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07/13/2010 - 10:39pm
Perfect inning for Lester at All-Star Game

Jon Lester tossed a perfect inning of relief at the 2010 MLB All-Star Game, retiring former minor-league teammate Hanley Ramirez, Martin Prado and Adrian Gonzalez on 18 pitches.

 

The left-hander warmed up twice in the bullpen before pitching in the sixth inning. John Buck caught Lester, who induced a comebacker from Ramirez, a pop-out to short from Prado and a ground out to second from Gonzalez.


07/13/2010 - 10:01pm
Report: Celtics at Adam Morrison workout

According to Alex Kennedy of hoopsworld.com, the Celtics were one of four teams present at free agent forward Adam Morrison's workout Tuesday in Las Vegas. The Bulls, Clippers and Cavaliers were also present for the workout.

 

Morrison, the third overall pick of the 2006 NBA draft, has been a major disappointment in his three professional seasons. He played with the Lakers last season, averaging 2.4 points and 1.0 rebounds in 31 games.

 

For more Celtics news visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.

 

 


07/13/2010 - 5:35pm
Ortiz: 'I believe I'll be back' with Sox

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- David Ortiz, who told ESPN.com Monday that he would like a multi-year contract after his current deal, told WEEI.com prior to Tuesday's All-Star Game that he thinks he will return as a member of the Red Sox next season.

 

"I believe I'll be back [with the Red Sox]," said Ortiz, whose current deal includes a $12.5 million team option for 2011. "[Expletive] yeah. What should I believe? I'll tell you one thing, I'm not going to go the Angels. This is too far."

 

Ortiz won the Home Run Derby Monday night, and hits the second half hitting .263 with a .945 OPS and 18 home runs. For more coverage from the All-Star Game, see the Red Sox team page at weei.com/redsox.


07/13/2010 - 5:28pm
Buchholz says rehab game likely

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz, currently on the disabled list due to a strained lower left hamstring, said that based on a conversation with Boston pitching coach John Farrell, he expects that he will make a minor league rehab start on Friday before returning to the major leagues.

 

"From the tone, I don't think [his next start] will be right at Fenway right off the bat. Either way, it will be good to get on the mound and throw to live hitters. ... When I talked to John, he said you're still going to throw on Friday, we're just going to figure out where it's at," said Buchholz. "I just want to throw and get back on the five-day routine after not throwing for three weeks."

 

Buchholz was unsure at which level he was most likely to pitch on Friday. The Triple-A PawSox are in Syracuse, while the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs are on the road in New Britain, and the Single-A Lowell...

07/13/2010 - 5:14pm
Beltre says he'll play in All-Star Game

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre, said that he will be able to participate in tonight's All-Star Game. Asked whether he was set to play the first Midsummer Classic of his career, the 30-year-old said, "Yes. Yes."

 

On Monday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi had said that Beltre, who suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday, would be replaced on the American League All-Star team by Rangers third baseman Michael Young. But Beltre subsequently said that he was healthy enough to play. He is in uniform and on the field during batting practice.

 

For complete team coverage from the All-Star Game, visit www.weei.com/redsox.


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