ARLINGTON, Texas -- After the Red Sox' 11-5 win over the Rangers, Sox manager Terry Francona said that David Ortiz will be in the lineup Wednesday and was available for action Tuesday night if needed after being cleared by the team's medical staff.
Prior to the Sox' win, Ortiz executed five minutes worth of jogging and sprints on his injured right heel (bursitis), reporting no problems.
"I can be in the lineup right now. I can’t be watching this [stuff] no more," said Ortiz, who has been out of the lineup since Aug. 16. "But yeah, I’ve got to listen to what the doctor says because, I think, just stay on top of everything they tell me. This is something, if you don’t do things exactly the way they say, it can catch up with you later on, so I don’t want to be stupid."
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Jacoby Ellsbury is set to return to the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday after missing the previous three games due to a contusion from a pitch that hit him on the upper back. In his absence, the Sox went 1-2, scoring 10 runs in three games, most recently suffering a 4-0 shutout loss to C.J. Wilson and the Rangers on Monday night.
Now, the Sox will seek their first win of the season at The Ballpark in Arlington. The team is 0-4 there in 2011, and 2-11 dating to the 2009 season.
David Ortiz remains out, with rookie Ryan Lavarnway once again serving as the DH. He will bat eighth against right-hander Colby Lewis, while Josh Reddick will bat fifth and Carl Crawford will hit seventh. For complete matchup information for the pairing of Lewis against Sox starter John Lackey, visit the Full Count blog. For comprehensive...
Left-handed pitcher Randy Williams, who was designated for assignment on Thursday in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Ryan Lavarnway, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Williams, 35, was 0-1 with a 6.48 ERA, six strikeouts and five walks in seven games spanning 8 1/3 innings for the Red Sox. He has a 1.44 ERA, 29 strikeouts and 11 walks in 22 games (25 innings) in Triple-A.
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Buster Olney of ESPN was a guest of the Mut & Merloni show on Tuesday and was asked if the Sox might make a deal before the August 31 waiver deadline, specifically one that might include a right-handed hitting outfielder.
"It doesn't seem that there is going to be a right-handed bat," Olney said. "Jim Thome is on the waiver wire, that type of guy. You'll see more right-handed hitters. Jason Kubel is on the waiver wire, he obviously could be someone who could fill in at right field. But here's the thing: If anybody is any good they are not going to reach the Red Sox or the Yankees on the waiver wire. I really don't think they'll be able to get help. I'll tell you this: Conor Jackson of Oakland has cleared waivers. The Red Sox and Oakland have had conversations about Conor Jackson but it feels like that it's a situation where Oakland isn't going to give him away and the Red Sox probably aren't going to give up anything that big because it...
FOXBORO -- One day after pleading out his simple assault case in Washington, D.C., star defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth returned to full Patriots practice in pads on Tuesday outside Gillette Stadium. It marks the first time since Aug. 4 that Haynesworth has been in pads and officially part of practice. He attended but just watched a walk-through on Saturday.
Coach Bill Belichick indicated Monday afternoon on WEEI's "Big Show" that there is the possibility that Haynesworth could play in his first preseason game this Saturday against the Lions at Ford Field in Detroit.
Also returning to practice were running back Danny Woodhead and linebacker Gary Guyton. Woodhead took a vicious head shot in the fourth quarter from Devin Holland while covering a punt and missed Monday's padded practice. Nate Solder, who was spotted in the locker room during media availability earlier in the day, was not at practice. Also missing were Leigh...
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with Chandler Jones after the Pats moved to 10-0. Plus a special brief appearance by Damion Easley.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
The stove is hot. Mut, Bradford and Tomase are talking about the reports of David Ortiz’ retirement announcement, as well as their thoughts on the trade the Red Sox made for closer Craig Kimbrel
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird are live at TD Garden after the Bruins 2-0 win over Toronto on Saturday night. The guys discuss the first two-game home winning streak of the season and what it means.
Kirk needs his some baked ziti.
The top stories of the day.
We remember Tiger's Thanksgiving many years ago.
LB came in the studio in between segments, and got Christian in a funny mood. His abilities to pronounced foreign names was put to the test. For the most part, he failed.
Before Monday night's game against the Patriots, Rex Ryan invited Ray Lewis to give the Bills a pregame "pump-up" speech.
Glenn and Christian kick off the show playing some of the audio of Christian's call to a Vegan hotline last year around this time, and then the conversation turned to the importance of a 16-0 season now that big injuries have decimated the skill positions.
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Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak to Peter King of MMQB/SI.
Mikey, Mut and Villani are talking about the NFL's version of a run-on sentence, Ray Lewis. More specifically his comments regarding Bill Belichick, Rex Ryan, Tom Brady, and Cam Newton.
Buck and Soog talk about Ronda Rousey's loss, the state of the UFC and favorite things about Thanksgiving.