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Boston Red Sox Lose Prospect to Rule 5 Draft, Sell Their Own Selection
December 14th, 2014 at 5:14 PM
The Boston Red Sox were plenty busy during the winter meetings last week, but not to be overlooked is the impact the Rule 5 draft had on their farm system. The Houston Astros plucked RHP Jason Garcia from the Red Sox organization, then sold him to the Baltimore Orioles. Boston...

Jon Lester’s Decision Nearing the Finish Line
December 9th, 2014 at 12:42 PM
We've reached the homestretch of the negotiations with Jon Lester, with the free agent pitcher expected to make his decision any day now. The general consensus at the winter meetings was that Lester would make his decision no earlier than Monday night and no later than Tuesday, but talks seem...

Boston Red Sox Owner John Henry Visits Jon Lester
December 6th, 2014 at 3:52 PM
With free agent pitcher Jon Lester on the cusp of making his decision on where he'll pitch next season, Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry wanted one last chance to emphasize his team's interest in bringing him back to Boston. ***PHOTO1*** Sources told WEEI's Rob Bradford and Alex Speier that Henry...

Boston Red Sox Non-Tender Juan Francisco
December 3rd, 2014 at 4:36 PM
The Boston Red Sox announced that they will not tender a 2015 contract to infielder Juan Francisco. As a result, he will become a free agent, ending his brief tenure with the team. ***PHOTO1*** The 27-year old Francisco was designated for assignment on November 25 to clear room on the roster for...

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...

San Francisco Giants Meeting with Jon Lester Today
December 1st, 2014 at 12:06 PM
Jon Lester is a proven winner, so wherever he ends up signing will presumably be with a team he expects will contend for the duration of his new contract. Which is why it should come as no surprise that the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants have joined the...

Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra Among Candidates Added to Hall of Fame Ballot
November 24th, 2014 at 4:55 PM
Former Red Sox stars Pedro Martinez and Nomar Garciaparra are among the group of new Hall of Fame candidates eligible to be enshrined in 2015. The Baseball Writers Association of America announced the list of candidates today, which includes 17 new players and 17 holdovers. ***PHOTO1*** Martinez is a lock for the...

Boston Red Sox Submit an Offer to Free Agent Pablo Sandoval
November 21st, 2014 at 10:27 PM
Pablo Sandoval may make a decision soon on where he'll be playing next season, and the Boston Red Sox coule be the favorites in the race to sign the free agent third baseman. ***PHOTO1*** A major league source indicated that the Red Sox' 5-year, $95 million offer may be more than the...

Boston Red Sox Claim Juan Francisco from the Toronto Blue Jays
November 19th, 2014 at 5:30 PM
The Boston Red Sox have added a new third baseman - but it's not the one we've all been waiting for. At least not yet, anyway. For now, they'll have to settle for the addition of Juan Francisco, who the team has claimed off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. ***PHOTO1*** Francisco...

Boston Red Sox Open to Giving Manager John Farrell an Extension
November 11th, 2014 at 6:40 PM
Many managers that are coming off of a disappointing season that fell far short of expectations would be on the hot seat, with reason to be concerned about their future employment. That does not appear to be the case for John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox. ***PHOTO1*** WEEI's Rob Bradford reports...

Boston Red Sox 2015 Spring Training Schedule Announced
November 5th, 2014 at 5:46 PM
The Boston Red Sox 2015 Spring Training will begin on February 21st at Jet Blue Park. The equipment truck will depart Fenway Park on February 12th and head down to Fenway South in Lee County, FL. Pitchers and catchers will report on February 20th to prepare to begin training the...

Koji Uehara Among Four Boston Red Sox Players That Declare for Free Agency
October 30th, 2014 at 4:55 PM
The conclusion of the World Series last night officially started the clock on the countdown to free agency. As of today, 121 players around the majors have declared for free agency, including four players from the Boston Red Sox. ***PHOTO1*** Those players are headlined by Koji Uehara. The 39-year old closer may...

Rusney Castillo Named to Arizona Fall League All-Star Game
October 27th, 2014 at 3:17 PM
Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide this Saturday in the Fall Stars game: the annual All-Star game for the Arizona Fall League. The game will be highlighted by 14 of the top 100 prospects on MLB.com's Prospect Watch list, along with two players from the Boston Red...

Boston Red Sox Have Three Players Nominated for Gold Glove Awards
October 23rd, 2014 at 5:01 PM
The Boston Red Sox were a mess offensively this season, but they did some good work with their gloves. Three Red Sox players have been nominated as finalists for the Rawlings American League Gold Glove award, which recognizes the best defensive player at each position. ***PHOTO1*** Dustin Pedroia is nominated at second...

Boston Red Sox Hire Chili Davis to Be Their New Hitting Coach
October 20th, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Improving an offense that dropped from being the best in the majors all the way down to 18th will be a priority for the Boston Red Sox this off-season, and they'll be bringing in a new hitting coach to help them do it. Sources have revealed to several media outlets...

Former Red Sox Pitcher Josh Beckett Plans to Retire
October 10th, 2014 at 2:25 PM
Josh Beckett is calling it a career. After the Los Angeles Dodgers were knocked out of the postseason this week, Beckett told MLB.com his intention to retire after 14 seasons in the majors. ***PHOTO1*** Beckett was having a successful season with the Dodgers, posting a 2.88 ERA through 20 starts, but his...

Clay Buchholz Has Successful Knee Surgery
September 30th, 2014 at 4:55 PM
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz had successful meniscus surgery on his right knee this morning and is expected to make a full recovery. The procedure was performed by Dr. Peter Asnis at Massachusetts General Hospital. ***PHOTO1*** General Manager Ben Cherington told reporters on Monday that Buchholz has dealt with the...

Boston Red Sox Honor Derek Jeter in Season Finale
September 29th, 2014 at 4:17 PM
Respect. That's the word that first comes to mind when you think of Derek Jeter and that's exactly what the Boston Red Sox showed their longtime rival as he closed the book on a Hall of Fame career. Prior to yesterday's season finale, the Red Sox held a ceremony honoring...

Boston Red Sox Vs New York Yankees Sunday Preview
September 28th, 2014 at 11:44 AM
The Boston Red Sox (71-90) take on the New York Yankees (83-78) in the final game of the 2014 season. The teams have split the series so far heading into this afternoons' rubber match. ***PHOTO1*** Boston roughed up Masahiro Tanaka for 7 runs, knocking the Yankees ace out in the second inning....

Boston Red Sox Vs New York Yankees Saturday Preview
September 27th, 2014 at 12:18 PM
The Boston Red Sox (70-90) meet the New York Yankees in the middle game of their three game series. The Yankees B Squad won the opener while the majority of their regular starters watched from the bench. Not many teams can say they have six former All-Stars on their bench....