Report: Yankees claim Pea

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Report: Yankees claim Pea

The Yankees claimed Carlos Pea off waivers from the Chicago Cubs, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.

Pea, a 33-year-old Haverhill native, played for the Red Sox in 2006 and was a member of the Rays from 2007 to 2010. This season, he is batting .223.342.450 with 23 home runs and 129 strikeouts.

The Yankees will have 48 hours from the time of the claim to agree on a deal with Chicago.

Because New York has the best record in the American League, the other 28 teams in Major League Baseball had the opportunity to claim him before the Yankees.

Merloni: Pablo Sandoval is the key to the bottom of Red Sox order

Merloni: Pablo Sandoval is the key to the bottom of Red Sox order

The guys on The Baseball Show discuss Pablo Sandoval lighting it up in spring training and if he could continue that in the regular season.

Sale hurls five shutout innings, Sandoval has two hits as Sox romp, 7-2

Sale hurls five shutout innings, Sandoval has two hits as Sox romp, 7-2

Chris Sale threw five shutout innings and Pablo Sandoval continued his torrid spring with two more hits as the Red Sox routed the Twins, 7-2, Sunday at the Twins' Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers.

Red Sox-Twins box score

Sale allowed six hits, with one walk and six strikeouts, in his 91-pitch outing. Manager John Farrell had told reporters before the game that Sale was scheduled to throw between 95 and 100 pitches. He has 26 strikeouts and 2 walks in 21 spring-training innings.

Sandoval lifted his exhibition average to .370 with a 2-for-3 performance, which included a double.

The Red Sox also got home runs from Christian Vazquez, Andrew Benintendi and Steve Selsky as they rallied from a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the seventh inning and four in the eighth.