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Red Sox legend Bobby Doerr passes away at 99

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Red Sox legend Bobby Doerr passes away at 99

Legendary Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr passed away Monday at the age of 99.

Doerr, born April 7, 1918, was the oldest oldest living major league player before his passing and the only member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame to live to be 99 years old.

Each of Doerr's 14 seasons as a player were spent in Boston before retiring at 33 years old due to a back injury. His number (1) was retired by the Red Sox in 1988 and he was inducted into the inaugural Red Sox Hall of Fame class in 1995.

β€œBobby Doerr was part of an era of baseball giants and still stood out as one himself,” said Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry. β€œAnd even with his Hall of Fame achievements at second base, his character and personality outshined it all. He will be missed.”

Doerr batted .288 with 2,042 hits, 381 doubles, 89 triples, and 223 home runs for his career. To this day, he still ranks in the top 10 among Red Sox players all-time in games, runs, hits, singles, doubles, triples, home runs, RBI, walks, extra-base hits, total bases, and times on base.

Red Sox watch Bruins battle Leafs in Game Six

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Red Sox watch Bruins battle Leafs in Game Six

The Red Sox had a rare day off after a long road trip.

They decided to support the Bruins during their huge matchup with the Maple Leafs.

The next Sox game is tomorrow at 7 p,m. in Toronto against the Blue Jays.

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Red Sox trade LHP Roenis Elias back to Mariners

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Red Sox trade LHP Roenis Elias back to Mariners

The Boston Red Sox have traded left-hander Roenis Elias to the Seattle Mariners for future considerations.

The Red Sox announced the trade Monday.

Elias was 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA in Triple-A Pawtucket this season. In 55 major league appearances, he is 15-21 with a 4.20 ERA.

The 29-year-old native of Cuba was originally signed by Seattle as a free agent in 2011. He was sent to Boston four years later in a trade with Carson Smith for Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro.

The Red Sox will receive a yet-undetermined player or cash.