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Chris Sale undergoes successful Tommy John surgery

March 30, 2020

BOSTON, MA – Left-handed pitcher Chris Sale today underwent successful left UCL reconstruction (“Tommy John surgery”). The procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

Red Sox announce roster moves

March 26, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today announced the following roster moves:

  • Infielder/outfielder Yairo Muñoz was added to the club’s 2020 spring training roster as a non-roster invitee.
  • Right-handed pitchers Colten Brewer and Chris Mazza and left-handed pitchers Matt Hall and Jeffrey Springs were optioned to minor

Red Sox acquire Minor League catcher Jhonny Pereda from Chicago Cubs

March 23, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today acquired minor league catcher Jhonny Pereda from the Chicago Cubs, completing the January 21 trade for right-handed pitcher Travis Lakins. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. Pereda, 23, spent the entire 2019 season with Double-A Tennessee, batting .241 (83-for-344) with

Red Sox option left-handed pitcher Josh Osich to Triple-A Pawtucket

March 19, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today optioned left-handed pitcher Josh Osich to Triple-A Pawtucket. Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. Osich, 31, signed with the Red Sox as a major league free agent on December 4, 2019. The left-hander was selected by San Francisco

Chris Sale to undergo Tommy John surgery

March 19, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox announced today that left-handed pitcher Chris Sale will undergo ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery (Tommy John) on his left elbow. Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. Sale, 30, allowed 17 earned runs in his first four starts of 2019,

Statement from the Boston Red Sox

March 12, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox today issued the following statement and information for Red Sox ticket holders: “The health and safety of our fans, players, and employees is of paramount importance. We thank them for their patience and support during this unprecedented time. We support Major League Baseball’s decision

Red Sox agree to terms with 19 players on one-year contracts for 2020

Boston renews contract of third baseman Rafael Devers
March 9, 2020

FORT MYERS, FL—The Boston Red Sox today announced that the club has agreed to terms with 19 players on one-year contracts for the 2020 season. In addition, the Red Sox renewed the contract of third baseman Rafael Devers for the 2020 season. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Red Sox announce roster moves

March 8, 2020

FORT MYERS, FL – Prior to today’s game against the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox made the following roster moves:

  • Eight players were reassigned to minor league camp: catcher Roldani Baldwin, catcher/infielder Connor Wong, infielder Jeter Downs, first baseman Josh Ockimey, and pitchers R.J. Alvarez, Trevor Hildenberger, Tanner

Red Sox agree to one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Collin McHugh

Boston designates RHP Hector Velázquez for assignment
March 5, 2020

FORT MYERS, FL – The Boston Red Sox today signed right-handed pitcher Collin McHugh to a one-year contract for the 2020 season. To make room for McHugh on the 40-man roster, the club designated right-handed pitcher Hector Velázquez for assignment. Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Red Sox reassign five players to Minor League camp

March 4, 2020

FORT MYERS, FL – Prior to today’s game against the Detroit Tigers, the Boston Red Sox reassigned five players to minor league camp: first baseman Tommy Joseph, left-handed pitchers Daniel McGrath and Bobby Poyner, and right-handed pitchers Bryan Mata and Denyi Reyes. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Red Sox announce personnel moves in baseball operations

February 28, 2020

FORT MYERS, FL -- The Boston Red Sox today announced several personnel moves in the baseball operations department: • In Baseball Operations & Administration, Jack McCormick has assumed the role of Senior Director, Club Relations, Mike Regan was promoted to Director, Major League Operations, Mark Cacciatore was promoted to Director

Red Sox claim RHP Phillips Valdez off waivers from Seattle Mariners

Boston Places Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia on 60-day Injured List
February 23, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today claimed right-handed pitcher Phillips Valdez off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 60-day injured list. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. Valdez, 28, saw

Red Sox name Jerry Narron bench coach

February 22, 2020

FORT MYERS, FL – The Boston Red Sox today named Jerry Narron bench coach. Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom and Interim Manager Ron Roenicke made the announcement. A veteran of 32 seasons in the major leagues between his playing and coaching career, Narron, 64, rejoins the Red Sox

