Veteran shortstop Jose Iglesias is a free agent this MLB offseason. The 31-year-old had an underwhelming showing with the Los Angeles Angels in 2021, but he wound up spending the final month of the season with the Boston Red Sox, and he played really well there.
The Red Sox are one of several teams interested in free agent right-hander Marcus Stroman, according to MLB Trade Rumors’ Tim Dierkes. Per Dierkes, the Sox join the Angels, Cubs, Giants, and Mets as clubs who have expressed interest in Stroman.
The Boston Red Sox entered the offseason hoping to retain left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez. When that didn’t happen, the club had no choice but to start looking elsewhere for a rotation arm, and Steven Matz was one guy on Boston’s radar.
The Red Sox have lost out on Steven Matz, as the free agent left-hander has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract with the Cardinals that includes an additional $4 million in potential incentives, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers was named to the 2021 All-MLB Second Team on Tuesday night, as revealed on MLB Network. Devers was originally one of six Red Sox players selected as a finalist for the third annual All-MLB team earlier this month, joining teammates Xander Bogaerts, Kyle Schwarber, Enrique Hernandez, J.D.
The Red Sox have expressed interest in free agent reliever Jeurys Familia, according to WEEI’s Rob Bradford. Familia, 32, became a free agent earlier this month after wrapping up a three-year, $30 million deal with the Mets he originally signed in December 2018.
Cora returned to the Red Sox dugout after a one-year absence that came about after he was banned from the game for a year after commissioner Rob Manfred’s investigation into the Astros’ 2017 sign-stealing scandal.
Like most clubs, the Red Sox will be looking to upgrade their bullpen in various ways this winter. Of the 29 non-position players who made at least one relief appearance for the Sox this past season, only 11 remain on the team’s 40-man roster as of this moment.
The 2021 Arizona Fall League season came to a close on Saturday night, with the Mesa Solar Sox besting the Surprise Saguaros by a final score of 6-0 in the championship game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.