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Red Sox lead way with trio of Silver Sluggers

Perhaps the most potent final season by any player in history has landed David Ortiz a seventh American League Silver Slugger Award, it was announced on Thursday. Ortiz is joined on the Silver Slugger squad by two teammates who helped make his last season so enjoyable — outfielder Mookie Betts and shortstop Xander Bogaerts. …read more

Red Sox targeting lefties to replace Big Papi

In his quest to replace David Ortiz in the lineup, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski appears unlikely to land Edwin Encarnacion or Jose Bautista, two free-agent sluggers who have often haunted Boston while wearing Toronto uniforms. Instead, the preference would be to get a left-handed bat — perhaps on a shorter-term deal — to help balance out the lineup. …read more

Porcello could start opener in post-Papi era

A 93-win season was satisfying for the Red Sox in 2016, though the three-game sweep at the hands of the Indians in the American League Division Series was certainly not. Going forward, the goal is consistent success and a departure from the roller coaster ways of the past several years. David Ortiz is gone, but a strong young core and a collection of talented veterans should have the 2017 Red Sox right back in the mix for a postseason berth. …read more

Sox look to tweak East title team for '17 run

For Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, there are two major areas of focus in his quest to put together a team that can defend the American League East title and make a deep run next October. The first is to try to replace David Ortiz’s elite production. The second is to rebuild a bullpen that could lose free agents Koji Uehara, Brad Ziegler and Junichi Tazawa. …read more

Clutch hit proves elusive for Sox in ALDS

Part of David Ortiz’s legacy will be remembered as his ballclub’s ability to be one swing away from the big hit it needed. But those crucial knocks never materialized in the American League Division Series, which is why the Red Sox will soon be cleaning out their Fenway Park lockers. …read more

Dombrowski reflects on Papi, looks to future

It has been 14 months since the Red Sox stunned the industry when they effectively replaced Ben Cherington with Dave Dombrowski, the longtime executive with a penchant for bold moves and big winning percentages. MLB.com caught up with Dombrowski in the midst of the ALDS to get his thoughts on David Ortiz and a team in transition. …read more