FORT MYERS, Fla. -- X-rays were negative on Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell, who left Friday's game after fouling a ball just below his left kneecap. While there was no break, the injury will slow Lowell, who will no longer be able to make his scheduled appearance as a designated hitter on Saturday.
"He’s intact," said Sox manager Terry Francona. "He’s just going to be pretty sore."
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced the order of the team's starting rotation to start the season. For the second straight year, Josh Beckett will get the ball for the season opener. After an off-day, the Sox will then have Jon Lester and John Lackey make the next two starts against the Yankees. Following another off-day, Tim Wakefield will then start against the Royals in the team's road opener.
Beckett will then make his second start of the season (on five days rest), with Clay Buchholz slotted to start the series finale against the Royals. From there, Lester will make the next start against the Twins (on five days rest), with the Sox following a regular five-man rotation thereafter.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- According to a major league source, the Red Sox have acquired Kevin Frandsen from the Giants for a player to be named or cash. The news was first reported by Henry Schulman (via Twitter).
Frandsen, 27, is a career .240/.304/.341/.645 hitter in parts of four seasons with the Giants. Over the course of four stretches in the majors in 2009, he hit .140/.204/.180/.384 in 50 at-bats. He spent most of 2009 in Triple-A, where he hit .295/.352/.438/.790.
He has moved all over the field in his big league career, playing second, third, short, and both left and right field. With Jed Lowrie having been out for much of the spring while recovering from mononucleosis, he would appear to represent middle-infield depth for the Sox.
Frandsen is expected to report to the Sox on Saturday. With his acquisition, the team...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- New Players Association boss Michael Weiner talked to the Red Sox Friday morning, and then addressed the media regarding a variety of subjects, including the concern that there will be more leaks from the list of players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in what was supposed to be a confidential 2003 test. (For Weiner’s reaction, click here.)
After David Ortiz, whose name had been leaked last summer, wanted chose to clarify that he is not among those yearning to see more names come to light.
“I don’t really care. Honestly, I don’t really care. I’m here to play baseball. I’m here to focus on what I’ve got to do. I always mind my own business. You guys have never heard me talk about...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In addition to their release of left-handed pitcher Brian Shouse, the Red Sox made two additional roster moves on Friday. The team optioned left-hander Fabio Castro to Triple-A Pawtucket, and reassigned outfielder Darnell McDonald to minor league camp. The moves leave the Sox with 37 players in camp.
The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joined the show to discuss his column in today's paper on Vince Wilfork. He thinks the Pats should keep Vince.
Boston Globe Patriots writer Ben Volin joined the show with the latest on the offseason. He said it is most likely that Julian Edelman returns next season due to his agent's relationship with the team.
Mike Florio of NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk.com joins the show to discuss the status of Aqib Talib and the exciting prospect of Darrelle Revis being traded by the Bucs to a CB-needy team.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Andy Brickley of NESN joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on what trade moves the Bruins might make, if any, as the trade deadline approaches.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed his 100th fight as a Boston Bruin last night. He added that he hopes the Bruins remain intact at today's NHL deadline.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today they discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding the Oscars and Andrew Garfield.
The guys opened the show by discussing Nick Cafardo's column on Stephen Drew. Everyone disagreed with the premise that it is time to panic and sign Drew.
Our friend and Jimmy Fund Patient Sam Thomas discussing his desire to meet Ellen. #EllenMeetSam
Mut and Lou talk about which free agents they want to hear rumored to be going to the Pats.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, shares his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Mut and Lou are both dissapointed by the Bruins lackluster moves at the deadline. Meszaros and Harry Potter? Really?
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Tom E Curran and Michael Holley talked Celtics, Rondo and the return of Paul Pierce to the Garden, and we were joined by a fan who wears his emotions on his sleeve, and wasn't afraid to show them for the Celtics.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.