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7/29/2014 | Lester scratched from tonight's start as rumors swirl

If Jon Lester does get dealt by the Red Sox before Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, he won't get to make a dramatic final start at Fenway Park. Following Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays, Boston manager John Farrell announced that Lester was scratched from tonight's start in the finale, and Brandon Workman will be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to pitch.


7/29/2014 | Farrell meets with Doubront, stresses team focus

Felix Doubront looked lost on the mound during a short-yet-long relief appearance in Boston's 14-1 loss to Toronto, and while manager John Farrell dismissed the idea of Doubront being disinterested or unfocused, Boston's skipper said he's met with the lefty to discuss his appearance.


7/29/2014 | Ace for sale? Six logical destinations for Lester

Jon Lester makes his next -- and possibly last -- start for the Red Sox on Wednesday night at Fenway Park, though it would surprise exactly no one if he is dealt to a contending team prior to taking the mound.


7/28/2014 | Stroman seeks another strong start against Red Sox

Last week against the Red Sox at Rogers Centre, Blue Jays righty Marcus Stroman carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and extended his scoreless innings streak to 14 with a one-hit gem. On Tuesday, he once again faces Boston and Rubby De La Rosa, who was roughed up in that matchup, at Fenway Park.


7/28/2014 | Webster tabbed to face Yankees on Saturday

Red Sox right-hander Allen Webster won his first start of the season Sunday and will make his second start Saturday against the Yankees, manager John Farrell said Monday.


7/28/2014 | Farrell keeping players informed on possible deals

Red Sox manager John Farrell was never traded at the Deadline as a player, but he knows the feeling of speculation this time of year. So he said he tries to do everything he can to make sure players aren't in the dark as the rumor mill turns faster and faster this week.


7/28/2014 | Rough stretch continues with blowout loss to Jays

Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz struggled in his five-plus innings, and reliever Felix Doubront didn't fare any better as the hurlers combined to allow 13 runs in Monday night's 14-1 loss to the Blue Jays at Fenway Park.


7/28/2014 | Archer, Price respond to Ortiz's comments

Rays pitchers David Price and Chris Archer responded to David Ortiz's postgame comments about Archer from Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Red Sox -- which were themselves in response to Archer's own postgame interview -- on Monday afternoon.


7/27/2014 | Betts leads Red Sox's updated Top 20 list

With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.


7/27/2014 | Red Sox may be major movers at Trade Deadline

As the hours tick closer to Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, the stomachs in the Red Sox's clubhouse start to rumble a little more. Just nine months after winning the World Series, an underperforming team has put the front office into the position of at least exploring the possibility of subtracting major pieces of its core.


7/27/2014 | Calling Lester a 'keeper,' Big Papi hopes ace stays

David Ortiz knows there are bound to be many trade rumors in the coming days, with the Red Sox in the rare position of perhaps being a seller leading into Thursday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline. But he cringes when he hears his longtime teammate Jon Lester mentioned in trade talks.


7/27/2014 | Archer calls out Big Papi for bat flip after HR

One of David Ortiz's signature bat flips brought David Price's early-season criticism of the Boston slugger back to the forefront Sunday at Tropicana Field. But this time, it was Price's teammate Chris Archer who wasn't happy with Ortiz's actions.


7/27/2014 | Battling inconsistency, Bogaerts sits out finale

Though Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts has shown more signs of life of late at the plate, he remains a bit inconsistent as he tries to work in some new mechanics. For Sunday's finale against the Rays at Tropicana Field, Bogaerts was out of the lineup and Brock Holt made the start at third base.


7/27/2014 | Big Papi's homer holds up as Sox halt slide at five

David Ortiz hit a three-run moon shot in the third inning Sunday afternoon, and it held up for the Red Sox in a 3-2 victory over the Rays in the finale of a three-game series at Tropicana Field. It also marked the end of a seven-game road trip in which the Sox won the first and last games, but lost the five in between.


7/27/2014 | Buchholz, Dickey meet in rematch at Fenway Park

On Monday against the Blue Jays at Fenway Park, the Red Sox will begin their third of four straight divisional series when Clay Buchholz takes on R.A. Dickey. The righties faced off Wednesday in Toronto and the Blue Jays won, 6-4.


7/26/2014 | Red Sox can't back Lackey in fifth straight loss

The all too familiar storyline came to the forefront again for the Red Sox on Saturday night at Tropicana Field, as they generated plenty of opportunities, only to let them pass by. With a 3-0 loss to the Rays extending their losing streak to five games, the Sox slipped to 47-57.


7/26/2014 | Archer looks to lead Rays to 10th straight win

Jake Peavy was scheduled to start for Boston on Sunday in the finale of a three-game set against the Rays, but the club dealt him to the Giants on Saturday morning. Starting in Peavy's place for the Red Sox will be 24-year-old Allen Webster, who will take on Tampa Bay's Chris Archer, as the Rays look to win their 10th consecutive game.


7/26/2014 | Webster to take Peavy's spot in finale vs. Rays

Manager John Farrell mentioned how the trade of Jake Peavy to the Giants gives the Red Sox an opportunity to commit to a young starter. At least initially, that young starter will be Red Sox No. 2 overall prospect Allen Webster, who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday to fill Peavy's rotation spot on Sunday afternoon against the Rays.


7/26/2014 | Carp confirms he asked Red Sox for a trade

The Red Sox have been thrilled with the fit Mike Carp has been as a bench player in his two seasons with the club. However, Carp thinks he's ready for a more expanded role. Carp confirmed a report from the Boston Globe that he recently asked the Red Sox for a trade.


7/26/2014 | Papi awarded double after fan interference call stands

David Ortiz thought he had cracked a home run off Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson with two outs and the bases empty in the top of the first inning Saturday. But a Red Sox fan was called for fan interference, turning the hit into a ground-rule double. Red Sox manager John Farrell came out to request that the umpires look the play over, and crew chief Bill Miller initiated a review of the potential home run. After a review of one minute, 58 seconds, the call on the field stood and Ortiz was awarded second base.


7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists

The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since MLBPipeline.com released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. MLBPipeline.com prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and MLB.com.


7/26/2014 | Red Sox land pair of prospects for Peavy

Almost exactly a year after the Red Sox acquired Jake Peavy from the White Sox in their push to get to the World Series, they traded the right-hander and cash considerations to the Giants on Saturday for two pitching prospects -- left-hander Edwin Escobar and right-hander Heath Hembree.


7/26/2014 | Betts, Ranaudo impress for Triple-A Pawtucket

Mookie Betts collected four hits and Anthony Ranaudo threw six scoreless innings Friday to help Triple-A Pawtucket defeat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 10-2.


7/26/2014 | If traded, Lester open to returning to Red Sox

Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester indicated that even if he was traded, he could perhaps re-sign with Boston as a free agent in the offseason.


7/25/2014 | Hellickson aims to extend Rays' winning streak

On Saturday at Tropicana Field, Jeremy Hellickson will try to help Tampa Bay extend its season-best eight-game winning streak. John Lackey will start for the Red Sox.




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