Boston Red Sox Wiretap

Indians, Rangers, Red Sox Looking At Reunion With Mike Napoli

Dec 2, 2016 7:49 AM

Several clubs have interest in Mike Napoli this offseason and all have employed him in the past.

The Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox all have interest.

Napoli set career-highs in runs (92), home runs (35), RBIs (101) and total bases (259) at age 34 this past season with the Indians.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Giants Deny Interest In Pablo Sandoval

Nov 27, 2016 2:31 AM

Contrary to reports issued on Saturday, the Giants have not internally discussed reacquiring third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who has struggled with the Red Sox since leaving San Francisco.

Club executives are prohibited from publicly discussing the potential acquisition of players under contract with another team. Thus, Giants GM Bobby Evans had little to say about a Boston Herald report citing a "baseball source" who claimed that San Francisco had contemplated bringing back Sandoval.

"I am not aware of any consideration of a reunion," Evans said, "but we'll never forget all that he meant to the Giants organization."

MLB.com

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Market For Carlos Beltran Down To Four Teams

Nov 23, 2016 7:35 AM

The market for Carlos Beltran appears to be narrowing.

The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros "are the most competitive teams" for Beltran, according to a report. The Texas Rangers, who traded for him at midseason, are also lurking in the background.

Beltran is expected to land a one-year deal in the $15 million to $18 million range.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello Earn Cy Young Honors

Nov 17, 2016 6:39 AM

Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello were named the Cy Young winners of the National and American League, respectively, on Wednesday night.

Scherzer received 25 of the 30 first-place votes to become the Washington Nationals' first recipient of the award.

Scherzer, who won the AL Cy Young with the Detroit Tigers in 2013, becomes the sixth pitcher to win the award in both leagues, joining Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Roy Halladay, Roger Clemens and Gaylord Perry.

Porcello narrowly edged Justin Verlander for the honor. He won by a 137-132 margin despite only eight first-place votes to Verlander's 14.

Two Tampa, Florida-based writers -- Fred Goodall of The Associated Press and Bill Chastain of MLB.com -- left Verlander off their ballots entirely.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Carlos Beltrain Drawing Interest From Astros, Jays, Red Sox, Yankees

Nov 16, 2016 7:58 AM

The Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are all showing interest in Carlos Beltran, according to a source.

The Texas Rangers were believed to be in the mix as well, but aren't currently.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Red Sox Aggressively Pursuing Greg Holland

Nov 15, 2016 7:24 AM

The Boston Red Sox are among the most aggressive teams in pursuit of Greg Holland in free agency.

There are several teams showing serious interest in the reliever, according to Major League sources.

Holland, who underwent Tommy John surgery at the end of last season, will not resume throwing for at least five weeks.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Red Sox Haven't Had Serious Discussions With Edwin Encarnacion

Nov 14, 2016 7:52 AM

The Boston Red Sox hadn't had serious discussions with Edwin Encarnacion's camp as of Sunday, according to Major League sources.

Dave Dombrowski has said that the Red Sox would prefer to replace David Ortiz either in-house or with a shorter term contract.

Ortiz has previously endorsed Encarnacion as his possible replacement.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Mookie Betts Undergoes Knee Surgery

Nov 12, 2016 2:13 AM

Mookie Betts will have to wait until Thursday to find out if he will be named MVP in the American League. But the Red Sox right fielder couldn't put off knee surgery any longer.

Betts hoped his balky right knee would heal with rest. When his symptoms persisted, he elected arthroscopic surgery, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told ESPN on Friday.

The procedure was performed Thursday at Massachusetts General Hospital by team orthopedist Dr. Peter Asnis. Betts is expected to be ready for spring training and possibly even the World Baseball Classic if he chooses, the team said.

ESPN.com

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Red Sox Interested In Carlos Beltran

Nov 8, 2016 7:53 AM

The Boston Red Sox have some level of interest in Carlos Beltran this offseason.

Beltran may be a fit for the Red Sox in the wake of David Ortiz's retirement. He would also come cheaper than someone like Edwin Encarnacion, who would also cost the Red Sox a draft pick.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Red Sox Won't Break Bank To Replace David Ortiz

Nov 8, 2016 6:47 AM

The Boston Red Sox plan to replace David Ortiz internally or with a short-term free agent rather than spend excessively on a prominent long-term option.

