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Morton to Rays and a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings

Dec. 13, 2018 4:48 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An All-Star starter to the relief-reliant Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade and a Scott Boras sighting. Intrigue at the winter meetings, but not much impact. Not yet, anyway. Charlie Morton was the top name to switch teams Wednesday, joining Tampa Bay for a $30 million, two-year deal after...

Champion Red Sox not looking to cut top payroll in majors

Dec. 11, 2018 7:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The champion Boston Red Sox aren't looking to cut the biggest payroll in the big leagues. After exceeding all three luxury tax thresholds paid off in a World Series title, the Red Sox anticipate going over the levels again next year even though they're increasing. Red Sox president of...

Eovaldi wanted to remain in Red Sox rotation, not relieve

Dec. 10, 2018 4:56 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi loved what he started in Boston — emphasis on started. "There were a lot of teams that reached out, wanted me to be a closer," he said. "I view myself as a starter, and that's something I've always done my entire career. And I enjoy doing that. So if I had that...

Eovaldi agrees to $68 million, 4-year deal with Red Sox

Dec. 7, 2018 11:44 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi's marathon relief performance in Game 3 of the World Series is a moment that will resonate in Red Sox history. Boston rewarded him with a $68 million, four-year contract. "We're very happy to have Nathan back with us," Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski...

Absent Eovaldi steals show at Red Sox video premiere

Dec. 3, 2018 9:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Free agent Nathan Eovaldi was the star of the Red Sox 2018 World Series highlight video, and he didn't even have to attend the red carpet premiere. The erstwhile starter, who pitched six innings in relief in the team's 18-inning, Game 3 loss, received a huge cheer whenever his name was...

Mets' deGrom gets Cy with record-low wins; Snell takes AL

Nov. 14, 2018 9:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a season marred by narrow defeats, Jacob deGrom became a runaway winner. The New York Mets ace easily won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, a reward for a historically fruitless season in Flushing. The right-hander had just 10 victories, the fewest ever by a Cy...

Cora gets new deal from Red Sox through 2021 season

Nov. 14, 2018 8:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora brought a new voice and culture to the Boston Red Sox that helped propel them to their latest World Series title. The Red Sox rewarded him for bringing home a championship in his first year with the team by giving him a new contract with an additional guaranteed year through the...

Friedman: Machado's lack of hustle was not a secret

Nov. 7, 2018 1:10 AM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Friedman knew he was getting a player who didn't hustle all the time when he traded for Manny Machado. Still, the Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations was willing to acquire the four-time All-Star infielder because his good points outweighed the bad. "He got...

Red Sox look to offseason with goal of repeat championship

Nov. 1, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The last time Dave Dombrowski built a World Series champion, he had to start dismantling it before the celebratory champagne had a chance to dry. He's hoping to defend the title for real next year. "It is significantly different than the last time," he said on Thursday, four days after the...

Parade fetes Red Sox; trophy, manager Cora hit by beer cans

Oct. 31, 2018 10:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Confetti cannons boomed and huge crowds of fans cheered wildly on Wednesday as the Boston Red Sox rumbled through downtown aboard duck boats to mark the team's fourth World Series championship in the past 15 years. One of the team's championship trophies and team manager Alex Cora were hit by...