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  1. Gary Tuck resigns as Red Sox bullpen coach, citing personal reasons

    Jan 30, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Red Sox bullpen coach Gary Tuck retained his job as the lone holdover from Bobby Valentine’s staff, but now the 58-year-old has resigned from the position while citing personal reasons. Tuck, who also served as catching instructor and has been with the Red Sox since 2006, took a leave of absence from the team last…

  2. Red Sox avoid arbitration with new closer Joel Hanrahan

    Jan 18, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

    Joel Hanrahan

    Joel Hanrahan, who the Red Sox acquired from the Pirates last month, has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $7.04 million. This was Hanrahan’s final year of arbitration eligibility and so he’ll be a free agent next offseason, which along with the high price tag and Jason Grilli‘s emergence played a part…

  3. Joel Hanrahan, not Andrew Bailey, will be Red Sox’s closer

    Dec 26, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

    While the Red Sox were finalizing their deal for Joel Hanrahan it was widely assumed that he’d begin 2013 as a setup man for closer Andrew Bailey, but now that the deal is official that won’t be the case. Assistant general manager Brian O’Halloran told reporters today that manager John Farrell was given the choice…

  4. Major League Baseball holding a charity auction for Stand Up to Cancer

    Dec 3, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT

    Stand Up to Cancer

    Major League Baseball just announced something very cool: a charity auction to benefit the Stand Up to Cancer. The initiative was inspired by the numerous cases of public relations officials in the sport who have been diagnosed with cancer in recent years. The auction starts now and goes through Thursday December 6 at midnight and includes…

  5. Red Sox tell Franklin Morales to prepare as a starting pitcher

    Dec 1, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Franklin Morales was used primarily out of the bullpen this past season, but new Red Sox manager John Farrell told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe today that the current plan is for him to come into spring training as starting pitcher. Morales had a 3.77 ERA and 76/30 K/BB ratio in 76 1/3 innings…

  6. Red Sox add Victor Rodriguez as assistant hitting coach

    Nov 30, 2012, 6:39 PM EDT

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    After hiring Greg Colbrunn as their new hitting coach earlier this week, the Red Sox have added a long-time member of the organization as an assistant. According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, the Red Sox have named Victor Rodriguez as assistant hitting coach. Rodriguez has been with the organization with 18 seasons, including…

  7. Blue Jays hire Chad Mottola as hitting coach, announce DeMarlo Hale as bench coach

    Nov 26, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

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    As expected the Blue Jays have officially announced that DeMarlo Hale has left his position as Orioles third base coach to become their new bench coach and Toronto also named Chad Mottola hitting coach. Mottola was the fifth overall pick in the 1992 draft–one spot ahead of some guy named Derek Jeter–but played just 59…

  8. DeMarlo Hale accepts bench coach job with Blue Jays

    Nov 23, 2012, 9:44 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that Hale has accepted the bench coach job in Toronto. Friday, 9:44 PM: Well, would you look at that? Some actual news on this slow Friday evening. The Orioles were hoping to retain DeMarlo Hale as their third base coach, but Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com hears that he’s likely…

  9. The Blue Jays contacted Bobby Cox for their managerial opening

    Nov 14, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

    Bobby Cox cigar

    It doesn’t sound like it was formal, and it seems like it was something far short of an offer, but Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Toronto Blue Jays contacted Bobby Cox about their managerial opening: The 71-year-old is probably a longshot to be the Blue Jays’ next manager. But the notion starts to make…

  10. Red Sox leaning toward Jose Iglesias as starting shortstop

    Nov 9, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Boston traded away Mike Aviles in the deal for manager John Farrell and the free agent shortstop class is an extremely weak one, so not surprisingly it looks like the Red Sox are planning to have 22-year-old rookie Jose Iglesias as their starting shortstop in 2013. Nothing is set in stone, of course, but general…

  11. Red Sox to hire Juan Nieves as pitching coach

    Nov 7, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Despite reports that manager John Farrell wanted Rick Peterson as his pitching coach Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says the Red Sox “are expected” to give the job to Juan Nieves. Nieves has spent the past five seasons as the White Sox’s bullpen coach and also spent nearly a decade as a pitching coach in the…

  12. Blue Jays not close in search for new manager

    Nov 6, 2012, 8:59 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm has the update: The Blue Jays’ search for a new manager temporarily will be put on hold this week while Alex Anthopoulos attends the annual General Managers Meetings in Palm Springs, Calif. The meetings are set to run from Wednesday until Friday, which means for at least a few days the quest…

