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Dustin Pedroia said Saturday that he expects his power to return in 2015 following surgery to repair a left wrist issue that bothered him throughout last season.

"The ball’s going to go farther," Pedroia said. "The balls are going 400 feet now (in batting practice). And then, when you add 5 mph (against pitchers), I’m not a chemist or anything, it’s probably going to go 500." The second baseman noted that the wrist issue kept him from doing any upper-body workouts last year, which sapped his bat speed and strength. Pedroia had a career-low seven homers and .376 slugging percentage in 2014, but those numbers have a good chance to rebound in 2015.
Jan 25 - 9:13 AM

Red Sox signed C Humberto Quintero to a minor league contract.

The 35-year-old will provide additional depth behind Christian Vazquez, Ryan Hanigan and Blake Swihart for the Red Sox. Quintaro slashed .290/.311/.425 with four homers and 27 RBI over 74 games at Triple-A Tacoma in 2014.
Jan 24 - 2:58 PM

Brock Holt hasn't had any concussion symptoms since the end of last season.

Holt missed the final 21 games of 2014 with concussion issues, but he was given a clean bill of health in October and has been checking in regularly with specialist Dr. Micky Collins. "He said at the beginning of October he’d like to see me one more time to tie a ribbon on it and know everything’s fine," Holt said. "He’s been checking in and really happy with the updates I’ve been giving him." Holt will serve in a utility role for the Red Sox in 2015.
Jan 23 - 10:38 AM

According to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox have spoken to Allen Craig about playing some third base.

Craig did make a handful of starts at third base during his tenure with the Cardinals and it's the position he played most frequently in the minors, so this isn't some crazy experiment. But he has looked stiff in the field (and even worse at the plate) since suffering a Lisfranc foot injury in late 2013. Craig is not a good bet for significant fantasy value in 2015, no matter what position he's playing.
Jan 22 - 3:20 PM

Red Sox signed LHP Dana Eveland to a minor league contract.

It's a split contract with an invitation to spring training. Eveland, 31, has a career 5.27 ERA, but pitched well for the Mets last season, finishing with a 2.63 ERA and a 27/6 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings. The lefty was hit on his pitching elbow in July and was ultimately shut down in September.
Jan 21 - 8:01 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Nationals and Blue Jays have been in touch with free agent reliever Burke Badenhop.

Badenhop turns 32 in February and posted a 2.29 ERA and 40/19 K/BB ratio across 70 2/3 innings with the Red Sox last season. He doesn't strike out many guys, but he induces a ton of grounders and should be a serviceable middle reliever for someone.
Jan 20 - 10:58 AM

Red Sox signed OF Quintin Berry to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training. Berry had a good showing in the Orioles' minor leagues last season, batting .285/.382/.367 with 25 stolen bases. He's a good bench player but will have an uphill battle to break camp with the Red Sox given the wealth of outfielders currently on their roster.
Jan 17 - 6:48 PM

Daniel Nava requested $2.25 million and was offered $1.3 million from the Red Sox when arbitration figures were exchanged. leans towards Nava on this one, projecting the outfielder to earn $1.9 million in the arbitration process. The 31-year-old slashed .270/.346/.361 with four homers and 37 RBI in 363 at-bats during the 2014 campaign.
Jan 16 - 10:09 PM

Red Sox and RHP Rick Porcello avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year $12.5 million contract.

It's the third year of being arbitration-eligible for the 26-year-old hurler who has already won 76 games in his six years in the big leagues. Coming off a breakout 2014 campaign where he posted a 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 204 2/3 inings, Porcello is expected to help solidify the Red Sox rotation in 2015.
Jan 16 - 9:11 PM

Wade Miley requested $4.3 million and was offered $3.4 million from the Red Sox when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

The two sides are expected to meet somewhere in the middle, shy of the $4 million mark. The 28-year-old hurler may have a difficult time transitioning to the American League and the cozy confines of Fenway Park due to his propensity to serve up the long ball.
Jan 16 - 6:51 PM

Red Sox and RHP Junichi Tazawa avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.

Tazawa was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. The reliever boasts a 2.62 ERA while striking out over a batter per frame over the last three season. He'll help set up again in 2015
Jan 16 - 3:21 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM on Tuesday that Dustin Pedroia (wrist) is doing "great" and has been completely cleared for baseball activities.

Pedroia underwent season-ending surgery on his left wrist last September. The injury bothered him for nearly the entire season, resulting in a disappointing .278/.337/.376 batting line with just seven home runs and six stolen bases. It's fair to expect a bounceback in 2015, even if he's no longer one of the elite options at second base in fantasy leagues.
Jan 14 - 12:19 PM

Red Sox acquired LHP Danny Rosenbaum from the Nationals for C Dan Butler.

Rosenbaum underwent Tommy John surgery last May and will likely be sidelined through the early part of the 2015 season. The 27-year-old left-hander owns a 3.12 ERA with 6.5 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 over parts of six seasons in the minors.
Jan 14 - 8:38 AM

Daniel Nava has considered giving up switch-hitting.

Nava is naturally left-handed, but he has been a switch-hitter for his entire career. However, he owns an .813 OPS vs. right-handers in his career as opposed to a .585 OPS vs. southpaws, so he's thinking about it. "I have thought about it. Is it something I’m going to do? I don’t know. It’s a tough thing to do," said Nava. "[Shane] Victorino did it a couple of years ago, just dropping it. It definitely runs through my head. It’s definitely something I’m considering doing, but at the same time it’s something I’ve never done. Would I even be effective lefty on lefty, or would it be better hitting against lefties from the right side. I would have to go out and give it a test run." It's a situation to track during spring training.
Jan 13 - 9:34 AM

Red Sox signed LHP Matt Hoffman to a minor league contract.

The 26-year-old hurler spent the 2014 season between the Twins and Phillies organizations, compiling a 3.75 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 50/19 K/BB ratio over 48 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. He adds organizational bullpen depth for the Red Sox.
Jan 11 - 7:56 PM

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