Bob Ryan: Should Sox make stronger push for Hamilton?


Bob Ryan: Should Sox make stronger push for Hamilton?

Bob Ryan is in studio with Andy Gresh on Sport Tonight talking Red Sox offseason moves.

And speaking of moves, the biggest one Boston "made" so far seems to be up in the air. What's up with Mike Napoli?

And now there's word that the Sox are making moves on pitcher Ryan Dempster, who reportedly didn't want to pitch in the AL before. Is he worth overspending for? Bob Ryan would rather have Anibal Sanchez.

And finally, what's the deal with Josh Hamilton? Could the Red Sox realistically get him for a three-year deal?

Check out the video for Ryan's takes.

Red Sox place Chris Young on DL, recall Bryce Brentz


Red Sox place Chris Young on DL, recall Bryce Brentz

To no one's surprise, the Red Sox have placed outfielder Chris Young -- who collapsed Thursday on the basepaths after suffering a severe right hamstring strain and had to be helped off the field -- on the 15-day disabled list.

The team recalled outfielder Bryce Brentz from Pawtucket as a replacement. Brentz will be with the Sox tonight in Texas when they open a six-game road trip.

Young had taken over as the Sox' everyday left fielder after a concussion forced Brock Holt to the DL, and was hitting .277 with 6 home runs and 15 RBI in 130 at-bats. He had played so well that manager John Farrell talked of moving Holt back to his infield-outfield, super-utility role when he returns and giving Young a large portion of the playing time in left.

Now, however, he appears to be facing a lengthy absence and Holt, who's been on a rehab assignment with the PawSox, may once again take over as the primary left fielder.

Brentz, who last played for in the Red Sox in September 2014, played 12 games at Double-A Portland this year before being sent back to Pawtucket. He has a combined average of .261 with 4 home runs and 20 RBI in 184 at-bats. Brentz was the Red Sox' No. 1 draft choice in 2010.