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Red Sox Reward David Ortiz with Contract Extension

Red Sox Reward David Ortiz with Contract ExtensionG. Fiume/Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- The Boston Red Sox are doing all they can to keep one of their most iconic players as they've extended first baseman/designated hitter David Ortiz through the 2015 season. ESPN is reporting that Ortiz' new dea...

Report: Andrew Bailey Signs With N.Y. Yankees

Report: Andrew Bailey Signs With N.Y. YankeesBrian Garfinkel/Getty Images Sport(NEW YORK) -- The New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league contract with free agent reliever Andrew Bailey, according to ESPN. Bailey is currently recovering from shoulder surgery and is not expected to be ready ...

Masterson Agrees to One-Year Deal With Indians

Masterson Agrees to One-Year Deal With IndiansSarah Glenn/Getty Images(GOODYEAR, Ariz.) -- The Cleveland Indians and starting pitcher Justin Masterson avoided salary arbitration on Tuesday, when the right-hander agreed to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $9,762,500, according to the Clevelan...

Ryan Dempster Won’t Play in 2014

Ryan Dempster Won’t Play in 2014Robert Roger/MLB Photos via Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster will not be found on the mound in 2014. The 16-year veteran gave general manager Ben Cherington a phone call about two weeks ago to let him know he was t...

Former Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling Battling Cancer

Former Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling Battling Cancer Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Boston Red Sox starting pitcher and current ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling revealed on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with cancer. “I’ve always believed life is about embracing the gifts an...

Sizemore Joins Red Sox

Sizemore Joins Red SoxRon Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year incentive laden deal on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Sizemore will make $750,000 in base salary and could make up to $6 million with perfo...

Masahiro Tanaka to Start Meeting with MLB Teams This Week

Masahiro Tanaka to Start Meeting with MLB Teams This WeekRob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Let the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes begin. According to ESPN, the prized Japanese ace and his agent Casey Close have arrived in the United States and will begin meeting with interested MLB teams this week. The 2...

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to Post Masahiro Tanaka

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to Post Masahiro TanakaMajor League Baseball (NEW YORK) --  Japan's Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles have decided to post highly touted pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, announcing on Wednesday that they are prepared to let him leave the team. Rakuten Eagles president Yozo Tachibana...

Kevin Youkilis Set to Play in Japan Next Season

Kevin Youkilis Set to Play in Japan Next SeasonRobert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Kevin Youkilis wants to play just one more season, but it will not be in the major leagues. The 34-year-old Youkilis has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in...

Report: N.Y. Yankees Sign LHP Matt Thornton

Report: N.Y. Yankees Sign LHP Matt Thornton Bob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Yankees and free agent reliever Matt Thornton agreed to a two-year contract on Tuesday, worth $7 million according to ESPN. The deal is pending a physical. The 37-year-old Thornton will most likely serv...

Red Sox Re-Sign First Baseman Mike Napoli to Two-Year Deal

Red Sox Re-Sign First Baseman Mike Napoli to Two-Year DealBrian D. Kersey/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The beard is staying in Boston. After testing the free agent market, first baseman Mike Napoli has agreed to re-sign with the Boston Red Sox on a two-year deal worth $16 million. In his first season with the Red ...

Report: Ellsbury Agrees To 7-Year Deal With N.Y. Yankees

Report: Ellsbury Agrees To 7-Year Deal With N.Y. Yankees J. Meric/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Yankees and free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury have agreed to a seven-year contract worth $153 million Tuesday night, according to ESPN. The deal is pending a physical exam and includes an option for ...

ESPN: Red Sox Sign Catcher A.J. Pierzynski to One-Year Deal

ESPN: Red Sox Sign Catcher A.J. Pierzynski to One-Year DealRon Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- When you win a championship in any sport, there's bound to be roster turnover the following year and the Boston Red Sox are no exception. According to ESPN, the team has signed catcher A.J. Pierzynski...

Jhonny Peralta Agrees to Four-Year Deal with Cardinals

Jhonny Peralta Agrees to Four-Year Deal with CardinalsMajor League Baseball (NEW YORK) --  It didn't take long for the best shortstop on the free agent market to find a new home. After losing to the Boston Red Sox in the World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals bolstered their infield by agreeing to a f...

Francona, Hurdle Voted League’s Top Managers

Francona, Hurdle Voted League’s Top ManagersMajor League Baseball (NEW YORK) --  After guiding their squads to turnaround seasons, Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona and Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle won the Manager of the Year awards in their respective leagues. In a close vote by the...

Red Sox Make Qualifying Offers to Three Free Agents

Red Sox Make Qualifying Offers to Three Free AgentsBrian D. Kersey/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The World Series champion Boston Red Sox are already working towards fielding a winning squad for the 2014 season. The team extended qualifying offers of $14.1 million for one year to free agent center fielder Ja...

Red Sox Celebrate Championship, Honor Marathon Victims

Red Sox Celebrate Championship, Honor Marathon VictimsTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox celebrated their third World Series championship in 10 seasons Saturday, parading from Fenway Park to the Charles River. The players, full beards and all, and executives boarded 25 duck boats ...

The Boston Red Sox Win The World Series

The Boston Red Sox Win The World SeriesTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox won the World Series Wednesday night with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the Fall Classic. It was a dramatic turnaround for a team that finished in last place in the...

David Ortiz Named World Series MVP

David Ortiz Named World Series MVPG. Fiume/Getty Images(BOSTON) --  The Boston Red Sox capped off a postseason for the ages when they topped the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, but they may not have been as fortunate without Big Papi. Designated hitter David Ortiz was nam...

Red Sox Win World Series

Red Sox Win World SeriesTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox won the World Series Wednesday night with a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the Fall Classic. It was a dramatic turnaround for a team that finished in last place in the A...

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