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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 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 …

Red Sox get strong Kelly start, beat Yankees, 10-4

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BOSTON – Joe Kelly walked to the back of the pitcher’s mound to give the Fenway Park crowd a chance to cheer for Derek Jeter. Then he wanted to get him out. Kelley struck Jeter out in his …

Jeter sits out Game 1 of final series in Boston

Saturday, September 27, 2014

BOSTON – Nineteen years into his Hall of Fame career, Derek Jeter may have produced his final “first.” The New York Yankees shortstop asked out of the lineup for last night’s game against the Boston Red Sox – …