In a text message to WEEI.com, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz wrote that he received clearance to remove the protective boot from his right foot Tuesday and will have his strained Achilles tendon re-evaluated Friday with the hope of swinging a bat this weekend.
Ortiz, who injured his Achilles July 16 while running home on Adrian Gonzalez' home run, is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Aug. 1. He did not accompany the team to Texas but will join the Sox when they play the Yankees in New York starting Friday.
During the stretch Ortiz has been out, the Red Sox are 24th in the major leagues in OPS (.669).
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Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday that no players have indicated that they plan to transfer in the wake of the NCAA penalties announced a day earlier, but all the team's sponsors are not demonstrating the same loyalty.
The insurance company State Farm is pulling its ads from Penn State broadcasts, and General Motors is reconsidering its sponsorship deal.
"We will not directly support Penn State football this year," State Farm spokesman Dave Phillips said Tuesday. "We just feel it was the best decision."
Other sponsors, including Pepsi, PNC bank and Highmark (Pennsylvania's largest health insurer) said they will stay on board.
Meanwhile, the school's credit rating could take a hit, as Moody's Investors Service announced that the school's Aa1 rating is in jeopardy due to potential for a decline in enrollment and fundraising.
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Third baseman Alex Rodriguez broke his hand when he was hit by a pitch in the Yankees' 4-2 loss to the Mariners on Tuesday night in Seattle and is headed to the disabled list.
"It's difficult," said Rodriguez, who suffered a non-displaced fracture on the outside of the left hand. "Tough break."
Rodriguez was hit by an 88 mph changeup from Feliz Hernandez, who also hit Ichiro Suzuki and Derek Jeter in the frame before being pulled.
"It was getting away," said an apologetic Hernandez. "It was a changeup to A-Rod. I feel bad."
Rodriguez is hitting .276 with 15 home runs and 44 RBIs through 94 games. He was hitting .328 over his last 16 games before Tuesday.
The Yankees refused to speculate on how long Rodriguez will be out until he meets with team physician Dr. Chris...
A two-out RBI single from Mike Aviles in the ninth inning lifted the Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Rangers Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas. Clay Buchholz tossed seven innings of four-hit ball for the Red Sox, who snapped a four-game skid. Will Middlebrooks had a pair of hits, Vicente Padilla (4-0) got the win in relief, and Alfredo Aceves tossed a scoreless ninth for his 21st save of the season.
The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on an RBI double from Kelly Shoppach, but the Rangers knotted the game at one in the last of the sixth when Elvis Andrus scored on a Josh Hamilton groundout. That set the stage for Aviles in the ninth. After Texas closer Joe Nathan recorded the first two outs, Daniel Nava and pinch-hitter Jarrod Saltalamacchia worked him for walks before Aviles lined a 3-2 pitch into left-center to score Nava with the game-winner.
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Speaking to reporters before Tuesday night's game with the Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford said he has no problem with manager Bobby Valentine's decision to hit him seventh.
Crawford had told WEEI.com on July 16 that he was still upset after being dropped out of the No. 2 spot by former Red Sox manager Terry Francona after two games last season. But after talking to Valentine, and understanding his return from an elbow injury was still a work in progress, he was more accepting of the move this time around.
"Last year was more like trying to prove to the manager and all that kind of stuff, just fighting against myself, and this year I understand, OK, I might be at the bottom sometimes, I might be at the top," Crawford said. "I'm cool with it. I've come to grips that that...
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe speak with ESPN's Trent Dilfer and look ahead to the match-up with his old team, the Baltimore Ravens.
Butch Stearns joins Glenn and Fred to react to the Patriots victory over the Rams. They discuss Tom Brady's record setting 201st quarterback victory and debate if he is truly the greatest player of all time.
Glenn and Fred open the show reacting to the Patriots beat down of the Los Angeles Rams. They discuss the defense and debate whether todays game is a sign of things to come.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mut and Tomase are joined by Rob Bradford to talk about just how the Red Sox were able to pull off this trade. Rob's sit down with Dave Dombrowski helps to reveal the timeline of the mega deal.
Mut and John Tomase open the Hot Stove show debating the blockbuster Chris Sale trade. Tomase argues that you can like the trade, but dislike Dombrowski for gutting the Red Sox farm system.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford sits down with Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski to talk about the Red Sox off season. They discuss how the blockbuster Chris Sale trade went down.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Gerry was shocked that Ken Laird took his wife to see Hateful Eight. Bradford checked in from the WInter Meetings.
Chris Russo talked about the Winter Meetings with Gerry and Kirk and the guys discussed John Henry's brand new yacht.
Gerry and Kirk disagreed on whether or not LeBron James owes people an explanation for his boycott of Trump's hotel.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are starting to think that the Ravens are the Pats biggest Rival. They cite the frequency with which they play, the importance of their games, the fact that the Ravens have won in Foxborough, and that they always play close games.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian react to John Tomase's comments on "The Hot Stove Show" last night, where he bagged on Dave Dombrowski fro decimating the Red Sox Farm System. Lou feels very strongly that Prospects exist to get big time Players. He also feels that the Red Sox are already the Chicago Cubs. Glenn rails against Tomase and other "Prospect Hoarders." Christian talks about "Beanie Babies."
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss Pablo Sandoval's conversation with ESPN Deportes, where he talks about a renewed interest in Baseball, getting healthy, and wanting his son to be able to see him play at a high level.
While driving around town, Curt Schilling decided to give Dale, Michael and Keefe a ring and discuss the Sox pitching staff with the addition of Chris Sale.
A lot of panic out there about Sox GM Dave Dombrowski "dismantling" the farm system. Dale, Michael and Keefe discuss it, and also how this rotation may play out. Is Clay Bucholz the odd man out?
Michael and Rich Keefe talk C's after they knock off Orlando in impressive fashion.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
K&C Producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back at it after Thursday's non-Casting Couch show to discuss the day's program and deliver the day's best soundbytes.
Episode 2 of the official podcast of Kirk & Callahan, as Kirk and Gerry acknowledge their first real on-air fight on that morning's show. The guys also discuss newbie Rich Keefe, Gary Tanguay, and Larry Bird's 60th birthday
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