Red Sox Rumors & News

  • Red Sox will send struggling Buchholz to bullpen

    NESN "Clay Buchholz officially has been removed from the Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation. The struggling right-hander will be moved to the bullpen, manager John Farrell told reporters Friday afternoon in Toronto, with left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez taking over his spot in the rotation...." May 27

  • Farrell undecided if Buchholz will remain in rotation

    Boston Herald "It’s not official that the Red Sox are going to remove Clay Buchholz from their rotation. But rest assured, it’s a matter of when, and not if, they make that call. It’s not complicated or difficult or wrong to announce the leash has finally run out on Buchholz. Ten starts are enough. His..." May 27

  • Bradley's hitting streak ends at 29 games

    NESN "All good things must come to an end. Jackie Bradley Jr. got more than halfway to Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak and tied Johnny Damon for fourth on the Red Sox’s all-time list, but the center fielder’s streak ended at 29 games Thursday in an 8-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Bradley had..." May 27

  • Rockies top Red Sox, end Bradley's streak

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Good things came in threes for the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night. Carlos Gonzalez, Trevor Story and Dustin Garneau each hit two-run homers for Colorado, and the Rockies rolled to an 8-2 win over the Boston Red Sox, avoiding a three-game sweep. "I thought the offense woke..." May 26

  • Bradley, Jr. Setting Sights On Nomar And Tris Speaker

    Fenway Nation "With a hit tonight, Jackie Bradley, Jr. will catch two Red Sox legends for the second-longest hitting streak in team history. Both Nomar Garciaparra and Tris Speaker hold 30-game streaks for The Carmine Hose—Nomah in 1997 and Speaker in 1912 (the year Fenway Park was opened). If JBJ connects..." May 26

  • Boston rolls; Bradley extends hitting streak to 29

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- On a night when Boston celebrated one of its most memorable teams, Travis Shaw and the Red Sox continued to create memories of their own. Members of the franchise's 1986 American League championship team -- including Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Jim Rice, Dwight Evans and Bill..." May 25

  • Ortiz knocks in 4 as Red Sox dump Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Even a veteran baseball man such as Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has to shake his head at what David Ortiz is doing in the first half of his farewell season. "We're privy to everything that goes on before the game and the work that he puts in," Farrell said after the ageless..." May 24

  • Nearly halfway to DiMaggio's record, JBJ chasing history

    MLB.com "One more hit, and Jackie Bradley Jr. will be halfway to history. The Red Sox outfielder enters today's matchup against the Rockies at Fenway Park with a 27-game hitting streak, almost half the way to Joe DiMaggio's Major League record of 56 games, set nearly 75 years ago. DiMaggio's streak ran..." May 24

  • Carson Smith To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Red Sox reliever Carson Smith will require season-ending Tommy John surgery, the club has announced. It’s a big blow for Boston and the young reliever, who was acquired from the Mariners over the winter. " May 24

  • Ortiz nearly hits for cycle as Red Sox top Indians

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- At 40 years old, playing in his final season and never blessed with great speed, David Ortiz isn't a strong bet to come as close to his first career cycle as he did Sunday at Fenway Park. Batting in the eighth inning of Boston's 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians, the Red Sox..." May 22

  • Bradley's single extends hitting streak to 27 games

    Boston Herald "The Indians made Jackie Bradley Jr. work for the fifth-inning single that extended his hitting streak to 27 games on Sunday afternoon. They walked him again his first time up, giving him his sixth walk in his first 10 plate appearances of the three-game series. Indians pitching coach Mickey..." May 22

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. runs hitting streak to 26 games with an infield hit

    CBS Sports "The breakout season for Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. continued Saturday with an infield hit in the bottom of the sixth inning, extending his MLB-best hitting streak to 26 games. " May 22

  • Kelly's return lifts Red Sox over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Joe Kelly knew he wasn't going to be around to finish a no-hitter with two more innings at Fenway Park on Saturday. "I saw my pitch count climbing up. I'm not stupid," Kelly said after coming off the disabled list with 6 2/3 no-hit innings before Juan Uribe lined a double to end..." May 21

  • Kipnis, Kluber lead Red Sox over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Jason Kipnis might have been thinking about laying down a bunt when he stepped to the plate with two on and nobody out in the second inning. Terry Francona is glad he didn't. "One good swing tonight kind of changed the game," Indians manager Francona said of Kipnis' ensuing..." May 20

  • Red Sox send Smith, Holt to DL

    The Score "The Boston Red Sox shuffled their roster ahead of Friday's series opener against the Cleveland Indians, placing right-hander Carson Smith and utilityman Brock Holt on the disabled list and recalling Blake Swihart and Noe Ramirez from Triple-A Pawtucket. Smith, acquired from the Seattle Mariners..." May 20

