ankle on an awkward slide during a..." May 14

  • Papelbon gets Phils’ save record in win

    Courier-Post "Jonathan Papelbon was nearly in disbelief in the Phillies’ clubhouse Wednesday night, minutes after a wild ending. “Aw man, I don’t even know what just happened,” Papelbon said. There haven’t been many memorable moments this season for the Phillies, but what occurred against the Pittsburgh..." May 14

  • Miley leads way as Red Sox win series finale in Oakland

    CSN New England "Baseball. Go figure. Oakland starter Sonny Gray was masterful, allowing just three hits while fanning nine in seven innings. Wade Miley, meanwhile, failed to retire the side in order in any of his seven innings, threw eight straight balls to the first two hitters he faced, and recorded just one..." May 14

  • 8d
    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    As expected, Steven Wright will start Sunday for #RedSox vs. Mariners, taking place of Justin Masterson.

  • 8d
    Boston Red Sox @RedSox

    #RedSox today placed RHP Justin Masterson on 15-day DL (retro to 5/13) with right shoulder tendinitis.

  • 9d
    Brian MacPherson @brianmacp

    John Farrell said he'd been told that Rusney Castillo suffered a mild ankle sprain in Pawtucket and that leaving the game was precautionary.

  • A's snap skid thanks to Pomeranz, offense

    CSN Bay Area "The guys in the green and white uniforms Tuesday night sure didn’t resemble the 2015 A’s, which is the exact effect they were going for. Putting together the kind of dominant all-around performance that’s been mostly absent this season, the A’s extinguished their six-game losing streak with a..." May 13

  • 9d
    HardballTalk @HardballTalk

    Justin Masterson will not start Sunday, #RedSox "moving toward" disabled list stint http://t.co/wHGDpa4kY9

  • Matt Barnes works late to earn first MLB victory

    Boston Herald "This wasn’t the way Matt Barnes dreamt he would earn his first big-league win. Then again, a week ago, Barnes was still a starting pitcher in Triple-A. Making his second relief appearance since getting recalled by the Red Sox last weekend, Barnes tossed two scoreless innings, including a..." May 12

  • Bats come alive as Sox nab post-meeting win over Blue Jays

    Boston Herald "A players-only meeting is a good way to turn around a team-wide slump. Scoring four runs in the first inning is an even better one. The Red Sox team that notched a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday bore little resemblance to the squad that had dropped seven of its previous eight..." May 11

  • Red Sox demote Allen Craig to Triple-A

    ESPN Boston "The Boston Red Sox made two roster moves involving four players Sunday, optioning slumping outfielder Allen Craig and reliever Robbie Ross Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket and promoting outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and pitcher Steven Wright. The demotion of Craig is not surprising given his..." May 11

  • 12d
    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    No rotation changes for the #RedSox. Kelly a starter "for the time being" according to Farrell. #RedSox

  • 12d
    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    While it may not be a strict platoon, Farrell said RF will be divided between Bradley and Victorino. #RedSox

  • 12d
    Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

    Betts cf Pedroia 2b Ortiz DH Ramirez LF Sandoval 3b Napoli 1b Bogaerts ss Bradley Jr 9 Leon C Buchholz 1b

  • Blue Jays take full advantage of walk-happy Red Sox

    Toronto Sun "Was Red Sox starter Joe Kelly as wild as Ebby Calvin (Nuke) LaLoosh? Or, were Blue Jays hitters as selective as the New York Yankees in their Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada Core Four/Ball Four days? Whatever the answer, we saw once again how walks can hurt, harm and be detrimental to both your..." May 10

  • 13d
    Jason Mastrodonato @JMastrodonato

    Source: Allen Craig to be optioned. Cannot refuse assignment as player with four years of service time. Good move to get him everyday ABs.

  • 13d
    Oakland Athletics @Athletics

    The A’s have acquired RHP Edward Mujica and cash considerations from the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

  • David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia Hold Players-Only Meeting After Loss

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox are reeling. After beginning the season 7-3, the team has lost three consecutive games and eight of its last 10 on the way down to the AL East cellar. The offense, projected to be prolific, has stumbled. The pitching never even gained a foothold to stumble from. So it..." May 10

  • 13d
    Michael Silverman @MikeSilvermanBB

    Based on multiple indications, Allen Craig not expected to be w Red Sox tomorrow afternoon. Optioned to minors, trade all on table.

  • 13d
    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Shane Victorino scheduled to play the whole game for Portland today. Plan is to join up with the Sox tomorrow and be activated Monday.

  • 13d
    Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

    Brock Holt has left the club to attend a family funeral. Expected back Sunday

  • 13d
    Jason Mastrodonato @JMastrodonato

    Hanley Ramirez has returned: Betts CF, Pedroia 2B, Ortiz DH, Ramirez LF, Sandoval 3B, Napoli 1B, Craig RF, Bogaerts SS, Swihart C, Kelly RHP

  • 13d
    Jason Mastrodonato @JMastrodonato

    Hanley Ramirez taking BP. If he comes through OK he'll play for Red Sox this afternoon. still pain, Farrell said, but good enough to play

  • 14d
    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    #RedSox have indeed hired Carl Willis as their pitching coach. He informed the Indians tonight he had taken the job.

  • Jays’ Aaron Sanchez rights himself, shuts down Red Sox

    Toronto Star "The sense was that it was getting away from Aaron Sanchez, two walks and a hit batsman to load the bases with nobody out in the fourth inning of a two-run game. The young Blue Jays right-hander could have succumbed right then to the moment and to the Boston Red Sox; he could have given up a hit..." May 09

  • David Ortiz loses appeal, will serve one-game suspension tonight vs. Blue Jays

    MassLive.com "David Ortiz won't be the lineup tonight for the Boston Red Sox against the Toronto Blue Jays. According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Ortiz lost his appeal and will serve the one-game suspension tonight in Toronto." May 09

  • 14d
    Rob Bradford @bradfo

    Source: Ortiz suspended for tonight's game. Loses appeal

  • Martinez not interested in Sox pitching coach job

    CSN New England "The Boston Red Sox have a vacancy on their coaching staff after they fired pitching coach Juan Nieves on Thursday. Could Pedro Martinez be a candidate for the position? Jessica Moran caught up Red Sox Hall of Fame pitcher to ask if he would be interested in joining the team in that..." May 08