Ortiz, Red Sox avoid hearing, agree at $14,575,000
after surgery on his left wrist; shortstop Marco Scutaro was traded to Colorado; and catcher Jason Varitek and right fielder J . D . Drew were not re-signed. But the first five batters in the lineup return led by center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury , who finished
Rough offseason — so far — for Boras
setup man. As of this writing, Boras clients Edwin Jackson, Carlos Peña, Johnny Damon, Magglio Ordoñez, Xavier Nady and J . D . Drew are without jobs for 2012. Boras may find perfect homes and generous salaries for all of them. But on the insider's scorecard
Sweeney takes Boston's $1.75 million, 1-year deal
expected to compete for playing time in right field, where the Red Sox have a vacancy after deciding not to retain free agent J . D . Drew and trading Josh Reddick to Oakland. In six seasons, Sweeney has a .283 batting average after hitting .265 with one homer
Red Sox pick up an All-Star closer
a little bit longer so perhaps he goes in with the leg up." Sweeney is in the mix for Boston's right field job now that J . D . Drew is a free agent. He's an outstanding fielder who can play all three spots. In six seasons, he has a .283 batting average
Even Yankees fans like Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia
Series titles in 2004 and 2007. Closer Jonathan Papelbon left in free agency, signing with the Phillies. Tim Wakefield, J . D . Drew and Marco Scutaro are among the other players who didn't return. Pedroia isn't going anywhere anytime soon, though. He's
Retired manager La Russa to manage NL All-Stars
sign with Red Sox Cody Ross says he has agreed to sign with the Boston Red Sox, giving them an experienced bat to help replace J . D . Drew in right field. The 31-year-old Ross batted .240 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs for the San Francisco Giants last season
Red Sox confirm signing of OF Cody Ross
The Boston Red Sox on Thursday confirmed the signing of outfielder Cody Ross to a one-year contract and said right-hander Scott Atchison was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.
Braves agree to deal with Drew
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Braves on Tuesday agreed to a one- year, $4.2 million contract, with outfielder J.D . Drew , avoiding salary arbitration.
Braves acquire Drew from Cardinals
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Braves filled their void in right field by acquiring J.D . Drew from the St. Louis Cardinals in a five- player trade on Saturday. The Braves also obtained outfielder Eli Marrero from St. Louis while sending the Cardinals relief pitchers Ray King and ...
Atlanta Braves offseason update
ADDITIONS: SP - Antonio Alfonseca (FA from Chicago Cubs); RP - Armando Almanza (FA from Florida); OF - J.D . Drew (traded from St. Louis); OF - Eli Marrero (traded from St. Louis); OF - Gary Matthews, Jr. (off waivers from San Diego); C - Eddie Perez (FA from Milwaukee); SP - John Thomson (FA from ...