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Vicente Padilla is the latest veteran pitcher the Red Sox are monitoring. The Nicaraguan newspaper El Nuevo Diario reports that Boston has shown interest in the 34-year-old pitcher. Padilla, a native of Nicaragua, has been playing in the country's winter league and has reportedly been throwing 95-96 mph. Padilla made nine appearances out of the bullpen for the Dodgers last season, recording three saves and posting a 4.15 ERA. His season ended abruptly in June, when he underwent surgery to repair a disk in his neck. One year before, Padilla was the Dodgers' Opening Day starter and wound up going...

2012 MLB Uniform Changes: Los Angeles Dodgers (New Patch)

The Dodgers have a minor change to their uniforms for the 2012 season by adding a new patch that celebrates the 50th season of Dodger Stadium: It’s not a surprise that this is a nice patch. In the last decade, the Dodgers have been known for making nice patches. Good work like always. Tweet

My Matt Kemp Pentafecta

First, it was Russell Martin. Now, Matt Kemp joins the Pentafecta Party. Let's get right to the fun.I'm going to mix up the order on this one, and I'll begin with a Kemp sig. UD Masterpieces is difficult to match in pure aesthetics. Add in a sweet action shot of Matt running the bases, a great design all-around, and an on-card auto, and hot damn! I really wanted to post...

University of Arizona to Honor Terry Francona During Basketball Game

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona will be honored by the University of Arizona during halftime of the Wildcats basketball game against Oregon on Saturday. The Tuscon Citizen reports that Francona's alma mater will be honoring his recent induction into the College Baseball Hall of fame. Andy Lopez, the current Arizona baseball coach, will be joined by former head coaches Jerry...

Dodgers P Hawksworth (elbow) out 4-6 weeks

Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Blake Hawksworth should be ready for major league competition well in advance of the team's April 5 season opener following arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday to remove a bone spur and scar tissue from his right elbow.

Bud Selig could be haunted by deal over Dodgers

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Bud Selig got a contract extension from baseball's owners Thursday. Frank McCourt voted...

Judge OKs settlement between Dodgers, Fox

A bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved a settlement between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Fox Sports that clears the way for a sale of the team.

The Plan and the Payroll

The Red Sox luxury tax payroll currently stands at about $130M.  When you add in projected arbitration awards for Ortiz, Ellsbury, Saltalamacchia, Bard, Bailey, and the bench players, that leaves the Red Sox with little to no room remaining under the luxury tax threshold.  As I’ve argued, the Red Sox offseason should be understood as a specifically structured and cleverly executed...

Red Sox Acquire Brad Emaus

The Red Sox acquired infielder Brad Emaus from the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the Rockies announced.

Judge Oks settlement between Dodgers, Fox Sports

WILMINGTON, DEL. (AP) - A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved a settlement between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Fox Sports that clears the way for a sale of the team.The judge approved the settlement at a hearing Wednesday, ending a contentious legal battle between the ball club and Fox.Under the ...

Sweeney takes Boston's $1.75 million, 1-year deal

Outfielder Ryan Sweeney has agreed to a $1.75 million, one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox .
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