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12/08/2010 - 4:57pm
Sources: Red Sox not at Ordonez workout

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- According to multiple sources familiar with the situation, the Red Sox did not have a representative at the workout Magglio Ordonez participated in Wednesday in Florida. While Ordonez' agent Scott Boras said that the goal of the workout -- set up by head of the Boras Corporation's fitness division, Steve Odgers -- was to show that the outfielder was in good health after experiencing an ankle injury in 2010, and that the Tigers were going to be attending the event, the workout wasn't on the Red Sox' radar. It is, however, believed that the Red Sox do have some interest in the 36-year-old Ordonez.

 

"I just got a report that he went through it without any complication and it went great," Boras said while meeting with the media Wednesday.

 

“We had a chance to illustrate where his baseball abilities are at, just to show that he’s 100 percent. Magglio is a guy that has...

12/08/2010 - 4:25pm
Three miss practice for Bears

The Bears had three players out of practice on Wednesday. Here's the complete report from Chicago.

Did Not Participate
LB Nick Roach (back)
RB Chester Taylor (knee)
LB Piso Tinoisamoa (knee)

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12/08/2010 - 4:25pm
Gammons: Sox interested in Beltran deal

MLB and NESN analyst Peter Gammons checked in with The Big Show on Wednesday afternoon from the winter meetings in Orlando to discuss a number of topics, including the possibility of Carlos Beltran coming to the Red Sox, who will win the battle for the services of Cliff Lee and the Red Sox’ bullpen situation. 

 

Gammons was asked if he thought there was interest from the Red Sox to make a deal with the Mets to acquire Beltran, as has been rumored over the past couple of days.

 

"There is," Gammons said of possible interest from Boston. "They talked - Sandy Alderson and Theo talked about it - but if it happens it'll be a month from now. The Red Sox told the Mets that there is no way in the world they are going to trade Matsuzaka straight up for Beltran. They will keep talking. I think it's a great idea for one year. The Mets want you to take him for about $10 million in contract and they wanted some...

12/08/2010 - 4:21pm
Wilhite, Wright miss Patriots' practice

FOXBORO — The Patriots had two players miss Wednesday's walkthrough — cornerback Jonathan Wilhite and defensive lineman Mike Wright. In addition, center Dan Koppen, who wasn't seen during media portion of practice, not listed on injury report. (UPDATE: A Patriots spokesman indicated that Koppen did join the team at practice.) Here's the complete report:

Did Not Participate
CB Jonathan Wilhite (hip)
DL Mike Wright (concussion)

Limited Participation
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/foot)
NT Myron Pryor (back)

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12/08/2010 - 3:23pm
Boras believes Beltran will 'be a Met'

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Speaking to reporters at the Dolphin Resort Hotel, Scott Boras said he has not been in communication with the Mets regarding his client Carlos Beltran, who has been rumored to be of interest to the Red Sox but does have a no-trade clause in his current contract. Beltran has battled issues with his knees, and is owed $18.5 million for 2011, the final year of his current deal.

 

“Carlos is doing well. Obviously, having gone through surgery last year early in the season helped him in his return to play. He’s doing fine,"Boras said. "He’s working out with a conditioning coach daily. His plan right now is to be a New York Met. He has a no-trade clause. If anything were brought to him, it would depend on what the situation were. But I’d say that right now, his expectation is to be a Met next year."

 

According to major league sources, any deal involving the...

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