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10/21/2012 - 12:33pm
Sox to receive David Carpenter from Jays

According to multiple industry sources familiar with the deal, the Red Sox will receive right-hander David Carpenter from the Blue Jays in return for infielder Mike Aviles in order to complete the compensation deal related to the Red Sox' acquisition of John Farrell as manager. Carpenter, 27, is 1-5 with a 5.70 ERA in 67 appearances over the last two years with the Astros and Blue Jays, along with 60 strikeouts and 29 walks in 60 innings. 

The right-hander was selected as a catcher in the 12th round of the 2006 draft by the Cardinals, who converted him to relief. He was traded to the Astros in 2010 in exchange for Pedro Feliz. This summer, he went from Houston to Toronto as part of a 10-person trade between the two clubs. Carpenter made just three appearances in the big leagues with the Jays, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) in 2 2/3 innings.

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10/21/2012 - 12:13pm
Aviles, Lester react to Farrell, trade

Mike Aviles, whom the Red Sox are sending to the Blue Jays as compensation for the acquisition of manager John Farrell, offered his reaction to the news via twitter on Sunday: Wanna thank #RedSoxNation for all the support, great city, team and fans! Loved my time there but now it's time for a new chapter! #gojays

Aviles was acquired by the Red Sox just prior to the July 31 trade deadline in 2011, as Boston got him from Kansas City in exchange for utility infielder Yamaico Navarro (subsequently traded to the Pirates) and minor league pitcher Kendal Volz (since retired). Aviles played 136 games for the Sox in 2012 as the team's primary starting shortstop, hitting .250 with a .282 OBP, .381 slugging mark and .663 OPS while playing solid defense. 

Meanwhile, pitcher Jon Lester expressed his enthusiasm for the return to Boston of Farrell, who was Lester's pitching coach from 2007-10. Welcome back John!! Can't wait to get back...

10/21/2012 - 12:07pm
Report: Jets contact NFL about Pats hurry-up

FOXBORO -- The Patriots have revolutionized offense in the NFL with their hurry-up, no-huddle offense this year.

Now their chief rival in the AFC East wants the NFL to take a closer look at the legality of the scheme.

ESPN reports the Jets contacted the league about their concern over the offense, asking game officials to ensure proper enforcement of substitution rules when the Patriots switch to their no-huddle. The defense is allowed to substitute if the offense makes a substitution. The Jets claim the Broncos were caught several times against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 7 because the rule wasn't consistently enforced.

"We have already talked to the league office and Rex [Ryan] will be in the ref's ear about this all game," a member of the Jets' coaching staff told ESPN's Sal...

10/20/2012 - 11:10pm
Source: Aviles going to Blue Jays as comp

According to a baseball source, Red Sox infielder Mike Aviles is slated to be sent to the Blue Jays as compensation for hiring John Farrell as the Sox' new manager. The Jays will still have to send a player or cash to the Red Sox to complete the deal. No party directly involved in the negotiations would confirm detail of the trade.

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


10/20/2012 - 10:44pm
Source: Farrell hired as Red Sox manager

According to an industry source, the Red Sox have hired John Farrell to be their next manager. The agreement is for a three-year deal.

An announcement regarding compensation for Farrell, who still had one year remaining on his current deal to manage the Jays, will be announced in the coming days.

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


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