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Red Sox release C Pierzynski

The Boston Red Sox released catcher A.J. Pierzynski on Wednesday after designating him for assignment last week.<p>The team was unable to trade the 37-year-old, who hit .254 with four home runs and 31 RBIs in 72 games.<p>Pierzynski signed by the Red Sox during the offseason to a one-year, $8.25 million …

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Ranking Boston Red Sox's Best Minor League Bargaining Chips

Despite their disappointing 2014 season, the Boston Red Sox are one of baseball's better-positioned franchises when it comes to immediate future success. They have a wealth of talent in the minor leagues, several established stars in the majors who should continue to perform and young studs who are …


3 Trades That Could Get the Boston Red Sox Back into the Race

The defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox are 43-52, eight games out of a playoff spot and 9.5 games back in the AL East. While the postseason is not completely out of the realm of possibility, it is going to take an extraordinary amount of good fortune for the Red Sox to contend down the …

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Selecting the 2014 All-MLB Team Through the All-Star Break

You've got the MLB All-Star teams, celebrating the best that the American League and National League have to offer, and there's no shortage of fictional midseason awards that have been handed out to some very deserving players.<p>But none of those things identify the best of the best at each …