Red Sox manager Terry Francona confirmed that Jacoby Ellsbury will play left field for the Red Sox in 2010 and two-time Gold Glove winner Mike Cameron will play center field. The news was first reported by The Providence Journal.
Cameron, who signed a two-year, $15.5 million deal with the Sox last month, has played only center field since the 2005 season, when he and Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran had a frightful collision while Cameron was in right field. Cameron made clear that he was more than happy to play any outfield position for the Red Sox, but Francona, in concert with bench coach DeMarlo Hale and general manager Theo Epstein, decided that having Ellsbury in left, Cameron in center and J.D. Drew in right made for the optimal defensive lineup.
"With [Cameron's] long strides and him being a center fielder, and Jacoby's...
Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce both practiced with the Celtics Tuesday afternoon and both seem likely to play Wednesday against Miami, although the team will wait to see how their bodies react to the workout. Rondo missed Saturday's game with a sore hamstring, while Pierce has been out since Christmas after knee surgery and an infection. Pierce wants to see if he has any swelling in his knee after the workout. Rondo left without talking to reporters.
"They looked all right," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said after practice. "Paul looked good, Rondo you really couldn't tell. He didn't do much. We'll see tomorrow. I think he's going to go but I wouldn't write that down in pen."
Go to the Green Street blog for the full update from Tuesday's practice.
Add the flu to the growing list of Celtic ailments. Eddie House and Kendrick Perkins were both home sick Tuesday while the team practiced at Waltham. Coach Doc Rivers said that Perkins might be able to make the team flight to Miami this afternoon, but that he was less optimistic about House. More details to come on Green Street.
Miroslav Satan will make his debut for the Bruins in Ottawa tonight. Satan was signed to a one-year deal Saturday and had been expected to practice for a week before playing, but with Patrice Bergeron suffering an apparent hand injury in last night’s 3-2 loss to the Rangers in New York, the B’s are moving the timetable up for Satan to play. “We were hoping to give him at least a week, but the circumstances are we don’t have an extra forward right now,” Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters in Ottawa this morning. “He’s in good shape, the only thing we wanted to do was give him a chance to get his timing and a week of practice. Unfortunately he doesn’t have that luxury and neither do we.” Julien did not have any further information on Bergeron, who returned to Boston to be...
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
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Tom Brady joined the show fresh off the teams 9th win of the season in Houston. He dismissed Antonio Smith's spying allegations and told the guys he has already moved on.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back witht he Hot Stove Show. They talk about Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees, the Red Sox signings of AJ Pierzynski and Edward Mujica, and wrap it up with Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, who talks about the World Series run, losing a teammate like Ellsbury and looking towards 2014.
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman joined the show with his thoughts on jacoby Ellsbury's signing with the Yankees. He said that if it were up to him he would have given the money to Robinson Cano over Ellsbury.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. They discussed how Ron Burgundy has officially jumped the shark and played sound of him on Dan Patrick.
Peter King joins Mut and Merloni to go across the NFL and address the latest news. He discusses Kubiak's firing, Tomlin's fine, and Dennard's possible suspension.
Brick makes his weekly appearance on Mut and Merloni and discusses the Bruins loss to Montreal and the hit on Johnny Boychuck.
Michael Fabiano, fantasy expert and Yankees fan, gives his opinion on the Cano signing, discusses Julian Edelman's rising fantasy value, and actually suggests starting Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
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