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05/06/2012 - 11:52am
Middlebrooks returns, Cook to DL
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox have placed Aaron Cook on the disabled list and recalled left-hander Andrew Miller from Pawtucket. Cook gave up seven runs over 2 2/3 innings in his Red Sox debut Saturday before leaving with a left knee injury.

As for Sunday's lineup, Will Middlebrooks is back in the lineup after missing Saturday's game due to hamstring tightness. The lineup is as follows:

1. Mike Aviles, SS

2. Ryan Sweeney, RF

3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

5. David Ortiz, DH

6. Cody Ross, RF

7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

8. Wll Middlebrooks, 3B

9. Marlon Byrd, CF

SP -- Clay Buchholz 


05/06/2012 - 11:42am
Aaron Cook to DL, Andrew Miller called up

Aaron Cook, who suffered a gash in his left knee that required 11 stitches while trying to make a play at the plate on a wild pitch on Saturday, was placed on the 15-day disabled list. The decision, manager Bobby Valentine said, reflected the fact that Cook risked infection if the stitches broke, and the fact that the Red Sox could use help in the bullpen after seeing their relievers compile 14 innings over the previous two games.

With Cook down, the Red Sox summoned left-hander Andrew Miller from Triple-A Pawtucket, where he was nearing the end of a minor league rehab assignment. Miller was in Pawtucket after suffering a hamstring injury in spring training that had him opening the year on the disabled list. The 26-year-old has bordered on unhittable in 11 innings in Triple-A, striking out 23 and holding opponents to a .105 average. Left-handed hitters have been particularly overwhelmed by the 6-foot-7 southpaw, whose mid- to high-90s fastball and nasty...

05/05/2012 - 10:57pm
Sox prospect Barnes fans 12 in High-A debut

Matt Barnes made a dominant debut for High-A Salem, allowing one run on four hits and a walk in six innings while punching out 12, the most strikeouts he's had in his outstanding first professional season. Barnes, the Red Sox' first pick in the 2011 draft (No. 19 overall), had nine swinging strikeouts.

He now has 54 strikeouts and five walks in six overall starts this year, and he's yielded two runs in 32 2/3 innings (0.55 ERA). His High-A debut came after five starts in Greenville in which Barnes struck out 42, walked four and allowed just one run in 26 2/3 innings. The UConn product now leads the minors in strikeouts.

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05/05/2012 - 6:16pm
Peyton: Addai will sign with the Patriots

The Patriots are set to sign former Indianapolis running back Joseph Addai, according to Peyton Manning. Manning broke the news when talking to reporters on Saturday, according to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. Addai, who turned 29 years old last Thursday, has played six seasons in the league, all with the Colts. His finest season came in 2007, when he rushed for 1,072 yards and 12 touchdowns on 261 carries. (In his career, he has 4,453 career rushing yards in 1,095 carries.) The 5-foot-11, 214-pounder is an LSU product, taken in the first round of the 2006 draft by Indianapolis. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


05/05/2012 - 5:15pm
Cook: Leg was numb after play at plate

Aaron Cook said after the Red Sox' 8-2 loss that he received 11 stitches for the cuts in his leg following his outing Saturday afternoon. The injury was a result of the pitcher's left knee falling on Chris Davis' cleat on a play in the second inning, in which the Baltimore first baseman raced home on Jarrod Saltalamacchia's passed ball.

"Well, when I slid into the plate, I came down on the top of his back spike," Cook said. "At first, I didn't think it was that bad. Salty's like, 'Hey, you might want to take a look at that. I see blood coming down your pants.' When I look at it, it was just kind of flayed open a little bit. Went back in the dugout, had the trainers just wrap it up real tight, try to put as much pressure on it as possible. My leg started getting numb after that.

"But it was my decision. I wanted to go out there and try to eat up some more innings. I know our bullpen's been kind of taxed. At the end...

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