Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington confirmed reports by multiple media outlets that Ryan Kalish would likely miss the start of the 2012 season after undergoing labrum surgery on his left shoulder on Nov. 8. Kalish told both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald that he would be sidelined due to the procedure, which was performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles.
Cherington wrote in an email that he expected Kalish to be doing some work at designated hitter during spring training, expecting a return to the outfield for the 23-year-old early in the season.
The Red Sox initially expected that Kalish -- who injured his shoulder diving for a ball while playing for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox on April 21 -- wouldn't require surgery on the shoulder. But he continued to experience symptoms heading into the offseason, it was decided the left-handed hitter would get the shoulder scoped.
Kalish's '11 season was limited to 24 games due to the...
FOXBORO -- Despite an ESPN report to the contrary, Tom Brady was at practice on Thursday in the frigid cold on the upper grass fields as the Patriots continue preparations for the Bills Sunday afternoon in the regular season finale at Gillette Stadium. Brady was present as the team went through its pre-practice stretching exercises.
About two hours earlier, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Brady's injured left shoulder would keep him out of practice on Thursday. He added the injury was "not insignificant" but it was not a "long term" issue and the team expected him to start and play Sunday against the Bills.
Schefter, moments later on his Twitter page, explained that Brady might be stretching so the team can list him as limited before reiterating his initial report that Brady is "not practicing" Thursday.
Brady's absence on Wednesday was explained on the team's official participation report as...
FOXBORO -- After getting his left shoulder hit last Saturday in a win over the Dolphins, Tom Brady will miss practice again on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, who added the team still expects Brady to start and play against the Bills on Sunday.
CSNNE's Tom Curran reported Brady missed practice Wednesday to have X-rays to check for a separated shoulder, adding those X-rays were negative. The team is practicing in the blustery cold outstide on the upper practice fields Thursday as they continue preparations for the Bills on Sunday in the regular season finale.
Brady's absence Wednesday was listed as "not injury related" on the team's official practice participation report, which also made no mention of his left shoulder injury. The team is only required to list injuries that will impact whether or not the player will be available to play in the upcoming game. Any secondary issue the team believes will not impact his...
The Internal Revenue Service is suing Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner to recover $670,000 it paid to the family to settle a dispute over the family trust's 2001 and 2002 tax bills. George Steinbrenner agreed to a settlement in 2007, but the IRS claims his son missed the deadline to receive the refund when he waited until August 2009 to file the necessary paperwork.
The suit, filed in Tampa federal court, indicates the filing was 5 1/2 months too late.
Stated a Steinbrenner spokeswoman: "We are reviewing and have no comment."
Read more about that story and others -- including a report on Thunder teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook having an altercation on the bench during Wednesday night's 98-95 road victory over the Grizzlies -- plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
Reliever Andrew Bailey, speaking with the media Wednesday following the announcement of his trade to the Red Sox, said he's healthy and looking forward to returning to the Northeast to pitch for Bobby Valentine.
"I’m just grateful for the fact that the Red Sox saw value in me and they’d be able to bring some talent to the A’s and build for the future," the New Jersey native said. "I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited about being a Red Sox.”
Bailey missed a chunk of time last season due to elbow issues, but he insisted he has no problems as he prepares to take over the closer's role from Jonathan Papelbon.
"I’m feeling good, man, to be honest with you," he said. "This is my first healthy offseason I’ve had since I’ve been in the big leagues. In 2009, I had a little procedure done on my knee that I had to rehab in the middle of December. Last year was the...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox left fielder Blake Swihart after he had two triples as part of a Red Sox 10-3 win over the Colorado Rockies
Roger Clemens joined the broadcast on a night where the 1986 Red Sox were honored before the game at Fenway Park
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The guys go to battle with a caller who claims to be a Worcester attorney that would like to defend the role judge Andrew Mandell had in letting Jorge Zambrano back on the streets shortly before he killed a police officer.
Gary Tanguay, Gerry Callahan, and Kirk Minihane discuss the intel from TurtleBoySports.com which describes awkward judicial relationships between an Uxbridge judge, his daughter Ashley Losapio, and Losapio's boyfriend Giancarlo Zambrano, twin brother of cop killer Jorge Zambrano
A report says that late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle exaggerated his accomplishments during the Iraq War. Does it affect hero status for one of Gerry's all-time favorite people?
The guys discuss the absolute thrashing the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Toronto Raptors last night.
Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.
Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox John Farrell for our weekly discussion about all things Red Sox.
We discuss the Patriots filing of an amicus brief to federal district court in support of the ongoing battle that has ensnared their quarterback.
We look at four instances where Roger Goodell flat out lies or twists himself into a pretzel when asked a question to which there is a definitive answer to... but he never answers them.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.More from this show