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Date: Team: Pos:

Red Sox re-signed INF Mario Martinez to a minor league contract.

Martinez hit .267/.288/.394 in 2014, playing mostly at High-A ball. The infielder has only played above the Single-A level once in his minor league career and is not expected to contribute to the major league ballclub.
Dec 23 - 11:23 AM

Red Sox signed LHP Casey Crosby to a minor league contract.

Crosby was once a highly touted prospect, but he has not appeared in the majors since 2012. The lefty posted a 5.71 ERA over 17+ innings for the Tigers' Triple-A club in 2014. The 26-year-old will serve as organizational depth for the Red Sox.
Dec 23 - 11:16 AM

Red Sox acquired C Ryan Hanigan from the Padres for INF Will Middlebrooks.

The veteran backstop had a rough season offensively in 2014 but is universally praised for his defensive prowess. He'll share time behind the dish with Christian Vazquez in Boston.
Dec 19 - 10:53 PM

Rob Bradford of WEEI reports that the Red Sox have re-signed Craig Breslow to a one-year, $2 million deal.

Breslow had been debating between re-signing with the Red Sox or joining the Cubs to reunite with his old general manager. While he had a disappointing 2014 season, he's still one of the more dependable left-handed relievers in the league.
Dec 19 - 9:21 PM

WEEI.com's Rob Bradford reports that Craig Breslow will make a decision to sign with either the Red Sox or Cubs.

It's either re-upping with the team he's been with for the last 2 1/2 seasons or reuniting with his old general manager. Breslow struggled to the tune of a 5.96 ERA in 2014 but he was excellent in 2013, finishing with a 1.81 ERA.
Dec 19 - 6:00 PM

Padres acquired C Ryan Hanigan from the Rays in the Wil Myers trade.

Hanigan is expected to be flipped to the Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks. The veteran backstop hit just .218/.318/.324 in 2014, but he draws rave reviews for his defense and has shown nice on-base skills in the past.
Dec 19 - 12:28 PM

According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Red Sox are in "active" Allen Craig trade talks with at least one team.

Craig batted just .128/.234/.191 in 107 plate appearances after the July 31 trade that sent he and Joe Kelly from the Cardinals to the Red Sox for John Lackey. Craig hasn't been the same since suffering a Lisfranc foot injury late in the 2013 season and he's owed $26.5 million over the next three years. Boston probably won't be able to get much in return.
Dec 18 - 2:21 PM

Red Sox acquired RHP Anthony Varvaro from the Braves for RHP Aaron Kurcz and cash considerations.

Varvaro was designated for assignment by the Braves several days ago. He's been a solid bullpen contributor, posting a 2.99 ERA over 153 appearances in the last four seasons. In 2014, he put up a 2.63 ERA. He should serve as a quality arm and supply the Red Sox with a nice depth piece.
Dec 17 - 12:18 PM

Red Sox acquired INF Marco Hernandez from the Cubs to complete the trade for LHP Felix Doubront.

The Cubs got Doubront at the trade deadline for a player to be named later, and Hernandez is that player. The 22-year-old hit .270/.315/.351 with three homers and 22 steals at High-A in 2014. He's not much of a prospect.
Dec 15 - 7:05 PM

Braves designated RHP Anthony Varvaro for assignment.

It's a surprise move given Varvaro's 2.99 ERA over 153 relief appearances for the Braves over the last four seasons, including a 2.63 mark last year. The right-hander will either be claimed off waivers or traded.
Dec 15 - 6:48 PM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves plan to designate Anthony Varvaro for assignment when their deal with Alberto Callaspo becomes official.

Varvaro, 30, holds a 2.99 ERA over 153 relief appearances for the Braves over the last four seasons, so he figures to draw some interest on waivers. He posted a 2.63 mark with 50 strikeouts over 54 2/3 frames last season.
Dec 15 - 6:15 PM

Red Sox signed C Luke Montz to a minor league contract.

Montz hasn't appeared in the majors since 2013, when he hit .179/.200/.393 in 30 plate appearances with the Athletics. The 31-year-old will be depth for Boston.
Dec 15 - 1:44 PM

Red Sox signed RHP Nestor Molina to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Molina had a 4.55 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 61 1/3 innings this past season at Double-A Birmingham (an affiliate of the White Sox). The 25-year-old will be organizational relief depth next season for the Red Sox.
Dec 15 - 1:40 PM

Red Sox acquired RHP Zeke Spruill from the Diamondbacks for RHP Myles Smith.

Spruill was designated for assignment earlier in the week, so the Diamondbacks decided to flip him for whatever they could get before letting him walk. The 25-year-old posted a 3.57 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 14/4 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings with the D'Backs in 2014.
Dec 12 - 8:16 PM

Red Sox acquired LHP Wade Miley from the Diamondbacks for RHP Rubby De La Rosa, RHP Allen Webster and INF Raymel Flores.

The 28-year-old southpaw will join a completely revamped Red Sox rotation that has added Rick Porcello and Justin Masterson in recent days. Miley has proven to be a very durable option, averaging over 199 innings over each of the last three seasons while compiling a 3.74 ERA and 474/178 K/BB ratio. He is prone to the long ball though, having surrendered at least 20 home runs in each of the past two seasons, and the move to Fenway Park is unlikely to alleviate that problem.
Dec 12 - 8:03 PM


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