Found December 28, 2012 on
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Ivan De Jesus
Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
The Baltimore Orioles rode a historic performance from their bullpen to the postseason. Let's just say the Boston Red Sox were inspired. While much attention has been paid to the various free agent signings throughout the lineup (Shane Victorino, Stephen Drew, Jonny Gomes, et al.) and in the rotation (Ryan Dempster), the Red Sox also have quietly bolstered one of the few decent units from 2012: the relief corps. That group got a further boost when the Sox completed a six-player trade with the Pirates to acquire closer Joel Hanrahan and infield prospect Brock Holt for right-handed reliever Mark Melancon, first baseman/outfielder Jerry Sands, infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. and right-handed pitching prospect Stolmy Pimentel. Manager John Farrell immediately tabbed Hanrahan as the team's closer, with incumbent Andrew Bailey shifting to the eighth inning. Add veteran Koji Uehara to a group that already includes the intriguing Junichi Tazawa and the emerging Andrew Miller, ...
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"I haven't really thought about how it affects my situation," said
Bard of the Hanrahan acquisition. "I know I have a lot to prove coming
into spring training, and I'm getting ready...
Today the Boston Red Sox finalized their one-year, $9.5M deal with shortstop Stephen Drew. Forgetting for a moment the painful memories dredged up by having a Drew on the roster, this is yet another strange acquisition. While Drew has some lingering upside, he’s clearly not the high-end player many thought he’d become. Nor is $9.5M chump change. As they did with Shane...
The Boston Red Sox officially announced their acquisition of
Joel Hanrahan yesterday and named the veteran as their closer entering the 2013
season. Boston acquired Andrew Bailey last offseason, a player they expected to
be their closer of the future. It’s now unclear what the future holds for
Bailey, who will enter spring as the Red Sox setup man to Hanrahan, reports Jon...
Buried in the news that the Red Sox had acquired yet another closer in dealing for Pittsburgh’s Joel Hanrahan was the knowledge that a one-time closer-in-training still waits in the Boston system.
That’s because Daniel Bard, who was once considered likely to take the ninth-inning reins from Jonathan Papelbon, is far from major league dominance after a mess of a season. Bard was...
Nine days after shortstop Stephen Drew and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a one-year, $9.5 million deal, the contract was finalized Wednesday. Drew, 29, split last season between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Oakland Athletics. He became a free agent when the A's rejected a $10 million mutual option on his contract in October. Instead, Drew received a $1.35 million buyout...
The Red Sox certainly improved their bullpen this winter.
In addition to guys with closing experience like Andrew Bailey and Alfredo Aceves, the team added more live arms in Joel Hanrahan and Koji Uehara. That gives Boston one of the deepest bullpens in the American League, but is it the best?
The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham think so, but his colleague Nick Cafardo disagrees,...
The Boston Red Sox have completed a six player deal that will bring Joel Hanrahan to the team in exchange for Mark Melancon and prospects. It is a deal that was first reported last weekend, but has now been consummated and made official on Wednesday.
The Red Sox have made no secret that Hanrahan will serve as the team’s closer, and that there will be no competition between he and...
The Red Sox might be doing their homework in case their reported deal with Mike Napoli falls through. It doesn’t mean they’re going to get the same grade.
Reports are starting to surface that the Sox are talking with free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, just in case they’re unable to finalize the deal with Napoli that was first reported more than three weeks ago. But while...
In an offseason in which many Boston Red Sox fans thought Jose Iglesias would be the opening day shortstop for the team in 2013, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon that Stephen Drew was signed to a 1-year deal worth $ 9.5 million (with an extra $500,000 in incentives). The signing means that Iglesias presumably [...]
IVAN DE JESUS
Born: May 1, 1987
Drafted: 2nd Round, 51st overall, 2005 (Dodgers)
How acquired: Trade (from Red Sox)
High School: American Military Academy (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico)
Agent: MDR Sports Management
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De Jesus is the son of the long-time major league...
Born: September 28, 1987
Drafted: 25th Round, 757th Overall, 2008 (Dodgers)
How Acquired: Trade (from Red Sox)
College: Catawba College
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Sands set records for HRs, walks and slugging in Division 2, but still lasted until the 25th round...
The Boston Red Sox are pursuing free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, according to a report from SB Nation Boston's Jen Royle. LaRoche is seeking a three-year deal, despite having multiple two-year offers on the table. One of those offers is from the Washington Nationals, the team which LaRoche spent the previous two seasons. The 33-year-old batted .271 with 33 home runs...