Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia will remain in at Massachusetts General Hospital until Monday as doctors continue to monitor an apparent infection in his lower right leg. “They’re still waiting on the test results to come back,”
Francona said when asked if a staph infection has been identified as the reason for the swelling and soreness. “The antibiotics took a little longer than they expected but he’s doing much better.”
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Jason Varitek is not ready to return quite yet but Red Sox manager Terry Francona said he is definitely headed in the right direction. The team captain, who broke his right foot on June 30 against Tampa Bay, had a conference call on Friday afternoon with manager Terry Francona, his agent Scott Boras, team trainer Mike Reinold and a pair of doctors to discuss how much progress was being made.
“He did a really good job of articulating how he felt," Francona said of Varitek. "What [Dr. Robert Johnson] basically said was that he doesn’t feel that Jason can’t hurt that foot, even when he feels some discomfort, which is good.
“Now, Tek’s not ready to play. He’s able to advance forward and continue his progression. He’s just not quite ready to play in a game yet. But the really...
The effort of Carlos Delgado to make to the Red Sox by Sept. 1 was dealt a setback on Saturday when the team announced he was being placed on the minor league disabled list with continued back soreness following his recovery from a pair of surgeries on his right hip.
Delgado was put on the seven-day disabled list at Triple-A Pawtucket and hasn't played since August 15, when he tweaked his lower back and has missed almost a week of action.
"I don't think he got hurt," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "I think he was sore. I don't think there's an injury, per se. I think he's just sore and it's not the side of his repaired hip."
Delgado, who turned 38 in June, had a pair of hip surgeries after hitting just four home runs and playing in only 26 games for the New York Mets in 2009.
The Red Sox signed Delgado to a minor league contract...
Patriots offensive lineman Nick Kaczur has undergone potentially season-ending back surgery, according to a report by the Boston Herald. Kaczur suffered the back injury on just the second day of training camp and had not returned to practice since. There has been no indication whether or not Kaczur will return this season following the surgery. He was expected to be the replacement for Logan Mankins should the left guard continue his holdout over a contract dispute. For more Patriots news, visit the team page at weei.com/patriots.
Yamaico Navarro will get his first-ever start as a major leaguer when he starts at second base and hits eighth for the Red Sox in their game against the Blue Jays Saturday night. The 22-year-old recorded his first MLB hit in Friday's laugher after replacing Marco Scutaro at shortstop. With Jed Lowrie out, J.D. Drew will take his place as the second hitter in the Sox lineup. Darnell McDonald also gets his second straight in centerfield and will bat ninth. Here's the lineup in its entirety:
1. Marco Scutaro SS
2. J.D. Drew RF
3. Victor Martinez C
4. David Ortiz DH
5. Adrian Beltre 3B
6. Mike Lowell 1B
7. Bill Hall LF
8. Yamaico Navarro 2B
9. Darnell McDonald CF
Daisuke Matsuzaka SP
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Fred Smerlas, Steve DeOssie and Butch Stearns break down the Pats win over the Vikings.
The boys go around the table for their final thoughts and predictions for Pats/Vikes today.
Tom E. is live in Minnesota and gives his take on the Peterson situation and what the scene is like there - multiple fans with Peterson jerseys and more. He gets into the X's and O's and what the Pats need to do today to get in the win column. Tom is not a big fan of making Thompkins inactive today in favor of Dobson.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie shortstop, who hit a 3-run homer in the 8-4 win.
Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Red Sox offseason, Dustin Pedroia's injury, and Giancarlo Stanton
Joe and Dave talk with Will Middlebrooks after he helps the Red Sox get back into the win column earning the victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll joined the show to discuss the leagues handling of the Ray Rice situation.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Rodney Harrison joined the show discussing the Ray Rice situation and the future of Roger Goodell.
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been deactivated by his team for tomorrow's game against New England in light of his indictment, Friday night, on charges of child abuse.
Jerod Mayo joins MFB to talk about the Pats preparation this week for the Vikings.
Three For All: Official Cocktail of each state, Microsoft pays a huge sum for commentators to call their tablets iPads, and a team has to issue a twitter apology.
We talk to the playmaker about the Patriots, their match-up vs the Vikings and the bad week for the NFL.
We discuss Brady's dismal passer rating in week one, and how the Patriots can't help but play better than they did in week one vs the Dolphins.
We tackle four topics and look back at the the memorable moments for New England vs Minnesota.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
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