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A look at what’s on the Red Sox truck headed for spring training

Thursday, February 11, 2016

What’s on the truck The Boston Red Sox loaded up the truck and headed to spring training on Wednesday. What’s on the 53-foot truck, you may wonder. Well, for starters: ∎ 1,100 bats ∎ 20,400 baseballs ∎ 20 cases of bubble gum ∎ 60 cases of sunflower seeds ∎ 200 batting gloves ∎ 200 batting helmets ∎ 400 t-shirts ∎ 400 pairs of socks ∎ 320 batting practice tops ∎ 160 white game jerseys ∎ 300 pairs of pants …

Ross, Red Sox agree to $1.25 million, 1-year contract

Saturday, January 30, 2016

BOSTON – Pitcher Robbie Ross and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration. Ross can earn a $25,000 performance bonus under Friday’s agreement, either for 60 games or 60 innings. A 26-year-old left-hander, Ross was 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 54 relief appearances last …

Red Sox’s Ramirez embracing idea of moving to first base for 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. – Hanley Ramirez doesn’t expect any setbacks playing another new position with the Boston Red Sox this season. Ramirez, a shortstop for most of his career, struggled to adjust after moving to left field last year, leading the team to relocate him to first base in 2016. “I’ve always been an infielder, so it’s going to be easy,” Ramirez said Saturday …

With Ortiz retiring, Red Sox prepping youth for future

Friday, January 22, 2016

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox want to send Big Papi out as a winner. From the moment designated hitter David Oritz announced that this will be his last season, his team and teammates have been thinking about …

Tazawa, Red Sox agree at $3,375,000, avoid arbitration

Thursday, January 21, 2016

BOSTON – Junichi Tazawa and the Boston Red Sox avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3,375,000. As part of the agreement announced Wednesday, Tazawa could earn a $25,000 performance bonus for pitching in 70 games. The deal is not guaranteed. The 29-year-old right-hander was 2-7 …

Red Sox sign Joe Kelly to one-year, $2.6 million deal

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Red Sox avoided going to salary arbitration with right-hander Joe Kelly, agreeing on a one-year, $2.6 million contract on Friday. The 27-year-old Kelly made 25 starts for Boston in 2015, his first full season in the Red …

Varitek, Wakefield highlight Red Sox Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Former Red Sox players Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield – who led the Red Sox to World Series championships in 2004 and 2007 – and the late Ira Flagstead were selected as the 2016 Red Sox Hall of …

Tribute to Boston Red Sox great Johnny Pesky is vandalized

Friday, January 8, 2016

BOSTON – A tribute to one of the most popular players in Boston Red Sox history was vandalized outside Fenway Park. The team said a large No. 6 in honor of Johnny Pesky was scribbled with black graffiti. The black paint was found at the top of the …

Former Red Sox All-Star third baseman Frank Malzone dies

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

BOSTON – Frank Malzone, the Boston Red Sox’s all-time leader among third baseman in homers and RBI, died, the team said Tuesday. He was 85. Malzone died at home in Needham, Mass., of natural causes, the team said. …

Former outfielder Dave Henderson dies of heart attack at 57

Sunday, December 27, 2015

SEATTLE – Dave Henderson, the former major league outfielder who hit one of the most famous home runs in postseason history, died Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 57. Henderson died early Sunday morning at …

Red Sox to retire Wade Boggs’s No. 26

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wade Boggs’ number 26 will be retired by the Boston Red Sox. Boston said Monday it will retire the number of the Hall of Fame third baseman during a ceremony at Fenway Park on May 26, when the number will be added to the ballpark’s right-field facade. Boggs …

Brewers get minor leaguer Cecchini from Red Sox

Friday, December 11, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Milwaukee Brewers acquired infielder-outfielder Garin Cecchini from the Boston Red Sox for cash. Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement Thursday after the winter meeting draft. The Red Sox designated Cecchini for assignment on Dec. 4. The 24-year-old Cecchini appeared …

Red Sox announce 7-year, $217M deal for David Price

Saturday, December 5, 2015

BOSTON – For all the money the Red Sox are paying David Price, the Boston fans don’t just want a pitcher who gives the team a chance to win every five days. And it’s not enough for him …

Outfielder Chris Young, Red Sox finalize 2-year, $13 million deal

Thursday, December 3, 2015

BOSTON – Don’t expect any more blockbusters from the Boston Red Sox this offseason, new baseball boss Dave Dombrowski said after announcing a deal with outfielder Chris Young on Wednesday. The two-year, $13 million contract to make Young …