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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh inning during a baseball game in Phoenix. Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, Nov. 24, 2014,  because the Red Sox had not announced the agreement. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Red Sox spend on Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez to shake cellar

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON — The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings. The first team in major league history to go from worst to first and back again has agreed to terms third baseman Pablo Sandoval, his agent confirmed Monday night. According to a baseball official with knowledge of …

Pablo Sandoval reaches multiyear deal with Red Sox

Monday, November 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Kung Fu Panda is moving to Boston. Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract, and the switch-hitting slugger informed the San Francisco Giants he’s leaving. “Got the call. He is going to the Red Sox,” Giants assistant general manager Bobby …

AP Source: Pablo Sandoval reaches deal with Red Sox

Monday, November 24, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the Red Sox had not announced the agreement. Sandoval, the 2012 World …

Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson highlight Hall of Fame ballot

Monday, November 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot. Craig Biggio, who fell two votes short of the 75 percent needed in the 2014 balloting, …

Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner

Friday, November 21, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year. Selig spoke at …

Detroit Tigers GM says signing Victor Martinez is top priority

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

PHOENIX — Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski says the Tigers’ top priority is re-signing Victor Martinez now that the slugger is a free agent after declining the team’s qualifying offer. “We like Victor. We hope he remains with us,” Dombrowski said Tuesday at baseball’s general managers meetings. “We’ll …

Red Sox sign closer Koji Uehara for 2 years

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox have signed Koji Uehara for two more years, committing $18 million to the reliever who closed out the 2013 World Series but struggled along with the team this season. One year to the day after Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter to seal …

Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach. Davis held that job with the Oakland Athletics the past three seasons and with Boston’s top minor-league team at Triple-A Pawtucket in 2011. In a 19-year playing career as an outfielder and designated …

Oldest former Red Sox player Lou Lucier dies at 96

Monday, October 20, 2014

BOSTON — Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96. The team says Lucier had a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday. A right-handed pitcher, Lucier played parts of three major league seasons during World …

Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn will not return

Friday, October 3, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are looking for a new hitting coach. Greg Colbrunn, who was the team’s hitting coach for the past two seasons, says he will not return for 2015. The 13-year major leaguer oversaw an offense that led baseball in runs, slugging and …

MLB batting average lowest since 1972 — before DH

Monday, September 29, 2014

NEW YORK — The final numbers are in, and Major League Baseball’s batting average hasn’t been this low since Richard Nixon was in the White House, a gallon of gasoline cost 55 cents and the designated hitter was …

Trout, Strasburg giving playoffs a fresh look

Monday, September 29, 2014

So, is this the year of Buck Showalter, Bryce Harper and a Beltway Series? Or perhaps Albert Pujols, Yasiel Puig and a Freeway Series? Maybe a Bay Area matchup or something from the Show Me State. Plenty of …

Amherst native Michelle Brooks Thompson ‘honored’ to be part of Derek Jeter’s final farewell

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BOSTON — Michelle Brooks Thompson has sang at Fenway Park before, but nothing could prepare her for Sunday afternoon. Brooks Thompson, the western Massachusetts native who starred on the “The Voice” TV show, had a memorable part during …