Boston Red Sox

The sports betting site Bovada lists the Red Sox as favorites to win the A.L. pennant, and WEEI's Kirk Minihane finds that, uh, surprising. and MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports the Red Sox are talking to at least one team about acquiring Allen Craig.
The Red Sox bolster their bullpen by trading a minor-league pitcher for 30-year-old right-hander Anthony Varvaro, who posted a 2.74 ERA in 123 appearances over the last two seasons.