Red Sox Rumors & News

  • The Big Interview: David Ortiz

    SI "Traded at age 20 and released at 27, David Ortiz will retire this year at 40 as one of the most accomplished players of his generation. The man known as Big Papi is the all-time leader among designated hitters in hits, home runs and runs batted in; one of the game’s greatest postseason clutch..." September 28

  • Curt Schilling's Dead Serious About Political Career, Eyes White House in 2024

    TMZ "President Curt Schilling??? It's possible ... because the ex-MLB superstar tells TMZ Sports he's 100% serious about launching his political career ... starting with a senate run in Massachusetts in the VERY near future. Schilling is a staunch republican and says he's seriously leaning..." September 28

  • David Ortiz won’t play for Dominican Republic in WBC

    Today's Knuckleball "For those hoping to see a Magic Johnson-style post-retirement appearance from David Ortiz at the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the Boston designated hitter shot down that notion on Tuesday. Ortiz told media, including Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald, he would not suit up for his native..." September 28

  • Drew Pomeranz Won’t Start Again This Season

    WEEI Boston "This wasn’t exactly how the Red Sox envisioned Drew Pomeranz’ status at this point in a pennant race. John Farrell announced prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Yankees that Pomeranz would not be making his scheduled start Thursday due to both a sore left forearm, and having totaled more..." September 28

  • Austin homers, Yankees keep Red Sox from clinching

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Two on, David Ortiz at the plate in the late innings with a chance for a big hit. It is a scenario the many New York Yankees pitchers have faced since Ortiz joined the Boston Red Sox in 2003 and a scenario that often ends negatively. On Tuesday, it ended up working out for..." September 27

  • David Ortiz explains why he was 'born to play against the Yankees'

    Fox Sports "Barring a next-to-impossible wild-card scenario for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will play at Yankee Stadium for the last time in a three-game set beginning on Tuesday. The 40-year-old is having an absolutely incredible final season and he's collected some nice..." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Ortiz powers Red Sox to sweep, 11th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Despite going 3-for-5 with a double in his final game at Tropicana Field, all veteran David Ortiz could think about was his friend Jose Fernandez. Fernandez, an All-Star pitcher for Miami Marlins, was found dead Sunday morning following a boating accident. He was..." September 25

  • Mourning Ortiz asks Rays to cancel ceremony in his honor

    CBS Boston "A pre-game ceremony recognizing retiring Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has been cancelled–per Ortiz’s wishes–after the death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. Fernandez, 24, was killed along with two others in a boating accident Sunday morning in Miami." September 25

  • Quick-healing Sandoval could return this season

    Boston Herald "You thought Pablo Sandoval had been relegated to 2017 by now? Fat chance. The saga that began the Red Sox season with a lot of drama, and maybe unnecessary drama, isn't finished for 2016. But it probably is. Sandoval could, still, might actually return this year, Sox manager John..." September 24

  • Red Sox win eighth in a row, sweep Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Boston Red Sox moved another step closer to the American League East title on Thursday night. Andrew Benintendi lined a tiebreaking single in the fifth, Hanley Ramirez added a solo homer, and David Price threw seven solid innings as the Boston Red Sox completed a four-game..." September 23

  • Brock Holt could find home at third base

    Boston Herald "Brock Holt returned to the Red Sox after missing two days because of a death in the family. He’s healthy. And with nine games remaining in the regular season, he could win a starting job. Holt was in the lineup at shortstop last night against the Orioles while Xander Bogaerts got a routine day..." September 23

  • Ortiz powers Red Sox past Rays for ninth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- David Ortiz crushed a two-run homer in the first inning, and that was enough to lead the Boston Red Sox to their ninth straight win, edging the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Friday night at Tropicana Field. Boston manager John Farrell said he hasn't seen many Ortiz home runs..." September 23

  • Orioles gift Ortiz with destroyed dugout phone

    USA Today "Who could forget the time David Ortiz smashed a dugout phone to smithereens? The Baltimore Orioles didn't, and on Thursday, they actually presented what they claim to be the "exact, authenticated" visitor's dugout phone Big Papi's big bat laid waste to three years ago. Orioles outfielder Adam..." September 23

  • Manny Ramirez Joining Winter League at 44 Years Old

    12 Up "​Are we shocked to hear the news that Manny Ramirez is back in a baseball uniform playing baseball again? We shouldn't be. According to a report from Antonio Puesan, Manny Ramirez will be joining the Aguilas Cibaenas in the winter league at the ripe age of 44 years old. The last time Ramirez..." September 22

  • Mookie Betts becomes the first this season to 200 hits

    Hardball Talk "Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts beat Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (199) to 200 hits, racking up two hits in his first two at-bats of Tuesday night’s game against the Orioles. Both hits were singles. Betts is currently hitting .316/.358/.542 with 31 home runs, 108 RBI, 114 runs scored, and..." September 21

