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08/21/2010 - 6:32pm
Saltalamacchia in hospital until Monday

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.”

 

For more, visit the Red Sox page at WEEI.com.


08/21/2010 - 5:51pm
Tek gets good news, Sox still cautious

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...

08/21/2010 - 5:21pm
Delgado placed on minor league DL

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...

08/21/2010 - 3:30pm
Report: Kaczur surgery could end season

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. 


08/21/2010 - 3:19pm
Lineup: Navarro gets first MLB start

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:

 

RED SOX

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

 

For more Red Sox news, visit the team page at weei.com/redsox.


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