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12/06/2010 - 10:33pm
Epstein: Sox seek 'complementary' move

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said that, with the team having now acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, the club is focused primarily on bullpen help, while also exploring the possibility of adding a right-handed hitter and/or an outfielder. But whereas the Sox were connected for much of the offseason to both Jayson Werth (before he signed with the Nationals in a seven-year, $126 million deal that shocked the industry) and Carl Crawford, Epstein suggested that if the Sox do anything, it may be simply for a "complementary" player.

 

"There’s been a lot of talk about our outfield and we’ve talked about it internally," said Epstein. "I feel like if we brought back the same group, we’d be OK.

 

"There’s some benefit to bringing the right player into the mix for a couple of different reasons. It might allow us some time for some of our...

12/06/2010 - 7:11pm
Pats-Jets inactives: Wright, Wilhite out

FOXBORO -- All three questionable players on the Patriots injury list have been placed on the inactive list tonight and will not play against the Jets. 

 

Mike Wright (neck/concussion), Myron Pryor (back) and Jonathan Wilhite (hip) will miss the game as will RB Thomas Clayton, OL Mark LeVoir, DE Eric Moore, OL Rich Ohrnberger and WR Taylor Price. Wright is missing his second straight game while Pryor - injured against the Browns on Nov. 7 - will miss his fourth straight game.

 

The Jets inactives are: OLB J. Westerman, OL V. Ducasse, TE M. Mulligan, TE J. Cumberland, WR L. Coles, DT M. Dixon, DL M. Kroul and Kellen Clemens will be the third quarterback. 

 

For complete coverage, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is


12/06/2010 - 6:34pm
Broncos fire ex-Pats assistant McDaniels

Former Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was fired by the Broncos Monday less than two seasons into his tenure as head coach. The team announced the decision via its Twitter feed. McDaniels won his first six games as Broncos coach, but the team went 2-8 to finish the 2009 season and was 3-9 this season culminating in a loss to the Chiefs, Sunday.

 

McDaniels served as a Patriots assistant coach from 2001-08 and was the team's offensive coordinator his last three seasons in New England. Under McDaniels, the Patriots set numerous offensive records in 2007 and was he credited with helping Matt Cassel have a succcessful year replacing an injured Tom Brady.

 

For more Patriots news, visit the team page at weei.com/patriots


12/06/2010 - 4:40pm
Bruins send Caron to Providence

Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced Tuesday afternoon that the team had assigned Jordan Caron to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.

In his first pro season, the forward made the Bruins roster out of training camp. The 20-year-old has appeared in 20 games for the B's, recording three goals and four assists. Caron was a healthy scratch for the last two games.

The Sayabec, Quebec native was selected by the Bruins in the first round (25th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

For more Bruins coverage, visit weei.com/bruins.


12/06/2010 - 3:40pm
Outfield not a consideration for Youkilis

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- While there had been some speculation that the Red Sox might consider a move of Kevin Youkilis to the outfield in order to make a run at re-signing Adrian Beltre, multiple baseball sources say that the team would not entertain such a possibility. Instead, Youkilis -- who has spent this offseason working out at third base, and continues to recover well from the surgery to repair the adductor muscle on his hand -- will shift from first to third to accommodate first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who was acquired from the Padres on Monday. That, in turn, would seem to spell the end of Beltre's time with the Red Sox.

 

For more Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


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