ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Free agent infielder Brock Holt has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes an invitation to major league spring training.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals declined 2021 club options on right fielder Adam Eaton and right-handed starter Aníbal Sánchez on Wednesday, and declined their part of mutual options...
MIAMI (AP) — Brian Anderson circled the bases so quickly after his second home run Friday that he nearly overtook Jesus Aguilar, who playfully motioned his teammate to slow down.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For one night in this dud of a season for Washington, the defending World Series champion Nationals looked like themselves — getting a solid start from Max Scherzer, timely...
BOSTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have signed former longtime Red Sox utility player Brock Holt, adding him for the final month of the season.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani allowed two singles over six scoreless innings and Eugenio Suarez hit a three-run homer to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers...
Milwaukee Brewers (2-2, third in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (1-3, fourth in the NL Central)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eric Sogard doubled home Brock Holt in the 11th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a rain-delayed 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
Clayton Kershaw struck out four without allowing a hit in his spring training debut Friday, the first step toward a possible opening day start for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
PHOENIX (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out four batters without allowing a hit in his spring training debut Friday, the first step toward a possible opening day start for the Los Angeles...
PHOENIX (AP) — Utilityman Brock Holt is guaranteed $3.25 million under his one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, which includes a club option for 2021 and performance bonuses that could...
PHOENIX (AP) — As spring training approached and he remained unsigned, Brock Holt got antsy.
"I thought free agency was going to be a fun thing to go through, but it wasn't. Pretty...
BOSTON (AP) — Mike Tauchman's impressive first season with the New York Yankees might have come to an abrupt end.
The outfielder is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks after...
BOSTON (AP) — Yankees left fielder Mike Tauchman has been pulled from a game at Fenway Park with an injury to his left calf.
Tauchman limped off after fielding a routine single hit by...
Boston Red Sox (70-61, third in the AL East) vs. San Diego Padres (59-69, fourth in the AL West)
San Diego; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Brian Johnson (1-2, 6.58...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brock Holt liked the first pitch he saw from All-Star closer Kirby Yates so much that he hit it out of the ballpark.
Holt's homer on the first pitch of the ninth inning...
BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt helped the Red Sox make quick work of the Kansas City Royals in a victory that was two weeks in the making.
Holt hit an RBI single with one out in the 10th inning as...
BOSTON (AP) — The music was blaring in the clubhouse and Boston utility player Brock Holt was holding a microphone, acting like a DJ.
The defending World Series champion Red Sox were clearly...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt was ejected from Thursday night's game against the New York Yankees for arguing a called third strike with home plate umpire D.J....
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox infielder Brock Holt has left Sunday's game against Toronto in the fourth inning with left hamstring tightness.
Holt singled with one out in the second, advanced on...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Rodríguez knew his job was to pile up innings after the Boston Red Sox had to go 17 innings in Tuesday's loss at Minnesota.
Boston Red Sox (38-34, third in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (21-49, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Brian Johnson (1-0, 12.71...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Just ahead of the summer heat, the Boston Red Sox are warming up to the idea of bashing their way into contention for another trip to the playoffs.
BOSTON (AP) — Hunter Pence sprinted through his 14th homer of the season, although there was probably no need to hurry.
Pence hit a stand-up, inside-the-park home run and the Texas Rangers...
TORONTO (AP) — New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier expressed a mix of defiance and remorse in his first public comments since three defensive mistakes in the last innings of a loss to Boston...
BOSTON (AP) — Ten trophies.
The New England Patriots brought their six Super Bowl trophies to Fenway Park on Tuesday to help the Boston Red Sox celebrate their latest World Series...
PHOENIX (AP) — Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia could be activated for Tuesday's home opener against Toronto.
Pedroia, the 2008 AL MVP, has been slowed since a slide into his surgically...
Capsules of American League East teams, listed in order of finish last year:
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Alex Cora guided the Boston Red Sox to a franchise-record 108 wins and a World Series victory last season, and then he reported to his second spring training as a major...
BOSTON (AP) — The World Series champion Boston Red Sox have returned to Fenway Park, carrying the championship trophy they won a night earlier.
A caravan of buses arrived at Fenway on Monday night, less than 24 hours after the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 to win the World Series in five games, giving the organization its fourth title since 2004.
