NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge, Jacob deGrom and Xander Bogaerts were among 14 free agents who were given $19.65 million qualifying offers by their former teams on Thursday
Dansby Swanson, Trea Turner, Willson Contreras and Carlos Rodón also were given the offers, as were Chris Bassitt, Brandon Nimmo, Nathan Eovaldi, Anthony Rizzo, Joc Pederson, Martín Pérez and Tyler Anderson.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — First baseman Anthony Rizzo became a free agent again when he declined his $16 million option with the New York Yankees for 2023.
Pitcher Chris Bassitt declined his $19 million option with the New York Mets and followed rotation mates Jacob deGrom and Taijuan Walker into free agency.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jacob deGrom, Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts and Carlos Rodón turned down player options Monday, joining a free agent market that includes Aaron Judge, Trea Turner and Dansby Swanson.
HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Judge, Edwin Díaz, Trea Turner, Dansby Swanson and Xander Bogaerts were among 131 players who became free agents on Sunday as baseball's business season began just hours after the final out of the World Series.
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a qualifying offer to Major League Baseball free agents rose to $19.65 million, an increase of $1.25 million.
The figure is determined by the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox want to re-sign Xander Bogaerts – and Rafael Devers, too – Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom insisted, saying things have improved since they bowed out of the bidding and traded away their last homegrown star: Mookie Betts.
BOSTON (AP) — Not the way the Tampa Bay Rays wanted to go into the postseason.
Not that it really matters now.
The Rays finished the regular season with a five-game losing streak, giving up a pair of home runs to J.D.
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a grand slam and Nathan Eovaldi pitched five scoreless innings in what could be his final appearance in a Red Sox uniform to help Boston beat the playoff-bound Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An already historic season by New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge could well be capped with baseball's first Triple Crown in 10 years.
Baltimore Orioles (80-75, fourth in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (74-81, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Thursday, 1:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Mike Baumann (1-3, 4.32 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 17 strikeouts); Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (0-0)
BOSTON (AP) — Cedric Mullins homered on the second pitch of the game, Anthony Santander went deep twice and the Baltimore Orioles outslugged the Boston Red Sox 14-8 on Monday night to gain a little ground in the playoff race.
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge went homerless for the fourth straight game and remained one shy of Roger Maris’ American League record of 61 as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Saturday to close in on their first AL East title since 2019.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his 58th and 59th home runs of the season to move within two of Roger Maris’ American League record with 16 games remaining and lead the New York Yankees over the Milwaukee Brewers 12-8 on Sunday.
BOSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers had four hits and three RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 13-3 on Sunday.
Tommy Pham added three hits and three RBIs, and Kiké Hernández scored four times.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit his 58th and 59th home runs of the season on Sunday, moving within two of Roger Maris' American League record with 16 games remaining.
Judge's 11th multihomer game tied the season record set by Detroit's Hank Greenberg 1938 and matched by the Chicago Cubs' Sammy Sosa in 1998.
Kansas City Royals (57-87, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (70-74, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brady Singer (8-4, 3.21 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 131 strikeouts); Red Sox: Rich Hill (7-6, 4.56 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 86 strikeouts)
BOSTON (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 56th and 57th home runs of the season on Tuesday night.
Judge, playing in New York's 142nd game, is four from tying the American League record Roger Maris set with the Yankees in 1961.
BALTIMORE (AP) — No matter how this season ends for the Baltimore Orioles, Gunnar Henderson and the rest of their young players are experiencing meaningful games.
“This is going to be really beneficial for them going forward into next year,” manager Brandon Hyde said.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randy Arozarena hit a three-run homer in the first, Christian Bethancourt and Yu Chang went deep back-to-back during the sixth, and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-4 on Tuesday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story hit a three-run homer over the Green Monster, Xander Bogaerts had his eighth straight multi-hit game and the Boston Red Sox completed a four-game sweep over Texas with a 5-2 victory on Sunday.
Texas Rangers (58-74, third in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (66-68, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Dane Dunning (0-0); Red Sox: TBD
Texas Rangers (58-73, third in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (65-68, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: TBD; Red Sox: Brayan Bello (0-4, 7.27 ERA, 2.08 WHIP, 24 strikeouts)
Texas Rangers (58-71, third in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (63-68, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Glenn Otto (6-8, 4.79 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 74 strikeouts); Red Sox: Rich Hill (6-5, 4.32 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 74 strikeouts)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, J.D. Martinez also homered to back Michael Wacha’s strong start for Boston and the Red Sox held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer, and the Boston Red Sox stopped Tampa Bay’s six-game win streak with a 9-8 victory over the Rays on Friday night.
