According to a major league source, Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey is dealing with right thumb soreness that could result in a season-opening stint on the disabled list. The Red Sox are still gathering information on the injury as they determine how to proceed with the pitcher.
UPDATE: Bailey, who was in the Red Sox dugout during Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins, will fly to Boston on Monday to have his thumb examined. The Red Sox, manager Bobby Valentine told reporters, do not know how the pitcher incurred the injury.
The right-hander has pitched in six Grapefruit League games this spring, most recently on March 25, allowing three runs in six innings while striking out seven and walking two. He most recently pitched in a competitive environment on March 28, logging 1 2/3 innings in a minor league game. At that time, Bailey told reporters he was "ready to roll" for the April 5 season opener in Detroit, but...
The Red Sox optioned catcher Ryan Lavarnway to Triple-A Pawtucket. The 24-year-old had a very strong spring, hitting .429 with a .488 OBP, .486 slugging mark and .974 OPS in 20 games (35 at-bats), but with both Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Kelly Shoppach on the big league roster, the Sox were in position to send Lavarnway back to Pawtucket to complete his minor league seasoning.
Last season, Lavarnway blasted 32 homers between Double-A and Triple-A, and he hit .231 with a .738 OPS and two homers in 17 games in the big leagues at the end of the season.
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After a month of spring training games to make their decision, the Red Sox informed Felix Doubront and Daniel Bard that they will be the team's fourth and fifth starters to open the season. Doubront will get the ball in the team's fourth game on April 9, with Bard claiming the fifth starter spot.
The Sox whittled a field of seven candidates at the start of spring -- Alfredo Aceves, Daniel Bard, Aaron Cook, Doubront, Andrew Miller, Vicente Padilla and Carlos Silva -- to four final candidates in Aceves, Bard, Cook and Doubront. However, none of those four candidates fell from contention, leading the Sox to use almost the entire Grapefruit League schedule to determine how to proceed.
"Usually they'll kind of separate themselves by now, which really hasn't happened," McClure told WEEI.com recently. "They'...
Kansas University will chase its second title in five years, as the Jayhawks erased a 13-point deficit Saturday night to claim a late 64-62 victory over Ohio State in the Final Four in New Orleans. The Jayhawks' comeback was the product of an impressively balanced offense, with forward Thomas Robinson leading the way with 19 points, guard Travis Relaford pouring in 15, guard Tyshawn Taylor producing 10 points and nine assists and guard Elijah Johnson scoring 13 and hauling in 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, 7-footer Jeff Withey set a Final Four record by blocking seven shots.
Ohio State dominated the first half, carrying as much as a 13-point lead before closing the first period with a 34-25 advantage. Kansas roared back in the second half, tying the score with just over 14 minutes remaining. From there, it was a back-and-forth game, with Ohio State claiming as much as a six-point lead but ultimately getting outscored by Kansas, 15-7, over the final 5:22. During...
For the first time since 1998, Kentucky is going to the national championship game. The Wildcats got the better of their in-state rivals, Louisville, 69-61, in the first game of Saturday's Final Four in New Orleans and will play the winner of Kansas-Ohio State on Monday night.
Kentucky controlled the game early and jumped out to a 22-12 lead, but the Cardinals stayed close despite shooting 34 percent thanks to 17 offensive rebounds. Down by seven points at the half, Louisville tied the game, 49-49 on a Peyton Siva 3-pointer with 9:12 left in the game, but the Wildcats held the Cardinals without a field goal for more than six minutes.
Louisville made one last run to close within five points with just over a minute to go, but Kentucky's Anthony Davis put an exclamation point on the victory with a one-handed alley-oop slam. Davis, who will almost certainly be the top pick in this summer's NBA draft, scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds and five...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.
Mut recaps the Sox 3-1 loss in the series opener against the White Sox.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Who would you like to see in Dino's chair, Gary or Mut?
The debate heats up as the discussion turns towards O.J. Simpson
On a Friday edition of Headlines, Gary presents us with some thrilling erotica talk.
Jackie MacMullen talks about Jaylen Brown, the Celtics thought process, and what may happen in Free Agency.
Glenn and Christian discuss last night's underwhelming draft by the Celtics
Dale Holley and Thornton talk NBA draft.
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Laroy Streat comes back at it again! Talking the Celtics Draft and his take on the Celtics 3rd Draft pick. Catch Laroy every friday with the Dale & Holley Show 5:45- 6PM.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
This week we look back at the US Open.
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