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08/26/2012 - 6:31pm
Report: Patriots release Barrett, Ventrone

The Patriots reportedly have started the process of cutting their roster to 75 players, as they have released safeties Josh Barrett and Ross Ventrone.

Barrett, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound defensive back out of Arizona State, played one full season with the Patriots, suiting up in five games last season (with four starts) and coming away with 17 tackles (14 total). The 27-year-old has played three seasons in the NFL, two with the Broncos and one with New England. As for Ventrone, the 25-year-old defensive back gained a small measure of fame last season because he was released and brought back on several occasions. The 5-foot-8, 195-pounder out of Villanova -- who still has practice squad eligibility -- played in eight games last season and came away with two tackles.

The news was first reported by Shalise Manza-Young of The Boston Globe. The Patriots, who currently have 83 players on their roster, need to be at 75 before the Monday afternoon deadline....

08/26/2012 - 5:14pm
Fired up: Ciriaco, Pedroia homer in Sox' win

Pedro Ciriaco went 3-for-5 and launched his second homer of the season as the Red Sox rapped out 14 hits and came from behind to beat the Royals, 8-6, Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. Dustin Pedroia also homered in the eighth as the Red Sox made a winner of reliever Pedro Beato, who was called up earlier in the day to reinforce the depleted Red Sox bullpen, which was without Alfredo Aceves, serving the second game of a three-game, team-imposed suspension.

Bobby Valentine came out to argue an out call on Pedroia in the bottom of the fifth and was ejected by first base umpire Dan Bellino. Replays showed first baseman Eric Hosmer came off the bag early and Pedroia beat the throw from third. With five ejections this season, Valentine matches the season high for a Red Sox manager, joining Terry Francona, Joe Morgan and Darrell Johnson. It was the 42nd time Valentine has been ejected in his major league managerial career. 

The Red Sox jumped...

08/26/2012 - 12:15pm
Ortiz: Decision Sunday on rest of season

David Ortiz continues to battle lingering soreness in his right Achilles and said before Sunday's game that he should know by the "end of the day" whether he will end his season and focus on fully healing the injury. 

Ortiz missed 35 games with the right Achilles injury before returning Friday and going 2-for-4 with a double. It was while rounding first and heading for second on the double that Ortiz felt significant soreness, indicating to him that the injury had not fully healed.

"Thinking about my foot while I'm facing the opposition, which is what happened to me after I hit that double," Ortiz said Sunday morning. "Instead of just seeing the ball and hitting the ball, I'm thinking about how my foot is going to react once I take off running. We're talking to the doctors and we're going to have some decision by the end of the game just to see how we're going to approach this."

"We're just going...

08/26/2012 - 11:47am
Lineup: Loney to make Red Sox debut

First baseman James Loney, who was traded in Saturday’s blockbuster deal from the Dodgers, will make his debut and bat fifth for Boston on Sunday as the Red Sox host the Royals in the series finale at Fenway Park.

Felix Doubront will also return to the mound after spending time on the 15-day disabled list for a right knee contusion. He’ll try to help the Red Sox win their first series since July 30-Aug. 1 against the Tigers.

Here’s the rest of the lineup: 

Ciriaco 3B

Ellsbury CF

Pedroia 2B

Ross RF

Loney 1B

Lavarnway C

Gomez DH

Aviles SS

Podsednik LF

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08/26/2012 - 1:32am
'Real sore' Ortiz meets with team officials

According to Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, David Ortiz "was just real sore" on Saturday, one day after his return from a DL stint of more than five weeks due to an injured right Achilles. He did not take batting practice and, according to Valentine, "wasn't available" in the Sox' 10-9, 12-inning loss to the Royals. After the contest, Ortiz met with Valentine and GM Ben Cherington, presumably to discuss the appropriate course of action to allow him to heal.

Prior to the contest, Valentine had said that the Sox were planning on having Ortiz play every other day while also keeping him available as a pinch-hitter, though noting, "If it's going to jeopardize his health, [pinch-hitting] would not be done."

Ortiz, 36, is hitting .318 with a .415 OBP, .611 slugging mark (tops in the AL) and 1.026 OPS (also tops in the AL) along with 23 homers in 90 games. Friday marked his first game since suffering his Achilles...

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