Assuming he's here next spring Hanley Ramirez will be the Boston Red Sox' first baseman. But not even the Red Sox sound terribly enthusiastic about it.
Based on how the Red Sox season played out, they were doomed from the start. Here are five things that went wrong.
Betts, Bogaerts and Bradley. Those were among the hopeful signs for the future even though the Red Sox again finished last.
3yThe Red Sox belted four home runs -- two from Will Middlebrooks -- en route to an 11-5 win over the Royals. Felix Doubront and Vicente Padilla got it done on the mound.
3yDaisuke Matsuzaka continues along on his rehab assignment, pitching 4.2 scoreless innings for the PawSox Monday night.
3yJosh Beckett will pitch against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday at Fenway Park, according to manager Bobby Valentine.
3yDespite using just about every pitcher in their bullpen on Sunday, the Red Sox didn't send anybody down or bring anybody up for the trip to Kansas City.
3yMike Aviles started his career in Kansas City with the Royals, but was then traded to the Sox last season. He's glad to be back visiting though.
3yThe Tornadoes say the signing of Canseco is not a gimmick.
3yThe outfielder is one of 10 position players to pitch for the Red Sox since 1952, and he's been the worst of the bunch.