Red Sox Rumors & News

  • Red Sox have 'no urgency' to acquire Hamels

    CSN New England "The Red Sox continue to closely monitor the Cole Hamels situation with the Philadelphia Phillies, but, according to an industry source, "there's no sense of urgency'' to get a deal done soon for the lefty starter. The Red Sox have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Hamels since last..." February 27

  • How the Red Sox are starting to look like Evil Empire 2.0

    New York Post "The Yankees have much to worry about these days. One of their biggest concerns has to be the championship commitment from Red Sox ownership. Not only in dollars spent, but in mindset as well. Larry Lucchino, one of those Red Sox owners, recently got banged up in a motorcycle accident in..." February 26

  • Red Sox expect Shane Victorino to resume switch-hitting

    Providence Journal "The Red Sox lineup might not lean as much to the right as expected. Manager John Farrell said Thursday that Shane Victorino is likely to resume switch-hitting in 2015. Victorino had abandoned the practice in early August of 2013 because of the discomfort he felt swinging from the left side of the..." February 26

  • Ortiz: 'Things not good anymore' with A-Rod

    ESPN Boston "Once the best of friends, David Ortiz has not spoken with Alex Rodriguez since Rodriguez’s lawyer appeared to indirectly implicate Ortiz as a PED user in a radio interview. Ortiz said their friendship has not survived that controversy. “No, dude,’’ he said Wednesday afternoon. “I don’t..." February 26

  • Red Sox's Ortiz calls B.S. at MLB pace rules

    ESPN Boston "Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz launched a vivid and occasionally hilarious rant against baseball's new pace of play rules, especially the one that stipulates a batter keep one foot in the box at all times [with some exceptions]. "Is that new?'' Ortiz asked about the foot-in-box rule. "It..." February 25

  • Red Sox’s Buchholz, wife helpless after nude phone hack

    New York Post "Few things in life are more frustrating than being unable to get even with somebody who wronged you. Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz knows the feeling all too well after his iPhone was hacked last October, and explicit photos of his wife, Lindsay Clubine, went viral on the Internet. “Lindsay..." February 25

  • Larry Lucchino: Sox, Yanks different

    ESPN Boston "Boston Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino, who has repeatedly mocked the New York Yankees for their spending, on Wednesday rejected a suggestion that his team has become "Yankee-like" in how it operates. Since August, the Red Sox have spent over $300 million in new player acquisitions, assuming that..." February 25

  • Cliff Lee to the Red Sox? Report says it's possible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Phillies have made their desire to rebuild no secret over the winter, and the ultimate move towards achieving that end would be to trade left-handed ace Cole Hamels. However, after trade talks between the Phillies, San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox stalled in recent weeks, Cliff Lee would..." February 25

  • GM: Big Papi can play 'as long as he wants'

    ESPN Boston "Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, asked whether the team has discussed David Ortiz's future beyond this season with him, said that "David knows he's going to be a Red Sox [player] as long as he wants to be a Red Sox [player]." Ortiz will turn 40 in 267 days. Only 10 position players in..." February 25

  • 4d
    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Moncada will be in Ft. Myers tomorrow to start his physical. He'll also go to Boston as part of that. Hope is to complete by Friday.

  • 4d
    Scott Miller @ScottMillerBbl

    Yoan Moncada to the Red Sox for a deal in $30 million range, according to @JesseSanchezMLB, who has been plugged in all along on Moncada.

  • Yoan Moncada Agrees With Red Sox

    MLB.com "Cuban top infield prospect Yoan Moncada has agreed to a record-setting bonus with the Red Sox, according to an industry source. The agreement is pending a physical. The club has not confirmed the deal, which is worth $31.5 million -- a figure that smashes the $8.27 million bonus record for an..." February 23

  • Red Sox extend contract of GM Ben Cherington

    Hardball Talk "Though specific details are not yet known, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe is reporting that the Red Sox have extended the contract of general manager Ben Cherington beyond the 2015 season. Cherington didn’t have much to say about his contract status. Via Speier: “I’m under contract. I..." February 22

  • Yankees, Red Sox, Padres may lead on Moncada; Dodgers 'lurking'

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees, Red Sox and Padres are perceived by some executives as the favorites to sign Cuban wunderkind infielder Yoan Moncada, with the Dodgers "lurking," and the Brewers and others possibly still in the picture as the well-watched derby heads toward a conclusion. Two executives agreed that..." February 22

  • 5d
    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    #RedSox announce contract extension for John Farrell through 2017, with option for '18

