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08/24/2010 - 10:12pm
Yankees bump Vazquez from rotation

On Tuesday Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced that Javier Vazquez -- 0-2 with a 7.43 ERA in his last five stars -- has lost his spot in the starting rotation.

 

The veteran right-hander will miss at least one turn through the rotation, as rookie Ivan Nova will pitch in Vazquez's place Sunday vs. the White Sox. Nova allowed two runs on six hits in 5.1 innings in his major league debut vs. Toronto on Monday night.

 

"Nova threw, we thought, pretty well [Monday] night, and we think his stuff is even better than what he showed," Girardi said. "The last time we skipped Javy a start, it kind of really kick-started him. I'm not saying what we'll do after Sunday, but maybe this will help him physically."

 

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08/24/2010 - 8:02pm
First-rounder Vitek promoted to Greenville

Red Sox first-round draft pick Kolbrin Vitek was notified on Tuesday that he has been promoted from Lowell of the Short-Season New York-Penn League to Greenville of the Single-A South Atlantic League. Vitek was hitting .270 with a .360 OBP, .422 slugging percentage and .781 OPS, along with four homers and 13 steals in 56 games. He had shown a performance uptick this month, hitting .286/.365/.536/.901 while mashing three homers in August. He will join Greenville on their off-day on Wednesday.

  

Vitek, the MAC player of the year in 2010, shows advanced plate discipline and generates tremendous bat speed with a compact swing. Right now, he’s a gap-to-gap hitter, with the chance to develop into more.

 

“The thing that separates him from the average college hitter is he’s able to generate bat speed with a very balanced approach,” said Greg Beals, who coached Vitek at Ball State. “The thing...

08/24/2010 - 7:29pm
Red Sox, Mariners rained out
By: DJ Bean

Tuesday night's game between the Red Sox and Mariners has been rained out, with the teams now scheduled for a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday. 

The first game of the doubleheader will be at 1:35 p.m., the time of the teams' originally scheduled game, with the night game being played at 7:10 p.m. Josh Beckett will take the mound for the Red Sox vs. former Boston sinker-baller David Pauley in the opener, with Jon Lester facing Felix Hernandez in the second game.


08/24/2010 - 5:51pm
Pats' Weston clears waivers, placed on IR

The Patriots announced Tuesday afternoon that rookie defensive lineman Kade Weston had cleared waivers and would be placed on the Patriots' injured reserve list for the 2010 season. A seventh-round pick of the Patriots out of the University of Georgia, Weston has struggled to stay on the field since he was drafted this past spring — the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder had a problem reporting to Foxboro because of a work visa issue (he was born in Trinidad & Tobago), and when he did arrive, he opened camp on the physically unable to perform list. Weston had 78 career tackles and four sacks in his collegiate career with the Bulldogs, with his finest season coming as a senior when he started nine games and finished with 28 tackles and two sacks. For more Patriots news, check out the team page at WEEI.com.


08/24/2010 - 5:37pm
Papelbon on Damon: 'Why not stay?'

Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon was deferential when asked about former teammate Johnny Damon's statement that he plans to exercise his no-trade clause to remain with the Tigers after the Red Sox were awarded a waiver claim of the outfielder on Monday. Papelbon suggested that such matters are deeply personal and that a player cannot be faulted for a decision to stay in a place where he is happy.

 

“I think it’s a personal decision for him. I think he’s going to do whatever best suits him and his family. I wish nothing but the best for him,” said Papelbon. “When you’re in a position and in a city and in a place where you want to be and a place where you’re happy, I find no real reason for leaving that. I know Johnny’s going to do whatever is best for him and his family. I’ve always admired Johnny since I came here in ’05. He was one of the players who kind of took me under his...

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