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108-54, 1st in AL East

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Red Sox are bringing Steve Pearce back on a one-year contract, pretty much a perfect fit for team and player. Pearce has crushed lefties in his career, but did have a .828 OPS against righties in 2018. Given Mitch Moreland's terrible second half, Pearce may end up being much more than just the short half of the platoon at first base.

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Red Sox bring back Series MVP Pearce for 2019

World Series hero Steve Pearce will be back in a Red Sox uniform in 2019. Boston re-signed the journeyman 1B for a reported $6.25 million. "We all saw what kind of impact he can have," GM Dave Dombrowski said of the improbable World Series MVP.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

After a special season for the world champion Red Sox displaying his gifts in every phase of the game, it comes as no surprise that Mookie Betts was rewarded with his first AL MVP award.

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Betts adds AL MVP to successful Red Sox season

Mookie Betts couldn't draw up a dream season much more perfect than this: a batting title, a 30/30 campaign, a World Series championship and now the American League MVP award.

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BBTN: Harper's Future, Awards, Cubs' Stunner?

Buster & Bob Nightengale discuss MLB awards season, Bryce Harper's future, their expectations for the hot stove and much more (4:32). Plus, some Inside Heat on the Red Sox from Alex Spier (23:26), on the Cubs from Jesse Rogers (33:16), and an interview with NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (42:38).

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Red Sox reward Cora, extend deal through '21

The Red Sox gave manager Alex Cora a new deal Monday that included a one-year extension through the 2021 season and, most likely, a significant raise. Terms were not announced.

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A's Melvin voted top AL manager over Cora, Cash

Oakland Athletics skipper Bob Melvin was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday after guiding the team with the lowest Opening Day payroll in baseball to a 97-65 record and its first playoff berth in four years.

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Red Sox pitcher Wright has knee surgery

Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for an injury that kept him out of the World Series.

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25 players eligible for MLB arbitration as super 2s

Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots.

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Lucky Sox: Man wins lottery with jersey numbers

A Massachusetts great-grandfather has won a $100,000 lottery prize by picking the jersey numbers of five members of the World Series-winning Boston Red Sox.

MLB players not happy about James' comment (1:23)
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Replaceable? Red Sox adviser draws players' ire

Comments by Red Sox adviser Bill James that today's baseball players are easily replaceable drew the ire of MLBPA executive director Tony Clark and several major leaguers.

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BoSox bring World Series trophy to Bruins game

The Red Sox completed their tour of the three other major Boston-area professional sports teams Monday night, bringing the World Series trophy to a Bruins game.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

2018 MVP finalists — NL: Colorado's Nolan Arenado, Chicago's Javy Baez and Milwaukee's Christian Yelich. AL: Boston's Mookie Betts, Los Angeles' Mike Trout and Cleveland's Jose Ramirez. J.D. Martinez and Alex Bregman highlight the notable omissions in a very deep American League field.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.758th
Quality Starts85Tied-10th
WHIP1.259th
BAA.2378th
Runs8761st
Batting Average.2681st
On Base Percentage.3391st
Slugging Percentage.4531st