  • 7d
    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    Farrell: "If Shane Victorino's healthy, he's our right fielder." And Farrell says Victorino is "full go" right now #RedSox

  • Pablo Sandoval scoffs at criticism

    ESPN Boston "Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, no stranger to comments about his weight, dismissed recent social media criticism Thursday that stemmed from an unflattering portrait of him on Boston.com. "Let them talk, talk and criticize," Sandoval, speaking in Spanish, told Marly Rivera of..." February 20

  • Shane Victorino: 'I have no intentions of being a bench player'

    Boston Herald "Shane Victorino couldn't have been any clearer about how he views his role with the Red Sox. "I have no intentions of being a bench player," he said. Victorino arrived in camp Wednesday and worked out with his Red Sox teammates for the first time today. He went through agility drills and..." February 20

  • 7d
    Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

    Farrell: "There’s been lot of talk that we lack a true No. 1. I like fact that this is a deep and talented rotation and confident in it''

  • Buchholz hopes to avoid 'misfortune' in 2015 season

    CSN New England "If there were ever a year for Clay Buchholz to step forward and fully realize his potential, this would be the one. As currently constituted, the Red Sox lack a certifiable No. 1 starter for their rotation and Buchholz would seem perfectly suited to assume that role. Buchholz has flashed..." February 19

  • 8d
    Mark Gonzales @MDGonzales

    Kevin Youkilis is joining the Cubs as a special assistant

  • Red Sox begin preliminary extension talks with Farrell

    CSN New England "Traditionally, the Red Sox have used spring training as a time to begin contract extension talks with some of their players. It happened last year with David Ortiz; the year before, the groundwork began on a new Dustin Pedroia deal, though it was months before that was completed. This spring,..." February 18

  • Koji Uehara admits to "physical" issue late last season, never doubted he'd return to Red Sox

    Boston Herald "Now, at last, Koji Uehara can admit it: He was banged up last August. "It was more physical," Uehara said after arriving in Red Sox camp Monday, four days before the mandatory reporting date for pitchers and catchers. "I didn't talk about it at that time, but I think I'm over it." Uehara..." February 17

  • Former Giants, Red Sox and Cubs coach Wendell Kim dies at 64

    CBSSports.com "When he coached third base for the Chicago Cubs from 2003-04, Wendell Kim made a practice of making himself available to the media if he ever screwed up. One time, after the Cubs failed to score and later lost to the Cardinals after Kim unsuccessfully waved home a gimpy Aramis Ramirez, he told..." February 16

  • 11d
    Rob Bradford @bradfo

    Mookie Betts enters camp at 181 pounds. A long way from his Baseball Reference page listing of 155 pic.twitter.com/fzFSLfUV2K

  • Nothing close with Red Sox, Cole Hamels

    WEEI Boston "According to a major league source, the Red Sox aren’t remotely close on any sort of trade for Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels. The source says that the Sox have made Philadelphia aware of the parameters of what the Sox are willing to give up for the starter. The Boston Globe reported Sunday that..." February 16

  • Red Sox made offer for Phillies' Cole Hamels

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Although Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro would not reveal the four teams that made an offer for pitcher Cole Hamels, the Red Sox were reportedly one of the teams, a source told The Boston Globe. " February 16

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. literally putting it all on the line

    WEEI Boston "Visitors to Jackie Bradley’s batting cage at JetBlue Park might think he was getting ready to hang some laundry. A rope stretches across a screen in the right-handed batter’s box at roughly eye level, and Red Sox assistant hitting coach Victor Rodriguez believes it holds the key to Bradley..." February 14

  • 13d
    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    Asked Hanley Ramirez if he'd have moved to outfield for any team or just #RedSox. "I belong here. Anything it takes to go back to Boston."

  • 13d
    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    Asked Hanley Ramirez if he'd have moved to outfield for any team or just #RedSox. "I belong here. Anything it takes to go back to Boston."

  • Do Sox need an ace?

    CSN New England "It was a busy -- and expensive -- off-season for the Red Sox, one that saw them spend $214 million on free agents while trading for two established starting pitchers. For all their spending and dealing, however, the Red Sox didn't land an actual ace, or a prototypical No. 1 starter. Instead,..." February 13

  • Sox betting on Uehara to lock down closer's role

    ESPN Boston "Only a handful of closers have recorded 30 or more saves past the age of 40, but the Red Sox signaled their conviction that Koji Uehara was a great candidate to join that group when they signed him to a two-year, $18 million contract extension this past October. Re-signing Uehara was the first..." February 13

