November 5, 2016

Red Sox Pick Up Buchholz's 2017 Option

Various bits of news as the offseason gets underway:

The Red Sox picked up Clay Buchholz's $13.5 million option for 2017. WEEI's Rob Bradford explains why that was a good move.

On the other hand, the team decided not to exercise catcher Ryan Hanigan's option.

The Arizona Diamondbacks hired Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo as their manager. Lovullo had been John Farrell's bench coach in Boston for the past four seasons and he stepped in as interim manager late in 2015 when Farrell underwent treatment for lymphoma.

JetBlue Airlines announced that it was naming Gate 34 in Terminal C at Logan Airport after David Ortiz. Big Papi's reaction? "You mean I'm going to have my own gate at the airport? You're [messing] with me, aren't you?"

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