The Red Sox announced that they have acquired lefthanded pitcher Andrew Miller from the Marlins in exchange for Dustin Richardson. Miller was at one time a highly-regarded prospect, who was drafted sixth overall by the Tigers out of the University of North Carolina in 2006. He was later traded to the Marlins with Cameron Maybin for Miguel Cabrera.
The 6-foot-7 Miller made his big league debut a few months after being drafted, but he has struggled to stay in the majors. He appeared in only nine games last season with the Marlins, making seven starts, and posted an 8.54 ERA. Richardson pitched in 26 games out of the bullpen for the Sox, but walked 14 batters in 13 innings.
For more Red Sox news, visit the team page at weei.com/redsox.
Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith will miss his third straight game Sunday night with a triceps injury while another defensive end - Brett Keisel - and left guard Chris Kemoeatu are doubtful with hamstring and knee injuries, respectively.
Steelers Injury Report for Friday:
Did Not Participate
DE Brett Keisel (hamstring) Doubtful
G Chris Kemoeatu (knee/ankle) Doubtful
DE Aaron Smith (triceps) OUT
TE Heath Miller (knee) Probable
RB Mewelde Moore (concussion) Probable
S Will Allen (concussion/illness) Probable
RB Isaac Redman (concussion) Probable
FOXBORO -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is listed as probable for this Sunday night's game in Pittsburgh against the Steelers. Brady was limited for the second straight day in practice after missing Wednesday's practice with a foot injury. Safety Jarrad Page (calf) is the only active player ruled out for this weekend. Defensive lineman Myron Pryor (back) is questionable.
Patriots Injury Report for Friday:
K Stephen Gostkowski (thigh) OUT
Did Not Participate
S Jarrad Page (calf) OUT
DL Myron Pryor (back) Questionable
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/foot) Probable
DL Mike Wright (groin) Questionable
S Patrick Chung (knee) Questionable
RB Fred Taylor (toe) Questionable
RG Stephen Neal (shoulder) Questionable
The Celtics announced via Twitter that center Jermaine O'Neal has returned to Boston, rather than travel to Memphis for the last game on the Celtics four-game road trip. O'Neal sat out Thursday's game against the Heat with a left knee injury and he sought a second opinion in Miami while the team was there.
There was little hope that he would be able to play Saturday against the Grizzlies, and that leaves the Celtics with 11 healthy players while Delonte West sits out the final game of his 10-game suspension. O'Neal has been hampered by a number of injuries -- hamstring, wrist -- but the knee injury seems like a more significant concern.
For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.
Patriots left tackle joined The Big Show to talk about this week's matchup with the Steelers and also take one last look back at what went wrong against the Browns. Light called the Steelers "a great test for our offense," and noted that Troy Polamalu, particularly stands out.
"Troy Polamalu is a dynamic player at his position and the things he does in that defense," Light said. "He's fun to watch. You hope you don't watch him make too many big plays when you're playing against him. They've got a lot of good players. Hats off to them and their style and how they play it. It's a great test for out offense."
Light said there isn't any great mystery when it comes to playing the Steelers. "It's not like the Steelers have 30 different packages that they throw out there on the field," he said. "They pretty much play their defense. For the most part you're going to see a 3-4...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain how the Patriots held off the Jets, 17-16, Sunday at MetLife Stadium to improve to 12-3 and lock up a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
Greg and Steve give their final thoughts and predictions for what is about to go down at MetLife Stadium today.
Curran calls the guys to discuss the game today and gets into the effect of having no Edelman. He talks about Amendola's role, the Pats running game and more.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins MFB to discuss Jim Harbaugh rumors, Rex Ryan's future, and why the Patriots may be better served by not wraping up the number one seed in the AFC this week
Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
Twas the Saturday before Christmas, Rooke and Scott Cordischi in the house taking your calls, texts tweets and emails (not so much). Listeners sound off on the week's best topics. An annual RI DIV I Tourney, Mr Rondo goes to Dallas and celebrating the plethora of Christmas tunesMore from this show