That's right - I said GOOD news and Red Sox in the same headline.
The Boston Red Sox completed their trade for new manager John Farrell with a local face - former Vermont Mountaineer David Carpenter. I wrote about Carpenter last summer when he was making his rather successful MLB debut with the Houston Astros (he was drafted by Saint Louis, though). He was then traded to Toronto and will be starting his second season in the big leagues in Boston.
Here's a link Vermont GM Brian Gallagher sent when he excitedly announced the trade this weekend: