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FILE - In a Sept. 9, 2014 file photo Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester looks into the seats after the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago.  A person with knowledge of the arrangements says free agent left-hander Jon Lester has plans to meet with the San Francisco Giants the first week of December, 2014.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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 said yesterday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no authorization to publicly disclose the meeting. San Francisco has need for a front-line starting pitcher and was expected to get busy in the free agent market after losing slugging third baseman Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox. Lester would join World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner to give the Giants two top left-handers at the …

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 a Missouri prosecutor announced a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer …

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 million buyout. Within 30 days of the deal’s approval by Major League Baseball, Sandoval can …

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 …

Red Sox claim Juan Francisco off waivers from Jays

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox claimed infielder Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday. Francisco played 106 games for the Blue Jays last season, batting .220 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI. He has played both first and third base in a major …

Red Sox decline option on lefty reliever Craig Breslow

Saturday, November 1, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox declined to exercise their $4 million option on left-handed reliever Craig Breslow. Breslow was a key part of the Boston’s bullpen in 2013, when the Red Sox won the World Series. But he struggled in the Series and again this year, when he …

Former Red Sox infielder Youkilis retires

Friday, October 31, 2014

BOSTON – “The Greek God of Walks” is walking away from the game. Former Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis is retiring, his agent said. Youkilis played parts of nine seasons in Boston and was a part of World …

Red Sox sign closer Koji Uehara for two years

Friday, October 31, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox signed Koji Uehara for two more years, committing $18 million to the reliever who closed out the 2013 World Series but struggled along with the team this season. One year to the day after Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter to seal Boston’s …

Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

Friday, October 24, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach. Davis held that job with the Oakland Athletics the past three seasons and with Boston’s top minor-league team at Triple-A Pawtucket in 2011. In a 19-year playing career as an outfielder and designated hitter, Davis …

Red Sox 1B Napoli to have sleep disorder surgery

Thursday, October 16, 2014

BOSTON – Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will have surgery to treat a sleeping disorder. The team said Napoli will have the procedure next month. Napoli suffers from sleep apnea. The disorder occurs when someone briefly …

Brady listed as questionable with ankle injury

Saturday, October 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady is listed as questionable for tomorrow’s New England Patriots game at Buffalo because of ankle injury. The quarterback, who wasn’t on the club’s injury report on Wednesday or Thursday, was listed as having limited participation in yesterday’s workout. But the injury doesn’t appear …

Red Sox hitting coach Colbrunn will not return

Saturday, October 4, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox are looking for a new hitting coach. Greg Colbrunn, who was the team’s hitting coach for the past two seasons, said he will not return for 2015. The 13-year major leaguer oversaw an offense that led baseball in runs, slugging and on-base …

Red Sox righty Buchholz has minor knee surgery

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BOSTON – Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz underwent minor knee surgery after an inconsistent season. The operation to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee took place yesterday, two days after he started the team’s final …

Jeter’s illustrious career ends with single in final at-bat, win over Red Sox

Monday, September 29, 2014

BOSTON – The ball, marked and numbered for the occasion, bounced high off the dirt and down the third-base line, where a rookie who was 4 years-old when Derek Jeter made his major league debut leaped into the …