Rather than make him a qualifying offer that could have paid him as much as $15 million in 2015, the Red Sox give closer Koji Uehara a two-year contract for less money.
In a radio interview, Red Sox manager John Farrell says the report that "the coaches all hate" Yoenis Cespedes is unfounded and 180 degrees from what he has seen.
3yThe blockage is described by manager Terry Francona as 'small', but the reliever has been shut down from baseball activities.
3yManager Terry Francona says the right-hander continues to progress from the stress fracture in his lower back.
3yKevin Youkilis confirmed that he has bursitis in his hip and a sports hernia, but he will play through it. Also, Josh Beckett is set to pitch either Thursday or Friday.
3yManny Ramirez was released from jail after posting his 2500 bond.
3yBoth players reportedly will be at Fenway Park for Tuesday night's series opener against the Blue Jays.
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3yManny Ramirez was arrested in Florida after allegedly getting into a domestic dispute with his wife.