Outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin and third baseman Will Middlebrooks were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket as part of a number of moves made by the Red Sox on Thursday.
Left-handed pitcher Drake Britton and second baseman Oscar Tejada were optioned to Double-A Portland. Four players were reassigned to minor league camp: outfielder Juan Carlos Linares and right-handed pitchers Tony Pena Jr., Chorye Spoone and Alex Wilson.
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Left-hander Andy Pettitte reportedly signed a one-year minor league deal worth $2.5 million with the Yankees on Friday, bidding to return to the majors after a year out of the game. Pettitte, 39, retired after the 2010 season after going 11-3 with a 3.28 ERA.
Pettitte threw batting practice for the Yankees in late February and told the media he felt he could still pitch.
"I'd say yeah, I'm sure I could," he said on Feb. 27. "You start training, working out and getting yourself into shape, I'd imagine you could. I retired, I felt, after one of my better years. I felt like I was at the point where I just kind of knew what I was doing out there mechanically on the mound, but I retired to be with my family."
Although he hasn't pitched in a game since 2010, Pettitte said he has been throwing regularly with his teenage sons at his home in Texas.
In 16 big league seasons with the Yankees and Astros, Pettitte has a 240-138...
According to multiple reports, Peyton Manning will work out for Broncos officials Friday afternoon at Duke University.
Reports emerged Friday morning that the Broncos team plane was en route to Raleigh-Durham Airport, leading to speculation that a deal was in place. However, later reports indicated that the plane is carrying Broncos officials, including John Elway, to North Carolina to see Manning throw.
The Broncos and Titans are believed to be the two finalists for Manning's services.
Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning, joining guest hosts Dale Arnold and Chris Mannix. The Bruins dropped their fourth straight game Thursday night, a 6-2 loss to the Panthers.
"It's obviously extremely frustrating for us, too," Ference said. "Trying to put our finger on exactly what's going on has been a bit of a challenge."
The problems appear to be so widespread among the team that it's difficult to prioritize the issues.
"I think we've proven it over the past few years even, is when one part of our game isn't up to snuff it's almost impossible for the other parts to be at their best, whether it's individually or as a group, when you talk about forwards or goaltenders or individual players," Ference said. "We have a system that needs every single person involved and not playing perfect hockey but close to the standard that we've all...
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez lashed out at the unnamed teammates who criticized him following the team's disappointing finish to the 2011 season, calling the comments "a gutless thing to do."
"If you're not going to put your name on something, why waste anybody's time?" said Sanchez, who last week signed a three-year, $40 million extension. "Obviously, they had strong opinions about it, but not strong enough to say who they are."
Sanchez, who has been quiet almost all of the offseason while reports came out about problems between him and receiver Santonio Holmes, took some responsibility for the issues.
"I don't want to speak for Santonio, but I know I underachieved," Sanchez said. "I think there were some things I could've handled better with him and our communication."
That said, Sanchez insisted the "feud" is not nearly as bad as it's been portrayed, and he and...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a solid outing from Clay buchholz
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The show goes completely off the rails in the final hour as Gerry tells stories of dogs that were killed when he was a child, and Kirk says he's probably going to own a dog very soon.
Producer candidate, Lucy, defends herself regarding attacks on her abilities to do the job, from Paul and Ken.
Oscar de la Hoya says that Donald Trump is a notorious cheater on the links.
Johnny Manziel had his arraignment today, and a Texas Judge has ordered that he cannot contact his former Girlfriend; the guys react, and talk about the obscurity on which "Johnny Football" might be teetering.
Will there be a big trade? What should the C's do with their draft picks this year? Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss Danny's options
Glenn and Christian delve deep into Lou "Gossiping" on Kirk Minihane's "Enough About Me" Podcast; accompanied by select audio clips
We discuss Sir Charles' latest comments from TNT about taking out one of the Cavaliers. This leads to a full discussion about Barkley, the softness of the Hawks, how this used to always happen in the NBA and much more.
Discussion of David Ortiz's clutch HR vs the White Sox leads us into a total discussion of David Ortiz's legacy in Boston, and whether or not he should actually retire.
Inspired by him asking the Hawks to 'take out' one of the Cavaliers, we focus on four other dumb things that Charles Barkley has said in the media.
Mikey and Lenny talk Clay Buchholz' struggles, and visit the Ghosts of Baseball past (Well, some of them are still alive...)
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mike Mutnansky handicaps the 142nd running of the the Kentucky Derby with Matt Bernier of the Daily Racing Form, award-winning author Dick Jerardi courtesy of Xpressbet.com and Daily Racing Form clocker Mike Vesce.
Ben, Russ & Alex talk about the UCL semi-finals, which have resulted in an Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid final. They also talk about the unbelievable story of Leicester City winning the English Premier League.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the return of offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia and what it means to the future of the offensive line, new safeties coach Steve Belichick and his football relationship to his dad and recap the Patriots 2016 draft and what to expect from some of the higher profile selections in their upcoming rookie season.
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