2012 MLB Draft

July 12, 2012 - 10:14 am
The Red Sox have already signed a wide receiver, and now appear close to adding a linebacker to their ranks. A few days after the team signed Khiry Cooper , a wide receiver out of the University of Tulsa (formerly the University of Nebraska) who is expected to enter the Red Sox system after playing...
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June 26, 2012 - 4:04 pm
According to industry sources, the Red Sox officially have signed first-rounder Brian Johnson , a two-way player at the University of Florida whom the team will develop as a starting left-handed pitcher, for the slot-recommended bonus of $1.575 million. The team will also sign third-round selection...
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June 21, 2012 - 5:58 am
According to multiple industry sources, the Red Sox are close to deals with both first-round selection (No. 31 overall pick) Brian Johnson , a left-hander out of the University of Florida, and teammate Austin Maddox , a right-hander who served as closer for the Gators. Both will be in Boston on...
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June 14, 2012 - 1:24 pm
According to a major league source, the Red Sox have signed left-hander Dylan Chavez , whom they selected out of Ole Miss in the 14th round of the draft. Chavez will be with the Lowell Spinners for the start of their season. Chavez, who played his high school ball for Rob Rinaldi -- who coached...
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June 12, 2012 - 2:58 pm
According to a major league source, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with right-hander J.B. Wendelken , the team's 13th round selection in the 2012 draft. While the deal is not yet complete, pending the conclusion of routine procedures (including a physical and drug test), the 19-year-old would...
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June 11, 2012 - 12:34 pm
His name is Shaq. He profiles like Deion. And he is close to being a Red Sox . According to a major league source, the Red Sox are close to finalizing an agreement with 18th-round draft pick Shaq Thompson , an outfielder out of Grant High School in California. Within days, he is expected to join...
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June 09, 2012 - 4:14 pm
The Red Sox signed five college seniors whom they selected in the first 10 rounds of the 2012 MLB draft. The quick deals come as little surprise, since seniors lack negotiating leverage, something that the Sox undoubtedly had in mind when taking them, since players who can be signed for relatively...
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June 07, 2012 - 1:49 pm
One day after a brief controversy swirled about whether he would be able to take part in his high school graduation, Red Sox fourth-round draft pick Ty Buttrey was informed that he will indeed be able to do so. Buttrey and his mother met with the principal of Providence High School on Wednesday and...
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June 06, 2012 - 10:58 pm
An eclectic blend of picks closed out the Red Sox ' 2012 draft, including a player who is currently in the employ of an NFL club... 31ST ROUND (NO. 961): AUSTIN DAVIS, RHP, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (SENIOR), 23 YEARS OLD Just as they did in rounds 21-30, the Red Sox selected a college...
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June 06, 2012 - 5:44 pm
This group of picks is most notable for an unusual demographic: College football players at prominent national programs who have spent little time on a baseball field in recent years. That, and for one player whose hero is a pop sensation, and another who claimed an honor inspired by a certain Red...
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