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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


08/17/2010 - 3:23pm
Lineups: Pedroia hitting second in return
By: DJ Bean

Dustin Pedroia makes his return to the Red Sox Tuesday night after being out since June 25 with a broken bone in his left foot. He will bat second and play his usual second base as he and starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (13-5, 2.49 ERA) look to start a nine-game homestand in winning fashion vs. the Angels.

 

RED SOX 

 

 

1. Marco Scutaro, SS

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. David Ortiz, DH

4. Adrian Beltre, 3B

6. J.D. Drew, RF

7. Mike Lowell, 1B

8. Ryan Kalish, LF

9. Darnell McDonald, CF

SP -- Clay Buchholz

 

To see how Angels hitters have fared against Buchholz and how well the Red Sox have hit Jered Weaver, click here. For more on the Red Sox, visit their team page at weei.com/redsox.

 


08/17/2010 - 9:55am
Kendall on D&C: Mankins likely to miss year

Former NFL offensive lineman Pete Kendall joined the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning. Kendall, a first-round draft pick in 1996 out of Boston College, had a similar dispute to Patriots lineman Logan Mankins prior to the 2007 season, when the Quincy native played for the Jets. It led to him being traded to the Redskins.

 

Kendall said he foresees Mankins sitting out the season in his contract dispute with the Patriots, although he left room for Mankins to change his mind. "I wouldn't say there's no shot," Kendall said. "[But] there does seem to be hard feelings."

 

Added Kendall: "He's played five years, he has an expired contract. He's not under contract now. And I guess the way I look at it is he's got a chance to come in and risk injury for, correct me if I'm wrong, about a million and half [dollars] this year. Or he can stay healthy and most likely hit the free agent market next March...

08/17/2010 - 7:43am
Mashup: Reporter fired for hat choice

A radio reporter in Arkansas who was sent to a press conference to interview University of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino after a Razorbacks scrimmage wore a Florida Gators hat to the session, and it didn't go well. Not only did Petrino make a disparaging comment, the reporter, Renee Gork, tweeted that she was fired by Hog Sports Radio for her fashion faux pas. Gork also was the victim of online harassment when Arkansas fans found her Facebook page, on which she displays her affection for Florida and makes some critical comments of the school she was covering. Read more about that story, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


08/17/2010 - 6:37am
Mets' K-Rod out for season

Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez suffered a torn ligament in his thumb reportedly during last week's confrontation with his girlfriend's father after a game at Citi Field and will have surgery that will force him to miss the rest of the season.

 

"Obviously I'm disappointed, discouraged, frustrated," Mets manager Jerry Manuel said. "When you get this kind of news it's ... we've just been through a lot. We seem to continue to have difficulties keeping things from — having these type of injuries or these type of setbacks. Every year it seems like we get a little something here or there."

 

The 28-year-old reliever was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment after last Wednesday's incident. He was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court Sept. 14.

 

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