The agent for Red Sox outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin confirmed to Focus Taiwan that his client has been called up to the Red Sox' major league team in the aftermath of Jacoby Ellsbury's shoulder injury. Teh-Lun Chen described Lin as "excited and nervous" for his initial taste of the big leagues.
In 91 Triple-A games in 2011 and 2012, Lin has hit .230 with a .322 OBP, .296 slugging mark and .618 OPS. While his ability to hit advanced pitching at the upper levels has not been proven, he is an excellent defender and has speed on the bases, and so he will help the versatility of the Red Sox bench.
Lin, 23, will become the eighth Taiwanese national to play in the big leagues, and the third position player.
For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.
According to an industry source with knowledge of the situation, Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury likely suffered a dislocation or subluxation of his right shoulder on a play at second base in which Rays shortstop Reid Brignac's knee drove into his back. Ellsbury immediately grabbed for his right shoulder, and after being seen by a Red Sox team trainer, he was removed from the game, walking off the field with his right arm pinned to his chest. Third baseman Kevin Youkilis said that Ellsbury informed the team that "it felt like something moved a little bit."
Ellsbury's condition was announced by the Sox as a right shoulder injury, with Ellsbury being sent to Mass General for further testing. While the results of those tests have not yet been announced, the source confirmed that Ellsbury likely suffered a dislocation or subluxation in which the shoulder slipped out of the joint. With such a diagnosis, Ellsbury would be expected to be...
The Celtics jumped out to a nice lead against the Raptors on Friday night and everything seemed fine. Coach Doc Rivers was able to empty out his bench and play some of the deep reserves significant minutes. When the starters came back in, however, they left their games on the bench. They were outscored 27-11 in a brutal third quarter and couldn't close the gap in a terrible 84-79 loss. Toronto, who was starting two players recently called up from the D-League, shot just 35 percent and still got the win.
The Celtics were able to pull within a point with less than a minute remaining on two separate occasions, but DeMar DeRozan made all four of his free throw attempts and was 13-for-13 from the line. A Paul Pierce 3-pointer that could have tied the game was forced and missed badly. (Boston was 4-for-19 from 3-point range).
While the Celtics were getting beat, the Hawks crushed Orlando giving Atlanta a one-game lead in the race for homeport advantage...
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, who was still awaiting word about the extent of the injury to outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury's shoulder, said that the team would call up an outfielder for Saturday's game in light of the loss (as of now, of undetermined length) of the runner-up in last year's AL MVP balloting.
"I'm preparing for someone to get here [Saturday]," Valentine said of the team's need to address its outfield depth.
That move is made easier by Valentine's suggestion after Friday's game that the Sox, with starter Josh Beckett having emerged healthy from his first two starts of the year, can afford to trim their pitching staff from 13 to 12 players. Even so, given the gruesome nature of Ellsbury's shoulder injury, it would come as little surprise if he landed on the disabled list.
Either way, the Sox will need outfield depth reinforcements. That being the case, it was noteworthy that the Sox scratched Che-Hsuan Lin just...
Free-agent linebacker Gary Guyton has signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins, according to a league source. The 26-year-old Guyton played the last four seasons with the Patriots, and has started 32 games with 229 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks over the course of his career with New England. A 6-foot-3, 245-pound inside linebacker known for his speed, he started every game for the Patriots in 2009 and finished with a career-high 85 tackles that season. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
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 Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.
Red Sox Starting Pitcher Steven Wright joins Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron to discuss pitching the knuckler in adverse conditions, his journey through MLB, and his All-Star experience.
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.
Former rock jock Gary Tanguay channels his radio past to attempt to "hit the post" of several classic soft rock favorites as Minihane eggs him on.
Somewhat reluctantly, Kirk and Gary take calls on who would start a one-game playoff for the Red Sox right now between Steven Wright, Rick Porcello and David Price
The 8am hour stays off the rails with Kirk and Gary discussing Ken the producer's sex life and how attractive women find them
Acronyms abound, as Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron discuss the MLB Hall of Fame, and PED's. Also, is David Ortiz a Hall of Famer?
Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron discuss Clay Buchholz' current state of limbo.
With less than a week before camp opens up, we discuss some Patriots on a day that just feels like NFL training camp weather.
We talk Sox on a hot summer Friday, and how John Farrell is in a no-win situation with some fans despite the team's performance.
In honor of the passing of coach Dennis Green, we present four of the best NFL Coaching rants (during press conferences) of all time.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.
Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
This week we look back at the Open Championship.
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back right on time for the start of the NFL and Fantasy Football pre-draft season. Topics of the day include some news around the league centering on the suspension of Le’Veon Bell, bad news swirling around Ezekiel Elliot and the passing of Coach Dennis Green. Then it’s into the fun stuff featuring conversation about the Patriots Offense with the additions of Martellus Bennett and Chris Hogan and a first look at the Top 12 Wide Receivers heading into Training Camp. It’s time to gear up for Fantasy Football people, giddy up!
After a few callers argue with Kirk and Gerry about racial profiling in America, the guys get to WEEI's Michael Holley disagreeing with Callahan on the inclusion of Michael Brown into recent examples of tragic deaths of blacks in America.More from this show
Glenn, Lou, and Christian examine the latest Pitcher rumored to be on the Sox' radar.More from this show
Dale, Michael and Jerry talk about the end of it all... Tom Brady will not seek a higher appeal of the US District Court's decision.More from this show
Gerry, Mut and Kirk dig back into the Melania Trump speech on night one of the RNC and discuss how the Trump team will and should handle things going forward.More from this show
ESPN analyst, Stephen A. Smith joins to the show to defend his comments that Tom Brady shouldn’t be fighting to the Supreme Court. Glenn, Lou, and Christian demand Stephen explain his reasoning behind calling Brady, “uppity.”More from this show