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12/14/2010 - 8:24pm
Sturm passes physical, completing LA trade
By: DJ Bean

Peter Chiarelli released a statement Tuesday saying Marco Sturm has passed his physical with the Kings, making his trade from the Bruins official. Rich Hammond was the first to report the physical being completed.

 

The Bruins announced on Saturday that they had sent Sturm to Los Angeles in exchange for nothing. Trading Sturm, who is coming off a torn ACL and MCL, allowed the Bruins to avoid a messy salary cap situation that would have been encontered with his activation. Sturm, a free agent at season's end, has a $3.5 million salary cap hit.

 

With the trade, the Bruins are $288,793 under the cap, according to capgeek.com. For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins.


12/14/2010 - 5:31pm
BC's Kuechly an AP All-American

Boston College sophomore linebacker Luke Kuechly was named to The Associated Press All-America first team on Tuesday. Kuechly is the 10th consensus first-team All-American (FWAA, AFCA, Walter Camp and AP) in BC history and the first since defensive back Jamie Silva in 2007.

 

Kuechly, a runner-up for the Butkus Award and a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, leads the nation with 171 tackles. He has 10 or more tackles in 21 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the nation. Kuechly is the only player in BC history to record 300 tackles in each of his first two seasons.

 

Senior offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo was named to the AP's third team.

 

Also on Tuesday, senior linebacker Mark Herzlich was named one of three finalists for the fourth annual College Football Rudy Awards. The award honors student-athletes who demonstrate exemplary character, courage, contribution and...

12/14/2010 - 2:58pm
Report: Pats reach deal with DT Leonard

The Patriots have reached a deal with free agent defensive tackle Louis Leonard, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Leonard, 26, is a Fresno State product who is 6-foot-4, 330 pounds. He was an undrafted free agent in 2007 who has also played for San Diego, St. Louis, Cleveland and Carolina. His best season came in 2008 when he played in all 16 games with the Browns and finished with 25 total tackles. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


12/14/2010 - 1:46pm
Stark: Ellsbury trade a 'possibility'

Jayson Stark of ESPN called into the Dale and Holley show on Tuesday to discuss the Phillies' signing of Cliff Lee and what that means for the Yankees and the Red Sox. 

 

With Lee now heading to Philadelphia with a five-year, $120 million deal the Phillies have an abundance of starting pitching at a high price. Sports Illustrated reported on Tuesday that the Red Sox and Phillies had a deal in place for Joe Blanton. Stark was asked if Blanton would make sense for the Red Sox.

 

"Not particularly," said Stark of Blanton, who has two years and $17 million left on his contract. "I think the Red Sox were willing yesterday to do anything to help the Phillies make this [Lee] deal happen. They would have been a very accommodating trade partner. Joe Blanton doesn't fit for them. Think about the last time Joe Blanton set foot in Fenway Park. Daniel Nava can tell you all about it. I don't see Joe Blanton as an AL...

12/14/2010 - 12:46pm
Sox pursued Martin as insurance option

According to a source familiar with the discussions, the Red Sox had shown interest in free agent catcher Russell Martin, but only on a deal that featured a low guaranteed salary. The club saw the two-time All-Star -- whose batting average and OPS have declined in each of the last three seasons -- as a potential insurance option at catcher in case either Jarrod Saltalamacchia or Jason Varitek was injured.

 

Martin, who hit .248/.347/.322/.669 last year, agreed to a one-year deal with the Yankees on Tuesday. He became a free agent earlier this month when the Dodgers declined to tender the catcher a contract.

 

For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


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