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RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Xander Bogaerts to return to shortstop

With Stephen Drew gone, Bogaerts has two months to prove to the Red Sox he should stay at short.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Revamping offense was Red Sox’ priority

It will be easier to replace the pitchers than it would have been to revamp the offense in the upcoming offseason.

Red Sox players see teammates leave en masse

Said Clay Buchholz of all the changes: “It’s just part of the game. Nothing really anybody can do about it.”

For Red Sox fans around Fenway, trades sad but not surprising

Resigned optimism hung over Yawkey Way.

MINOR LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

Pawtucket Red Sox rotation remained ready

With so many pieces moving at once, the PawSox’ pitching staff has had to pay attention to how all the moves could affect them.

Meet the new Red Sox

Learn more about Allen Craig, Joe Kelly, Yoenis Cespedes and the other players the Red Sox acquired.

Dan Shaughnessy

Just what are the Red Sox up to?

No more superstars in Boston. It’s all about younger players and club control. Welcome to Kansas City-on-the-Charles.

Meet Yoenis Cespedes, new Red Sox outfielder

Cespedes, the two-time defending Home Run Derby champ, brings a big bat and a powerful right arm to Fenway Park.

Jon Lester traded to Oakland

Lester is the centerpiece of a deal that also sends Jonny Gomes to Oakland, while Boston receives All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1

Blue Jays complete sweep at Fenway

The Red Sox’ free fall continued as trade rumors continue to swirl around the team.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox will bounce back fine from this

As they bid farewell to Jon Lester, the Red Sox have plans that will make them a competitive team again next season.

Christopher L. Gasper

How have Red Sox fallen so far, so fast?

It was just nine months ago the Sox were celebrating a World Series title. Now they’re close to disbanding the team.

Red Sox notebook

Anthony Ranaudo pitching Friday in Pawtucket

In the event Friday’s starter, John Lackey, is traded, Ranaudo could step up to the big club.

At Fenway Park, fans await word of Red Sox’ next move

The possibility of players being traded was foremost on fans minds Wednesday.

Red Sox continue discussions on Jon Lester trade

Lester watched the Sox play the Blue Jays from the dugout on Wednesday night.

Game 108 preview: Blue Jays at Red Sox

The Red Sox wrap up their series at Fenway Park at 7:10 p.m.

Red Sox’ fate uncertain on deadline day

Ace Jon Lester and fellow starter John Lackey are among the players who could be traded by Thursday’s 4 p.m. deadline.

Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 2

Red Sox lose to Blue Jays again

The loss was the fifth straight to Toronto for Boston, a team that is spiraling down as it deals with distractions.

Red sox notebook

Ben Cherington considering multiple trades

It goes beyond Jon Lester. The Sox would consider trading Andrew Miller John Lackey, Jonny Gomes, Mike Carp, and Craig Breslow.

dan shaughnessy

Will Red Sox fans be patient if Jon Lester departs?

The Sox can afford the big money to keep Lester. But they think they know better and won’t. And they are counting on your continued loyalty.

Jon Lester scratched as trade talk swirls

Lester won’t make his scheduled start Wednesday, with the Red Sox listening to trade offers that could send their ace out of town.

Game 107 preview: Blue Jays at Red Sox

The Red Sox get another shot Tuesday at Marcus Stroman, who held them to one hit last week.

Rays still chirping about David Ortiz bat flip

Rays pitchers Chris Archer and David Price directed more criticism toward the Red Sox’ DH on Monday.

Clay Buchholz rocked in Red Sox’ loss

Buchholz’s line wasn’t pretty: five innings (plus three batters), seven hits, a season-high seven runs, four walks, and four strikeouts.

Blue Jays 14, Red sox 1

Red Sox routed by Blue Jays

Clay Buchholz allowed seven runs in five innings, and Felix Doubront allowed six runs in two-thirds of an inning.

Red Sox notebook

Felix Doubront hurts value in ugly outing

If Felix Doubront wants to be traded, he may have set those plans back a ways with a forgettable performance Monday.

nick cafardo | On baseball

Matt Kemp-Jon Lester deal doesn’t make sense

The Red Sox would be wiser to try to get prospects instead of an outfielder who may be declining.

Red Sox put Jon Lester on the market

Learning that Lester wants a new deal worth $22-24 million a year over 5-6 years has led the Sox to try and trade him.

Red Sox set date for team hall of fame ceremony

Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, and Joe Castiglione will be honored on Aug. 14.

Game 106 preview: Blue Jays at Red Sox

The Sox begin a three-game series against the Blue Jays at 7:10 p.m.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

Baseball needs more David Ortiz bat-flips, not fewer

There’s nothing wrong with a little celebrating, no matter what Rays pitcher Chris Archer and the unwritten rules say.

Red Sox-Blue Jays pitching matchups

A look at probable starters for the three-game set at Fenway Park.

Red Sox notebook

Andrew Miller isn’t worrying about trade possibilities

The fireballing lefthander has been among the best relievers in the game the last two years.

red sox 3, rays 2

David Ortiz fuels Red Sox’ win, opponent’s ire

A long home run by David Ortiz was the difference at Tropicana Field, although Rays pitcher Chris Archer wasn’t happy with Big Papi’s celebration.

