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BoSox swap Middlebrooks for Hanigan

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres have made a deal. On Friday night, the BoSox formally announced the acquisition of catcher Ryan Hanigan in exchange for third baseman Will Middlebrooks. The Padres picked up Hanigan from Tampa Bay as part of the 11-player deal consummated earlier on Friday that also landed them outfielder Wil Myers. However, San...

BoSox acquire Varvaro from Braves

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox acquired right-handed pitcher Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations on Wednesday. Varvaro, 30, was 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA in 61 relief appearances last season for the Braves. Over the last two seasons with Atlanta, Varvaro is 6-4 with a 2.74 ERA and...

Red Sox, D-backs consummate Miley deal

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - After being spurned by Jon Lester the Boston Red Sox continued to bolster their rotation, making an official announcement on Friday of the acquisition of Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Sox gave up right-handers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster along with minor-league infielder Raymel Flores. Miley struggled last season, going 8-12 with a...

Red Sox bring Masterson back to Boston

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox continued to be active on Thursday, as they signed right-hander Justin Masterson to a one- year deal. Boston also acquired righty Rick Porcello from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday and are apparently working toward a deal that would also land them lefty Wade Miley. USA Today reported that Masterson will earn $9 million this season....

Red Sox send Cespedes to Detroit for Porcello

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox have traded outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and a pair of minor leaguers to the Detroit Tigers for right- handed pitcher Rick Porcello. "We're thrilled to be adding an All-Star to our team in Yoenis Cespedes," said Tigers president, CEO and general manager David Dombrowski. "Cespedes is a dynamic all-around player who hits for power, provides...

Red Sox, D-backs working toward Miley deal

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - After being spurned by Jon Lester the Boston Red Sox continued to bolster their rotation on Thursday, as they acquired Wade Miley from the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-handers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster. Numerous outlets have reported that the deal is close to being finalized. Boston, which has also acquired Rick Porcello and Justin...

Giants out on Lester

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
San Diego CA (SportsNetwork.com) - We now know at least one team that won't be winning the Jon Lester sweepstakes. Lester informed the World Series champion San Francisco Giants on Tuesday that he would not be signing with the team. Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans told reporters that Lester called him and thanked the team for their interest in him. "We did not receive a...

Dodgers claim Lavarnway from Boston

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway from the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox designated Lavarnway for assignment late last month after signing Pablo Sandoval and former Dodger Hanley Ramirez as free agents. Lavarnway appeared in 97 games for the Red Sox from 2011-14, batting .201 with five homers and 34 runs batted in. The 27-...

Red Sox part with Juan Francisco

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox's relationship with Juan Francisco is over after 13 days. The Red Sox said Tuesday they would not tender a contract to the infielder, who was claimed off waivers from Toronto on Nov. 19 and then designated for assignment last Tuesday when Boston landed star free agents Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. Francisco, 27, spent this past...

Red Sox sign Ramirez, Sandoval

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 days ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox signed star free agents Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to multi-year contracts Tuesday, announcing the deals separately in the span of about 5 1/2 hours. Ramirez returns to the team that originally signed him as a 16-year-old from the Dominican Republic in 2000, inking a four-year deal reportedly worth $88 million. Sandoval, less...