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Latest news about the Red Sox from The Boston Globe


Deals show that Red Sox are willing to take risks

The additions of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval represent an important and encouraging shift.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

As Red Sox beef up lineup, still plenty of pitching options

Red Sox fans should not assume that adding offense prevents them from getting top-tier pitching.


Four teams seem to be in mix for Pablo Sandoval

The Red Sox and Giants have pushed hard for Sandoval, but the Padres and Blue Jays are interested, too.

Red Sox make offers to Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval

According to a major league source, the Red Sox offered Lester between $110 million and $120 million over six years.

Jon Lester to meet with Atlanta Braves

Lester and his family live in the Atlanta suburbs, making the Braves an intriguing option for the 30-year-old.

Rotation is main priority of Red Sox’ offseason

Our series of position-by-position status reports begins with an assessment of their options for the starting pitching rotation.


Red Sox interested in Korean lefty Hyeon-jong Yang

Yang, a 26-year-old, was the top pitcher in the Korea Baseball Organization this season.

Red Sox want Pablo Sandoval to visit Boston

The team and the free agent third baseman are exploring the possibility of a face-to-face meeting, perhaps next week.

Peter Abraham | Analysis

Why the Red Sox should re-sign Jon Lester

The search for top-line starting pitching is uncertain, and that’s all the more reason for the Sox to admit they were wrong and sign Jon Lester.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

As general managers meet, Red Sox have plenty on their plate

Peter Abraham goes around the horn for updates on a number of issues concerning the Red Sox.

Ben Cherington believes a Red Sox reunion with Jon Lester possible

The Red Sox’ general manager told MLB Network Radio he expects to speak to the free agent lefthander’s agents.


Red Sox could be one of Pablo Sandoval’s best options

The Red Sox have made contact with the free agent third baseman’s representatives, and a formal meeting is planned.

Red Sox to meet with Pablo Sandoval’s agents at GM meetings

The Red Sox have already made contact with the free agent third baseman’s representatives, and a formal meeting is planned.

Dustin Pedroia wins fourth Gold Glove

After one of his best seasons in the field, Pedroia was honored as the top second baseman in the AL for the second year in a row.

Red Sox free up two spots on 40-man roster

Infielder Jonathan Herrera has become a free agent and Carlos Rivero was claimed on waivers by the Mariners.

Red Sox great Luis Tiant is on Hall of Fame’s Golden Era ballot

Tiant was one of 10 Golden Era candidates announced Thursday for a vote to be taken in December.

Longtime Fenway Park worker Al Forester dies at 91

Forester worked on the grounds crew and also drove the bullpen cart to bring relievers to the mound.

Longtime Fenway Park worker Al Forester dies at 91

Forester worked on the grounds crew and also drove the bullpen cart to bring relievers to the mound.

Three Red Sox are finalists for Gold Gloves

Dustin Pedroia, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Yoenis Cespedes are finalists for the awards, which recognize fielding excellence.

Chili Davis’s contract with Red Sox longer than John Farrell’s

The Red Sox needed to give their new hitting coach a three-year deal to keep him from signing with the Yankees.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

Red Sox bullpen just needs one key piece

The Red Sox have a solid foundation for their bullpen in 2015, and can make it great with one crucial move.


Yoenis Cespedes signs on with Jay-Z’s company

Adam Katz had represented Cespedes since the outfielder defected from Cuba in 2012.

Nick Cafardo | Red Sox Mailbag

Ask Nick: What exactly did Red Sox players do wrong?

We know the Red Sox played poorly in 2014. Now, Nick Cafardo examines the specific shortcomings of key players.


Why Red Sox fans should adopt these Orioles

The franchises are forever entwined, and with Boston out of the mix this year, you should root for Baltimore.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

Outlook isn’t great for Red Sox pitching rotation prospects

Stats projections for the 11 players currently in the mix for next year’s starting rotation only show a couple worth a back-end spot.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

It didn’t end well, but Josh Beckett made his mark in Boston

There’s no denying Beckett ultimately wore out his welcome with the Red Sox, but his contributions were significant.

Red Sox’ Torey Lovullo to interview for Twins managerial job

Boston’s bench coach interviewed with Houston, which hired someone else, and has received permission to interview with the Rangers as well.

Greg Colbrunn out as Red Sox hitting coach

The former major leaguer spent the last two seasons as Boston’s hitting coach.

Greg Colbrunn out as Red Sox hitting coach

The former major leaguer spent the last two seasons as Boston’s hitting coach.

David Ortiz looks for Red Sox to add offense

The designated hitter hopes the Sox’ offseason moves will produce more lineup help next season.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

What does the future hold for Dustin Pedroia?

Hitter aging curves developed by FanGraphs offer a glimpse of what may lie ahead for the Red Sox’ second baseman.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

What do stats project for Dustin Pedroia’s future?

Hitter aging curves developed by FanGraphs offer a glimpse of what may lie ahead for the Red Sox’ second baseman.

Which free agents fit the Red Sox’ needs?

