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08/31/2011 - 11:16pm
Red Sox deal for 1B/OF Conor Jackson

The Red Sox have reached a deal with the A's for outfielder Conor Jackson and cash in exchange for minor league pitcher Jason Rice. 

The 29-year-old Jackson has played 50 games at first base  and 48 in the outfield (both right and left field) was hitting .249 in 102 games with the A's, totaling four home runs and a .658 OPS. A right-handed hitter, is hitting .254 with a .686 OPS against left-handed pitching. He has slumped of late, hitting .151 with a .452 OPS in August.

Jackson is working under a one-year, $3.2 million deal and will be eligible for free agency after this year. To make room for the outfielder/first baseman on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox placed Bobby Jenks on the 60-day disabled list.

The 25-year-old Rice was 4-5 with a 3.69 ERA in 44 appearances for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, with all but one of his outings coming out of the bullpen. The righty struck out and walked 42 in 85 1/3 innings.

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08/31/2011 - 9:28pm
Opposite attraction: Ellsbury powers Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury bolstered his MVP case Wednesday, drilling a two-run homer to the first row of Monster seats in left with two outs in the sixth to snap a 5-5 tie and lead the Red Sox to a 9-5 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park. Ellsbury's first-ever opposite-field homer increased the Red Sox lead in the American League East to 1 1/2 games, with the series finale set for Thursday night at Fenway. 

With two more RBIs, Ellsbury finished the month of August with 22, the highest total on the Red Sox, while finishing with at least 20 RBIs for the second straight month. Ellsbury's 24th homer came off lefty Boone Logan and just after Jason Varitek tied the game with an opposite-field double. Varitek added a long two-run homer - his 10th - in the eighth for insurance. This is the 11th time Varitek has reached double figures in homers in a season.

Starter and winner Josh Beckett (12-5) had just surrendered a 4-1 lead in the top of the inning when...

08/31/2011 - 8:59pm
Youkilis goes deep for Pawtucket

Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis went 1-for-4 with a homer in the second contest of his two-game rehab stint with Triple-A Pawtucket as he prepares to return from a disabled list stint for a back strain. Youkilis played all nine innings at third base, concluding his two minor league games with two hits in eight at-bats. He will rejoin the Sox in Boston on Thursday and then be activated prior to Friday's contest against the Rangers.

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08/31/2011 - 7:05pm
Celtics add scout to coaching staff

Team president Danny Ainge told reporters that the Celtics have added advance scout Jamie Young to their coaching staff, which should round out Doc Rivers' staff for the upcoming season.

Young's addition completes a makeover of the staff that saw lead assistant Lawrence Frank depart for Detroit to become the Pistons' head coach. Frank is expected to take Roy Rogers with him to the Pistons, who coached the Celtics' big men last season. The Celtics promoted Mike Longabardi earlier this summer after Frank left. Ainge said that roles had yet to be determined for the staff, which also includes holdovers Armond Hill and Kevin Eastman.

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08/31/2011 - 6:34pm
Drew's return delayed due to finger injury

Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said before the Red Sox' game against the Yankees Wednesday night that J.D. Drew suffered a mild setback in his rehab outing Tuesday night, with the outfielder spraining his right, middle finger while playing for the PawSox.

"We don't think it's anything major but he's not going to play tonight. So we'll see how long that puts him back," Epstein said. "Right now, we're status quo. We'll see what happens when J.D.'s ready."

Drew went 3-for-3 in the Tuesday night game, and was potentially set to rejoin the Red Sox' lineup Thursday.

"I don't think it as anything major, but it's just kind of uncomfortable swinging the bat today when he tried it," Epstein explained. "So we said they have a day off tomorrow anyway, just come back here and we'll check it out and see where we go from there."

Drew has been on the 15-day disabled since July 26 with a left...

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