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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.


08/21/2010 - 12:34pm
Report: Ex-Pats FB Turner has ALS

Former Patriots fullback Kevin Turner was recently diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a report by the Boston Globe. Turner is the 14th NFL player to be struck with the disease since 1960. He played three seasons in New England from 1992-94 and caught 52 passes out of the backfield in 1994 before moving on to the Eagles organization the following year.

 

Recent research done at Boston University has linked ALS-like symptoms to the head trauma that some football players experience during their careers. Turner told the Globe that he took several hits to the head during his playing days.

 

For more Patriots news, visit the team page at weei.com/patriots. 


08/21/2010 - 3:21am
Scutaro has pain in throwing shoulder

On the day it was learned that Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia would be placed on the 15-day disabled list due to continuing pain in the navicular bone on his left foot -- which was still healing after being fractured -- shortstop Marco Scutaro that he has been battling with discomfort in the back of his right shoulder for "about two weeks."

 

"I don't know how it started," Scutaro noted after the Red Sox' 16-2 loss to the Blue Jays Friday night at Fenway Park. "But I have hard time reaching back on throws."

 

Scutaro said that the biggest difficulty when it comes to the dealing with the ailment occurs when he is forced to extend his arm back on longer throws, and tosses where he has to come across the bag. To compensate the shortstop had altered his throwing motion, shortening up his delivery to make it a more flip-like procedure.

 

For much of the season Scutaro had...

08/20/2010 - 10:16pm
Lester, Red Sox routed by Blue Jays

Lyle Overbay had a pair of three-run homers and drove in seven runs and Jon Lester had the worst outing of his career as the Toronto Blue Jays crushed the Red Sox, 16-2, on Friday night at Fenway Park. 

 

Lester allowed eight hits and a career-high nine runs over two-plus innings. Lester, who won his last two starts, fell to 2-5 since the All-Star break while the Red Sox fell to 2-2 on their nine-game homestand. 

 

Overbay matched a season-high in the majors this season, joining Aramis Ramirez, Joe Mauer and Torii Hunter as players with seven RBIs in a game. 

 

Dustin Brown drove in the only runs for the Red Sox with a two-run double in the seventh inning. 

 

For more, visit Closing Time at the Full Count blog. 


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