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08/27/2010 - 6:33pm
Pedroia: Healing has been a problem

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Speaking prior to the Red Sox' series-opening game with the Rays, Dustin Pedroia talked about the plan he will take in regard to rehabbing the broken navicular bone in his left foot. The second baseman said that he will be getting another CT scan when the team returns to Boston Friday, at which time a decision will be made regarding surgery.

 

The problem, Pedroia explained, is that there hasn't been significant healing throughout the eight weeks since he originally broke the bone on a foul ball in San Francisco because it is difficult for blood to get to the area of the injury. 

 

"If it shows like it's healing then I won't have the surgery," he said, "but it hasn't shown like it's healing the whole time."

 

The former American League MVP said that recovery from surgery typically takes two to three months. Michael Jordan, who had a similar injury, didn't...

08/27/2010 - 5:47pm
Light: Longer season not priority
By: DJ Bean

Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light joined The Big Show on Patriots Friday to hit on a number of topics, including his disappointment in the team's 36-35 loss to the Rams on Thursday night. The Patriots' player representative was also asked about the proposed 18-game season, which he called "premature."

 

"At the end of the day we need to make sure that we have a season to play next year," Light said, referring to negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. He added that he does not view the uncertainty of regarding the 2011 as a "distraction."

 

A popular topic among Patriots players this week, Light also discussed HBO's "Hard Knocks" by saying he "absolutely [does] not" watch the show that documents the Jets. 

 

"I'll wait to see them on the field," Light said of the Patriots' division rivals, though he imagined it's "got...

08/27/2010 - 4:45pm
Daisuke starts Thursday; Cam has surgery

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Speaking prior to his team's series-opener with the Rays at Tropicana Field, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said the plan is to have Daisuke Matsuzaka make his next start Thursday in Baltimore against the Orioles. The pitcher had been scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday after experiencing lower back pain.

 

Francona also gave an update on Mike Cameron's surgery, saying that the procedure was a bilateral sports hernia repair and bilateral groin release.

 

"They stitched the mesh and the adductor groin to kind of take the pressure off a little bit," Francona said. "And what they said was that it was very obvious he needed surgery. He's probably still in recovery ... But everything went well. But he needed it."

 

For more Red Sox news see the team page at weei.com/redsox.


08/27/2010 - 4:40pm
Gammons: Innings could cost Clay the Cy
By: DJ Bean

Hall of Fame NESN/MLB Network analyst Peter Gammons made his weekly appearance on The Big Show Friday, saying that the Red Sox may be better off seeing how their series goes with the Rays before considering any big waiver-wire moves (he said they claimed "a few" relievers, including Scott Downs). He also discussed the state of the Red Sox and their injuries, most notably touching on second baseman Dustin Pedroia.

 

"I don't know if he ever really healed," Gammons said of Pedroia, adding that the 2008 MVP "knew right away that he'd come back too soon."

 

Pedroia broke a bone in his left foot on June 25 and rushed back to rejoin the lineup last Tuesday and Wednesday, but after two games was placed back on the DL. He is set to spend a week in a boot before determining whether surgery is the right course of action. 

 

Gammons also said that Red Sox righty Clay Buchholz has a...

08/27/2010 - 2:47pm
Kalish sits; Drew, McDonald in against Price

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.

 

For complete matchup information on the pairing of Price against Sox starter Jon Lester...

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