Kelly Shoppach, whose name has been mentioned in trade rumors, is back behind the plate for the Sox who take on the Tigers at Fenway. The non-waiver trade deadline is 4 p.m., which may be an indication that Shoppach will not be moved. Another player whose name has been floated is pitcher Josh Beckett, who is scheduled to be on the mound.
Cody Ross is also back in the lineup and playing right field. Ryan Sweeney injured his hand in Monday's win over the Tigers after he punched a door following an 0-for-4 performance.
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According to an industry source, the Red Sox have acquired left-hander Craig Breslow from the Diamondbacks. In exchange, according to Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona (via twitter), the Sox will send right-hander Matt Albers and outfielder Scott Podsednik.
Breslow, who was with the Sox in 2006-07, is 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 40 games (43 1/3 innings) this year. He has 42 strikeouts and 13 walks. He features similar numbers against both right-handed (.226/.314/.366/.680) and left-handed (.243/.260/.400/.660) hitters.
Podsednik hit .387/.409/.484/.893 in 19 big league games with the Red Sox. Since a June DL stint, he's been in Triple-A Pawtucket, where he's hitting .281/.330/.360/.690.
Albers is 2-0 with a 2.29 ERA, 25 strikeouts and 15 walks in 39 1/3 innings this year. The 29-year-old was 4-4 with a 4.73 ERA in 64 2/3 innings with 68 punchouts and 31...
According to a major league source, the Red Sox and Rangers "definitely" won't revisit the possibility of a deal that would send right-hander Josh Beckett to Texas prior to Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline for non-waiver trades. There is a possibility that the Rangers could re-engage the Red Sox next month, since Beckett's hefty contract (he is still owed approximately $37 million through the end of 2014) makes it extremely unlikely that a team would claim him off of waivers.
Beckett (5-9, 4.57 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for the Sox tonight against the Tigers. Major league sources characterize the possibility of a deal involving the right-hander as "unlikely."
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Former MLB general manager and current ESPN MLB analyst Jim Bowden appeared on the Dennis and Callahan show Tuesday morning to share his thoughts as the trade deadline looms at 4 p.m.
Bowden, a Boston native who served as a general manager for the Reds from 1992 to 2003 and the Nationals from 2004 to 2009, said from his recent conversations with Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, he hasn’t got the sense that the first-year GM is eager to trade struggling pitcher Josh Beckett.
“I didn’t get the sense he was eager to deal him,” Bowden said of Cherington. “I think that the Red Sox are pretty cerebral looking at he’s 32 years old. I don’t think they think he’s in decline just because his strikeout ratio is the lowest of his career at 6.8 per nine [innings]. They’d like to get him straightened out and have a good second half.
“From what I understand, and I’ve talked to most...
With Red Sox outfielder Ryan Sweeney heading to the disabled list on Tuesday, one day after he injured his hand while punching a door on the way back from the Sox dugout to the clubhouse after grounding out, a major league source said that the Red Sox will call up outfielder Ryan Kalish from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Sweeney is hitting .260/.303/.373/.675 in 63 games this year. This is the second call-up of the year for Kalish, who in 18 big league games this year, is hitting .217/.238/.250/.488. He's hitting .307/.388/.533/.922 with four homers in 18 games in Triple-A Pawtucket.
This is the second time in Kalish's career that he's been summoned to the majors on July 31, having made his big league debut exactly two years ago today.
News of Kalish's call-up was first reported by Maureen Mullen of CSNNE.com (via twitter).
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We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
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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 former Red Sox, and current Cubs, catcher David Ross, who admits to joining teammates Jon Lester, John Lackey and many members of the Chicago front office in at least contemplating the idea of a Red Sox vs. Cubs World Series. Ross also compares his retirement tour to David Ortiz's, reveals stories of clubhouse celebrations, while suggesting that Lester is pitching better than ever.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with Sox slugger David Ortiz in his final regular season week of his career. We touch on the 2016 Sox heading into the playoffs, retirement, memories and Jose Fernandez.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
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.
Rob Bradford is joined by Alex Speier of the Boston Globe to discuss some of the issues that popped up in the Red Sox' loss to the Yankees Tuesday night. Both Rob and Alex agree winning the division is a forgone conclusion for the Sox, but the storylines surrounding Drew Pomeranz, Henry Owens, Sandy Leon and David Price all warranted discussion heading into another crack at winning the AL East
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