Game 105 preview: Red Sox at Rays

The Red Sox try to stop their five-game road skid. Game time is 1:40 p.m.

Rays 3, Red Sox 0

Hot Rays frustrate the Red Sox again

The Red Sox have now lost five straight, wiping out the five straight wins they wrapped up around the All-Star break.

Red Sox notebook

Allen Webster named starter for Sunday

Webster will get his first taste of major league action since a year ago, when he made eight appearances for the Red Sox.

Game 104 preview: Red Sox at Rays

John Lackey vs. Jeremy Hellickson is the starting pitching matchup Saturday at 7:10 p.m.

Red Sox trade Jake Peavy to Giants

The Red Sox will receive a pair of minor leaguers in exchange for the starting pitcher.

Junichi Tazawa couldn’t provide Red Sox any relief

The reliever allowed four of the six batters he faced to reach base.

David Ortiz back in Red Sox lineup

Ortiz was considered day-to-day but it turns out he won’t miss any time, or a chance to face Rays ace David Price on Friday night.

Game 103 preview: Red Sox at Rays

Ace lefthanders are on the mound when the series in Tampa Bay begins Friday at 7:10 p.m.

Red Sox-Rays rivalry bleeds into stadium speakers, social media

Keep an eye on Twitter and all around the ballpark as the Red Sox and Rays clash this weekend, because the rivalry goes beyond the field.

Red Sox-Rays pitching matchups

Probable starters for the weekend series in Florida.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

David Price on mound for Sox-Rays opener

In Friday’s opener, Rays ace David Price will face Jon Lester, who is 4-0 with an 0.85 ERA in his last seven starts.

David Ortiz unable to finish final at-bat because of back spasms

The designated hitter is day-to-day after having some discomfort.

BLUE JAYS 8, RED SOX 0

Red Sox held to one hit, lose series finale to Blue Jays

Shane Victorino’s leadoff single in the seventh inning was the Red Sox’ only hit of the game.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Jon Lester: Tabling talks ‘doesn’t mean anything’

With the Red Sox putting talks off until after the season, Lester said it’s premature to suggest he’ll flee for a better offer as a free agent.

Game 102: Red Sox at Blue Jays

The Red Sox are looking for a split with the 12:37 p.m. start time to the finale of their series in Toronto this afternoon.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Clay Buchholz: ‘I’ll take the blame for this one’

You can’t squander a 3-0 lead like Buchholz did Wednesday night in a 6-4 loss to the Blue Jays.

Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 4

Blue Jays sink Clay Buchholz, Red Sox

Dust off those trade rumors. The last-place Sox have lost two in a row and have four games left on their road trip.

Red Sox notebook

Brock Holt out of the lineup; Shane Victorino bats leadoff

Holt had played all 59 games and all 533 innings since being called up from Pawtucket May 17.

Fenway Park crew turns ballfield into pitch

There is a lot of attention to detail required when a ballpark is transformed into a soccer field.

PETER ABRAHAM | ANALYSIS

Sign Jon Lester? Consider the dip by Dustin Pedroia

Pedroia’s dip since signing his contract offers a reason to be cautious with handing out another long-term contract.

Game 101 preview: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Clay Buchholz (5-5, 5.46) is on the mound for the Red Sox. Game time is 7:07 p.m.

Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 3

Jake Peavy loses again as Red Sox streak snapped

Peavy, again suffering from a lack of run support, fell to 1-9 as the Red Sox’ five-game winning streak ended in Toronto.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

What is Jake Peavy’s trade value?

Peavy has a tough-luck record of 1-9, but has pitched much better than that. Will other teams see him as someone who can help?

Red Sox notebook

Christian Vazquez finding early success

The Red Sox rookie, called up fter A.J. Pierzynski’s dismissal, won his first five games catching in the majors

Game 100 preview: Red Sox at Blue Jays

The Red Sox try to win their sixth straight game. Game time is 7:07 p.m.

On baseball

Red Sox suddenly on brink of contending

Remember those stories about the Sox, winners of five straight, being done? Maybe they were a bit premature.

red sox 14, blue jays 1

David Ortiz homers twice in Red Sox rout

The Red Sox hit four home runs to back up an effective John Lackey in winning their fifth straight.

Red Sox notebook

Felix Doubront on his situation: ‘this sucks’

The 26-year-old lefty is starting to wonder if he might be better off with another team.

Christopher L. Gasper

Red Sox should do Jon Lester deal now

Vince Wilfork would sum up the state of the Sox-Lester negotiations this way: “They know the longer it takes the more it costs.”

Game 99 preview: Red Sox at Blue Jays

The Red Sox take their four-game winning streak to Toronto.

red sox notebook

Red Sox riding momentum into AL East play

Despite the gains they’ve made recently, the Sox still have a lot of ground to make up to get back into the playoff chase.

David Ross, Daniel Nava power Red Sox’ win

Together, Ross and Nava drove in five of the Sox’ six runs against the Royals on Sunday.

red sox 6, royals 0

Red Sox rolling after sweep of Royals

Jon Lester pitched eight shutout innings as the Red Sox’ fourth straight win left them just six games below .500.

