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  • Red Sox add Lester, Porcello, Masterson to rotation

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH After losing out on the free agent left-hander Jon Lester at the winter meetings, the Boston Red Sox compensated by acquiring three starting pitchers in the next two days. Left-hander...
  • Cubs' Jon Lester signing drives big TV ratings

    Cubs' Jon Lester signing drives big TV ratings
    The Jon Lester signing wasn’t just good for the Cubs. It also was huge for MLB Network. The dramatic events of Tuesday night pulled in 179,000 viewers to MLB Network’s coverage. That shattered its previous record for the Winter Meetings by...
  • Tigers acquire OF Cespedes for Porcello

    The Sports Xchange Tigers acquire OF Cespedes for Porcello SAN DIEGO -- Yeonis Cespedes was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday for starting pitcher Rick Porcello. Cespedes spent the final two months of the 2014 season in...
  • Tigers acquire OF Cespedes from Red Sox for Porcello

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 2: Adds details Tigers acquire OF Cespedes from Red Sox for Porcello SAN DIEGO -- Yeonis Cespedes was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday for starting pitcher Rick Porcello. Cespedes...
  • Red Sox Send Cespedes To Tigers For Porcello; Acquire Miley, Sign Masterson

    SAN DIEGO — The Red Sox entered baseball's winter meetings in search of three starting pitchers. It appears they may have reached their goal. Hours after acquiring one starting pitcher in Arizona's Wade Miley, the Boston Red Sox unloaded outfielder...
  • Cubs' Jon Lester signing gets everyone's attention at winter meetings

    Cubs' Jon Lester signing gets everyone's attention at winter meetings
    SAN DIEGO — When I approached Jon Lester at the All-Star Game in Minneapolis five months ago and asked him about the possibility of coming to the Cubs as a free agent, he raised his eyebrows and shouted out for help. "I got my first destination...
  • Orioles haven't discussed deal for Yoenis Cespedes, source says

    Orioles haven't discussed deal for Yoenis Cespedes, source says
    Despite a report Wednesday that said the Orioles are interested in the Boston Red Sox's Yoenis Cespedes, the club has had no internal discussions regarding the outfielder, according to an industry source. According to WEEI.com, the Orioles have...
  • With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world

    With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world
    To Tyler Christofferson, Jon Lester always will be the Little League teammate who wore his hat backward and No. 24 jersey like hero Ken Griffey Jr. did, the grade-school buddy who matured into a better person than player even though he's a major league...
  • On The Fly: Red Sox Attempt To Shore Up Pitching Staff

    On The Fly: Red Sox Attempt To Shore Up Pitching Staff
    Once the Red Sox lost out on Jon Lester, which was no great surprise, they moved quickly to fill their rotation, adding lefthander Wade Miley (Arizona) and righthander Rick Porcello (Detroit) in trades, then reaching an agreement with free agent...
  • Reports: Red Sox acquire LHP Miley from D-backs

    The Sports Xchange Reports: Red Sox acquire LHP Miley from D-backs After losing out on the free agent left-hander Jon Lester, the Boston Red Sox acquired a different southpaw Wednesday night. Wade Miley was dealt to Boston from the Arizona Diamondbacks...
  • Jonny Gomes fits Cubs' leadership mission

    SAN DIEGO — Getting marquee left-hander Jon Lester to commit to an eye-opening six-year, $155 million contract late Tuesday night put a stamp on the Cubs’ Plan A this offseason. That plan also includes adding complementary parts to fortify...