FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester had his final spring training tuneup for his Opening Day assignment against the Rangers on Friday. In a camp game at the minor league complex, Lester -- facing a lineup primarily of Red Sox Double-A and Triple-A prospects -- allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits (including a two-run homer by Luis Exposito) over five innings. He struck out five and walked none.
While the line was less than perfect, Lester said that he was pleased with the effort. He had a chance to work with all of his pitches, and while there were some well-struck balls, a number of hits were of either the broken bat or grounders-finding-holes variety.
"There’s always things to work on. I was able to do that today. On a lot of pitches I threw, I felt like I threw pretty good and didn’t get the results I wanted. A lot of broken bat hits off the end. Made one mistake to a guy (Exposito) that’s...
Jon Morris, a six-time AFL All-Star with the Boston Patriots and the first player to earn a Pro Bowl nod for the New England Patriots following the merger of the AFL and NFL, was named to the Patriots' Hall of Fame on Sunday.
It was the fourth time on the Hall of Fame ballot for the center, who played for the Patriots from 1964-74. His combined seven All-Star selections rank second in franchise history, trailing only John Hannah (nine). Morris was voted in by the senior committee, which meets every five years to consider candidates who have been retired for at least 25 years.
Morris will be enshrined -- at a date to be determined, thanks to the current lockout -- with one of the three finalists selected by the Hall of Fame Nomination Committee. The three finalists will be announced on April 15, with fan balloting ending on May 15.
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SARASOTA, Fla. -- After initially tempering his comments regarding Orioles manager Buck Showalter's quote in Men's Journal magazine insinuating that Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein's success was a product of his team's payroll, Sox manager Terry Francona offered some pointed comments about the situation
"I got asked that the other day in Jupiter and I hadn't seen it, I got it like third-hand, so I kind of joked about it a little bit. Then I read it. Actually, I was kind of aggravated a little bit," Francona said prior to the the Red Sox' spring training game against the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. "I don't think that's anybody's place. I mean, that's my boss. I was actually kind of aggravated a little bit. It's not the end of the world. I just thought it shouldn't have been done.
"I can't say I sat here and thought about it a lot, but I can't see a reason to do that. I don't remember him beating us that much. Maybe he was...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- According to a source familiar with the situation, the Red Sox are receiving some trade interest in some of the team's pitching depth. With days to go in spring training, the team is in a position where it has accumulated more major league-ready arms than it will need at the start of the year.
The team is currently deciding which two of four relievers (left-handers Hideki Okajima and Dennys Reyes and right-handers Alfredo Aceves and Matt Albers) will make the Opening Day roster. Okajima and Aceves both have minor league options and so could be sent to Pawtucket without risk of losing either; Albers and Reyes would have to be subjected to waivers if the Sox wanted to assign either to the minors.
While the Sox will almost surely listen to trade offers for any of those relievers or others who have already been sent to the minors, according to the source, they are also mindful of trying to maximize organizational relief depth, so...
A source has told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun that Bruins center Marc Savard is dealing with "real memory problems and he's quite worried about it."
Savard, who was placed on long-term injured reserve in February with his second concussion in less than a year, was last injured on Jan. 22 when he sustained a concussion after being checked into the boards by Matt Hunwick. The injury came after he missed the first 23 games of the 2010-11 season due to post-concussion symptoms stemming from a concussion suffered on March 7, 2010 thanks to a hit from Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke.
Savard said in February that he didn't know what his future held.
"I'm not going to make any decision about my future until I get some more medical stuff done," he said. "I've just got to be patient going forward."
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Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Rob Bradford is joined by Weei.com’s John Tomase to talk about what the Red Sox might do now that Sam Kennedy has been named President of the team. Tomase raises the very interesting possibility of the Red Sox bringing in a veteran executive to call the shots when it comes to player acquisition.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
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Mikey rants about Sandoval's weight, his lack of extra base hits, and his overall poor production in the month of July. Lenny Megliola and Chris Villani join in.
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