According to a baseball source, a resolution of the Mike Lowell situation is not expected Monday, but in the next day or two, some determination about how to proceed with the corner infielder seems likely.
The Red Sox have been trying to trade Lowell since last winter, most notably in the trade with the Rangers that fell apart due to concerns with the 36-year-old’s right hip. While the team initially envisioned a role for Lowell this year, chiefly as a right-handed complement to David Ortiz and as a backup to Adrian Beltre and Kevin Youkilis, the re-emergence of Ortiz as a lineup force limited the role of the 2007 World Series MVP.
Lowell had become a seldom-used bench option by late-June, when he went on the disabled list due to concerns about his hip. At the time, while there were health concerns about his hip, there was also a general discomfort on the part of both the player and the team about Lowell’s...
According to a baseball source, Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is getting very close to activation, but it will be at least a couple more days before he rejoins the Red Sox roster. He will play at least one more rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday and then the Red Sox will re-evaluate him. Ellsbury went 2-for-5 on Sunday, and is now 4-for-9 in two games for the PawSox. He has played just nine games for the Red Sox this year while recovering from five non-displaced rib fractures.
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FOXBORO — The Patriots announced Monday morning they have signed wide receiver Rod Owens and tight end Carson Butler.
Owens, a 6-foot-1, 186-pound wide receiver, led Florida State with 61 catches for 729 yards and three touchdowns last season. A 23-year-old, he originally worked out for the Patriots in early June just after getting released by St. Louis.
Butler is a 6-foot-4, 260-pounder out of Michigan who is already on his sixth team — the 22-year old was signed by Green Bay out of college as a free agent, but has also been on the practice squad in Detroit, San Francisco and Cincinnati. He was cut by the Giants in June. In last year's training camp with the Lions, he he caught 4 passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in the preseason before he was cut and added to the practice squad.
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Last week we gave you the most memorable villains in Boston sports history. This week we offer the most hated teams in Boston sports history. Sure, the Yankees and Lakers have plenty of candidates, but there are many others. Check out the list at the LEEInks blog.
Ben Roethlisberger said he was "scared" anticipating the fan reaction to his first appearance at Steelers training camp, but teammate Hines Ward promised the quarterback, "We've got your back no matter what." No need, as the fans cheered the controversial player's appearance over the weekend. Read more about that, plus check out video of NBA star Tyreke Evans' 120 mph highway race and subsequent arrest, along with other stories, videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
We check in with former Patriot and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi for his take on a week of bad news in the NFL, and his thoughts on the Patriots rebound win over the Minnesota Vikings.
We check in with Big Vince after the Patriots secured their first win of the season over the Minnesota Vikings.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie shortstop, who hit a 3-run homer in the 8-4 win.
Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Red Sox offseason, Dustin Pedroia's injury, and Giancarlo Stanton
Joe and Dave talk with Will Middlebrooks after he helps the Red Sox get back into the win column earning the victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show by discussing Adrian Peterson's latest child abuse charge.
LAPD were called to investigate a couple in public displaying lewd behavior. The officer came across actress, Danielle Watts and her boyfriend. Although clothed, she went on an epic tirade and refused to present her ID.
Former Patriot and current NBC Sports Analyst, Rodney Harrison talks about how bad the Pats looked in a convincing win. The guys also tried to get him to talk about the Adrian Peterson accusations and he refused.
Another Adrian Peterson child abuse case has surfaced, per a report by ProFootballTalk.com, and Roger Goodell has gone silent.
We discuss the Patriots offensive "woes" in the first two weeks of the season, which leads us down the path of revisiting the crop of talent Brady has played with over the years in this Patriots offense.
We tackle four topics, all sparked by Jonathan Papelbon's "adjustment" towards his home crowd in Philly.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
Rob Bradford is joined by Dr. Evan Schumer of Newton Wellesley Orthopaediac Associates to discuss exactly what kind of surgery was performed on Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, the recovery time that accompanies such a procedure and why the operation might be just what the doctored ordered.
The Pats looked much better than they did against Miami. Chandler Jones had a huge game with a blocked FG that he returned for a TD. But how much of this victory was a result of how BAD Matt Cassel played, or the fact that Adrian Peterson was inactive?More from this show