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The Red Sox are deep in their holiday shopping already, but they recently took some time out of their offseason pursuits to host their annual Christmas at Fenway celebration. The event gave Sox fans a chance to talk with front office and players, as all sides begin to look to the 2012 season with eager anticipation. See more in the video above from Red Sox Hot Stove Live.

Longest Current Battery Mates Leaving Boston Red Sox At Same Time?

The Boston Red Sox boast the longest running current battery mates in Major League Baseball in pitcher Tim Wakefield and catcher Jason Varitek, but it appears as if both players’ time in Beantown could be coming to an abrupt end at the same time. While nothing is yet official, the writing is clearly on the wall. If that were not evident enough before yesterday, the...

Lowrie & Weiland Sent To Houston

The Red Sox traded Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland to the Houston Astros for one-time Yankee prospect Mark Melancon.Houston used Melancon as a closer for most of 2011, and he had 20 saves, and 2.78 ERA in 74 1/3 innings.I would guess the Red Sox will use him as either the 8th inning or closer next season.After last season's debacle in September, I figured Weiland had no future in...

No Christmas Presents For Red Sox Fans

Imagine your parents saying, "You got some expensive presents for Christmas last year, so don't expect much under the tree this year."  That is exactly what Ben Cherington has been saying to Red Sox fans lately: Last offseason there were a couple of opportunities for us to make big deals that we thought were in the best interests of the team, and we did that with...

Red Sox Acquire Melancon for Lowrie/Weiland

<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">It may not send the sports pages a-buzzin’ but the Boston Red Sox made a fairly meaningful move today.  According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick they have dealt RHP Kyle Weiland and IF Jed Lowrie to Houston for reliever Mark Melancon.<span style="font-family: "Arial...

Love Me Tender

The Sox are finally throwing some switches.The Sox also tendered contract offers to their other unsigned players, including pitchers Alfredo Aceves, Daniel Bard and Franklin Morales along with position players Mike Aviles, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jed Lowrie, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.A tendered player is considered signed for 2012 for at least a one-year contract at a salary determined...

Report: Red Sox Sign Catcher Kelly Shoppach to One-Year, $1.35 Million Deal

The Red Sox have reportedly added a veteran backstop. According to Jerry Crasnick, the Sox have signed catcher Kelly Shoppach to a one-year deal with $1.35 million. Shoppach is pretty familiar with the organization, being drafted by the Sox in 2001 and making his major league debut with the team in 2005. Last year with Tampa Bay, he hit .176 with 11 homers and 22 RBIs in 87 games...

Red Sox-Shoppach deal likely ends Varitek era

BOSTON (AP) -- Kelly Shoppach and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $1.35 million, one-year contract that brings the free-agent catcher back to his original team.

Red Sox trade Lowrie, pen still needs help

ESPN Insider Keith Law breaks down the Jed Lowrie-Mark Melancon trade here, and I generally agree with his assessment: Lowrie still has upside, althou...

Red Sox bring back veteran catcher Shoppach

The Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a one-year major league contract with free-agent catcher Kelly Shoppach, the team confirmed Tuesday.

Source: Red Sox get Astros reliever Melancon

The Boston Red Sox have traded infielder Jed Lowrie and pitcher Kyle Weiland to the Houston Astros for relief pitcher Mark Melancon, a baseball source confirmed to

Astros, Red Sox good fit to wave the magic Wand(y)

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Astros land Lowrie, Weiland from Red Sox

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