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05/26/2011 - 10:35am
McDonald to DL, Reddick recalled

Darnell McDonald has been placed on the disabled list with a left quad strain. McDonald is off to a very slow start to the 2011 season, batting just .150 with one RBI in 21 at-bats.

Josh Reddick has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to take McDonald's place on the 25-man roster. Reddick has hit 12 home runs in 44 games with Pawtucket this season with an OPS of .871.

For more Red Sox news visit weei.com/redsox.


05/26/2011 - 10:23am
Remy: Lester 'on top of his game'

NESN analyst Jerry Remy made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday to discuss the Red Sox, who stand a season-best five games over .500 (27-22) after a 14-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday.

Jon Lester improved to 7-1 on the season with six scoreless innings in the rout of Cleveland, and even with the strong start of Josh Beckett and recent efforts from Clay Buchholz it is Lester who Remy views as the ace of the staff.

"He's just on top of his game," said Remy of Lester, who leads the American League with his seven victories. "He had a rough outing against the Cubs over the weekend when he gave up the 12 hits, but yesterday he pitched that game like it was a 1-0 game and he was outstanding."

David Ortiz hit his 10th home run of the season, and is ranked eighth in the AL in slugging and OPS. Remy was asked if there was a specific reason for the fast start of Ortiz, who hit .143 in April of 2010...

05/26/2011 - 9:55am
Lineup: Reddick promoted, McDonald to DL

The Red Sox lineup features an unexpected member on Thursday, as outfielder Josh Reddick has joined the team from Triple-A Pawtucket. He will bat eighth and play right field. Reddick was putting up tremendous power numbers with the PawSox, having hit 12 homers in 44 games. He was hitting .248 with a .344 OBP, .527 slugging mark and .871 OPS in Triple-A this year.

Regarding the roster spot, Reddick replaces Darnell McDonald, who has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a quad injury.

Reddick entered the year saying that he felt more relaxed after the signing of Carl Crawford in the offseason. For more of his thoughts entering 2011, visit the Full Count blog.

Drew Sutton is back in the lineup for the third straight day, spelling Jed Lowrie at shortstop. Sutton has...

05/26/2011 - 7:52am
Mashup: Bonds befriends beaten Giants fan

Controversial Giants legend Barry Bonds apparently has formed a bond with the family of Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was beaten after a game in Los Angeles. Bonds visited Stow in the hospital and wrote on his website: "I look forward to taking Bryan and his kids to a Giants game when he recovers." Bonds also indicated that he will be funding a college tuition fund for Stow's two children.

Meanwhile, former Bonds trainer Greg Anderson, a convicted felon who sat in jail rather than testify against his longtime friend, is a coach for a youth baseball team outside of San Francisco. Some parents aren't happy about this situation.

Read more about those stories and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


05/26/2011 - 1:04am
Julien implies Boucher influenced refs
By: DJ Bean

TAMPA -- Bruins coach Claude Julien said he "disagreed" with the officiating in Wednesday's Game 6 loss to the Lightning. The Bruins had five power plays to the Lightning's four, but players and the coach took issue with some of the calls. What made matters worse in Julien's eyes were the fact that the calls came on the very day that Tampa coach Guy Boucher called referee Eric Furlatt "lopsided" in favor of the Bruins this postseason. Entering the game, Furlatt had called 24 penalties on the Lightning, as opposed to nine on the Bruins. 

 "What was more disappointing is probably the fact that I don't know if I agree with those calls," Julien said when asked about special teams. "Hopefully what was said today didn't have any impact on that, because if it did, I'd be really disappointed. You look back at those, and you get an opportunity to look back at them, and it's really, really tough to swallow."

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