Boston didn't make much noise at the winter meetings, but its new baseball boss has established a new culture and mindset.
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The Red Sox have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent infielder Jose Peraza, according to a report Thursday by Robert Murray.
Former Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello has agreed to a one-year deal worth $10 million with the Mets, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Joon Lee ESPN
While the division rival Yankees will walk from San Diego with Gerrit Cole's nine-year, $324 million contract in tow, Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said the team has been active behind the scenes in their discussions with clubs. "There's a couple of fronts where we feel like we might be making some progress." Bloom said the Cole signing won't change his approach. "Especially in our division, you expect your rivals are going to make moves that are going to make them really good."
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Making MLB history! Four managers of Puerto Rican heritage: Carlos Beltrán, Dave Martínez, Alex Cora and Charlie Montoyo.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Por primera vez en la historia de las Grandes Ligas habrá cuatro dirigentes de raíces puertorriqueñas: Carlos Beltrán, Dave Martínez, Alex Cora y Charlie Montoyo.
Nine years. $324 million. Karl Ravech reacts to Gerrit Cole's record deal with the Yankees, its impact on the AL East and how the signing makes the Yankees the biggest World Series favorite in years. Then, New York Post's Joel Sherman on what Cole's decision ultimately came down to (19:15) and ESPN's Marly Rivera with a story on the moment she found out about the signing (37:23). And, SNY's Steve Gelbs with the latest on the Mets and how MLB's investigation into the Astros will impact new manager Carlos Beltran (37:23).
William Weinbaum ESPN
Ken "Hawk" Harrelson is the Hall of Fame's 2020 Ford Frick Award winner for broadcasting excellence, to be presented during induction weekend in July. Harrelson, 78, announced Bosox games from 1975-81 and Chisox games for 34 years through 2018, with a break between 1986 and ‘88, during which he held the team's GM job for a year and then was a Yankee broadcaster for a year. His signature home run call was "You can put it on the board...yes!"
Nick Cafardo, who began his career as a baseball columnist for the Boston Globe in 1989, will be honored posthumously with the Spink Award "for meritorious contributions to baseball writing." Cafardo, 62, died during spring training in February.
Joon Lee ESPN
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he's been regularly talking to outfielder Mookie Betts, who becomes a free-agent after next season, this offseason amidst trade rumors. "I know how much he can impact the game of baseball. Look forward to managing him." Betts has been the center of trade rumors for months after the Red Sox stated their public goal to get under the luxury tax penalty.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
Red Sox manager Alex Cora declined to comment about the sign-stealing allegations under MLB scrutiny regarding the Houston Astros "out of respect for the investigation." Cora served as A.J, Hinch's bench coach during Houston's championship season in 2017. He said he has spoken to league investigators.
A pair of Cubs interleague games against the Red Sox and Yankees will feature on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball 2020 first-half slate.
Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz made his first public appearance in the Dominican Republic on Sunday nearly six months after he was shot in what authorities called a case of mistaken identity.
Ten names from the modern era are under consideration for the Hall this weekend. Here's what our ballot would look like.
Hoping for a busy week of moves in San Diego? So are we. Here are some deals that would get everyone talking.
Left-hander Josh Osich will have an $850,000 salary while in the major leagues as part of his 2020 contract with the Boston Red Sox, and infielder Marco Hernandez will have a $650,000 salary while with the big league club.
With the MLB Hot Stove already cookin', Buster and Bob Nightengale discuss possible landing spots for the biggest names left in free agency. Plus, a special offseason "Hembo Knows" (22:13) and some Bleacher Tweets with a Texas twist (33:21).
The Boston Red Sox have signed infielder Marco Hernandez and left-hander Josh Osich to one-year contracts.
Kris Bryant to Cincy? Anthony Rendon on the Rangers? We dream up a major hot stove splash for every squad.
Mookie. Lindor. Arenado? We examine the stars who will (or should) be in offseason trade talks.
The Indians acquired catcher Sandy Leon in a trade with the Red Sox in exchange for minor league right-hander Adenys Bautista.
Red Sox ace Chris Sale has been cleared to begin throwing, with the goal of participating in spring training.
The Triple-A affiliate of the Red Sox will be known as the WooSox when the team moves from Rhode Island to Massachusetts.
Dealing a superstar outfielder at the peak of his career isn't ideal. But it might be the best way for the Red Sox to dig out of their self-created pitching and payroll problems.