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  • Red Sox Acquire Zach Bryant From Cubs

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox have acquired right-hander Zach Bryant from the Cubs to finish the Josh Osich trade, per Julian McWilliams of the Boston Globe (via Twitter). The Red Sox sent Osich to the Cubs at the August 31st trade deadline last year for a player to be named..." February 27

  • Adam Ottavino compares Ted Williams to Babe Ruth: I'd do 'just fine' against Red Sox icon

    The Score "New Boston Red Sox reliever Adam Ottavino believes he wouldn't have a problem facing team legend and Hall of Famer Ted Williams if the two played against each other. "Oh geez, I don't know," Ottavino told WEEI's "Dale &..." February 27

  • 10 pitchers poised for bounceback seasons "Last year’s sprint wasn’t kind to anyone who got off-kilter with the start-and-stop offseason, or busted slowly out of the gates when play began. It wasn't kind to evaluators, either, who are trying to piece together a myriad of narratives, injury returns and small sample sizes..." February 26

  • MLB, MLBPA announce weekly COVID results "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today the second set of COVID-19 testing results conducted under MLB’s COVID-19 Health Monitoring & Testing Plan. All Major League active roster players, non-roster invitees, and Tiers 1 and..." February 26

  • 10 Remaining MLB Free Agents Who Can Make an Impact in 2021

    Bleacher Report "With spring training underway, some notable free agents are still searching for a team to call home in 2021. While many of the market's remaining players are aging veterans likely headed for retirement and roster fillers unlikely to secure an MLB deal, a few impact..." February 26

  • Marla Miller retiring as MLB's head of special events after 21-year run "Major League Baseball announced today that its longtime Senior Vice President of Special Events, Marla Miller, has begun the transition to the group’s new leadership. For the last 21 years, Miller has orchestrated the planning and logistics of many of MLB’s most well-known and..." February 26

  • Who is the MLB logo? "It's one of the mysteries of the ages, right up there with "Are we alone in the universe?" and "Who exactly bought all those Nickelback records?" -- just who is the inspiration behind the MLB logo? In the NBA, it's basically a known secret that..." February 25

  • Ken Griffey Jr. wants to help diversify Major League Baseball, get the sport 'back where it belongs'

    USA Today "Ken Griffey Jr. sits in front of his office computer at his Florida home, his fingers racing across the keyboard, searching to ensure his memory is as pristine as his baseball swing. There it is, he found it: April 13, 1989. His major-league debut in the Seattle Mariners’..." February 25

  • MLB spring training: Four young players, including Gavin Lux and Jo Adell, with something to prove in 2021

    CBS Sports "One of the most pressing questions about Major League Baseball's upcoming season is how young players will develop after last year's unusual and potentially disruptive campaign. The lack of a minor-league season because of COVID-19 concerns left prospects in an awkward position: most..." February 25

  • 5 best MLB free agent destinations for Jackie Bradley Jr. in 2021

    Sportsnaut "Jackie Bradley Jr., 30, is the best remaining position player on the MLB free agent market. The lifelong outfielder for the Boston Red Sox is one of the elite defenders in the sport, as he’s sixth among MLB center fielders in DRS since he became a full-time starter in 2014 (49)...." February 24

  • Every MLB Team's Offseason Report Card Ahead of Spring Training

    Bleacher Report "Baseball is nigh upon us. Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training last week, and teams began their first workouts this week. The 2021 season is in full swing. Some notable free agents—such as Jake Odorizzi and Jackie Bradley Jr.—remain unsigned...." February 24

  • Red Sox Designate Marcus Walden

    Over The Monster "The latter portion of the Red Sox offseason has been fairly busy, even if none of the acquisitions were necessarily top-tier free agents. But along with the sheer number of transactions they’ve made, they’ve also made a habit of falling behind on actually making the deals..." February 24

  • J.D. Martinez expects to bounce back: 'I really wasn't prepared for last year'

