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11/09/2012 - 2:27am
Red Sox continue to restructure medical staff

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- The Red Sox announced a slight shake-up in their medical staff, Thursday, naming Dr. Larry Ronan the team's medical director, while Dan Dyrek was tabbed as Coordinator, Sports Medicine Service.

"We’re trying to finish off a restricting that really started last winter and get to a system that appropriately captures the different specialties in the medical realm," said Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington regarding the realignment. "We went 60 or 70 yards down the field last winter, and now we’re trying to get it in the end zone now."

The following is the team's press release on the matter:

The Boston Red Sox today announced that they will augment their Sports Medicine Service for 2013. Laurence J. Ronan, MD was named Medical Director, and Dan Dyrek, PT, DPT, was named Coordinator, Sports Medicine Service.  Pete Asnis, MD, will continue as Head Team Orthopedist. The...

11/08/2012 - 5:26pm
Source: Sox have 'strong interest' in Kuroda

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- According to an industry source, the Red Sox have shown "strong interest" in the possibility of signing right-hander Hiroki Kuroda. After spending the first four years of his career with the Dodgers, Kuroda excelled in 2012 as a member of the Yankees, going 16-11 with a 3.32 ERA with 6.8 strikeouts and just 2.1 walks per nine innings while pitching a career-high 219 2/3 frames. 

Though Kuroda refused a potential trade to the Sox in the 2011 season, he reversed course after the conclusion of that campaign, and expressed interest in playing for Red Sox last winter. However, while the Sox remained in contact with him throughout the offseason, the team -- which was nearing its payroll limit -- could not match the one-year, $10 million offer to which he eventualy agreed with the Yankees.

The Yankees have made clear their interest in bringing back the right-hander. New York extended a one-year, $13.3 million...

11/08/2012 - 5:04pm
Hernandez, Spikes limited for Patriots

 

FOXBORO -- The Patriots had the same injury report Thursday as they did on Wednesday, which increases the likelihood of tight end Aaron Hernandez returning to the field Sunday when New England faces Buffalo at Gillette Stadium. Hernandez has struggled with an ankle injury over the last month, and sat out the last game before the bye, a win over the Rams in London. Here’s the complete report:

 

Did Not Practice

RB Brandon Bolden (knee)

DE Trevor Scott (hamstring)

LB Tracy White (foot) 

 

Limited Participation

DL Ron Brace (back)

S Steve Gregory (hip) 

TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle) 

S Patrick Chung (shoulder)

CB Kyle Arrington (concussion)

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11/08/2012 - 4:44pm
Hernandez: 'Reckless Aaron' days are over

FOXBORO -- Aaron Hernandez says he will be changing his ways after becoming a father for the first time.

Speaking publicly for the first time since the birth of his daughter Avielle Janelle on Tuesday, Hernandez said his perspective on life has changed.

"I'm going to look at things differently," Hernandez said. "I may be young and wild, but I'm not. I'm engaged now. I have a baby so it's just going to make me think of life a lot differently, and doing things the right way because now another one's looking up to me. I just can't be young and reckless Aaron no more.

"Definitely a life-changer. Every time I come to the stadium I can't wait to go see her. She's a cutie. I can't wait to go back and basically look at myself."

Hernandez turned 23 on the same day he became a father, something that was not lost on him.

"It's crazy," he said. "The best birthday gift you could have having a daughter...

11/08/2012 - 3:36pm
Rondo on M&M: 'We don't like anyone'

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, in an interview on WEEI's Mut & Merloni Show on Thursday, suggested that he feels increasingly comfortable with a growing leadership role. The 26-year-old said that, at the start of last year, teammates Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen made clear that it was Rondo's time to be a leader of the Celtics. 

"I was 20, 21 when I first got here. I'm 26 now, my seventh year in the league. Actually, last year, the Big Three and I had a meeting at the start of the season in Doc's offense. They told me they gave me the keys last year. I just want to continue to grow as a player and as a leader on this team, being more consistent everyday on and off the court," said Rondo. "I think each year my role has gotten bigger since we...

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