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Newly acquired Boston Red Sox baseball pitcher Rick Porcello speaks at an introductory news conference at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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 is,” said Porcello, smiling about the question. “Getting thrown out in the second inning my rookie year. Getting charged by Kevin Youkilis. …

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 earlier yesterday. Middlebrooks hit .288 with 15 home runs in 267 at-bats as a rookie …

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. Boston is remaking its bullpen after letting Burke Badenhop and Scott Breslow become free agents …

Red Sox finalize Miley trade as rotation takes shape

Saturday, December 13, 2014

BOSTON – Just like that, the Boston Red Sox have a starting rotation again. With two deals announced on Thursday and a third yesterday, the Red Sox have rebuilt their starting rotation this offseason almost as quickly as …

Red Sox revamp rotation with additions of Porcello, Miley and Masterson

Friday, December 12, 2014

SAN DIEGO – Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation. The Detroit Tigers were happy to take …

A look at the new Sox, former Sox

Friday, December 12, 2014

Last season’s statistics for players acquired and dealt away by the Red Sox at the winter meetings: New Sox Rick Porcello – 15-13, 3.43 ERA, 32 G (31 GS), 204.2 IP, 1.231 WHIP Wade Miley – 8-12, 4.34 ERA, 33 G (33 GS), 201.1 IP, 1.401 WHIP Justin …

Cherington wishes he had more talks with Lester

Thursday, December 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO – Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington said he wishes he had a little more conversation with Jon Lester last season. Only hours after getting a goodbye call from Lester around 10 p.m. Tuesday before it …

Red Sox acquire pitcher Miley from D-Backs for De La Rosa, Webster

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Boston Red Sox made a move to boost their rotation yesterday by acquiring Wade Miley in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks, multiple sources reported. The Red Sox reportedly sent Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster and a minor leaguer to be determined later to Arizona …

Lester’s decision reportedly down to Cubs and Giants

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

According to Fox’s Ken Rosenthal, the Jon Lester free agency sweepstakes has come down to the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants. Rosenthal, a reporter for MLB on Fox and MLB Network insider, wrote on Twitter yesterday …

Matsuzaka returns to Japan to pitch for Softbank

Saturday, December 6, 2014

FUKUOKA, Japan – Daisuke Matsuzaka signed a contract with the Softbank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League after eight years in Major League Baseball. The 34-year-old right-hander, who went 3-3 with 78 strikeouts and a 3.89 ERA for the New York Mets in 2014, led the Pacific League in …

Source: Left-hander Jon Lester, Giants to meet

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval’s departure. The free agent pitcher has plans to meet with the World Series champions next week, a person with knowledge of the meeting …

Red Sox delete tweet; second gaffe by Boston pro team

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON – Red Sox fans cried foul over an innocuous tweet the team acknowledges was ill-timed – the second social media gaffe by a Boston pro sports team in as many weeks. The Red Sox tweeted: “So how was everyone’s Monday?” The tweet went out a minute after …

Red Sox contracts with Sandoval and Ramirez

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Closer look at contracts for Sandoval and Ramirez SANDOVAL A $3 million signing bonus payable by Jan. 15. Salaries of $17 million in each of the first three seasons and $18 million apiece in 2018 and ’19. Boston has a $17 million option for 2020 with a $5 …

Red Sox introduce newcomers Sandoval, Ramirez

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON – Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they’re teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will lift them out …

Big-spending Bosox add Sandoval, Ramirez to lineup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings. The first team in major league history to go from worst to first and back …