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Red Sox send Cespedes to Detroit for Porcello

By The Sports Network, 6 days 10 hours 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, 6 days 10 hours 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 week 1 day 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 week 5 days 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, 2 weeks 1 day 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, 3 weeks 1 day 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...

Red Sox announce Sandoval signing

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox have confirmed that the team has come to terms with 2012 World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval on a five- year contract. Multiple media outlets reported Monday that the former San Francisco Giants third baseman had agreed to a five-year deal worth $95 million with the Red Sox, who also landed three-time All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez with a...

Red Sox closing in on deals for Ramirez, Sandoval

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 2 days ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox are apparently set to make a big splash in free agency, as reports indicate that both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval have agreed to multi-million dollar contracts. Numerous media outlets, including Fox Sports, said Ramirez will sign a deal worth $90 million over five years, while CBSSports.com has reported that Sandoval will earn close to $100...

Report: Red Sox offer Sandoval contract

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 4 days ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox have offered free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval a five-year deal, according to a report. A Major League source, per the Boston Globe, stated that the offer is for $95 million. The switch-hitting third baseman, considered one of the top hitting free agents, helped the San Francisco Giants win their third World Series title in the...

Red Sox claim Juan Francisco off waivers

By The Sports Network, 4 weeks 10 hours ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox claimed infielder Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. Francisco, 27, spent this past season with the Toronto Blue Jays after being released by the Milwaukee Brewers in March. In 320 plate appearances split between first base, third base and designated hitter, Francisco batted .220 with 16 home runs and...