Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron, who batted leadoff and served as designated hitter for Triple-A Pawtucket in the first game of his rehab stint, went 1-for-3 with a double against the Gwinnett County Braves. Cameron also fouled out to first, walked and struck out in his four plate appearances. The Sox plan to have Cameron play the outfield on Tuesday in order to get a better sense of his readiness to return to the majors.
Philadelphia goalie Brian Boucher went down in an awkward heap making a save in the opening five minutes of the second period and had to be helped off the ice after laying prone on the ice for several minutes. Boucher immediately grabbed his midsection after his right leg was pinned underneath him. After Chris Pronger and a Flyers trainer helped him off, Michael Leighton came on to replace to Boucher. Leighton, who started in net for the Flyers at the Winter Classic at Fenway Park on Jan. 1, hadn't played since suffering a high ankle sprain on March 16 in Nashville. Leighton came into the game with the Flyers leading 1-0 and faced immediate pressure as the Bruins went on the power play.
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Outfielder J.D. Drew was scratched shortly before the start of Monday night's game between the Red Sox and Blue Jays due to vertigo. Drew had encountered the same problem at the end of April, when the Sox were in Toronto.
With Drew out, Jonathan Van Every got the start in right field. The revised Red Sox lineup is:
Van Every, 9
SP -- Lackey
The Red Sox promoted first baseman Anthony Rizzo from Hi-A Salem to Double-A Portland. Rizzo, a 20-year-old who was taken in the sixth round of the 2007 draft, is considered one of the top prospects in the system. He was hitting .248/.333/.479/.812 with five homers for Salem, where he'd collected an extra-base hit in six of his last seven games.
Rizzo missed most of the 2008 season while being treated for Hodgkins lymphoma. When he returned to the field in 2009, he showed little impact from the layoff, hitting .298/.365/.494/.859 for Single-A Greenville and then .295/.371/.420/.791 after a mid-year promotion to Salem. Rizzo essentially takes the place of fellow first base prospect Lars Anderson on the Sea Dogs roster, less than two weeks after Anderson moved up from Portland to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Josh Beckett's next start for the Red Sox has been pushed back to Friday at Detroit. Beckett was originally slated to start on Wednesday in the series finale vs. the Blue Jays, but now Tim Wakefield will make the start for Boston.
Terry Francona said on Monday that this move keeps Wakefield stretched out and allows the struggling Beckett (7.46 ERA) to throw an extra side session.
Beckett is 2-0 with an ERA of 0.61 at Comerica Park, which may have also factored in the decision.
Francona noted that the Red Sox are "willing to be outside the box a little bit" when it comes to ensuring starting pitching depth.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.
Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.
We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.
Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox catcher, David Ross, who had the go-ahead RBI tonight as the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a brilliant pitching performance from Jon Lester.
Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien checks in live from Chicago for our weekly chat about the state of the Sox.
We discuss the Red Sox early season woes with manager John Farrell, as well as his views and faith in MLB's new instant replay system, and the continuity in the Sox outfield.
We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.
Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.
Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy joined the show to discuss the state of the Sox and MLB.
Jeff Bauman joined the show to discuss his recovery over the past year.
The guys opened the show by discussing the Sox 14th inning win over the White Sox.
Ty Law joins Mut and Christian Fauria to discuss being a finalist for the Patriots Hall of Fame, the way the game is officiated now, and Darrelle Revis.
Christian Fauria tells us the percentage of Americans that sleep naked and those that sleep with their socks on.
DJ Bean joins Mut and Christian Fauria from the Garden to report the latest news regarding the Bruins before they get set to take on the Red Wings in Game 1.
We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
We tackle four topics that relate around the (merciful) end of the Celtics 2014 season.
Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.
Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.
WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island
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