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Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley, Jr., center, Xander Bogaerts, left, and Brock Holt, right, attend a media availability prior to the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America's awards dinner Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

With David Ortiz retiring, Red Sox prepping youth for future

Thursday, January 21, 2016

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox want to send Big Papi out as a winner. From the moment designated hitter David Oritz announced that this will be his last season, his team and teammates have been thinking about a fitting way to send him into retirement. Their conclusion: No specially commissioned rocking chair or autographed piece of the Green Monster …

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens likely to get boost from Hall of Fame vote changes

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

NEW YORK — Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other tainted stars of the Steroids Era appear likely to get a boost in Hall of Fame balloting, but not enough to enter Cooperstown this year. Ken Griffey Jr. seems assured of election on the first try Wednesday, possibly with a record vote of close …

Matt Vautour: Gazing into the 2016 crystal ball

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Crystal ball time. Predictions for 2016 that can’t possibly miss. Alabama beats Oklahoma in the College Football Championship — The Sooners will lose in the finals of football and men’s basketball. The Winter Classic is disappointing — Outdoor hockey is fun as a novelty, but there’s become far too much of it. It …

Former Red Sox All-Star third baseman Frank Malzone dies

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Frank Malzone, the Boston Red Sox’s all-time leader among third baseman with homers and RBIs, has died, the team said Tuesday. He was 85. Malzone died at home in Needham of natural causes, the team …

Former Red Sox OF Dave Henderson dies of heart attack at 57

Sunday, December 27, 2015

SEATTLE — Dave Henderson, the former major league outfielder who hit one of the most famous home runs in postseason history, died Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 57. Henderson died early Sunday morning at …

Red Sox to retire Wade Boggs’ number 26

Monday, December 21, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Wade Boggs’ number 26 will be retired by the Boston Red Sox. Boston said Monday it will retire the number of the Hall of Fame third baseman during a ceremony at Fenway Park on May …

Red Sox obtain reliever Carson Smith from Mariners for LHP Wade Miley

Monday, December 7, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Boston Red Sox have bolstered a suddenly imposing bullpen, acquiring right-hander Carson Smith and lefty Roenis Elias on Monday from the Seattle Mariners for left-hander Wade Miley and reliever Jonathan Aro in the first …

Red Sox introduce David Price, announce 7-year, $217M deal

Friday, December 4, 2015

BOSTON — For all the money the Red Sox are paying David Price, the Boston fans don’t just want a pitcher who gives the team a chance to win every five days. And it’s not enough for him …

Outfielder Chris Young, Red Sox finalize 2-year, $13 million deal

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

BOSTON — Don’t expect any more blockbusters from the Boston Red Sox this offseason, new baseball boss Dave Dombrowski said after announcing a deal with outfielder Chris Young on Wednesday. The two-year, $13 million contract to make Young …

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 …

‘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 …

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 …

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, …