According a baseball source, Dave Magadan has accepted the position as hitting coach for the Texas Rangers.
The 50-year-old Magadan, who has been with the Red Sox since 2007, had also talked with Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Cleveland, along with discussing a possible return to Boston.
Scott Coolbaugh had been the Rangers' hitting coach for the past two seasons.
Under Magadan, the Red Sox finished fifth in runs scored in the American League during the 2012 season after placing first in the AL during the '11 season, second in '08 and '10, third in '07 and '09. During the hitting coach's stretch in Boston, the Sox led all major league teams in pitches per plate appearance (3.94), while totaling the second best OPS (.791).
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FOXBORO -- The Patriots have ruled out three players for Sunday, including running back Brandon Bolden and safety Steve Gregory. Bolden injured his knee last week against the Seahawks and didn't practice all week while Gregory, who was limited in a Wednesday walk-through, will be missing his third straight game with a hip injury suffered on Sept. 30 against the Bills. Gregory did not practice Thursday or Friday. Bolden was spotted with a crutch in a photo tweeted by Stevan Ridley, who had the running backs all wear onesies Friday as a form of team bonding.
Also out Sunday is linebacker Tracy White with a foot injury. He is missing his second straight game and did not practice all week.
In addition to the three players ruled out, the Patriots have listed 11 others as questionable for Sunday against the Jets. The Jets have listed receiver Clyde Gates, center Nick Mangold and running back Joe McKnight as questionable.
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo joined The Big Show on Friday to discuss Sunday's game against the Jets as every team in the AFC East enters Week 7 with a 3-3 record.
"We're in the middle of the pack," Mayo said. "We're both 3-3 so it should be a good game."
Though Shonn Greene is coming off a career-best 161 rushing yards and three touchdowns in last week's 35-9 win over the Colts, injuries at running back have led to speculation that the Jets could play Tim Tebow at running back against the Patriots. Mayo said that the Patriots don't know what to expect out of the Florida product Sunday.
"Expect the unexpected," Mayo said. "You have to go in with an open mind, you have to be ready to make adjustments on the sidelines. We don't know what to expect, to be honest with you. Tebow's such a versatile player. They line him up at receiver, they line him up at running back, they line him up...
The NHL announced Friday that it has cancelled games through Nov. 1. Games through Oct. 24 had already been cancelled previously.
The news comes a day after negotiations between the league and NHLPA for a new collective bargaining agreement took "a step backward," according to commissioner Gary Bettman. On Tuesday, the league offered a proposal that would include an 82-game schedule this season that started on Nov. 2, but the NHLPA countered with three proposals that the league did not find acceptable.
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Patriots safety Patrick Chung joined Mut & Merloni on Friday morning as the Patriots prepare to take on the Jets in Foxboro this Sunday.
Asked about his status for this weekend health-wise, Chung wouldn’t give a definitive answer, although he appeared to acknowledge that he was practicing.
“I’m good, baby, getting ready for practice,” Chung said.
The secondary has been much maligned this season, but Chung said the players just need to "finish plays." Asked whether positioning and communication have been issues to finishing plays the past few weeks, Chung said he wasn’t worried.
“It doesn’t concern me,” Chung said. "We’re fine, we’re confident, we’re going to keep playing. We've got to make more big plays than they do. It’s simple.”
Chung said that despite injuries, communication hasn’t taken a hit. He said the team...
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.
Rob Bradford sits down with new Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina to discuss the behind-the-scenes scenario that led him back to the Red Sox, the ins and outs of his job, and his take on the comparison between his former player, Mike Trout, and Mookie Betts.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Darrelle Revis has gotten himself into a lot of trouble in Pennsylvania. Red Sox ownership holds a press conference from Spring Training.
Hour 3. Mut's history as a radio host is revisited. Kirk's latest podcast features some in depth talk about radio in Boston with Glenn Ordway.
Hour 2. The guys discuss whether the Patriots should consider trading Jimmy Garoppolo. President Trump held an interesting press conference.
Lou says that Rob Bradford is wrong when talking about Mookie Betts beating the shift and maybe joining him on his podcast to talk about it. Lou also ask Christian what happened to him yesterday during the segment with Rob and how Christian seemed to disappear.
John Karalis of RedsArmy.com joins Lou and Christian to talk Celtics and the twitter beef between him and Lou. They also talk about how money doesn't get you what it used to when talking Horford's max deal and the Sandoval's contract
Jovn calls in from Malden to talk about the foul call on Marcus Smart from last night game and saying it was the right call. But being a ref himself he is used to taking the abuse from fans and Lou suggest we should go out and hug a ref.
Holley and Keefe discuss the Celtics loss in Chicago and the tough foul call on Marcus Smart that basically handed the Bulls the victory.
With All-Star weekend and the dunk contest upon us, Keefe and Holley discuss the NBA's current best dunkers, plus our top 5 all-time greatest dunk artists.
Keefer Madness is back, and a strange pet saves the friggin' day. Plus LAROY Streat is back on the mic.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Michael Holley for the first time on the podcast. Kirk and Michael have hosted shows together in the past but have never had a candid conversation about WEEI. Kirk and Michael talk about Holley's career in radio, his best selling books, and what his assessment of the current WEEI is. There are a lot of interesting behind the scene nuggets for anybody who has listened to WEEI over the years. This episode is brought to you by hellofresh.com. For Enough About Me listeners go to hellofresh.com and use the promo code kirk35 for $35 off your first week of deliveries.
On this weeks episode of the WEEI SoccerCast Ben, Russ, and Alex talk about the demolition of Barcelona and Arsenal, if the Gunners should fire Wenger, and if the Revs made a good trade?
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the week with a review of Thursday and Friday's K&C shows.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey breakdown the Avengers: Infinity War Featurette. Plus an extended "This Week in #DORK" covering DC directors, Legion, The Walking Dead and more.
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