Red Sox Rumors & News

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • David Price uses massage device on hand during Red Sox game

    Yardbarker "There has not been much talk lately about David Price’s hand, but apparently it’s still something to which he’s giving a lot of attention. Price was seen using a massaging device on his hand during the Red Sox-Twins game on Thursday. He was using it while cheering on..." June 21

  • Dombrowski On Red Sox’ Deadline Plans

    MLB Trade Rumors "As the summer trade period begins to take shape, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski discussed his team’s plans with Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. The full interview is essential reading for Boston fans, but we’ll discuss a few key elements..." June 21

  • David Price would rather play Fortnite than pitch in All-Star Game

    NBC Sports Boston "David Price has laid off the Fortnite lately and his numbers (six wins, 2.64 ERA in his past seven starts) have picked up to All-Star caliber. But he told the Boston Herald he'll wear out the video-game controller again in order to avoid an appearance in the..." June 20

  • What exactly does future hold for Chris Sale and will it be in Boston?

    WEEI Boston "The highest-paid pitcher in baseball hit free agency at age 30 after leading the American League in ERA and finishing second in the Cy Young Award voting. He had just topped 30 starts for the fifth time in six years and represented as safe a bet as a pitcher in his 30s could be. David..." June 20

  • Report: Padres Asking Red Sox for Rafael Devers or a Young MLB Starter in Brad Hand Talks

    12 Up "​With the American League currently containing the best teams in the entire MLB, any deal before the trade deadline could change momentum in such a tight race.  For the Boston Red Sox, ​acquiring additional arms in the bullpen is their top priority this summer. Relying..." June 19

  • Dombrowski doesn't believe Red Sox match up for Machado trade

    The Score "After a number of blockbuster deals, there likely isn't enough prospect capital for the Boston Red Sox to trade for Manny Machado this summer. Despite Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski reportedly contacting the Orioles about the three-time All-Star's..." June 18

  • Are the Red Sox willing to meet the cost of pursuing Manny Machado?

    Boston Globe "For the Red Sox to entertain the possibility of acquiring Manny Machado, it would, as usual, come down to money. With Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Pomeranz, Rick Porcello, and Joe Kelly coming due after this season and next, could the Red Sox add a..." June 16

  • Alex Cora surprised Hanley Ramirez hasn't signed yet

    Boston Herald "Three weeks ago, the Red Sox designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment. He’s still not playing baseball. With a $22 million salary this year and a pending option for the same salary next year if he accumulates 497 plate appearances, it was a given the Sox would not be..." June 16

  • Red Sox Return Eric Filia To Mariners

    MLB Trade Rumors "JUNE 15: The teams have announced that Filia will be returned to Seattle after failing his physical. Instead, Boston will receive cash considerations to complete the swap. JUNE 12: The Red Sox announced that they’ve acquired minor league outfielder Eric Filia from the..." June 15

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • Red Sox remain a potential suitor for Manny Machado?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baltimore Orioles are almost certainly going to trade Manny Machado before the MLB trade deadline next month, and there should be no shortage of suitors if the price is right. And if the O’s want to deal Machado without leaving a massive hole in their lineup, sending him to a division..." June 14

  • As trade deadline rumors start, remember Dave Dombrowski hasn't steered Red Sox wrong yet

    WEEI Boston "It’s chic in baseball circles to chide Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski for gutting his team's farm systems. That’s why, whenever the trade deadline starts to approach, panicked diehards make snarky jokes about Dombrowski dealing away Jay Groome or..." June 14

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Red Sox Acquire Eric Filia From Mariners

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox announced that they’ve acquired minor league outfielder Eric Filia from the Mariners as the player to be named later in April’s Roenis Elias trade. FanRag’s Robert Murray was the first to reports that Filia was going to the Red Sox (Twitter..." June 12

  • Carson Smith To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Red Sox reliever Carson Smith is set to undergo shoulder surgery tomorrow, the team announced to reporters (Twitter link via Rob Bradford of WEEI.com). The operation will likely put an end to the 28-year-old’s season. It’s the latest setback in what is becoming an..." June 12

  • Steven Wright Making Case To Become Permanent Part Of Rotation

    NESN "Steven Wright has gotten a chance to make a few starts for the Boston Red Sox this season, and with each outing, it seems he’s closer to turning those “chances” into his job. The knuckleballer has made two starts this season after beginning the campaign in the..." June 12

  • Red Sox Activate Mookie Betts From Disabled List

    CBS Boston "Mookie Betts is back. The outfielder, who was neck-and-neck with teammate J.D. Martinez as a top MVP candidate prior to suffering an injury in May, was activated off the disabled list on Monday, ahead of the Red Sox’ game in Baltimore. Betts’ last game played was..." June 11

