Jed Lowrie was removed from Triple A Pawtucket's game on Wednesday night due to discomfort in his wrist after striking out in the only plate appearance of his third rehab game. A PawSox spokesperson said that the removal was precautionary following "an anxious moment," but that Lowrie seems likely to return to the lineup on Thursday assuming that there is no further issue. Lowrie hit three homers in the first two games of his rehab assignment.
"He said it was similar to what he felt before," Pawtucket manager Ron Johnson told the Providence Journal. "I don't think it's going to be a major thing. I'm not a medical guy. I probably shouldn't get into this ball park. But you know when you have a surgery done, there are going to be days when it's going to feel different. I think he had some anxiety going on so...
Brad Penny confirmed via text message to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford that he had requested and was granted his release following Wednesday's game against the White Sox. The news of the pitcher's release was first reported by the Boston Herald. Penny, signed to a one-year, $5 million deal this offseason, told the Herald that he was hoping to be released so that he would have time to sign with a contending club before Aug. 31, thereby making him eligible to pitch in the postseason.
As WEEI.com reported Tuesday, Penny was not eligible to be traded after he was claimed on trade waivers earlier this month and subsequently pulled back by the Red Sox.
According to the Boston Herald, Brad Penny asked for and was granted his release by the Red Sox, clearing a roster spot for newly-acquired reliever Billy Wagner. “I enjoyed playing with all of the guys,” he told the Herald after the Red Sox' 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox, Wednesday night. “I played for a great manager on a great team. I had a great time. I enjoyed it. I wish things had worked out better, but that happens.” He finishes his stint with the Red Sox with a 7-8 mark and a 5.61 ERA.
David Ortiz's second homer of the night, a long drive down the right field line, lifted the Red Sox over the White Sox, 3-2, on Wednesday night at Fenway Park. It marked Ortiz's 10th career walkoff homer and ninth with the Red Sox as Boston won its third straight. Tim Wakefield made his first start since July 8 and looked very impressive. The knuckleballer threw 94 pitches, 73 for strikes, allowing just four hits and one run over seven innings. Ramon Ramirez allowed a run in the eighth, denying Wakefield the chance at the win.
Toward the end of his daily briefing with reporters, Red Sox manager Terry Francona remembered the late Senator Edward Kennedy, who threw out the ceremonial first pitch this past April 7 at Fenway Park. "That day was very special for me," Francona recalled. "I can't sit here and say we were best friends but it was an honor to meet him. I got to escort him to the mound. I had a picture taken and he sent me a wonderful note. And from what I understand that was one of his special things, he did a lot of things in person and he did it himself. I was lucky enough to have one and I still have it sitting on my desk."
Matt joined the program to discuss his first ever cornhole contest and to break down the Patriots offseason. He told the guys that he was upset that the Pats were unable to bring Wes Welker back to the team.
Tom Brady joined the program to discuss his upcoming charitable event supporting Best Buddies and his off-season. Tom said that he has learned not to worry about free agency decisions since he cant control any of them. Lastly he defended his over the top celebration at the Kentucky Derby.
In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the latest rumors surrounding Celtics head coach Doc Rivers and whether he'll be back next season with the team.
We check in with Danny Ainge for our first talk to him since the Celtics season ended last weekend. We talk about the future of the team, KG, Pierce, Doc Rivers and more, as Danny directly answers the rumors being floated by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Jackie Mac joins the show to discuss the trade rumors swirling around Paul Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and the Celtics. She also discusses the future of the Celtics head coach.
Kevin Millar joins the show to discuss the slumps of Jacoby Ellsbury and Will Middlebrooks, Tito's return to Fenway, and his reaction Dan Shaunghnessy's controversial column.
Ben joined the program to discuss the return of Terry Francona and said that he always had a good relationship with the former manager. Ben added that he thinks Ellsbury is in a slump due in part to the amount of left handed pitchers the team has faced.
Salty spoke with Joe Castiglione & Dave O'Brien after he helped his team to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox tonight. The Red Sox return to Fenway after going 6-3 on the road trip.
Shawn Thornton talks about what went wrong in Game 4 for the Bruins.
Andy Brickley joins the show to discuss his reaction to game 4 of the Bruins-Rangers series, and how he sees the rest of the series playing out
Barry joined the program to discuss the Bruins disappointing loss last night at MSG. He said that he was impressed with how Rask responded to questions after the game.
Dave Maloney returned to the show to discuss his Rangers unlikely win in game 4. He said that in all his years playing and calling hockey games he had not seen a softer goal than the one Rask allowed.
Andy from Dartmouth called in to talk Bruins but the discussion quickly got off track when he mentioned his nine bee hives.
McGuire joins the show to discuss the sub-par performance from Tuukka Rask, the Bruins young defensemen, and the potential for the Rangers to get back in the series.
Shawn Thornton calls in to talk about the Bruins losing in Game 4.
Tom Brady appeared with D and C this morning and talked about the team's OTA's, the comings and goings, and most importantly what went down when Wes Welker left town, and how does he feel about it?
Four guys, four topics we haven't mentioned today. Mark Sanchez, the Pacers blow it and more.
The Bruins look to take a 3-0 series lead, Jon Lester gets his first loss, Dwight Howard has options in free agency.
Today on the Daily Planet the Bruins have a 2-0 lead over the New york Rangers, the Red Sox are back on the winning sde of things, and the noteable birthdays of the day.
The Bruins have almost finished raking the Leafs, the Red Sox struggle from the mound, Miami Heat fans show their level of class.
Callers bitch about the Bruins loss, and we answer how long it takes to get over a relationship.
Kirk's still a jerk, but we want a SWEEP!
The Jerks are joined by another, Jerk Minihane.
Linda explains how the shootout transpired in Watertown during the early morning hours. She saw the first suspect mortally wounded and police beginning the manhunt for the second suspect.More from this show
A fiery Bobby Valentine joined Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley and fired back about rumors of him being late to the ballpark, the perception that he's given up on the year, and more on the 2012 Red Sox debacle.More from this show