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Red Sox drop American flag over left field wall in Memorial Day tribute at Fenway Park 

May 25, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox today paid tribute to those who lost their lives in combat by dropping the American flag over the Green Monster wall in Left Field. The flag drop was punctuated by a bugle performance of Taps by Medford, MA, native Robert Bean, a retired member

Red Sox face coverings featuring unique social distancing Red Sox logo now available

Face covering proceeds to benefit the Red Sox Foundation
May 14, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox are now accepting pre-orders for face coverings featuring the socially distanced hanging sox logo on redsox.com/facecoverings. The navy face coverings are made of a of dry-tech exterior with an internal cotton blend liner. These face coverings are not intended to be personal protective equipment

Red Sox Foundation calls for nominations for 6th annual IMPACT Awards presented by the Ruderman Family Foundation to aid non-profits strained amid COVID-19 crisis

Award Grants $75,000 to New England Non-profits Based on Fan Votes
May 4, 2020

BOSTON, MA – As the spread of COVID-19 continues to strain non-profit organizations across New England, the Red Sox Foundation will not waver from providing the 6th Annual IMPACT Awards presented by the Ruderman Family Foundation. The awards provide Red Sox fans with the opportunity to nominate their favorite local

Red Sox offer personalized video board messages to raise money for Red Sox Foundation

April 30, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox are offering fans the chance to create their own personalized message on Fenway Park’s John Hancock center field video board as a way to raise funds for the Red Sox Foundation, the club’s public charity that has been maintaining operations and programming during this

Red Sox offer refunds, credits, and exchanges for April and May games 

April 29, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox will today begin offering ticket holders the opportunity for refunds, credits, and exchanges for Fenway Park games scheduled between April 2 and May 28. “As we continue to evaluate possibilities for the 2020 season, it’s important that we provide options to our ticket buyers

Statement from Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy

April 22, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today released the following statement from President & CEO Sam Kennedy in response to Major League Baseball’s report: “As an organization, we strive for 100% compliance with the rules. MLB’s investigation concluded that in isolated instances during the 2018 regular season, sign sequences

Red Sox Foundation establishes Emergency Hardship Fund to support fans experiencing food insecurity in New England and Southwest Florida

April 15, 2020

BOSTON, MA – The Red Sox Foundation today announced the creation of the Red Sox Foundation Emergency Hardship Fund to help those who are experiencing food insecurity in New England and Southwest Florida as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We looked at so many issues facing families as a

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