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RHP Alexi Ogando, Red Sox reach one-year deal

Saturday, January 31, 2015

BOSTON – Free agent pitcher Alexi Ogando and the Boston Red Sox reached agreement yesterday on a one-year deal. The contract was expected to be worth $1.5 million, plus performance bonuses. The 31-year-old Ogando went 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA in 27 relief appearances for Texas last season. The former All-Star didn’t pitch after June 3 because of inflammation in his right elbow. Ogando made his major league debut in …

Red Sox avoid arbitration with OF Nava, agree on 1-year deal

Friday, January 30, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with outfielder Daniel Nava on a one-year contract that will pay him $1.85 million. The deal means the sides avoid arbitration. Nava batted .270 with 21 doubles, four homers and 37 RBI in 113 games last season. He also played 24 games at Triple-A Pawtucket. Nava made $556,000 last season. He had asked for …

Red Sox send Anthony Ranaudo to Rangers for Robbie Ross

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Boston Red Sox acquired left-hander Robbie Ross from the Texas Rangers for right-hander Anthony Ranaudo last night. Ross, 25, went 3-6 with a 6.20 ERA in 27 games last season, 12 of them starts. In his three-year career, he’s 13-8 with a 3.98 ERA in his 150 games. The 6-foot-7 Ranaudo was picked by the Rangers out of a …

Former Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette dies at 78

Monday, January 26, 2015

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette died Sunday after a battle with leukemia, the team announced yesterday. Monbouquette, 78, pitched for the Red Sox from 1958-65, winning 96 games with a high of 20 in 1963. He threw a no-hitter in 1962 for Boston and made three …

Martinez’s Hall plaque to have Red Sox cap

Thursday, January 22, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame plaque will have the cap of the Boston Red Sox and John Smoltz’s will have the Atlanta Braves. The Hall of Fame made the announcement yesterday. It said last week that Randy Johnson’s plaque will have the cap of the …

Red Sox avoid arbitration with pitchers Porcello, Tazawa

Saturday, January 17, 2015

BOSTON – The Red Sox agreed to a $12.5 million, one-year deal with pitcher Rick Porcello and a $2.25 million contract with reliever Junichi Tazawa as they swapped proposed arbitration figures with pitcher Wade Miley and outfielder Daniel Nava. Porcello, a 26-year-old right-hander, was acquired from Detroit last …

Red Sox get LHP Danny Rosenbaum from Nats for C Dan Butler

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Red Sox acquired left-hander Danny Rosenbaum, who had Tommy John surgery in May, from the Washington Nationals for catcher Dan Butler yesterday. Rosenbaum is rehabbing from his reconstructive elbow surgery. He was selected by Washington in the 22nd round of the 2009 amateur draft and …

Hall of Famer Martinez arrives home; 10 orchestras await

Sunday, January 11, 2015

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic greeted new baseball Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez after he landed yesterday in his homeland aboard a private plane bearing his country’s flag. A caravan greeted …

Breslow and Red Sox finalize $2 million, 1-year contract

Thursday, January 8, 2015

BOSTON – Left-handed relief pitcher Craig Breslow and the Boston Red Sox have finalized their $2 million, one-year contract. The deal, agreed to in mid-December, was announced by the Red Sox yesterday. Breslow was acquired from Arizona late in the 2012 season. The 34-year-old has pitched in 121 …

Pedro gets call from Hall of Fame on first try

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

BOSTON – Pedro Martinez opened his blazer wide to reveal the skinny torso that has grown only slightly puffier with age. “I wasn’t supposed to be” a Hall of Famer, said the 5-foot-11 right-hander, who was thought early …

After a career featuring unmatched dominance, Pedro poised to enter Hall

Saturday, January 3, 2015

BOSTON – As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last four NL Cy Young Awards – the last one unanimously. But when …

Former Sox ace Martinez wins BBWAA’s Fuchs Award

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez won the prestigious Fuchs Award from the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The award for long and meritorious service to baseball is named for Judge Emil Fuchs, the former owner of the Boston Braves. Past winners of the …

Porcello’s memorable moment: getting tossed at Fenway Park

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Rick Porcello didn’t hesitate when asked to recall memories of pitching in Fenway Park. In his rookie season, he hit Boston’s Kevin Youkilis in the back with the first pitch of the second inning. “There it …

Red Sox deal Middlebrooks to Padres

Saturday, December 20, 2014

SAN DIEGO – The Red Sox traded third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan yesterday. Hanigan was obtained by San Diego from Tampa Bay in an 11-player, three-team deal that became official …

Red Sox obtain reliever Varvaro for minor leaguer

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox obtained Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for Aaron Kurcz in a swap of right-handed pitchers. Varvaro was 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA for the Braves last year, his fifth season in the majors. The Red Sox also sent cash to the Braves. …