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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 willing to listen to offers for virtually every player on their roster.
Boston’s farm system has strengthened over the past 12 months, partially because of prospects obtained from the Dodgers in the August blockbuster. Thus, the Red Sox can afford to move the necessary minor leaguers to bring back Masterson, Choo, or both.
An intriguing dynamic could develop if the Masterson talks intensify: He broke into the majors with the Red Sox in 2008, when Terry Francona was the Boston manager and John Farrell the Boston pitching coach. Last month, Francona was hired to manage the Indians while Farrell became the new skipper in Boston. Bo
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A report from Jon Paul Morosi of Fox yesterday stated that the Boston Red Sox have interest in starting pitcher Justin Masterson and outfielder Shin-Soo Choo of the Cleveland Indians. Jon Heyman of CBS also reported earlier this week that in addition to Masterson and Choo, teams were inquiring about shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and closer Chris Perez. But would it make sense for the...
On Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox made their first signing of the offseason but it wasn’t the big name ticket Boston fans were looking for. The team signed former Kansas City Royals backup outfielder Mitch Maier to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. Maier, who was 2003 first round pick by [...]
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...
Now that Jason Bay is gone, we can delve into some outfield options for the Mets. Will they make a big push to sign Melky Cabrera or Cody Ross? Will they attempt to re-sign Scott Hairston? Will they pursue a trade for Justin Upton or Shin-Soo Choo?
One outfielder who probably won’t be an option is Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the...
The Boston Red Sox have hired Juan Nieves to join John Farrell's staff as pitching coach.
Nieves, 47, spent 14 seasons in the Chicago White Sox organization, the last five as bullpen coach.
Over three seasons in the major leagues, Nieves had a 32-25 record and a 4.71 ERA with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was the first pitcher in Brewers history and first native of Puerto Rico...
A few more Red Sox notes that have developed as Tuesday rolls into Wednesday: -The Red Sox are NOT involved in the Justin Upton trade talks anymore, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Arizona wants a third baseman or shortstop back, and the Red Sox will not part with Will Middlebrooks or Jose Iglesias at [...]
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The last time Ben Cherington worked the general managers meetings in Frank Sinatra’s old stomping grounds was seven years ago, when he was job-sharing with co-GM Jed Hoyer. The duo laid the groundwork then...
The Boston Red Sox apparently are close to naming Juan Nieves their pitching coach. Nieves, a former major-league pitcher who threw a no-hitter with the Milwaukee Brewers, has worked as the Chicago White Sox's bullpen coach for the past five seasons and also in their minor-league system for nine years as a pitching coach. ESPN.com reported that new Red Sox manager John Farrell...
SALEM, Mass. — As the keynote speaker of the Salem State University speaker series, former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine had his chances.
A chance to finally speak out against the city and team that chased him out of a job.
A chance to speak his mind without any negative consequences from his former bosses.
A chance to get the last laugh.
But instead of doing what some people...
The Red Sox announced that Juan Nieves will join John Farrell's coaching staff as the new pitching coach. Nieves has never been a pitching coach in the majors but hid did spend five years as the White Sox bullpen coach. This will be the fourth pitching coach for the Red Sox in the last three years.
It's a terrifying concept, but CBS' Jon Heyman says the Red Sox are considering making a run at Josh Hamilton. The fact that it is "unlikely" gives me a little relief.
Hamilton's situation is well documented so I won't exhaust it here. Suffice it to say, I think it would be a tremendous mistake to sign him. Want proof? Texas, where he has thrived despite...
Ben Cherington has his work cut out for him to put together a competitive team this offseason. The manager is in place and so is most of the coaching staff; it was announced yesterday that Gary Tuck would remain as bullpen coach. The team will interview Rick Schu for the hitting coach position today. Now the focus turns to the players on the field.
Cody Ross, Jacoby Ellsbury...
In August the Red Sox traded their incumbent first baseman in Adrian Gonzalez, and have since been left with a gaping hole at the position.
That hole has yet to be filled as free agency begins in earnest, and suffice to say the Red Sox are looking at existing major-league options from outside the organization to fill that role. One of those options may be Adam LaRoche, who spent...
On Day 2 of the GM meetings, the names linked to the Red Sox are flying out of Indian Wells are coming at a very frequent clip. It looks like the Red Sox are looking at all options in an effort to help the team, as they try to fill needs at first base, the [...]