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07/30/2010 - 4:55pm
Lowell on season: 'It's been terrible'

Red Sox corner infielder Mike Lowell won't be activated for Friday night's game. The team will wait for the July 31 trading deadline dust to settle before making a decision about a roster move involving the 2007 World Series MVP.

 

Lowell understands that he could be traded in the next 24 hours. Indeed, after a rehab assignment in which he hit .500 with four homers, he hopes for just such an outcome, given that he is convinced that he can produce if given consistent at-bats but recognizes that he cannot have such an opportunity unless one of his Red Sox teammates gets injured.

 

"it would be pretty mean-spirited if [Lowell's best-case scenario] had anything to do with the Red Sox, because how am I going to play any of the positions that I play with [David Ortiz] and [Kevin Youkilis] and [Adrian Beltre] doing a good job?" Lowell said. "I don’t think anything I can say Red Sox-related would seem...

07/30/2010 - 3:52pm
Gammons: Sox won't add bat
By: DJ Bean

Hall of Fame baseball analyst Peter Gammons of NESN and the MLB Network joined The Big Show on Friday, offering up his thoughts on what the Red Sox and their competitors may do before Saturday's trade deadline. Though he stated he didn't think the team would acquire a bat for the outfield, Gammons noted that the team would likely look for bullpen arms.

 

"I don't think they're going to get the outfield bat that they'd like to get," Gammons said. "There was some talk today that once the Astros made that deal to get [Brett] Wallace to play first base they made it clear to everybody that they want to move Lance Berkman, who has not had a good year and really only can hit left-handed now. … Apparently that doesn't fit because he can't really play the outfield. I'm not really sure where Berkman's going, but my guess is they don't come up an outfield and they'll pick up a reliever or two. 

 

On the topic...

07/30/2010 - 3:27pm
Ellsbury moving to Pawtucket Saturday

Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, following a three-game spell in the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League, was scheduled to be examined in Boston on Friday by the team's medical staff. Barring an unexpected setback, he will be transferred to Triple-A Pawtucket to continue his rehab on Saturday.

 

Ellsbury, who has appeared in just nine games this year, has been on the disabled list since May 28 due to rib fractures.

 

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07/30/2010 - 3:02pm
Lineup: Drew back in, Lowrie in at 2B

The Red Sox will kick off their four-game series with the Tigers at Fenway Park with the following lineup against Detroit starter Armando Galarraga:

 

Scutaro SS

Drew RF

Youkilis 1B

Ortiz DH

Martinez C

Beltre 3B

Lowrie 2B

Cameron CF

Patterson LF

Lester P

 

For all the matchups see the Full Count Blog by clicking here. For more Red Sox coverage go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


07/30/2010 - 12:43pm
Bill Simmons on D&H: Sox lack charisma

ESPN columnist Bill Simmons joined the Dale & Holley show Friday to talk about his most recent column that indicates he's not as interested in the Red Sox this season. "I don't remember a Red Sox season like this, where I've never had less Red Sox conversations with my friends or my family or whatever," he said. "It's tough to get through the games," he added, complaining about how long the games last.

 

Talking about the current Sox players, Simmons said: "I don't think there's anybody with the charisma of Pedro [Martinez], Manny [Ramirez], [David] Ortiz in his prime, going back a little bit further, Nomar [Garciaparra] in his first five years. I don't think anybody resonates with this fan base like those guys did." Of J.D. Drew, Simmons said: "He kind of leaves you cold. Jut after four years, it's the same kind of reactions every time."

 

Simmons said the championships in 2004...

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