Right-handed pitchers Anthony Ranaudo and Brandon Workman, whom the Red Sox selected in the first two rounds of June's MLB draft and were signed prior to Monday night's deadline, will report to Single A Lowell but will not pitch.
An elite arm with a massive 6-foot-7 frame, Ranaudo entered his junior season at LSU as one of the country's top pitchers. From there, elbow issues, inconsistency, and representation by Scott Boras led to his slide to the 39th overall pick. Whether or not the Red Sox would come to terms with the righty served as a popular storyline throughout a summer in which he went 3-0 with a 0.00 earned run average over 29 1/3 innings for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League. The two sides agreed to a deal worth $2.55 million prior to the 11.59 p.m. deadline Monday night.
Workman, who played his college ball at the University of Texas, utilized his low-to-mid nineties fastball...
Following is the press release just sent out by the MLBPA regarding Mets reliever Francisco Rodriguez, who was recently placed on the disqualified list after injuring himself in a fight with his father-in-law.
Today, the Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance against the New York Mets and the Commissioner's Office challenging yesterday's actions taken against relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez. The grievance challenges both Francisco's placement on the Disqualified List and the conversion of his contract to non-guaranteed status.
Because the grievance alleges material breaches of Francisco's contract (including non-payment of salary), the Basic Agreement requires that the matter be processed expeditiously. No hearing date has been set.
The Patriots and wide receiver Torry Holt have decided to go their separate ways. According to multiple reports, New England has reached an injury settlement with the veteran, which allows Holt to essentially become a free agent. The Patriots placed Holt, who signed with the franchise in the offseason, on injured reserve with a knee injury late last week. He will undergo surgery for the unspecified injury this week, and is now free to join another team later in the season if he chooses. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/Patriots.
ESPN baseball analyst J.P. Ricciardi joined The Big Show on Wednesday, and in addition to commending the Red Sox for their development of "two No. 1 starters" in Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz, indicated that though it's a "long shot," the Red Sox could still position themselves to make the playoffs.
"I would be very concerned if I were the Yankees," Ricciardi said. "That club is really starting to look old to me, and I think that the next five or six weeks we've got left is really going to be crucial on the Yankees more than anything. The Red Sox know which spot they're in. They know they just have to go out and play well. The Yankees are actually looking at, 'Hey we're in the playoffs right now. We can't let this slip away.' "
The Red Sox are currently six games behind New York with 42 games left to play. For more on the Red Sox, visit the WEEI.com Red Sox team page at...
Jacoby Ellsbury gave a 17-second statement on his latest rib injury that landed him on the disabled list for the third time this season, stopping short of declaring his 2010 season over.
"It's a broken rib in the back, broken in the exact same place as I broke it before. Basically, when I come back, I'll be stronger than ever when I do come back.
Asked if he was done playing for the year, Ellsbury said, "We're not sure yet."
Ellsbury saw orthopedic specialist Dr. Lewis Yocum on Tuesday in Southern California and Yocum spoke with Red Sox manager Terry Francona this morning advising Francona and the team that there is no way of telling when exactly he suffered the injury that was diagnosed over the weekend and re-examined on Tuesday.
For more from Francona and the audio clip of Ellsbury, visit the...
Jarret Payton, son of NFL legend Walter Payton, joins MFB to breakdown the troubles in the Bears locker room, the team's struggles at home, and the upcoming match up against the Patriots.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price look ahead to Sunday's game against the Bears and what the Patriots need to do to contain dynamic running back Matt Forte.
We check in with SI/MMQB's Peter King for his weekly take on the Patriots and all things NFL.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
Pierre McGuire joins the guys to talk about the Bruins, the Johnny Boychuck trade, and the rest of the NHL
We talk pucks with Jack Edwards of NESN for his take on an impressive win over the San Jose Sharks and the state of the B's in general.
Brick talked about the emergence of Torey Krug as a solid D pairing with Seidenberg and how well the Power Play is playing. He contributes that to 2 different units competing. Brick also likes the versatility of Simon Gagne.
The guys discussed hockey's place on the American sports landscape.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Revis was absent from practice and the guys wondered if this was the first time.
Christian fails to prank Chicago radio, A Nun sings "Like a Virgin" and other lewd acts.
We discuss the breaking news that Darrelle Revis was sent home yesterday for being late to scheduled team activities. Was it the right move by Bill Belichick? We discuss.
We sit down for an extended look at his new book with the great Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
On this edition of Breaking Balls, Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss their producers' performance and take the Proust Questionnaire.
Sausage and Lumpy, the producers for the D&C show, recorded a podcast yesterday. They left A LOT of stuff on the cutting room floor. Luckily, MFB picked it all up and played the unedited version during the midday show. Kirk joined the show to discuss how hard it is working with Callahan and his two producers.More from this show
Full Tilt, Full Time #54 Tedy Bruschi talks to Dale and Holley about a record breaking night for Peyton Manning, and a tough win for the Patriots this past Thursday.More from this show