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08/28/2012 - 6:58pm
Lineup: Iglesias gets his first start

With the Red Sox in Anaheim for the start of a three-game series against the Angels, 22-year-old shortstop Jose Iglesias will get his first start of the 2012 season following his call-up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday. He will bat eighth, while Pedro Ciriaco will play third base and Mike Aviles gets the day off against Angels ace Jered Weaver. The youth movement will run up and down the lineup, as Ryan Lavarnway will serve as the cleanup hitter and Ryan Kalish will play right and bat seventh.

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Podsednik, LF
Pedroia, 2B
Ellsbury, CF
Lavarnway, C
Loney, 1B
Saltalamacchia, DH
Kalish, RF

08/28/2012 - 4:00pm
Report: Sox put Matsuzaka on waivers

Fresh off a strong seven-inning start in his return from the disabled list, the Red Sox have put Daisuke Matsuzaka on waivers, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Matsuzaka will be a free agent after this season.

If Matsuzaka clears waivers, the Sox can trade him to any team by the Aug. 31 deadline for players to be eligible for the postseason. If he is claimed, the Sox could either work out a deal with that team or pull him back, although it's notable that Matsuzaka has a no-trade clause.

Matsuzaka has battled injuries all season. He is 1-3 this season in six starts, but he gave up just five hits and one unearned run against the Royals on Monday in his first outing since early July.

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08/28/2012 - 8:19am
Mashup: It's 'Madden' day!

In Tuesday's Morning Mashup we have the New York media upset at Rafael Soriano, some reaction to "Sweet Caroline" being banned at Penn State football games, and Lance Armstrong's betrayal. Oh yeah, and Tuesday marks the release of the latest installment of the "Madden" franchise. We have video of the funny commericial spot for the game featuring Paul Rudd and Ray Lewis. In a related note, this is the day girlfriends and wives everywhere are angry at their counterpart's inability to let go of their infatuation with the series despite the fact they are dangerously approaching the age of 30.

For more on this story and others check out Tuesday's Morning Mashup at the Out of Bounds blog.


08/27/2012 - 7:04pm
Hernandez humbled by 'surreal' contract

FOXBORO -- In an outpouring of emotion and appreciation, Aaron Hernandez gave thanks to the Kraft family and the Patriots organization Monday night hours after agreeing to a five-year, $40 million extension that will keep him in a Patriots uniform through 2018. 

"This is probably one of the best days of my life," Hernandez said before the annual team gala at Gillette Stadium. "I'll remember this day forever."

As part of the contract extension, Hernandez will receive a $12.5 million signing bonus, bringing guaranteed money in the deal to $16.4 million. The money will come in handy as Hernandez acknowledged he has a child on the way. 

"It's surreal. Is it really true?," Hernandez said when asked what his reaction was to the news this morning when the deal was finalized. 

As part of the deal, Hernandez donated $50,000 to the Myra Kraft Foundation, the organization Monday night's gala benefits...

08/27/2012 - 6:04pm
Gaffney, Warren among Patriots cut

The Patriots made a series of moves on Monday to reach the NFL roster limit of 75 players.

The team announced they have released defensive lineman Tim Bulman, wide receiver Jabar Gaffney, wide receiver Donte' Stallworth, defensive back Ross Ventrone and defensive lineman Gerard Warren. In addition, they have placed defensive back Will Allen, safety Josh Barrett and fullback Spencer Larsen on injured reserve.

They also put tight end Jake Ballard and defensive lineman Myron Pryor on the reserve/physically unable to perform list. And rookie free agent offensive lineman Markus Zusevics was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. And they also claimed first-year wide receiver Kerry Taylor.

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