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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...

Governor asks court to release 38 Studios grand jury records

Nov. 7, 2019 5:02 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is asking the state Supreme Court to release records from the grand jury investigation into the state's deal with a video game company owned by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. The Providence Journal reports Raimondo's senior counsel...

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...