Former Red Sox outfielder Wily Mo Pena -- who was acquired by the Sox in a trade for pitcher Bronson Arroyo in spring training of 2006 -- signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a baseball source. Pena will receive an invite to big league spring training. If he makes the big league roster, he would receive $675,000.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia joined The Big Show for the "Laser Show" segment on Wednesday, discussing all things Red Sox. Pedroia also gave an update on his left foot, which he broke a bone in on June 25 on a play in which he fouled a ball off himself. The 2008 AL MVP missed all but two of the remaining games in the season, but on Wednesday said that after encouraging words from foot specialist Dr. George Theodore, he is on track to be at full strength in spring training.
"I saw Dr. Theodore today. The CT scan looked great, and he said I'm pretty much 99.9 precent healed," Pedroia said. "That's as close to 100 as we're going to get.
"I'm getting cleared to start jogging and build up to sprinting, and once January comes, hit it hard and get ready for the season."
In 75 games last season, Pedroia hit .288/.367/.493 with 12 homers, 41 RBI, and 53...
Doc Rivers was selected by the NBA as the league's Eastern Conference Coach of the Month. San Antonio's Gregg Popovich received the top honors in the Western Conference.
Rivers led the Celtics to a 13-4 mark through November, tied with Orlando for the best record in the conference. The Celtics also recorded two wins over the Miami Heat in much-hyped showdowns and beat Oklahoma City on the road. The Celtics are 7-1 at TD Garden and 7-0 against the rest of the Eastern Conference.
For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.
According to Yahoo! Sports' Tim Brown (via twitter), the Red Sox are "serious" about signing free agent outfielder Carl Crawford. Citing a source within the Red Sox organization, Brown writes that the team has been in Houston meeting with Crawford and his representatives.
Crawford, 29, has spent each of his nine seasons playing for Tampa Bay. Last season, he hit .307/.356./.495 with 19 homers, 90 RBI, and 47 stolen bases. He has 409 career stolen bases.
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Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters in Philadelphia that the status of forwards Marc Savard and Marco Sturm is the "same old," though in speaking about Savard revealed that the center is close to a return.
"He's become almost a day-to-day situation with different reasons for holding him back. I think that decision will hopefully come sooner [rather] than later," Julien said. "We're looking forward to having him in our lineup, and he's looking better every day."
Savard will not play on Wednesday against the Flyers, though the possibility exists that he could play Thursday at home vs. the Lightning or in Toronto on Saturday night.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain how the Patriots held off the Jets, 17-16, Sunday at MetLife Stadium to improve to 12-3 and lock up a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
Greg and Steve give their final thoughts and predictions for what is about to go down at MetLife Stadium today.
Curran calls the guys to discuss the game today and gets into the effect of having no Edelman. He talks about Amendola's role, the Pats running game and more.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
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.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Tom joined the show to discuss the close win over the Jets and Rex Ryan's comments.
Tim Hasselbeck on week 16 in the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins MFB to discuss Jim Harbaugh rumors, Rex Ryan's future, and why the Patriots may be better served by not wraping up the number one seed in the AFC this week
Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
Tim Hasselbeck on week 16 in the NFL.More from this show
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.More from this show