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04/27/2012 - 5:15pm
Sox activate Hill, send down Thomas

CHICAGO -- The Red Sox are activating Rich Hill from the disabled list for Friday's game against the White Sox, as the left-hander is ready to return to the majors less than 11 months removed from suffering a torn ulnar collateral ligament that required Tommy John surgery last June. Hill has enjoyed tremendous success during his rehab assignment in April, striking out 18 and walking just two while allowing five hits and two runs in nine innings at three different stops (Single-A Greenville, High-A Salem and Triple-A Pawtucket). Most recently, he addressed a final checkbox in his rehab assignment by appearing in back-to-back games in Pawtucket, notching a pair of strikeouts in a perfect inning on Wednesday.

Since signing initially with the Sox as a minor league free agent in 2010, Hill has made 15 big league appearances (six in 2010, nine in 2011) with the Sox without permitting a run, striking out 15 and walking four in 12 innings. He holds the record...

04/27/2012 - 4:43pm
Celtics have consecutive picks in draft

At long last we will be able to close the door on the trade that sent Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City. The Celtics will have the 22nd pick in this year's draft that originally belonged to the Clippers and was packaged by the Thunder in last year's trade that sent Perkins and Nate Robinson to Oklahoma City for Nenad Krstic and Jeff Green.

The Celtics will also have their own pick at No. 21, giving them back-to-back selections in what is considered a draft that is short on star power, but deep in potential contributors. The pick from the Clippers carried top-10 protection through 2016, but that became moot after they acquired Chris Paul and emerged as a playoff team in the Western Conference. The Clippers won a tiebreaker with the Hawks for the 22nd pick.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


04/27/2012 - 4:28pm
Lineup: Ross, McDonald back in for Sox

CHICAGO -- After getting a game off due to a sore knee, Cody Ross returns to the lineup as the Red Sox face White Sox' left-hander John Danks Friday night.

Few members of the Red Sox have had success against Danks, who is coming off a six-inning, four-run outing against the Mariners. Five Sox in the starting lineup have batting averages under .200, with only Mike Aviles (3-for-9) hitting over .300.

Here is the Sox' lineup:

Mike Aviles SS

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Kevin Youkilis DH

Cody Ross RF

Kelly Shoppach C

Darnell McDonald LF

Marlon Byrd CF

For all the matchups, including how the White Sox have fared against Sox starter Daniel Bard, click here.

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at ...

04/27/2012 - 3:48pm
RFA Rask wants to stay with Bruins
By: DJ Bean

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask said Friday that he hopes to sign a long term deal with the team this offseason. A restricted free agent, Rask could refuse to sign with the team and force his way out of town, but the 25-year-old netminder said his plan is to stay. 

"I think you guys know the answer to that question," he said. "I've always said that I like it here and I want to come back, so that's about it."

Furthermore, Rask said that he wouldn't require the Bruins to give him the starting job in order for him to return. Asked whether he'd still sign if the team planned on keeping Tim Thomas as the starter, Rask said he would.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli, meanwhile, said that he is "not inclined" to trade either one of his goalies this offseason. Rask and the Bruins have yet to begin negotiating. 

"I think there's a clear plan," Rask said. "I think everybody's been...

04/27/2012 - 2:29pm
Youkilis scratched due to back tightness

CHICAGO -- Kevin Youkilis was scratched just before Sunday's series finale between the Red Sox and White Sox due to what was being classified as left, lower back tightness.

Youkilis was hitting .272 (with a grand slam) on the current road trip, was slated to hit sixth against White Sox starter Gavin Floyd. He was replaced in the lineup by Nick Punto, who made his first start since April 16.

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


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