  • Time for Red Sox to be open-minded about Cole Hamels deal

    Boston Herald "There are two ways to look at the unceasing trade talk involving Cole Hamels. From the perspective of embattled Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., Hamels is a life jacket, his only chip to yield the prospect-rich return that will show his bosses he’s capable of leading a massive rebuild..." February 12

  • Why the Red Sox should sacrifice Blake Swihart to trade for Cole Hamels

    Boston Herald "There are two ways to look at the unceasing trade talk involving Cole Hamels. From the perspective of embattled Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., Hamels is a life jacket, his only chip to yield the prospect-rich return that will show his bosses he's capable of leading a massive rebuild..." February 11

  • Exhibition game in Cuba explored

    ESPN.com "The Boston Red Sox have explored the possibility of playing an exhibition game in Cuba this spring, a source involved in the conversations told ESPN. At this time, there are no plans for a game, nor is there is expected to be. It is believed that a Red Sox fan of some note, Secretary of State..." February 09

  • The Top 10 MLB Lineups For 2015

    Sports On Earth "When we evaluate lineups in Major League Baseball in 2015, we're grading on a curve. Last year, the Angels led the Majors in runs scored -- with just 773. That was the lowest total for a runs leader in a full season since 1992. And to put that in added perspective, in 2009, just five seasons..." February 09

  • 21d
    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Napoli, who had two surgical procedures this winter, hit in the cage today. Confident he will be ready for the season. #redSox

  • Damon clears air with Red Sox owner: 'There's no hard feelings there'

    CBSSports.com "It appears there is no more bad blood between former MLB outfielder Johnny Damon and the Red Sox. Damon, who played for the Red Sox from 2002-05 before joining the Yankees -- Boston's top rival -- in 2006, recently said on TV reality show "Celebrity Apprentice" that he wasn't on speaking terms..." February 06

  • Wade Miley signs a three-year contract with the Red Sox

    Hardball Talk "Wade Miley just had his arbitration years bought out by the Red Sox. Miley, 28, posted a 4.34 ERA and 183/75 K/BB ratio in 201 1/3 innings over 33 starts this past season. He was set to go to arbitration with the Red Sox." February 06

  • 23d
    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    @jonmorosi reported there are multiple teams making an offer to James Shields, but the Red Sox aren't one of them per major league source.

  • 23d
    Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

    Cubs claim LHP Drake Britton from Boston. Gonzalez German DFA'd to make room

  • Mike Napoli blasts Richard Sherman after Super Bowl loss

    Sporting News "Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is having fun after the Patriots won the Super Bowl. That fun is coming at the expense of Seahawks cornerback and notorious trash-talker Richard Sherman. Napoli expertly trolled Sherman by sharing two memes on Monday. " February 03

  • John Farrell likes what he’s getting in Alexi Ogando, Robbie Ross; confirms Brandon Workman will be reliever

    WEEI Boston "Even with a fairly full bullpen, Red Sox manager John Farrell had stated that it would be nice to get one more answer against right-handed hitters. Friday, he got his wish. After watching Alexi Ogando’s workout in Tampa, and the days leading up to the well-attended event, the Red Sox (and..." February 01

  • 28d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Red Sox in recent days have expressed a willingness to move RH reliever Edward Mujica, who will earn $4.75M this season.

  • 28d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #RedSox in agreement with free-agent reliever Alexi Ogando on a one-year, major-league contract, pending a physical.

  • Red Sox sign former All-Star Bryan LaHair

    Hardball Talk "Bryan LaHair, best known for making the All-Star team in 2012 for the Cubs as a 29-year-old career minor leaguer, has signed a minor-league deal with the Red Sox. LaHair struggled mightily in the second half of 2012 and then never played in the majors again, spending 2013 in Japan and last..." January 30

  • 29d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Daniel nava settles with red sox at $1.85M

  • Red Sox should wait it out with Allen Craig

    Boston Herald "No offense to Ryan Hanigan, who could supply minimal offense and still be a good backup catcher, but the Red Sox sold low on Will Middlebrooks last month and they know it. It would be foolish to do the same with Allen Craig. Look, we know 91 losses and a last-place finish last season make..." January 29

  • Red Sox, Rangers swap pitchers

    ESPN.com "The Boston Red Sox traded right-handed pitcher Anthony Ranaudo to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday for left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross. Ranaudo, 25, made his major league debut with the Red Sox last season, going 4-3 with a 4.81 ERA in seven starts. Considered one of several high-ceiling..." January 27

  • 31d
    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    Sources: Brewers, #Rangers, #Giants, #Yankees, #RedSox, #Padres & #Dodgers among teams to see Moncada in private workouts this month.

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