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07/26/2014 - 6:48pm
Sox say additional trades 'not imminent'

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Both Red Sox GM Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell said that, in the aftermath of the trade that sent Jake Peavy to the Giants, the team does not anticipate another deal in the immediate future. (That notion of immediacy, of course, is wildly subjective.)

Asked if Peavy signaled another shoe being ready to drop, Farrell disputed the claim.

“I don’€™t know if I’€™d put in that type of description,” said Farrell. “There’€™s nothing imminent, I can tell you that, or even remotely close, to any other deals to be made. But...

07/26/2014 - 6:21pm
Cherington: Sox moves focused on April 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It’s been a tough time for a Red Sox team and front office that had bold visions of defending their 2013 championship. Just over 100 games into the 2014 season, all parties around the team have been forced to recalibrate their view of the world, to wonder what’s been missing en route to a season-long stumble that has the club nine games under .500 with just five games remaining before Thursday’s traded deadline, in a position where the team must contemplate selling off pieces of the club in hopes of putting itself in a better position for next year.

“It’s not the most fun,” GM Ben Cherington said in a conference call. “I much prefer the alternative.”

Yet the alternative no longer appears a choice. The team dealt right-hander ...

07/26/2014 - 3:25pm
Sox lineup: Victorino sits, Holt in right

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino will get a day off of the turn of the Tropicana Dome on Saturday, with Brock Holt starting in right field. Stephen Drew is back in the lineup at shortstop as the Red Sox look to even the series against the Rays.

RED SOX LINEUP

Brock Holt, RF

Dustin Pedroia, 2B

David Ortiz, DH

Mike Napoli, 1B

Daniel Nava, LF

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07/26/2014 - 1:32pm
Sox land two Giants top-10 prospects in deal

The Red Sox landed more than just a pair of pitchers with alliterative monikers on Saturday.

According to an industry source, in exchange for right-hander Jake Peavy, the agreed to send a pair of pitchers who ranked among the Giants‘ top 10 prospects in Baseball America’s preseason rankings of the system, albeit both of whom are enduring less-than-spectacular campaigns.

The Sox added 25-year-old right-hander Heath Hembree, who has a 3.89 ERA with 10.5 strikeouts and 3.0 walks per nine innings in 41 Triple-A relief appearances, and 22-year-old Edwin Escobar, who is 3-8 with a 5.11 ERA, 7.8 strikeouts and 3.0 walks per nine innings in 20 starts for...

07/26/2014 - 11:43am
Sources: Red Sox agree to deal Peavy to Giants

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The first shoe drops.

With the trading deadline five days away, the Red Sox made their first trade of a prospective free agent, sending right-hander Jake Peavy to the Giants. Multiple industry sources confirmed that there was an agreement to send Peavy to San Francisco pending approval from the Commissioner’s Office. The Red Sox will pick up just over half of Peavy’s remaining salary, which had roughly $5 million left.

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com first reported the completion of the...

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