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08/17/2010 - 5:06pm
Favre lands in Minnesota
By: DJ Bean

According to multiple tweets from national football writers across the web, a plane containing quarterback Brett Favre has landed in Minnesota on Tuesday, the very day that three Vikings teammates made a plea for him to return in Hattiesburg, Miss. 

 

Favre had ankle surgery in May and had planned on playing the 2010-11 season only if he was healthy. FoxSports.com has reported the 40-year-old has told teammates he will indeed return for a second season in Minnesota.

 

In 20 professional seasons between Green Bay, the New York Jets, and Minnesota, Favre has thrown for 69,329 yards, 497 touchdowns, and 317 interceptions. He has a career QB rating of 86.6.


08/17/2010 - 4:46pm
Sox assign Cuban catcher Ibarra to Salem

The Red Sox have assigned Cuban catcher Adalberto Ibarra to the Salem Red Sox of the Carolina League. Ibarra signed a five-year major-league deal that could be worth up to $4.3 million with the Sox earlier this season, then spent some months awaiting a visa before taking his physical in Boston earlier in the summer. He had been working out at the team's extended spring training facility in Fort Myers.

 

For more Red Sox coverage, visit WEEI.com/redsox.


08/17/2010 - 4:46pm
Pedroia: 'We'll figure it out on the fly'

Dustin Pedroia said he is healthy enough to help the Red Sox battle for a playoff spot but admitted hours before his return from a broken foot that he'll have to see how much he can play day-by-day.

 

"We'll figure it out on the fly," Pedroia said prior to Tuesday's game. "I feel pretty good. I don't think I'm going to be 100 percent rest of the way but don't think it really matters."  

 

Pedroia will be facing Jered Weaver, the American League leader in strikeouts as the Red Sox open a three-game series with the Angels at Fenway. 

 

"I'm just one of the guys," Pedroia added. "I don't think anybody's thinking, 'Dustin's back. We're going to win every game.' " 

 

For more, including audio from Pedroia, visit the Red Sox page at WEEI.com. 


08/17/2010 - 3:45pm
Richardson down, Nava up, Patterson to DL
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox placed outfielder/infielder Eric Patterson on the disabled list on Tuesday in order to make room for the return of second baseman Dustin Pedroia. The team also recalled outfielder Daniel Nava and sent reliever Dustin Richardson to Triple A Pawtucket.

 

Richardson, 26, allowed just three earned runs in 19 games (10 1/3 IP), though he gave up two homers. Nava, on the other hand, has hit .290 with a home run and 16 runs batted in over two stints with the Sox this season. The 27 year old has played in 30 major league games.

 

For more on the Red Sox, visit their team page at weei.com/redsox.


08/17/2010 - 3:28pm
Lineups: Pedroia back at second

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, out since June 25 after breaking his foot, is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels. He is back at second base and in his customary second spot in the Red Sox lineup.

 

For complete matchup information, click here.

 

LINEUPS

 

Scutaro, 6

Pedroia, 4

Ortiz, DH

Martinez, 2

Beltre, 5

Drew, 9

Lowell, 3

Kalish, 8

McDonald, 7

 

SP -- Buchholz


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