Red Sox protect 3 pitchers with roster adds

November 20, 2017

Beeks, a left-hander, is Boston’s No. 16 prospect according to MLBPipeline.com. The 24-year-old was named the Minor League Pitcher of the Year by the Red Sox in 2017 after going 11-8 with a 3.29 ERA in 26 starts for Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket. He struck out 9.62 per nine innings and held opponents to a .224 batting average. Beeks was a college teammate of Red Sox left fielder Andrew…

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Damon joins former Sox trio on '18 HOF ballot

November 20, 2017

This is Wagner’s third year on the ballot, and it is the first for Moyer.  • Complete Hall of Fame coverage A player can be on the ballot for up to 10 years, but must receive at least five percent of the votes from participating Baseball Writers’ Association of America members to stay on the ballot. To gain election to the Hall of Fame, a player needs to get 75 percent…

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Chavis among AFL title game standouts

November 19, 2017

It wasn’t Acuna at his most spectacular — his explosive bat speed produced a league-high seven home runs during the regular season — yet it still was more than enough for the Javelinas’ first title since 2012. Here are nine other players who impressed during the AFL’s championship game: Michael Chavis, 1B, Peoria (Red Sox). His improved approach resulted in 31 homers during the Minor League season and was evident…

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Red Sox mourn loss of prospect Flores at 17

November 8, 2017

“Everyone at the Red Sox was shocked to hear of Daniel’s tragic passing,” Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in a statement. “To see the life of a young man with so much promise cut short is extremely saddening for all of us. On behalf of the Red Sox organization, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Daniel’s family.” It had not been…

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Betts wins second straight Gold Glove Award

November 8, 2017

• VOTE NOW: Esurance MLB Awards’ Best Defensive Player Evans is the standard-setter for Boston with eight Gold Gloves. Betts will be entering his age 25 season in 2018 and has the athleticism, instincts and work ethic to build a similar collection of Gold Gloves as Evans. One of the things that make the defensive prowess of Betts so impressive is that he came up as a middle infielder before converting…

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Tiant on Hall of Fame's Modern Era ballot

November 7, 2017

The players are Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons, Luis Tiant and Alan Trammell. The 16-person panel assigned to vote on them will be determined later this fall. The vote is slated to be announced Dec. 10 live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 6 p.m. ET as the Winter Meetings open this year in Orlando, Fla. Any electees will be introduced…

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Cora confident as he takes Red Sox skipper job

November 7, 2017

They love — and breathe, eat and sleep — their baseball in Boston so much that it has overwhelmed some managers in the past. But not Cora, who played for the Red Sox from 2005-08 and has spent his life being as intense and focused on the game as possible. • Cora brings unique philosophical meld to Sox “Boston is a challenge, but for me, it’s not,” Cora said. “I…

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Sox seeking power bat, setup man on market

November 6, 2017

Here is a primer for the coming weeks. Free agents: 1B Mitch Moreland, RHP Addison Reed, OF Chris Young, OF Rajai Davis, RHP Doug Fister. Arbitration-eligible: RF Mookie Betts, SS Xander Bogaerts, CF Jackie Bradley Jr., LHP Drew Pomeranz, RHP Joe Kelly, RHP Brandon Workman, C Sandy Leon, RHP Steven Wright, INF Brock Holt, C Christian Vazquez, RHP Carson Smith, RHP Tyler Thornburg. • Hot Stove Tracker Biggest potential free-agent lossMoreland…

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Fall Stars wrap: How top prospects performed

November 5, 2017

AngelsMatt Thaiss, 1B, LAA No. 3: Thaiss started at first base for the East and went 0-for-2 with a pair of groundouts, one to the pitcher and the other to the shortstop. Thaiss, the 16th overall pick in the 2016 Draft, played five innings in the field. Samil De Los Santos, RHP: De Los Santos did not appear in the Fall Stars Game. AstrosKyle Tucker, OF, HOU No. 1 |…

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