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Red Sox avoid arbitration with OF Nava, agree on 1-year deal

Friday, January 30, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with outfielder Daniel Nava on a one-year contract that will pay him $1.85 million. The deal means the sides avoid arbitration. Nava batted .270 with 21 doubles, four homers and 37 RBI in 113 games last season. He also played 24 games at Triple-A Pawtucket. Nava made $556,000 last season. He had asked for a raise to $2.25 million and the …

Red Sox send Anthony Ranaudo to Rangers for Robbie Ross

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Boston Red Sox acquired left-hander Robbie Ross from the Texas Rangers for right-hander Anthony Ranaudo last night. Ross, 25, went 3-6 with a 6.20 ERA in 27 games last season, 12 of them starts. In his three-year career, he’s 13-8 with a 3.98 ERA in his 150 games. The 6-foot-7 Ranaudo was picked by the Rangers out of a …

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 …

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 …

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 …