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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014,  file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz tips his cap while standing on third base during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park in Boston. Ortiz said Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, that he will retire after 2016 season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Red Sox DH David Ortiz to retire after 2016 season

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOSTON — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston’s beloved “Big Papi” who helped the cursed franchise end its dynasty of disappointment and cursed out the bombers who attacked his adopted city, said on Wednesday he will play one more year before retiring. On the day that he turned 40, the Dominican designated hitter said in a video posted on The …

‘Big Papi’ Ortiz had a career of big moments for Red Sox

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

From his back-to-back walk-offs in the 2004 playoffs to his .688 batting average in the 2013 World Series, David Ortiz seemed to perform best under pressure. Here are some of his signature moments: ∎ His heroics in the 2004 playoffs began with a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to finish up the …

Boston gets closer Kimbrel from Padres for 4 prospects

Friday, November 13, 2015

BOSTON — New Boston Red Sox boss Dave Dombrowski on Friday night made his first big move to rebuild the franchise after its third last-place finish in four years, acquiring four-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres for four prospects. Kimbrel, who saved 39 games for the Padres this season, …

More and earlier trade talk as MLB general managers gather

Monday, November 9, 2015

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Dave Dombrowski, Boston’s new president of baseball operations, asked some of his staff to arrive by afternoon to get a head start on the annual general managers’ meetings, which began with a dinner Monday night. “By the time I sat down, they said, like, …

Pawsox co-owner: Pawtucket back on table for team’s home

Monday, November 9, 2015

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Pawtucket Red Sox chairman Larry Lucchino put Pawtucket back on the table as a future home for the team on Monday, after owners spent months saying it was moving elsewhere and would not consider staying in the city. “We think a new ballpark is important …

John Farrell thanks well-wishers, even Yankees fans

Friday, October 23, 2015

BOSTON — Ten weeks after being diagnosed with cancer, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell was given a clean bill of health by doctors and cleared to resume regular activities to the extent his body will allow. “The news ... is a huge relief to me,” Farrell said …

Red Sox ‘lifetime’ scout has died; hit flies to Yaz

Friday, October 16, 2015

BOSTON — The Red Sox are mourning the death of former prospect and scout Chuck Koney. The team says Koney died on Monday in Orland Park, Illinois, at the age of 90. He had been a scout in the organization for more than 40 years after his playing …

Dave Dombrowski: Red Sox committed to Hanley Ramirez at 1st base

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are counting on shortstop-turned-outfielder Hanley Ramirez to play yet another new position next season: first base. New Red Sox president of baseball operations said on Tuesday that the team is committed to …

John Lackey dominates, Cardinals beat Jon Lester, Cubs 4-0 in NLDS opener

Friday, October 9, 2015

ST. LOUIS — John Lackey lived up to his reputation as a pitcher who craves the ball in October, helping the St. Louis Cardinals cool off the upstart Chicago Cubs. Lackey outpitched old teammate Jon Lester, allowing two …

Lester vs Lackey matches former Red Sox teammates

Thursday, October 8, 2015

ST. LOUIS — John Lackey has been quite the bargain for the St. Louis Cardinals. Pitching for the major league minimum $507,500 salary due to a clause in contract, Lackey went 13-10 for a team that lost its …

Red Sox more optimistic despite another last-place finish

Monday, October 5, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox tried to buy their way out of the AL East cellar last offseason with splashy free agents, guaranteeing Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval a total of $183 million. All that got them …

Corey Kluber pitches 8 innings; Indians beat Red Sox 2-0

Saturday, October 3, 2015

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber pitched eight innings while Carlos Santana and Ryan Raburn homered, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Kluber (9-16) ended his rocky season with a …

Tomlin pitches into 7th as Indians beat Red Sox 8-2

Friday, October 2, 2015

CLEVELAND — After battling arm problems for three years, Josh Tomlin has pitched himself into the Cleveland Indians’ plans for 2016. Tomlin worked into the seventh inning — allowing only a two-run homer to David Ortiz in the …