Red Sox Rumors & News

  • Royals ride 8-run inning to rout of Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The surging Kansas City Royals are getting serious about this repeating thing. No team has won the World Series two consecutive years since the New York Yankees did it in 1999 and 2000. But the 2015 champion Royals, seven games under .500 entering play on Aug. 6, are right back in..." August 29

  • David Ortiz says he's a 'little worn out,' but he's still putting up huge numbers

    CBS Sports "The Red Sox lost to the Royals on Sunday night (KC 10, BOS 4), moving their record to 72-58 on the season. Boston is two games back of the Blue Jays for first place in the AL East, and they have a one-game lead over the Orioles for the second wild card spot with five weeks to play. That 72-58..." August 29

  • Red Sox Seeking Base Stealing Threat Off Bench, Yoan Moncada in Mix

    WEEI Boston "One of the features of the Red Sox’ September and October rosters in recent years has been having a player who can come off the bench and be a base stealing threat. In 2004 that was Dave Roberts and in 2013 it was Quintin Berry. Manager John Farrell said the team is still looking for that..." August 29

  • Dustin Pedroia takes temporary leave from Red Sox

    Sporting News "Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will take a short leave of absence from the team to attend to a family matter, according to the Boston Herald. Pedroia will miss Sunday night's clash against the Kansas City Royals and may miss Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays as well. The..." August 29

  • Red Sox's Koji Uehara: More bullpens

    CBS Sports "Uehara (pectoral muscle), who threw a 53-pitch bullpen session Friday, will throw another one Monday, Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe reports. Optimism is the word to describe how the Red Sox feel when discussing Uehara's return this season." August 28

  • Xander Bogaerts Really Wanted Dustin Pedroia To Break That MLB Record

    NESN "Dustin Pedroia nearly made history Saturday night. The Boston Red Sox’s second baseman entered his final at-bat with a chance to tie the major league record for most consecutive at-bats with a hit. After three terrific nights at the plate, Pedroia was sitting on 11 straight hits (with a walk..." August 28

  • Red Sox end skid with victory over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- When the Boston Red Sox are in a slump, they usually turn to their league-leading offense to break them out of it. That's what the Red Sox did Saturday. Boston snapped a three-game losing streak by rapping out 12 hits, including three home runs, and Dustin Pedroia just missed..." August 27

  • Royals stay hot, beat Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The hottest pitching staff in baseball slowed down the best offense in baseball Friday. The Kansas City Royals, who boast the best ERA in the majors in August, held the Boston Red Sox at bay and the Kansas City bullpen extended its franchise-record scoreless-innings streak to 41..." August 26

  • Red Sox ‘optimistic’ Andrew Benintendi can return this season, no structural damage besides knee sprain

    WEEI Boston "Friday was a good day for the Red Sox and Andrew Benintendi. After suffering a knee injury Wednesday night in Tampa that looked season-ending at first glance, Benintendi went through a number of tests Friday, including another MRI, CT scan and X-rays and it revealed no structural damage other..." August 26

  • Red Sox's 11th-inning error hands Rays a win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Of all the ways a game can end in extra innings, the walk-off error might be the most frustrating. The Boston Red Sox literally dropped the ball on a potential third out twice on one play and the Tampa Bay Rays walked off with a 4-3, 11-inning win Wednesday at..." August 25

  • Andrew Benintendi's ugly injury stings team

    Boston Herald "Once again, the Red Sox will likely need to make a change in left field. With Andrew Benintendi suffering a gruesome knee injury that sent him off in the sixth inning last night, the Red Sox must now wonder about the immediate future of their prized rookie, who had given the club a fiery spark..." August 25

  • Slumping Mahtook lifts Rays over Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Mikie Mahtook didn't want to know why he was being mentioned in the same sentence with Luke Scott but thankfully he won't have to worry about it anymore. The Rays left fielder snapped an 0-for-34 slump with an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning that lifted..." August 25

  • Red Sox put Andrew Benintendi on disabled list

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox placed rookie left fielder Andrew Benintendi on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday and recalled infielder Marco Hernandez from Triple A Pawtucket before their game against the Tampa Bay Rays." August 25

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Report: Red Sox’s Pablo Sandoval has lost 22 pounds

    Today's Knuckleball "Injured Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was spotted doing drills with the rest of the team on Wednesday afternoon at Tropicana Field ahead of the club’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays The Red Sox originally placed the veteran slugger on the disabled list back on April 13 with a..." August 24

  • Red Sox Still “Open” To Adding Papelbon, Await His Decision

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox are still amenable to reaching a deal with free agent reliever Jonathan Papelbon, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski suggested in comments to MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM (Twitter link). Last we checked in, a return of Papelbon to Boston — where he made his name as a..." August 24

