Boston Red Sox Wiretap

Red Sox 'Unlikely' To Get Cole Hamels

Jul 29, 2015 9:57 AM

The Boston Red Sox are unlikely to complete a trade for Cole Hamels this week.

The Red Sox have long been linked to the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander, but his no-trade clause has been a consistent road block.

Hamels can be traded to two American League teams -- the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers -- without his consent.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Red Sox Trade Shane Victorino To Angels

Jul 27, 2015 8:29 PM

The Boston Red Sox have traded Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Angels for Josh Rutledge.

Boston will pay $3.8 million of the $4.9 million remaining on Victorino's contract, according to a Major League source.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Pirates Looking At Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino

Jul 27, 2015 7:33 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have considered trading for Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino of the Boston Red Sox.

Napoli has struggled offensively, but could be a nice addition defensively at first base for the Pirates.

Rob Biertempfel/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Biggio, Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz Join Hall Of Fame

Jul 26, 2015 5:01 PM

Craig Biggio has been added to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The multitalented native of Smithtown, New York, on Long Island, was enshrined on Sunday, becoming the first Astro to make the Hall of Fame.

He is being honored along with Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz as the Hall of Fame's 2015 class.

Tags: Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Sources: Rangers, Dodgers Likely To Trade For Hamels

Jul 26, 2015 4:48 PM

The Rangers and Dodgers have emerged over the weekend as the likely favorites to trade for Phillies pitching ace Cole Hamels , multiple sources told

The Phillies also continue to discuss Hamels with at least four other teams -- the Cubs, Giants, Yankees, and Red Sox, a source said. However, those teams are said to have had more trouble matching up on a potential deal than the Dodgers or Rangers.

Tags: Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Red Sox Place Pedroia Back On DL

Jul 25, 2015 7:26 PM

The Red Sox on Saturday placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia back on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring, the same injury that cost him nearly a month of action straddling the All-Star break.

Pedroia was activated from the DL on July 17 but struggled. He was hitless in 18 at-bats over his first five games before a 1-for-4 effort Wednesday in Houston.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Red Sox Could Move Mike Napoli To Contender

Jul 24, 2015 6:56 AM

Coming off a winless road trip, the Boston Red Sox could begin deconstructing their roster.

Mike Napoli, who homered and doubled twice on Thursday night, may be the most likely candidate for a trade.

He is in the final months of his $16 million contract and wants to stay in Boston, but the Red Sox need to move Hanley Ramirez or Pablo Sandoval to first base next season so there is no place for the 33-year-old.

While Napoli went 7-for-18 on Boston's recent trip, he has struggled this season.

"It's out of my control," Napoli said. "Whatever happens is going to happen. I'm a Boston Red Sock [sic] right now. I come here and prepare, try to win."

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cubs, Dodgers, Orioles, Rangers, Red Sox Scout Hamels

Jul 20, 2015 9:32 AM

The Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox all scouted Cole Hamels on Sunday.

Hamels, who has been on the trading block for months, struggled for the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Dodgers have been linked to top-level starters as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, while the Cubs, Rangers and Red Sox contacted the Phillies about the left-hander in recent weeks.

The Orioles are also looking for a starter this month.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Angels Rained Out At Home For First Time Since '95

Jul 20, 2015 12:52 AM

Buckets of rain fell in Southern California on Sunday, leading to a postponement of what was to have been an ESPN-televised game between the Red Sox and Angels. The teams waited for nearly 2½ hours before the game was postponed.

The rainout was the 11th in the 49-year history of Angel Stadium, and the first since June 16, 1995, when the Angels were washed out of a game against the White Sox. The Angels had played 1,609 consecutive home games without being rained out.

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor

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Clay Buchholz To Seek Second Opinion On Forearm

Jul 18, 2015 1:35 AM

Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz said he intends to see Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday in Pensacola, Florida, for a second opinion on the strained flexor muscle in his forearm.

Buchholz, currently on the 15-day disabled list, went to see Andrews when he had shoulder bursitis in 2013.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Mariners, Red Sox Interested In Jason Frasor
Jason Frasor was designated for assignment by the Royals and opted for free agency.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Red Sox Place Buchholz On DL; Recall Johnson From Triple-A
Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has a strained flexor muscle on his right forearm.

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Big Papi Gets Rare Start At First Base
David Ortiz is replacing a struggling Mike Napoli at first base.

Red Sox Prioritizing Young Controllable Arms
Cole Hamels and Johnny Cueto may be unlikely targets for the Red Sox this summer.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

David Ortiz Insists He Hasn't Lost Bat Speed
David Ortiz, who has hit seven home runs in his last 19 games, fired back at critics who questioned his bat speed earlier this season.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Red Sox Inquired About Donaldson, Were Told He Wasn't Available
The Red Sox inquired about Josh Donaldson before signing Pablo Sandoval last offseason, according to the Boston Herald.

Jason Mastrodonato/Boston Herald

Mike Napoli: Umpire Ejected Me For Not Picking Up Bat
Mike Napoli says plate umpire Tripp Gibson tossed him because he didn't pick up his bat and tote it back to the dugout on Sunday.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Red Sox Send Ramirez Back To Boston For MRI
It appears likely that Hanley Ramirez will go on the disabled list with an injured left hand.

Red Sox Send Joe Kelly To Triple-A Pawtucket
The Red Sox made a number of roster moves on Thursday, sending Joe Kelly to Triple-A Pawtucket in the process.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Red Sox Show Interest In Trading Clay Buchholz
Clay Buchholz has pitched well as of late, which has increased his value. His contract also allows for team options in 2016 ($13 million) and 2017 ($13.5 million).

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Red Sox Unlikely To Drop Porcello From Rotation
The Red Sox and Rick Porcello both insist the pitcher is healthy, which make his struggles this season all the more frustrating.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Hanley Ramirez Has 'Irked' Members Of Red Sox
Some members of the Red Sox have grown tired of Hanley Ramirez, according to a report.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Justin Masterson Won't Ask Red Sox To Trade Him 'Right Now'
If the Red Sox can find a team that is willing to take a chance on Justin Masterson before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, a trade may be an option.

Jason Mastrodonato/Boston Herald

Big Papi Moves Into 29th On Career HR List
David Ortiz homered on Sunday to move past Stan Musial and Willie Stargell on the all-time home run list.

Red Sox Claim Erik Kratz Off Waivers From Royals
Catcher Erik Kratz was designated for assignment by the Royals on June 11.

Press Release

Red Sox Lose Pablo Sandoval, Blake Swihart To Injuries
Pablo Sandoval left Saturday's game in the bottom of the fifth inning with a left ankle sprain.

David Ortiz Won't Accept Trade From Red Sox
"No chance," Ortiz said of a trade. "This is the team I'll be with the rest of my career."

Boston Globe

Sandoval Benched For Liking Instagram Photo While In Bathroom
Pablo Sandoval liked a pair of photos from his Instagram account during the Red Sox's loss to the Braves on Wednesday.

Jen McCaffrey/Mass Live

Dustin Pedroia Out With Sore Knee
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had started 64 of the team's first 65 games.

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