|Ortiz nominated for AL Aaron Award|
Major League Baseball named David Ortiz the Red Sox's nominee for the 2014 Hank Aaron Award, which annually recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league.
|Sox open to discussing extension with Cespedes|
The Red Sox are interested in negotiating a contract extension with outfielder Yoenis Cespedes during the offseason, but they aren't exactly sure when those talks will occur.
|Farrell, Cherington take responsibility for rough season|
Last year at this time, Red Sox manager John Farrell and general manager Ben Cherington were receiving well-deserved accolades for a magical season that would end in championship glory. This year, both men are more than willing to take their share of accountability for a title defense that went bad early.
|Cherington to focus on rotation, lefty bats and bullpen|
The offseason didn't officially start until Monday, but Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has had a clear priority list that includes starting pitching, left-handed bat(s) and relievers.
|Red Sox's coaching staff may see changes|
Unlike a year ago, when the Red Sox brought back their entire coaching staff, there's a chance for changes heading into 2015. Bench coach Torey Lovullo is drawing interest as a managerial candidate, particularly from the Houston Astros, and other teams with managerial openings could call him soon. Third-base coach Brian Butterfield also has plenty of skills that could make him a good manager.
|AFL the next stop for Red Sox's Castillo|
The Red Sox are wasting no time in making sure Rusney Castillo gets back on the diamond. After spending a few days at his home in Florida, Castillo will report to the Arizona Fall League later this week. He'll stay there through the end of October.
|Offseason gives Sox a chance to overcome injuries|
The injury bug bit many Red Sox players during the 2014 season. They'll now take the offseason to recover and be ready for the '15 campaign.
|Red Sox reverse course a year after World Series title|
Fresh off the glory of going worst to first, the Red Sox encountered disaster en route to an anemic title defense, doing the exact opposite in 2014. David Ortiz had another terrific year and players such as Brock Holt stepped up to be productive, but Boston finished fifth in the AL East.
|Young stars, free agents can help Red Sox rebound in 2015|
It's always daunting for a last-place team to pick up the pieces and figure out how to regroup as quickly as possible. But the Red Sox are probably more comfortable than just about any other team in this predicament, considering they just went through it two winters ago and bounced back with a stunning World Series championship.
|Red Sox end season with loss to Yanks in Jeter's finale|
While Derek Jeter swirled with emotions as his legendary career came to a close at Fenway Park on Sunday, the Red Sox weren't so nostalgic about the 2014 season coming to an end. Sunday's 9-5 loss to the Yankees completed a 71-91 season for Boston. For the Red Sox, the last-place finish in the American League East came on the heels of a World Series championship season.
|Banged-up Napoli doesn't plan on having surgery|
Though Mike Napoli missed the final 10 games of the season with a barrage of nagging injuries, most notably a left ring finger that plagued him all year, the slugger doesn't believe he will need surgery this winter.
|Red Sox toast Jeter with exceptional ceremony|
On the last afternoon of his big league career, Derek Jeter received one more sendoff from the Red Sox and several fellow captains of the Boston sports scene, paying their "RE2PECT" prior to the last game of the regular season.
|Bogaerts reluctantly sits out Jeter's final game|
Xander Bogaerts reluctantly had to miss Sunday's regular-season finale, which was the career finale of his idol, Derek Jeter, due to a left hamstring strain.
|Cespedes central figure of Red Sox's future success|
To mangle a famous line penned eons ago by a music critic to describe young rocker Bruce Springsteen: I have seen the future of the Boston Red Sox and it is Yoenis Cespedes. The trade that rocked the baseball world and has had such a devastating effect on the A's offense is set to pay huge dividends for the Red Sox.
|Cespedes reaches century mark in RBIs for first time|
Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes drove in his 100th run in Saturday afternoon's 10-4 win over the Yankees, reaching the century mark in RBIs for the first time in his three-year career.
|Prospect Johnson rebounds from beaning to win award|
Saturday was a much happier occasion for Red Sox pitching prospect Brian Johnson than the last time he stepped on the field at Fenway. This time, the lefty was recognized as the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Mookie Betts, who has excelled for the Red Sox in recent weeks, earned the club's Offensive Player of the Year.
|Farrell will be joined by Francona, Butterfield in Japan|
Red Sox manager John Farrell will bring third-base coach Brian Butterfield with him on the November trip to Japan for the All-Star Series. Another familiar face will be with Farrell in the dugout as well -- Indians manager Terry Francona.
|Kelly's strong start backed by an eight-run second|
Joe Kelly started to salivate as he cruised through the Yankees' batting order early and his Red Sox developed a double-digit lead. The righty had never pitched a complete game and desperately wanted to do so. Instead, he had to settle for a 10-4 victory over the Yankees on Saturday afternoon at Fenway, and another strong performance for his new team.
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