The Red Sox need at least two starting pitchers and, ideally, a third baseman and catcher who bat lefthanded.


Clay Buchholz to have knee surgery

The knee injury didn’t prevent Buchholz from pitching this season, in which he made 28 starts.


Ben Cherington out to rebuild core, establish consistency

The goal is to get the Red Sox back to being a perennial 90-win team that will take its chances in the postseason.

Red Sox ticket prices going up and down for 2015

Prices for higher-demand games will increase, while those for lower-demand games will drop.

Red Sox pack up after lost season, in stark contrast to 2013

A team that flourished in 2013 because of its depth and chemistry lacked talent and focus this season.


Xander Bogaerts sits out idol’s final game

Bogaerts, who was dealing with a hamstring strain, ended the season hitting .240 with a .659 OPS.


Red Sox roster: Who stays? Who goes?

With a second last-place finish in three years finally over, Nick Cafardo outlines how the roster might change for 2015.

Yankees 9, Red Sox 5

Red Sox end season on a losing note

The Red Sox won the ceremony, as they so often do. But then as they so often did during this sidetracked season, the Sox then lost the game.

Dan Shaughnessy

One final time, Derek Jeter gets the job done

Jeter worked the count to 1-2 and did what he’s always done. He put the bat on the ball. He got the run home.

Derek Jeter, Yankees thrilled with Fenway Park sendoff

Red Sox players and Boston sports legends helped honor Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter at the final game of his career on Sunday.

At Fenway Park, fans get last glimpse of Derek Jeter

Many fans traveled far to be on hand for the final game of the Yankees captain’s 20-year career.

Game 162 preview: Derek Jeter in lineup as Yankees face Red Sox in season finale

The final game of Boston’s season begins at 1:35 p.m. on Sunday., wiht a pregame ceremony to honor Derek Jeter at 1 p.m.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Commissioner Bud Selig gets a farewell of his own

Selig spoke about having chills walking through Fenway Park before a pregame ceremony Saturday.


Red Sox crush Yankees

The Red Sox had 16 hits, five of them doubles, in the 10-4 win over New York.

Game 161 preview: Yankees at Red Sox

The Sox try to even their series against the Yankees with a 1:05 p.m. game.


Photos: Derek Jeter through the Globe lens

A look at some of the best shots of Derek Jeter through the years taken by Globe photographers.


Red Sox drop series opener to Yankees

Rookies, journeymen, and only a handful of recognizable names participated in Friday’s game.


Derek Jeter: ‘Only fitting’ to finish up in Boston

Counting the postseason and 1999 All-Star Game, Jeter has played 152 games at Fenway Park.


Derek Jeter a distraction from awful Yankees, Red Sox

Fox will work desperately to sell the “rivalry” on Saturday, but we all know that these are two sorry franchises at this hour.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

What it was like to cover Derek Jeter

Peter Abraham covered Jeter for several seasons on the Yankees beat, and came away impressed by Jeter’s professionalism.

Game 160 preview: Yankees at Red Sox

The final series of the season for both teams begins Friday at 7:10 p.m.

Red Sox-Yankees pitching matchups

A look at probable pitchers for the final series of the season.

Derek Jeter says he’ll play in Boston this weekend

“I think this is probably my last game at shortstop. I want to remember that view I had right out there today,” Jeter said Thursday.


Red Sox pound Rays, again

Christian Vazquez and Rusney Castillo hit their first major league home runs for the Sox, part of a 16-hit attack.


David Ortiz (wrist) likely done for season

Farrell described this latest injury as being in the triangular fibrocartilage complex location on the side of Ortiz’s wrist.


Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo ready to manage

This season with the Red Sox has been terrible, but he has been the bench coach for a World Series champion.

Game 159 preview: Rays at Red Sox

The Red Sox play this season’s final game vs. the Rays on Thursday at 7:10 p.m.

Red Sox 11, Rays 3

Red Sox pound Rays at Fenway

Anthony Ranaudo allowed two runs over seven innings and Red Sox hitters gave him plenty of support.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Red Sox outfield could go in any direction

Rusney Castillo. Yoenis Cespedes. Shane Victorino. Allen Craig. Jackie Bradley Jr. Mookie Betts. How do all these pieces fit in 2015?


Red Sox want Will Middlebrooks back in lineup

The third baseman still has a sore right hand, but his season isn’t necessarily over with four games left.

Red Sox mailbag

Ask Nick: Which pitchers should Red Sox pursue?

The offseason shapes up as a busy one for the Red Sox, especially as they fill out their pitching rotation.

Rays 6, Red Sox 2

Red Sox falter against Rays

Clay Buchholz took a shutout into the eighth inning but then fell apart as the Sox fell to 68-89.

Red Sox notebook

Clay Buchholz finds positives from second half

In 17 starts since coming off the disabled list, Buchholz has gone 6-6 with a 4.59 ERA.


Projecting the Red Sox’ 2015 Opening Day roster

Outside of David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia, anybody could be moved for the right return.

Game 157 preview: Rays at Red Sox

The Sox are wrapping up a lost season with a final six-game home stand, starting with three games against the Rays.


