Dodgers offer QOs to Seager, Taylor but not Kershaw
(AP Photo/John Hefti) (John Hefti)NEW YORK — (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have extended qualifying offers to free agent All-Stars Corey Seager and Chris Taylor, but not Clayton Kershaw. Seager and Taylor were among 14 players offered $18.4 million, one-year qualifying offer deals before the deadline Sunday night. The Toronto Blue Jays were the only other team with multiple qualifying offers, made to left-hander Robbie Ray and infielder Marcus Semien. The Red Sox declined a $6.25 million option on left-hander Martín Pérez, choosing to pay a $500,00 buyout. and turned down a $10 million option on right-hander Garret Richards, triggering a $1.5 million buyout.wftv.com
Baker on etiquette: 'Too late for me to change the world'
ALCS Astros Red Sox Baseball Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez gestures to the Houston Astros during the seventh inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Boston. Boston manager Alex Cora chastised his pitcher and said, “We don't do that.” Rodriguez said he would apologize to Correa if he saw him. But Correa said he “loved every single bit of it.”“It’s just the way baseball should trend, moving forward,” Correa said. I try to get on him about, ‘act like you have been there before.’ But, nobody seems to matter. “It’s too late for me to change the world.”___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Schwarber, Red Sox slam Astros 12-3, lead ALCS 2-1
ALCS Astros Red Sox Baseball Boston Red Sox's Kyle Schwarber tosses his bat after a grand slam home run against the Houston Astros during the second inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in Boston. Martinez and Rafael Devers each cleared the bases, Schwarber hit a second-inning 3-0 pitch 430 feet into the right field grandstand. Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez gave up five hits, including Kyle Tucker's three-run homer, and struck out seven. Capitalizing on two Astros errors and the struggles of Houston starter José Urquidy, the Red Sox opened a 9-0 lead for the second game in a row. The Red Sox are expected to rely on RHP Nick Pivetta, who was 9-8 with a 4.53 ERA in the regular season.wftv.com
Devers hits 2 HR; Red Sox to host Yanks in AL wild-card game
The Boston Red Sox have clinched a playoff berth on the regular season’s final day and will host the New York Yankees in the AL wild-card game after coming back to beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 on a tiebreaking two-run homer by Rafael Devers in the ninth inning.
LEADING OFF: Cards seek sweet 16, Yanks-Red Sox for WC lead
Cardinals Cubs Baseball St. Louis Cardinals outfielders Lars Nootbaar, right, and Harrison Bader (48) celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs 8-5 in a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Chicago. Bader went 4 for 4 with a home run as the Cardinals beat the Cubs 8-5 Saturday. The Cardinals date their history to 1892, when they were known as the Browns and joined the National League. Stanton also had three hits and a three-run homer Friday night to help the Yankees win the series opener. Freddy Peralta (9-5, 2.65 ERA) faces New York, which has lost four in a row and 12 of 15.wftv.com
Cruz, 41, oldest to hit 3O HRs in year, Rays bop Bosox 12-7
The Red Sox again missed a chance to move ahead of the Yankees for the top AL wild-card spot. “As a group (the Rays) did a good job covering the bottom part of the zone,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. Danny Santana also homered for the Red Sox. Down 12-1, Dalbec and the Red Sox scored four times in the eighth and twice more in the ninth. McClanahan, making his first career start at Fenway Park, has faced the Red Sox twice this season, going 1-1 (4.09).wftv.com
Red Sox end Germán's no-hit bid in 8th, storm past Yanks 5-4
Yankees Red Sox Baseball New York Yankees' Domingo German delivers a pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Boston. The Red Sox reclaimed first place in the AL East, a game ahead of Tampa Bay. Red Sox: Manager Alex Cora said he’s planning on LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, who left his last start with migraine symptoms, to make his next scheduled start Thursday. Red Sox: RHP Nick Pivetta (8-4, 4.37 ERA) is slated to go Monday night in Fenway Park when Boston begins a four-game series against Toronto. Pivetta benefited from six homers by the Red Sox last Monday in Buffalo when Boston beat the Blue Jays, 13-4.wftv.com
Odor, Yankees rally in 8th, end Boston's 4-game win streak
Yankees Red Sox Baseball New York Yankees' Rougned Odor (12) celebrates after scoring on an RBI-single by Gleyber Torres during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Boston. Odor drove his tying hit off the Green Monster and Torres followed a single that dropped in down the right-field line. New York starter Jameson Taillon (6-4) gave up three runs — one earned — in seven innings, striking out four and walking three. Taillon had given up just three earned runs in three career starts against the Red Sox. … LHP Chris Sale, working back from Tommy John surgery, is slated to make his second rehab start for Double-A Portland on Sunday.wftv.com
Yanks reliever throws 4 wild pitches in 10th, Red Sox rally
Kiké Hernández hit a two-run double that tied the game with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a record four wild pitches by Brooks Kriske in the 10th to rally past the rival New York Yankees 5-4 on a rainy night at Fenway Park.
