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07/21/2010 - 8:39pm
Hermida returns, Nava optioned to Triple-A

Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava told reporters in Oakland that he had been optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket following his club's loss to the Athletics on Wednesday. The outfielder, who became the second player in baseball history to hit a grand slam on the first pitch he saw in his big league career, was sent back to the PawSox in order to clear a roster spot for Jeremy Hermida.

 

Nava hit .286 with a .381 OBP, .832 OPS, one homer and 16 RBI in 29 games. The switch-hitter was particularly impressive against right-handers, hitting .319 with a .390 OBP and .911 OPS. 

 

The 27-year-old took his return to the minors in stride.

 

"I've got things I need to work on, and I'll go back there, try to work on that stuff, try to focus on that stuff, wait for another opportunity," he told reporters in Oakland.

 

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07/21/2010 - 6:39pm
Buchholz rusty as Sox fall to A's
By: DJ Bean

Jack Cust and Matt Watson each homered in spoling Clay Buchholz' return from the disabled list on Wednesday as the Athletics' bats once again proved stronger than those of the visiting team in a 6-4 Red Sox loss.

 

Jed Lowrie filled in admirably for Marco Scutaro in his first game of the season, while Adrian Beltre supplied the Sox with the team's only homer. Though the Sox mustered four runs off of A's starter Gio Gonzalez, the offense was silenced for much of the lefty's start and failed to tack on a run after the 24-year-old's departure. 

 

Buchholz struggled in each of his four-plus frames, facing 24 batters en route to recording just 13 outs. The cleanest he looked in the game was in the fourth inning, as the only slip-up Buchholz had was a walk to Cliff Pennington after Rajai Davis reached on a throwing error by Lowrie.

 

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07/21/2010 - 4:07pm
Pats sign two seventh rounders

The Patriots announced the signing of two more players this afternoon, seventh-round picks Kade Weston (defensive lineman) and Zac Robinson (quarterback). Weston, a defensive lineman from Georgia, was selected by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2010 draft with the 248th selection overall, while Robinson, a quarterback from Oklahoma State, was selected by the Patriots 250th overall.

Weston, 6-foot-5, 315 pounds, played in 48 career games with 20 starts at Georgia and finished with 78 total tackles and four sacks. Robinson, 6-foot-3, 218 pounds, became the starter after the second game of his sophomore season in 2007 and finished his career as the all-time leader in passing and total offense, amassing 10,175 yards in total offense and 8,317 passing yards.

Weston and Robinson are the seventh and eighth members of New England’s 12 2010 draft choices to sign with the team.

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07/21/2010 - 2:05pm
SI: Tiger still top earner in U.S. sports

Sports Illustrated released its annual list of the 50 highest-earning American athletes, and golfer Tiger Woods retained the top spot despite his off-course woes. While he reportedly lost more than $20 million in endorsements since the scandal broke late last year, Woods is still on top with an annual income of more than $90 million, including money from salary, winnings, bonuses, endorsements and appearance fees.

 

Fellow golfer Phil Mickelson ($61.6 million), boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. ($60.2 million), NBA star LeBron James ($45.7 million) and Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez ($37 million) round out the top five. A-Rod is one of three Yankees in the top 13, along with Derek Jeter (8) and CC Sabathia (13).

 

The top Boston athlete on the list is Celtics forward Kevin Garnett ($26.4 million). New Celtic Jermaine O'Neal is 22nd ($23.2 million). John Lackey ranks 26th ($21.7 million), one spot ahead of Paul Pierce ($21...

07/21/2010 - 1:06pm
Remy signs multi-year deal with NESN

NESN announced that Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy has signed a multi-year contract extension. Remy started with the station in 1988, sitting alongside Ned Martin. He's spent the last 10 seasons with Don Orsillo as his broadcast partner.

 

Remy is a four-time New England Emmy Award winner for sports play-by-play.

 

"I am truly fortunate to have been part of the NESN family for the past 23 years, and that relationship will continue into the future," Remy said in a statement. "I feel I have the best job in the world broadcasting Red Sox baseball."


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