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All Top Pitchers 'Under Consideration' For Red Sox

Nov 23, 2015 8:40 AM

The Boston Red Sox have been linked to top free agent pitchers David Price, Johnny Cueto, Jordan Zimmermann and Zack Greinke since the season ended and Dave Dombrowski has done nothing to hide the club's interest.

"There are a lot of quality starting pitchers out there, and I'm sure some organizations like some better than others," Dombrowski said during a radio interview on Sunday. "But I would think you would feel comfortable to say that any of them are under consideration for us."

Jamal Collier/MLB

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

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Reports: David Ortiz To Retire After 2016 Season

Nov 17, 2015 4:51 PM

David Ortiz will retire after the 2016 season, according to multiple media reports.

USA Today Sports is reporting that Ortiz will officially announce the news Wednesday, which is his 40th birthday. Fox Sports was first to report the news that Ortiz was retiring following the upcoming season.

Ortiz's base salary of $11 million for the 2016 season with the Boston Red Sox was guaranteed when he reached 425 plate appearances, on Aug. 9 against the Tigers, last season.


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

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Red Sox Acquire Kimbrel From Padres

Nov 13, 2015 8:25 PM

The Boston Red Sox have acquired Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres in exchange for four Minor League players.

San Diego will receive outfield prospect Manuel Margot, shortstop Javier Guerra, infielder Carlos Asuaje and left-hander Logan Allen.

All four players rated among Boston's top-30 prospects in's latest ranking.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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

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Cubs, Mariners, Royals Interested In Jackie Bradley

Nov 12, 2015 4:56 PM

Amid reports that Dave Dombrowski could break up the young outfield of the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners and Kansas City Royals have shown interest in Jackie Bradley, Jr.

Bradley is believed to be the most likely trade candidate if the Red Sox move a young outfielder. They also have Mookie Betts and Rusney Castilo.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Red Sox Interested In Aroldis Chapman?

Nov 12, 2015 8:32 AM

The Cincinnati Reds are willing to listen to offers and the Boston Red Sox may have interest in electric closer Aroldis Chapman.

The Red Sox are expected to inquire about most available pitchers and they have a deep pool of prospects from which to deal.

Chapman can become a free agent at the end of the 2016 season.

Ian Browne/MLB

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez On 'Same Page' Regarding First Base

Nov 10, 2015 6:37 AM

The Boston Red Sox met with Hanley Ramirez on Sunday night to confirm his willingness to play first base next season and discuss offseason weight loss.

Dave Dombrowski said team officials met with Ramirez and his agent, Adam Katz, for 45 minutes at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, the site of the Major League Baseball general manger's meetings.

"I told Hanley we're counting on him for big things next year," Dombrowski said. "I said, 'We're counting on you to be our first baseman,' and I asked him if he can play first base. He said, 'I can play shortstop. I can play first base. I can play third base.' He seemed comfortable with it."

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor

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Boston's Young Prospects Drawing Interest

Nov 10, 2015 6:29 AM

The Boston Red Sox have several highly-regarded young prospects in their system and Dave Dombrowski says they have drawn quite a bit of interest.

"Yes, I will say that unequivocally," Dombrowski said.

During his time with the Detroit Tigers, Dombrowski was known for moving young talent for proven Major League players.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Price Primed For $200 Million Contract, Blue Jays Won't Be In Play

Nov 9, 2015 8:07 AM

David Price is expected to receive a contract of around seven years and north of $200 million this offseason as perhaps the most coveted free agent on the market.

The Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox have already been linked to the left-hander.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that the Toronto Blue Jays won't be in play to re-sign him, no matter what other reports indicate.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Dombrowski: 'No Question' Bradley, Castillo Start For Red Sox In 2016

Nov 5, 2015 5:11 PM

Dave Dombrowski spoke about a wide range of topics during a radio appearance on Tuesday night on WEEI in Boston, including the Red Sox's starting outfield for next season.

"I would feel comfortable going into the season with them," Dombrowski said when asked about Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Rusney Castillo.

