Baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is behind us, but there still could be more moves coming in August. Jerry Crasnick identifies players who could change teams this month.
Red Sox GM: We have to fix our roster
The Red Sox sat out the trade deadline, Ben Cherington admitted that fixing their roster "won't be easy": "I think it's safe to say now at the end of July that we were wrong at the beginning of the season as to what this team could do. So we've got to figure out, and we've been in the process of trying to figure out why that is, and we've got to fix it and play better baseball."
Mike Napoli hit a two-run home run in the seventh, and Alejandro De Aza had two hits and two RBIs as the Red Sox rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Red Sox GM admits he misjudged his team this past offseason, but he already is hard at work to make things better.
The Red Sox held onto Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded a few hours later with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster that led Boston over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on
Final: Red Sox 7, Rays 5
Mike Napoli hit a go-ahead, 2-run homer in the 7th inning to power the Red Sox to a series-opening win. Box score
Red Sox tally 3 off Rays in the 1st
Alejandro De Aza put Boston on the scoreboard -- his first RBI since July 12 -- and Blake Swihart smacked a 2-run single as the Red Sox took advantage of 2 errors in the inning to jump on the Rays. Follow live
Rusney Castillo's best chance is now
Castillo has been a disappointment for the Red Sox and fantasy owners so far. However, with Shane Victorino traded to the Angels, the outfielder should have a long leash to turn things around. Deadline fantasy winners, losers (Insider)
The Red Sox made only a minor move at the trade deadline, picking up reliever Ryan Cook as a potential reclamation project.
Teams such as the Blue Jays and Royals fulfilled their short- and long-term goals -- while others, such as the Padres, Red Sox and seemingly all of the NL Central, stood pat.
Daniel Nava, the former independent-league player who hit some of Boston's memorable recent home runs, was designated for assignment Thursday.
A few takeaways from Boston's 8-2 win over the White Sox that allowed the team to avert its second four-game sweep since the All-Star break.
The Red Sox flipped the script on the White Sox, beating Chicago ace Chris Sale to avoid a four-game sweep.
Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz each had three hits, and the Boston Red Sox beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 8-2 on Thursday night, snapping Chicago's seven-game winning streak.
Final: Red Sox 8, White Sox 2
Boston tagged Chris Sale for a career-high 12 hits and chased Chicago's starter with 7 runs through 5 innings to avoid a sweep. Box score
Pablo Sandoval left Thursday's game after being hit with a pitch, the second straight night his evening was cut short.
No smooth sailing tonight
Chicago SP Chris Sale just exited the Red Sox-White Sox game trailing 6-2 with a career-high 12 hits allowed. Boston tacked on a 7th run with Sale out of the game. Follow live
John Farrell for the first time noted the team is continuing to address the player's weight with him.
The ALS Association is bringing back last summer's viral hit, the Ice Bucket Challenge, with an assist from Major League Baseball.
Boston Red Sox starter Rick Porcello allows six runs on 10 hits in just two innings of work.
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell comes as close as he has all year to admitting that Pablo Sandoval's ever-expanding waistline is a problem.
In one of the worst starts in club history, Rick Porcello gave up 6 runs on 10 hits and recorded just six outs in Boston's third straight loss.
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