Latest Boston Red Sox News

Tatum (26 pts), Brown (21) help Celtics beat Denver 108-95

Dec. 6, 2019 11:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — It's been a long time since Boston fans went home unhappy. The Celtics remained perfect at home for the season, getting 26 points from Jayson Tatum and 21 from Jaylen Brown to beat the Denver Nuggets 108-95 on Friday night. Boston is 9-0 at the TD Garden, prolonging a city-wide streak in...

Osich will have $850K salary in majors, Hernández $650K

Dec. 5, 2019 7:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Left-hander Josh Osich will have an $850,000 salary while in the major leagues as part of his 2020 contract with the Boston Red Sox, and infielder Marco Hernández will have a $650,000 salary while with the big league club. Each would have a $225,000 salary if sent down to the minor...

Indians acquire veteran catcher Sandy León from Red Sox

Dec. 2, 2019 10:20 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians acquired veteran catcher Sandy León in a trade from the Red Sox and agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract. Cleveland sent minor league right-hander Adenys Bautista to Boston on Monday for the 30-year-old León, who has split his eight-year major league career...

Red Sox tender offer to Jackie Bradley Jr. for 2020

Dec. 2, 2019 8:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have tendered outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. a contract for the 2020 season, preserving their rights to him. The move means the sides can continue to negotiate or go to arbitration. The Red Sox did not tender contracts to infielder Marco Hernández or left-hander Josh...

MLB probing Astros back to ’17, ‘firm’ discipline possible

Nov. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons. After the conclusion of owners meetings Thursday, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB will “investigate...

Cherington on Pirates: scouting will drive success

Nov. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Cherington earned three World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox, the last as general manager of the 2013 club that raced from worst to first. The challenge that lies ahead for Cherington with the Pittsburgh Pirates will be different. The market is smaller. So are the resources...

AP source: Pirates agree to hire Ben Cherington as GM

Nov. 15, 2019 4:40 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates have agreed to hire Ben Cherington as their general manager, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement had not been announced. Pittsburgh scheduled a news conference on...

La Russa joins Angels as senior adviser for baseball ops

Nov. 12, 2019 6:37 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tony La Russa has been hired by the Los Angeles Angels as senior adviser for baseball operations. Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Tuesday that La Russa will assist in all areas, including evaluations of players and minor-league development. La Russa recently was with the...

Red Sox say Pedroia hopes to return next season

Nov. 12, 2019 1:06 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dustin Pedroia is hoping to return to the Boston Red Sox next year after playing in just nine games during the past two seasons because of his injured left knee. "Every indication I've gotten is that he's feeling good and intending on playing," Chaim Bloom, Boston's new chief...

Mayor: Roxbury residents support 'Nubian Square' name change

Nov. 6, 2019 6:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An effort to rename the square in a historically black Boston neighborhood to Nubian Square isn't dead, despite the failure of a citywide referendum. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh said Wednesday that voters in the Roxbury neighborhood, where the name change is being proposed, overwhelmingly...