The Patriots acquired third-year linebacker Prescott Burgess on Tuesday in a trade with Baltimore for an undisclosed draft choice. To make room for Burgess on the 53-man roster, the Patriots released center Ryan Wendell. Burgess, who stands 6-foot-3, 247 pounds, was a sixth-round draft pick of the Ravens in 2007 out of Michigan. He saw action in eight games as a rookie, posting seven special teams tackles before ending the year on injured reserve due to a hip injury. Burgess spent the entire 2008 season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury that occurred during the preseason. He saw action in Baltimore’s first two games of the 2009 season but did not register any tackles. Wendell was signed by New England as a rookie free agent out of Fresno State in 2008. After spending last season on the practice squad, Wendell made the 53-man roster out of training camp and played in the first two games on special teams.
Red Sox Manager Terry Francona said that Tim Wakefield would not be able to pitch every five days for the rest of the season. Said Francona: "We'll try to fit him in where it makes sense." Francona said there was no word on Nick Green and that Green will rejoin the team in New York for the series against the Yankees. Speaking of the Yankees, the Red Sox are not prepared to announce their starting rotation for that series just yet. Michael Bowden, who threw 12 pitches Tuesday night, is an option. Francona also touched on Manny Delcarmen (8.84 ERA since July 28), saying, "We're not going to give up on him."
Paul Byrd starts for the Red Sox on Tuesday night against a Kansas City team for whom he won 17 games for in '02. Byrd is 1-1 with a 5.79 ERA for the Sox in four starts this season. The Red Sox are 3-1 in those games. Byrd will be opposed by Royals ace Zack Greinke, who has a 0.31 ERA in last 4 starts. Here are the starting lineups:
Ellsbury - CF
Pedroia - 2B
Martinez - 1B
Youkilis - 3B
Ortiz - DH
Bay - LF
Drew - RF
Varitek - C
Gonzalez - SS
DeJesus - LF
Maier - CF
Butler - 1B
Jacobs - DH
Callaspo - 2B
Teahen - RF
Olivo - C
Gordon - 3B
Betancourt - SS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After logging five innings and allowing five runs (four earned) on Monday, his first start since Sept. 5, Tim Wakefield will be examined today before the Red Sox chart his next course of action. Though the knuckleballer was heralded for a gutsy effort to stay on the mound, Red Sox manager Terry Francona acknowledged Wakefield will not remain on a regular turn in the rotation. (To read more about Wakefield's outing, click here.)
"I don't know [when he'll next pitch]. We'll see. That's the part that we have to keep monitoring," Francona said after his team's 12-9 loss to the Royals. "I don't think it's realistic that he would go every five days like everybody else. We'll see how he bounces back [Tuesday] and we'll kind of go from there."
Bruins coach Claude Julien wasn't ready to announce when B's center David Krejci would get into his first game action — or play during the exhibition season. But Julien did give an update on the 23-year-old, who is coming off surgery for an impingement in his right hip. Krejci is enduring a full practice workload with the rest of the team and taking part in all contact drills. Julien indicated that things are going well for the center, and Krejci estimated he had a "10 percent chance" of being ready for opening night against the Washington Capitals on Oct. 1.
"What I can answer is that he's getting better and better, and everything that's going on is positive," said Julien, who indicated that the B's training staff hasn't yet given him full clearance to play in games. "I can give you a date as far as when he's ready to play in a game, but he's practicing full-out and that bodes well. He's taking contact and he'...
Pete joined the show to discuss Tebow's signing with the Patriots. He said that Tim Tebow cant play and that he has trouble learning NFL playbooks.
On this episode of the It Is What It Is Cast, Chris Price talks with the Boston Herald's Jeff P Howe about the Patriots offseason, Rob Gronkowski's back surgery, Danny Amendola replacing Wes Welker, and how this seasons team will stack up against last seasons.
In the latest edition of the It Is What It Is Cast, Chris Price talks with Will Carroll. Injury expert and lead writer for Sports Medicine, Bleacher Report. They talk about the injury to Rob Gronkowski and what his back surgery could mean for his season.
Stephen A. joined the show to discuss the status of trade negotiations between the Clippers and the Celtics. Stephen said that it is a 50-50 proposition that Doc ends up in Los Angeles.
Grande and Max take more calls on the Celtics and discuss what lies ahead for Doc Rivers with Steve Bulpett.
Long-time Celtics beat-writer Steve Bulpett calls Grande and Max to discuss Doc, the C's and what the future looks like for the Green Team.
John Farrell postgame press conference
Dave O'Brien talked to John Farrell before the last game of the Baltimore series. The skipper said that the Sox have played tough through this stretch of long games.
Jonny Gomes talked to Joe Castiglione & Dave O'Brien after the third game of the Baltimore series. The Sox slugger hit a homer and scored two runs in the win.
Andy Brickley joins Mut and Merloni in studio to take phone calls from the listeners and to preview Game 3 of the Stanley Cup.
Hour 1 of Brickley in studio with Mut and Merloni have the three taking phone calls, recapping Game 2, and discussing Mike Milbury's comments on Jagr.
Shawn joined the show to discuss the teams OT win in Chicago. Shawn said that there was a heated discussion during the first intermission Saturday night in Chicago after the teams poor first period.
Shawn joined the show to discuss the Bruins' OT win in Chicago. Shawn said that there was a heated discussion during the first intermission Saturday night in Chicago after the team's poor first period.
Don Cherry joined the show to discuss the Cup finals. He said that he still thinks the Bruins will win the series over Chicago. Grapes added that he would not give Evgeni Malkin a dime and called him a loser.
It all started when McNeil and Spiegel from The Score in Chicago called Boston people drunks and called Fenway a "dump." Knowing that McNeil and Speigel weren't interested in talking to them on air, Lou called in to their show anyway. At first they were afraid, but they finally succumbed to the pressure.
We talk all Bruins, all the time with the man himself, Jack Edwards from NESN gets us ready for game three and beyond.
Four guys, four topics we haven't yet touched upon today. TO visits Ocho, Bob Costas has enough smarm for us all, stupid beauty pageant contestants and more.
We talk about the Bruins big showdown with the Blackhawks tonight at the Garden with the lovely and knowledgeable Kathryn Tappen of the NHL Network.
Mikey gets a surprise call from Bernie Carbo, they talk about old time baseball and Bernie's new book.
Mikey talks with Tom and Luke about their new movie, Plimpton! and finds out what it was like to try to encapsulate everything Plimpton accomplished during his life.
Today on the Daily Planet, the Red Sox and Yankees face off in the Bronx, Claude Julien doesn't want players wasting energy, and Dwight Howard and free agency.
Both Xander Bogaerts and Anthony Ranaudo punctuated their strong 2013 seasons with head-turning events on June 13. On that day, Bogaerts, the Red Sox' top prospect, was promoted from Double-A Portland Pawtucket, with the 20-year-old becoming one of the youngest position players in the affiliate's history. On that same day, right-hander Anthony Ranaudo punched out 13 batters for Double-A Portland, the most strikeouts by a Red Sox minor leaguer since Jon Lester in 2005. They joined Minor Details to discuss both those accomplishments and their seasons to date.More from this show