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07/23/2010 - 5:45pm
Krejci mum as Wheeler nears arbitration
By: DJ Bean

Agent Matt Keator, who represents Bruins winger Blake Wheeler as well as defensemen Mark Stuart and Zdeno Chara, told WEEI.com Friday that the only update with Wheeler is that the "tickets for Toronto [the site of his Tuesday arbitration hearing] are booked." The two sides have not made progress in trying to avoid arbitration. Wheeler is currently on his honeymoon, and one of those in attendance at his wedding would shed little light on the situation. 

Center David Krejci took some time to speak with reporters after signing autographs for youngsters at the first Bruins summer camp on Friday. A friend of Wheeler's, Krejci was a bit hesitant to divulge anything when asked if he had kept in contact with the winger. 

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07/23/2010 - 4:21pm
Gammons: DeJesus-to-Sox 'out the window'

Peter Gammons told The Big Show on Friday afternoon that a rumored David DeJesus-to-the-Red Sox deal is "out the window." According to Gammons, the Kansas City outfielder, who injured his thumb crashing into the wall on a play against the Yankees in New York on Thursday night, will be out 4-6 weeks with the injury and will have surgery on Monday. It was believed that DeJesus had been one of the biggest outfield targets on the trade market, garnering interest from several contending teams, including the Red Sox. DeJesus was hitting .318 when he was injured.

 

To read more highlights from Gammons' interview, check the Full Count blog. For more Red Sox news, go to the WEEI.com Red Sox team page at weei.com/redsox....

07/23/2010 - 12:58pm
Report: Welker ready to go for camp

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker will be a full participant when training camp begins next week, according to a Friday morning report on Boston's CBS Radio.

If the report is accurate, that would mean Welker, who suffered a devastating left knee injury in the regular-season finale against the Texans in Houston, would not be placed on the physically unable to perform list as some had expected and instead be an active member of camp when it begins on July 29.

Throughout the spring practices, Welker was an active participant, working with the team in drills and stretching. Several reports indicated that Welker was ahead of schedule in his rehab. For his part, the wide receiver was asked a few times this spring about a possible return date, but has remained noncommittal throughout the process.

“I know the coaches and teammates have confidence in me just like I do them, and we’re just going to move along as quickly...

07/23/2010 - 10:11am
Lowell to decide on retirement in Sept.

Speaking after going 1-for-5 in his rehab stint with the Pawtucket Red Sox, Thursday night at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell said that he doesn't plan to wait until the end of the season to determine if he is going to retire and will make his decision in September. Lowell also said that the time he recently spent at home in Miami with his family "helped" in the decision-making process. 

 

"I'll let you know in September," Lowell said when asked if he would wait until the end of the season to make his decision. 

 

"I think those days in Miami I got a nice glimpse of what it would be with my family and it made me really excited for that part of my life. I'm just not totally sold at this point saying, 'Yes, this is what's going to happen after the last game this year,' or 'No.' And the good thing I don't need to. But yeah I think it's only normal that it's a...

07/23/2010 - 8:20am
Mashup: Struggling Mets bench Bay

Former Red Sox left fielder Jason Bay continues to struggle in New York, and the Mets sat down their prized free agent Thursday night as they were shut out by the Dodgers for their seventh loss in the eighth game of their disastrous 11-game road trip. Bay is batting .169 in July and has six home runs on the season. Mets manager Jerry Manuel said he hoped getting away from New York for a couple of weeks would help Bay. "I am somewhat surprised [by Bay],” said Manuel, whose team has not scored in 17 innings. “I really thought this was kind of a good opportunity to get away from the pressures, the anxiety he has when he’s in New York. I thought he would get out here on the West Coast and take off.” Read more about this story at Friday's Morning Mashup, where you also can check out videos, trivia and more.


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