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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rich Hill delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Left-hander Rich Hill has agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. Hill took his physical in the Bay Area and the team announced the deal Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Athletics add former Red Sox lefty Rich Hill on $6 million deal

Saturday, November 21, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Left-hander Rich Hill agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Friday, giving the low-budget franchise a versatile, experienced pitcher who can handle a variety of roles. Hill took his physical in the Bay Area and the team announced the deal Friday before he was expected to fly back out to Boston in …

’Big Papi’ Ortiz had a career of big moments for Red Sox

Thursday, November 19, 2015

From his back-to-back walk-offs in the 2004 playoffs to his .688 batting average in the 2013 World Series, David Ortiz seemed to perform best under pressure. Here are some of his signature moments: ∎ His heroics in the 2004 playoffs began with a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to finish up the first-round sweep of the Anaheim Angels. In the AL Championship Series …

Red Sox DH Ortiz confirms plans to retire after 2016 season

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BOSTON – Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston’s beloved “Big Papi” who helped the cursed franchise end its dynasty of disappointment and cursed out the bombers who attacked his adopted city, said on Wednesday he will play one more year before retiring. On the day that he turned 40, the Dominican designated hitter …

David Ortiz reportedly will retire after 2016 season

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

David Ortiz, the Boston Red Sox slugger who put up some of the best numbers since the prime of his career last season at the age of 39, will retire after the 2016 season, Fox Sports’s Ken Rosenthal …

Boston gets closer Kimbrel from Padres for four prospects

Saturday, November 14, 2015

BOSTON – New Boston Red Sox boss Dave Dombrowski on Friday night made his first big move to rebuild the franchise after its third last-place finish in four years, acquiring four-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the San …

Red Sox shortstop Bogaerts wins Silver Slugger

Friday, November 13, 2015

Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts won the American League Silver Slugger award for his position yesterday, earning the distinction in only his second full year in the major leagues. Bogaerts, the lone Boston player to come away with an award, had a breakthrough season, batting .320 with seven …

Red Sox meet with Ramirez at GM meetings about move to first base

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Boston Red Sox want to see less of Hanley Ramirez next season. New Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski met with Ramirez and agent Adam Katz at the site of the general managers’ meetings and discussed the team’s plan to move Ramirez to first base. …

Pitcher Buchholz’s $13 million option exercised by Red Sox

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

BOSTON – The Red Sox exercised their $13 million option on right-hander Clay Buchholz. The 31-year-old was 7-7 with a 3.26 ERA in 18 starts this year, striking out 107 and walking 23 in 113.1 innings. His season was cut short by a strained right elbow that caused …

Farrell thanks well-wishers, even Yankees fans

Saturday, October 24, 2015

BOSTON – Ten weeks after being diagnosed with cancer, Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell was given a clean bill of health by doctors and cleared to resume regular activities to the extent his body will allow. “The …

Red Sox say manager John Farrell’s cancer is in remission

Friday, October 23, 2015

BOSTON – The Red Sox said Manager John Farrell’s cancer is in remission. Boston said Farrell had his post-treatment testing and learned on Thursday that his non-Hodgkins lymphoma was in remission. Farrell said he’s thankful for the support …

Red Sox ‘lifetime’ scout, who hit flies to Yaz, dies at 90

Saturday, October 17, 2015

BOSTON – The Red Sox are mourning the death of former prospect and scout Chuck Koney. The team said Koney died on Monday in Orland Park, Ill., at the age of 90. He had been a scout in the organization for more than 40 years after his playing …

Springfield mayor opens stadium talks with PawSox

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said initial talks have been held with the owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox about the possibility of moving the minor league baseball team to the western Massachusetts city. The mayor said Tuesday during an editorial meeting with The Republican newspaper …

Red Sox announce Farrell will be back as manager next season

Monday, October 5, 2015

CLEVELAND – John Farrell was forced to step away from the Red Sox because of cancer. He will return as their manager in 2016, an announcement that ends Boston’s second straight troubling season on an uplifting note. The …

Red Sox finish season, Orsillo’s tenure with 3-1 loss to Indians

Monday, October 5, 2015

CLEVELAND – They finished in last place again, way out of playoff contention. The Red Sox were never really in the race. And yet, as the 2015 season ended long before New England’s trees burst with color, the …

Kluber pitches eight shutout innings as Indians beat Red Sox, 2-0

Sunday, October 4, 2015

CLEVELAND – Boston Red Sox Interim Manager Torey Lovullo has one goal heading into the final day of the regular season. “We certainly don’t want to finish in last place (in the American League East),” he said. Boston …