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Single-Game Tickets for 2015 Boston Red Sox Home Games on Sale Today
January 24th, 2015 at 11:20 AM
You may not be able to tell with all the snow currently piling up outside, but spring is right around the corner. That means baseball season is soon approaching, which makes now the time to get your tickets. Single-game tickets for the 2015 Boston Red Sox regular-season home games went...

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....

Alexi Ogando on the Boston Red Sox Radar
January 14th, 2015 at 11:49 AM
The Boston Red Sox are among several teams interested in free agent pitcher Alexi Ogando, who is working his way back from a sprained ligament in his right elbow that cut his 2014 season short. Scouts appear to have been impressed by what they saw in a workout with Ogando...

David Ortiz Wins Twitter Bet with Adam Jones
January 12th, 2015 at 11:20 AM
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones issued a challenge and David Ortiz accepted. When the New England Patriots completed their thrilling comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens over the weekend it meant Jones had to pay up. ***PHOTO1*** Jones spent Saturday morning using Twitter to try to coax a Boston rival into wagering...

Boston Red Sox Re-sign Lefty Reliever Craig Breslow
December 20th, 2014 at 1:10 PM
With the Boston Red Sox in need of another left-handed reliever, they turned to a familiar face to bolster their bullpen. An industry source revealed to WEEI.com that the team has agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal to bring back veteran Craig Breslow. ***PHOTO1*** Boston had previously declined the $4 million...

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...

Jon Lester Takes David Ortiz’s Number 34 with Him to Chicago
December 16th, 2014 at 4:18 PM
Jon Lester will be pitching for the Chicago Cubs next season, but he's taking a small token from his time with the Boston Red Sox with him - David Ortiz's number 34. The Cubs held a press conference yesterday to introduce their new ace and reveal the jersey that he...

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...