The Red Sox have signed left-handed pitcher Rich Hill, according to a team source. The left-hander, who hails from Milton, Mass., will join Triple-A Pawtucket.
Hill, 30, last pitched in the majors in 2009 with the Orioles. He has a 21-20 record and 4.87 ERA in parts of five big league seasons. His best year came as a starter with the Cubs in 2007, when he went 11-8 with a 3.92 ERA and 183 strikeouts in 195 innings.
But since then, Hill has struggled with his command, walking 58 in 77 innings while moving from the Cubs to the Orioles to the Cardinals and now the Red Sox. He has spent all of this season pitching for Triple-A Memphis (the Cardinals affiliate), primarily in relief. He had a 4-3 record and 4.30 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 46 innings, but with 30 walks.
News of Hill's signing was first reported by PawSox broadcaster Dan Hoard (...
Appearing on The Big Show on Wednesday with Lou Merloni and Rob Bradford, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia discussed the foot injury he suffered in San Francisco last Friday and how the team has responded to his trip to the DL.
"I've never missed a significant amount of time before, so it's kind of tough, but I'm going to get back in there as soon as possible," Pedroia said.
The prognosis for Pedroia was that he would miss six weeks with the injury, but the 2008 AL MVP has confidence in him teammates as he tries to speed the process along.
"They said two weeks on crutches, then in three weeks there going to take another CT scan to see how my bone's healing and then we'll go from there," Pedroia said. "We'll see where we're at. I'm anxious to get back, but the guys that are filling in right now are doing a great job for us. As long as we keep winning ball...
Eric Patterson, whom the Red Sox acquired on Saturday from the Oakland Athletics following the injury to second baseman Dustin Pedroia, will make his first appearance with his new club on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Patterson is batting second and playing left field, with Daniel Nava getting the night off.
For complete matchup information for tonight's game between the Sox and Rays, which will feature Daisuke Matsuzaka on the mound against Matt Garza, click here.
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WEEI's Michael Holley has confirmed through a team source that Doc Rivers will return for the final year of his contract to coach the Boston Celtics.
The news was first reported by The Herald’s Steve Bulpett.
This is very encouraging news for the Celtics and Danny Ainge as he attempts to bring back the core of the team for another run. The veteran players had all expressed support for Rivers while he took some time to consider his options.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday and talked about the play of Adrian Beltre, who is ranked among the American League top 10 in batting average, slugging and OPS.
"He's had some pretty big years now," said Francona. "He's had some injuries, he's had some amazing years. We're seeing him at his best, and he's held it for a long time. He's hitting everything -- he hit a ball down the left-field line last night [Tuesday] that had to be a foot outside [the strike zone]. With two strikes he shortens up a little bit, he squares up the ball to all fields, it's obvious he feels great about himself. He's played every day, I think his biggest fear is that we are going to walk up to him and tell him he has the day off. We just stay away from him."
Francona was asked about Victor Martinez and if there was a chance that he could have avoided a DL...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker
A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor
Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?
Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.
MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.
The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?
We talk about four of the biggest mistakes the Red Sox have made over the past 30+ years.
We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.More from this show
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.More from this show
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?More from this show