Found December 13, 2011 on Boston Herald Sports:
PLAYERS: Matt Albers
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox signed right-handed reliever Matt Albers to a one-year deal last night, avoiding arbitration with him....

Red Sox ink C Shoppach

The Boston Red Sox have reached an agreement with catcher Kelly Shoppach on a one-year, $1.35 million deal. Shoppach hit .176 with 11 home runs and 22 RBIs in 87 games with Tampa Bay last season, his second with the club. The 31-year-old was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2001 draft. Veteran Jason Varitek's days as everyday catcher appear be over...

Dwight Evans: Hall of Fame Individual

Dwight Evans is one of the most beloved players in Red Sox history. Known for his class and dignity almost as much as for what he did on the field, the man affectionately known as “Dewey” played more games in a Red Sox uniform than anyone except Carl Yastrzemski. A member of the star-crossed 1975 and 1986 teams, he also played in some of Boston’s most-memorable games. An underrated...

Lowrie Traded to Astros for Mark Melancon

Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland are headed to Houston for pitcher Mark Melancon.   The move gives the Red Sox several options to choose from for a closer.  Melancon saved twenty games for the Astros last year so he will be in the mix with Jenks and Bard to fill the hole left by Papelbon's departure. The move also signals that the Red Sox are confident that Iglesias will be the...

Dirty Ballplayer, Bad Prognosticator

In a piece picked up by more than one newspaper in December 1911, Ty Cobb predicted his Tigers would win the American League crown in 1912. We all know how that turned out. His prediction of the final order of teams was: Detroit, Philly, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, NY, Washington, St. Louis. Despite Ty's .409 average in 1912, the Tigers would finish in 6th place at 69-84, 36...

Tek: Please Retire

The Red Sox announced they have come to terms with former Rays,Indians and Red Sox catcher Kelly Shoppach on a one-year deal. He will most likely backup Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and his presence means one thing: Jason Varitek's time in Boston is most likely over.Shoppach didn't hit much for the Rays last season, but he did throw out 41% of all the base runners attempting to...

AL East Links: Rasmus, Jays, Scott, Red Sox, Madson

Some links from the AL East... The Blue Jays have sent the Cardinals cash considerations rather than players to be named later to complete this summer's Colby Rasmus trade, reports Gregor Chisholm (Twitter links). St. Louis was supposed to received three players to be named later in the deal. Chisholm also reports that the Blue Jays intend to go with five outfielders...

Source: Red Sox bring back catcher Shoppach

The Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a one-year major league contract with free-agent catcher Kelly Shoppach, a baseball source told The deal is expected to be announced sometime Tuesday.

HBT: Red Sox acquire Melancon for Lowrie, Weiland

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