Quote to note

"The reason we're doing these things is to keep things in order. The hope would be things settle down and we go play baseball and see how good we can get. Right now, sometimes you make moves just to kind of keep things in order."
-- Francona, on the wave of transactions in the past week

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.