According to a team source, the plan is for Dustin Pedroia to return to the Red Sox' lineup Tuesday in the team's series-opener against the Orioles at Fenway Park.
Pedroia has been out of action since leaving the Sox' May 28 game with what was later diagnosed as a slight tear in the adductor muscle in his right thumb. He had originally injured the thumb in the seventh inning of the Red Sox' May 2 game against the A's, with the second baseman fouling off a pitch against Oakland reliever Ryan Cook. Initially, X-rays didn't show any damage, but an MRI conducted following the Memorial Day game revealed the tear.
Pedroia took batting practice with a specially-designed brace both Saturday and Sunday in Toronto with no ill effects. He told reporters after the BP sessions that his hope was to play Tuesday, with the last hurdle coming Monday when he would receive another examination.
Tuesday, the Red Sox and Pedroia will be facing Orioles' starting...
The Red Sox selected Arizona State shortstop Deven Marrero with their first pick (No. 24 overall) in the 2012 draft, grabbing a player whose glove suggests that he is a future big league shortstop but who suffered through a down year as a college junior that led to a late slide in the draft.
The presence of Marrero on their board was something of a stunner, given that he was projected to go as high as No. 8 overall to the Pirates. His slide reflected a down year as a junior, as he hit .284/.340/.436 with four homers. Still, he’s considered one of the most likely players to project as a big league starting shortstop, a role in which he could end up playing opposite second base from Dustin Pedroia -- the last shortstop whom the Red Sox selected out of Arizona State with their top pick, having done so with their current second baseman in 2004.
"Deven is definitely, definitely in a position where I feel like he’s not that far off...
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli and president Cam Neely weighed in Monday on the likelihood that Tim Thomas will not play next season. The veteran goalie posted on Facebook Sunday that he will spend the next year focusing on "friends, family and faith."
"I read what he said on Facebook, and it was pretty much -- not verbatim -- but it was pretty much what he told me," Chiarelli said to John Bishop of BostonBruins.com. "No update beyond what I said last week. So going forward, we're going to operate on the assumption that he will not be playing this year."
Chiarelli also reiterated his confidence in Tuukka Rask taking over as the starter and added that Anton Khudobin is capable of being the No. 2. Neely agreed.
Said Neely: "It certainly puts us in a situation we probably didn't think we would be [in] when the season ended. Having said that, we've got to prepare for Tim not playing for us, and we'll...
With reports that Heat forward Chris Bosh could return from injury for Tuesday's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said on a conference call Monday that the team is preparing as though he'll be in.
"We have every game," Rivers said. "You don't have to do anything different. We've prepared every game like Bosh is going to play. Eventually he will, and maybe tomorrow."
Rivers said that Bosh's presence will "change the way we have to play," adding that big men Greg Steimsma or Ryan Hollins will play more after the two combined for just one minute in Boston's overtime victory in Game 4.
Asked about the Celtics' aging core, Rivers noted that he has more confidence in this year's squad than the team that fell to the Heat in the second round a season ago.
"I look at this year's team and last year's team, and last year's team would have been out of the playoffs already,...
The Patriots announced Monday that wide receiver and return man Troy Brown has been voted by fans as the 18th player and 19th member to enter the Patriots Hall of Fame. Brown beat out fellow finalists Fred Marion and Bill Parcells for the honor.
According to the team, Brown earned the highest percentage of votes for any candidate, breaking last year’s record set by Drew Bledsoe. Brown joins Bledsoe as the second player to be selected by the fans into the Patriots Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.
“Troy Brown will always be special to me, as he was my sweetheart’s favorite player during his career,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “Clearly, a lot of Patriots fans shared her sentiment and I am proud that we will honor Troy with his induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame this fall.
“To me, Troy was the consummate Patriot who always put team goals ahead of...
We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
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Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Rob Bradford is joined by former Red Sox, and current Cubs, catcher David Ross, who admits to joining teammates Jon Lester, John Lackey and many members of the Chicago front office in at least contemplating the idea of a Red Sox vs. Cubs World Series. Ross also compares his retirement tour to David Ortiz's, reveals stories of clubhouse celebrations, while suggesting that Lester is pitching better than ever.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with Sox slugger David Ortiz in his final regular season week of his career. We touch on the 2016 Sox heading into the playoffs, retirement, memories and Jose Fernandez.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Kirk flipped out at Curtis and Fred Couples cried.
In hour three Tomase, Callahan and Minihane discuss Trump's comments this morning on Fox and Friends as well as Big Papi's farewell weekend at Fenway.
The guys continued to pick through Trump's performance in the debate and Kirk discussed a new Hollywood divorce in Headlines.
An angry female caller got Ordway rattled to the point where he starts complaining about an LA bar that only lets beautiful people inside. Unfortunately for Glenn (and most of the WEEI staff, really), he doesn't think they'd let him in.
Glenn, Lou and Christian kick off the show talking about last night's presidential debate, and how poorly Donald Trump looked during it.
In their first game since the tragic passing of Jose Fernandez, Dee Gordon hit a lead off home run -- his first home run of the season. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about the tragic news and the emotion surrounding that game last night.
We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
Gold Jerry, it's gold! Big Papi borrows a line from our pal Jerry Thornton and the Late Night crowd loves it.
Inspired by the debates last night we look at four sports debates between two conflicting parties.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
Rob Bradford is joined by Alex Speier of the Boston Globe to discuss some of the issues that popped up in the Red Sox' loss to the Yankees Tuesday night. Both Rob and Alex agree winning the division is a forgone conclusion for the Sox, but the storylines surrounding Drew Pomeranz, Henry Owens, Sandy Leon and David Price all warranted discussion heading into another crack at winning the AL East
Jerry and I talk about the Ryder Cup and we talk about the passing of The King Arnold Palmer.
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