Game 98 preview: Royals at Red Sox

Watch Jackie Bradley Jr. throw from home plate over Fenway’s outfield wall.

Shane Victorino returns to Red Sox lineup vs. Royals

With the return of the 33-year-old veteran, Mookie Betts was sent to Pawtucket.

Game 97 preview: Royals at Red Sox

Rubby De La Rosa makes his first career start against the Royals. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Red Sox 5, Royals 4

Red Sox start second half with win over Royals

Xander Bogaerts and Jonny Gomes both hit two-run homers in the sixth inning to lift the Red Sox.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Shane Victorino lobbied for his return to Red Sox lineup

Victorino has been limited to 21 games this season because of back and hamstring issues.

Shane Victorino could return to Red Sox on Saturday

Victorino has been limited to 21 games this season because of back and hamstring issues.

Beat writer’s notebook

Jon Lester’s value goes beyond pitching

Lester has never once lashed out when questioned about his unresolved negotiations with the Red Sox, says Peter Abraham.

Game 96 preview: Royals at Red Sox

James Shields and Clay Buchholz match up in Friday's series opener at Fenway.

Red Sox notebook

Trade talk will create uncertainty for Red Sox

Manager John Farrell will aim to keep the Sox focused on games and not on persistent trade rumors.

Just how good can Brock Holt be?

Holt was seen as a role player, at best, when he was called up in May. But he’s been the Red Sox “best player” ever since.

MINOR LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

Red Sox have star power in Portland

Seven of the Red Sox’ top 20 prospects were in a Portland Sea Dogs uniform to start the season.

ON BASEBALL

Decisions loom for Red Sox

Are the Sox in the playoff race or out? They must decide fast with the trade deadline approaching.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Jon Lester: Red Sox not as bad as record says

Lester blames the team’s 20 one-run losses for many problems: “For whatever reason that one run is on their side.”

AL 5, NL 3

Derek Jeter goes out a winner in final All-Star Game

Jeter exited to a rousing ovation in the fourth inning, before the American League rallied to pull away from the National League.

ALL-STAR GAME NOTEBOOK

Greg Colbrunn grateful for All-Star experience

Stricken with a brain hemorrhage last month,the Red Sox hitting coach was especially happy to be involved in the festivities.

All-Star notebook

John Farrell must find way to send off Derek Jeter

Farrell, managing the AL team, will be in a unique spot for a Red Sox manager in determining how to pay homage to a Yankees star.

Koji Uehara finally makes it to All-Star Game

The Red Sox closer, 39, doesn’t have the blazing style typical of closers, but his deception has allowed him to thrive in the bullpen for Boston.

On baseball

John Farrell hasn’t changed despite turmoil

Farrell, managing the All-Star Game for the first time, is remaining positive despite his team’s position in last place.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Jon Lester handling contract talks perfectly

Lester wants to stay. He has handled the awkward contract talks magically. But Red Sox ownership? They don’t look so great at this moment.

Mahoning 6, Lowell 1

Lowell Spinners fall in Futures at Fenway

For most of these minor leaguers, it will be their only opportunity to play at Fenway Park.

On baseball

Red Sox prospects high at Futures Game

Boston prospects Sean Coyle and Henry Owens played in Sunday’s MLB showcase, with Owens especially impressive.

Red Sox notebook

Red Sox rotation may signal Jake Peavy trade

Peavy is not lined up to pitch until July 22, giving the Red Sox plenty of time to deal him.

Tom Werner owns up to Red Sox’ mistakes

What’s gone wrong this season? “Some of it is obviously understandable,” Werner said, “but some of it is perplexing.”

Red Sox 11, Astros 0

Red Sox end first half on high note

Clay Buchholz pitched one of the best games of his career, and the Sox entered the All-Star break at 43-52.

Game 95 preview: Red Sox at Astros

The Sox play their final game before the All-Star break hoping to win the series after splitting the first two games. Game time is 2:10 p.m.

ON BASEBALL

PED accusations still costing Roger Clemens

In his two years of eligibility for the Hall of Fame, Clemens’s voter support has dipped from 37.6 percent to 35.4.

Astros 3, Red Sox 2

Red Sox fall to Astros

Jake Peavy turned in a solid outing, but got no run support in another loss.

Red Sox Notebook

For All-Star coach, safety comes first

Brian Butterfield, the Red Sox’ third base coach, takes his All-Star duties seriously.

On Baseball

Red Sox will have payroll flexibility in offseason

A decision on Jon Lester is the key to the team’s overhaul.

Game 94 preview: Red Sox at Astros

The Sox have won three consecutive and have not had a longer streak since winning seven straight from May 26 to June 1. Game time is 4:10 p.m.

On Baseball

Christian Vazquez is catching on

The backstop had himself a game in his second big league start, notching three hits and three RBIs.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Jake Peavy not thinking about a trade

The veteran will take the hill Saturday in the middle game of the series in Houston.

RED SOX 8, ASTROS 3

Red Sox win their third straight

David Ortiz and Christian Vazquez drove in three runs apiece to support John Lackey on Friday night.