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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 Announce 2014 Minor League Awards
September 27th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
The Boston Red Sox announced that Mookie Betts has been named their Minor League Offensive Player of the Year. Betts tore through the minor leagues this season, hitting a combined .346 through stops in Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket. He added 30 doubles, 5 triples, 11 home runs, 65 RBI...

Bryan Cranston’s One-Man Show Promotes the MLB Postseason for TBS
September 17th, 2014 at 12:43 PM
You know him best for his performance as Walter White on the critically acclaimed hit show Breaking Bad, but Bryan Cranston can now be found helping TBS promote this year's MLB postseason. ***VIDEO1*** Cranston's one-man show imitates several infamous moments in MLB postseason history, including Carlton Fisk waving the ball fair on...

Boston Red Sox 2015 Schedule Announced
September 8th, 2014 at 3:22 PM
There are still a few weeks left in this regular season, but before the taste of a disappointing year washes away we can already look ahead to next year now that the schedule for 2015 Boston Red Sox schedule has been released. Here are a few key dates to look forward...

Boston Red Sox Demote Jackie Bradley, Call up Mookie Betts
August 18th, 2014 at 2:51 PM
The Boston Red Sox have optioned center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket, according to multiple sources. The rookie has struggled at the plate all season, hitting a meager .216/.288/.290 with 1 home run and 22 extra-base hits. His fantastic defense is what convinced the Red Sox to stick...

Boston Red Sox Sign Top International Prospects
August 16th, 2014 at 12:44 PM
The Boston Red Sox announced that they have agreed to terms with eight International Prospects, including two of the top three pitching prospects available during this year's International period, which began on July 2. This collection of new prospects are the first International signings the club has made during this...

Anthony Ranaudo to Start Wednesday for the Boston Red Sox
August 12th, 2014 at 2:10 PM
Anthony Ranaudo will replace Brandon Workman in the rotation. Well, at least for now. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell announced on MLB Network Radio that the team intends to call up Ranaudo to start Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds, pushing Allen Webster's start back to Thursday and skipping...

Boston Red Sox Option Heath Hembree After Impressive Debut
August 10th, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Here's on way to earn the respect of your new teammates - save the bullpen by tossing four shutout innings of relief in your team debut. That's what Heath Hembree did last night during a 19-inning marathon that the Boston Red Sox ended up losing to the Los Angeles Angels.  The...

Boston Red Sox Outfielder Shane Victorino to Have Season-Ending Surgery
August 5th, 2014 at 12:54 PM
The Boston Red Sox have announced the outfielder Shane Victorino will undergo season-ending lower back surgery. Victorino has struggled through various injuries this season, hitting only .268/.303/.382 in 30 games. Boston has missed his bat near the top of the lineup and his elite glove in right field. He was...

Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra and Joe Castiglione Join the Red Sox Hall of Fame
July 29th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra and Joe Castiglione will be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame at a Fenway Park luncheon on Thursday, August 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The inductees will then participate in a pre-game ceremony before the 7:10 p.m. Red Sox-Astros game. ***PHOTO1*** Clemens, a three...

Boston Red Sox Halt Contract Talks with Jon Lester
July 24th, 2014 at 11:06 AM
The Boston Red Sox have decided to put off contract negotiations with ace pitcher Jon Lester until after the season, according to an email sent by principal owner John Henry to the Boston Herald. While Lester has been vocal about his desire to remain in Boston, he has also made...