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12/03/2010 - 12:24am
Okajima, Miller, Buchholz non-tendered

The Red Sox did not tender 2011 contracts to pitchers Taylor Buchholz, Andrew Miller, and Hideki Okajima. All three will now become free agents.

 

The Sox did tender contracts to the other 21 unsigned players on their Major League roster, including closer Jonathan Papelbon, who is eligible for arbitration for a third time and is eligible to get a raise from the $9.35 million he made in '10.

 

Teams had a deadline of 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday night to tender '11 contracts to all unsigned players on their Major League rosters. The Red Sox now have 37 players on their 40-man roster.

 

For more on the Red Sox, see the team page at weei.com/redsox.


12/02/2010 - 11:52pm
Report: Sox offered Rivera three-year deal

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Red Sox attempted to sign closer Mariano Rivera to a three-year deal. It appears, however, that Rivera will re-sign with the Yankees, agreeing to what multiple reports classify as a two-year deal worth in the neighborhood of $30 million. Heyman also Tweeted that he has heard the Angels and one other team offered the reliever three years. For more Red Sox coverage, see the team page at weei.com/redsox.


12/02/2010 - 11:47pm
Seidenberg: Sturm 'agreed' to trade

Just hours after multiple media reports had Bruins forward Marco Sturm waiving his no-trade clause and being traded to the Los Angeles Kings, the Bruins made a formal effort to put the brakes on the story. Sturm's teammate - and fellow German countryman - Seidenberg said he spoke with Sturm earlier in the day and said Sturm confirmed to him that he had waived the no-trade. Now, Seidenberg and the rest of the team await the next move as Sturm’s future with the team appears in limbo.

 

“It is very tough, everybody loves Marco here,” Seidenberg said following the 8-1 thrashing of the Lightning. “He’s been a big part of our organization and he’s a great guy and I think any time you see a guy leave, especially in an awkward situation right now, it’s just tough.” Seidenberg said he spoke to Sturm before Thursday’s game and he was under the impression that Sturm had already accepted the...

12/02/2010 - 10:28pm
Report: Red Sox sign Brandon Duckworth

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Red Sox have signed righty pitcher Brandon Duckworth to a minor-league deal. The 34-year-old Duckworth last pitched in the major leagues in 2008 with the Kansas City Royals, having spent the 2010 season playing for the Phillies' Triple-A team team, Lehigh Valley, where he started in 16 of his 24 appearances, going 5-4 with a 3.32 ERA. He was a member of the Philadelphia rotation in 2002 when he went 8-9 with a 5.41 ERA in 29 starts (30 appearances).

 

Duckworth, who was traded along with current Red Sox pitcher Taylor Buchholz for former Red Sox reliever Billy Wagner in 2003, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent in 1997 by the Phillies out of Call State Fullerton. He would figure to provide organizational starting pitching depth.

 

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


12/02/2010 - 9:41pm
Bruins say there is no Sturm trade

Immediately following Thursday's win over Tampa, the Bruins released the following statement regarding the uncertainty surrounding the reported trade of forward Marco Sturm to the Kings:

"I am aware of the various media reports today regarding Marco Sturm," said Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. "I can confirm that I spoke to Marco about waiving his no trade clause and have had discussions regarding Marco with other teams. I can also confirm that there is no trade in place with Marco. At this time, Marco is a member of the Boston Bruins and will continue to train with our team."


Earlier in the day, reports emerged that Sturm, recovering from a torn ACL and MCL suffered in the playoffs last year, had been traded to the Kings for a conditional fifth round pick. Hours went by with no announcement of a deal from either club. Around the start of the Bruins' game vs. the Lightning, TSN's Bob McKenzie that the deal had fallen...

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