Boston Red Sox

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants must form a plan for allocating playing time at third base following the trade that sent Eduardo Nuñez to the Boston Red Sox. Yes, it could be Pablo Sandoval. It probably will be Pablo Sandoval. But not immediately. The Giants made a short-term move to address their roster vacancy on Wednesday, purchasing the contract of outfielder Carlos Moncrief from Triple-A Sacramento. Moncrief, a 28-year-old former pitcher who was signed as a minor league free agent last year, was hitting .287 as a partial starting player for the River Cats. Moncrief is here because the Giants didn’t want to call up a player that they merely planned to use off the bench Wednesday and then cool
Author: MercuryNews.com
Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:48 pm
Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish is one of the few pieces available at the trade deadline who can truly alter a division race. If you’re a fan of the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians, you can stop reading now.
Author: Big League Stew
Posted: July 26, 2017, 6:01 pm
Lewis Brinson highlights a look around the league for all of Tuesday night’s action (Getty Images) Lewis Brinson is the latest prospect getting called up who deserves your fantasy attention. He struggled mightily during his first stint in Milwaukee earlier
Author: Roto Arcade
Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:34 pm
The Giants traded infielder Eduardo Nunez to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night for minor league right-handers Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos.
Author: Sports Illustrated
Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:41 pm
The Yankees and Athletics are reportedly discussing a trade for Sonny Gray, that also includes first baseman Yonder Alonso. That would pretty much fill the remaining holes the Yankees had on the roster after already dealing for third baseman Todd Frazier as well as relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle, and that’s also why this deal makes too much sense for New York to not happen. The Yankees are loaded with prospects. They already have quite a bit of youth on the big-league roster, too. Their previous deals, both in the offseason and in-season, show a general manager who doesn’t want to give up on the future just to help the present. Adding Gray wouldn’t change any of that: He’s only 27,
Author: SB Nation
Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:08 pm
There was a time in Puerto Rico, perhaps for the generation and its sons that came after Roberto Clemente, when to be a ballplayer often enough was to be a catcher. Orlando Cepeda, a first baseman, was a Hall of Famer.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Infielder Eduardo Nunez was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night for minor league right-handers Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos. The deal was finalized during San Francisco’s 11-3 win over Pittsburgh and announced after the game. “It’s exciting,” Nunez said while standing outside of manager Bruce Bochy’s office. “You’re going to go (play) for a championship. That’s why we’re here. That’s the focus right now.” Nunez started at third base, hit a two-run double and scored twice before he was removed for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning. The infielder, who was hit by a pitch on the left elbow earlier in the game, was shown on television
Author: CBS Boston
Posted: July 26, 2017, 11:27 am
The second half of the MLB season is underway and rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made with one week before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. As teams scramble to get a foothold of their positions in their respective
Author: Sports Illustrated
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:19 am
SEATTLE — Guillermo Heredia provided the early punch with a home run, then turned an extra 90 feet into the winning run for the Seattle Mariners some four hours later. Heredia went from first to third on a wild pitch and then came home when Jean Segura rolled an RBI single up the middle with two outs in the 13th inning to cap a two-run rally and give the Mariners a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox in a game that ended early Wednesday morning. “In my opinion, the biggest play in the game was him going from first to third on the wild pitch, keeping his up head up there and taking the extra base, which allowed him to score the winning run,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “A lot of crazy
Author: CSNNE.com
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:13 am
