The Red Sox announced after Sunday's game that pitcher Kyle Weiland had been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in order to clear a roster spot for Jon Lester, who is returning from on Monday with his stint the disabled list with a strained lat suffered in early July.
Weiland made a pair of starts, going 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA while striking out four and walking five in 10 innings. He will now return to the PawSox rotation, where he is 8-6 with a 3.00 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 93 innings this year. Lester, who will face the Royals on Monday, is 10-4 with a 3.31 ERA.
For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.
Patriots outside linebacker Tully Banta-Cain underwent surgery for an abdominal tear on Friday, according to a league source. It was an injury he had been dogged by last season, and it flared up during recent offseason workouts. (The usual recovery time for such an injury is approximately 4-6 weeks.) Banta-Cain, 30, is entering his ninth season in the NFL, and his seventh with the Patriots. Last season, he played in 15 games and ended up with 50 tackles and five sacks. The news was first reported by Shalise Manza-Young of The Boston Globe.
For more Patriots information, check out weei.com/patriots.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, after going hitless in his first three at-bats, lofted a double off the base of the Fenway Park scoreboard in left-center to extend his career-best hitting streak to 21 games. The ball appeared to be catchable, but Mariners left fielder Mike Carp pulled up short of the Wall, only to see the ball clank off the scoreboard about five feet from the ground.
Pedroia then came around to score on an Adrian Gonzalez single to give the Sox an 11-3 lead in the sixth inning. In the month of July, Pedroia leads the majors with a .407 average and 33 hits. He also tops the Ameircan League this month with 20 runs.
For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.
Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield reached another milestone in his career Sunday when he whiffed Mike Carp to end the sixth inning for the 2,000th strikeout of his remarkable career.
Wakefield joined Roger Clemens (2,590) as the only two Red Sox pitchers in history to reach the milestone. Wakefield also became just the 10th pitcher in history to strike out 2,000 with one American League team.
The Red Sox will be watching Jon Lester very closely on Monday night when he comes off the disabled list and returns to action after missing three weeks with a strained muscle in his left side.
"The biggest thing will be watching his workload," Red Sox skipper Terry Francona said of Lester, who was 10-3 with a 3.31 ERA in 18 starts this season before pulling his left lat on July 5 against the Blue Jays. "He's come through this about as well as you could hope. He was completely pain-free when he started throwing, and that's what we wanted. Now, it's just being able to build up endurance. If you go out and let a guy throw 120 [pitches] the first time out, he's going to be sore, so we don't want to do that."
It's somewhat apppropriate that Lester is returning to action Monday night in the series opener against the Royals at Fenway Park, as he hurled his no-hitter against them on May 19, 2008.
"You try to...
WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
Head coach Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran on Patriots Monday and discusses the team's progression in this preseason, and the acquisition of WR Reggie Wayne.
Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran talk with Patriots DE Chandler Jones as he comes off the practice field on a Patriots Monday.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
Joe & Dave talked to the rookie left-hander, who allowed one earned run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Royals at Fenway.
Joe and Dave are joined buy newly appointed President of Baseball Operations for the Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski. Dave talks about wanting to hit the ground running in Boston, and joining the organization during the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.
On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.
The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.
We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.
We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.
We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?
Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.More from this show
Sean discussed his own firing from the Red Sox broadcast booth.More from this show
Hosts: Tyler Burnett and Robbie Mays discuss fantasy racing ahead of the Pure Michigan 400.More from this show