Sunday Mail: A few parting thoughts on Ryan Dempster’s surprising goodbye – Boston.com

Boston.comSo much for that. While many of the Red Sox regulars are already in Fort Myers, raring to begin their title defense, the official workouts haven’t formally begun. And already…

Ryan Dempster wasn’t going to star for Red Sox this season, but he was veteran … – Boston.com

Boston.comFORT MYERS, Fla. — Ryan Dempster was never going to have a big role on the 2014 Red Sox. He was the sixth pitcher in a five-man rotation and he…

Red Sox React To Ryan Dempster’s Decision To Sit Out 2014 Season (Video) – NESN.com

NESN.comRyan Dempster brought a lot of intangibles to the Boston Red Sox, and after announcing his decision to sit out the 2014 season, his teammates reflected on how much they’ll…

Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster says he won’t play in 2014 – SI.com

SI.comRyan Dempster went 8-9 with a 4.57 ERA in his first and only season with the Red Sox in 2013. Brad Mangin/Getty Images. FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox…

For Dempster, it was time to step back – Boston.com

Boston.comFORT MYERS, Fla. — Ryan Dempster spoke in a strong, clear voice on Sunday when describing why he had decided to step away from baseball after a 16-year career that…

For Yankees, parting with Jeter easy; replacing him hard – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOne of the New York Yankees’ most important questions has been answered: “What are we going to do with this guy? Answered twice in a week, as a matter…

Curt Schilling announces he has cancer – SportingNews.com

Curt Schilling reveals he has cancer – New York Daily News

David Ortiz again is campaigning for a new deal, but his leverage is limited – The Providence Journal

The Providence JournalNo one needs to convince Ben Cherington of the value of David Ortiz. No one needs to pull up any statistics or video clips from the World Series…

Jerry Remy will return to Red Sox booth – Boston.com

Boston.comLongtime Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, who has been on a leave of absence since his son Jared was arrested and charged with murdering girlfriend Jennifer Martel in August, said…

Red Sox DH David Ortiz: ‘Hopefully I won’t have to wear another uniform’ – SI.com

SI.comRed Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has 439 HR and 1,429 RBI in 16 MLB seasons. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images). Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is still a productive…

Ortiz on Sports Final: New contract or “it’s time to move on” – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldDavid Ortiz wants a multi-year extension from the Red Sox, and if he doesn’t get one, he won’t hesitate to play for someone else. That was Ortiz’s message last…

Red Sox’s Jon Lester says he’ll sign at discount to stay in Boston – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comJon Lester would very much like to keep doing this in a Red Sox uniform. (USATSI). MORE: FA tracker: position players | FA tracker: pitchers

Red Sox sign Grady Sizemore to one-year deal – TheCelebrityCafe.com

TheCelebrityCafe.comThe Boston Red Sox agreed to a one-year contract with outfielder Grady Sizemore. Sizemore’s deal is worth $750,000, but it can go up to $6 million with incentives. Sizemore has…

Nation & world: Grady Sizemore returns to majors with Red Sox – Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free PressBaseball: The Oakland A’s further bolstered their pitching staff, agreeing with free-agent lefty Eric O’Flaherty on a $7-million, two-year contract. O’Flaherty, 28, sustained a tear in his pitching…

OF Grady Sizemore signs one-year deal with Red Sox – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBOSTON (AP) — Oft-injured outfielder Grady Sizemore has agreed to a $750,000, one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox. A three-time All-Star, the 31-year-old has played eight major league…

Red Sox sign Grady Sizemore to one-year deal – Boston.com

Boston.comThe Red Sox have signed Grady Sizemore, the former Cleveland Indians center fielder who hasn’t played in the major leagues since 2011. The 31-year-old Sizemore signed for a base salary…

Despite Tanaka signing, Yankees have holes – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe New York Yankees still are a better bet to stay under baseball’s $189 million luxury tax threshold than they are to catch the Boston Red Sox in the…

Weekend picks for book lovers – USA TODAY

Weekend picks for book loversUSA TODAYWhat should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include a grand slam of a book about Red Sox great Ted Williams,…

Japan’s Masahiro Tanaka officially posted – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — The bidding for Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has begun. All 30 major league teams were notified that the 30-day period to sign the star…

See the contract that made Babe Ruth a Yankee – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAccording to the contract, it cost the Yankees “$25,000 and other good and valuable considerations,” to have Ruth play for New York. While Ruth’s contract ended up being a…

This day in history: Red Sox agree to send Babe Ruth to Yankees – FanSided

FanSidedNov 2, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Fans cheer as the duck boats carrying the Boston Red Sox players drive down Boylston Street during the World Series parade and celebration. Mandatory…

Notre Dame to play football at Fenway Park in 2015 – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesThe first two are legends of Fenway Park and part of Boston Red Sox lore. Kelly, Notre Dame’s football coach, is a Red Sox fan. And the Irish will…

Red Sox trade Franklin Morales to Rockies for Jonathan Herrera – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have reacquired left-hander Franklin Morales from the Boston Red Sox for versatile infielder Jonathan Herrera. It was the second trade the Rockies orchestrated…

Comparing Jones to Ellsbury, plus a take on Cano and the Yankees – MASNsports.com

MASNsports.comIt was big news earlier this week when free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury went from the Red Sox to the Yankees. He agreed to a seven-year, $153 million dollar deal…

Sources: Red Sox sign free agent reliever Edward Mujica – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldSt. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Edward Mujica, left, and catcher Tony Cruz celebrate following the Cardinals’ 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game on Tuesday,…

Red Sox well prepared to let Jacoby walk – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldNO WORRIES: Losing Jacoby Ellsbury does not compare to Johnny Damon, above, jumping to the Yankees. And the Sox can fill the center fielder’s shoes with Jackie Bradley Jr.…

Mark Wahlberg has decided to let the Yankees sign Jacoby Ellsbury – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRed Sox nation, relax: Mark Wahlberg has given his blessing for Boston fan favorite Jacoby Ellsbury to take his new deal with the New York Yankees. “We got the…

4 reasons the Yankees will regret the Jacoby Ellsbury deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUSA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale is reporting Jacoby Ellsbury has signed a seven-year contract with the New York Yankees that is in excess of $150 million, ending his seven-year…

Source: Mariners going after Robinson Cano ‘guns-a-blazing’ – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsBe a Yankee legend or a baseball legend? That, according to a baseball source, is the pitch the Mariners made to Robinson Cano’s agents last week when…

Jacoby Ellsbury was never soft, but deal with Yankees proves he was a mercenary – Boston.com

Boston.comThere have been two longstanding narratives attached to Jacoby Ellsbury, the two-time Red Sox champion and filthy-rich new Yankee. The first is that he is, to use a gentler synonym…

Ellsbury to sign with Yankees for $153 million – Boston.com

Boston.comRed Sox fans have read this story before. A popular and speedy center fielder becomes a free agent and decides to switch sides in baseball’s most heated rivalry and sign…

A closer look at the Pierzynski deal – Boston.com

Boston.comLet’s be honest, the public image of new Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski is that he’s a pain in the butt. He has tangled with teammates and opponents over the…

AJ Pierzynski joins champion Red Sox on 1-year deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Boston Red Sox made their first splash since winning the World Series by agreeing to a one-year, $8.25 million contract with free-agent catcher A.J. Pierznyski, a Red Sox…

Catcher AJ Pierzynski agrees to deal with champion Red Sox – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comVeteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski has agreed to a deal with the World Series champion Boston Red Sox, according to sources. The Red Sox needed a veteran to catch their championship…