MILWAUKEE -- Red Sox outfielder Josh Reddick had surgery to repair a torn cartilage in his left wrist on Tuesday, according to multiple industry sources. The procedure, which repaired occurred on the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) ligament, was the result of an injury incurred when Reddick was hit by a pitch against against the Rangers on Sept. 3, in a game in which he went 4-for-4. In 17 subsequent games, Reddick hit .240 with a .269 OBP, .380 slugging mark and .649 OPS, and he sat for all but one game in the season's final week.
The surgery was described by one source as "relatively minor." It will require a rehab period of 4-6 weeks, after which Reddick should be able to have a normal offseason entering spring training.
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MILWAUKEE -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington confirmed at the General Managers Meetings that the organization is in the process of restructuring its medical staff. According to sources, part of the reorganization could include the non-renewal of the contract Dr. Thomas Gill to remain as the team's medical director. WEEI's Glenn Ordway tweeted Tuesday, "Major shake-up in Sox medical staff coming. Dr. Thomas Gill OUT as team medical director." ESPNBoston.com reported the Red Sox will be eliminating the position of medical director, but could retain Gill and the Massachusetts General Hospital sports group, with that decision pending.
To date, the Red Sox have not renewed the contract between the team and Massachusetts General Hospital. The contract expires in mid-December.
Gill has served in the position since 2005, having replaced Dr. Bill Morgan. He currently serves on the staff at...
The Patriots announced Tuesday that offensive lineman Marcus Cannon has been activated to the 53-man roster from the reserve/non-football injury list. In addition, the Patriots released safety Ross Ventrone and signed defensive back Malcolm Williams to the practice squad
Cannon, 23, was selected by the Patriots in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft with the 138th selection overall out of Texas Christian University. Cannon, 6-foot-5, 358 pounds, appeared in 49 games at Texas Christian, starting the final 36 contests that he appeared in. He started 24 games at right offensive tackle and 12 on the left side. He moved from right tackle to left tackle as a senior in 2010. Cannon did not allow a sack in his final two seasons.
Ventrone, 25, has spent time on both the practice squad and 53-man roster this season, playing in five games. Ventrone, 5-foot-8, 190 pounds, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of...
MILWAUKEE -- Writing in a text to WEEI.com, Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard passed along his first statement since the Phillies to terms with closer Jonathan Papelbon. Bard wrote: "I'm happy for Pap as he's worked extremely hard for this and he and his family will be missed in Boston."
Bard, who is thought to be a candidate, opted for no further comment until a manager and pitching coach has been named by the Red Sox, citing the continued uncertainty revolving around his role.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said last week that Bard's role has yet to defined, with the possibility of becoming a starter still in play.
"Daniel would embrace more responsibility and is ready for more responsibility, we’re not ready to commit to any role for Daniel or any other member of the bullpen," Cherington stated.
Bard has said in the past that he would be looking forward to either starting or closing....
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday afternoon he expects rookie offensive lineman Marcus Cannon to be activated to the 53-man roster "sometime today." The TCU product, who was taken in the fifth round of the 2011 draft by New England, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma prior to the NFL draft in the spring. As a result, the 23-year-old began the season on the non-football injury list, which forced him to sit out at least the first six weeks of the regular season. He was cleared to practice Oct. 25, and the Patriots had until Tuesday to decide to either put him on the active roster or place him on injured reserve, which would have sidelined him for the remainder of the season. Belichick added that there were no corresponding roster moves to announce at this time. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
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