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The latest Boston Red Sox news and Red Sox rumors. This page also includes Boston Red Sox schedule, scores and stats. 

January 29, 2009 - 11:53 am
This morning, WEEI's Michael Holley suggested that negotiations between the Red Sox and catcher Jason Varitek showed little sign of progress. Here's the exchange between Dale and Holley: Holley: I have moles, who have told me that if the deadline were today, which is Thursday, we'€™re a couple...
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Rob Bradford
January 27, 2009 - 3:28 pm
The reality of rehab hit Mike Lowell in an uneven way Tuesday. There was good news -- the third baseman swung a bat for the first time since Game 3 of the American League Division Series , taking 50 cuts off of a batting tee. Then came the bad. The Red Sox third baseman, who continues to rehab from...
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January 27, 2009 - 9:08 am
This doesn't exactly qualify as breaking news, since it merely reinforces the same notion that has been floated all winter, but the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers remain open to dealing catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia in exchange for pitcher Clay Buchholz . Of course, the crux of...
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January 27, 2009 - 7:24 am
Early this afternoon, Sean Casey will announce his formal retirement in order to pursue a career as an analyst for the MLB Network. In doing so, he is walking away from the game at a most unusual time. Casey had a fascinatingly odd year in 2008. He hit .322 with a .381 OBP and .394 slugging mark...
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January 26, 2009 - 10:22 am
For the most part, the focus on the Red Sox '€™ catching plans for 2009 has focused on two elements: 1) Whether the team will re-sign Jason Varitek ; and 2) Whether the team will trade for a catcher of the future. Even the Red Sox have given the impression that they would prefer to have one of...
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Rob Bradford
January 24, 2009 - 4:56 pm
Former Red Sox first baseman Sean Casey is officially retiring, having signed on with the MLB Network. Casey, The 34-year-old, who played in 69 games with Boston last season, hitting .322, finishes his 12-season career with a .302 lifetime batting average to go along with three All-Star appearances...
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January 24, 2009 - 6:27 am
The Boston Herald reported that the Red Sox and Jason Varitek are essentialy treading water in negotiations. Both sides are talking, but little headway has been made. According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com (subscriber link), the impasse between the Sox and Varitek (as well as agent Scott Boras ) is...
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January 23, 2009 - 11:50 am
Single game tickets for most 2009 Boston Red Sox home games will go on sale this Saturday, January 24. Beginning 10:00 a.m., fans will be able to purchase tickets to all games at Fenway Park , with the exception of Opening Day and all games with the Yankees . To purchase tickets, fans can log on...
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WEEI
January 23, 2009 - 8:44 am
There is little doubt that, in the wake of the negotiations with free-agent Mark Teixeira , the Red Sox felt no shortage of hostility towards agent Scott Boras . There are questions about whether the agent was negotiating in good faith, about whether Teixeira ever had interest in going anywhere...
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Rob Bradford
January 22, 2009 - 2:39 am
Come join us at 2 p.m. to participate in a live chat during today's Big Show. On today's show will be Curt Schilling , Glenn Ordway Pete Sheppard, and myself. Our man Alex Speier will be running the chat, posting instant polls, photos, links, and witty barbs. While the participants of the show will...
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