  • Red Sox To Sign First-Rounder Triston Casas

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox are set to sign first-round corner infielder Triston Casas to a $2,552,800 bonus, which is full slot value for his pick (26th overall), Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports. The deal is pending a physical. The 18-year-old Casas, a high school star from Florida, was..." June 10

  • Red Sox call up Aaron Judge's good friend, Justin Haley

    WEEI Boston "It was no surprise Jalen Beeks was sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket Friday. His replacement was somewhat of an eyebrow-raiser. The Red Sox purchased the contract of another PawSox starter, Justin Haley, adding the 26-year-old to the 25-man roster. With Brian Johnson and Hector..." June 08

  • Tigers’ Ron Gardenhire Wasn’t Amused By Red Sox Fans’ Cell Phone Light Show

    NESN "Red Sox manager Alex Cora found humor in fans at Fenway Park shining their cell phone lights Wednesday night while the Tigers batted in the seventh inning of Boston’s 7-1 win over Detroit. Tigers skipper Ron Gardenhire wasn’t as amused by the..." June 07

  • Hanley evaluating options, currently vacationing with family

    The Score "Hanley Ramirez looks to be in no rush to find a new team. The free-agent slugger is reportedly vacationing with his family in the Dominican Republic as he evaluates his next move, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN. Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox..." June 07

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • Dustin Pedroia gets good news: 'It's nothing that has to do with surgery'

    NBC Sports Boston "The news about Dustin Pedroia’s left knee following a visit to his surgeon in New York on Tuesday sounded about as good as can be. “With Pedey, everything about the surgery is fine,” manager Alex Cora said after a 6-0 Red Sox win over the Detroit Tigers. “He..." June 06

  • Red Sox place left-hander Drew Pomeranz on DL, will give spot start to Jalen Beeks

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox on Tuesday placed left-hander Drew Pomeranz on the 10-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis, interrupting a disappointing season for the returning 17-game winner. Pomeranz was placed on the DL retroactive to June 2. He'll be replaced on the roster by reliever..." June 06

  • Red Sox draft 1B/3B Triston Casas with their first pick

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox went with Triston Casas, a first- and third-baseman out of high school as their first pick of the 2018 draft. They picked 26th. This is how MLB.com describes Casas: "Casas is one of the streakier hitters in the Draft class, and he was on fire while..." June 05

  • Biceps tendinitis sends Red Sox lefty Drew Pomeranz to DL

    ESPN "The Boston Red Sox have placed left-hander Drew Pomeranz on the 10-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis. Pomeranz has struggled this season, allowing at least four runs in each of his last three starts. He's 1-3 with a 6.81 ERA overall. Pomeranz was scheduled to..." June 05

  • Red Sox Draft Pick Triston Casas Ribs Pablo Sandoval Over Weight Issues

    NESN "Baseball players aren’t usually known for impeccable fitness, but the newest member of the Boston Red Sox organization appears to understand full well the importance of staying in shape. With the 26th overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft on Monday, the Red Sox selected corner..." June 05

  • Red Sox’s Alex Cora Explains Why Steven Wright Will Make Spot Start Tuesday

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox will veer from their usual starting rotation for Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. Sox manager Alex Cora revealed last week that Steven Wright will make a spot start for the series opener. Wright has been strong out of the bullpen for..." June 05

  • J.D. Martinez Has (Legitimate) Bone To Pick With MLB All-Star Voting Process

    NESN "J.D. Martinez loves democracy as much as the rest of us. Just not when it comes to Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. As in past years. the starting lineups for the American and National Leagues at the 2018 MLB All-Star Game will be chosen exclusively by fan vote. Fans..." June 04

  • Joe Torre goes to Albany to help MLB get a cut of New York gambling revenue

    Hardball Talk "We’ve been following baseball’s efforts to get a cut of what is soon to be legalized sports gambling proceeds in most states around the country. Major League Baseball has been characterizing that cut as an “integrity fee,” which it says it needs in order to keep the..." June 04

  • Report: Another reason why Red Sox parted ways with Hanley Ramirez

    NBC Sports Boston "There was the .163 average in May, the emergence of Mitch Moreland (nine homers, 28 RBI, .292/.355/.606) as a power bat, and, of course, the $22 million he likely would've been owed next season. But Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and FOX Sports offered another reason why..." June 04

  • Dustin Pedroia on knee rehab: 'We didn't do anything wrong'

    WEEI Boston "Immediately after Dustin Pedroia headed back to the 10-day disabled list, the questions were surfaced. Did the second baseman come back too early from his knee surgery? Speaking to the media prior to Sunday night's game, Pedroia insisted that his latest setback..." June 04

  • Dustin Pedroia Will Visit Doctor Who Performed His Knee Surgery After Returning to DL

    12 Up "Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been out of commission for some time now.  Pedroia spent the entirety of the offseason working to rehabilitate from cartilage restoration surgery, which he underwent late in October of last year. Pedroia had played through..." June 04

  • Johnny Damon Shades Red Sox 'I Root for New York!'

