The Patriots have reportedly reached an agreement on a two-year deal with fullback/linebacker Spencer Larsen. The 28-year-old Larsen, an Arizona product who has spent three seasons in the NFL, joins New England after four seasons in Denver with the Broncos. The Boston Herald was first to report the news of the agreement. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia left Thursday's game against the Yankees after the bottom of the third inning due to what was described by the team as a right forearm contusion after getting hit by a pitch. X-rays were taken and came back negative, and the second baseman is day to day.
Starter Adam Warren's offering hit Pedroia just above the hand while he was swinging. Pedroia was ruled out by strikeout, but when team trainers and manager Bobby Valentine approached the second baseman by the plate, manager Bobby Valentine said (during an in-game interview on ESPN) that Pedroia's hand was shaking, resulting in the decision to remove him from the contest, particularly given that it is an exhibition game.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery that he underwent last June 10, threw two simulated innings against hitters on Thursday afternoon. Afterwards, manager Bobby Valentine was asked whether a return by July 1 was realistic for the right-hander.
"July? I think that that’s more than realistic, yeah. We have it mapped out before that. Closer to June 1st,” said Valentine, who clarified that he was referring to a timetable for Matsuzaka to return to the major leagues. "I mean, potentially. And there I went. I threw out a date, didn’t I? I told you the first day I’ll never throw out a date, didn’t I?”
Matsuzaka was 3-3 with a 5.30 ERA in eight games (seven starts) last year. In five seasons with the Sox, he is 49-30 with a 4.25 ERA, averaging 21 starts per season.
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Celtics team president Danny Ainge said on WEEI's The Big Show on Thursday that he hasn't sat down and talked specifically with Kevin Garnett about his future, but that the door is open for a return. Garnett can become a free agent after this season and Ainge said everything was in play.
"I wouldn’t close the door to any of those possibilities with KG," Ainge said. "[Leaving] is a possibility. Returning to Boston is a possibility, retiring is a possibility, all those things. Kevin will weigh every option. He’s waited to become a free agent, he’s loved his time here, he loves playing for Doc [Rivers], with his teammates. I don’t know what he’s going to do."
Ainge said that while the two has talked, they haven't gone into specifics yet.
"Kevin and I have talked about what his future might be but we haven’t sat down and talked about his specific plans," Ainge said. "The...
Recently waived center Ryan Hollins is on his way to Boston with the expectation that he will sign with the Celtics, per a league source. If Hollins passes his physical and signs, he could be ready to meet the team on Friday when they play the 76ers. Team president Danny Ainge essentially confirmed that during an interview with The Big Show on Thursday.
"We’re talking to Ryan right now, trying to get Ryan in," Ainge said. "Ryan had a chance to workout this summer with Paul [Pierce]and [Kevin Garnett]. Ryan was highly recommended by them during the offseason. He was under contract with Cleveland but he was a guy that they respect and a guy they like and they think he would be a good fit with our team."
The six-year veteran has spent the last season and a half with the Cavaliers. He averaged five points and three rebounds in 70 games in 2010-11, but recently lost his rotation spot to rookie Tristan Thompson. The 7-footer...
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.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
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.
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
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.
Mike Mutnansky, Butch Stearns, and Jon Meterparel discuss the absence of Malcolm Butler at last week's OTAs and replay a sound byte of Butler from May 21st on WEEI not wanting to discuss his contract. Is Malcolm Butler headed for a contract dispute, and how valuable is he?
Mike Mutnansky, Jon Meterparel and Butch Stearns discuss the Celtics and their level of interest in Kevin Durant after Oklahoma City's losses in games five and six; also what should the Celtics do with the third pick in the draft coming up in June?
Jon Meterparel handles Kirk Minhane's Headlines segment with sound from Robert Kraft at a Jewish University's commencement speech, Julian Edelman screaming 'Free Brady', and Johnny Depp in trouble with his ex Amanda Heard
With Malcolm Butler, Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins all emerging as stars, it's time for the Patriots to decide who they need to make a priority. Giardi and Bradford give their take on who should be the first to resign.
Giardi and Bradford debate why kids are more into the NBA and will be watching the Golden State vs. OKC game 7 tonight, and why no young fans will watch a neutral baseball game.
Mike Giardi and rob Bradford were in on Memorial Day and Bradford had a problem with how Mut, Meter and Butch took his comments out of context on the morning show. Also, Giardi and Bradford talk about what it would take to get Kevin Durant in Boston.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
Mike and Rob discuss how OTAs are not the forum to make decisions on the future of the team and how fans on Twitter can't accept that. They also get into the contract situations for Malcolm Butler and Dont'a Hightower.More from this show
Deflategate rage explodes on the guys. They argue whether Brady is dragging it out or he should defend his innocence and the callers get in on the action.More from this show