Red Sox Add Catcher Jonathan Lucroy as Non-Roster Invitee

February 19, 2020

FORT MYERS, FL – The Boston Red Sox have added catcher Jonathan Lucroy to the team’s 2020 Spring Training roster as a non-roster invitee. Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. The Red Sox have now invited 27 players to Major League Spring Training camp as non-roster

Opening statement from Red Sox principal owner John Henry

February 17, 2020

Below is a transcript of Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry’s opening statement from today’s press conference: This morning, before answering your questions I would like to begin by addressing Red Sox fans directly about this offseason. We are used to challenging offseasons, but this one has been particularly challenging.

Red Sox agree to one-year contract with outfielder Kevin Pillar

February 14, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today signed outfielder Kevin Pillar to a one-year contract for the 2020 season. Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. The Red Sox’ 40-man roster is now at 40. Pillar, 31, hit .259 (158-for-611) with 14 stolen bases last season

Red Sox announce 2020 Spring Training broadcast schedule

February 13, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today announced their 2020 Spring Training broadcast schedule. Of the Red Sox’ 35 exhibition games this spring, 14 will be televised by NESN in the Boston TV market on either the main channel or their NESNplus feed. The Red Sox Radio Network will

Red Sox to host Valentine's Day dance tomorrow for 120 senior citizens at Fenway Park

February 13, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox will host a Valentine’s Day dance for 120 senior citizens from five different Boston-area senior centers tomorrow, Friday, February 14, at Fenway Park. The event will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Dell Technologies Club, and includes lunch, pictures with the

PEAK Event Services and the Boston Red Sox Announce New Partnership at Fenway Park

February 12, 2020

PEAK Event Services, New England’s premier tent and event rental company, announced their partnership with the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park. Under the multi-year agreement, PEAK Event Services is the official event rental provider for the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park. This partnership allows for a streamlined experience

Red Sox name Ron Roenicke interim manager

February 11, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today announced that Ron Roenicke has been named Interim Manager. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. Roenicke, 63, spent the last two seasons (2018-19) as the Red Sox’ bench coach, helping guide the club to a franchise-record 108 regular-season wins and

Red Sox Spring Training begins tomorrow

Pitchers and catchers to begin workouts at 10 a.m. Workouts are free and open to the public
February 11, 2020

FORT MYERS, FL—Red Sox pitchers and catchers have their first workouts tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12, at Fenway South, the club’s Spring Training and Player Development Complex in Lee County, Florida. Workouts, which are free and open to the public, start at 10:00 a.m. and are expected to include 33 pitchers

Red Sox add five non-roster invitees to 2020 Spring Training roster

February 11, 2020

FORT MYERS, FL -- The Boston Red Sox have added five non-roster invitees to the team’s 2020 Spring Training roster: catcher Juan Centeno, catcher/infielder Connor Wong, infielder Jeter Downs, outfielder César Puello, and right-handed pitcher Denyi Reyes. Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. The Red Sox

Red Sox send Mookie Betts, David Price, and cash to Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for three players

Boston Acquires OF Alex Verdugo, INF Jeter Downs, and C/INF Connor Wong
February 10, 2020

FORT MYERS, FL—The Boston Red Sox today traded outfielder Mookie Betts and left-handed pitcher David Price along with cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for outfielder Alex Verdugo, infielder Jeter Downs, and catcher/infielder Connor Wong. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. “Mookie and David have

Red Sox agree to two-year contract with outfielder Andrew Benintendi

February 8, 2020

BOSTON, MA -- The Boston Red Sox today signed outfielder Andrew Benintendi to a two-year contract through the 2021 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. With today’s agreement, left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez is the only remaining Red Sox player eligible for salary arbitration.

Spring Training Truck Day presented by JetBlue scheduled for Monday

January 31, 2020

BOSTON, MA -- The departure of the Red Sox equipment truck for the club’s Spring Training home at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida, is scheduled for Monday, February 3. The truck will be loaded starting at 7 a.m. and is scheduled to leave Fenway Park for the 1,480-mile trip