PORTLAND, Maine -- Making his first rehab appearance with Double-A Portland, Carl Crawford (left elbow) finished his night going 1-for-2 with two walks. He flew out to left field and beat out a slow roller to second base for his hit.
Crawford, who also stole third and scored a run, saw a total of 22 pitches.
The outfielder received a scare in his second at-bat when he fouled a ball off his right knee, dropping to the ground and staying there for a few minutes. But after being tended to by the Sea Dogs medical staff, Crawford stayed in the game and showed no ill effects the rest of the way.
"It’s one of those things where you’ll know tomorrow how it feels. Right now it’s not as bad as it looked. It’s not too bad right now," said Crawford, who explained the ball hit off the top of his knee, then hitting his shin. "I just hoped I hadn’t broken it. I hit it so hard, at the time I was just hoping...
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told reporters in Oakland that right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka would be placed on the disabled list after suffering a recurrence of the discomfort in his right trapezius muscle at the base of the neck. Matsuzaka allowed five runs while recording just three outs on Monday night, inflating his ERA after five starts to 6.65. He is 0-3 for the year.
With Matsuzaka heading to the DL at a time when Will Middlebrooks has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, the Red Sox will add a right-handed bat to their bench by calling up Mauro Gomez from Triple-A Pawtucket. Gomez was 0-for-2 in the majors this year, but he's been one of the top hitters in the Triple-A International League all year. The 27-year-old is hitting .311 with a .366 OBP, a .614 slugging mark, a .980 OPS and 19 homers in 72 games.
Meanwhile, an industry source confirmed that the Red Sox plan to call up Justin Germano on Wednesday. The right-hander had...
The Red Sox announced via press release that they have reached a contract termination settlement with right-handed pitcher Bobby Jenks and have placed him on unconditional release waivers. Thus ends an ill-fated relationship that commenced when Jenks signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Sox after the 2010 season.
The former White Sox closer threw just 15 2/3 innings for the Sox last year, going 2-2 with a 6.32 ERA and 17 strikeouts and 13 walks. He suffered a host of injuries, first to his forearm and then to his back, and ultimately, his 2011 season was ended when a pulmonary embolism was discovered, requiring blood thinners. Jenks ultimately required back surgery in the offseason once his medication permitted it, but there was an issue with the initial procedure that required a second surgery to be performed in January and that ensured that Jenks would be unavailable for much of the year.
Though he was not able to take part in baseball...
Yahoo's Marc Spears has the scoop that the Celtics have reached an agreement with free agent Jason Terry from the Mavericks for what would likely be the full mid-level exception. Spears notes the deal will be for three years. Signings can't be official until July 11 when the league completes its audit, so all agreements are verbal.
Terry will be 35 when the season starts, but he's been a durable and effective player throughout his 13-year career. He's missed just 16 games over the past five seasons and is a proven playoff performer.
Despite shooting 43 percent from the floor last season, Terry still averaged 15.1 points per page off the Mavericks' bench and he knocked down 38 percent of his 3-pointers. If the Celtics use the full mid-level exception -- starting at $5 million annually -- they would have to stay below the luxury tax "apron" of $74...
Through a press release, the Celtics announced the signing of their three selections from the 2012 NBA draft: first-rounders Jared Sullinger (No. 21 overall pick) and Fab Melo (No. 22) and second-rounder Kris Joseph (No. 51). Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
From the release:
Sullinger, a 6-foot-9 forward, was taken with the 21st pick in the first round. The native of Columbus, OH was a consensus First Team All-American, Wooden Award finalist and First Team All-Big 10 Selection in each of his two seasons at Ohio State. He also was named the 2011 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Sullinger posted the third-most points (1,282) over his first two seasons at Ohio State behind Jerry Lucas (1,381) and Michael Redd (1,361). Sullinger also earned National Freshman of the Year honors from the Sporting News and the Wayman Tisdale Award from the USBWA. He averaged 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds this past season in helping the Buckeyes get to the...
The boys get into the media and how they cover the Pats. It's not always easy covering Belichick and a team that will not give any substance to reporters, but things could be worse.
The guys discuss the upcoming week for the Patriots with the Bills coming to town.
Curran joins the boys live in studio to discuss the future of the QB position in New England.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Mike Lombardi discussed Bill O'Brien's tough night and Bill Belichick's approach to dealing with injured players.
In the final hour of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk heard from some drunk callers to the Real Postgame Show and discussed how the Sox fared head to head against the Patriots last night on TV.
In hour three of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk discussed the Pats win and took calls on Brady vs. Jimmy G.
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian. He talked about playing against Brock Osweiler, and the team's mindset at 3-0.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are joined by Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk. He thinks Brady will eventually win out over Garoppolo, and Rex Ryan will be out of a job soon.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the surging Sox and their new mission of Playoff positioning.
We check in with the playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin breaks down the Pats win over the Texans and whether or not he'll be changing those Lombardi trophies.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
Lucy Burdge is in to host the second edition of the K&C Recap pod with producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis, but they don't get far as Kirk Minihane hijacks the program to dish on the show hosts and to blast Curtis.
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