Latest Boston Red Sox News

PawSox to audition singers to perform the national anthem

Feb. 17, 2019 9:16 AM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox are looking for people to sing the national anthem during the upcoming 2019 season. The Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate is holding auditions from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Warwick Mall. Singers will have about two minutes before the judges to sing the...

What's the catch? Red Sox players decide on new or old glove

Feb. 16, 2019 5:02 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — It's early in spring training, time to get the new mitt ready. Or is it? For the World Series champion Boston Red Sox, some like the feel of new leather, some like it old. Some are superstitious and don't like change and others don't worry about that even after a great season. "A...

Even in bullpen age, several teams still built on starters

Feb. 15, 2019 8:04 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Forget about this bullpen obsession for a moment. Believe it or not, plenty of big league teams are still anchored by well-armed rotations. In this age of openers and closers, with relievers starting games and starters rarely finishing them, it might seem starting pitchers have...

Mookie Betts looks to follow up on title, MVP award

Feb. 14, 2019 4:42 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mookie Betts won a World Series in October, became a first-time dad nine days later, earned his first AL MVP award and was part of a team that won a professional bowling event. What can the 26-year-old do for an encore with the Boston Red Sox? "He can do whatever he wants in...

Boone hopes Yankees 'get to top of the mountain' in 2019

Feb. 14, 2019 11:16 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Boone kept tuning into postseason games, even after his New York Yankees were eliminated by Boston, and he watched the Red Sox win the World Series. "I don't know if it was to torture myself or what," the New York manager said Wednesday as pitchers and catchers reported for spring...

Red Sox expect Kimbrel closer to emerge from within roster

Feb. 13, 2019 3:24 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston expects its new closer to emerge from the current Red Sox roster. All-Star Craig Kimbrel turned down a $17.9 million qualifying offer from the World Series champions, and the seven-time All-Star remains a free agent. "Any time you say you're going to replace a player of Craig...

AP sources: Mets-Nats or Cubs-Cards for London in 2020

Feb. 8, 2019 2:21 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is considering one of two matchups for its 2020 series in London: New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals or Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals. Two people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press of the potential matchups. They spoke on condition...

Red Sox looking to close the deal on a World Series repeat

Feb. 7, 2019 4:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The goal is the same for the Boston Red Sox in 2019: finish the season flopping around on the pitcher's mound, celebrating another World Series title. All that's left is for them to figure out who's at the bottom of the pile. The defending champions head to spring training without a closer...

Rays confident they can build on last year's success

Feb. 7, 2019 3:28 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have a knack for defying the odds. The budget-minded franchise proved it doesn't necessarily have to have the largest payroll in baseball to win by thriving against big spenders in the challenging AL East from 2008 to 2013, earning four playoff berths over six...

What a (familiar) feeling: Boston fetes Super Bowl winners

Feb. 5, 2019 6:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — With cheers of "We want seven!" and "Next year, right here!" hundreds of thousands of jubilant fans jammed downtown Boston on Tuesday for a parade celebrating the New England Patriots' sixth Super Bowl title. A party atmosphere enveloped the city on the unseasonably mild day. Red, white and...