ALEX SPEIER

What did Red Sox learn about pitching market at trade deadline?

By waiting to make a deal, the Sox’ll have more time to evaluate their own pitching inventory, including Eduardo Rodriguez.

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The sense of obligation for the team to fix its pitching missteps of the last two years is immense.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-7063.jpg Tom Caron, as cancer survivor, appreciates Jimmy Fund even more

The popular NESN broadcaster had a mass removed from his chest in late March and learned that it tested positive for lymphoma.

BOB RYAN

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/davis_pedro6_spts.jpg In Cooperstown, Pedro Martinez was his most sincere self

The one thing Pedro Martinez cannot be properly accused of is being a phony.

Game 105: Rays at Red Sox

The Sox go for their third straight win in a 1:35 p.m. game.

Peter Abraham | On baseball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin073115Cherington_spt2.jpg Ben Cherington says the Red Sox can be fixed — next year

The Red Sox are the worst team in the American League, the product of investing more in their lineup than the pitching staff.

RED SOX 7, RAYS 5

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin073115SoxRays_spt20.jpg Mike Napoli hits critical homer as Red Sox rally

Napoli’s go-ahead blast came in the seventh, moments after the Red Sox bullpen had surrendered a lead.

Red Sox Notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/824dfa0ed49a43d3891c7a740c4fbabe-824dfa0ed49a43d3891c7a740c4fbabe-0--371x247.jpg Red Sox acquire reliever Ryan Cook from A’s

The Sox will send either a player to be named later or cash considerations to Oakland in order to get a look at the 28-year-old righthander.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin073115SoxRays_spt9.jpg Alejandro De Aza not distracted by trade rumors

The right fielder said it was important to stick to his routine leading up to Friday’s game.

Red Sox bring back ice bucket challenge

Challenge co-founders Pete Frates and Pat Quinn watched Red Sox players and personnel help raise awareness and research funding for ALS.

Manager John Farrell said the Sox are ‘looking for the potential for a bounceback.’

Red Sox do ‘a whole lot of nothing’ at trade deadline

The Sox made one minor move, acquiring minor league righthanded reliever Ryan Cook from the A’s.

BASEBALL NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/6559ec5639994ffcb0b8bc4aab7d7546-6c0c5834f72146f58b74bce7a54e4368-0.jpg MLB notebook: Seeking punch, Mets trade for Yoenis Cespedes

New York acquired the slugging outfielder from Detroit in their strongest attempt yet to boost a punchless lineup.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/482600796.jpg MLB roundup: New-look Toronto rallies past Kansas City

Josh Donaldson singled home Troy Tulowitzki in the 11th inning and the Blue Jays defeated Kansas City, 7-6.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/e23551e83f4e4ff19bb3c09abf5aeacc-e23551e83f4e4ff19bb3c09abf5aeacc-0.jpg Pablo Sandoval answers questions about his physical condition

Sandoval, listed at 255 pounds, claims he is no bigger than he was when he helped the Giants win the World Series last fall.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/482439036.jpg Steven Wright proves to be a stopper for the Red Sox

The knuckleballer outdueled White Sox ace Chris Sale to help Boston end a three-game losing streak.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/nava654-6999.jpg Daniel Nava designated for assignment by Red Sox

The Sox now have 10 days to trade, release, or pass Nava through waivers.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin041715SoxOrioles_spt23.jpg Red Sox designate Daniel Nava for assignment

Nava was hitting .152 through 29 games and 66 at-bats this season.

BOSTON, MA - JULY 29: Josh Rutledge #30 of the Boston Red Sox at bat during the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park on July 29, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Josh Rutledge happy to bring his versatility to Red Sox

On Monday, the Sox sent Shane Victorino to the Angels for Rutledge.

Baseball notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ab0cb519c55e4178932b2e963878e47a-7c62061523874eb997fc0e1b3b3f8610-0.jpg Notes: Blue Jays acquire pitcher David Price from Detroit

Toronto is making a push for its first playoff appearance since 1993.