  • Red Sox To Replace Pesky’s Pole, Make Other Fenway Park Changes Before 2017 Season

    NESN "Boston Red Sox Schedule Standings Stats Video Odds Fantasy Tickets Red Sox To Replace Pesky’s Pole, Make Other Fenway Park Changes Before 2017 Season by Sam Galanis on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 9:45AM6,480 Share this: Fenway Park is going to get another face-lift before the 2017 season. The..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Betts' assist helps Red Sox hold off Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Another night, another eighth inning defensive gem in the outfield helping the Boston Red Sox to victory. On Tuesday, it was Mookie Betts who helped preserve a one-run lead, throwing out a runner at third on the way to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • John Henry On Dombrowski, Sandoval, Ortiz, Extensions, Pitching

    MLB Trade Rumors "Red Sox owner John Henry discussed a variety of topics in an exchange with Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald (read more here and here). Fans of the team and those interested in the interaction of the front office and upper management will certainly want to give the Q&A a full read, but here..." August 23

  • Price pitches Red Sox to win over Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- On a night in which David Price dominated for eight innings, a smart defensive switch helped the Boston Red Sox in the eighth. Rookie Andrew Benintendi, shifted from center to left field that very inning, went over the wall in left field to rob the Tampa Bay Rays'..." August 22

  • Price: Betts is the best player in baseball

    MLB.com "David Price is a Vanderbilt-educated Cy Young Award winner. He's made five All-Star teams. He surrendered Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit. Among the last eight American League MVP awards, five were won by Price's current or former teammates -- including Josh Donaldson in Toronto last year. Price..." August 22

  • Ortiz goes deep as Red Sox down Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Records continue to fall for David Ortiz like his home runs rain down from the sky. Ortiz swatted his 29th home run of the season with a man on in the fifth inning Saturday night to reach 1,500 RBIs with Boston and also had a key third-inning single to lead the Red Sox to a..." August 21

  • Steven Wright, John Farrell add confusion to knuckleballer's recovery time

    Boston Herald "Confusion is mounting over whether or not All-Star knuckleballer Steven Wright will return from the disabled list in time to start for the Red Sox on Tuesday. Manager John Farrell has refused to rule out the possibility that Wright will return from the 15-day disabled list to pitch against the..." August 21

  • Red Sox's Chris Young: Could return Monday

    CBS Sports "Young (hamstring) could be back with the Red Sox as early as Monday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports." August 21

  • Upton's two homers lead Tigers past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- A short break appears to have gotten Justin Upton back on the fast track. Upton, in his second game back from a three-game hiatus to hit the mental reset button on a disappointing season, cracked a pair of three-run home runs Sunday to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 10-5 victory..." August 21

  • Jonathan Papelbon looking unlikely to sign with Red Sox

    Boston Herald "Jonathan Papelbon is probably not going to be walking out of the Red Sox bullpen and onto the Fenway Park mound anytime soon. With each passing day that Papelbon remains a free agent, the Red Sox believe that a reunion in Boston is less and less likely to occur this season. Papelbon made..." August 21

  • Red Sox owner: Ortiz is 'not replaceable'

    Boston Herald "Q. Ortiz has "joked" multiple times if enough money were offered he'd have to consider returning. Have you asked or plan to ask him to re-consider retiring? A. There’s going to be a big hole in that lineup if he doesn’t return and I know he would return if he thought he could. But it’s a..." August 21

  • Steven Wright, Boston Red Sox knuckleballer, likely won't be ready to start Tuesday vs. Rays

    Mass Live "Steven Wright (shoulder) won't be ready to throw a bullpen session Saturday, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters today in Detroit. That makes it unlikely he'll be able to start for the Red Sox in Tampa on Tuesday as hoped. Wright was used to pinch run during a game in Los Angeles..." August 20

  • Clay Buchholz makes case to stay in Red Sox rotation

    Boston Herald "Sleep is overrated for Clay Buchholz. And maybe Clay Buchholz himself is underrated. At least that’s the takeaway from the Red Sox’ 4-3 loss to the Tigers yesterday, a game in which Buchholz deserved the win. He pitched six innings, allowing just one run and no walks. His return to the..." August 19

  • Porcello, Red Sox shut down Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Rick Porcello says he's more concerned about winning games for the Boston Red Sox than beating his former team, the Detroit Tigers. Porcello overpowered his old teammates, restricting them to four hits over seven innings Friday night and got big-bat support from David Ortiz,..." August 19

  • Red Sox bullpen disasters easy to see coming

    Boston Herald "Utterly predictable. When a good-at-best Red Sox team with an average-at-best bullpen is asked to protect a two-run lead, an ugly three-run implosion is lurking around the corner. Yesterday’s 4-3 loss wasn’t about John Farrell mismanaging his available bullpen options. Yesterday’s 4-3 loss..." August 19

  • Tigers halt Boston's six-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus was thankful things worked out. The Detroit Tigers' manager didn't relish the thought of playing extra innings with his top two run producers out of the game. Ausmus pinch-ran for Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday and was..." August 18

  • Could Red Sox turn to Joey Votto as a David Ortiz replacement?

