- Red Sox DH Ortiz to retire after 2016 season
November 18, 20153:52 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston's beloved "Big Papi" who helped the cursed franchise end its dynasty of disappointment and cursed out the bombers who attacked his adopted city, said on Wednesday he will play one more year before retiring.On the day that he turned 40, the Dominican designated hitter said in a video posted on The Players' Tribune (http://bit.ly/1WYZJxo ) that the 2016 season will be his last. The post was titled "40."
- Boston gets closer Kimbrel from Padres for 4 prospects
November 14, 201512:16 AM ET
BOSTON (AP) — New Boston Red Sox boss Dave Dombrowski on Friday night made his first big move to rebuild the franchise after its third last-place finish in four years, acquiring four-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres for four prospects.Kimbrel, who saved 39 games for the Padres this season, spent the first five years of his career with the Atlanta Braves before they traded him to San Diego on the eve of the 2015 regular season. The Red Sox assumed $25 million remaining on Kimbrel's contract but have him under control for up to three more seasons.