The Indians announced on Wednesday that they were designating starter Derek Lowe for assignment for the purposes of clearing a roster spot for call-up Corey Kubler. The 39-year-old Lowe was one of the surprise stories of the early months of 2012, when he got off to a 6-2 record with a 2.15 ERA through nine starts. However, he was shelled to the tune of an 8.80 ERA over his last 12 starts, allowing seven or more earned runs on five occasions (including on Tuesday night, when he lasted just 2 1/3 innings).
A two-time All-Star with the Red Sox (once as a closer, once as a starter) early in his career, Lowe -- who won the clinching game of each of the three playoff rounds for the Red Sox en route to the franchise's 2004 World Series -- owns a career 174-156 record and 4.01 ERA. But after nine straight years of 12 or more wins when he was moved from the bullpen to the Red Sox rotation permanently for the 2002 season, he has struggled to a 17-27 record and 5....
Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder unloaded back-to-back tape measure homers off Aaron Cook in a five-run fifth inning to help power the Tigers to a 7-5 win over the Red Sox Wednesday night at Fenway Park, snapping Boston's four-game win streak. The win allowed the Tigers to salvage the finale game in the series and move two games ahead of the Red Sox in the AL wild card standings. The Red Sox (53-52) and Tigers (55-50) are both behind the Angels and Athletics in the wild card race.
Adrian Gonzalez had two hits and moved to the .300 mark for the first time since April 27.
The night started well enough for Cook, as he retired eight of the first 10 batters he faced, allowing just two harmless singles in the first three innings. The Red Sox gave Cook a one-run lead to work with right out of the chute as Jacoby Ellsbury doubled off the first base bag against Rick Porcello. After a Carl Crawford strike out and a Dustin Pedroia fly out...
FOXBORO -- Training camp fights are hardly a rarity in the NFL, but the Patriots had an interesting one when Nate Solder took a shot at Brandon Spikes, resulting in a big scrum at Wednesday night's practice for season ticket holders and Foxoboro residents at Gillette Stadium.
Spikes left the field limping after the altercation (he would return later to practice), while Solder had to run a penalty lap. Other players jumped into the fracas, with Tom Brady holding Jerod Mayo from running in.
After the practice, cornerback Kyle Arrington noted that such incidents "happen often" throughout the league in camp.
"It's a time to beat up on each other," Arrington said. "We see each other every day. You grow tired of people this time of year. That's the nature of it."
First-round pick Chandler Jones stayed out of it altogether, saying afterwards that unlike his UFC star brother Jon, he isn't a...
Red Sox DH David Ortiz, who is eligible to come off the disabled list today, said that he woke up today "feeling a little better," but that the tendinitis in his Achilles continues to linger. As such, while he is getting closer to a return, he suggested that he is still at least a couple days off from the necessary agility tests on the field to permit him to play.
"The doctor checked me out every day and he found less tendinitis on my Achilles [today] so that's good. ... I feel better today than days before. Hopefully it continues feeling better everyday so I can go back into the fire," he said. "I haven't done anything outside yet. I'll do things outside probably in the next two or three days."
That said, despite what he characterized as considerable improvement, Ortiz acknowledged that he is "not yet" completely pain-free when walking, and so he is not yet at the point where team trainers will put him...
The Red Sox recalled Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Pawtucket where he was hitting .295 with a .376 OBP, .439 slugging mark and .815 OPS along with eight homers in 83 games. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, they placed Daniel Nava on the disabled list with a wrist injury.
With David Ortiz on the DL with his Achilles injury and both Mike Aviles (toe) and Kelly Shoppach (shin) dealing with injuries that, while not severe enough to lead them to the disabled list, have circumscribed their availability, the Sox elected to call up Lavarnway to add a right-handed option to the bench.
Lavarnway hit .231/.302/.436 in 39 at-bats with the Sox late in the 2011 season, including two home runs, while serving as the starting catcher on the final two days of the season.
"I loved him in spring training and since he's continued to make improvements," said Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. "Offensively, [PawSox manager Arnie...
Pete and Price get to more analysis and breakdowns as they discuss how both of these teams will approach one another. They talk about things to keep an eye on and interesting stats before getting Price's prediction.
Pete and Price talk about the Rams not having WR Tavon Austin or DE Robert Quinn today - big news for the Patriots.
Pete and Price give you the inactives for today right when they come out. Then they transition to the what the playoffs would look like if the season ended today - you may be surprised!
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
In the 7 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the hiring of Rich Keefe and the announcement yesterday on Dale and Holley.More from this show
The worst kept secret in the city is now official - welcome aboard Rich Keefe.More from this show