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BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have claimed infielder Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Francisco played 106 games for the Blue Jays last season, batting .220 with 16 home runs and 43 RBIs. He has played both first and third base in a major league career that also includes stops in Cincinnati, Atlanta and Milwaukee. In 404 games, he has
BOSTON (AP) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has undergone surgery to correct his sleep apnea. Napoli was expected to remain at Massachusetts General Hospital for several days after the operation on Tuesday to improve the flow of air through his airway. Sleep apnea sufferers experience shallow breathing or pauses in breathing during sleep that can last up t
BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox have declined to exercise their $4 million option on left-handed reliever Craig Breslow. Breslow was a key part of the Boston's bullpen in 2013, when the Red Sox won the World Series. But he struggled in the Series and again this year, when he had a 2-4 record and 5.96 ERA. General manager Ben Cherington indicated Thursday he was
BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have signed Koji Uehara for two more years, committing $18 million to the reliever who closed out the 2013 World Series but struggled along with the team this season. One year to the day after Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter to seal Boston's third title in 10 years, the team gave him a deal that will pay him $9 million in
BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach. Davis held that job with the Oakland Athletics the past three seasons and with Boston's top minor-league team at Triple-A Pawtucket in 2011. In a 19-year playing career as an outfielder and designated hitter, Davis was a three-time All-Star. The Red Sox also announced Thursday
BOSTON (AP) Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96. The team says Lucier (LOO'-cee-ur) had a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday. A right-handed pitcher, Lucier played parts of three major league seasons during World War II with the Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. In all, he was 3-5
NEW YORK (AP) Three-time world champion David Ortiz will return to the World Series as an analyst for Fox. Fox said Thursday that the Red Sox slugger will be on the pre- and postgame shows for Games 1 and 2. He'll appear alongside Frank Thomas, Nick Swisher and Gabe Kapler on the set. "Big Papi" won a World Series ring with Boston last year, a
BOSTON (AP) Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will have surgery to treat a sleeping disorder. The team says Napoli will have the procedure next month. Napoli suffers from sleep apnea. The disorder occurs when someone briefly stops breathing during sleep. It can disrupt sleep, leading to fatigue. The surgery involves repositioning the jaws and sometime
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