Kevin Plawecki had three hits and two RBIs for the Red Sox, who had dropped four in a row.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Infielder/outfielder Kiké Hernández returned to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday after a more than a two-month absence as he was activated from the 15-day injured list.
Hernández had been out with June 8 with a strained right hip flexor.
New York Yankees (71-42, first in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (56-58, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Frankie Montas (4-9, 3.59 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 111 strikeouts); Red Sox: Kutter Crawford (3-4, 4.30 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 60 strikeouts)
Baltimore Orioles (58-52, third in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (54-58, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Dean Kremer (4-3, 3.43 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 43 strikeouts); Red Sox: Josh Winckowski (5-5, 4.68 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 32 strikeouts)
Boston Red Sox (54-54, fifth in the AL East) vs. Kansas City Royals (42-65, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (5-3, 4.11 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 86 strikeouts); Royals: Daniel Lynch (4-7, 4.70 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 80 strikeouts)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Xander Bogaerts had four hits, Alex Verdugo doubled twice and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-4 Friday night.
Verdugo had three hits as Boston evened the four-game series at a win apiece.
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora broke into a smile before Tuesday’s game against the Houston Astros: Baseball’s trade deadline had just passed, and he still had Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers and J.D.
BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez thought about the possibility Sunday could be his final game for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
“I’m not, like blind," “he said. ”I know what’s going on.”
Martinez, Xander Bogaerts and Christian Vázquez had RBI doubles that helped slumping Boston to a 7-2 win on Sunday over the Milwaukee Brewers.
BOSTON (AP) — A little time off at the All-Star break looks like it was all the Milwaukee Brewers needed to get rolling.
Hunter Renfroe belted a two-run homer over the Green Monster, Eric Lauer pitched five innings of one-run ball for his first victory in over a month and the Brewers beat fading Boston 9-4 on Saturday, sending the Red Sox to their 13th loss in 16 games.
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts was listening when the Red Sox brass said they weren't shopping him around at the trade deadline.
“I think I started playing better after that, right?" he said after hitting a three-run homer to lead Boston to a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom said on Wednesday that the team hasn’t discussed selling off All-Stars Xander Bogaerts or Rafael Devers at the trade deadline, and “we’re not planning to discuss them with anybody.”
Cleveland Guardians (49-47, second in the AL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (49-49, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Cal Quantrill (7-5, 3.75 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 67 strikeouts); Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (4-3, 4.30 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 79 strikeouts)
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BOSTON (AP) — All-Star Alek Manoah pitched six sharp innings as the Toronto Blue Jays relied more on his arm than their bats to keep up their season-long dominance of the Red Sox, beating Boston 4-1 Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Xander Bogaerts took his lead off third and wanted to be extra aggressive.
“I just had in my head I had to be ready,” the four-time All-Star said. “As soon I saw it bounce, I just took a chance and went.”
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yandy Díaz had three hits, scored three times and drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 10-5 on Monday night.
Díaz's 10th multihit game since June 26 raised his batting average to .500 (27 for 54) over his last 15 games.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox lost every one of their first eight series against AL East opponents this season. In the ninth, a four-game set against the first-place Yankees, they opened with back-to-back losses and trailed by two runs in the 10th inning of Game 3.
BOSTON (AP) — Alex Verdugo hit a tying single in the eighth inning and a winning two-run single that capped a three-run 10th, lifting the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 6-5 Saturday night.
New York Yankees (59-23, first in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (45-37, second in the AL East)
Boston; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Gerrit Cole (7-2, 2.99 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 117 strikeouts); Red Sox: Josh Winckowski (3-2, 3.12 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 19 strikeouts)
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit an early three-run double and broke a tie with an RBI grounder during a four-run sixth inning that sent the Tampa Bay Rays past the Boston Red Sox 8-4 on Tuesday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts will not be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Tampa Bay after leaving a day earlier with a cut on his left thigh that required seven stitches.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Triston McKenzie shut down New York’s lineup over seven innings in a combined one-hitter and closer Emmanuel Clase survived a harrowing ninth, giving the Cleveland Guardians a 2-0 win over the Yankees on Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts left Sunday's game against the Cubs with a left thigh laceration.
In the seventh inning, Bogaerts covered second when Willson Contreras ran to steal it.
CHICAGO (AP) — Mark Leiter Jr. threw 5 1/3 solid innings of emergency relief, Nico Hoerner and Patrick Wisdom each had two hits and the Chicago Cubs capitalized on a pair of Boston errors and beat the Red Sox 3-1 Saturday night.