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2006-03-30 17:29:57

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Yankees have punched up their attack in the hope of winning the World Series for the first time in six years. The New Yorkers, pockets bulging after drawing more than four million fans for 81 home games last year, added a new ingredient to the 2006 mix by signing free agent Johnny Damon from archrival Red Sox to patrol center and bat lead-off. Damon, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Gary Sheffield and Hideki Matsui should give the Yanks a...

2006-03-20 17:30:25

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Boston Red Sox traded pitcher Bronson Arroyo to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for outfielder Wily Mo Pena on Monday. In need of the help in the outfield the pitching rich Red Sox were willing to part with the right-handed Arroyo, who was 14-10 last season and had just signed a new three-year $12 million deal with Boston in January. Arroyo's departure will not seriously weaken the Red Sox starting rotation, which could include Curt Schilling, Josh Beckett,...

2006-01-20 09:30:55

BOSTON (Reuters) - Right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo has agreed to a three-year contract with the Boston Red Sox, the team said in a statement. The deal, which will keep Arroyo with Red Sox through the 2008 season, will pay him between $11 million and $12 million, mlb.com reported. The 28-year-old Arroyo set career highs in 2005 with 14 wins, 32 starts and 205 1/3 innings pitched. He has a 24-19 record and a 4.19 earned run average since joining the Red Sox in 2003.

2005-12-23 17:22:12

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnny Damon, clean shaven and looking smart, left behind the 'caveman' image of his Boston Red Sox days and vowed to bring a fresh look to the New York Yankees on Friday. Centrefielder Damon donned a pinstriped No. 18 jersey at a Yankee Stadium news conference as he officially left arch-rival Boston in a free-agent deal worth $52 million over four years. "I'm just going to be myself. Be Johnny Damon, the fun-loving, easy going, short-haired guy,"...

2005-12-21 00:31:33

BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon, who helped the team capture its first World Series title in 86 years in 2004, will move to the New York Yankees, the team's archrival, the Boston Globe reported on Tuesday. The newspaper reported that Damon, one of Boston's most popular players, will receive $52 million for a four-year contract. The Globe said Damon confirmed his plans to move to a Boston television station. On its Web site, the Globe quoted Damon as...

2005-12-12 20:17:10

By Daisuke Wakabayashi BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Red Sox appointed two deputies of former general manager Theo Epstein to share his vacated position on Monday, and left the door open for Epstein to return to the club he helped win the 2004 World Series. The Red Sox named Ben Cherington and Jed Hoyer co-general managers, filling a position left vacant by Epstein in an abrupt resignation two months ago that fueled media speculation about a power struggle with club president, Larry...

2005-12-07 07:58:42

SALVO, North Carolina (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers appointed former Boston Red Sox manager Grady Little as successor to Jim Tracy on Wednesday. The Red Sox fired Little after he controversially left standout pitcher Pedro Martinez in the deciding game of the 2003 American League championship series against bitter rivals the New York Yankees. The Yankees went on to tie the score against Martinez and won in 11 innings to advance to the World Series. Many Red Sox fans blamed...

2005-12-01 20:13:49

By Belinda Yu BOSTON (Reuters) - The Boston Red Sox have filed suit against their former first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz, claiming ownership of a ball he caught for the last out in 2004 to win the team's first World Series championship in 86 years. The game-winning ball holds a special place in the hearts of Red Sox fans, many of whom believe the win broke a curse haunting the club since its owners sold legendary slugger Babe Ruth to the rival New York Yankees in 1919. The team...

2005-11-28 23:05:03

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yankees manager Joe Torre says the club is keeping its options open for a pressing need in center field -- including the possible use of one of their two All-Star caliber shortstops, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. New York manager Torre said he has considered the merits of converting either Jeter or Rodriguez, who has been playing third base since joining the Yankees, but has not raised the subject with either of his star players. "We've thought...

2005-11-14 16:37:25

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez captured his second American League Most Valuable Player Award on Monday, edging out Boston slugger David Ortiz. Rodriguez, who had a .321 batting average, 130 RBI and league-leading 48 home runs, collected 16 first-place votes and 331 points, while Ortiz received 11 first-place votes and 307 points. Vladimir Guerrero of the Los Angeles Angels received the other first-place vote, finishing third in the balloting by...