Red Sox manager Terry Francona told reporters prior to Friday night's game in Oakland that left-handed pitcher Felix Doubront did not make the trip to the West Coast, instead remaining in Boston to undergo a number of tests in an effort to determine the source of the discomfort in his clavicle. Thus far, Francona said, tests have come back negative. The Sox will continue to have the 22-year-old see other doctors, including a neurologist, in hopes of determining why he has been unable to return to the hill since an Aug. 31 outing against the Orioles.
"He actually felt better today and yesterday but since we weren’t going to pitch him, we want to eliminate anything. So we had an extensive amount of testing today," said Francona. "Everything came back clean. They checked for a lot of different things. It’s my understanding that they’re just trying to be conscientious."
Doubront is 2-2...
Two of the game's best young righties will be on display Friday night in Oakland when Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz (15-6, 2.25 ERA) squares off against 22-year-old A's pitcher Trevor Cahill (15-6, 2.72). Ryan Kalish will lead off for the Red Sox.
1. Ryan Kalish, CF
2. J.D. Drew, RF
3. Victor Martinez, C
4. David Ortiz, DH
5. Adrian Beltre, 3B
6. Jed Lowrie, SS
7. Josh Reddick, LF
8. Bill Hall, 2B
9. Lars Anderson, 1B
SP -- Clay Buchholz
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Peter Gammons of NESN and the MLB Network joined The Big Show Friday to discuss the future of the Red Sox. With the team a longshot to make the playoffs this season, the attention was turned to the offseason and the free agents the Red Sox could either re-sign or bring in from other clubs. The biggest name on the market figures to be Rays outfielder Carl Crawford, who Gammons believes will end up with the Angels. The Hall-of-Fame baseball analyst went into detail as to why Sox fans shouldn't expect Crawford to play his home games in Fenway Park next season.
"I just don't think that the Red Sox can afford the $140 million for seven years that I think he will cost, particularly when the best guys they have that will be ready by the middle of next year -- [Anthony] Rizzo, [Ryan] Kalish, [Josh] Reddick -- are all left-handed hitters," Gammons said. "Obviously, Crawford is different from any of those guys --...
Defensive linemen Geno Atkins and defensive end Jonathan Fanene are both expected to suit and play Sunday for the Bengals as they visit Gillette for a 1 p.m. season kickoff with the Patriots.
Bengals' Thursday injury report
Did Not Participate in Practice
CB Brandon Ghee (head) Doubtful
WR Andre Caldwell (groin) Questionable
Limited Participation in Practice
HB/FB Brian Leonard (foot) Questionable
Full Participation in Practice
DT Geno Atkins (knee) Probable
DE Jonathan Fanene (hamstring) Probable
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FOXBORO -- Wide receiver Julian Edelman and running back Laurence Maroney are among those Patriots listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium in the 2010 season opener.
Patriots' Thursday injury report
Did Not Participate in Practice
OT Nick Kaczur (back) OUT
CB Terrence Wheatley (foot) OUT
Limited Participation in Practice
WR Julian Edelman (foot) Questionable
RB Laurence Maroney (thigh) Questionable
Full Participation in Practice
CB Kyle Arrington (groin) Questionable
DT Ron Brace (ankle) Probable
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder) Probable
LB Jermaine Cunningham (ankle) Probable
DE Brandon Deaderick (toe) Probable
TE Aaron Hernandez (knee) Probable
DE Myron Pryor (knee) Probable
Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.
Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.
The Sox outfielder joined Dave and Lou after the comeback win, in which he had three hits and knocked in the tying run.
On today's Bradfo Show we talk to Dr Ken Polivy, Spine Surgeon at the Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates, about Shane Victorino's recent back surgery.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Tom Curran on Welker's latest concussion.
Gregg Doyel of CBS joined the show to discuss the future of Wes Welker.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Butch.
Tim is feeling closer God after a rough plane ride. Lou goes to Storyland and barely lives to tell about it. And Christian gets surprised with an early birthday present.
After acquiring Yoenis Cespedes and Rusney Castillo, the Red Sox outfield was considerably upgraded for the 2015 season. But with Miami likely looking to deal Giancarlo Stanton, Lou wants the Sox to go for the best outfield in the majors and says they should trade ANY prospect they have to get him.
In a little over one full season, Wes Welker has already been diagnosed with three concussions. After years of absorbing big hits in NE, many are thinking that Welker should consider retiring. MFB talks about the hit and what the league could do to prevent more concussions.
Dale, Field Yates, and Andy Hart give a brief preview of the AFC East.
Taylor Twellman, who had to end his career early due to concussions, discusses Wes Welker's most recent concussion.
Dale, Andy Hart, and Field Yates react to the Logan Mankins trade.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.
Rob Bradford is joined by Turtleboy of TurtleboySports.com to discuss which current major leaguers might be in line to become Hall of Famers. The duo dive into the difficulties facing the current crop of big leaguers when trying to reach Hall of Fame status.
Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. This Podcast focuses on the High Value Targets you can get in your drafts if you draft smartly. These players can slip to you and make a great impact on your roster as the season moves on. The draft is won in the middle to late rounds when the best upside players are taken. Jim and Pete give you in depth analysis on the High Value Targets to seek along with the Rookies that can make an impact this year. Jim and Pete will be back this Sunday morning too, on-air at WEEI FM 93.7 with even more. Prepare and enjoy!
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