Red Sox stifle short-handed Yanks 4-0 with Judge on COVID IL
Red Sox Yankees Baseball Boston Red Sox's Christian Arroyo, right, throws out New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton (not shown) at first base after forcing out Yankees' DJ LeMahieu, center, for a double play during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 16, 2021, in New York. Martinez homered, and the Boston Red Sox beat their rivals 4-0 Friday night with New York missing slugger Aaron Judge and five others due to a coronavirus outbreak. Rodriguez (7-5) allowed two hits over 5 2/3 innings, retiring 10 straight during one stretch and finishing with eight strikeouts. Yankees: Voit experienced swelling in his knee over the weekend and had it drained, but Boone said the slugger had lingering pain this week. UP NEXTCole (9-4, 2.68 ERA) is set to face another AL All-Star on Saturday in Red Sox RHP Nathan Eovaldi (9-5, 3.66).wftv.com
Red Sox hammer Cole, rout Yanks 9-2 for another 3-game sweep
Yankees Red Sox Baseball Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers, center, celebrates his three-run home with Christian Vazquez (7) in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, June 27, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (Steven Senne)BOSTON — (AP) — Kiké Hernández and Rafael Devers homered in the first inning as the Boston Red Sox hammered Gerrit Cole, routing the New York Yankees 9-2 Sunday to complete a second straight sweep of their longtime rivals. Martinez and Christian Vázquez also homered for the Red Sox. Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale is set to throw two more innings of live batting practice on Wednesday. Red Sox: RHP Garrett Richerds (4-5, 4.74 ERA) looks to turn the page on his shortest outing of the season when he takes the hill for Boston’s series opener against Kansas City Monday.wftv.com
Franco HR, double in debut, but Rays lose to Red Sox in 11th
Rafael Devers hit a hard grounder that went between first baseman Yandy Díaz’s legs for a two-run double during Boston’s four-run 11th off Pete Fairbanks (1-3). Hunter Renfroe homered for the AL East-leading Red Sox. Batting second and debuting at third base, Franco alertly began a double play in the eighth. Franco fielded Renfroe's grounder and ran toward Devers, who was called for running out the base line trying to advance. Francisco Mejía drove in a run with an infield single in the first, with Franco scoring the second run on shortstop Xander Bogaerts’ errant throw to second trying to get a forceout.wftv.com
Top prospect Wander Franco homers in MLB debut for Rays
Franco drew a nice ovation when he went on the field to run pregame, and got a partial standing ovation when the Rays’ lineup was announced over the public-address system. The salute grew to full standing ovation with fans in the left-field stands chanting "Wander Franco” as he walked to the plate to bat in the first. Rays manager Kevin Cash said Franco will also get playing at time at shortstop and second base. Franco was 5 for 17 with a long home run in seven spring training games for Tampa Bay this year. Tampa Bay had lost six straight entering Tuesday, dropping a half-game back of the first-place Red Sox in the AL East.wftv.com
Fenway Park back to full capacity; Red Sox beat Marlins 3-1
Marlins Red Sox Baseball Fans watch as Boston Red Sox's Nathan Eovaldi, foreground, pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, May 29, 2021, in Boston. Despite drizzly, chilly weather, the stands were about half full and the crowd broke in a chant of ‘"Let’s go, Red Sox!" … It’s been a really long year, and we’ve seen some really, really dark times. … I’m cautiously optimistic, but I’m not declaring victory.”The Red Sox were following CDC guidelines and fans that were fully vaccinated were not required to wear masks. Red Sox: Kennedy said: “the honest answer is, yes, it’s frustrating, but we’re respectful of individual choice” when asked if it was disappointing that the Red Sox hadn’t reached the threshold of 85% or more of their Tier 1 individuals being considered fully vaccinated.wftv.com
Ohtani's 2-out, 2-run HR in 9th sends Angels over Bosox 6-5
Ohtani followed with his major league high-tying 12th home run, tucked just inside the Pesky Pole in right field. Drew Butera's two-run single capped a four-run second off Nathan Eovaldi that put the Angels ahead 4-0. TRAINER'S ROOMAngels: Ohtani’s next pitching start has been pushed back a day, to Tuesday against Cleveland, because of fatigue. Indians rookie LHP Sam Hentges (1-0, 3.29 ERA) is scheduled to make his sixth career appearance, second career start. Boston LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (5-1, 4.15 ERA) and Toronto LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (3-2, 2.95) are scheduled to face off for the second time this season.wftv.com
