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05/31/2011 - 7:42pm
Jenks ready to 'go out and earn a paycheck'

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...

05/31/2011 - 7:22pm
Crawford named AL Player of Week

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.

For Crawford's reaction to the award, visit the Full Count blog. For complete Red Sox coverage, visit

05/31/2011 - 6:54pm
Report: Russian team offers Krstic contract

According to a report on Serbian website, CSKA Moscow has offered free agent center Nenad Krstic a long-term contract. Russian website 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. 

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at

05/31/2011 - 5:53pm
Millwood to make PawSox debut Wednesday

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...

05/31/2011 - 3:21pm
Lineup: Lowrie returns, Varitek catches

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.

For matchup information of the contest between the Red and White Sox, visit the Full Count blog. For complete Red Sox coverage, visit


Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Gonzalez, 1B
Youkilis, 3B
Ortiz, DH
Crawford, LF
Lowrie, SS
Drew, RF
Varitek, C

Aceves, SP

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