A trade went down in the wee-wee hours: the Boston Red Sox acquired third baseman Eduardo Nunez from the San Francisco Giants. The Giants will receive minor league pitchers Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos in return. Third baseman for the Boston Red Sox have, obviously, been terrible this year, with Pablo Sandoval being released and Brock Holt being injured for most of the season. top prospect Rafael Devers was just called up and got his first start for Boston last night, but it may be a lot to ask of a 20-year-old to carry third base every day for a contender. Nunez can play other infield positions, but it’s not like second base and short are problem areas for Boston. Better too have too many
Author: HardballTalk
Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:33 am
Infielder Eduardo Nunez was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night for minor league right-handers Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos. The deal was finalized during San Francisco’s 11-3 win over Pittsburgh and announced after the game. “It’s exciting,” Nunez said while standing outside of manager Bruce Bochy’s office.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:31 am
SAN FRANCISCO — For one night, anyway, the Giants looked like a team that everyone may vaguely remember.  A pretty darned good one. Madison Bumgarner was dealing, and adding a little extra with the lumber. Buster Posey and Joe Panik were delivering clutch RBI hits. Denard Span and Eduardo Nunez even teamed up for a double steal. Then, for some real spice, the Giants conjured up a mid-game trade. As he was preparing to hit in the fifth inning, Nunez was called back to the dugout, where he accepted hugs from his teammates following a trade to the Boston Red Sox. Not a bad Tuesday night for Nunez — a couple of runs scored, a two-run double in his last Giants at-bat and a deal that sent him from
Author: MercuryNews.com
Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:32 am
The term “hug watch” has become a popular phrase surrounding the Major League Baseball trade deadline. Eduardo Nunez says goodbye to his teammates in San Francisco. It’s not clear when that tradition began, but San Francisco Giants third baseman Eduardo Núñez kept it alive Tuesday night.
Author: Big League Stew
Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:50 am
SEATTLE — Guillermo Heredia provided the early punch with a home run, then turned an extra 90 feet into the winning run for the Seattle Mariners some four hours later. Heredia went from first to third on a wild pitch and then came home when Jean Segura rolled an RBI single up the middle with two outs in the 13th inning to cap a two-run rally and give the Mariners a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox in a game that ended early Wednesday morning. “In my opinion, the biggest play in the game was him going from first to third on the wild pitch, keeping his up head up there and taking the extra base, which allowed him to score the winning run,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “A lot of crazy
Author: CSNNE.com
Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:33 am
Tom E. Curran breaks down how the Patriots high expectations from the media could be used to their benefit.
Author: CSNNE.com
Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:03 am
Tanguay, Felger, Drellich, and Bertrand talk about John Farrell saying that he did not apologize to Dennis Eckersley for the David Price confrontation
Author: CSNNE.com
Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:28 pm
Red Sox manager John Farrell said today on WEEI’s Dale and Holley Show that he has not apologized to Dennis Eckersley for the recent incident on a team flight in which David Price ripped into the Hall of Fame pitcher — to the applause of some teammates — for being too critical in his role as a team broadcaster. “Yeah, that’s a no,” Farrell responded when asked specifically if he had apologized to Eck. MORE ON PRICE-ECKERSLEY Curt Schilling rips into David Price and Red Sox, says team is ‘devoid of clubhouse presence’ According to Brooks Sutherland’s story on WEEI.com, Farrell said he has spoken to Eckersley since the incident and has a “positive in a professional way” relationship with Eck.
Author: CSNNE.com
Posted: July 25, 2017, 8:59 pm
Jose Quintana sounds relieved he won’t have to face his former White Sox teammates this week. The pitcher said Tuesday morning that he’s ecstatic for his new opportunity with the Cubs, who have made him feel very comfortable these first two weeks. After he earned his second win for the Cubs on Sunday night, Quintana spent part of pregame Monday with his former White Sox teammates in visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field. They caught up on small talk and Quintana said they spent as much time together as they could. That’s a luxury he wouldn’t have been afforded had he been preparing to face them on Monday instead. The Cubs decided last Friday that Quintana would pitch Sunday night against the St.