  • Ortiz blasts white-hot Red Sox past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Boston Red Sox are surging toward the postseason. And in the process, they are dampening the chances of other contenders. David Ortiz belted his 36th home run, a three-run shot in the seventh inning, and the Red Sox extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-2..." September 20

  • Rick Porcello has amazing words for Manny Machado

    Larry Brown Sports "Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello had some amazing words for Manny Machado after hitting the Orioles star with a pitch in the fourth inning of Monday’s game in Baltimore. Porcello retired the first two batters he faced in the bottom of the fourth before a pitch ran inside on him and hit..." September 20

  • Ramirez blasts two homers as Red Sox sweep Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- It's hard not to make comparisons between Hanley Ramirez and the great Manny Ramirez given the way the former has been swinging the bat. Hanley, once projected to be the Red Sox's next great hitter when he was signed as an amateur free agent in 2000, never got his chance to prove..." September 19

  • Porcello goes distance as Red Sox top Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Rick Porcello gave a hug to catcher Sandy Leon and then shared high-fives with teammates wearing windbreakers in front of the mound on the infield. For just the second time this season and first since July 29, the right-hander went nine innings and he did it against one of the..." September 19

  • Teixeira rips PED cheaters, says he almost joined Red Sox

    Fox Sports "He is not as famous as David Ortiz, not as notorious as Alex Rodriguez. Mark Teixeira, too, is retiring, but the Yankees first baseman will be remembered for his career-long excellence on the field and very little off of it. Teixeira, 36, spent 14 years in the majors, making three All-Star..." September 19

  • Curt Schilling agrees to $2.5 million settlement in 38 Studios case

    USA Today "Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and others have agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle their part of a lawsuit brought over Rhode Island's disastrous $75 million deal with 38 Studios, his failed video game company. The settlement agreement with Schilling and other 38 Studios officials was..." September 19

  • Hanley Ramirez already warming to Red Sox leadership role

    Boston Herald "The payoff may be bigger than any of us expected. Hanley Ramirez’ walkoff home run against the Yankees on Thursday did far more than elevate immensely the Red Sox’ playoff hopes. It also enhanced Ramirez’ potential to serve as the next, great veteran link and role model for the next, great..." September 19

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • David Ortiz to be honored by Yankees on Sept. 29 in Red Sox slugger’s final Stadium appearance

    New York Daily News "David Ortiz has a pretty good idea how the ceremony honoring him at the Stadium Sept. 29 is going to go: “I am definitely getting booed,” Ortiz said, laughing. “I am ready for that. When I get booed at Yankee Stadium, it’s not like it’s new to me. It’s like people are cheering for me, I’m so..." September 18

  • Red Sox rally for third straight over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox just keep pulling out those games that can make a team think seriously about October. On Saturday, for the third time in a week, the Red Sox came from behind, this time wiping out a 5-2 deficit and pulling out a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees. "I..." September 17

  • Red Sox ‘extremely disappointed’ following MLB discipline of Padres

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox are not happy with Major League Baseball. On Thursday, Major League Baseball announced that Padres general manager A.J. Preller would be suspended for submitting false medical records to the Red Sox while completing the trade of Drew Pomeranz for top prospect Anderson..." September 17

  • Hanley downplays torrid stretch: 'I haven't gotten hot yet'

    MLB.com "You weren't watching a replay on Friday night when Hanley Ramirez sent a baseball soaring to the center-field bleachers at Fenway Park against the Yankees. The latest missile wasn't a game-winner, but instead a not-so-subtle reminder that he is the hottest hitter on the Red Sox right now. His..." September 17

  • David Ortiz bracing for boos at farewell, still appreciates Yankees fans

    ESPN "Like every other team the Red Sox have played this season, the Yankees will recognize David Ortiz before his final regular-season game against them. Surely, though, the ceremony in the Bronx on Sept. 29 will be different from all the others. "I am definitely getting booed. I am ready for..." September 17

  • Ramirez's homer caps Red Sox's rally vs. Yanks

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Hanley Ramirez knew the ball was gone, knew the Boston Red Sox had just won a very important baseball game. "It was one of those moments. You gotta enjoy it and let everything go," Ramirez said after his two-out, three-run homer capped a five-run, ninth-inning rally and gave the..." September 16

  • Ortiz hits 537th HR to pass Mantle on all-time list

    Mass Live "David Ortiz hit his 34th home run of the season and 537th of his career on Thursday night. The solo shot into the bleacher seats in center in the eighth inning moved Ortiz into 17th on the all-time home run list, passing Yankees Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle. " September 16

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Once an issue, Red Sox rotation coming together behind two aces

    CBS Sports "As we sit with roughly 2 1/2 weeks left to play in 2016, the Boston Red Sox sit atop the AL East and look capable of a deep postseason run -- if they can actually make the playoffs through the insane AL race -- thanks to a wrecking crew of an offense and a rotation that is really rounding into..." September 15

