The Panda's new home is Fenway: The Giants and Pablo Sandoval's agent confirm that the third baseman is joining the Red Sox.
Even with Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval on board, the Red Sox have holes. But now they have lots of depth to make trades that could fill them.
3yNumerous reports linked Boston to the Nationals catcher, but sources indicate the team doesn't think the one-time star, now 39, is a viable option.
3yThe Red Sox dropped their second straight game in Baltimore on Wednesday.
3yThrough the first 22 games, Ortiz was hitting a sizzling .360 -- 9-for-25 -- against opposing lefties.
3yNot to be confused with Bibimbap -- a delicious Korean dish, by the way -- BABIP stands for Batting Average on Balls In Play and can be an enlightening stat.
3yHis breakout 2010 season was aided by good fortune, which has been missing in his first five starts of 2011.
3yClay Buchholz was out-dueled by rookie Orioles pitcher Zach Britton.
3yNo official announcement has been forthcoming, and it's likely none is on its way. But it's hard not to come away with the feeling that, for the time being at least, Jason Varitek is the Red Sox primary starting catcher.