The Red Sox principal owner John Henry told WEEI'sThe Big Show that he was fined 500,000 by Major League Baseball for comments he made in 2009 about MLB's current financial system. Two years ago, Henry told the Boston Globe that "seven chronically uncompetitive teams, five of whom have had baseballs highest operating profits,"had recieved over 1 billion in the revenue sharing money. Even though Henry noted that his statements were validated by leaked documents about team profits, the MLB still took offense to the Henry's public comments and fined him. When asked about the fine while on The Big ShowTuesday,Henry replied, "Theres not much I can say, because the last time I made a comment, I was fined 500,000. The large markets arent allowed to give their opinions,"said Henry. "Did you know I was fined 500,000? . . . I made statements which turned out to be true, or at least there were various documents that were leaked after that. But anyway, the large clubs are not allowed to talk about it."Henry also made a point to talk about how the Red Sox received a letter from the MLB following the comments made by Hank Steinbrenner that voiced similar concerns about the revenue sharing system as well as noting that small-market teams are allowed to comment on Major League Baseball's economic system.
The last time a bunch of pictures of Pablo Sandoval made headlines, it was not a good sign for the Red Sox. The latest batch isn’t so bad.
Sandoval became the story of spring training this season when photos -- specifically a Boston Globe one of him throwing -- revealed he’d gained significant weight. The veteran third baseman was surpassed by Travis Shaw for the starting job and began the season as a bench player.
After three regular-season games, Sandoval was put on the disabled list with a shoulder strain. He was then shut down for the season in May due to shoulder surgery.
In a tweet and story posted by FC Barcelona, a smiling -- and noticeably thinner -- Sandoval could be seen attending the club’s final training session.
Sandoval, 30, is entering the third season of a five-year, $95 million contract. In his lone full season in Boston, 2015, Sandoval hit .245/.292/.366 with 10 homers and 47 RBI.
Top Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada has left the Arizona Fall League because of a sprained left thumb he sustained in a game there last week.
Moncada will not participate in baseball activities for two weeks but the team said in a statement he is expected to be ready for spring training.
The switch-hitting Moncada, 21, had a slash line of .292/.370/.458, with a homer and three RBI, in six games for Surprise in the AFL.
The Cuban infielder, who signed with the Red Sox in February 2015, was called up in September but didn’t play after Sept. 12 following strikeouts in nine consecutive plate appearances.