  • Andrew Benintendi on bench as Red Sox host Orioles

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox are ready to deploy Andrew Benintendi after a three-week layoff due to a sprained left knee, but they aren’t forgetting about Chris Young. Young, the 33-year-old veteran who is hitting .287 with a .915 OPS this season, got the start in left field on Wednesday while Benintendi was on..." September 14

  • Trumbo supplies offense with 42nd HR in Orioles' 1-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Mark Trumbo took it upon himself to hang the "1" in Rick Porcello's 13-1 record at Fenway Park. Trumbo hit a towering solo home run in the second inning off the Boston Red Sox's ace and that proved to be enough for the Baltimore Orioles in their 1-0 victory on Wednesday night...." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule

    MLB.com "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Red Sox activate Andrew Benintendi

    Boston Globe "When the Red Sox saw Andrew Benintendi fall to the ground with a non-contact injury on August 24 in the Tropicana Dome, they feared the worst. The possibility of a torn ligament that would require a surgical repair and not only end his 2016 season but jeopardize early-2017 seemed a disappointing..." September 13

  • Orioles top Red Sox, pull into tie for 2nd in East

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Zach Britton has done a masterful job of closing games for the Baltimore Orioles this season, and he might just help them close out the American League East. Britton converted a four-out save on Tuesday night, making him an incredible 42-for-42 in save opportunities on the season,..." September 13

  • Does Red Sox slugger David Ortiz belong in the AL MVP conversation?

    Sporting News "Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is nearing the finish of one of the most unforgettable walk-away seasons in MLB history. He’s been so good, in fact, and so important to Boston’s success this year, that it's at least worth asking this question: Does the 40-year-old Ortiz belong in the American..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Pedroia: Batting practice is irrelevant

    WEEI Boston "Ten years ago, Dustin Pedroia was the crap-talking, somewhat pudgy, extra body in a Red Sox' clubhouse on a team that was headed nowhere. Now, he is a decade into the "I told you so's," with this latest one perhaps offering the second baseman's greatest satisfaction yet. "I've been a good..." September 13

  • Website planning 'Moon Big Papi' tribute at Yankee Stadium

    Sporting News "David Ortiz is a star, but some Yankees fans plan to bring him back to Earth by giving him the moon. That’s the goal of MoonBigPapi.com, a website created with the end game of having 10,000 Yankees fans banding (and bending) together to give Ortiz a 20,000-cheek salute during his final game at..." September 13

  • Ortiz ties Mantle with 536th career home run

    Hardball Talk "Red Sox DH David Ortiz passed Jimmie Foxx for 18th place on baseball’s all-time home runs list on Sunday, and he kept moving up the chain on Monday. The slugger launched a towering home run to right field at Fenway Park in the sixth inning against Orioles reliever Vance Worley." September 13

  • Moncada nears record after 9th straight strikeout

    WEEI Boston "The consensus is Yoan Moncada is going to have a promising major league career. Unfortunately for the infielder, he has already made the wrong kind of history. Pinch-hitting for David Ortiz in the seventh inning, Moncada swung and missed at a changeup from Orioles reliever Brian Duensing. It..." September 13

  • Price, Red Sox roll past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox are playing their best baseball at the right time and it all starts with the starting pitching. Especially the top of the rotation. David Price, who won his seventh straight start in Monday night's 12-2 blowout of the Baltimore Orioles, hasn't lost since..." September 12

  • Ortiz's blast lifts Red Sox past Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- History repeated itself Sunday afternoon. Once again it worked in favor of the Boston Red Sox. David Ortiz hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to give the Red Sox a 10-8 lead and they went on to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-8 in the rubber match of a three-game series..." September 11

  • Red Sox’ playoff push won’t include Moncada

    Hardball Talk "With 22 games left in the season, the Red Sox have shifted their focus from prospect development to playoff contention, and no one is feeling the brunt of that decision more than third baseman Yoan Moncada. Moncada, who was called up in mid-August to supplant Travis Shaw at the hot corner, went..." September 11

  • Andrew Benintendi Runs Bases In Toronto, Could Make Rehab Start Soon

    NESN "For the first time in three years, the Boston Red Sox are playing meaningful baseball games in September, and Andrew Benintendi seems intent on joining them. Benintendi has been sidelined since Aug. 24 with a sprained left knee that sent him to the 15-day disabled list. The rookie outfielder..." September 10

  • Happ wins 18th, Blue Jays inch closer to first

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays had a players-only meeting before their key game against the Boston Red Sox Saturday afternoon. The meeting got rave reviews. More important, the Blue Jays went on to defeat the Red Sox 3-2 and end a four-game losing streak with Melvin Upton Jr...." September 10

  • Porcello notches 20th win as Red Sox rout Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Rick Porcello became the first major league pitcher to reach 20 wins this season on Friday night. The fact that the Boston Red Sox right-hander did it in the opener of a key three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays made it just that much better. Porcello (20-3) held..." September 09

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