MILWAUKEE -- According to a major league source, the Red Sox have extended a contract offer to free agent David Ortiz. The proposal comes just days after Sox general manager Ben Cherington expressed a desire to keep the designated hitter in the organization.
"We have had a lot of dialogue with David and his agents," Cherington said. "Because of what I feel, and I think he feels, is a little bit more of a defined market for that role it's been easier to engage sooner. It's probably less likely to be a situation where he gets into the market and there's something that he's pushed into a corner on. David knows we want him to be here. We want him to be back with the Red Sox. We want him in our lineup. We've had a lot of dialogue to see if there's a way to do that, and I think that will continue."
Ortiz told the Boston Herald while visiting the Animal Rescue League on Tremont Street that he would allow the Red Sox to match any offers...
Benoit Pouliot collected a rebound off a Joe Corvo shot and put it past Johan Hedberg with 3:01 left in regulation to lift the Bruins to their sixth straight win, 4-3 over the Devils Tuesday night at TD Garden. The Bruins are now 9-7-0 after starting the season with just three wins in their first 10 games.
Tim Thomas kept the Bruins in the game early as he made several solid saves on quality chances in close. But Thomas couldn't keep the Devils from scoring on a 5-on-3 chance midway through the second when David Clarkson fired a one-timer past the Bruins goalie, making it 1-0. The Bruins had killed off the first three penalties of the night and were in the process of killing off a fourth when Johnny Boychuk was called for delay of game after flipping the puck into the netting above the end boards.
The first penalty that helped create the 5-on-3 was taken by Brad Marchand, who took an undisciplined roughing penalty by punching Adam...
As expected, NBA players filed two class-cation antitrust lawsuits against the NBA on Tuesday, one in the Northern District of California and the other in Minnesota. The California suit lists Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups Kevin Durant, ex-Celtic Leon Powe and rookie Kawhi Leonard as plaintiffs against the league, while the Minnesota suit has Caron Butler, Ben Gordon, Anthony Tolliver and rookie Derrick Williams.
"If you're in a poker game, and you run a bluff, and the bluff works, you're a hero. If someone calls your bluff, you lose. I think the owners overplayed their hand," said players attorney David Boies. "They did a terrific job of taking a very hard line and pushing the players to make concession after concession after concession, but greed is not only a terrible thing -- it's a dangerous thing."
The NBA responded in a statement from NBA spokesman Tim Frank: "We haven't seen Mr. Boies' complaint yet, but it's a...
MILWAUKEE -- Red Sox outfielder Josh Reddick had surgery to repair a torn cartilage in his left wrist on Tuesday, according to multiple industry sources. The procedure, which repaired occurred on the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) ligament, was the result of an injury incurred when Reddick was hit by a pitch against against the Rangers on Sept. 3, in a game in which he went 4-for-4. In 17 subsequent games, Reddick hit .240 with a .269 OBP, .380 slugging mark and .649 OPS, and he sat for all but one game in the season's final week.
The surgery was described by one source as "relatively minor." It will require a rehab period of 4-6 weeks, after which Reddick should be able to have a normal offseason entering spring training.
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MILWAUKEE -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington confirmed at the General Managers Meetings that the organization is in the process of restructuring its medical staff. According to sources, part of the reorganization could include the non-renewal of the contract Dr. Thomas Gill to remain as the team's medical director. WEEI's Glenn Ordway tweeted Tuesday, "Major shake-up in Sox medical staff coming. Dr. Thomas Gill OUT as team medical director." ESPNBoston.com reported the Red Sox will be eliminating the position of medical director, but could retain Gill and the Massachusetts General Hospital sports group, with that decision pending.
To date, the Red Sox have not renewed the contract between the team and Massachusetts General Hospital. The contract expires in mid-December.
Gill has served in the position since 2005, having replaced Dr. Bill Morgan. He currently serves on the staff at...
Giardi and Price discuss the mega deal that CB Josh Norman signed with Washington and if he is worth it. They also relate it to the Pats and Malcolm Butler. Does the Norman deal mean that Butler is about to cash in and will the Pats go along for the ride? This leads to a discussion on other players the Patriots need to extend very soon.
Danny Vitale, the SuperBack - a fullback/TE hybrid type - joins GIardi and Price on NFL Sunday to discuss the process of entering the NFL Draft, the combine and interviewing with various NFL teams including your New England Patriots.
With the NFL draft only a few days away, Mike and Chris preview how things are shaping for the Pats and the rest of the league. It will be a strange this year since they don't have a first round pick - how will Belichick and company approach this dilemma? Also, would the Pats contemplate the idea of trading Jimmy G?
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
The boys recap Marcus Smart and Paul Millsap's incredible battle in the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Atlanta Hawks with ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Jared Weiss and Sam Packard discussed Jared Sullinger's struggles and the reemergence of Machine Bun Kelly. They discuss inside media stuff like when to applaud for honorees and Chris' devotion to southern unsweetened tea. Of course they answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions too.
Celts beat writer Steve Bulpett is on his way to the Garden and gives Arcand a call to give his thoughts on what he expects tonight from the Green team in what is sure to be a raucous atmosphere.
Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia after he had a two home run game, one of which was a grand slam that propelled the Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves
We sit down with the Skipper of the Sox, manager John Farrell joins Dale, Holley and Thornton for his weekly visit.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Kirk rants on the company's decision not to send the show to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.
Schill joins the guys a week after he was dismissed by ESPN.
The guys go at with Gary over deflategate and Tom Brady.
On yesterday's "Breaking Balls" podcast, John, Gerry and Kirk opined that the Midday show never fights with each other. Upon hearing the audio of those opinions, Glenn, Lou and Christian immediately get in a fight about what was said on Thursday morning's conference call.
Suspected Deflategate whistle-blower, Mike Kensil, has been re-assigned to "VP of Operations - International" which means he'll be less and less visible in the U.S.
Roger Goodell is doing the media rounds touting his success over Tom Brady and NFLPA to anyone that will listen.
Roger Goodell is now talking to anyone who will listen about the NFL's victory in court over Tom Brady, and it stands in stark contrast to how Brady handled his initial victory in the original arbitration case.
We look at the NFL draft and how the Patriots should handle their first round snub, as well as look at the Celtics-Hawks tonight and more on Deflategate and Roger's victory tour.
We end the Dale and Holley show with the best soundbites of the day.
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, plus they’re joined by Cassie, the Textress
The Revolution continue to sputter but all of a sudden Ben & Russ have switched their opinions on how they look. They also address the upcoming Copa America Centenario.
Jerry is joined by MIT's John Mayo, project manager on the revolutionary project that will change transportation - and the world - forever: The Hyperloop.
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