Red Sox involved in MLB’s pace of game committee

The group includes Tom Werner and the person he lost to in the final commissioner vote, Rob Manfred.

Red Sox aren’t giving up on Will Middlebrooks

Middlebrooks has a minor league option left and the Sox could retain him for one last shot at recapturing his 2012 swing.

Old Cuban baseball stars don’t begrudge defectors

During a trip to Cape Cod, veteran Cuban baseball players reflected on the past and the present.


Red Sox map out rotation for final week

Rubby De La Rosa and Brandon Workman have been taken out of the modified six-man rotation.


Lackluster final week coming for Red Sox

Could you have imagined this at the start of the season? Boston, Tampa Bay, and New York playing out the string at Fenway Park?

Red Sox 3, Orioles 2

Red Sox salvage win in road finale

Mookie Betts homered and starter Joe Kelly shined as the Red Sox claimed a win in Baltimore on Sunday.

Game 156 preview: Red Sox at Orioles

The Red Sox wrap up their last road trip of the season at Camden Yards at 1:35 p.m. on Sunday.

Orioles 7, Red Sox 2

Rubby De La Rosa, Red Sox roughed up by Orioles

Adam Jones drilled a pair of home runs to lead the Baltimore offensive attack.


Red Sox have decisions to make behind the plate

Management has been impressed with the performance of rookie Christian Vazquez.

Game 155 preview: Red Sox at Orioles

Rubby De La Rosa is on the mound for the Sox in the 7:05 p.m. game.

RED SOX 5, ORIOLES 3 (10 inn.)

David Ortiz’s second HR lifts Red Sox in 10th inning

Ortiz, who drove in three runs, is the first Red Sox to reach the 100-RBI plateau in eight different seasons.


Rusney Castillo will be playing more ball this fall

The Red Sox’ goal is for the Cuban outfielder to accumulate 200 plate appearances in total before shutting down for the offseason.

Red Sox-Orioles pitching matchups

A look at probable starters for the weekend series in Baltimore.


Red Sox swept on base-running mishap in ninth

A grounder struck Jemile Weeks in the back of the leg and he was called out in the ninth, dooming a Sox rally.


Dustin Pedroia will only feed off the doubters

The critics are out (again), but Pedroia has always been driven by those who underestimate him.

Game 153 preview: Red Sox at Pirates

The Pirates will be looking for a sweep in the final game of the interleague series Thursday at 7:05 p.m.

Pirates 9, Red Sox 1

Clay Buchholz, Red Sox pounded in loss

Buchholz lasted just four innings in yet another loss that was marked by the debut of Rusney Castillo, who went 1-for-4.

Red Sox notebook

Red Sox: Room for Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts

Castillo and Betts are similar players, but Ben Cherington downplays their apparent redundancy.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Big expectations as Rusney Castillo debuts

None of us know what Castillo will be. But there is a lot hoped for from the new Red Sox outfielder, who debuted Wednesday.

Game 152 preview: Red Sox at Pirates

Clay Buchholz looks for his fourth straight win when he starts for the Red Sox Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.

Omaha 4, Pawtucket 2

Rusney Castillo homers but Pawtucket falls to Omaha

The center fielder led off the Triple A championship game in Charlotte, N.C., with a home run but also struck out twice.

Pirates 4, Red Sox 0

Anthony Ranaudo hit hard as Red Sox lose

The rookie starter coughed up two more home runs as the Red Sox fell in the opener of the series in Pittsburgh.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Brock Holt trade a big hit for Red Sox and Pirates

Holt has made a name for himself in Boston and Pittsburgh did well in picking up Mark Melancon.

Red Sox notebook

Rusney Castillo set to make Red Sox debut Wednesday

The 27-year-old Cuban, who agreed to a seven-year, $72.5 million Aug. 22, will play in center field

Red Sox Mailbag

Ask Nick: Is Daniel Nava in the Red Sox’ plan for 2015?

Nick Cafardo has another round of responses to readers’ questions about the Red Sox.

Game 151 preview: Red Sox at Pirates

The Red Sox begin an interleague series in Pittsburgh on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

Red Sox-Pirates pitching matchups

A look at probable starters for this week’s series in Pittsburgh.

Red Sox using final weeks to evaluate young talent

Eighteen of the 32 players on the Red Sox’ active roster have less than two full seasons of major league experience.


Satisfaction gained from PawSox title

Pawtucket has one game remaining, the Triple A championship on Tuesday night at Charlotte, N.C.


Red Sox making plans for 2015

The Red Sox, who are in need of two starting pitchers, are looking for players everywhere.


Red Sox beat Royals, take three of four in series

The Red Sox (66-84) are off Monday and continue their trip on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.

Game 150 preview: Red Sox at Royals

The Sox wrap up their four-game series at Kansas City with a 2:10 p.m. game today.

Royals 7, Red Sox 1

Revved-up Royals beat Red Sox, 7-1

Saturday was a reminder that the Red Sox have few sure things as they look to remake their rotation.