  • Time for the Red Sox to give Rusney Castillo one more chance

    Over The Monster "Yesterday, our own Matt Collins posed the question if Christian Vazquez was doing enough at the plate to justify his presence behind it. The conclusion: yes, probably, when considering just how good that glove is. As it stands, Vazquez is hitting .254/.303/.366. It's not quite respectable..." May 20

  • Red Sox win night game for doubleheader split

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jackie Bradley Jr. does not have any superstitious routines in his hitting streak, while David Price is pitching well like David Price. Price pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts homered as the Boston Red Sox toppled the Kansas City..." May 19

  • Amid hitting streak, red-hot Bradley Jr. shows new hitting approach

    SI "The Red Sox have the majors' most potent offense this season, thanks in large part to the game's hottest hitter: Jackie Bradley Jr. On Wednesday, the 26-year-old centerfielder collected hits in both ends of a doubleheader with the Royals, extending his hitting streak to 24 games, the longest in..." May 19

  • High-Powered Offense, Baserunning Among Seven Reasons 2016 Red Sox Are For Real

    NESN "After two straight seasons in the American League East , the 2016 Boston Red Sox are back with a vengeance. The Red Sox are producing runs at a historic rate to the tune of a 24-16 record, and they’ve been getting hits from pretty much everyone in the lineup. But is their success sustainable for..." May 19

  • Orlando carries Royals past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Paulo Orlando opened the season on the Kansas City Royals' bench with Reymond Fuentes starting in right field and Jarrod Dyson on the disabled list. When Dyson returned, he started in right and Fuentes was optioned to Triple-A Omaha. When Dyson sputtered, manager Ned Yost..." May 18

  • Red Sox-Royals rainout postpones Ventura's start a day

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura will have to wait a day to try to slow down the potent Boston Red Sox bats. The Red Sox-Royals game scheduled for Monday night at Kauffman Stadium was rained out and will be made up as a day-night doubleheader Wednesday...." May 18

  • Curt Schilling Shoots Down Stephen A. Smith’s Offer, Calls Him ‘Racist’

    NESN "Curt Schilling has zero interest in sitting across from Stephen A. Smith on the debate desk. Schilling has been critical of ESPN since the network fired him last month after multiple controversial social media posts. Smith, who was among those Schilling mentioned by name while blasting the..." May 18

  • Why David Ortiz still plans on retiring despite his amazing start

    Yahoo! Sports "Earlier this week, after another age-defying night, David Ortiz received a text message from a friend: “Man, you’re [expletive] your retirement up!” Ortiz laughed, because what else could he do? He is 40 years old. For the first six weeks of what he said would be his last season, he was the best..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Price: I'll endorse Bautista anytime

    The Score "David Price has no problem standing in Jose Bautista's corner. The Boston Red Sox ace admitted Tuesday that while the general public's perception of the slugger may not be entirely favorable - even more so after Sunday's bench-clearing brawl - spending half a season as his Toronto Blue Jays..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Stephen A. Makes Good Point About Schilling, Social Media & Keeping Jobs

    Black Sports Online "For a moment forget about if you like or dislike Schilling, Stephen A. or neither. I want you to listen to the message not the messenger. Schilling says ESPN are hypocrites for firing him and not Stephen A. Smith had a retort to that on his radio show. “Let me speak up on behalf of ESPN..." May 16

  • Another Red Sox Fan Is Hit By A Flying Bat Fragment

    Fenway Nation "On Saturday afternoon, another Red Sox fan was hit in the head by a splintered bat fragment that soared over the new protective netting at Fenway Park. Kevin Sweeney's seats are five rows back from the field between home and third. On just the third pitch of the game, an Astro player shattered his..." May 16

  • Red Sox outlast Astros in 10-9 slugfest

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Everyone in the Boston Red Sox's lineup is hitting these days. Even Ryan Hanigan. The backup catcher was batting just .149 (7-for-47) and had driven in four runs all season before a three-hit, four-RBI afternoon in Boston's 10-9 win against the Houston Astros on Sunday...." May 15

  • Schilling endorses Trump in long blog post

    Boston "Given his expressed views on politics and Hillary Clinton, it may not be surprising who Curt Schilling is supporting for president. In a sprawling blog post Friday, the former ESPN analyst and Red Sox pitcher wrote he will vote for Donald Trump this November. Despite some misgivings with the..." May 15

  • Ortiz: Red Sox have 'unbelievable future in their hands'

    Providence Journal "When David Ortiz watches Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts these days, he can't help but think about the future. "I’m super impressed with these kids. This organization has an unbelievable future in their hands with these kids. I watch these kids and I feel like I’m with..." May 15

  • In Ortiz’s farewell season, he’s not the one who should go

    Boston Globe "The time hasn’t come for David Ortiz. The time has come for Clay Buchholz. At some point, John Henry, Tom Werner, and Dave Dombrowski will have to have a conversation with Ortiz about not retiring. At some point, the same Red Sox brass is going to have to have a conversation about dealing Clay..." May 15

