Schilling's company gives RI bad check

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Schilling's company gives RI bad check

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The troubled video game company helmed by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling delivered a 1.1 million payment to Rhode Island Thursday -- but the state economic development agency returned the check after learning it would bounce.
38 Studios' failure to pay the amount when it was due May 1 has prompted worries about its solvency and the possibility the state might have to step in to pay its debts.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee had said Schilling's company -- which got a 75 million loan guarantee from the state in 2010 -- planned to make the scheduled payment Thursday. He said the payment would be a "positive step."
38 Studios hand-delivered the check Thursday evening to the state's Economic Development Corp. It was returned after the company's chief financial officer acknowledged the company had insufficient funds to cover the payment.

Report: Red Sox acquire Chris Sale

Report: Red Sox acquire Chris Sale

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The Red Sox -- who came away with the top starting pitcher (David Price) and top reliever (Craig Kimbrel) last offseason -- apparently have done it again.

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Sox have acquired White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale for four prospects. Two have been identified (infielder Yoan Moncada and pitcher Michael Kopech) and two are as-yet unnamed:

More to come . . . 

Report: 1B Moreland 'could be on the cusp' of signing with Sox

Report: 1B Moreland 'could be on the cusp' of signing with Sox

According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, free agent first-baseman Mitch Moreland “could be on the cusp of signing with the Boston Red Sox.”

Wilson writes that the Indians are also remain in the mix, but that a source indicated that the Red Sox were the “clear front-runner.”

The 31-year-old Moreland would add a left-handed bat to the Red Sox’ lineup following the retirement of David Ortiz. It would also give the Sox a body at first base after the team traded first baseman/third baseman Travis Shaw Tuesday. 

Last season, Moreland hit .233/.298/.422 with 22 homers and 60 RBI for the Rangers last season, also winning a Gold Glove at first base. He has a career batting average of .254 and posted a career-high 23 homers in the 2013 and 2015 seasons.