A couple hundred fans and about a half-dozen TV cameras were waiting for the team.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 18-inning loss in Game 3 of the World Series couldn't wear out the Boston Red Sox. A four-run deficit late in Game 4 definitely didn't faze them.
This plucky powerhouse just kept getting big hits to move to the brink of another championship.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boston's bench is a big reason why the Red Sox are one win from their fourth World Series title since 2004.
With the Red Sox regulars being held in check by the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was pinch-hitters Mitch Moreland and Rafael Devers who came up with huge at-bats as Boston rallied for a 9-6 victory Saturday to take a 3-1 lead in the Series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local):
Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the eighth and a three-run double in the ninth, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit in the seventh inning for a 9-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night and a 3-1 World Series lead.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has shuffled his lineup for Game 2 against the Houston Astros, putting infielders Ian Kinsler and Rafael Devers and catcher Christian Vazquez in the starting lineup for the first time in the AL Championship Series.
NEW YORK (AP) — Becoming the first player to hit for a postseason cycle earned Brock Holt a return to the Boston Red Sox bench.
Ian Kinsler was back at second base Tuesday night for Game 4 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees and left-hander CC Sabathia.
NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Romine never expected to replace Aroldis Chapman as the Yankees' closer.
A backup catcher, Romine was leaning on the dugout railing and watching New York get blown out by Boston in Game 3 of the AL Division Series when bench coach Josh Bard walked up to him in the eighth inning.
"Can you throw?" Romine recalled Bard asking.
"I can try," the seven-year big league veteran replied.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Holt had one thing in mind: He was swinging for the fences.
After all, the game was decided long ago. And everything else went Boston's way all night, so why not this?
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NEW YORK (AP) — Fans have been waiting for another one of these rumbles: baseball's most-bitter rivals set to tangle again, this time as 100-win heavyweights in the playoffs.
Munson vs. Fisk, Pedro vs. Popeye , A-Rod vs. Varitek and earlier this year Brock Holt vs. Tyler Austin .
BOSTON (AP) — Any disappointment Jackie Bradley Jr. had about the replay review that turned his home run into a double disappeared soon after Brock Holt walked up to the plate.
The Red Sox pinch-hitter drove a tiebreaking double off the Green Monster on the first pitch after Bradley narrowly missed a homer, and Boston beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Saturday. Rick Porcello earned his 10th straight interleague victory and helped the Red Sox lower their magic number to four.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox became the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season, rallying on pinch-hitter Brock Holt's go-ahead home run in the seventh inning to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Tuesday night.
The Red Sox assured themselves at least a spot in the AL wild-card game while reaching the postseason for the third straight year. The AL East leaders began the night with an eight-game lead over the New York Yankees.
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff berth and did not celebrate.
"Any time you make the playoffs and give yourself a chance to be that last team, it's a pretty special thing," Brock Holt said. "We're excited by that, but we've got more work to do."
Holt pinch hit in the seventh inning and hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in a 7-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night that guaranteed Boston no worse than a wild card berth.
BOSTON (AP) — Once the Boston Red Sox were done hitting line drives all around Fenway Park, they started thinking more about one that knocked David Price out of the game.
Mookie Betts homered early and had a two-run double in Boston's 11-run seventh inning as the Red Sox rallied for a 14-6 victory over the Miami Marlins after their hottest pitcher was injured Wednesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brock Holt took advantage of a rare opportunity.
Holt belted a pinch-hit tiebreaking homer, Rick Porcello threw seven impressive innings and the major league-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 Tuesday night.
Sandy Leon also went deep for Boston, which improved to 86-35. The Red Sox increased their total to 168 homers, matching their number from last year when they hit an AL-low 168.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Down five runs in the third inning? Hardly a challenge for the Boston Red Sox, who quickly wiped out the deficit with a display of patience and power.
Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi each hit three-run homers, Brock Holt connected in a six-run sixth inning and the Red Sox overwhelmed the Baltimore Orioles 19-12 on Friday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Blake Swihart doubled into the Red Sox bullpen to score Eduardo Nunez in the 13th inning and Boston beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Monday night to move a season-high six games ahead of the New York Yankees in the AL East.
Boston announced after the game it had acquired Ian Kinsler from the Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia.