Cody Ross is out as the Red Sox host the Tigers at Fenway Park Monday. Ross had batted fifth and played either right field or DH in Boston's previous 10 games.
With Ross out, Ryan Sweeney is in right field Monday and Jarrod Saltalamacchia is at DH.
The Sox' lineup is as follows:
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Carl Crawford, LF
3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
5. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, DH
7. Ryan Sweeney, RF
8. Kelly Shoppach, C
9. Pedro Ciriaco, SS
SP -- Clay Buchholz
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Titans wide receiver O.J. Murdock was found shot dead in his car Monday morning next to the Tampa high school he graduated from, and police said it appears to be a suicide. Murdock, 25, was discovered at about 8:30 a.m. and taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead at 10:43 a.m.
Murdock, an undrafted free agent from Fort Hays State (after transferring from South Carolina), signed with the Titans last year but sat out the season with an Achilles injury. He did not report to the team's training camp last week, and coach Mike Munchak said Murdock was excused for "personal reasons."
"We are shocked and saddened to hear of O.J. Murdock's death this morning," the Titans said in a statement Monday. "In his brief time here, a number of our players, coaches and staff had grown close to O.J...
According to a major league source, the Braves are not a viable landing spot for Josh Beckett right now. Even if the Red Sox picked up a significant amount of the right-hander's deal, Atlanta is not in position to assume the financial obligation that would come with the right-hander, who is still owed approximately $37 million over the remainder of his contract, which runs through 2014.
Mark Bowman of MLB.com reported that the Red Sox called the Braves to gauge their interest in acquiring Beckett. Atlanta responded by asking the Sox whether Jon Lester was available, but was informed that the Sox do not have any intention of dealing the left-hander before Tuesday's trade deadline.
The Braves are looking at starting pitching help, as evidenced by their agreement with the Cubs last week on a deal for Ryan Dempster -- a trade that...
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports joined Dennis & Callahan Monday morning with some provocative insight into the future of Josh Beckett, Bobby Valentine and Jacoby Ellsbury.
“The Red Sox want to dump Josh Beckett. There is absolutely no question about it,” Passan said. “They have made calls to around to at least two teams that I was able to figure out, which was the Atlanta Braves and the Texas Rangers inquiring about the idea of dumping Beckett and paying a lot of his salary, sort of an A.J. Burnett-type deal.”
Passan said neither the Braves nor the Rangers were very interested given the amount of money involved and “the idea of bringing Beckett into the clubhouse, the idea that they’d be acquiring a guy who's lost two miles per hour on his fastball over the last year and brinigng in a guy who has two more years on a deal and they don’t know where his stuff is anymore.”
Trading Beckett appears...
Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller was the target of criticism from ESPN analyst Orel Hershiser during Sunday night's game, as Hershiser took exception with Miller chuckling in the dugout after allowing a double and being lifted in the eighth inning.
Miller explained after the game that he was responding to a wisecrack about his pitch selection from backup catcher Kelly Shoppach, and he did not care for Hershiser's comment that the reliever's reaction was indicative of the Red Sox' poor team chemistry.
"That's what good teammates do," Miller said, according to the Providence Journal. "I'm not going to get all upset and drown in my sorrows right there. I remember talking to Aaron [Cook] and to Shop -- and that's what good teammates do. They're trying to keep it light and loose. It's out of my control from that point...
Chris Price joins Chris Villani to talk about the Patriots and Ravens upcoming Monday Night Football game and the rivalry between the two teams.
Patriots DB Devin McCourty tells Glenn, Lou, and Christian that Baltimore is always a tough matchup, he talks about how they don't fear playing at Gillette, and he's not concerned with the Reporters' question that seemed to irk Dont'a Hightower .
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe speak with ESPN's Trent Dilfer and look ahead to the match-up with his old team, the Baltimore Ravens.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Rob Bradford joins Chris Villani to talk about the story he reported on last night, which sources are claiming President-Elect Donald Trump is considering former Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine for United States Ambassador to Japan.
Mut and Tomase are joined by Rob Bradford to talk about just how the Red Sox were able to pull off this trade. Rob's sit down with Dave Dombrowski helps to reveal the timeline of the mega deal.
Mut and John Tomase open the Hot Stove show debating the blockbuster Chris Sale trade. Tomase argues that you can like the trade, but dislike Dombrowski for gutting the Red Sox farm system.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Mut ranks all 23 Dino Casting Couch members and Gary Tanguay posts another velfie on the Celtics and Kirk.
Mut defends himself in voting for Trump despite Alex Reimer's claim that he only voted for him because he goes along with whatever Gerry said. Damien Woody joins the guys for his second Friday interview.
Damien Woody praises Tom Brady's work ethic and thinks he can play three or four more seasons. Woody thinks Brady pushed the limits on Deflategate but it didn't play a role in the Patriots beating the Colts in the 2014 AFC Championship game.
No One is safe from OMF's Whiner Line.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about Dont'a Hightower's forceful response to a question about the "Improving" Patriots Defense.
We check in with the playmaker for his weekly visit on the Dale, Holley and Keefe show.
Dale and Rich disagree again on this one... is LG a product of the system here or is he one of the NFL's best runningbacks?
Dale and Rich Keefe speak to Peter King about Patriots/Ravens and several other NFL topics.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Mike Mutnansky returned to his K&C family after a short hiatus, full of spirit and some hate, and impressed on a Patriots Friday showing. Ken Laird and Chris Curtis (with Intern Kyle) have the audio rundown
K&C Producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back at it after Thursday's non-Casting Couch show to discuss the day's program and deliver the day's best soundbytes.
Mike Lombardi thinks the Patriots should trade Jimmy Garoppolo to the Cleveland Browns for a first-round pick next season. Mick Jagger will be a father to his eighth child at age 73 and the most overpaid actors and actresses in Headlines. The guys discuss Mut's internal struggle as to whether or not he should have a vasectomy.More from this show
Gerry was shocked that Ken Laird took his wife to see Hateful Eight. Bradford checked in from the WInter Meetings.More from this show
Chris Russo talked about the Winter Meetings with Gerry and Kirk and the guys discussed John Henry's brand new yacht.More from this show