  13. Indians acquire Mike Aviles from Blue Jays

    Nov 3, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Two weeks after being traded to the Blue Jays in the deal that sent manager John Farrell to the Red Sox, Mike Aviles is on the move again. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the Blue Jays have shipped Aviles and utility man Yan Gomes to the Indians in exchange for right-hander Esmil Rogers. Aviles,…

  14. Red Sox to interview Rick Peterson for pitching coach job tomorrow

    Nov 2, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Confirming a report from last week, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun passes along word that Rick Peterson will interview for the pitching coach job with the Red Sox tomorrow. He was supposed to interview earlier this week, but it was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Peterson’s home is in Belmar, New Jersey. Peterson was…

  15. Brian Butterfield leaves Blue Jays for Red Sox, but still a candidate to manage Blue Jays

    Oct 31, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Yesterday third base coach Brian Butterfield left the Blue Jays to take the same job on John Farrell’s new staff in Boston, but Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that Butterfield could wind up right back in Toronto as manager. Bradford spoke to an unnamed source who told him that Butterfield remains a candidate in the…

  16. Blue Jays’ search for new skipper a “tightly held secret”

    Oct 28, 2012, 2:23 PM EDT

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    Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet says the Blue Jays’ search for a new manager is being treated as a “tightly held secret.” But there are some hints. Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach is expected to interview, as are Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale, Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. and Blue Jays third…

  17. Red Sox to interview Rick Peterson for pitching coach job

    Oct 26, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT

    Rick Peterson mullet

    The Red Sox have had mixed results with former A’s coaches of late. On the one hand, there’s Terry Francona and his two World Series titles. On the other hand, there’s Curt Young, who washed out in one year with the team and went right back to his old job as Oakland’s pitching coach this…

  18. Bench coach Tim Bogar won’t be back with Red Sox

    Oct 25, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Tim Bogar

    The Boston Globe reports that Tim Bogar, the assumed lead Bobby Valentine backstabber, won’t be back on Boston’s coaching staff next year, the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham reports. It’s already been reported that Torey Lovullo is set to make the move from Toronto to Boston with John Farrell and take over as bench coach. Bogar…

  19. Brad Ausmus didn’t get Red Sox job, but “was outstanding” in interview

    Oct 23, 2012, 11:40 AM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    Brad Ausmus was one of the candidates to interview with the Red Sox before they traded for John Farrell to take over as manager. Ausmus previously withdrew his name from consideration for the Astros job, but the Connecticut native saw managing in Boston as an ideal opportunity. “I grew up a Red Sox fan, I…

  20. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos is annoyed with Red Sox

    Oct 22, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Alex Anthopoulos

    Toronto got some compensation for losing manager John Farrell to Boston in the form of infielder Mike Aviles, but Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos was less than thrilled about the whole situation and particularly annoyed with how the Red Sox handled some aspects of the talks: There was a lot of, to be completely…

  21. The Red Sox have begun contract talks with David Ortiz

    Oct 20, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

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    The Red Sox are currently in negotiations with the Blue Jays in an effort to secure John Farrell as their new manager, but they are also trying to keep a familiar face in the fold. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox and David Ortiz engaged in contract negotiations this week,…

  22. Red Sox to interview Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach

    Oct 10, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp is congratulated by third base coach Tim Wallach after hitting the game-winning home run against the Washington Nationals during the tenth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Los Angeles

    Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports that the Red Sox will begin interviewing candidates for their managerial opening Friday and Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald has uncovered one name on their list: Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach. According to Silverman the Red Sox have contacted Wallach and he’s interested, so he’s expected to…

  23. Might the Red Sox make Brad Ausmus their next manager?

    Oct 4, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    The Red Sox have a few options as they embark on the hunt for a new manager for the second straight offseason. – They can talk to the Blue Jays about a trade for John Farrell, their former pitching coach who left two years ago to manage in Toronto (I’m not a fan of this…

  24. Yunel Escobar back from suspension but out of lineup

    Sep 21, 2012, 7:09 PM EDT

    Yunel Escobar

    Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar‘s team-imposed three-game suspension has concluded, but he’s not in the lineup for Friday’s game against the Rays. Escobar was suspended Tuesday after wearing eye black inscribed with an anti-gay slur. “When we met earlier today it became increasingly clear during that discussion that he needs another day to get back…

  25. Blue Jays issue statement regarding Yunel Escobar

    Sep 17, 2012, 9:40 PM EDT

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    The Blue Jays released a statement this evening regarding shortstop Yunel Escobar, who was spotted with a homophobic slur on his eye black during Saturday’s game. The Toronto Blue Jays do not support discrimination of any kind nor condone the message displayed by Yunel Escobar during Saturday’s game. The club takes this situation seriously and…

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