Bobby Jenks is optimistic that he will be a different pitcher in his return from the disabled list than he was before it.
The right-hander got off to a strong start for the Red Sox, tossing four hitless innings in as many appearances, before an abrupt plunge. In seven appearances from April 15 through May 1, he permitted 10 runs (nine earned) on 13 hits in just 4 2/3 innings, walking seven and striking out four in one of the worst stretches of his career.
That, in turn, led to Jenks' trip to the disabled list with a right biceps strain.
"It was a solid two weeks, two plus weeks, that I was feeling this, thinking I could just keep throwing through it," said Jenks. "Unfortunately we just didn’t catch it in time. ...
"To get back feeling no pain, it was about a week and a half. It was a pretty good strain. Real close to a major tear. It was unfortunate."
But Jenks, who was activated from the...
Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford was named the American League Player of the Week for May 23-29 after hitting .423 (11-for-26) while leading the majors in total bases (26) and slugging (1.000) during that period. Crawford had back-to-back four-hit games, and for the week, he had two doubles, two triples and three homers while driving in eight.
Crawford suggested that the honor was gratifying, and that it represented his progress since the start of the year, when he admitted to pressing.
According to a report on Serbian website Sportske.net, CSKA Moscow has offered free agent center Nenad Krstic a long-term contract. Russian website sports.ru follows up with CSKA president Andrey Vatutin who offered what amounted to a no-comment. Krstic is under contract with the Celtics until the end of June. He won't become a free agent until July 1 when the collective bargaining agreement expires.
Celtics president Danny Ainge said that the team would like to re-sign Krstic.
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Kevin Millwood will make his first official start for the Red Sox organization Wednesday night when he takes the mound for Triple-A Pawtucket at 6:05 p.m. The 36-year-old righty was signed by Boston on May 19 to provide organizational depth at the starting pitcher position after John Lackey, who is in Pawtucket himself for a rehab assignment Tuesday, and Daisuke Matsuzaka went on the disabled list with injuries.
Millwood had been down in Florida for extended spring training before getting called up to Triple-A. PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler confirmed that Millwood was in Pawucket before Tuesday's game.
The righty had made three starts for the Yankees organization, one for Double-A Trenton and two for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre, before opting out of his deal with New York because the team had failed to call him to the majors before a May 1 deadline. Millwood had allowed eight earned runs over nine innings pitched in those two starts...
Jed Lowrie is back at shortstop for the Red Sox after sitting out of Monday's game while recovering from a stiff left shoulder after clipping teammate Carl Crawford while chasing a fly ball in the first game of Sunday's double-header in Detroit. Jason Varitek will be behind the plate for the Sox, paired once again with starter Alfredo Aceves, who has a 1.64 ERA in two starts.
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Christian joins the boys to discuss bye weeks and when the ideal time is to get one. The guys ask him about a permanent team in London and his opinion on if it would work. Then he gets into the Pats and if any team in the AFC East will step up.
Greg and Chris discuss the debacle that is the Miami Dolphins in the midst of getting beat pretty badly in London by the Jets a week removed from getting destroyed by the Bills. Where does Miami go from here?
Curran calls Greg and Chris to discuss the struggles of the Dolphins and Colts along with the state of Pats durng their bye. He gets into the defense and how they've performed, specifically the secondary and Devin McCourty.
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
Joe and Dave talk with Jackie Bradley Jr. after he hit a 2 run home run and made two leaping catches as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 4-1 tonight.
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
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Bobby calls in from the streets to talk about gang life and gun control.
With the emergence of the young players for the Red Sox this season, they're starting to look like they can be competitive next season. The guys discuss this and talk more about whether Farrell should be the manager next season when he gets healthy.
Leaks have come out over the last few days that John Farrell will return to the Red Sox when he gets healthy, but is this the right decision? Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss whether or not his job should be safe.
It looked like Ben Roethlisberger was on his cell phone during last night's Thursday Night Football game against the Ravens. Should this be a big issue? Do Patriots fans have reason to be upset that the NFL isn't making this a big deal?
One of our favorite segments every week is when we get the chance to talk to the playmaker, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin.
A player that was suspended for PED use is really the top candidate for baseball's comeback player of the year? How is that possible? We discuss it.
We wrap up the week with some of the best sound bites that you may have missed.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable take a look back at the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox and their affiliates, including who the guys think should be classified as the team's Top 10 prospects. Also, a check in with play-by-play voices this year in Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, and Greenville as well as Ken's one-on-one interview with Offensive Player of the Year Sam Travis.
Jerry is joined by former sports reporter turned professional chef Jen Royle to discuss her upcoming fight for Haymakers For Hope.
We discuss the woes of Chelsea and Liverpool and the Revs rebounding to push into the playoffs. Plus the book on YoungBen is very flattering.
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