The Red Sox feature what is, for now, a fairly standard lineup against a right-handed pitcher for Monday's game against the Texas Rangers and starter Yu Darvish. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be behind the plate and catching Aaron Cook. Ryan Kalish will be in right field, and Cody Ross will be the designated hitter.
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In an interview on former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Damaris Lewis' blog Heels to Hoops, Jeff Green said he feels better physically now than before the heart surgery that kept him from playing the entire 2011-12 NBA season (h/t Red's Army).
"I feel awesome," said Green. "I actually feel a lot better than I did prior to the surgery. It was a blessing, and I'm doing better now."
Green has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $36 million deal with the Celtics, although the contract remains unsigned. Still, he didn't appear concerned about the delay when he made this statement: "To all the Boston fans that read this, banner 18 is on the way."
Green reiterated that his No. 1 goal this season is to win a title. "I know that's everybody's goal...
Although Paul Pierce said he was "bitter" about Ray Allen joining the Heat, he saw how the Celtics treated Allen as a commodity last year, and talked about playing out his contract rather than seeking an extension. Pierce didn't allude that he wanted to leave Boston, he just wants flexibility. After all, Pierce said, the excitement of free agency is something he has never truly experienced.
“I think I am going to play this one out,” Pierce told Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe. “I want to see what it feels like to be a free agent for once in my life. I think I am going to play this one out. A lot can change in two years. My body [may not] be where I want it to be, I could retire, a lot of things could happen. I love the game. I made as much money as I possibly can. It's about winning a championship and if I feel like it's the right thing to do, maybe so [come back]. If I solidify my third year, maybe they opt out, so it's...
Following the Red Sox' 6-4 win over the Twins Sunday, David Ortiz said that he may seek alternative treatment for his injured right Achilles tendon.
Ortiz, who was eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list last Wednesday, explained the proposed treatment is a kind of anesthesia. The treatment would not be, however, any kind of shot, according to the designated hitter.
"I'm thinking about it. Not cortisone. I have to talk to the doctors," said Ortiz, who hasn't played since July 16. "I have to get more information. The doctors have given me some ideas because I'm still very sore. I have to talk to them to see what's up."
Ortiz admitted there is some concern that the injury hasn't gotten significantly better.
"Of course," he said when asked if there is some anxiety regarding how slow the recovery has been. "I haven't played in the past three weeks and I still have pain. I'm not worried about...
Making his first start since July 13, Franklin Morales helped lead the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the Twins in the teams' series finale at Fenway Park Sunday.
The win snaps the Red Sox' four-game losing streak and moves them to 54-55 on the season.
Morales allowed one run on three hits, striking out four and walking three ore six innings. The lefty threw 106 pitches (63 strikes). He has totaled a 3.06 ERA in six games as a starter (11 earned runs, 32 1/3 innings) this season.
Highlighting the Sox' offense was a two-run homer by Adrian Gonzalez in the fifth inning. The first baseman's 11th homer of the season cleared the left field wall and scored Carl Crawford to give the Sox a 4-1 lead.
Crawford, who was celebrating his 31st birthday, kept his hot streak going, knocking out three more hits to raise his batting average to .284. The outfielder has now played in eight straight games, totaling a .343 batting average (11-for-32).
We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday
Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
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.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, who is in line to serve as the team's No. 1 starter heading into the postseason. Porcello offers insight in terms of how previous playoff experiences have shaped him heading into this October, while going into detail how he plans on preparing for these starts. The righty also talks about an interesting change he made this season on days he doesn't pitch.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox skipper John Farrell about the turnaround from last season with his club and how hard they worked to reach this point
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox starting pitcher about how it feels to be one of the veterans on the club as they head into the playoffs as AL East Champs
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.
Gary Tanguay walked out on the show for the second time in three months this morning. Here is the management approved version of today's events.
Kirk flipped out at Curtis and Fred Couples cried.
In hour three Tomase, Callahan and Minihane discuss Trump's comments this morning on Fox and Friends as well as Big Papi's farewell weekend at Fenway.
Glenn, Lou and Christian joke around with audio from a grab-bag of topics, including David Ortiz driving for Lyft, Rex Ryan joining the Buffalo media conference call, and Jim Mora coming back with another great rant.
Red Sox President of Baseball Ops. Dave Dombrowski checks in with Glenn, Lou and Christian to talk about what the playoff roster might look like, and to give the latest update on Pablo Sandoval.
Tom E. Curran joins Glenn, Lou and Christian to talk about Jimmy Garoppolo & Jacoby Brissett, and talk about what he say from a day of practice and press conferences down at Gillette.
Vintage Rex today... while Belichick is deep in to game film and preparation, Rex is making practical jokes against Julian Edelman and getting testy with the Boston media.
John joins us from NY and tells us why he left Price in, what to expect from the rest of this Yankees series, and more.
Inspired by what should happen at Yankee Stadium tonight or tomorrow, we look at four other memorable moments in which the Red Sox clinched a playoff berth.
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.
Gerry Callahan and Jeff Kuhner react to the first presidential debate of this election season. Gerry is convinced Trump lost the first debate while Jeff thinks otherwise. Gerry and Jeff talk about what Trump needs to do better in the upcoming debates.
K&C producers Ken Laird & Chris Curtis are joined by WEEI intern and Recap Show host Lucy Burdge to discuss another explosive Gary Tanguay appearance on the program that featured Tango's second walkout.
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