Ortiz hit 38 home runs, drove in 127 runs and led the Major Leagues with an OPS of 1.021 in the final season of a 20-year career.

"I'm not sure if we're going to do it internally with a lot of the people we have or go outside the organization," Dave Dombrowski said. "We know we can never replace [Ortiz's] presence. But we have a lot of guys who can play different positions. We have young guys coming that we like a great deal, so we'll just kind of have to wait to see what happens there.

"There are a lot of different factors. One is affordability, but not only that. How long do you want to tie somebody up for that position when we have a lot of young players coming? That's a very important part of it."

Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista and Mark Trumbo are among the top power hitters available in free agency.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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D-Backs Hire Torey Lovullo As Manager
The D-Backs are expected to introduce Tony Lovullo at a Monday news conference.

ESPN.com

Red Sox Haven't Informed Clay Buchholz About His Option
The Red Sox have until five days after the end of the World Series to make a formal decision.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Red Sox May Not Hire New General Manager
The Red Sox may not hire a new general manager to replace Mike Hazen, who left to become the lead decision-maker with the Diamondbacks.

Peter Abraham/Boston Globe

Diamondbacks To Hire Amiel Sawdaye As Assistant GM
Amiel Sawdaye was also under consideration to be named GM of the Red Sox and had been linked to the Twins as well.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Twins In Mix To Hire Amiel Sawdaye
Amiel Sawdaye, currently the vice president of international and amateur scouting for the Red Sox, is weighing a number of options this month.

Peter Gammons

Rangers, Red Sox, Yankees Early Possibilities For Edwin Encarnacion
Edwin Encarnacion is headed for free agency and figures to be coveted after another productive season.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

Frank Wren Now Unlikely To Be Named Boston's GM
Previously tabbed as the most likely candidate for the vacant general manager job with the Red Sox, Frank Wren is now unlikely to fill the position.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Frank Wren Leading Candidate To Be Named Red Sox GM
The Red Sox are looking for a new general manager after Mike Hazen was hired away by the Diamondbacks.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

D-Backs Name Mike Hazen New GM
Mike Hazen had been serving as GM of the Red Sox, but Dave Dombrowski had the final say on baseball decisions.

ESPN.com

Dustin Pedroia Undergoes Knee Surgery
Dustin Pedroia underwent surgery to clean up his left meniscus, the Red Sox announced on Thursday.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

Postseason Home Runs Coming At Record Clip
After we saw a jump in home runs during the regular season, the spike has carried over into the playoffs.

Jeff Sullivan/ESPN

Red Sox Will Retain John Farrell, Entire Coaching Staff
It didn't take long for the Red Sox to determine that John Farrell wasn't the reason for the disappointing end to their season.

Associated Press

David Ortiz Bids Farewell To Fans After Indians Sweep Red Sox
Fans at Fenway Park stuck around after the Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Red Sox on Monday night, cheering for the retiring David Ortiz.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

Indians Hit Trio Of Home Runs In Game 1 Win Over Red Sox
The Indians outlasted the Red Sox 5-4 at Progressive Field on Thursday night in Game 1 of the ALDS.

RealGM Staff Report

Rob Manfred: It's Possible David Ortiz Was PED-Free In 2003
Rob Manfred says it's possible that David Ortiz was free of performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, as the slugger as long insisted.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

Jays Beat Red Sox, Will Host O's In AL Wild-Card Game
The Blue Jays beat the Red Sox by the score of 2-1 on Sunday to clinch the AL's top wild-card spot.

ESPN.com

Indians To Start Trevor Bauer In ALDS Game 1
Trevor Bauer will face the Red Sox on Thursday in the first game of the AL Division Series.

ESPN.com

Drew Pomeranz Won't Make Another Start This Season
Drew Pomeranz has felt soreness in his left forearm and is at a career-high 169 1/3 innings.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

David Ortiz Annoyed By Gary Sanchez's Mound Visits
"They tricked me tonight. Too much talking between the pitcher and catcher," David Ortiz said. "I'll trick them tomorrow."

Associated Press

MLB Record: Red Sox Strike Out 11 Straight Rays
Eduardo Rodriguez and Heath Hembree combined to strike out 11 consecutive batters to establish a major league-record on Sunday.

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