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The Red Sox have bolstered their offense by adding Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino and Jonny Gomes. There’s still work to be done, however, and it all starts with the team’s pitching staff.
As it stands, the Sox have some holes in their rotation, and you can bet Ben Cherington would like to add a hurler or two before Opening Day. If that is, in fact, the route Cherington goes in, he’d be wise to take a gander at either Kyle Lohse or Edwin Jackson.
Lohse is coming off a career year with the Cardinals in which he went 16-3 with a 2.86 ERA. The 34-year-old is believed to be seeking a three-year deal, but if Boston can get him at the right price, it should take a flier. Lohse is a sinkerballer who would bring stability to the rotation, especially if he can replicate his 2012 performance.
Edwin Jackson, while coming off a less impressive year, is another interesting option to consider. Despite going 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA last season, the 29-year-old righty has shown flashes of being a solid...
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Could Mike Napoli's deal with the Boston Red Sox be in jeopardy?
The Red Sox anticipated introducing Napoli at a news conference Tuesday, according to major-league sources, but did not go forward with the event.
Napoli, 31, reached agreement with the Red Sox on Dec. 3 on a three-year, $39 million free-agent contract, pending a physical.
Initial reports from ESPN.com and the...
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Mike Napoli is set to go to Boston on a three-year deal worth $39 million. Or is he? The two sides were supposed to get together for a press conference, that never happened. ESPN reported that Napoli was to undergo a physical Dec. 5. Ken Rosenthal reports that the physical was taken more recently. Neither Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington nor Napoli’s agent, Brian Grieper...
Over the weekend David Ortiz hit the links with some friends, but it wasn’t just another typical round of golf.
Ortiz hosted his annual golf tournament in his native Dominican Republic, inviting his celebrity friends to join him in raising money for Big Papi’s Children’s Charity. In fact, Ortiz says that the Red Sox’ overall mission to give back to the community is one of...
David Ortiz gathered teammates old and new over the weekend for his charity golf tournament.
But while most players were lining up shots for a good cause, some were also ready to tee off on former Boston manager Bobby Valentine.
“Hopefully, we go back to a normal year and we don’t have that much controversy and stuff going on,” Ortiz said while talking about recovering from...
Jon Lester's name has popped up in trade rumors off and on since the end of the season. He has not been anywhere near one of the hottest rumors on the hot stove this offseason, but it is possible the Boston Red Sox could trade him. However, John Tomase of the Boston Herald suggests that would be a bad move.
Lester has been a workhorse for the Red Sox. That obviously...
Gary DiSarcina, the former Angels shortstop who was recently promoted to special assistant to General Manager Jerry Dipoto, confirmed Tuesday that he is leaving the organization to manage the Boston Red Soxs triple-A team at Pawtucket, R.I.
DiSarcina spent the 2012 season as the teams minor league field coordinator after serving as a special assistant to former Angels GM Tony Reagins...
David Ortiz loves giving back to the community.
While Big Papi is best known for his moon shots that sail into the Fenway Park stands, Ortiz is also a prominent humanitarian. For the fifth time, he organized the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic held on Saturday in his native Dominican Republic.
In the previous four editions of the tournament, Ortiz has raised $750,000 for the David...
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A newly acquired Red Sox player usually comes to Boston for a physical and officially signs the contract. Then, the player is introduced at a Fenway Park press conference.
It seems like for days now the Red...
With Zack Greinke finally off the market, teams will now key in on free agent pitchers Kyle Lohse, Ryan Dempster, Edwin Jackson and Anibal Sanchez.
The best of these pitchers is undoubtedly Kyle Lohse who is coming off another solid season and is now drawing interest from the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels, but that list could grow now to include the Toronto Blue...
The Red Sox have an obvious need for a fifth starter — not necessarily a No. 5 starter — and they’re willing to exhaust all of their options in looking to solidify their rotation.
Boston has shown an interest in Ryan Dempster, Kyle Lohse, Francisco Liriano, Shaun Marcum and Anibal Sanchez, according to Sean McAdam of Comcast Sports Net. The Red Sox are still looking to sign...
According to a report from FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, the Boston Red Sox deal with free agent catcher Mike Napoli may have hit some snags and the deal could be in jeopardy. Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox press conference to introduce Mike Napoli was supposed to have happened Tuesday, but no such press conference took [...]
The Reds are trying to round out their roster, the Tigers are searching for another starter, and Mike Napoli might not join the Red Sox after all.