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03/23/2012 - 12:59pm
Red Sox send seven out of camp

The Red Sox on Friday optioned catcher Luis Exposito and pitchers Junichi Tazawa and Clay Mortnesen to Triple-A Pawtucket while reassigning outfielder Alex Hassan, catcher Max St. Pierre and pitchers Jesse Carlson and Brandon Duckworth to minor league camp.

Mortensen had a strong spring, pitching six scoreless innings. The 25-year-old Tazawa pitched three scoreless frames in his last spring appearance with the Sox against the Pirates on Wednesday.

For more Red Sox news visit weei.com/redsox.

 


03/23/2012 - 12:12pm
Details emerge in Jenks arrest

Red Sox pitcher Bobby Jenks was arrested and charged with DUI and four other counts on Friday morning, including leaving the scene of the accident, told Lee County, Florida police he was driving erratically at the time of his arrest because "I took too many muscle relaxers."

According to the arrest sheet for the 31-year-old Jenks, Deputy Marsha Sutphin stopped a white Mercedes Benz SUV near the intersection of Cleveland Ave. and Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers at 2:35 AM Friday. The driver of the car was identified as Jenks, who was asked by the officers if he knew why he was pulled over.

"Probably because I was all over the road back there," said Jenks. 

And when Deputy Sutphin asked Jenks why he was driving all over the road, Jenks told the officer that he "took too many muscle relaxers."

The officer reported that Jenks was shaking uncontrollably and had a difficult time speaking while...

03/23/2012 - 11:23am
Report: Austin Rivers to enter NBA draft

According to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, Duke freshman Austin Rivers will sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft.

Rivers, the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers, averaged 15.5 points and 2.1 assists for the Blue Devils this season to earn first-team All-ACC honors, the first freshman to do so since since Tyler Hansbrough in 2006.

Multiple NBA sources told Goodman that Rivers is expected to be a lottery pick in the upcoming draft.

For more Celtics news visit weei.com/celtics.

 


03/23/2012 - 11:03am
Bobby Jenks arrested for DUI

Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks was arrested Friday morning in Lee County, Florida and charged with five counts, including DUI. Jenks was also charged with three counts of property damage and also leaving the scene of the accident. Jenks was held in jail for several hours before posting bail. For more details on the arrest, including the complete arrest report, click here.

Jenks, currently on the 60-day disabled list, struggled through an injury-riddled first season in Boston, posting a 6.32 ERA in 19 games.

The scheduled trial date for all five counts is April 9, 2012. News of the arrest was first reported by Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal.

For more Red Sox news visit weei.com/redsox.


03/23/2012 - 10:06am
Celtics sign Hollins, waive Wilcox

The Celtics made if official on Friday, signing Ryan Hollins for the rest of the season. To make room for Hollins on the roster, they requested waivers on forward Chris Wilcox, who will undergo heart surgery later this month and miss the rest of the season. By asking for waivers on Wilcox, they will be unable to re-sign him for at least a year. 

The 7-foot Hollins is expected to be in Philadelphia when the Celtics player the 76ers on Friday night. He's a six-year vet who has bounced around from Charlotte to Dallas to Minnesota and Cleveland. In 24 games with the Cavs this season, Hollins averaged 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds. He is expected to provide depth at center behind Kevin Garnett.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


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