7/27/2014 | Calling Lester a 'keeper,' Big Papi hopes ace stays
David Ortiz knows there are bound to be many trade rumors in the coming days, with the Red Sox in the rare position of perhaps being a seller leading into Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline. But he cringes when he hears his longtime teammate Jon Lester mentioned in trade talks.
7/27/2014 | Archer calls out Big Papi for bat flip after HR
One of David Ortiz's signature bat flips brought David Price's early-season criticism of the Boston slugger back to the forefront Sunday at Tropicana Field. But this time, it was Price's teammate Chris Archer who wasn't happy with Ortiz's actions.
7/27/2014 | Battling inconsistency, Bogaerts sits out finale
Though Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts has shown more signs of life of late at the plate, he remains a bit inconsistent as he tries to work in some new mechanics. For Sunday's finale against the Rays at Tropicana Field, Bogaerts was out of the lineup and Brock Holt made the start at third base.
7/27/2014 | Big Papi's homer holds up as Sox halt slide at five
David Ortiz hit a three-run moon shot in the third inning Sunday afternoon, and it held up for the Red Sox in a 3-2 victory over the Rays in the finale of a three-game series at Tropicana Field. It also marked the end of a seven-game road trip in which the Sox won the first and last games, but lost the five in between.
7/27/2014 | Buchholz, Dickey meet in rematch at Fenway Park
On Monday against the Blue Jays at Fenway Park, the Red Sox will begin their third of four straight divisional series when Clay Buchholz takes on R.A. Dickey. The righties faced off Wednesday in Toronto and the Blue Jays won, 6-4.
7/26/2014 | Red Sox can't back Lackey in fifth straight loss
The all too familiar storyline came to the forefront again for the Red Sox on Saturday night at Tropicana Field, as they generated plenty of opportunities, only to let them pass by. With a 3-0 loss to the Rays extending their losing streak to five games, the Sox slipped to 47-57.
7/26/2014 | Archer looks to lead Rays to 10th straight win
Jake Peavy was scheduled to start for Boston on Sunday in the finale of a three-game set against the Rays, but the club dealt him to the Giants on Saturday morning. Starting in Peavy's place for the Red Sox will be 24-year-old Allen Webster, who will take on Tampa Bay's Chris Archer, as the Rays look to win their 10th consecutive game.
7/26/2014 | Webster to take Peavy's spot in finale vs. Rays
Manager John Farrell mentioned how the trade of Jake Peavy to the Giants gives the Red Sox an opportunity to commit to a young starter. At least initially, that young starter will be Red Sox No. 2 overall prospect Allen Webster, who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday to fill Peavy's rotation spot on Sunday afternoon against the Rays.
7/26/2014 | Carp confirms he asked Red Sox for a trade
The Red Sox have been thrilled with the fit Mike Carp has been as a bench player in his two seasons with the club. However, Carp thinks he's ready for a more expanded role. Carp confirmed a report from the Boston Globe that he recently asked the Red Sox for a trade.
7/26/2014 | Papi awarded double after fan interference call stands
David Ortiz thought he had cracked a home run off Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson with two outs and the bases empty in the top of the first inning Saturday. But a Red Sox fan was called for fan interference, turning the hit into a ground-rule double. Red Sox manager John Farrell came out to request that the umpires look the play over, and crew chief Bill Miller initiated a review of the potential home run. After a review of one minute, 58 seconds, the call on the field stood and Ortiz was awarded second base.
7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists
The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since MLBPipeline.com released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. MLBPipeline.com prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and MLB.com.
7/26/2014 | Red Sox land pair of prospects for Peavy
Almost exactly a year after the Red Sox acquired Jake Peavy from the White Sox in their push to get to the World Series, they traded the right-hander and cash considerations to the Giants on Saturday for two pitching prospects -- left-hander Edwin Escobar and right-hander Heath Hembree.
7/26/2014 | Betts, Ranaudo impress for Triple-A Pawtucket
Mookie Betts collected four hits and Anthony Ranaudo threw six scoreless innings Friday to help Triple-A Pawtucket defeat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 10-2.
7/26/2014 | If traded, Lester open to returning to Red Sox
Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester indicated that even if he was traded, he could perhaps re-sign with Boston as a free agent in the offseason.
7/25/2014 | Hellickson aims to extend Rays' winning streak
On Saturday at Tropicana Field, Jeremy Hellickson will try to help Tampa Bay extend its season-best eight-game winning streak. John Lackey will start for the Red Sox.
7/25/2014 | Bullpen can't finish job after Lester exits vs. Rays
Junichi Tazawa served up a three-run double to Evan Longoria in the bottom of the seventh that proved to be the difference in the Red Sox's 6-4 loss to the Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field.
7/25/2014 | Ortiz feeling better, in lineup vs. Price
David Ortiz wasn't going to let a nagging back injury keep him out of Friday's matchup with David Price and the Rays.
7/24/2014 | Ortiz day to day with back spasms after exiting late
David Ortiz left Thursday's 8-0 loss to Toronto in the ninth inning with back spasms after he checked his swing on an offering from Blue Jays lefty Rob Rasmussen.
7/24/2014 | Holt crosses final frontier with start at 2B
As he filled in for Dustin Pedroia at second in the series finale in Toronto on Thursday, Brock Holt became the first player in Red Sox history to start at every position outside of pitcher and catcher.
7/24/2014 | Rehabbing Middlebrooks on fire at Pawtucket
Will Middlebrooks, who's on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right index finger, continues to produce offensively since being sent on his rehab assignment on July 18.
7/24/2014 | Red Sox drop series; no match for Jays' Stroman
A series that started so well for the Red Sox ended on a sour note on Thursday, as Boston dropped its third straight game in an 8-0 loss to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
7/24/2014 | Henry: Red Sox, Lester will talk contract after season
The Red Sox and starting pitcher Jon Lester have tabled contract negotiations until the offseason, principal owner John Henry told the Boston Herald late Wednesday.
7/24/2014 | Red Sox, Rays bring aces to the table in AL East clash
With the non-waiver Trade Deadline looming, two of the best pitchers in the American League square off on Friday with their disappointing teams trying to fight their way into the playoff picture. Tampa Bay ace David Price, a potential AL Cy Young candidate, faces off against Boston's Jon Lester at Tropicana Field.
7/24/2014 | Roma blanks Liverpool in Fenway friendly
Even with the Red Sox in Toronto, the bars and streets surrounding Fenway Park had a normal feel to them on Wednesday night. Drinks flowed and the cheers were loud as fans dressed in red prepared to enter the stadium. That red was worn in support of Liverpool FC, which took on AS Roma in a friendly at a sold-out Fenway Park. Roma won, 1-0, scoring off a corner kick in the 89th minute.
7/23/2014 | Papi sets record for HRs by visitor at Rogers Centre
With his three-run blast in the top of the first inning against the Blue Jays on Wednesday night, David Ortiz passed Alex Rodriguez for the most homers by a visiting hitter at Rogers Centre.
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