Kevin Youkilis is back in the Sox lineup after sitting out Thursday's game to rest his ankle after he followed off a pitch in Wednesday's game against the Phillies. Youkilis is playing third and hitting fourth. J.D. Drew is also back in the lineup and hitting fifth. David Ortiz is once again not in the lineup.
Update: Jacoby Ellsbury was a late scratch due to an illness. Josh Reddick will move over from left field to play center and Drew Sutton will take over in left. Marco Scutaro was moved up in the order.
Marco Scutaro SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
J.D. Drew RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Josh Reddick CF
Drew Sutton, LF
Tim Wakefield RHP (4-3, 4.54)
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MLB Network baseball analyst Kevin Millar joined Tom Caron and Lou Merloni Friday to discuss the current state of the Red Sox and the end of outfielder Mike Cameron's tenure in Boston. The 38-year-old was designated for assignment on Thursday.
"Tremendous guy. Tremendous professional, and Mike is awesome," Millar said of Cameron. "The bottom line is you just get to an age and things slow down. He went through the hernia surgery, and he just didn't have the bat speed right now coming off the bench. He's been an everyday player his whole career. Maybe this new role was not easy, this minor role.
"I don't think Boston was a great fit for him when he's not the everyday guy."
Cameron was hitting .149 with three homers and nine RBI in 94 at-bats this season, his second with Boston.
"It's tough, especially when you get to that age when you're not the same player and you don't have the same bat speed...
Ken Berger of CBSSports.com joined the Dennis & Callahan Show to discuss the NBA lockout. He presented a bleak portrayal of the divide between players and owners.
Berger suggested that owners want a "fundamental change" to the way in which the NBA does business, with owners being guaranteed profits. He suggests that the NBA side is being driven by hard-liners who want "dramatic and significant and life-changing change to the way the NBA does business," resulting in the prospect of a protracted lockout.
"[Owners] essentially want the players crushed and brought to their knees," said Berger. "From a dollars standpoint, this can be figured out. If there were a serious effort on the part of the owners to want to compromise, a compromise would not be difficult to find. But that is not where the owners are.
"They have decided – the hard-liners in particular, and they’re the ones running...
Hours after the NBA entered a lockout at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, news emerged that some owners were willing to lose the entire 2011-12 season to get their way in the collective bargaining negotiations, and Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck is one of those owners, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.
"He's one of the owners believed to be willing to lose the next season, along with Phoenix's Robert Sarver," wrote Adrian Wojnarowski.
Should the 2011-12 season be lost, Celtics stars Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen would become free agents, and the team's owners would save the $31.2 million worth of salary the all-star duo is due this coming season.
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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who won the 2010 Home Run Derby at last year's All-Star Weekend festivities in Anaheim, will take part in this year's competition and also serve as the captain of the American League team on Monday, July 11. In that capacity, not only will Ortiz hit in the derby, but he will also select the other three AL participants in the competition. Those three players don't necessarily need to be participants in the All-Star Game.
From the Major League Baseball press release:
Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers and David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox have been named the first-ever captains of the National League and American League squads for the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby. Ortiz is the defending champion, having won the 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby in Anaheim, while Fielder won the previous year in St. Louis. The 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby will take place on Monday, July 11 at Chase Field in Phoenix...
A frustrated Bill Belichick sat down with Michael, Dale and Jerry after the Patriots first loss of the season. We break down why it happened with the coach.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with defensive leader Chandler Jones about the Patriots first loss of the season.
We check in with the best NFL analyst on Boston radio, Tedy Bruschi, after the Patriots fell to 10-1 last night in Denver.
Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe joins Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the up and down Celtics, the improvement of Avery Bradley, and the casting of a potential Celtics buddy cop comedy.
An experimental game recap of the Celtics 105-95 victory over the Miami Heat.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
The Red Sox VP of Baseball Operations, Frank Wren talks about the David Price signing, as well as some of their other player personnel.
The guys talk all about the David Price signing by the Red Sox, and talk with Red Sox VP of Baseball Operations, Frank Wren.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
The guys discussed the latest from Belichick.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed the latest ESPN on ESPN crime.
Just two years after John Henry said he was opposed to signing pitchers to high price deals, it looks like the Red Sox might be front runners for David Price. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss whether Dombrowski is really trying to spend the money or if he's using the media reports as strategy.
After Sunday night's loss, guys like Trent Dilfer, Steve Young and Dan Fouts are putting teams like the Broncos and Bengals ahead of the Patriots as AFC favorites. Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian have some fun with Dan Fouts picking the Redskins to win the NFC.
After expecting the worst with Rob Gronkowski and Dont'a Hightower, it looks like both of those players will only miss a few weeks for the Patriots. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss how lucky the Patriots got with this news, and also recap the Ravens/Browns Monday night Football game from last night.
We report the news and react to it... David Price is the new ace of the Red Sox pitching staff.
90 minutes before the news broke we spoke with former MLB GM Jim Bowden who says the Red Sox will not be denied with David Price... and they weren't!
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the state of officiating in the NFL, and how it particularly applies to the 2015 Patriots.
Mikey is talking about the Red Sox landing one of the top free agent pitchers in David Price, with a deal for 7 years and a whopping $217 Million
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