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After being limited to 21 games in Japan last season due to plantar fasciitis, Kevin Youkilis chose to call it a career Thursday, announcing his retirement at age 35.
A right thumb contusion will prevent Rusney Castillo from participating in any further Arizona Fall League games, and he may be unable to play in the winter league as planned.
The Red Sox, including John Henry, Larry Lucchino, and Tom Werner, release a statement regarding the death of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino.
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.
John Lackey had refused to say if he would pitch for the major-league minimum -- as was specified in his contract -- in Boston in 2015, but agrees to do so for the Cardinals.