ST. PETERSBURG -- With Tampa Bay left-hander David Price on the mound, the Red Sox will employ a lineup that features as many players hitting from the right side of the plate as possible. As such, the left-handed hitting Ryan Kalish is out of the lineup, with Darnell McDonald batting second and playing center field in his place.
The Sox will still feature a pair of lefties in their lineup against Price. David Ortiz (1-for-7 with a double) is in the lineup, as is J.D. Drew, who has never faced Price in the regular season, but who did have a pair of postseason appearances against the southpaw in the 2008 ALCS, most notably his bases-loaded, two-out, check-swing strikeout in the eighth inning of Game 7.
Price has held lefties to a .213 average and .591 OPS this year, compared to marks of .234 and .674 by righties.
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According to a tweet from Jayson Stark, the White Sox were awarded a waiver claim on Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez. Stark notes that the Rangers and Rays likely claimed the slugger as well, but that the White Sox won out due to their inferior record.
Now that he is claimed, the White Sox can work out a deal with the Dodgers until midnight Tuesday, or Los Angeles could simply release Ramirez to Chicago. Ramirez has a no-trade clause that would him allow to negate a move, similarly to what Johnny Damon did earlier in the week with the Red Sox, but reports have stated Ramirez would accept a move to Chicago.
The former Red Sox left fielder is hitting .313/.407/.513 this season with eight homers and 40 runs batted in over 64 games. He has had three different stints on the disabled list this season with a calf strain.
According to a tweet from Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman, "multiple teams" have put in a waiver wire claim on Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez before Friday's 1:30 p.m. deadline. There was no immediate report on which team has claiming rights or if the Dodgers would let him go.
Patriots running backs Sammy Morris and Fred Taylor joined the Dale & Holley show on Friday morning to recap the disappointing performance against the Rams on Thursday night.
"It's kind of difficult," Morris said of comparing the preseason to the regular season. "I hate ever trying to justify or downplay a loss, but at the same time it is preseason. There's not as much game plan, there's not as much starters playing, there's a lot of things different from the regular season. So I guess for me personally, I just kind of sense how I played and I guess the coaches just imagine how everyone played and everything that needs to be improved upon."
"Last night was just one of those things," Taylor said. "You never want to lose. No matter who the opponent is, you never want to lose, number one. I think to go out there, and seeing how our guys fought later in the second half,...
Boston College football coach Frank Spaziani made it official that Dave Shinskie wil be the starting quarterback for the Eagles when they open the season Sept. 4 against Weber State at Alumni Stadium. Shinskie, a 26-year-old sophomore who started 10 games last season, beat out sophomore Mike Marscovetra and freshmen Chase Rettig and Josh Bordner in camp.
“Dave had a very good camp,” Spaziani said in a statement. “He is the incumbent, and we won games with him last year. He has improved and he is certainly deserving.”
Spaziani also announced that redshirt freshman defensive tackle Dillon Quinn has been suspended for the first three games due to an undisclosed violation of team rules.
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WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker
A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor
Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?
Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.
MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.
The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?
We talk about four of the biggest mistakes the Red Sox have made over the past 30+ years.
We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.More from this show
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.More from this show
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?More from this show