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Boston Red Sox Acquire Catcher Sandy Leon, Place Christian Vazquez on DL
March 30th, 2015 at 11:23 AM
The Boston Red Sox have made a move to shore up their depth at the catcher position by acquiring Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations. ***PHOTO1*** The switch-hitting catcher has caught 34 games in parts of three seasons with the Nationals. He holds a career .189 batting average, but...

Boston Red Sox not Expecting a Trade Before the Season
March 21st, 2015 at 12:50 PM
This isn't the time of year for significant trades. There may be no shortage of rumors floating around, but it's rare for teams to pull of a deal this far into spring training. With the season starting in just over two weeks, the 25 players that the Boston Red Sox...

Boston Red Sox Rotation not Worried About Cole Hamels Rumors
March 5th, 2015 at 12:39 PM
Will these Cole Hamels rumors ever go away? Not when the Philadelphia Phillies are sending representatives to JetBlue Park to scout some of the best prospects in the Boston Red Sox farm system. Not when the prevailing opinion is that Boston's rotation lacks a true ace to lead the staff...

Boston Red Sox Acquire Robbie Ross for Anthony Ranaudo
January 27th, 2015 at 7:50 PM
Looking to bolster their bullpen with another left-handed option, the Boston Red Sox acquired Robbie Ross Jr. from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Anthony Ranaudo. ***PHOTO1*** The move comes as a bit of a surprise, considering Ranaudo was once a highly regarding prospect that MLB.com ranked as the fourth best in...

Boston Red Sox Among Four Teams in the Race for Cole Hamels
January 15th, 2015 at 12:18 PM
While general manager Ben Cherington insists that the Boston Red Sox are content to go into the season with their current five-man rotation, the opportunity to upgrade the front of their staff with a proven ace has to be worth considering if the price is right. Which is why most...

Boston Red Sox Acquire LHP Danny Rosenbaum from Washington Nationals
January 14th, 2015 at 12:59 PM
The Boston Red Sox have announced that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Danny Rosenbaum from the Washington Nationals in exchange for catcher Dan Butler. ***PHOTO1*** The 27-year old Rosenbaum was the opening day starter last year for Triple-A Syracuse, but had his season cut short after undergoing Tommy John surgery in May....

Are Other Teams Interested in Allen Craig?
December 24th, 2014 at 3:23 PM
There aren't many players that would like to put 2014 behind them and move on more than Allen Craig, but are the Boston Red Sox ready to move on from him? While the team hasn't said that they are shopping him, Boston's surplus of outfielders certainly makes him expendable. Coming...

Boston Red Sox Nearing Deal to Acquire Catcher Ryan Hanigan from San Diego Padres
December 19th, 2014 at 1:28 PM
The rocky tenure of Will Middlebrooks in Boston may be coming to an end. Sources have told Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports that the Boston Red Sox are nearing a deal to ship Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan. ***PHOTO1*** Hanigan was recently acquired by the Padres from...

Boston Red Sox Bolster Bullpen by Trading for Atlanta Braves Reliever Anthony Varvaro
December 17th, 2014 at 1:27 PM
After making several moves this month to solidify their starting rotation, the Boston Red Sox have now turned their attention to their bullpen. Boston has added another option to their collection of relievers by trading for Atlanta Braves right-hander Anthony Varvaro. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox will send minor league RHP Aaron Kurcz...

Boston Red Sox Receive Marco Hernandez to Complete Felix Doubront Deal with Chicago Cubs
December 16th, 2014 at 2:33 PM
Remember that time that the Boston Red Sox shipped Felix Doubront out of town without having any idea what they would get back in return? Well, good news! We finally found out who that mysterious "player to be named later" is. Boston has acquired shortstop Marco Hernandez from the Chicago...

Ground-Ball Pitchers are a Good Fit for Fenway Park
December 12th, 2014 at 5:23 PM
It was a busy week at the winter meetings for the Boston Red Sox as they worked to revamp their starting rotation. They pulled off a pair of trades to acquire Rick Porcello from the Detroit Tigers and Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks, then capped it off by signing...

Boston Red Sox Send Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for Rick Porcello
December 11th, 2014 at 1:26 PM
The addition of middle of the rotation starters continues for the Boston Red Sox, who can now add Rick Porcello to the list. Boston will send outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, reliever Alex Wilson and rookie level left-hander Gabe Speier to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Porcello. ***PHOTO1*** Cespedes was acquired from the...

Boston Red Sox Acquire Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks
December 11th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Well it wasn't the big name left-handed starting pitcher fans had been pining for, but the Boston Red Sox did make a move to bolster their rotation by trading for Arizona Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley. ***PHOTO1*** Boston will send Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster and a minor league prospect to Arizona...

Chicago White Sox Trade for Jeff Samardzija
December 9th, 2014 at 2:18 PM
The name Jeff Samardzija had been floated around as a potential trade target of the Boston Red Sox over the past couple weeks, but it turns out he'll be wearing a different color pair of "Sox." The Chicago White Sox have completed a deal to acquire Samardzija from the Oakland...

Boston Red Sox Among Teams Interested in Jeff Samardzija
December 1st, 2014 at 1:16 PM
When the Oakland A's traded away Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays, it signaled that the team was entering into another rebuilding stage. Oakland has a habit of trading away their best players before they get too expensive or before they hit free agency. If Oakland is still selling...

Potential Trade Options for Yoenis Cespedes
November 28th, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Once the Boston Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez to be their new left fielder it seemed to signal that Yoenis Cespedes' time with the team would be short lived. With the Red Sox adding a starter to an already crowded outfield, something has to give. That means a trade could...

Could the Boston Red Sox Pry Evan Longoria Away from the Tampa Bay Rays?
November 15th, 2014 at 12:51 PM
It was only a few short months ago that the Tampa Bay Rays shipped former Cy Young winner David Price to the Detroit Tigers, officially waiving the white flag on the 2014 season. The Rays would ultimately finish fourth in the AL East, 19 games behind the division winning Baltimore...

New York Mets an Unlikely Trade Partner for Yoenis Cespedes
November 7th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
Rumors have swirled since the end of the season that the Boston Red Sox coaching staff was disappointed with the performance of Yoenis Cespedes during his brief stint with the team following a trade deadline deal that shipped Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to Oakland for the Cuban slugger. While...

Is Yoenis Cespedes on the Trading Block?
October 28th, 2014 at 4:47 PM
As the trade deadline approached last July, the Boston Red Sox saw an opportunity to get an early jump on rebuilding for next season. With the current season already spiraling down the drain, Boston sacrificed ace starter Jon Lester, sending him to Oakland in a deal that brought back outfielder...

Chairman Says Boston Red Sox Have Money to Spend
September 11th, 2014 at 6:10 PM
Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner hinted in an interview this morning on WEEI that the team will have money to spend this off-season and plans to be aggressive in the pursuit of impact players - particularly front of the rotation starting pitching. ***PHOTO1*** "I wouldn't say that we have limitless money,...