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Major league sources confirmed a report by NBC Sports Boston that the Red Sox placed lefthander Henry Owens on waivers. The 25-year-old former supplemental first-round pick has been ineffective for several years because of control problems and last season was demoted to Double A.
With the 40-man roster full, the Sox will likely need several spots as they acquire players this offseason.
Colorado Rockies righthander Chad Bettis won the Tony Conigliaro Award, which is given by the Red Sox to a major leaguer who has overcome adversity. Bettis returned from cancer treatments last season and pitched in nine games. The award will be given at the Boston BBWAA dinner Jan. 18 . . . The Christmas at Fenway event will be Dec. 16. Registration runs through Monday at noon on redsox.com. Select tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on the 16th, also through the website or by calling 877-REDSOX9.
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The Sox have 10 games remaining against the Yankees, and 10 combined against the Astros and improved Indians.Continue reading »
It’s full circle for Ordway, who led the station’s afternoon show before being let go in 2013 and then brought back to work the midday OMF program.Continue reading »
Major league sources suggest the Sox are committed foremost to bolstering their bullpen.Continue reading »
“This is where I want to be,” said the defensive-minded guard who admitted he had worried about how committed the Celtics were to retaining him.Continue reading »
Globe reporter Alex Speier explains how his curiousity about defensive metrics, combined with the signing of Martinez, presented a unique opportunity.Continue reading »
Leonard going to an Eastern Conference team will re-balance the player talent scales at least a bit.Continue reading »
A request was denied for a special investigator to look into fraudulant claims on the $1 billion settlement.Continue reading »