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The Red Sox officially announced Thursday that they have signed reliever Craig Breslow to a two-year contract with a club option for 2015.
Breslow, who had been eligible for arbitration, made 63 combined appearances between the Diamondbacks and Red Sox last season, and went 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 63 1/3 innings. The left-hander went 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 23 appearances after arriving in Boston via a trade with the Diamondbacks just prior to the July 31 trade deadline.
Breslow held opponents to a .206 average (14-for-68), including a .184 mark (7-for-38) against left-handed hitters, with the Red Sox in 2012, and he figures to be the team’s lefty specialist going forward.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports have indicated that Breslow will earn $2.325 million in 2013 and $3.825 million in 2014. The club option for 2015 is reportedly worth $4 million.
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Life is good in Boston. Pedro Martinez and Jason Varitek have re-signed and everyone is hopeful for 2007. Wait, I've heard that line before. Well, although its 2013, Pedro and Varitek are both being signed by Boston, but this time it is as Special Assistants to the General Manager. While we fans are excited to see two legends come back and help their old team, what will this...
I'm a man of my word and as promised here's a quick preview of the 2013 Red Sox starting rotation. Keep in mind this isn't an in depth Jeremy Schaap-esque report (that guy can pull a story), but rather a glancing look at what was, what is and what might be in store for the Red Sox starting rotation.
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Pedro Martinez has returned to the Boston Red Sox.
On Thursday, Martinez, a three-time Cy Young Award winner and eight-time All-Star, who spent seven seasons in Boston, was brought back to the franchise. He will serve as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington.
Martinez became a Red Sox starting pitcher in 1998 and was a key cog in the 2004 team that brought a World...
According to a report from WEEI’s Rob Bradford on Friday, Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish will likely undergo surgery on an unspecified ailment and miss the entirety of spring training. According to Bradford, the ailment is not to Kalish’s neck, which has been an issue for the outfielder throughout the past year.
Kalish underwent two separate neck surgeries in 2012, one on a...
Boston is freezing and Opening Day is still more than two months away, but Fenway Park already has a baseball feel to it.
That’s because the Red Sox will be hosting the Winterfest Video Game Tournament at the ballpark on Saturday, Jan. 26. The event, which will transform the Fenway Park suites into an arcade, will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The bracket-style tournament will feature...
The Red Sox have some serious talent down in the minor leagues, and on Friday a selection of that Triple-A talent gathered at Pawtucket for media day.
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It’s now going on nine years since the Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino and captured the franchise’s first World Series title in 86 years.
While David Ortiz remains the last Red Sox from the 2004 team, on Thursday it was announced the Pedro Martinez would be returning to Boston as a special assistant.
With Jason Varitek also joining the front office last season, it begs...
Today the Red Sox announced that Pedro “Peety” Martinez
would be rejoining the Red Sox organization as a special assistant to the
general manager. I don’t know what a “special assistant to the general manager”
does exactly, but I’m stoked to have him back in Beantown. I won’t speak on
behalf of the entire Red Sox Nation (although I could and most of the time
As reported earlier this morning by Anthony Aidonidis the Red Sox pitching staff will report to
the Sox spring training facility in Ft. Meyers ahead of
their mandated February 12th date. This has to be an encouraging sign
for newly minted manager John Farrell as the Sox attempt to turn the page on a
disappointing 2012 season.
RedSox.com is reporting that manager...
The fellas over at MLB.com's Hot
Stove discuss the upcoming 2013 Red Sox season. Analysts Jim Duquette (Yes the same Duquette family that infiltrated the Sox organization in years past) and Marlon
Anderson give a fair and honest assessment of the Sox leading up to
spring training in Fort Myers, Florida.
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The Red Sox and Pirates seem to be good trading partners this off-season. A big deal at the end of December brought Joel Hanrahan already to Boston.
If the two sides keep the communications open there might be another deal to be made.
The Pirates are the ones to start the latest rumor that Garrett Jones...
Turns out, Bo knows all about Mike Napoli's hip problem. A physical exam administered by the Boston Red Sox in December showed that Napoli is afflicted by "avascular necrosis," the slugger revealed Jan. 22 after finalizing a greatly reduced contract to be the team's primary first baseman. The medical condition, which can lead to bone death and degeneration, exists...
With pitchers and catchers reporting to Fort Myers, Florida for spring training February 10th, the Boston Red Sox are primed to put their past three dismal seasons behind them and get back to American League East royalty. Though the Sox recent seasonal campaigns have left a bad taste in the mouth of Red Sox Nation, fans must be patient and realize the MLB season varies spontaneously...
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Now his return to the field will revolve around mentoring young pitchers
in Boston's minor league camp, as well as being a resource for the big
league team, available to step in wherever he might be needed...