Archive for November, 2012

Red Sox will not offer contract to Sweeney, Fox Sports reports

By Jeff Louderback Outfielder Ryan Sweeney, who was acquired with Andrew Bailey from Oakland for Josh Reddick and minor leaguers last offseason, will be non-tendered by the Boston Red Sox today, according to FoxSports’ Jon Morosi. The move would free another spot on Boston’s crowded 40-man roster. Sweeney, who is 27, hit .260 with no [...]

What “thunder” will Red Sox add to lineup?

By Jeff Louderback As David Ortiz told WEEI on Thursday, the Red Sox “need some thunder” in the lineup. As the MLB Winter Meetings open next week, the club continues to search for a right fielder and a first baseman to upgrade the batting order. For the first base vacancy, Boston appears to be focused [...]

Red Sox non-tender Scott Atchison

By Jeff Louderback Scott Atchison, a right-handed reliever who will be 37 in March, will not be offered a contract by Friday night’s deadline, making him a free agent. The move clears a coveted spot on Boston’s crowded 40-man roster as the MLB Winter Meetings take place next week. Atchison, who has a 3.48 ERA [...]

Will Red Sox non-tender anyone today?

By Jeff Louderback Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington faces more roster decisions today as arbitration-eligible players must be offered contracts by 11:59 p.m. or they will be non-tendered and become free agents. The following Red Sox players are eligible arbitration (their projected 2013 salaries, according to, are included in parentheses): First Time: Scott [...]

Trading Jon Lester would be a mistake by the Red Sox

By Jeff Louderback If Kansas City general manager gave the go-ahead on his end, would the Red Sox complete a trade that would send Jon Lester to the Royals for uber outfield prospect Wil Myers? The answer remains to be seen, but I firmly believe that trading Lester would be a mistake, unless he is [...]

Red Sox make trio of minor trades

The Red Sox completed a trio of minor trades on Wednesday. Zach Stewart, a right-handed pitcher who was acquired last summer from the Chicago White Sox for Kevin Youkilis and was recently designated for assignment, was shipped to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later. Danny Valencia, a third baseman who was [...]

Red Sox name Greg Colbrunn hitting coach

Former Major Leaguer Greg Colbrunn has been named the hitting coach of the Boston Red Sox, the team announced on Wednesday. Colbrunn joins pitching coach Juan Nieves, bench coach Torey Lovullo, third base coach Brian Butterfield and first base coach Arnie Beyeler as additions to manager John Farrell’s staff. Colbrunn, who hit .289 with a [...]

Who will serve as the Red Sox closer in 2013?

Who will serve as the Red Sox closer in 2013? Apparently, the team is not fully enamored with Andrew Bailey, who struggled through an injury plagued debut season in Boston. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, rival clubs suggest the Red Sox are willing to deal the 28-year-old right-hander. Bailey, who posted a 2.07 ERA over [...]

Bryce Brentz named to AFL Top Prospects Team

Bryce Brentz, a 23-year-old first round pick out of Middle Tennessee State in 2010, was named to the Arizona Fall League Top Prospects team. For the Surprise Saguaros, Brentz hit .297 with two home runs, 11 RBI and a .804 OPS. During the 2012 regular season, the right-handed slugger batted .296 with 17 home runs, [...]

Red Sox ink three relievers to minor league contracts

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington continued to stockpile pitching depth at the Triple-A level when he announced the signing of Jose De La Torre, David Carpenter and Sandy Rosario to minor league contracts. Carpenter, who was acquired from the Blue Jays as compensation in the swap that brought manager John Farrell to Boston, and [...]

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