Found November 08, 2012 on
There are rumblings of a potential trade between the Red Sox and Indians.
FOXSports’ Jon Paul Morosi reports the Red Sox have shown interest in acquiring starter Justin Masterson –– who started his career in Boston’s farm system –– and outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the Indians.
Red Sox manager John Farrell is already familiar with Masterson’s work. As a pitching coach for Boston, he tutored and trained Masterson as the pitcher tallied a 9-8 record with a 3.67 ERA in two seasons with the team.
Last season, Masterson posted a 11-15 record with a 4.93 ERA and racked up 159 strikeouts. But former Red Sox manager and current Indians skipper Terry Francona could make a case for keeping Masterson with the club.
As for Choo, he’d be a candidate to fill one of the corner outfield vacancies for the Red Sox. In 155 games last year, the Korean outfielder delivered 16 home runs and 67 RBIs while hitting .283.
Choo is also known for his solid defense, which is an intriguing factor given the trick...
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Obviously this entire conversation is based upon the assumption that the Indians will make a trade or two this off-season. It also assumes that at least one of those players traded will be Shin-Soo Choo, Asdrubal Cabrera or Chris Perez. If that assumption seems faulty, then read no further. I’ll wait… … Assuming you’re still reading, I think it could end up being a little...
The Indians might be shopping some of their players. The newest rumor has the Red Sox interested in Shin-Soo Choo, whom the Indians have under team control for one more year of arbitration. Assuming the team won’t be in contention for the division title next year — they haven’t had a winning season since 2007 and, in related news, their starting staff has the second-worst FIP...
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona could be sending some of his current players to his old team.
Earlier this week, reports circulated which called the Indians the “center of trade activity.” Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi piles on to the latest slew of rumors surrounding the team, stating that the Tribe’s front office is in talks that could send outfielder Shin-Soo Choo...
The Boston Red Sox have expressed interest in acquiring right-handed starter Justin Masterson and outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the Cleveland Indians, major-league sources said.
It’s not clear how advanced the talks are, but the fit is obvious: The Red Sox have the ability to take on payroll after unloading roughly $250 million in contracts three months ago, and the Indians are...
According to Jon Heyman, the Cleveland Indians are not opposed to trading some of their best players such as Asdrubal Cabrera, Justin Masterson and Chris Perez. But the one player on the Indians that the Mets should have on their radar is outfielder Shin-Soo Choo.
The Mets are going into the 2013 season with the always hustling but never producing Jason Bay in left, your guess...
Johnny Damon is heading to the World Baseball Classic, but not as a member of the United States.
Instead, he’ll be playing for Thailand as the small Asian country looks to qualify for the 2013 event. While on the surface it might appear that Damon is stretching the rules a bit to find a way to keep playing, a closer look at things reveals that, in fact, Thailand is a pretty fitting...
Johnny Damon hasn't decided whether he will continue his major league career.
But he's still playing baseball at the moment - for Team Thailand.
Damon, 39, will suit up for the Thai national baseball team during the World Baseball Classic qualifier at Xinzhuang Stadium in New Taipei City, Taiwan, held Nov. 15-18. Damon is eligible to play for the team because his mother...
Born: May 25, 1985
Drafted: 9th Round, 281st Overall, 2006 (Indians)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: Kansas State University
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have signed infielder Luis Hernandez to a minor league contract and re-signed right-hander Hector Rondon.
Both deals include invitations to spring training.
Hernandez spent most of 2012 with Texas' Triple-A affiliate. The 28-year-old batted .262 with eight homers and 70 RBIs in 129 games. He played 113 games at shortstop and 15 at second...
Grady Sizemore, a player once regarded as an up-and-coming, five-tool superstar, is reportedly eyeing a return to the diamond in 2013, and the Red Sox are apparently doing their homework.
The Red Sox have “checked in” on Sizemore, according to the Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman.
Now, teams tend to do a lot of “checking in” this time of year, but it’s an interesting...
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Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Red Sox have inquired on a couple of Cleveland's finest: Justin Masterson and Shin-Soo Choo.
As Morosi states, there's a lot of logic in Boston and Cleveland matching up on trades. The Sox finally have a relatively well-stocked farm system, and the Indians probably aren't making a serious run at contending for the next year or...