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06/25/2010 - 2:57pm
Red Sox recall Castro, Reddick optioned

The Red Sox, in need of depth on the mound following Thursday's 13-11 win over the Rockies, recalled left-handed pitcher Fabio Castro on Friday and optioned outfielder Josh Reddick to the minor leagues.

 

Castro, who was with the Red Sox April 27-28 but did not appear in a game, has a 6.65 ERA in 43.1 innings for Triple-A Pawtucket this season. He has pitched better of late, though, with an ERA of 3.46 in his last eight outings, all out of the bullpen. Castro signed as a free agent with the Red Sox in December of 2009. In 30 career Major League appearances over two seasons with Texas (2006) and Philadelphia (2006-07) he has career record of 0-1 with a 3.30 ERA.

 

Reddick was recalled June 22, his third stint with the Red Sox. He started three games in right field and batted .125 (1-for-8) with a walk. For the season he is batting .160 for Boston.

 

The Red Sox used seven pitchers in the 10-inning win on...

06/25/2010 - 2:55pm
Bruins confirm Recchi returning

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed that the team has reached an agreement with Mark Recchi that will keep the 42-year-old forward skating in Boston next season. The deal will be formally announced on Monday.

 

Recchi had 18 goals and 25 assists this season, his 21st in the NHL.

 

“The way he plays, he had a terrific year,” Chiarelli said while meeting with the media prior to Friday’s opening round of the NHL draft in Los Angeles. The B’s have the second pick in the draft and will land a top prospect that will no doubt benefit from having Recchi’s veteran presence with the team.

 

“It helps the younger kids, he’s looking forward to helping the younger kids,” Chiarelli said. “The whole group has to help the younger kids, manage their...

06/25/2010 - 2:46pm
C's pick Bradley needs ankle surgery

Celtics draft picks Avery Bradley and Luke Harangody were introduced to the media at a press conference at the Celtics training facility in Waltham Friday. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge indicated that Bradley will have arthroscopic surgery on his ankle that will knock him out of summer league action, although the guard is expected to be ready to return in August and participate in training camp.

 

“Right now, I'm just looking to get back and get ready so I can start training camp,” said Bradley, who will wear a zero on his Celtics jersey.

 

Harangody, who is going with No. 55, is ready to prove himself all over again. "I feel like I paid my dues in college," he said. "I wasn’t good enough to get into the first round, but I feel like I just have to start all over again and just do the same thing as when I came to college because I wasn’t a big name then."...

06/25/2010 - 2:00pm
Report: Man shot at Michael Vick party

According to a story in the Daily Press of Hampton Road, Va., a man was shot outside of a Virginia Beach club early Friday morning at a birthday party for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. A hospital spokesman confirmed the identity of the individual as Quanis Phillips, who was a co-defendant in the dogfighting case that led to a 21-month prison term for Vick. The Daily Press reported that Vick and Phillips had a confrontation inside the club and the confrontation moved outside. Vick's lawyer denied that the quarterback was at the scene of the shooting or was involved.

 

Vick, who turns 30 on Saturday, is a native of Newport News, Va. Phillips, who also served 21 months in prison after pleading guilty in the dogfighting case, was a high school teammate of Vick.


06/25/2010 - 1:15pm
Report: Recchi back with Bruins
By: DJ Bean

NESN is reporting the Bruins have reached a one-year agreement with unrestricted winger Mark Recchi. The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer was acquired at the trade deadline in 2009 and has totaled 59 points in 99 games with the Bruins. A veteran of 21 years, Recchi has 563 goals and 922 assists, good for 1485 points. The deal is expected to be announced Monday. 

 

For more on the Bruins, check the Big Bad Blog


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