NEW YORK -- Major league sources have confirmed to WEEI.com that the Red Sox have signed veteran Carlos Delgado to a minor-league contract.
The story was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com.
Under the terms of the deal, Delgado will earn $20,000 a month in the minors and a pro-rated portion of $3 million in the majors. If he is not on the Red Sox by September 1, he can become a free agent.
Delgado has not played this season and participated in only 29 games last year with the Mets, hitting .298/.393/.521 with four homers and 23 RBI. A two-time All-Star, his 473 career home runs rank 30th all-time.
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Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the lineup for the Red Sox on Saturday for the second-game of the four-game set vs. the Yankees. Ellsbury is 0-for-10 since his return to the club on August 4. Darnell McDonald will start in center field for the Sox, who send John Lackey to the hill against CC Sabathia.
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According to a tweet from Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth passed the club's conditioning test on Saturday.
Haynesworth had been unable to practice since camp opened for the Redskins last week due to his inability to pass the test, failing multiple times. He had an MRI taken on Thursday on his left knee, but the results showed no structural damage.
The test consists of two 300-yard runs, the first of which must be completed in under 70 seconds, the second in under 73 seconds. There is a three and a half minute break between the two runs.
Haynesworth was the only Redskins player required to take the test, due to skipping the team's offseason conditioning program. The two-time All-Pro did not attend offseason programs because he was unhappy with the Redskins switch to a 3-4 defense....
LOWELL -- Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas spoke for the first time this offseason at Milan Lucic's Rock and Jock softball game. The subject of trade rumors given the $5 million cap hit his contract calls for in each of the next three seasons, Thomas denied waiving his no-trade clause to facilitate a deal in June. In fact, he said there has been no contact between he and the Bruins.
“I haven’t talked to the team at all, except for the physical therapist that I’m dealing with in recovering from my surgery,” Thomas said.
Thomas is 11 weeks into a 12-week recovery from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. He told Matt Kalman of The Bruins Blog that he is not upset with the team and that much of the speculation involving him this offseason has been untrue.
“There’s so many little pieces of misinformation that I’m not even going to waste my...
The Patriots announced Friday night they have signed safety Josh Barrett and released running back Thomas Clayton. Here's the complete statement from the team on the transaction:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots claimed and were awarded S Josh Barrett off waivers from the Denver Broncos today. In addition, the Patriots released RB Thomas Clayton.
Barrett, a 6-2, 225 pounds safety from Arizona State, originally was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He has played in 20 games with three starts during his two seasons in the NFL and has totaled 25 tackles on defense and 13 tackles on special teams. Last season, he appeared in 14 games and finished with two tackles on defense and eight special teams tackles.
Clayton, a 5-11, 222 pound running back from Kansas State, was signed by the Patriots on June 11, 2010. He originally was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Texas Rangers General Manager, Jon Daniels, joins Rob Bradford and Alex Speier to discuss the upcoming trade deadline.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.
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Dino, Meter and Kirk discuss the light punishment given to Ray Rice by the NFL.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to talk about David Ortiz, the struggles of Dustin Pedroia, and the Jon Lester contract.
Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
Given the recent Ray Rice suspension, many people are comparing it to Josh Gordon getting suspended for repeated drug abuse. Tim Benz doesn't think this is a fair comparison. He explains why.
We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.
We discuss the suspension of Ray Rice, and how the act he committed certainly seemed like it warranted a harsher penalty from the strict front office of Roger Goodell.
We tackle four topics, all sparked by our interest in the story about the Browns fan peeing on Art Modell's grave this past week.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.
With Training Camp starting this Thursday and the August Draft Season inching closer, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are ramping up the Fantasy Football content to meet the demand! Today’s podcast gives an in depth look at Pete’s Top 50 Wide Receivers Article that is LIVE on WEEI.com right now. Pete breaks down the receivers by Tiers and the podcast gives full analysis of those Tiers and the players who occupy these spots and why. Get prepared for your drafts and enjoy!
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