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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Nathan Karns delivers against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Port Charlotte, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Red Sox rough up Rays starter Karns in 9-6 victory

Sunday, March 29, 2015

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Nathan Karns is excited about an opportunity to open the season in Tampa Bay’s pitching rotation. The Rays right-hander had a rough outing during a 9-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox yesterday. Still, he feels good about his overall progress this spring. Mike Napoli homered and Hanley Ramirez also drove in two runs off Karns, …

Teheran labors into the sixth, but Braves beat Buchholz, Boston

Saturday, March 28, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Julio Teheran labored through 5.2 innings but allowed only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox yesterday in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain. Teheran, …

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in a column Thursday for The Players’ Tribune, a website founded by Derek Jeter that gives …

Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli glad offseason is finally over

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Like many Bostonians that make the trip south in February, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is glad spring training is finally here. Sure, he’s relieved to leave behind over 5 feet of snow …

Red Sox extend manager John Farrell’s contract through 2017

Sunday, February 22, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Boston Red Sox hoped to work out a new deal for Manager John Farrell before they opened camp. They nearly got it done. So while Boston pitchers and catchers held their first official …

Buried Bostonians get Red Sox tickets for digging out hydrants

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Boston Red Sox offered free tickets to fans who helped the city deal with its near-record snow. The Red Sox teamed up with two local websites to offer a pair of 2015 tickets to anyone who shoveled out five fire hydrants. Boston received 90.2 inches of snow …

Former Red Sox, Giants third base coach Wendell Kim dies at 64

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

BOSTON – Former Boston and San Francisco third base coach Wendell Kim died. The Red Sox say he died at the age of 64 after a struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Kim spent 30 years in professional baseball, including 15 as a major league coach, and was the …

Miley agrees to $19.25 million, 3-year deal with Red Sox

Friday, February 6, 2015

BOSTON – Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington is pretty much done adding for this offseason. “I would expect the group we have for spring training is in place,” he said yesterday after the Red Sox announced a $19.25 million, three-year contract with left-hander Wade Miley that avoided …

RHP Alexi Ogando, Red Sox reach one-year deal

Saturday, January 31, 2015

BOSTON – Free agent pitcher Alexi Ogando and the Boston Red Sox reached agreement yesterday on a one-year deal. The contract was expected to be worth $1.5 million, plus performance bonuses. The 31-year-old Ogando went 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA in 27 relief appearances for Texas last season. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Red Sox get LHP Danny Rosenbaum from Nats for C Dan Butler

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Red Sox acquired left-hander Danny Rosenbaum, who had Tommy John surgery in May, from the Washington Nationals for catcher Dan Butler yesterday. Rosenbaum is rehabbing from his reconstructive elbow surgery. He was selected by Washington in the 22nd round of the 2009 amateur draft and …