The Boston Red Sox have acquired third baseman Eduardo Nunez in a trade with the San Francisco Giants, according to reports. The 30-year-old has been with the Giants since being traded to the club last season. In return, the Red Sox will send two pitching prospects to San Francisco, according to reports. The Red Sox hope that Nunez, who is batting .308 with four home runs, 31 RBIs and 18 steals this season, will help fill the hole Boston has had all season at third base. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who the Red Sox signed away from the Giants with a three-year $95 million deal in 2014, was released by the Boston last week. Coincidentally, Sandoval, upon his release, has signed a minor league
Giants broadcaster Jon Miller was planning to be in Cooperstown this weekend for the posthumous presentation of the Ford C. Frick Award to Bill King. He’ll miss it for a family matter. “I just wanted to go up as a fan and celebrate,” said Miller, the Frick winner in 2010. Miller said he learned to broadcast listening to King call Warriors and Raiders games, how to put a game into words and paint a picture behind the mic. By the time King began calling A’s games in 1981, Miller was broadcasting in the big leagues with the Red Sox. Some memories: •Early in interleague play, when the A’s played a game at Candlestick Park, Mark McGwire homered to right field. Miller recalls his call wasn’t the greatest,
The streaky Cleveland Indians will try to extend a four-game winning streak Tuesday night when they host the Los Angeles Angels in the opener of a three-game series. Coming out of the All-Star break, the Indians went to the West Coast, where they lost five of six games to two last-place teams, the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants. The Indians (52-45) then came home, and they have won four in a row by a combined margin of 29-7.