MLB Rumors: Red Sox place Sandy Leon on waivers originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Sandy Leon appears to be the odd man out behind the plate for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox have placed the veteran catcher on waivers, WEEI’s Evan Drellich reported Sunday. That means MLB’s other clubs have 48 hours to claim Leon; if not, he can be assigned to Boston’s minor league team, traded or released outright.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 10:57 pm
Pitcher Noah Syndergaard fired a shot at the New York Mets front office Sunday, expressing frustration that teammate Jacob deGrom hasn’t been signed to a contract extension and that the team has an unconventional travel schedule prior to Opening Day. The Mets and deGrom, who won the 2018 National League Cy Young Award, talked in the offseason, but deGrom told reporters Saturday he wasn’t confident of an agreement in the next few days. The Mets and deGrom agreed to a one-year, $17 million contract rather than go to arbitration in January.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 8:51 pm
It wasn’t an offseason weight-loss program, but pitcher David Price is entering the 2019 season much lighter. The Boston Red Sox lefty has finally gotten rid of the postseason demons that had been haunting him for much of his 11-season career. ”I do (feel that way), so yeah,” Price said.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 7:48 pm
Red Sox fans won’t like Alex Rodriguez’s latest Aaron Judge comments originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Major League Baseball needs a face, and two of the best candidates play for the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. With all due respect to Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout, the top two players to be the marquee superstar in baseball are Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts and Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge. Betts is the reigning American League MVP, a three-time Gold Glove winner and a World Series champion.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 6:46 pm
Projecting Red Sox’s bullpen roles with relief pitchers finalized originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Boston Red Sox’s bullpen undoubtedly is the club’s biggest question mark entering the 2019 season. But at least we know who’s part of the unit. The Red Sox made five roster cuts Saturday, in the process finalizing the eight relief pitchers they’ll carry into Opening Day.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 10:44 pm
Sam Kennedy hints Red Sox could host MLB All-Star Game within 5 years originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com It’s been 20 years since the MLB All-Star Game came to Fenway Park. According to Sam Kennedy, that drought may not reach 25. The Red Sox president and CEO said Saturday he hopes the Midsummer Classic will come back to Boston within the next half-decade.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 9:44 pm
Chris Sale nudges Dave Dombrowski on re-signing Rick Porcello originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Chris Sale used his celebratory press conference Saturday to put in a good word for his buddy. Speaking to reporters in Fort Myers, Fla. after officially signing a five-year contract extension with the Boston Red Sox reportedly worth $145 million, Sale gave a little nod to fellow starter Rick Porcello, who will become a free agent after the 2019 season: “We have four starting pitchers here for the foreseeable future — and we’ve got a fifth one (Porcello) we’d like to keep around, too.”
Posted: March 23, 2019, 8:50 pm
Red Sox cut five more from major league roster originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Boston Red Sox almost have their 25-man roster set for the start of the 2019 MLB season. With their season opener against the Seattle Mariners just days away, the team is continuing to make roster moves to trim down their spring training unit. Per the team’s official Twitter account, they assigned five players to the minor leagues.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 6:52 pm
Highlights from the Red Sox 12-3 win over the Pirates in Spring Training originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 12, Pirates 3 IN BRIEF: In the last game of Spring Training at the Fort, Chris Sale threw five scoreless innings as the projected starters jumped all over the Pirates pitching. HIGHLIGHTS: Chris Sale goes five scoreless innings with six strikeouts post-extension. 1st inning J.D. Martinez RBI single (1-0 BOS) Xander Bogaerts SAC fly (2-0 BOS) 4th inning Jackie Bradley Jr. RBI double (3-0 BOS) Brock Holt RBI double (4-0 BOS) 6th inning Ke’Bryan Hayes hits three-run homer (4-3 BOS) Blake Swihart and Bradley Jr. score on throwing errors (6-3 BOS) 8th inning Jan…
Posted: March 23, 2019, 6:04 pm
The state of Boston sports the last time LeBron James missed the playoffs originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com With a 111-106 loss to the Brooklyn Nets Friday night, LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were officially eliminated from the playoffs. This will be the first time James will miss the postseason since the 2004-05 season, as a 20-year-old with the Cavaliers. A lot has changed since then.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 5:42 pm