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07/16/2012 - 3:21pm
Lineups: Crawford, Youkilis batting second

Carl Crawford, in his first game with the Red Sox in 2012, will bat second and play left field. With his return against the White Sox and right-hander Dylan Axelrod, Boston will feature what it expected to be its 2012 outfield for the first time, with Crawford in left, Jacoby Ellsbury in center and Cody Ross in right.

For the White Sox, Kevin Youkilis will bat second and play third base in his first contest at Fenway Park since a teary-eyed farewell to Boston following his trade to Chicago on June 24. He will face former high school rival Aaron Cook. Cook will get something of a break, as the struggling Orlando Hudson -- who has a .415 average and .510 OBP against the sinkerballer in 49 career plate appearances -- is not in the lineup.

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07/16/2012 - 1:53pm
Report: Sox on Justin Upton's no-trade list

According to a Fox Sports report, Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton can block trades to four teams, and the Red Sox are one of the teams on his list, along with the Yankees, Indians and Cubs.

This doesn't mean Upton couldn't change his mind and accept a deal to Boston, especially if the Sox sweetened the deal with a new contract. Upton's current deal runs through 2015.

Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers has gone on the record to say that he will listen to offers for the 24-year-old Upton, who has been booed by D-Backs fans this season.

Upton, in his sixth big league season, has a career .275 average .356 OBP and .475 slugging percentage. He finished fourth in the National League MVP balloting last season after hitting .289 with 31 home runs and 88 RBIs. Upton is hitting .264 with seven home runs and 37 RBIs in 82 games this season.

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07/16/2012 - 12:46pm
PawSox' Beyeler: Crawford 'ready to go'

Pawtucket Red Sox manager Arnie Beyeler joined the Mut & Merloni show Monday to talk about Carl Crawford's rehab stint in Triple-A. Crawford is slated to rejoin the big league club for Monday's game against the White Sox.

"We were pretty impressed with what we saw," Beyeler said. "He looked like he was ready to go."

Crawford has struggled in Boston, and many have speculated that his mental state is the key reason as Crawford tries to live up to his mega-contract.

"He seems to be fine," Beyeler said of Crawford's attitude. "I know he's early comfortable with Bobby and he's looking forward to getting back. Everybody's been real positive with him. He was down there and worked hard, got all his work in and was bouncing around. We were really pleased to see what we saw while he was here."

While Crawford appears ready to take the next step, the news on pitcher Daniel Bard hasn't been as...

07/16/2012 - 9:57am
Report: Allen could opt out of Miami in 2013

According to a report in The Miami Herald, former Celtics guard Ray Allen has a two-year contract with the Heat that includes a $3.2 million player option for 2013-14, allowing Allen the option to become a free agent again next summer.

Previous reports indicated the deal was for three years and $9 million, with no mention of a player option.

The story by Barry Jackson, crediting sources with direct knowledge, indicates that Rashard Lewis -- who signed with the Heat last week after being bought out by the Hornets -- has a similar option.

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07/16/2012 - 8:05am
Mashup: Knicks vets question Lin's contract

With reports leaking out from New York that the Knicks might change course and let Jeremy Lin go to the Rockets, Carmelo Anthony called Lin's renegotiated offer from Houston -- which includes a $14.9 million salary in the third year of the three-year deal -- "ridiculous."

The way the contract is structured makes it difficult for New York to match, and the Knicks appear prepared to instead go with a point guard rotation of Raymond Felton (reportedly headed East in a sign-and-trade with the Trail Blazers) and Jason Kidd (who was arrested Sunday morning for DWI only days after signing a free agent deal).

Knicks coach Mike Woodson insisted last week that the team would match the Rockets' offer to Lin, but that was before Houston altered it to ensure that the Knicks would have to go well over the salary cap to keep the former Harvard star.

"I can't talk about it," Woodson said Sunday.

Knicks guard J.R. Smith made it...

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