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08/02/2010 - 4:03pm
Cameron to DL, Ells 'still feels something'
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox have placed outfielder Mike Cameron on the disabled list and recalled Daniel Nava. Cameron had missed two straight games and was not in Monday's lineup. Nava is currently in Boston with the team for the first game of a four-game set with the Indians but will not start barring an update of the lineup. Eric Patterson and Ryan Kalish are manning center and left field, respectively.

 

Cameron, who returned from the DL in late May with an abdomen injury, has been in and out of the lineup this season as he continues to deal with the lingering ailment. He has played in 48 games this season. 

 

The Red Sox are currently taking a wait-and-see approach regarding whether to proceed with surgery, which would end Cameron's season. The outfielder's preference remains to play if possible, but time will tell. Manager Terry Francona told reporters prior to Monday's game that the plan is to "let him rest, get some...

08/02/2010 - 3:56pm
Kraft on Welker: 'His DNA is different'

FOXBORO -- Count Patriots owner Robert Kraft among those amazed with the return of wideout Wes Welker to the practice field just over seven months after a serious left knee injury that required reconstructive surgery. Kraft was on hand Monday morning for the first practice prior to Monday night's scrimmage for season ticket holders inside Gillette Stadium. 

 

"You see Welker out there today, he's really unbelievable," said Kraft, who related with the height of the 5-9 Welker. "For any guy our size, for all of America, what he represents is so special. His DNA is different because he can take those hits, do things other people just can't do. And his attitude, what a great person. We're so lucky to have him here." 

 

Kraft also showed some love for another part of the receiving corps, which has been overhauled - the tight ends. In addition to 32-year-old Alge Crumpler, rookies Aaron Hernandez and...

08/02/2010 - 3:26pm
Lineups: Lackey faces Indians
By: DJ Bean

Mike Cameron is out of the Red Sox' starting lineup for the third game in a row as the team begins a four-game set with the Indians. John Lackey (10-5, 4.26 ERA) gets the start for the Sox and will be opposing Fausto Carmona (10-8, 3.92 ERA).

 

RED SOX

 

1. Marco Scutaro, SS

2. J.D. Drew, RF

3. Kevin Youkilis, 1B

4. David Ortiz, DH

5. Victor Martinez, C

6. Adrian Beltre, 3B

7. Ryan Kalish, LF

8. Bill Hall, 2B

9. Eric Patterson, CF

SP -- John Lackey

 

For more on the game, including batter/pitcher matchups, go to weei.com/redsox.

 


08/02/2010 - 2:56pm
Kraft anticipates 'more birthdays' with Brady

FOXBORO -- Patriots owner Robert Kraft, speaking after a press conference on solar power generation at Patriot Place in Foxboro, sounded another optimistic note that he believes the team can sign iconic quarterback Tom Brady to a long-term contract. Kraft walked off the practice field with Brady on Monday morning and was asked if he spoke to the quarterback about his birthday plans for Tuesday.

 

"It's actually unbelievable," Kraft said of his quarterback who turns 33 on Tuesday. "He came here when he was 22 and now he's going to be 33. He's a great cook. He has something very special planned. We look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with him right here in Foxboro."

 

Congressman Barney Frank was also in attendance for the press conference outside CBS Scene looking out on Gillette Stadium. He joked that he hopes Brady can get a new contract that will bring more tax revenue into the...

08/02/2010 - 2:26pm
Lowell resolution not expected Monday

According to a baseball source, a resolution of the Mike Lowell situation is not expected Monday, but in the next day or two, some determination about how to proceed with the corner infielder seems likely.

 

The Red Sox have been trying to trade Lowell since last winter, most notably in the trade with the Rangers that fell apart due to concerns with the 36-year-old’s right hip. While the team initially envisioned a role for Lowell this year, chiefly as a right-handed complement to David Ortiz and as a backup to Adrian Beltre and Kevin Youkilis, the re-emergence of Ortiz as a lineup force limited the role of the 2007 World Series MVP.

 

Lowell had become a seldom-used bench option by late-June, when he went on the disabled list due to concerns about his hip. At the time, while there were health concerns about his hip, there was also a general discomfort on the part of both the player and the team about Lowell’s...

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