Orioles-Red Sox opener at Fenway postponed because of rain
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)BOSTON – The pandemic-delayed 2020 season is being followed up by a rain-delayed start to 2021 for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox postponed their opener against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on Thursday because of rain that was forecast to last all day. "One day, two days, three days — I really don't care, to be honest with you," Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. The Red Sox made the announcement at 9 a.m., about five hours before the scheduled first pitch. “The decision to postpone our first game of the season was not made lightly,” Red Sox President Sam Kennedy said.
Red Sox scratch E-Rod from opener; Eovaldi to pitch instead
Nathan Eovaldi will face the Baltimore Orioles in the April 1 opener instead. “With the schedule the way it is, he won’t be able to post,” said Cora, who had announced Rodriguez as the opening day starter last week. “It's just dead arm,” the manager said, adding, "going into '20 he was supposed to be the opening day starter. Cora said it was too early to tell if Rodriguez will need to start the season on the injury list. He did everything possible to make the team, and I know he’s not going to stop," Cora said.
Ohtani fans 5 in return to mound; Harper HR on 1st swing
The 2018 AL Rookie of the Year is off to a strong start this spring on both sides. PHILLIES 3, PIRATES 0Bryce Harper homered on his first swing of spring training, launching a opposite-field drive to left. Chad Kuhl made his second start for Pittsburgh, allowing two runs on three hits. Brad Keller worked three innings in the start for the Royals and allowed a run on four hits and two walks. BRAVES 4, TWINS 0 (7)Kyle Wright fared much better in his second start for Atlanta, allowing one hit in three shutout innings with two strikeouts.
"You got a new chance at life": Recipient of extremely rare face and hands transplant doing well
New York — Almost six months after a rare face and hands transplant, Joe DiMeo is relearning how to smile, blink, pinch and squeeze. Joe DiMeo brushes back his hair while posing on January 25, 2021 at NYU Langone Health in New York, six months after an extremely rare double hand and face transplant. Mark Lennihan / APWorldwide, surgeons have completed at least 18 face transplants and 35 hand transplants, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, or UNOS, which oversees the U.S. transplant system. But simultaneous face and double hand transplants are extremely rare and have only been tried twice before. Defying the oddsSo far, DiMeo has not shown any signs of rejecting his new face or hands, said Rodriguez.cbsnews.com
'New chance at life': Man gets face, hands in rare surgery
Joe DiMeo poses for a portrait, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 at NYU Langone Health in New York, six months after an extremely rare double hand and face transplant. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK – Almost six months after a rare face and hands transplant, Joe DiMeo is relearning how to smile, blink, pinch and squeeze. U.S. surgeons have completed at least 18 face transplants and 35 hand transplants, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, or UNOS, which oversees the nation's transplant system. But simultaneous face and double hand transplants are extremely rare and have only been tried twice before. DiMeo can feel his new forehead and hands get cold, and often reaches up to push his long hair off of his face.
Red Sox bring back Cora, rehiring manager from 2018 title
Cora was Houston's bench coach when he joined the Red Sox in November 2017, and he led Boston to the 2018 title after a franchise-record 108 regular-season wins. “Alex knows that what he did was wrong, and he regrets it," Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom said. “During his Red Sox career as a player and manager, Alex continually made us better," team president and CEO Sam Kennedy said. With Betts and Price gone, Chris Sale recovering from Tommy John surgery and Eduardo Rodriguez recovering from a COVID-19-related heart problem, the Red Sox went 24-36. And the Red Sox have plenty of salary flexibility gained in the deal that jettioned Betts and Price.
