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06/02/2010 - 6:51pm
Taylor Hall visiting Bruins this weekend
By: DJ Bean

A source has told WEEI.com that Windsor Spitfires left wing Taylor Hall will be in Boston this weekend visiting with the Bruins front office. A group of prospects will be making the trip, though Hall, who tied for the OHL with 106 points and won his second consecutive Memorial Cup MVP last month, will certainly be the most interesting of the bunch for the team.

 

The Bruins hold the second overall pick in this month's NHL Draft. Hall is ranked as the second-best prospect in the draft according to the NHL Central Scouting Bureau and first according to International Scouting Services. For more on the Bruins, check out the Big Bad Blog


06/02/2010 - 6:45pm
Ortiz: Wrist no longer an issue

Speaking prior to the Red Sox' game against Oakland, Wednesday night at Fenway Park, David Ortiz talked about earning the fourth American League Player of the Month award for his career, having been named the AL's best position player in May after hitting .363 with four doubles, 10 homers, 16 runs and 27 RBI.

 

"Good stuff. Good stuff," he said. "I'll try and continue to do that and get a few more."

 

Part of Ortiz' success this season can be traced back to improved health, a fact he noted when talking about the left wrist which hampered him throughout the 2008 season. "My wrist is not a problem. It's back where it used to be," he said. "My wrist is not an issue." 

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06/02/2010 - 5:28pm
Ortiz, Lester AL Player and Pitcher of month

On Wednesday, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and starting pitcher Jon Lester were named the American League Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, for the month of May.

 

Ortiz bounced back from a slow April to produce a brilliant May, hitting .363 (29-80) with four doubles, 10 home runs, 16 runs scored and 27 RBI. His .788 slugging percentage was the best among all Major League players in May, the second month in his career that saw Ortiz notch at least 10 homers, 25 RBI and a .350 batting average (June, 2004.) It is the fourth Player of the Month award for Ortiz, and his first since September 2007.

 

Lester was a perfect 5-0 in May with an ERA of just 1.84. His 45 strikeouts in 44.0 innings pitched topped all Major League pitchers for the month. It is Lester's third Pitcher of the Month honor, his last coming in September of 2008.

 

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06/02/2010 - 5:03pm
Scal on Perkins: 'He won't' pick up 7th T

Celtics forward Brian Scalabrine was a guest of the Big Show on Wednesday. Scalabrine was asked about Kendrick Perkins and the possibility that he would pick up a seventh postseason technical during the NBA finals, which would result in an automatic one-game suspension. 

 

"He won't, he won't, " Scalabrine said. "I like Kendrick Perkins when he has a calm mind. If he has that thing on his mind like 'listen, I gotta remain calm, I gotta remain calm, I gotta remain calm' I think that he plays at another level. I think he finishes better, everything isn't so power-heavy, he uses a little more finesse at the offesnsive end, which I always think would be good for him. Those technicals are never a good thing. He's going to get tangled up with guys and at that point he's got to keep his cool. I think he will do that. I think he knows what's at stake here."

 

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06/02/2010 - 4:48pm
Encouraging news for Cameron

Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron received an encouraging medical report from a specialist who examined his abdomen on Wednesday morning. While the 37-year-old had been experiencing discomfort in the left side of his abdomen (the opposite side from the area where he endured the tear that landed him on the disabled list in April), the doctor with whom he met on Wednesday informed him that he is not dealing with a tear in a different area.

 

"Good update," said manager Terry Francona. "We ruled out any of the things that happened on the other side. There’s certainly some inflammation. It’s actually kind of deep. I think Cam feels a lot better knowing that, when this subsides, and it already is, to the point where he can do everything he wants, he’s not going to hurt himself. Already, you see a little different look in his eyes. That was really good news."

 

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