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Giants out on Lester

By The Sports Network, 1 year 8 months 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 year 8 months 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 year 9 months 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 announce Sandoval signing

By The Sports Network, 1 year 9 months 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 sign Ramirez, Sandoval

By The Sports Network, 1 year 9 months 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 closing in on deals for Ramirez, Sandoval

By The Sports Network, 1 year 9 months 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, 1 year 9 months 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, 1 year 9 months 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...

Napoli has surgery to treat sleep apnea

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 9 months ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox reported Tuesday that first baseman Mike Napoli underwent surgery to correct sleep apnea.The procedure -- called a bimaxillary advancement -- was performed earlier in the day at Massachusetts General Hospital by Dr. Leonard Kaban.Napoli is expected to return home by the end of the week.The bearded 33-year-old finished the 2014 season with a .248...

Red Sox decline 2015 option on Breslow

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 10 months ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox have declined the 2015 contract option on pitcher Craig Breslow.Breslow went 2-4 with a 5.96 ERA in 60 relief appearances for Boston this past season.The left-hander is 22-23 with a 3.20 ERA in 479 career games -- all in relief -- with the Padres (2005), Red Sox (2006; 2012-14), Indians (2008), Twins (2008-09), Athletics (2009-11) and...