Orgeron: Most LSU players have had, recovered from COVID-19
Most of LSU's football players have contracted and recovered from COVID-19, coach Ed Orgeron said Tuesday, leaving the coaching staff hopeful those players will remain eligible to play the bulk of the season before they have to be tested again. “I think, not all of our players, but most of our players have caught it,” Orgeron said during a video conference, adding later that he did not know the percentage of the roster that had tested positive. “So we look at the players that have caught it and say, ‘OK these guys should be eligible,’" Orgeron continued. So we’re looking at our roster in that manner.”Orgeron did not go into detail about whether any LSU players who tested positive have experienced symptoms. LSU officials have declined to make public precise counts or even percentages of players who have tested positive for antibodies or the disease itself.
Chris Sale rehabbing the best he can for Red Sox
With an arm repaired by Tommy John surgery and a pandemic locking him out of the Red Sox spring training facility, Boston left-hander Chris Sale is managing his rehab the best he can. The team has moved some weights into an outdoor batting cage, which Sale also uses as a locker room. In fact, he hasnt even been allowed inside the teams spring training facility. And my training room and my locker room." But Sale said being away from the team has allowed him to focus on his rehab.
LEADING OFF: Reds-Tigers debut MLB's 7-inning doubleheaders
Shortened doubleheaders are about to make their Major League Baseball debut. Baseball could see an unusually high number of doubleheaders due to positive coronavirus tests causing postponements, plus rainouts. I think thats a good rule change especially with the pitchers going down every day, Houston manager Dusty Baker said. The Angels expect to have Ohtani start their Sunday games this season. KERSHAWS BACKDodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is set to make his season debut when he faces the Diamondbacks at Arizona.
LEADING OFF: Virus fears force changes in lineups, plans
Miami Marlins' Brian Anderson, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Francisco Cervelli, left, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)The Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds are waiting to see how COVID-19 affects them heading into the second series of the season. The Marlins planned to arrive in Miami hours before their home opener against Baltimore, unsure how many players might remain quarantined in Philadelphia. The Reds were without second baseman Mike Moustakas and center fielder Nick Senzel for a 3-2 loss to the Tigers in Cincinnati. Both felt sick a day after teammate Matt Davidson went on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Red Sox's Rodriguez awaits test on COVID-related heart issue
BOSTON Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez said he is awaiting results of additional testing after doctors recently discovered an issue with his heart they believe is a result of his recent bout with COVID-19. The 27-year-old left-hander tested positive for the coronavirus before the start of summer camp, but was cleared and returned to workouts on July 18. He hasnt had another positive coronavirus test, but said an MRI revealed a condition called myocarditis, that the teams medical staff felt was serious enough to shut him down for at least a week. That's why the doctors tell me to just take a week, just rest, don't let your heart get too much heart rate, he said. Rodriguez is unsure of how long it will take for him to be ready to pitch in a game.
Red Sox shut down Rodriguez after coronavirus setback
BOSTON Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez will be shut down from all baseball activities for at least a week after he experienced a setback in his return from COVID-19. Manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday that Rodriguez, who tested positive for the coronavirus before the start of summer camp, hasnt had another positive test. But he didnt arrive in Boston for summer camp until Saturday, leaving him well behind in his throwing program for the start of the season. In his first public comments at camp, Rodriguez said Sunday that his bout with the coronavirus had left him feeling 100 years old. It took him about 10 days before he was able to do any light throwing. Though there isnt a timeline for Rodriguez's return, Roenicke said he is confident the lefty will pitch again this season.
More positive tests, canceled workouts add to MLB unease
The San Francisco Giants suspended workouts at Oracle Park as they awaited the results of weekend tests for the coronavirus. Rodriguez, who broke out in 2019 as a star, and Red Sox prospect Bobby Dalbec tested positive for the virus. Manager Ron Roenicke said it is just unfortunate the positive test could jeopardize Rodriguezs chances to start on opening day. Also, the Kansas City Royals announced right-hander Brad Keller and first baseman Ryan OHearn had positive tests and gave the team permission to announce the results. Some Washington players did not take part in workouts, including Starlin Castro, Juan Soto, Howie Kendrick and Victor Robles.