Boston Red Sox Wiretap

Drew Pomeranz Won't Make Another Start This Season

Sep 28, 2016 8:46 AM

Drew Pomeranz won't make another start for the Boston Red Sox this season.

Pomeranz has felt soreness in his left forearm and is at a career-high 169 1/3 innings.

The Red Sox are hoping that Pomeranz will make a bullpen appearance before the end of the regular season, but his status for the playoffs remains undecided.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Injury

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David Ortiz Annoyed By Gary Sanchez's Mound Visits

Sep 28, 2016 8:35 AM

David Ortiz was annoyed by the number of mound visits made by Gary Sanchez during Tuesday night's Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees games.

Ortiz went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts and stranded seven runners as the Yankees beat the Red Sox to keep Boston from clinching the American League East title.

"They tricked me tonight. Too much talking between the pitcher and catcher," Ortiz said after the game. "I'll trick them tomorrow."

Associated Press

Tags: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

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MLB Record: Red Sox Strike Out 11 Straight Rays

Sep 25, 2016 7:37 PM

Boston Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez and right-hander Heath Hembree combined to strike out 11 consecutive batters to establish a major league-record on Sunday in a 3-2, 10-inning victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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Pablo Sandoval Progressing 'Faster Than Expected'

Sep 25, 2016 1:42 AM

On Saturday, Red Sox manager John Farrell said Pablo Sandoval is progressing faster than expected from shoulder surgery, and Farrell didn't rule out the third baseman from rejoining the team if needed.

"You can never forecast injury, you can never forecast what takes place ahead," Farrell told reporters before the Red Sox played the Rays on Saturday.

"Nothing has been ruled out with Pablo. Particularly with how he's responding. He's well ahead of schedule," Farrell added.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

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David Ortiz Sets HR Record For Player Aged 40 Or Older

Sep 20, 2016 7:40 AM

David Ortiz hit his 35th home run of the season on Monday night, setting a new single-season record for a player aged 40 or older.

Darrell Evans had owned the mark with 34 home runs in 1987 at age 40.

Ortiz entered Monday hitting .317/.403/.626 in his final season.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Stats

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David Ortiz Second-Guessing Decision To Announce Retirement

Sep 19, 2016 8:09 AM

After a season full of gifts, interviews and appearances, David Ortiz is second-guessing his decision to announce his retirement before the season.

"No clue," Ortiz said when asked if he had any idea the demands would be like this prior to the season. "But if I knew I would have probably announced it after the season. But it's all good. At least we've been able to give the fans what matters the most, the opportunity to watch me play for the last time."

On the field, Ortiz has had a very successful season with 34 home runs and no trips to the disabled list.

Red Sox director of media relations Kevin Gregg has never seen anything like what Ortiz has endured this season.

"No, I haven't, which I think is totally related to how well he's performed this year, and also how accommodating he's been to the media," Gregg said. "The thing with him is that it's not just local media. It's local, national and international. It's been a ton."

Rob Bradford/WEEI

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Hanley Ramirez Warming To Leadership Role With Red Sox

Sep 19, 2016 7:58 AM

Hanley Ramirez is quieter than natural leaders David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia, but he's settling into a leadership role with the Boston Red Sox.

"It's a long season, it's what I tell young guys," Ramirez said. "April, May June — then the tough time comes. You've got to let them know it's a long season, you're not going to stay hot the whole year, you're not going to hit .800. We try to remind them of that a little bit."

Ramirez, 32, is hitting .294/.364/.517 with 28 home runs and 106 RBIs in 574 plate appearances.

Michael Silverman/Boston Herald

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A.J. Preller Suspended 30 Days After Investigation Of Pomeranz Trade

Sep 16, 2016 8:30 AM

Major League Baseball has suspended A.J. Preller for 30 days without pay after an investigation into the Drew Pomeranz trade between the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox.

Major League Baseball said it was looking into San Diego's handling of medical information of players they were trading. The league's investigators interviewed officials from both teams and then submitted their findings to Rob Manfred.

The matter is now considered closed.

Padres officials instructed their organization's athletic trainers to maintain two distinct files of medical information on their players: one for industry consumption and the other for internal use, according to sources.

Trainers were told in meetings during spring training that the distinction was meant to better position the team for trades.

"I accept full responsibility for issues related to the oversight of our medical administration and record keeping," Preller said in a statement. "I want to emphasize that there was no malicious intent on the part of me, or anyone on my staff, to conceal information or disregard MLB's recommended guidelines. This has been a learning process for me. I will serve my punishment and look forward to being back on the job in 30 days."

