Multiple Red Sox sources said on Tuesday night that no decision has been made regarding the next step for left-hander Andrew Miller, with one suggesting instead that "everything is open" until the team and pitcher sit down to discuss his future with the organization on Wednesday.
Miller, who struck out 10 and walked one in 5 1/3 innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, has an opt-out in his minor league contract if he is not called up by tomorrow. However, sources indicate that the Sox are unlikely to let the situation come to that, and that they plan on talking with the pitcher about how to continue what both sides have referred to as a "partnership" beyond the opt-out date -- whether in the majors or minors. A left-hander with a history of control troubles, Miller has been dominant while attacking the strike zone of late, striking out 26 and walking three hitters in his last 25 1/3 innings, spanning four starts.
Discussions regarding a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL owners and players are estimated to be 80-85 percent of the way done, according to Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com. Freeman's report includes a quote from one source that says that at this point, it would be "very difficult" to screw things up. Several reports indicated that the owners and players are meeting this week in suburban Washington, D.C., in the latest attempt to bring a resolution to the longest work stoppage in NFL history. For more NFL news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Rays starter James Shields tossed a complete-game shutout, permitting just five hits and needing just 110 pitches to hold a Red Sox lineup that had been the hottest in baseball scoreless in a 4-0 victory for Tampa Bay. The Sox' nine-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt.
Sox starter Tim Wakefield was nearly Shields' match, working seven innings and allowing just two runs (one earned) on four hits. But with Shields proving little short of dominant in dropping his ERA to 2.60 for the year, Justin Ruggiano's solo homer in the fifth and another manufactured run (on two walks, a groundout and two passed balls) proved enough. The Rays would add a pair of insurance runs in the eighth against relievers Tommy Hottovy and Alfredo Aceves.
Carl Crawford, in his first game back in Tampa Bay since leaving the Rays as a free agent, went 0-for-3 with a bases-loaded, two-out groundout and a strikeout. Crawford was initially booed by his former home fans as he...
Left-hander Andrew Miller allowed one run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings, striking out a season-high 10 and walking just one batter for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. Miller threw 96 pitches in lowering his ERA for the year to 2.47.
The start came one day before a June 15 opt-out in the minor league deal that Miller signed with the Red Sox this offseason. The 26-year-old left-hander will meet with GM Theo Epstein on Wednesday to determine the next step in his season with the Sox. While he likely would have opportunities to enter a major league starting rotation if he exercised the opt-out and became a free agent, Miller and the Sox have been operating in what both sides have called an unusual partnership meant to serve the long-term interests of both sides. And while Miller has the June 15 opt-out, there is also a second opt-out clause in his contract, giving him the right to become a free agent if not in the majors on Aug. 5.
Miller has been...
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The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
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