Author: CSN Chicago
Posted: July 25, 2017, 6:17 pm
The Mariners and Indians are among the multiple teams interested in acquiring Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, a major league source recently told NY Post reporter Mike Puma. The Red Sox, who had been looking to acquire a third baseman or super utility guy, have also reportedly contacted the Mets about Cabrera. In late June, Cabrera, 31, began starting games at second base, where he hadn’t played on a regular basis since 2014. This past weekend, he started first game ever at third base. Reaction and insight from Matthew Cerrone… July 25, 2017: The Indians must have interest in Cabrera because Jason Kipnis remains out with a hamstring injury. They’re also in need of an outfielder with Lonnie
Author: SNY
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:15 pm
The Detroit Tigers need such a major re-boot that prospects and financial flexibility are more valuable to them than the next two months and two seasons of a pitcher aging through his mid-30s. The Dodgers, Astros, Cubs and Brewers are among the contending teams scouting Verlander, who has full veto rights over a trade. All had scouts monitoring his start Monday night in Detroit.
Author: Sports Illustrated
Posted: July 25, 2017, 3:34 pm
When the Yankees traded for Todd Frazier last week, the Boston Red Sox were expected to mine the market for a third base upgrade of their own. Instead, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski went in the opposite direction, calling up top prospect Rafael Devers to man the hot corner. The Red Sox’s regular third baseman, 26-year-old Deven Marrero, has hit just .216/.258/.324 this year, good for a 53 OPS+.
Author: Business Insider UK
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:45 pm
When the Yankees traded for Todd Frazier last week, the Boston Red Sox were expected to mine the market for a third base upgrade of their own. Instead, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski went in the opposite direction, calling up top prospect Rafael Devers to man the hot corner. The Red Sox’s regular third baseman, 26-year-old Deven Marrero, has hit just .216/.258/.324 this year, good for a 53 OPS+.
Author: Business Insider
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:45 pm
Jon Morosi of MLB Network says that the Nationals could pursue Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray if Stephen Strasburg‘s forearm issue lingers. Strasburg left Sunday’s start early due to forearm tightness, saying he was unable to get loose. Sometimes that’s a sign of a major injury. Sometimes it’s just a thing that happens and then goes away. The Nationals will have to make a determination as to how big a deal this all is pretty soon, though, as a lot of other teams, including the Yankees, Brewers and Astros have all been linked to Gray. It seems inevitable at this point that the A’s will move their ace before Monday’s trade deadline. Gray is set to start tonight. It may very well be his last
Author: HardballTalk
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:55 pm
The second half of the MLB season is underway and rumors are already starting to fly about deals that could be made with one week before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. As teams scramble to get a foothold of their positions in their respective divisions, injuries have already derailed some teams potential at a postseason berth. • Eduardo Nunez has been traded from the San Fransisco Giants to the Boston Red Sox.
Author: Sports Illustrated
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:01 am
Jose Altuve leads the majors in hitting at .365, boosted by a recent run that’s extraordinary even by his lofty standards. The two-time AL batting champion from Houston has gotten four hits in two straight games. Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton has hit six home runs in seven games and is tied with Yankees rookie Aaron Judge for most in the majors at 32.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: July 25, 2017, 6:44 am
James Paxton added a dominant night to what has become a dominant month. Paxton allowed four singles over seven innings to win his fifth consecutive start in July and Kyle Seager homered to pace the Seattle Mariners to a 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. Paxton has allowed six earned runs in 33 1/3 innings and not given up a home run in five starts this month.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 25, 2017, 6:17 am
Michael Holley and Tom Giles give their picks on who they think applauded David Price for confronting Dennis Eckersley.
Author: CSNNE.com
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:38 am
Our BST crew debates whether there will be too much pressure put on Rafael Devers
Author: CSNNE.com
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:36 am
The Boston Red Sox are giving highly touted prospect Rafael Devers a day to get acclimated to big league life. Hoping to get more production at third base, the AL East leaders called up the 20-year-old Devers on Monday after just nine games at Triple-A Pawtucket. ”You can imagine how happy I felt when I heard the news,” Devers said through a translator.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:54 am