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According to WEEI's Rob Bradford, free agent catcher David Ross is deciding between the Red Sox, Cubs and Padres.

The Cubs are notable because a signing there would reunite Ross with buddy Jon Lester. Ross is 37 years old and his best days are behind him, but as a veteran backstop on a cheap deal, he provides a nice defensive presence.
Dec 17 - 3:08 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

According to Rob Bradford of WEEI, Justin Masterson turned down a one-year $6 million offer from the Rangers to sign with the Red Sox.

With the vast difference in the offers, it's not a surprise to see him wind up in Boston. He'll join a completely revamped Red Sox rotation that has added Wade Miley and Rick Porcello this week.
Dec 12 - 6:32 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the trade sending Wade Miley to the Red Sox is done.

The deal isn't official yet, as the players likely still have to take physicals, but the two sides have finally agreed on the particulars. The Diamondbacks are expected to receive Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa and an unnamed minor leaguer in exchange for the left-hander. The Red Sox have remade their rotation in a hurry, adding Rick Porcello and Justin Masterson in addition to Miley.
Dec 12 - 5:58 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Red Sox and Phillies "still could have a trade match" on Cole Hamels if Joe Kelly is in the deal.

Kelly obviously wouldn't be the headliner of the package for the Phillies, but he would make sense as a lesser part of the deal with Philly needing rotation help. The sinkerballer holds a career 3.41 ERA across 327 1/3 major league innings. The Red Sox have acquired three starters over the last 24 hours, but they're still lacking an ace and Hamels would certainly be that.
Dec 12 - 10:08 AM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the trade sending Wade Miley to the Red Sox will be made official by Saturday.

Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa and a minor leaguer will head to Arizona in the deal. Although the two sides are still haggling over who the prospect will be, it doesn't sound like it will be anything that could make the trade fall apart. Miley, who is arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason, held a 4.34 ERA in 33 starts this past season for the Diamondbacks.
Dec 12 - 9:37 AM

Red Sox signed RHP Justin Masterson to a one-year, $9.5 million contract.

He can earn an additional $2.5 million with innings pitched incentives. Masterson registered an ugly 5.88 ERA and 116/69 K/BB ratio in 128 2/3 innings this past season between the Indians and Cardinals, but he pitched through multiple injuries and the Red Sox are betting on a bounce-back season.
Dec 11 - 10:48 PM

According to WEEI's Rob Bradford, free agent Craig Breslow has had dialogue with the Cubs.

The Mets are also interested in the left-handed reliever, and the Red Sox want to re-sign him. 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 11 - 3:20 PM


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