"I think they have the ability to be a real dynamic group together. ... Jackie Bradley and Rusney Castillo are in a spot where they showed a lot of good things, and there's no question they'll go into the season as our starting group. But they have to continue to grow like a lot of young players do. Jackie's one of the best defensive outfielders I think I've ever seen. So that's a plus, and Castillo's got the all-around game. But you look for young players to continue to grow and continue to work hard, which they do now. I think they want to be excellent players, so they'€™ll have to continue that growth spurt. They'll also be in a position where they're going to have make adjustments, because the league will adjust to them and expose their weak spots. They'll have to work hard to eliminate those weak spots and make the adjustments."

John Tomase/WEEI

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor

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Red Sox Exercise Buchholz's $13M Option

Nov 4, 2015 6:35 AM

The Boston Red Sox have exercised their $13 million option on the contract of Clay Buchholz for 2016.

Buchholz, 31, was 7-7 with a 3.26 ERA in 18 starts this year, striking out 107 and walking 23 in 113 1/3 innings.

His season was cut short by a strained right elbow that caused him to go on the disabled list on July 11.

Associated Press

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

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Red Sox Could Target Alex Gordon In Free Agency
Dave Dombrowski has said he's pleased with the Red Sox's position players, but there has been speculation that they could go after Alex Gordon in free agency.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Yankees Tried To Hire Ben Cherington
The Yankees called Ben Cherington about a job in their front office not long after he resigned as general manager of the Red Sox.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Ruben Amaro Jr. To Coach First-Base For Red Sox
Ruben Amaro Jr. is the former GM of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Dombrowski Expected To 'Blow Up' Red Sox Farm System
One rival executive expects Dave Dombrowski to blow up the Red Sox's farm system this offseason in search of Major League talent.

Jason Mastrodonato/Boston Herald

John Farrell's Cancer In Remission
The Red Sox have announced that post-treatment testing has revealed John Farrell is in remission from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.


Red Sox Will Consider Signing Johnny Cueto
Johnny Cueto has struggled with the Royals, but that may not keep the Red Sox from making a run at him in free agency this winter.

Jason Mastrodonato/Boston Herald

Red Sox Looking For 'Horse' For Starting Rotation
The Red Sox have made finding a front-line starter a priority this offseason.

Jason Mastrodonato/Boston Herald

Red Sox Could Pursue Matt Harvey
The Red Sox are in need of an ace and Dave Dombrowski, the club's new lead executive, loves hard-throwing pitchers.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Red Sox Tell Hanley Ramirez To Lose 15-20 Pounds
Hanley Ramirez is listed at 225 pounds, but he reported to spring training at 240.

Scott Lauber/Boston Globe

John Farrell To Remain Manager Of Red Sox In 2016
Torey Lovullo will return as bench coach for John Farrell.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Red Sox Had Hoped To Retain Jerry Dipoto
Jerry Dipoto evaluated Boston's minor-league talent as a consultant after he stepped down as general manager of the Angels.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Dombrowski Has Retained Several Red Sox Employees
In addition to hiring internal candidate Mike Hazen to be his general manager, Dave Dombrowski has retained several members of the Red Sox front office.

Peter Gammons

David Ortiz's 2016 Option Maxed Out At $16M
David Ortiz has had a productive second half of the season and turns 40 in November.

Zach Links/MLB Trade Rumors

Red Sox To Try Hanley Ramirez At First Base In 2016
Hanley Ramirez had an OPS of just .717 in 2015 and has become a liability on defense.

MLB Network Radio

Red Sox Hire Frank Wren As SVP Of Baseball Operations
The Red Sox announced on Friday that they have hired Frank Wren as their senior vice president of baseball operations.

Tony Lee/ESPN

Red Sox Name Mike Hazen General Manager
Mike Hazen has spent a decade in several areas of Boston's Major League operations, including player acquisitions, player evaluation, contract negotiations, major league scouting and pro scouting.


Boras Won't Rule Out Extension Talks For Xander Bogaerts
Scott Boras has a history of preferring to wait for his clients to reach free agency rather than potentially sacrificing money early in their careers.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Hanley Ramirez May Play First Base For Red Sox Soon
Hanley Ramirez has been working with Red Sox infield coach Brian Butterfield on manning the position.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Red Sox To Interview Quinton McCracken For GM Role
Ben Cherington stepped down as Boston's GM when Dave Dombrowski was hired as president last month.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Blue Jays, Red Sox To Play Exhibition Games In Montreal
The Red Sox and Blue Jays will meet for two exhibition games in Montreal's Olympic Stadium at the end of spring training in 2016.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

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