    TMZ "Clearly the beef ain't squashed between Red Sox owner John Henry and Johnny Damon ... 'cause the former outfielder tells us he's ROOTING FOR THE YANKEES in the renewed rivalry with Boston!! It's an interesting stance considering Damon is a Red Sox legend -- a key part..." June 03

  • Red Sox Place Dustin Pedroia on 10-day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has landed back on the disabled list due to what is being described as left knee inflammation, as Evan Drellich of the Boston Globe was among those to tweet (separate links). The move is retroactive to May 30th. " June 02

  • Betts placed on DL with left abdominal strain

    MLB.com "After nearly a week of hoping Mookie Betts would make enough progress to return to the lineup, the Red Sox put their star right fielder on the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Astros with a left abdominal strain. The move is retroactive to May 29, meaning..." June 02

  • Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Henry Owens signs with Diamondbacks, per source

    Mass Live "The Diamondbacks have agreed to a minor-league deal with former Red Sox lefty Henry Owens, a source told MassLive on Friday. Owens, who turns 26 in July, was a first-round pick (36th overall) of the Red Sox in 2011 and went on to make 16 starts for the club in 2015 and 2016. He..." June 01

  • 3 possible landing spots for Hanley Ramirez

    The Score "In a surprising move last Friday, the Boston Red Sox designated three-time All-Star Hanley Ramirez for assignment with about $15 million left on his contract - a decision that appeared to be made by manager Alex Cora. As of 1 p.m. when he..." June 01

  • Red Sox Officially Release Hanley Ramirez

    CBS Boston "Hanley Ramirez’s second stint with the Boston Red Sox is officially over. Ramirez cleared waivers at 1 p.m. on Friday and the team released the slugger shortly after. The 34-year-old first baseman/designated hitter is now free to sign with any team that wants..." June 01

  • How 'hybrid' pitchers prepare for dual roles in rotation and bullpen

    Sporting News "Mike Minor used to get up in the bullpen and start stretching as early as the third inning last year. His bullpen-mates would give him some lighthearted heckling for it, but Minor was in unfamiliar territory. Minor spent four years as a starter in Atlanta, from 2010 to 2014. Injuries..." June 01

  • Dustin Pedroia not totally sore over late scratch

    Boston Herald "This is a new Dustin Pedroia. This is the kind of player who finally is looking out for his future, accepting his age and dealing with it in a healthy way. During batting practice before the Red Sox’ 4-2 loss to the Houston Astros last night, Pedroia’s..." June 01

  • Joe Kelly's future is starting to get interesting

    WEEI Boston "Joe Kelly always said he wanted to be a starter. He had lived the life, liked it well enough and knew the upside compared to being buried in the middle of a bullpen was significantly greater. Not anymore. Just months before the pitcher will be eligible for free agency for the very..." May 31

  • Roger Clemens to call tonight’s Red Sox-Astros game on Red Sox radio

    Hardball Talk "The Red Sox are going to Houston to take on the Astros tonight. One of their color guys for the radio broadcast isn’t going to have to make the trip because he already lives there. His name is Roger Clemens. Clemens will join WEEI’s Tim Neverett and Dale Arnold for the..." May 31

  • Will Giants deal Madison Bumgarner after he returns from DL? Why Yankees, Red Sox might be interested

    Newark Star-Ledger "San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is set to make his 2018 debut next week, according to NBC Sports Bay Area. Bumgarner, 28, has missed all of the season so far with a broken bone in his left (pitching) hand. He went down while fielding a comebacker in spring..." May 31

  • Joe Kelly makes good on patience Red Sox showed in him

    NBC Sports Boston "Joe Kelly is nearly 600 innings into his major league career and an impending free agent. He’s a week away from his 30th birthday. He’s been a starter and he’s been a reliever. He’s been a bust, or at the least, a disappointment — even with a strong 2017..." May 30

  • Hanley Ramirez Released by Red Sox After Being Designated for Assignment

    Bleacher Report "Hanley Ramirez is no longer a member of the Boston Red Sox.  According to Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com, the Red Sox released Ramirez instead of trading him after designating him for assignment, which gives him the opportunity to sign with any team in 48 hours. This..." May 30

  • Rob Manfred talks pace of play, expansion, gambling, realignment and a reduced schedule

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic sat down for an exclusive interview with Commissioner Rob Manfred. They talked on most of the hot-button issues of the day. As it’s an Athletic story it is behind a paywall, but as we’ve noted around here many times lately, there’s a lot of good..." May 30