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07/01/2011 - 7:03am
Cameron on being cut: 'It wasn't Father Time'

Former Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron, hours after being designated for assignment, told the Boston Globe that it was a part-time role, rather than age, that led to his lack of production. Entering the year, the Sox and Cameron anticipated that the veteran right-hander would get roughly 350-400 plate appearances in his part-time role. Instead, through roughly half of the Red Sox schedule, Cameron stepped to the plate just 105 times, hitting .149 with a .212 OBP, .266 slugging mark and .477 OPS.

Cameron suggested to the Globe that he does not intend to walk away from the game. Instead, he suggested that he will look for an opportunity to play.

“I need to sort some things out,” he said. “But if all goes as planned, I’ll be back playing. I haven’t played much this year. Rest assured I’ll be back. People...

07/01/2011 - 7:00am
Mashup: Kobe seeks foreign help for knee

In an attempt to strengthen his arthritic right knee, Lakers star Kobe Bryant reportedly went to Germany and had a procedure similar to platelet-rich plasma therapy. However, the procedure may be more of a gamble than a proven fix, as there is not enough scientific evidence that the soon-to-be-33-year-old will get better.

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.

07/01/2011 - 12:01am
Gonzalez to play right field Saturday

Red Sox manager Terry Francona confirmed after his team's 5-2 win over the Astros that Adrian Gonzalez will get the start in right field Saturday, with David Ortiz playing first base. The Sox will be going against Houston lefty starter J.A. Happ, who has allowed left-handed hitters a .328 batting average, with righties batting .261.

It will mark the second time this season Gonzalez will man right field, having gotten the start in right Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Gonzalez didn't get any chances in right during his start against the Phillies, which was the first time he has played the outfield in a big league games since 2003. The first baseman claimed the go-ahead double Friday night.

After striking out in a pinch-hitting appearance Friday night, Ortiz is now 0-for-8 on the road trip, having not claimed a hit since June 20.

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06/30/2011 - 5:56pm
Drew: Philly fans 'have a nice chant going'

PHILADELPHIA -- Speaking after the Red Sox' 5-2 win over the Phillies Thursday afternoon, J.D. Drew commented on the Citizens Bank Park fans once again serenading the outfielder with boos each time he was announced to hit.

"It was probably a little bit crazier over at the Vet. Now they’re selling out every game so they have a nice chant going on out there," said Drew, who entered the game in the seventh inning as the pinch-hitter for Darnell McDonald. The outfielder lined out to center field in his first at-bat, and then singled in his second time up.

"It is what it is. Hey, it will stay there. As long as I’m playing this game, they’ll remember, that’s for sure. I think my little brother gets it, too. Stephen played right across the river in independent ball. He used to get worn out over there. I’m surprised they didn’t boo Drew Sutton, those guys. He plays on the Red Sox with the name Drew. It...

06/30/2011 - 5:31pm
Red Sox clubhouse reacts to Cameron move

PHILADELPHIA -- Following their 5-2 win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park Thursday afternoon, members of the Red Sox reacted to the move by the team to designate Mike Cameron for assignment prior to the game.

Jon Lester: "Cam’s a great guy, great teammate. He’ll definitely be missed. Great clubhouse guy. Probably one of the best teammates I’ve ever played with, and that’s both on and off the field."

Dustin Pedroia: "He's a great teammate. He did a lot of things in the clubhouse and a lot of things on the field for us. He's going to be missed. He's one of the guys. It's tough but I think that's the hard part about the business part of the game. He'll definitely be missed."

Terry Francona: "Very tough -- and tough for Theo [Epstein]. Theo did most of the talking, and I appreciated the way he spoke to Cam. As a player, I wish...

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