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Doug Melvin Believes Mets Have Been Unfairly Criticized

Aug 3, 2015 7:45 AM

Doug Melvin told Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio after the trade deadline that he believes "the [New York] Mets have taken some unfair criticism about asking for money back in the [Carlos] Gomez deal."

The Milwaukee Brewers had a deal in place with the Mets that would have sent Gomez to New York in exchange for Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores, but talks broke down in the very late stages after it was believed that the trade had been completed.

Melvin explained that teams often ask for money in one form or another in deals, as "it's all part of the GM landscape these days."

Jim Bowden/MLB Network Radio

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Red Sox Could Move Mike Napoli In Waiver Trade

Aug 3, 2015 7:56 AM

The Boston Red Sox didn't trade Mike Napoli last week, but that doesn't mean he won't change teams this season.

Boston could move him in a waiver deal this month. One general manager said Napoli "is a guy teams want to see a little bit more of. He's hitting better but not for a long enough stretch."

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Larry Lucchino Leaving As Red Sox President, CEO

Aug 1, 2015 9:13 PM

Larry Lucchino is leaving his role as the Red Sox's president and CEO, the team confirmed Saturday.

Lucchino has been with the Red Sox since February 2002. His contract was set to expire at the end of the year.

ESPN.com

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor

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Rays Recall Grady Sizemore From Triple-A

Aug 1, 2015 6:45 PM

The Rays recalled outfielder Grady Sizemore from Triple-A Durham for Saturday's game against the Red Sox.

To make room, they optioned outfielder Mike Mahtook to Durham.

ESPN.com

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

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Red Sox Discussing Kimbrel, Ross With Padres

Jul 31, 2015 9:27 AM

The Boston Red Sox continue to search for controllable pitching and have discussed a trade with the San Diego Padres.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Red Sox have talked about acquiring Tyson Ross and Craig Kimbrel from the Padres.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Cubs, Red Sox Discussing Carlos Carrasco With Indians

Jul 31, 2015 9:24 AM

The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are discussing a trade with the Cleveland Indians for Carlos Carrasco, according to multiple reports.

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that Boston is looking for controllable pitching, including Carrasco.

Chicago is also looking for a starting pitcher, according to Ken Rosenthal.

Carrasco is signed through 2018.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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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.

ESPN.com

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
The Phillies continue to discuss Cole Hamels with a number of teams.

ESPN.com

Red Sox Place Pedroia Back On DL
Dustin Pedoria is back on the DL with a strained right hamstring, the same injury that cost him a month of action.

ESPN.com

Red Sox Could Move Mike Napoli To Contender
Coming off a winless road trip, the Red Sox could begin deconstructing their roster.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Cubs, Dodgers, Orioles, Rangers, Red Sox Scout Hamels
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 Cole Hamels in recent weeks.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Angels Rained Out At Home For First Time Since '95
The Angels had played 1,609 straight home games without being rained out.

ESPN.com

Clay Buchholz To Seek Second Opinion On Forearm
Clay Buchholz plans to see Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday in Pensacola.

ESPN.com

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.

ESPN.com

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.

ESPN.com

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.

ESPN.com

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

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