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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 All-Star games with the franchise. His no-hitter came against the Chicago White Sox, as he led the Red Sox to a 1-0 …

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 Arizona Diamondbacks. Martinez won two of his three Cy Young Awards with the Red Sox …

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 month after going 15-13 with a 3.43 ERA last season, when he led the AL …

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 …

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 …