The Red Sox claimed right-hander Taylor Buchholz on waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays, providing them with a low-risk, high-reward right-handed pitcher who could compete for a bullpen job.
Buchholz, who turned 29 in October, emerged as a dominant setup man for the Colorado Rockies in 2008, forging a 2.17 ERA in 63 appearances. However, he tore his ulnar collateral ligament in spring training the next year, and required Tommy John surgery that wiped out his 2009 campaign. He spent last year with the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate before returning to the majors last July. He made seven appearances for the Rockies before being placed on waivers, from which he was claimed by the Blue Jays. In all Buchholz made nine appearances in 2010, working his way to a 3.75 ERA while striking out nine and walking six in 12 innings.
Buchholz, who earned $1.055 million in each of the last two seasons, represents a relatively low-cost, low-...
Now that his 10-game NBA suspension is behind him, Delonte West is looking forward to returning to the lineup when the Celtics play the Wizards Wednesday at TD Garden. “I know what I can do,” West said. “I’m very confident in what I’m able to do out on the basketball floor. They’re not asking me to do anything I can’t do. They’re not telling me to post-up and get 30 rebounds. It’s time to go play my game. That’s the best feeling ever.”
Doc Rivers said after practice Monday that West will play, but he didn't offer specifics about minutes. The Celtics have been talking since training camp about West and Nate Robinson playing together in the backcourt and trading off point guard duties with West getting the team into sets and Robinson running the pick and roll.
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Jermaine O'Neal missed the last two games of the Celtics road trip with a knee injury and flew back to Boston early ater receiving a second opinion on his knee in Miami. O'Neal wasn't at practice Monday and his return is up in the air. The Celtics simply don't know yet how bad the injury is, or how much time it will take for him to return.
"Two, three weeks would be a guestimate," Doc Rivers said. "We don’t know exactly. We’re going through a couple of more evaluations." Rivers did say that he doesn't think surgery is an option, at least not at this point.
The Celtics might also be without Marquis Daniels when they play the Wizards on Wednesday. Rivers said that Daniels was away for family reasons and might not be back by Wednesday. There was some good news for the C's Monday, however, as rookie guard Avery Bradley participated in practice and Delonte West is now eligible having served...
In a conference call to discuss his hiring as the manager of the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg told reporters that he had interviewed with the Red Sox about managing their Triple-A affiliate.
The Sox have been looking to replace Torey Lovullo, who spent 2010 as their manager in Pawtucket before joining John Farrell's coaching staff in Toronto. The organization has been talking to both internal and external candidates about the position, and apparently Sandberg was one of the individuals who was interviewed. However, the former Cubs great -- who had spent the last four seasons as a minor league manager in the Cubs system -- ended up returning to a Phillies organization that selected him in the 20th round of the 1978 draft.
Sandberg was passed over for the job of Cubs major league manager recently, with Chicago electing to hire Mike Quade. Sandberg turned down offers to join the...
FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick wasn't prepared to pour extra gas on the fire Monday afternoon when asked if the officials had control of the game when the Steelers took extra liberties with rough tackles after the whistle.
"Look, you've got two physical teams playing in a big game," Belichick said. "Emotions run high. I don't think that's uncommon."
Offensive lineman Logan Mankins took issue with the way Tom Brady was rolled into after his successful quarterback run for a third-quarter touchdown. Several Patriots felt the Steelers were taking liberties with Brady while he was prone and on the ground, trying to grab the back of his helmet and twist him awkwardly.
"I thought the game was, as far as that part of it goes, pretty well officiated," Belichick added. "There wasn't a lot of [dirty hits]. But that stuff happens in a lot of games, two...
Fred Smerlas, Steve DeOssie and Butch Stearns break down all aspects of the Patriots win over the Lions, and take your calls as well.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 34-9 win over the Lions, the team's seventh win in a row. The defense stepped up again and now gets a crack at Aaron Rodgers next Sunday.
The guys give their final thoughts and predictions leading up to the 1pm matchup with Detroit.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
The Hot Stove guys are talking about Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester's contract offers from the Red Sox. They then por one out for the Giancarlo Stanton rumors being put to bed.
The Hot Stove boys are back again, talking about Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval, Giancarlo Stanton's b
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins struggles, the NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and the return of the glow puck!
Tom Brady discussed the teams latest win and the great play of Revis.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys all disagreed on the Red Sox giving 5 years and 90 million dollars to Hanley Ramirez.
Detective Fauria tells us the infamous gloryhole story from VICE squad and other stories Christian's past.
Just out of practice, Kyle Arrington joins the guys to preview Pats-Lions
Christian in Foxboro returns, this time he's trolling Detroit sports radio station 97.1 The Ticket's Stoney and Bill show . Christian rips Lions fans and asks why his nephew, Joseph, isn't getting the ball more.
We check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin for his weekly update on all things NFL. We talk to Michael about the Raiders first win, the LeGarrette Blount saga, and how the Pats will do against the Lions this weekend.
Michael and Dale discuss Jonas Gray's tardiness, and try and predict how the running-back will respond and make up for his error.
We talk with Tom E Curran and debate whether or not the Patriots current performance is more reminiscent of the 2004 or 2007 Patriots.
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
Some more Musical Mikey Magic to get ready for Sunday's Patriots-Lions game.
Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
Joining the show today Mut the all-purpose back of WEEI. We talk about players we have hated over the years as well as Rajon Rondo and what is ailing the Celtics.
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