Latest Rick Porcello News

Strasburg opts out of Nats deal, $100M, to become free agent

Nov. 3, 2019 10:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Strasburg opted out of the final four years of his contract with the Washington Nationals, three days after the star pitcher was chosen MVP of the World Series. The move Saturday makes the 31-year-old right-hander a free agent. Strasburg gave up $100 million he had been guaranteed...

Cole, Rendon among 131 free agents on market

Oct. 31, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon became a free agent Thursday, a day after homering to spark Washington's seventh-inning comeback in Game 7 of the World Series. Houston pitcher Gerrit Cole also went free after warming up in the bullpen but never getting into the season finale. 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...

Yankees need ace like Gerrit Cole as they pivot toward 2020

Oct. 20, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole could be seeing a lot more of the New York Yankees real soon. While there was no Game 7 for the Astros' ace to face the Yankees in the AL Championship Series, could he start New York's opener at Baltimore on March 26? "The work never ends," New York manager Aaron Boone said after...

A year after World Series win, Red Sox looking to rebuild

Sep. 30, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Getting under baseball's luxury tax threshold next year "is a goal, but not a hard-and-fast mandate," Boston Red Sox team president Sam Kennedy said Monday, a day after the defending World Series champions finished the season out of the playoffs for the first time since 2015. Three days after...

Bullpen blows E-Rod's 20th win, Red Sox beat O's anyway

Sep. 29, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even a walk-off victory on the final day of the season was tinged with disappointment for these Boston Red Sox. Eduardo Rodriguez missed out on a 20-win season when Boston's bullpen blew a late lead, but the Red Sox overcame a soaring home run robbery by Stevie Wilkerson to beat the Baltimore...

Red Sox owners intend to slash payroll after 2019 failure

Sep. 27, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner intend to slash payroll to get under the luxury tax threshold next season, saying they fired Dave Dombrowski because of differing opinions on how to build for the future. The pair made their first public comments Friday since parting with Dombrowski,...

Red Sox owners intend to slash payroll after 2019 failure

Sep. 27, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner intend to slash payroll to get under the luxury tax threshold next season, saying they fired Dave Dombrowski because of differing opinions on how to build for the future. The pair made their first public comments Friday since parting with Dombrowski,...

Porcello pitches strong 6 innings, Red Sox rout Rangers 10-3

Sep. 26, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rick Porcello sat in the visitors' dugout following six strong innings pitched on Wednesday night and soaked in what could be his final start for the Boston Red Sox. Christian Vázquez, Mitch Moreland and Rafael Devers homered, and Porcello improved to 14-12 as the Red Sox beat...

LEADING OFF: Brewers, Twins on brink of some bubbly

Sep. 25, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BREWING SOME BUBBLY The Brewers are on the verge of another postseason berth. Milwaukee can lock up an NL wild card with a win over Cincinnati or losses by the Cubs and Mets. Just like last season, when the Brewers put on a late rush to take the NL Central...