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.
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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...
According to three sources inside Fenway Park, Alfredo Aceves tore off his jersey while making his way from the bullpen back to the clubhouse in the moments after Boston's 4-3 win over the Royals Friday night. The game was saved by Andrew Bailey one night after Aceves allowed six hits and five runs and blew his third save in five chances.
After Aceves dressed in the clubhouse, he stormed into the office of manager Bobby Valentine and slammed the door behind him.
According to one source, he requested a meeting with Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and was denied at a time when Cherington was working to finalize the blockbuster trade sending Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Dodgers. On Saturday, Aceves was suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team" and was unavailable on a night the Red Sox were forced to use all seven relievers in the bullpen and lost, 10-9, to the Royals at Fenway Park....
Tony Abreu lined an 0-2 fastball from Junichi Tazawa to left to score the go-ahead run with two outs in the 12th as the Royals overcame a six-run hole and beat the Red Sox, 10-9, at Fenway Park in the first game after the team's blockbuster trade. Tazawa yielded the run on his 37th pitch on a night when the Red Sox used seven pitchers in relief of Aaron Cook, who was starting on short rest because Josh Beckett had been traded to the Dodgers. Adding to the Red Sox problems, reliever Alfredo Aceves was unavailable because suspended three games by the team for conduct 'detrimental' to the team.
The Red Sox lost a four-hour, 31-minute marathon in which they collected 20 hits for the first time since 1981. They also extended two other dubious streaks. They are now 0-26 this season in which the opponent scores at least seven runs and they have lost all six extra-inning games at home this year.
Mauro Gomez, filling in at first base for the...
Fiery Red Sox closer Alfredo Aceves was suspended three games by Red Sox management Saturday for "conduct detrimental to the team" after storming out of manager Bobby Valentine's office after Friday night's 4-3 win over the Royals. The suspension began with Saturday night's game against the Royals.
Andrew Bailey got the four-out save in Friday night's game when Jon Lester came out in the eighth inning with a leg issue. Bailey entered after Andrew Miller and Vicente Padilla relieved Lester. Aceves spoke to Valentine after the game and slammed the door after the meeting was over.
Aceves leads the Red Sox with 25 saves in 32 chances this season. He threw 37 pitches in Thursday night's 14-13 loss to the Angels in 10 innings. He allowed a career high six hits in relief and five runs in his one inning of work and didn't retire a batter in the top of the 10th. He has blown three of his last six chances.
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Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Gerry and Kirk pepper Ken Laird with questions about his Indian in laws.
The guys talked about the fallout from Roger Goodell's handling of Josh Brown's domestic violence problems.
The guys talked about the Cubs run to the World Series and what it means for Theo Epstein and Headlines with Kirk.
Glenn, Lou and Christian open the show talking about the Patriots win in Pittsburgh, touching on everything from Gronk's post game '69' joke, Gostkowski missing an extra point and the rest of that win against the Steelers.
Glenn, Lou and Christian try to figure out what the hell is going on with Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, and why he is missing all these kicks.
Randy Moss was very vocal about Roger Goodell and how he handles the league, Tim Hasselbeck tried not to offend the Mara family, and Tom Brady took a subtle jab at the NFL. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about these three guys who all made comments about the NFL's handling of domestic violence.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the win over the Steelers on a Patriots Monday.
We go inside the game with Heath Evans from the NFL Network.
Patrick Chung discusses the win over the Steelers with Dale, Holley and Thornton
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!
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