NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Teams throwing their best pitches at Jon Lester

The Red Sox seem to be the front-runners for Lester, but the Cubs, among others, make sense for him, too.

As the batter steps in, the umpire signals the pitcher that the 20-second clock is about to start. Sran Grossfeld.

In Arizona Fall League, baseball is put on the clock

Experimental rules to speed up the game were tried this fall, mostly to the chagrin of players and fans.

Some Red Sox owners poised to purchase PawSox

The sale price is not yet known, nor are the names of the owners purchasing the storied minor league franchise.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-7242.jpg Red Sox to be applauded for spending

John Henry said the Sox are now willing to exceed the magical $189 million salary tax threshold. Wow. Now we’re talking.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/fda80634b01e4df0a303b47e2f099b0b-d55c334fbe55461fbc7fbaa7bd99928d-1-7123.jpg Meet Pablo Sandoval, new Red Sox third baseman

How did the new Red Sox power hitter get nicknamed “Kung Fu Panda?” Here’s the answer and more about Pablo Sandoval.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2014-10-07T230708Z_183401480_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_MLB-NLDS-LOS-ANGELES-DODGERS-AT-ST-LOUIS-CARDINALS-7120--90x90.jpg A closer look at new Red Sox player Hanley Ramirez

The shortstop first signed with the Red Sox organization 14 years ago. See what he’s been up to since.

Yoenis Cespedes now appears amenable to playing either center field or right field for the Red Sox. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

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Red Sox notebook

John Farrell says Yoenis Cespedes will do ‘whatever is needed’

The Red Sox may not deal him, and he could move to right field — or even center.

Red Sox introduce Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez

The Red Sox introduced Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, and both said their eyes were on baseball’s biggest prize.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/457681938.jpg Signings of Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval give Red Sox new look

Both were in Boston Monday for physicals and will be introduced on Tuesday afternoon at Fenway.

More Red Sox

Nearly a month has passed since the signing of Koji Uehara and the Red Sox have yet to address their other bullpen needs. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

Peter Abraham

Red Sox bullpen is far from complete

The Red Sox started their offseason roster construction with a bold move Oct. 30, signing aging closer Koji Uehara.

Past Red Sox games

Chris Young scored in the seventh inning on a double by Jose Pirela.

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.