    Over The Monster "One of the biggest questions facing the Red Sox this offseason is how to fill the void that will be left by David Ortiz at DH. Let's just get this out of the way: they can't. There is no replacing David Ortiz, particularly not the way he's hitting this year. But the Red Sox have to write someone..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Tigers definitely messing with Red Sox over schedule, and here’s proof

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox believe the Tigers manipulated the schedule to gain a competitive advantage on Thursday by playing a 1 p.m. game despite the Red Sox playing at 7 p.m. in Baltimore a night earlier. Defenders of the Tigers have contorted themselves into nothing-to-see-here pretzels by noting that the..." August 18

  • Ortiz: Red Sox would welcome Papelbon with 'open arms'

    ESPN "Take it from none other than David Ortiz: Jonathan Papelbon would fit in just fine with the Boston Red Sox. "I don't know what happened there at the Nationals, but he was a great guy and we would welcome him back with open arms," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes before the Red Sox faced the Baltimore..." August 18

  • Red Sox win rain-shortened game in Baltimore

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Boston Red Sox are getting the kind of pitching and hitting that is keeping them in the battle for the American League East title Jackie Bradley Jr. and Sandy Leon both hit two-run homers, and David Price threw six strong innings as the Boston Red Sox scored their sixth..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Mike Hazen: Red Sox in 'wait and see' mode on Jonathan Papelbon

    Boston Herald "Red Sox general manager Mike Hazen said he spoke to president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski Wednesday morning and there was no update on Jonathan Papelbon, who remains a free agent. "There’s no update as of right now," Hazen said midday in a radio interview on WEEI with Lou Merloni and..." August 17

  • Betts bashes 2 more homers as Red Sox top O's

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- There's just something about playing against the Baltimore Orioles that seems to make Boston's Mookie Betters hit with power -- lots of it. Betts homered twice Tuesday, including a tiebreaking two-run shot in the eighth inning that gave the Boston Red Sox a 5-3 victory over the..." August 16

  • Curt Schilling considering challenging for Elizabeth Warren’s Senate seat

    Larry Brown Sports "Six-time All-Star, three-time World Series champion, former ESPN analyst, United States senator? Outspoken former pitcher Curt Schilling, who recently hinted at running for political office, now appears to be zeroing in on the Senate seat in Massachusetts currently occupied by Democrat..." August 16

  • Papelbon to Make Decision in Next 24 Hours

    WEEI Boston "According to a source with knowledge of his thinking, former Red Sox reliever Jonathan Papelbon will make a decision on where to play in the next 24 hours and is drawing “strong interest” from across the league, colleague Rob Bradford reports. It should come as no surprise that multiple teams..." August 16

  • Tigers stick it to the Red Sox by refusing to honor a simple request

    Fox Sports "The Boston Red Sox face a brutal little stretch of games this week, partly because of bad luck, partly because of unfortunate scheduling and partly because of the Detroit Tigers' stubbornness. Boston played one game in Cleveland on Monday to make up for a rain out earlier in the season, before..." August 16

  • Ortiz, Bradley power Red Sox past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- There are wins and there are big wins. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said his most recent one was definitely the latter. "This was a big win for us, to come in here and win a low-scoring game against a very good team," Farrell said after the Red Sox posted a 3-2 victory..." August 15

  • Hanley Ramirez to miss Red Sox' next three games

    Boston Herald "Hanley Ramirez will not be with the Red Sox again until they play the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Manager John Farrell said Ramirez is heading to the bereavement list and will miss the next three games against Cleveland and Baltimore. The first baseman was seen getting handshakes and support..." August 15

  • Boston recalls Marco Hernandez, Deven Marrero, Heath Hembree

    Mass Live "The Boston Red Sox made three call-ups Monday, adding infielders Marco Hernandez and Deven Marrero, along with reliever Heath Hembree to the roster. The moves come in response to three roster moves the Red Sox made Sunday, with Hanley Ramirez going on the bereavement list, Steven Wright going..." August 15