BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox have recalled outfielder Scott Podsednik from Triple-A Pawtucket, and he is currently with the team in Baltimore as it prepares to face the Orioles on Tuesday night. The move means that outfielder Ryan Sweeney has presumably been placed on the disabled list.
Podsednik, who was acquired by the Red Sox in a trade with the Phillies earlier this month in exchange for cash considerations, last played in the majors with the Dodgers in the 2010 season. In 134 games that season between the Dodgers and the Royals, the veteran outfielder hit .297/.342/.382 with six homers, 61 RBI and 35 stolen bases.
Now 36, Podsednik has split this season between Lehigh Valley while a member of the Phillies organization and Pawtucket since being acquired by the Sox. In 31 games for Pawtucket, Podsednik has hit .328/.310/.295 with one homer, 10 RBI and eight stolen bases.
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BALTIMORE -- Red Sox corner infielder Kevin Youkilis is back from a three-week stint on the disabled list and will play first base on Tuesday night, with Will Middlebrooks remaining in the major leagues and manning third base. In that configuration, Adrian Gonzalez will patrol right field.
The decision to have both Youkilis and Middlebrooks on the roster gives the Sox a lineup deep with right-handers against Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz. The Sox, meanwhile, will feature left-hander Felix Doubront on the mound. The current members of the Orioles have just nine combined plate appearances against him, having gone a combined 3-for-9 against him.
1. Mike Aviles, SS
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Adrian Gonzalez, RF
5. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
6. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
8. Daniel Nava, LF
Patriots owner Robert Kraft told the NFL Network on Tuesday that "we’d like to see [Wes Welker] be a Patriot for life, but it takes two sides."
Speaking at the league meetings in Atlanta, Kraft seemed happy to have Welker in the fold -- the receiver signed his franchise tender last week, a one-year deal worth roughly $9.5 million -- but said certain steps need to be taken before both sides can agree on a long-tern deal for the receiver.
"We’re just happy he’s back in the system," Kraft said. "He’s a wonderful young man, and a special guy. I think both sides would like to do a deal, but it requires intelligence and putting our team first."
Kraft was asked about a story where the team might have been upset with Welker taking the negotiations public.
"Anyone can say whatever they want," Kraft said. "He’s done a great job for us. We’...
Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show on Tuesday morning. On Monday, the Celtics gained a 3-2 lead over the 76ers in the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 101-85 victory. Brandon Bass, on the bench for most of the fourth quarter of the Game 4 loss, matched a career-high with 27 points in the win, including 18 in the third quarter.
"Brandon, first of all, made shots and kind of let the game come to him," Rivers said. "And having Ray [Allen] and Paul [Pierce] on the floor, the longer they were on the floor the better it was for him and I thought we did a very good job of finding him."
Bass was acquired in an offseason deal that sent Glen Davis to Orlando. Many have pointed to that trade as one that was done not only to help the club on the court, but to improve the chemistry and attitude in the locker room.
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BALTIMORE -- Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks said that he is not concerning himself with whether or not he will remain in the big leagues on Tuesday, with the team set to activate Kevin Youkilis from the disabled list. That said, the 23-year-old did take satisfaction in the fact that, through his level of play, he has made a compelling case to stay in the big leagues.
“That was my plan, to come up here and make a statement that I can play here and hopefully stick around and help win some games,” said Middlebrooks. “It’s cool [to face pitchers like former Cy Young winner Cliff Lee], but at the same time, I want to get the better end of it. I want to beat them. I want to hit a rocket into the gap. I don’t want to strike out and just say, ‘Oh, that was Cliff Lee. He’s got nasty stuff.’ I feel like I belong here. I want to play here. And I want to get hits off of him.”
Middlebrooks matched a...
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