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, Suspension, Trade Rumor

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Rick Porcelllo First To Win 20-Games

Sep 10, 2016 2:30 AM

A milestone win for Rick Porcello gave the Red Sox some breathing room atop the AL East.

Porcello pitched seven innings to become the first 20-game winner in the majors, Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run homer and the Red Sox increased their AL East lead to two games by routing the Blue Jays 13-3 on Friday night.

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Red Sox Calling Up Yoan Moncada For Stretch Run

Sep 1, 2016 7:48 AM

With rosters set to expand, the Boston Red Sox are calling up Yoan Moncada for the stretch run.

Moncada will join the Major League club in Oakland on Friday from Double-A Portland.

John Farrell has suggested that Moncada, considered the club's top prospect, could get a majority of the at-bats at third base.

Entering play Wednesday night, Moncada was batting .298 with 31 doubles, six triples, 15 homers, 45 stolen bases, a .411 on-base percentage and a .928 OPS in 400 at-bats between Class A Salem and Double-A Portland.

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Red Sox Now Likely To Pick Up Clay Buchholz's $13.5M Option
Clay Buchholz has a 5.63 ERA as a starter and a 3.05 mark as a reliever.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

David Ortiz Ties Jimmie Fox On All-Time Home Run List
David Ortiz hit the 534th home run of his career against the Royals on Sunday night, tying him with Jimmie Foxx for 18th place on the all-time list.

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Red Sox Place Andrew Benintendi On DL With Knee Sprain
The Red Sox are hopeful that the rookie will return before the season ends.

Associated Press

David Ortiz Becomes Oldest Player To Have 30-Home Run Season
David Ortiz became the oldest player in Major League history to hit 30 home runs in a season in the Red Sox's extra-inning loss to the Rays.

Associated Press

Red Sox Haven't Closed Door On Signing Jonathan Papelbon
Dave Dombrowski suggested that Boston still has interest in an interview with MLB Network Radio.

MLB Network Radio

Red Sox Unlikely To Reunite With Jonathan Papelbon
The Red Sox are unlikely to reunite with Jonathan Papelbon, who was released by the Nationals last weekend.

Jason Mastrodonato/Boston Herald

Jonathan Papelbon Continues To Assess Options
It had been reported that Jonathan Papelbon would decide on a team by Wednesday night.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Tigers Deny Foul Play On Start Time Against Red Sox
The Tigers insist the decision to deny the Red Sox's request to push back Thursday's 1:10 p.m. start time was not a vindictive one.

Katie Strang/ESPN

David Ortiz: Red Sox Would 'Welcome Back' Jonathan Papelbon
Jonathan Papelbon requested and received his release from the Nationals last Saturday, making him a free agent.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

Jonathan Papelbon To Pick Team By Wednesday Night
Jonathan Papelbon is drawing "strong interest" from multiple clubs and expects to make a decision on his next team by Wednesday night, according to a source.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Jon Lester Endorses Cubs Potential Acquisition Of Jonathan Papelbon
If the Cubs sign Jonathan Papelbon, former teammate Jon Lester is on board.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Red Sox Place Steven Wright On DL; Hanley Ramirez On Bereavement List
Steven Wright is suffering from inflammation is his right shoulder.

David Ortiz 'Doing Much Better' After Fouling Pitch Off Leg
David Ortiz was helped off the field in the ninth inning on Wednesday, unable to put weight on his right foot.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

Red Sox Have No Plans To Honor Alex Rodriguez
The Red Sox paid great respect to both Mariano Rivera (2013) and Derek Jeter (2014) in recent years.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

Red Sox May Begin Playing Andrew Benintendi More Often
The Red Sox are already considering more playing time for Andrew Benintendi, who made his Major League debut last week.

Jason Mastrodonato/Boston Herald

Red Sox To Promote Andrew Benintendi
Andrew Benintendi was a first round pick in 2015 and has been playing at Double-A Portland.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

Brad Ziegler To Close For Red Sox
Brad Ziegler, 36, had 18 saves for the Diamondbacks.

Brendan Hall/ESPN

Red Sox, Twins Have Held Trade Talks In Recent Weeks
The Twins and Red Sox have held trade talks in recent weeks, but so far the teams "aren't a great match at this point," according to a source.

Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press

Five Teams Send Scouts To Watch Matt Moore
Matt Moore, 27, has a 4.33 ERA, 4.60 FIP and 98 strikeouts in 116.1 innings pitched this season.

Roger Mooney/Tampa Times

MLB 'Looking Into' Big Papi Breaking Tampering Rules
After Tuesday night's All-Star Game, David Ortiz lobbied for the Red Sox to go after Jose Fernandez and Edwin Encarnacion.