    Boston "J.D. Martinez acknowledged Tuesday that he “didn’t stay ready” last year when the status of the Major League season was uncertain and “wasn’t really prepared” when games began. The Red Sox star took accountability for the way he struggled..." February 24

  • These 10 sluggers could rebound in big way "The 2020 season came and went in the blink of an eye, and some of the game's brightest stars were left with less-than-stellar numbers, because the pandemic-shortened campaign didn’t provide much of an opportunity for players to bounce back from early slumps. But 2021 is a..." February 23

  • Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora happy to be back with team

    ESPN "Alex Cora spent the last year on the sideline after a suspension for his role in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. Now, sitting back in his manager's seat with the Boston Red Sox after the team gave him a second chance to lead, Cora is soaking in every moment of..." February 23

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. Has 'A Couple' Contract Offers, Red Sox's J.D. Martinez Says

    Bleacher Report "Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez said Tuesday former teammate Jackie Bradley Jr. told him he's waiting for a team to "take the next step" in free agency.  Bradley told Martinez he has a couple of standing offers but nothing that's enticed..." February 23

  • Brewers Reportedly in on Jackie Bradley, Jr.

    Brew Crew Ball "The Milwaukee Brewers have a seemingly full outfield, with Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain, and Avisail Garcia staked to starting spots as the three highest-paid players presently on the team. But having “too many outfielders” has never stopped David Stearns before, and according to..." February 22

  • Red Sox Claim Joel Payamps, Place Franchy Cordero On COVID Injured List

    Yardbarker "The Red Sox have claimed right-hander Joel Payamps off waivers from the Blue Jays, according to Boston’s Twitter feed.  To create roster space, outfielder Franchy Cordero has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list, as the Boston Globe’s Peter..." February 22

  • Yoenis Cespedes holding showcase for MLB clubs on March 2

    The Score "Yoenis Cespedes isn't ready to call it quits. The free-agent outfielder will hold a showcase for MLB teams on March 2 with the intent of playing in 2021, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The 35-year-old opted out of the 2020 season after a brief..." February 22

  • A reminder that Michael Chavis remains one of Red Sox' biggest wild cards

    WEEI Boston "There are always plenty of on-the-bubble roster candidates every spring training. Some enter camp with the understanding that they are teetering on the edge of becoming some sort of end-of-the-roster option, while others play their way into or out of the..." February 22

  • Chaim Bloom: Red Sox have talent to bounce back in 2021

    ESPN "One by one, the Boston Red Sox have arrived at spring training spouting the same, stubborn message. From Eduardo Rodriguez -- "Don't sleep on us" -- to Chris Sale's -- "We plan on going and making some noise" -- there is optimism at the..." February 21

  • JD Martinez shows up to spring training in hilarious Tom Brady shirt

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady stole the show at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ victory parade earlier this month, and Boston Red Sox slugger JD Martinez reminded us on Sunday that the seven-time Super Bowl champion may never live it down. Martinez showed up to spring training wearing a T-shirt with a..." February 21

  • MLB power rankings: 2021 outlook for every team entering spring training

    Sportsnaut "MLB power rankings: The 2020 MLB season is almost here. It’s been a slow offseason, with free agency slowed down significantly, leaving marquee talents available for the taking. With spring training right around the corner, it’s time to dive into our MLB power rankings for..." February 21

  • Each MLB team's most intriguing player this spring "With the necessary caveat that the numbers mean absolutely nothing, Spring Training is nevertheless a fascinating time for player evaluation. My friend Will Leitch recently wrote about one guy from every team who brings excitement to camp. But here we’re going to look at 30..." February 21

  • Important MLB spring training dates to know

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball spring training camps are officially underway across Florida and Arizona. MLB was unable to convince the MLBPA to agree to a delayed 154-game season and an expanded postseason, so spring training and the regular season will begin as scheduled. Assuming the pandemic..." February 21

