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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...

MadBum gets qualifying offer, Martinez stays with Red Sox

Nov. 4, 2019 10:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was among 10 free agents who received $17.8 million qualifying offers from their former teams on Monday, a move that likely will decrease demand for the 30-year-old left-hander. Bumgarner, the 2014 World Series MVP, went 9-9 with a 3.90 ERA over 34 starts this year after...

Martinez declines to opt out of contract, stays with Red Sox

Nov. 4, 2019 6:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez has decided to stay in Boston instead of becoming a free agent, declining an option that would have voided the last three years of the contract he signed after teams had reported to spring training in 2018. The move saves the Red Sox from shopping for a...

Castillo declines to opt out of Red Sox contract

Nov. 3, 2019 1:15 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — To the surprise of no one, outfielder Rusney Castillo declined to opt out of his contract with the Boston Red Sox and will remain in their minor league system. Castillo agreed to a $72.5 million, seven-year contract in 2014 and has not appeared in a major league game since 2016. He could have...

World Series goes 7 games but averages as third-least viewed

Oct. 31, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

This year's World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros went the distance but finished as the third-least viewed. The series averaged 13.91 million viewers according to national numbers from Nielsen, which is down 1.3% from last year, when the Boston Red Sox defeated the Dodgers in five games...

Red Sox name Dave Bush pitching coach

Oct. 31, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — New Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom is filling out the team's coaching staff, promoting Dave Bush to pitching coach and Kevin Walker as his assistant. Bloom and manager Alex Cora also named Peter Fatse as assistant hitting coach and hired Rey Fuentes as mental skills coordinator on...

Red Sox introduce Chaim Bloom as new baseball boss

Oct. 28, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Theo Epstein won two World Series with the Red Sox and burned out in Boston after nine years. Ben Cherington won one, too, and was gone less than two years later. Dave Dombrowski lasted less than a year after riding through the streets of Boston in a celebratory duck boat parade. All he did...

Former major league umpire Chuck Meriwether dies at 63

Oct. 26, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former major league umpire Chuck Meriwether, who was behind the plate when the Boston Red Sox ended their championship drought in 2004, died Saturday. He was 63. Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement hours before Game 4 of the World Series. Meriwether had been ill with cancer and...

AP source: Red Sox to hire Rays' Bloom as top baseball exec

Oct. 25, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have hired Tampa Bay Rays executive Chaim Bloom as their new chief baseball officer, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because Major League Baseball doesn't like teams to make...