Latest Boston Red Sox News

Red Sox slugger Ortiz on track for baseball hall election

Jan. 21, 2022 12:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s Big Papi appears headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame -- no last-minute walk-off needed. The Red Sox slugger looks to be on track for induction in Cooperstown this summer, riding the strength of his on- and off-field achievements to overcome stigmas that...

Former Cubs, Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester announces retirement

Jan. 12, 2022 11:55 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester, a durable left-hander who won three World Series titles during 16 years in the majors, has announced his retirement. Lester, who turned 38 on Friday, finishes with a 200-117 record and a 3.66 ERA in 452 career games, including 451 starts. He also has been...

Massachusetts tops 1 million COVID cases as omicron surges

Dec. 28, 2021 18:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — More than 1 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Massachusetts, according to state Department of Public Health data released Tuesday, as the omicron variant drives the latest surge in numbers. With 9,228 cases announced Tuesday, the total number of cases...

One of a kind: Ohtani wins AP Male Athlete of Year award

Dec. 28, 2021 15:30 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Most of the time in professional sports, it's easy to think it's all been done before. With so many finetuned athletes constantly pushing each other to the peak of human potential, we can experience unprecedented demonstrations of sporting brilliance every...

COVID outbreaks at UVa, BC scuttle Fenway, Military bowls

Dec. 26, 2021 21:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Fenway Bowl and Military Bowl were both canceled due to the pandemic on Sunday as coronavirus outbreaks at Virginia and Boston College forced them to call off their postseason plans. The game scheduled for Wednesday at Fenway Park was to pit the Cavaliers against...

D-backs revamp front office, add former Cubs exec McLeod

Dec. 16, 2021 18:26 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks announced more than two dozen changes to their front office staff Thursday, including the addition of veteran baseball operations executive Jason McLeod. McLeod's title is Special Assistant to D-backs Executive Vice President & General...

MLB's Michael Teevan earns Fishel Award for PR excellence

Dec. 10, 2021 15:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Teevan, Major League Baseball's vice president of communications, has won the sport's Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence. Teevan, 42, was a communications intern for the Boston Red Sox from 2000-02, then joined the commissioner's office...

Hurdle joins Rockies as special assistant to general manager

Dec. 09, 2021 15:57 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are bringing Clint Hurdle back to serve as a special assistant to general manager Bill Schmidt. Hurdle, who managed the Rockies to the World Series in 2007, will help with player development and the amateur draft in his new role. ...

Red Sox sign LHPs Hill, Paxton, trade Renfroe for JBJ

Dec. 02, 2021 11:32 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox signed free agent left-handers Rich Hill and James Paxton on Wednesday night and reacquired outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Milwaukee in a trade that sent outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Brewers. The flurry of moves came just a few...

Red Sox owners reach agreement to buy Pittsburgh Penguins

Nov. 29, 2021 17:09 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle rescued the Pittsburgh Penguins out of bankruptcy more than 20 years ago, a decision that helped turn the team into one of the NHL's marquee franchises. The Penguins' spot in Pittsburgh secure for years to come and with...