  • Ranking MLB's 10 Best Shortstops

    Bleacher Report "As teams across Major League Baseball gear up for the 2021 season, our efforts to rank the top players at every position are ongoing. With first basemen, third basemen and second basemen all checked off, we're going to conclude our tour around the infield..." February 21

  • 2021 Arbitration Hearing Results & Post-Deadline Agreements

    MLB Trade Rumors "January 15 was the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to officially submit salary figures for the 2021, and by the time the day was done, only 13 players didn’t reach agreement on a contract.  The majority of teams now adhere to the “file or trial”..." February 21

  • What we’ve learned or had confirmed in the first week of MLB camp

    Masn "We’re entering the fourth day of workouts for Orioles pitchers and catchers, along with a handful of position players who reported early. What stands out for me as I sit in front of my laptop and attend the daily Zooms? No matter how much I crank up the heat in my..." February 20

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. and Baseball's Top 25 Clutch Hitters

    Bleacher Report "The task is simple: Name the 25 best clutch hitters in baseball. However, there has never been a go-to way to quantify "clutch," so in order to put together this list, a number of different statistics were taken into consideration. After some digging and debating,..." February 20

  • MLB offseason grades: Yankees lack urgency; Mets, Dodgers, Padres get high marks; Cubs, Red Sox underwhelm

    CBS Sports "We are a little over a month away from Opening Day 2021. This offseason, we've seen nearly all of our top 60 free agents sign deals and there were even a few major trades that went down. So while we continue to wait for meaningful baseball games to return, let's..." February 20

  • 10 most interesting non-roster invites

    The Score "Baseball is back. Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on Thursday, with position players set to arrive in the next few days. There will be some familiar faces showing up in different uniforms this year, with a number of them having to earn employment on..." February 19

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci cautiously optimistic about return of fans for 2021 MLB season

    ESPN "Dr. Anthony Fauci is cautiously optimistic about the prospect of fans returning to the stands for the 2021 MLB season, telling ESPN's Buster Olney there's a "pretty good chance" of it happening if the rate of COVID-19 infections continues to drop. "We could..." February 19

  • MLB sees 13 positive COVID-19 tests during initial spring training intake

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players' Association announced Friday the results of the first round of COVID-19 testing results at spring training, which found 13 positive cases among 4,336 tests (0.3 per cent). The tests were conducted by an independent lab in Utah as part of..." February 19

  • Eduardo Rodriguez ready to go: 'Don't sleep' on '21 Red Sox "Considering all that Eduardo Rodriguez went through in 2020 -- from COVID-19 knocking him down and keeping him bedridden for two weeks in June to the myocarditis diagnosis in July that wiped away his entire season -- it would be understandable for the lefty to be mainly looking to get..." February 19

  • Why these five MLB stars will bounce back in 2021

    CBS Sports "Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training and the long journey that is the 2021 MLB season has begun. The ongoing pandemic means it will be challenging, but MLB and the MLBPA believe they're up to the task of playing a full season, so let's hope they can do that without..." February 19

  • Always a longshot, Mets chances of signing Jackie Bradley Jr. almost nonexistent

    SNY TV "In their search for outfield help, the Mets engaged Jackie Bradley Jr.’s agent, Scott Boras, but the sides never got close to an agreement. Or even close to close. Now, with the team’s outfield full, the likelihood that the Mets sign Bradley is lower than ever --..." February 18

  • 'When I saw myself like that, I cracked up': How MLB Minis became a big hit with players

    ESPN ""Me next! Me next!" Hayden Parker could hardly believe it. On his screen was an Instagram direct message from one of his favorite Major League Baseball players, Chicago White Sox ace Lucas Giolito. Giolito had seen Parker's work -- a series of..." February 18

  • The 10 Best Current MLB Players Who Were Traded Before the Big Leagues

    Bleacher Report "There is always risk involved when it comes to trading prospects. Some of the most lopsided trades in MLB history have seen teams ship out future Hall of Famers before they made their big league debuts in exchange for established veteran talent, only to watch those young..." February 17

