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The Red Sox on Monday declined team options on right-handed pitchers Scott Atchison and Dan Wheeler, general manager Ben Cherington announced in a news release. Atchison, 35, was with the Red Sox six times in 2011, making 17 appearances and posting a 1-0 record wtih a 3.26 ERA. He also pitched in 36 games with Pawtucket, where he went 6-2 with a 2.64 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 61 1/3 innings. He will remain on the club's 40-man roster. Wheeler, 33, appeared in 47 games with the Red Sox, posting a 2-2 record and 4.38 ERA.

Vote: Which Red Sox Free Agent Do You Most Want the Team to Sign?

Forty-eight years. That's the cumulative amount David Ortiz, Jonathan Papelbon, Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield have spent with the Boston Red Sox. In all likelihood, not all of them will be back in 2012. Each key free agent has had his unforgettable moments with the Red Sox. Papelbon, the shortest-tenured of the bunch, has saved 219 games and made four all-star teams in his...

Smart Move

The Red Sox and new GM Ben Cherington began their Hot Stove moves with a real no-brainer: they exercised the $6 million option they hold on Marco Scutaro for 2012.Scutaro was one of the few bright spots last September, and hit .299 for the season. With Jose Iglesias struggling at Pawtucket in 2011, it made sense to bring Marco back for another season.Here's more from Extra Bases.

Red Sox interested in Grady Sizemore

Reports have been circulating the rumor mill about the Red Sox having interest in often-injured outfielder Grady Sizemore. According to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald, Sizemore would be interested in a corner outfield position if it is the right fit. Now, the question remains, is Sizemore the right fit? There is an argument to be made for both sides. The bad: Sizemore has...

Red Sox interview Pete Mackanin for manager's job

The Boston Red Sox have interviewed Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin for their vacant managerial job. Mackanin is meeting with the media at Fenway Park on Monday night. The Red Sox are also scheduled to talk to Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum this week. Mackanin is looking to replace Terry Francona, who parted ways with the team after its unprecedented...

Red Sox Notes: Mike Maddux, Dale Sveum, Ortiz

Here are some links from New England while we wait for the Red Sox and Cubs to finally decide on compensation for Theo Epstein...'s Jon Heyman reports (on Twitter) that the Red Sox have not yet asked the Rangers for permission to interview pitching coach Mike Maddux, but he's seen as a likely candidate for their pitching coach job. In another tweet, Heyman says...

Red Sox interview Mackanin for managerial job

The Boston Red Sox have interviewed Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin for the club's open managerial position. Mackanin, the Phillies bench coach since 2009, met with Red Sox brass on Monday.Mackanin had two separate stints as interim manager with Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, going 53-53 in that time. Boston is scheduled to meet with Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach...

Warming up the computers: Statistical analysis will be prominent in Epstein rebuilding Cubs

CHICAGO -- Well, we probably never will know what Carmine thinks of the Cubs because Theo Epstein left his cherished...

Red Sox Pick Up Scutaro's 2012 Option

The Red Sox have exercised their $6MM option on Marco Scutaro for the 2012 season, tweets Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald.

Red Sox exercise option on shortstop Marco Scutaro

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have exercised their option on shortstop Marco Scutaro for the 2012 season.It's the team's first transaction since Ben Cherington took over as general manager.Sunday is Scutaro's 36th birthday.Scutaro hit a career-best .299 last season, second-best among qualifying AL shortstops. He also had a ...

October 31, 2011: And Now the Work Begins…

So its the 1st full week of no baseball (107 days to Pitchers and Catchers, and 157 Days to Opening Day, for those of you playing at home…), and the Sox are already hard at work, with 2 interviews scheduled so far this week to try and fill the impressive shoes of Tito Francona… Phillies’ Bench Coach Pete Mackanin and controversial former 3rd Base Coach Dale Sveum are the 1st...

Mackanin makes his case to Sox

As the Red Sox search for a manager, they almost certainly will not interview a candidate with more experience than Pete Mackanin, who was at Fenway Park yesterday to meet with team officials.
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