NEW YORK -- Red Sox officials plan to meet with Carl Crawford on Monday's off-day to determine the appropriate action for the outfielder's strained ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. While no medical tests are planned, the team wants to get a sense of whether or not the injury is getting better or worse in order to decide whether he can keep playing or if he will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.
"We thought we'd kind of circle up tomorrow, use the off-day, talk to him again and sort of look at all the available information again and just trying to work with him trying to figure out the right path for him and for us," general manager Ben Cherington said.
Crawford is hitting .283 with a .308 OBP, .487 slugging mark and .795 OPS in 30 games, not far off his career marks of .292/.332/.441/.774. Cherington said there's "no clear answer" to whether it's more valuable to keep Crawford in the lineup now, as the...
The Red Sox will send Josh Beckett to the mound as they look to take the final game of a three-game series against the Yankees in New York. For the second straight game, Ryan Lavarnway is behind the plate for the Sox. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is the team's deginated hitter.
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Carl Crawford, LF
3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
5. Ryan Lavarnway, C
6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, DH
7. Scott Podsednik, RF
8. Pedro Ciriaco, SS
9. Nick Punto, 3B
SP -- Josh Beckett
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Both right tackle Sebastian Vollmer and tight end Daniel Fells are close to coming off the physically unable to perform list, according to a report from Comcast Sports Net. Vollmer has dealt with injury issues for much of the last year, including a back problem, while Fells reportedly re-aggravated a knee injury he suffered last season while with Denver. Both were sidelined throughout the spring and summer practice sessions.
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Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava, on the disabled list since August 1 (retroactive to July 29) due to a left wrist sprain, went 0-for-1 with two walks while reaching on an error in a rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket. Nava served as DH.
In 65 games in the big leagues this year, Nava hit .251/.373/.397/.770 while spending the better part of two months as an everyday left fielder for the Sox. However, after a scorching start, his production declined while he worked to manage his wrist injury (one that he incurred in mid-June). Over his last 25 games, he hit .132/.258/.237/.495.
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According to a report in the New York Daily News, Kelly Shoppach was the author of a text message sent to Sox owners from the phone of Adrian Gonzalez in July. A Yahoo! report from Jeff Passan suggested that Adrian Gonzalez sent the text message to owners, a message that was critical of Bobby Valentine for leaving Jon Lester in a game to allow 11 runs to the Blue Jays on July 22. A meeting between players and ownership in New York took place just days after the message was sent, a meeting that did not include Valentine.
Multiple sources told the Daily News that Gonzalez was not involved with crafting the language in the text message. “The text message was not his idea or his opinion . . . or his words,” one source said. Multiple players complained about Valentine -- including Shoppach...
The boys get into the media and how they cover the Pats. It's not always easy covering Belichick and a team that will not give any substance to reporters, but things could be worse.
The guys discuss the upcoming week for the Patriots with the Bills coming to town.
Curran joins the boys live in studio to discuss the future of the QB position in New England.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the Red Sox first baseman, who hit his 29th home run as the Sox finished a four-game sweep of the Orioles.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Mike Lombardi discussed Bill O'Brien's tough night and Bill Belichick's approach to dealing with injured players.
In the final hour of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk heard from some drunk callers to the Real Postgame Show and discussed how the Sox fared head to head against the Patriots last night on TV.
In hour three of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk discussed the Pats win and took calls on Brady vs. Jimmy G.
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian. He talked about playing against Brock Osweiler, and the team's mindset at 3-0.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are joined by Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk. He thinks Brady will eventually win out over Garoppolo, and Rex Ryan will be out of a job soon.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the surging Sox and their new mission of Playoff positioning.
We check in with the playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin breaks down the Pats win over the Texans and whether or not he'll be changing those Lombardi trophies.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
Lucy Burdge is in to host the second edition of the K&C Recap pod with producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis, but they don't get far as Kirk Minihane hijacks the program to dish on the show hosts and to blast Curtis.
Kirk, Gerry and Sean discussed the Pats dominating win over the Texans and Phil Simms made a fool of himself.More from this show