  • Three Teams Who Could Sign Jake Odorizzi

    Baseball Essential "  Jake Odorizzi is coming off a brutal 2020 run with the Minnesota Twins. He was limited to four starts due to numerous injuries and posted a 6.59 ERA across those outings. At the same time, he’s a year removed from posting a 3.51 ERA and 178 strikeouts across 30..." February 17

  • Why more than half of MLB teams could be positioned to spend big next offseason

    CBS Sports "Due to circumstances we don't really need to discuss, an awful lot of Major League Baseball teams have been pinching pennies this offseason. It was to be expected, of course, but the circumstances should get a lot closer to "normal" by the end of the 2021 season (fingers..." February 17

  • Rays Nearing Deal To Acquire Chris Mazza, Jeffrey Springs From Red Sox

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rays and Red Sox are moving toward a trade that would send recently designated-for-assignment pitchers Chris Mazza and Jeffrey Springs from Boston to Tampa Bay in exchange for minor league catcher Ronaldo Hernandez and another Rays farmhand, reports Alex Speier..." February 17

  • Red Sox Sign Hirokazu Sawamura, Designate Jeffrey Springs

    Over The Monster "The Red Sox are slowly but surely catching up with their glut of roster moves that have been needing to be made official. The latest move came Tuesday afternoon when the team officially announced their signing of reliever Hirokazu Sawamura. He gets a two-year deal with an option for a..." February 17

  • Predicting next offseason's top 10 MLB free agents: Shortstops lead list; Noah Syndergaard is best starter

    CBS Sports "Spring training is nearly upon us, meaning the majority of baseball content produced across the world wide web concerns either last offseason or the upcoming season. Sometimes, it's good to have a foot on each side of the preview/review fence. With that in mind, today we're looking..." February 16

  • Spring reporting dates for all 30 teams

    CBS Sports "This week, Major League Baseball teams will kick off spring training. The 2021 season is set to be a full, 162-game slate with Opening Day on the calendar for April 1. The league and the players have worked out COVID-19 health and safety protocols for the season, and spring training will..." February 16

  • Trading A Cy Young-Caliber Starting Pitcher

    MLB Trade Rumors "Less than three months after their first-round playoff defeat to the Marlins, the Cubs traded second place NL Cy Young finisher Yu Darvish to the Padres.  This occurred after the Cubs won their division with a .567 winning percentage, which would have extrapolated to..." February 16

  • Boston police investigating Fenway Park break-in from TikTok video

    The Score "The Boston Police Department is investigating after a video surfaced on TikTok showing two men trespassing on the field at Fenway Park, according to Nathalie Pozo of WCVB Channel 5 News. The video, which surfaced on the popular social media platform on Monday, shows the..." February 16

  • 8 Talented MLB Free Agents in Danger of Missing 2021 Spring Training

    Bleacher Report "Here we go again. As the labor tensions heat up between Major League Baseball and its players, a number of talents remain unsigned just days before pitchers and catchers are set to report to their respective camps. This has not been uncommon in recent seasons. In 2019,..." February 16

  • Red Sox Nearing Deal With Hirokazu Sawamura

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal has additional contract details, saying Sawamura will earn $3MM over the course of the two-year pact and the Red Sox also have a “conditional and complex” club option on his services for the 2023 season.  If Sawamura hits every possible bonus,..." February 15

  • These 7 teams could be better than you think "The Dodgers are loaded. The Padres are electric. The Mets have a whole new energy. The Blue Jays are blossoming. The Yankees are the Yankees. There's plenty of hype for the 2021 baseball season, and there are plenty of hyped teams. But what about the surprises? Here are..." February 15

  • Picking Each MLB Team's Current Mount Rushmore

    Bleacher Report "It's Presidents Day, a holiday to commemorate some of the more heralded leaders in United States history. We thought we would mark the occasion by devising a modern-day "Mount Rushmore" for every club. That's right. Four players on the current roster who..." February 15