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08/27/2010 - 4:40pm
Gammons: Innings could cost Clay the Cy
By: DJ Bean

Hall of Fame NESN/MLB Network analyst Peter Gammons made his weekly appearance on The Big Show Friday, saying that the Red Sox may be better off seeing how their series goes with the Rays before considering any big waiver-wire moves (he said they claimed "a few" relievers, including Scott Downs). He also discussed the state of the Red Sox and their injuries, most notably touching on second baseman Dustin Pedroia.


"I don't know if he ever really healed," Gammons said of Pedroia, adding that the 2008 MVP "knew right away that he'd come back too soon."


Pedroia broke a bone in his left foot on June 25 and rushed back to rejoin the lineup last Tuesday and Wednesday, but after two games was placed back on the DL. He is set to spend a week in a boot before determining whether surgery is the right course of action. 


Gammons also said that Red Sox righty Clay Buchholz has a...

08/27/2010 - 2:47pm
Kalish sits; Drew, McDonald in against Price

ST. PETERSBURG -- With Tampa Bay left-hander David Price on the mound, the Red Sox will employ a lineup that features as many players hitting from the right side of the plate as possible. As such, the left-handed hitting Ryan Kalish is out of the lineup, with Darnell McDonald batting second and playing center field in his place.


The Sox will still feature a pair of lefties in their lineup against Price. David Ortiz (1-for-7 with a double) is in the lineup, as is J.D. Drew, who has never faced Price in the regular season, but who did have a pair of postseason appearances against the southpaw in the 2008 ALCS, most notably his bases-loaded, two-out, check-swing strikeout in the eighth inning of Game 7.


Price has held lefties to a .213 average and .591 OPS this year, compared to marks of .234 and .674 by righties.


For complete matchup information on the pairing of Price against Sox starter Jon Lester...

08/27/2010 - 2:30pm
Report: White Sox awarded Manny claim
By: DJ Bean

According to a tweet from Jayson Stark, the White Sox were awarded a waiver claim on Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez. Stark notes that the Rangers and Rays likely claimed the slugger as well, but that the White Sox won out due to their inferior record. 


Now that he is claimed, the White Sox can work out a deal with the Dodgers until midnight Tuesday, or Los Angeles could simply release Ramirez to Chicago. Ramirez has a no-trade clause that would him allow to negate a move, similarly to what Johnny Damon did earlier in the week with the Red Sox, but reports have stated Ramirez would accept a move to Chicago.


The former Red Sox left fielder is hitting .313/.407/.513 this season with eight homers and 40 runs batted in over 64 games. He has had three different stints on the disabled list this season with a calf strain.

08/27/2010 - 1:37pm
Report: Multiple teams claim Manny

According to a tweet from Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman, "multiple teams" have put in a waiver wire claim on Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez before Friday's 1:30 p.m. deadline. There was no immediate report on which team has claiming rights or if the Dodgers would let him go.

08/27/2010 - 12:11pm
Morris, Taylor discuss Pats loss on D&H
By: Jay Asser

Patriots running backs Sammy Morris and Fred Taylor joined the Dale & Holley show on Friday morning to recap the disappointing performance against the Rams on Thursday night.


"It's kind of difficult," Morris said of comparing the preseason to the regular season. "I hate ever trying to justify or downplay a loss, but at the same time it is preseason. There's not as much game plan, there's not as much starters playing, there's a lot of things different from the regular season. So I guess for me personally, I just kind of sense how I played and I guess the coaches just imagine how everyone played and everything that needs to be improved upon."


"Last night was just one of those things," Taylor said. "You never want to lose. No matter who the opponent is, you never want to lose, number one. I think to go out there, and seeing how our guys fought later in the second half,...

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