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09/01/2010 - 12:49am
Report: NFL investigating Spikes tape

The NFL is looking into a sexually explicit video of Patriots rookie linebacker Brandon Spikes and a woman that has been posted on the Internet, according to ESPN. The video was posted earlier this week, and in an e-mail to WEEI.com on Tuesday, Spikes’ agent, Terry Watson, indicated that the rookie out of Florida is looking to move past the incident. “Brandon is showing himself to be a high-character guy in the Boston community and has the promise of being a very good player,” wrote Watson. The 22-year-old Spikes, who was taken in the second round of the 2010 draft by the Patriots, has started all three preseason games at inside linebacker for the Patriots and has 18 tackles.

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08/31/2010 - 11:02pm
Red Sox grant Hermida outright release

The Red Sox released outfielder Jeremy Hermida Tuesday night. The move came after the team decided not to promote Hermida when the roster expands on Sept. 1. The 26-year-old had been playing with Triple-A Pawtucket since accepting an assignment to the minors. He had cleared waivers following being designated for assignment by the Sox on July 31.

 

Hermida was hitting .288 with two homers for Pawtucket after totaling a .203 average with five home runs in 52 games with the Red Sox. The outfielder struggled in his final days with the Sox, going 2-for-20 after returning off the disabled list (ribs).

 

The Red Sox originally acquired Hermida from the Florida Marlins on Nov. 5, 2009, for minor leaguers Jose Alvarez and Hunter Jones. Alvarez is 9-3 with a 3.68 ERA, striking out 107 and walking 30 for the Single A Greensboro Grasshoppers, while Jones was 0-5 with a 4.17 ERA for the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs before being released...

08/31/2010 - 10:21pm
Sox sink deeper with loss to O's

BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox dug themselves a deeper hole in the race for the postseason, dropping the series opener against the Orioles, 5-2, Tuesday night at Camden Yards. The Sox finished going 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position, leaving the tying run on third base in both the sixth and seventh inning with the batter taking called third strikes. (Click here for recap.)

 

The loss puts the Red Sox eight games in back of the Yankees, and seven behind Tampa Bay.

 

Taking the loss was starter Josh Beckett, who turned in a solid outing, allowing three runs (2 earned) over seven innings. Beckett struck out five, walked one and allowed seven hits. Earning the win was Baltimore starting pitcher Brian Matusz, whose only mistake came when he allowed a two-run homer to Jed Lowrie in the fifth inning.

 

Perhaps the most damaging play of...

08/31/2010 - 6:49pm
Pats place four on IR, including Bodden

The Patriots made five roster moves on Tuesday evening — they have placed defensive backs Josh Barrett, Leigh Bodden and Brett Lockett and defensive lineman Darryl Richard on injured reserve and released defensive back Terrence Johnson. For more on the Patriots, check out weei.com.
 


08/31/2010 - 4:03pm
Sox trade Delcarmen to Rockies

BALTIMORE-- The Red Sox have traded reliever Manny Delcarmen and cash to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for minor league RHP Chris Balcom-Miller.

 

The Sox were open to trading Delcarmen prior to the July 31 trade deadline, but felt that the return for Ramon Ramirez was greater. Ramirez was dealt to the Giants on July 31 for minor league RHP Dan Turpen.

 

Delcarmen appeared in 48 games for the Sox in 2010, posting a 3-2 record with an ERA of 4.70. Balcom-Miller made 19 starts for the Rockies' Single-A club in Asheville this season, recording a 6-7 record with a 3.31 ERA and 117 strikeouts against just 19 walks.

 

 

Balcom-Miller has been assigned to the Red Sox' Single-A affiliate in Greenville.

 

 

For more Red Sox news visit the team page at weei.com/redsox.


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