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08/24/2010 - 5:51pm
Pats' Weston clears waivers, placed on IR

The Patriots announced Tuesday afternoon that rookie defensive lineman Kade Weston had cleared waivers and would be placed on the Patriots' injured reserve list for the 2010 season. A seventh-round pick of the Patriots out of the University of Georgia, Weston has struggled to stay on the field since he was drafted this past spring — the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder had a problem reporting to Foxboro because of a work visa issue (he was born in Trinidad & Tobago), and when he did arrive, he opened camp on the physically unable to perform list. Weston had 78 career tackles and four sacks in his collegiate career with the Bulldogs, with his finest season coming as a senior when he started nine games and finished with 28 tackles and two sacks. For more Patriots news, check out the team page at WEEI.com.


08/24/2010 - 5:37pm
Papelbon on Damon: 'Why not stay?'

Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon was deferential when asked about former teammate Johnny Damon's statement that he plans to exercise his no-trade clause to remain with the Tigers after the Red Sox were awarded a waiver claim of the outfielder on Monday. Papelbon suggested that such matters are deeply personal and that a player cannot be faulted for a decision to stay in a place where he is happy.

 

“I think it’s a personal decision for him. I think he’s going to do whatever best suits him and his family. I wish nothing but the best for him,” said Papelbon. “When you’re in a position and in a city and in a place where you want to be and a place where you’re happy, I find no real reason for leaving that. I know Johnny’s going to do whatever is best for him and his family. I’ve always admired Johnny since I came here in ’05. He was one of the players who kind of took me under his...

08/24/2010 - 4:59pm
Cash activated, Brown optioned

The Red Sox have activated catcher Kevin Cash from the disabled list and optioned catcher Dusty Brown to Triple A Pawtucket.

 

Cash was placed on the disabled list on August 12 with a hamstring injury. Initially acquired from the Astros to address a position that at the time was without both Victor Martinez and Jason Varitek, Cash has hit .176/.252/.250 in 40 games this season between the Red Sox and the Astros. Cash has also spent parts of the 2007 and 2008 seasons in Boston.

 

Brown, 28, has hit .250/.250/.333 in seven games for the Red Sox this season.


08/24/2010 - 4:32pm
Damon: 'I'm not going'
By: DJ Bean

According to a tweet from Jason Beck of MLB.com, Tigers designated hitter Johnny Damon has told reporters in Detroit that he will not accept a move to the Red Sox, who claimed him on waivers Monday.

 

"I'm not going," Damon said, according to Beck.

 

Damon had a clause in his one-year deal with the Tigers that allowed him to block trades to eight teams, a list that included the Red Sox. Damon played with the Red Sox from 2002-2005 and won a World Series with the team in 2004.


08/24/2010 - 4:23pm
Cameron to have surgery on Friday
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron will have abdominal surgery on Friday at Mass General Hospital on Friday, manager Terry Francona told reporters Tuesday. Cameron played in just 48 games this season, his first with the Red Sox, before being shut down for the year due to an abdominal injury that has plagued him throughout the season.

 

In the time that he did see this season, Cameron hit .259/.328/.401 with four homers and 15 runs batted in. He is in the first year of a two-year, $15.5 million deal. 


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