Jerry Remy’s son charged with murder

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The Boston Globe reports that Jared Remy, the son of Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, has been charged with murdering his girlfriend. Remy allegedly stabbed Jennifer Martel to death in their apartment last night. Martel’s daughter was in the apartment at the time.

The alleged murder took place one day after Remy appeared on in court to face allegations that he assaulted Martel on an earlier occasion. Remy is scheduled to be arraigned today on murder, domestic assault and battery charges at Waltham, Massachusetts District Court, the Globe reports.

Report: Giants in “serious discussions” with Reds to acquire Billy Hamilton

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Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Giants are engaged in “serious discussions” with the Reds to acquire center fielder Billy Hamilton. Talks are apparently advanced enough that a deal could be completed before the end of the Winter Meetings on Thursday.

It’s no secret that the Giants would like to make an upgrade in the outfield this offseason, as the club has also been linked to Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. Currently, the Giants’ outfield consists of Denard Span, Hunter Pence, and Jarrett Parker.

Hamilton, 27, owns a meager .248/.298/.334 batting line across parts of five seasons in the majors with the Reds. However, he has plenty of speed, having stolen at least 56 bases in each of the last four seasons. Hamilton is also well-regarded for his defense, which would be a boon at spacious AT&T Park.

Hamilton is in his second of three years of arbitration eligibility. He’s projected to earn $5 million for this coming season. Buchanan notes that the Rangers are also interested in potentially acquiring Hamilton.