  • Ortiz slugs past Banks, Mathews with 513th HR

    The Score "David Ortiz continues to make his final season one of his most memorable yet. The Boston Red Sox slugger smashed his 513th career home run on Saturday - a solo blast off Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh during the third inning - to break a three-way tie between himself, Ernie Banks, and..." May 14

  • Springer's blast off old friend lifts Astros

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- George Springer wasn't very nice to an old friend and teammate Friday night. "I don't know if he's too happy with me right now," Spinger said after his two-run home run off former University of Connecticut teammate Matt Barnes in the sixth inning was the difference as the Houston..." May 14

  • Price returns to form in Red Sox's victory

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- David Price fixed his mechanical flaw and his teammates continued to punish opposing pitchers at Fenway Park Thursday night. Getting a tip from second baseman Dustin Pedroia concerning the pitcher's leg kick in relation to his hands, Price, who had allowed at least six earned runs..." May 12

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Red Sox bomb A's again, complete sweep

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- John Farrell referred to his Boston Red Sox lineup as "a relentless group" after the Red Sox finished off a dazzling three-game demolition of the Oakland Athletics with a 13-3 win on Wednesday night. The Boston manager wasn't about to get any arguments from Oakland counterpart Bob..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Could Mike Trout Really Ever End Up In Boston?

    Fenway Nation "For some reason, a number of otherwise solid media types are writing about the Angels trading Mike Trout. That's right, the guy who has won—or seriously contended for—the AL MVP in each of his four (full) MLB seasons. On top of this fantasy is now layered the notion that Red Sox honcho Dave..." May 11

  • MLB Investigates Red Sox Over International Signings

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball is investigating the Red Sox over their 2015 international signings, focusing on whether the team signed multiple Venezuelan players in “package deals” and whether that would be considered a circumvention of MLB’s international bonus pools, according to multiple international..." May 11

  • Red Sox flex muscles again, rout Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON --- It took longer than anticipated, but the Boston Red Sox are finally getting the offensive production they paid for. After addressing their offensive shortcomings with the signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval two off-seasons ago, the Red Sox underwent an unexpected power..." May 10

  • Jackie Bradley looks like the Red Sox's center fielder of the future after all

    SB Nation "At the start of 2015, Jackie Bradley Jr. looked like he was one more failed attempt in the majors away from being passed over or traded by the Red Sox. He was awful in a short stint as a rookie in 2013, and then had the worst OPS+ of anyone with at least 400 plate appearances in 2014. Throughout..." May 10

  • Hot-handed Bradley leads Red Sox past A's

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON – Jackie Bradley Jr. is on another one of his hot streaks. "Similar in the aspect of hitting the ball hard, feeling comfortable going the other way, pulling the ball if need be and I'm just trying to go up there with a good approach," the Red Sox center fielder said after driving in..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • MLB Won’t Suspend John Farrell For Returning To Field After Ejection

    NESN "Boston Red Sox Schedule Standings Stats Video Odds Fantasy Tickets Report: MLB Won’t Suspend John Farrell For Returning To Field After Ejection by Sam Galanis on Tue, May 10, 2016 at 11:14AM3,006 Share this: It looks as though John Farrell won’t miss any time at the helm of the Red Sox. The Boston..." May 10

  • Yankees knuckle under against Red Sox's Wright

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- During spring training, Steven Wright was not assured of a spot in the Boston Red Sox' starting staff. Based on the early results, Wright is not going to be departing the rotation anytime soon. Wright confounded the New York Yankees with his knuckleball and came within an..." May 09

  • Curt Schilling reveals how much he was making at ESPN

    Yardbarker "Former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling was fired from ESPN last month after what many believed was a series of social media posts made in poor taste. On Monday, he joined Dan Patrick to talk about the situation, and he dropped a few interesting nuggets. Schilling revealed that he..." May 09

  • A-Rod: Ortiz is MLB's version of Magic Johnson

    ESPN "There is supposed to be hate, but there is only love. The retiring David Ortiz -- probably the face of the end of "the Curse" in Boston -- should be loathed by the Yankees. But he is not. Even the only Yankee he has publicly beefed with, Alex Rodriguez, expresses admiration for Ortiz. A-Rod..." May 08

  • Eovaldi, Yankees beat Price, Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Eight is a magic number the New York Yankees have rarely reached through the first month of a nightmarish start. The Yankees did so on the plate and on the mound Saturday. New York scored at least eight runs for the fourth time and Nathan Eovaldi matched a career high by..." May 07

  • Ortiz, Farrell slam ump after 9th-inning ejections

    The Score "Tossed from Friday's series opener at Yankee Stadium in the ninth inning following a contentious strikeout against Andrew Miller, David Ortiz didn't hold back after his club's tough loss, slamming umpire Ron Kulpa's strike calls on the 3-1 and 3-2 pitches that led to ejections for him and manager..." May 07