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10/18/2012 - 7:09am
Source: Sox talking Farrell compensation

An industry souce confirmed a report from the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo that the Red Sox and Blue Jays have begun preliminary discussions about potential compensation for Toronto manager John Farrell. 

The Sox have interviewed Yankees bench coach Tony Pena, Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach and Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus for the vacant managerial position and will interview Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale on Thursday. But Farrell, according to several reports, still appears to the be top target for the Sox.

The 50-year old Farrell has a 154-170 record in two seasons as manager of the Blue Jays, finishing in fourth place in the American League in each season. The former Sox pitching coach has one year remaning on his contract with Toronto.

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10/18/2012 - 6:57am
Mashup: Yankees deny A-Rod trade talks

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, mired in a batting slump and a controversy for allegedly flirting with two women behind the dugout during a recent playoff loss at Yankee Stadium, appears headed out of New York. The question is, who will take on the fading star and his megacontract?

Rodriguez, consigned to the bench after batting .087 this postseason, has a full no-trade clause but reportedly is resigned to the fact that he's not wanted by the Pinstripes and would accept a trade.

On Wednesday, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman strongly denied a rumor that there have been discussions with the Marlins about sending the 37-year-old to Miami and paying all of the remaining $114 million left on his contract.

“I have had no discussions with the Florida Marlins, certainly would never have any trade discussions under the circumstances," Cashman said. “There are no discussions whatsoever. They are false.

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10/17/2012 - 7:34pm
Lamont: Sox 'less chaotic' if he'd been hired

Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont, who was the runner-up to Bobby Valentine in the Red Sox' search for a manager after the 2011 season, told Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald prior to Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Yankees that the Sox would have faced a less "chaotic" season if they'd hired him. 

"I don’t know what the record would’ve been," Lamont told the Herald, "but I’m positive it wouldn’t have been as chaotic.

"I don’t know what went on with the players," he continued. "If I would’ve been there, I don’t think there would’ve been that much turmoil."

Lamont told the Herald that even...

10/17/2012 - 4:03pm
Chung among 11 limited at practice

FOXBORO -- Running back Brandon Bolden and linebacker Tracy White were the only players who did not take part in the walk-through outside Gillette Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Eleven Patriots were listed as limited in the light practice. Here is Wednesday's full report: 

Did Not Practice

RB Brandon Bolden (knee)

LB Tracy White (foot) 

Limited Participation

S Patrick Chung (shoulder)

S Steve Gregory (hip)

WR Julian Edelman (hand)

TE Ron Gronkowski (hip)

TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle)

LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring)

G Logan Mankins (calf/hip)

OL Nick McDonald (shoulder)

CB Sterling Moore (knee)

OT Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee)

WR Wes Welker (ankle...

10/17/2012 - 3:32pm
Source: C's reach agreement with Barbosa

The Celtics have reached agreement on a one-year deal with free agent guard Leandro Barbosa, a source confirmed to WEEI. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! was the first to report the news. 

Barbosa split his time last season between the Raptors and Pacers, appearing in 22 games with Indiana and the playoffs. He had his best years in Phoenix playing alongside Steve Nash when he averaged 18.1 points per game in the 2006-07 season. 

The Celtics made room for the Brazilian veteran by waiving Jamar Smith and Dionte Christmas on Tuesday. Barbosa has played both guard positions and is known for providing instant offense. 

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


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