FORT MYERS, Fla. -- According to Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star (via twitter), Blue Jays manager John Farrell said that his club is hoping to work out a trade with the Red Sox for left-handed pitcher Cesar Cabral.
The 22-year-old was selected from the Red Sox by the Rays in the Rule 5 draft in December. But as a requirement of the Rule 5 draft, a player must remain on a major league roster all season or be placed on waivers and then, if he clears waivers, offered back to his original club.
Cabral, who appeared in three games this spring with Tampa Bay, was waived by the Rays last week. The Blue Jays claimed him, but Farrell told Griffin that Toronto will either work out a trade with the Sox to keep the young left-hander or put him back on waivers, a process that could result in Cabral returning to the Sox.
Doug Davis hit a 15-foot jumper as time expired to give Princeton a 63-62 victory over Harvard in a playoff game to decide the Ivy League's representative in the NCAA tournament.
Harvard had taken a 62-61 lead with 11.1 seconds left when Christian Webster fed Brandyn Curry for a layup in traffic.
Princeton passed on a timeout and took the ball right to the basket, but Kyle Casey blocked a Davis layup with 2.8 seconds remaining.
Princeton then called a timeout to set up a final play. The inbounds pass went to Davis in the left corner. He cut to his right, pump faked to send Oliver McNally flying by, and nailed the open jumper while falling down to his left.
"It feels good to get this win and get some payback," Davis told ESPN, referring to Harvard beating Princeton last Saturday to grab a share of the league title.
Keith Wright led Harvard with...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- On a day most notable for the Red Sox debut of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, it was the players hitting in front of him in the lineup who proved most impressive. While No. 2 hitter Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-3 (all singles), leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury proved even more torrid in the Red Sox' 9-2 exhibition win over the Marlins.
Ellsbury went 3-for-3 with two doubles -- one ripped down the right-field line leading off a game, another lined into the left field corner -- and a home run to deep right. He is now hitting .440 this spring, including an 8-for-13 run in his last four games. Given that he missed most of last season due to his rib fractures, the absence of rust has been noteworthy. If his hot start has defied anyone's expectations, however, Ellsbury has not been among them....
The Bruins assigned defenseman Matt Bartkowski to Providence of the American Hockey League Saturday. The 22-year-old has appeared in six games with the Bruins this season, compiling no points and four penalty minutes. His latest stint with the B's was his third of the season, having been most recently recalled from Providence on March 4.
With the P-Bruins this season, the Pittsburgh native skated in 55 games, totaling five goals and 16 assists to go along with 38 penalty minutes. It has been just over a year (March 3) since Bartkowski was acquired by the Bruins from Florida along with Dennis Seindenberg for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller and a 2010 second-round draft pick.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- He didn't miss a beat.
Adrian Gonzalez made his Red Sox spring training debut on Saturday a successful one. Placed in the third spot in the lineup against Marlins ace Josh Johnson, Gonzalez took almost no time to show that his rehab from surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder will not hinder him at the plate. Gonzalez jumped on the first pitch he saw -- a fastball up and away -- and lined it into left field for a single in the bottom of the first. He then drove in his first run with the Sox in the second inning, lining a 1-2 pitch to center for a sacrifice fly.
He only saw fastballs on Saturday, and so he is eager to see more breaking pitches in subsequent games. Even so, the first baseman was able to take an important step forward, on a recovery path that he insists will have him ready for Opening Day on April 1.
"It felt great," said Gonzalez, who will...
Butch and Tom discuss Tom's Top 50 Pats of the Bill Belichick era feature as he nears his top 10. They also get into more Deflategate talk on the heels of Mike Florio's report this morning that Goodell's decision will be announced this coming week.
Butch and Curran get into the latest on Deflategate and when the decision may come down. Tom gives his take on what Goodell will do, how many games Tom may miss and how Brady will react to particular scenarios.
Butchie and CSNNE's Tom E. Curran are filling in on NFL Sunday this week and kick things off discussing the contract extension of Stephen Gostkowski. The boys talk about Gostkowski's legacy in relation to Adam Vinatieri's. They also get into Dan Connolly retiring and what it means for the Patriots OL.
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.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Joe and Dave talk with Xander after he hits the walk-off single that snapped the Red Sox losing streak as they beat the Tigers in 11 innings.
The Rocket joined the broadcast for an inning in Houston. He talked about Pedro going into the Hall of Fame and of course the Red Sox pitching
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!
The Mayor joined us to discuss the cities failed bid.
Unfortunately no member of D&C was nominated for a Globie.
Conan steals jokes.
According to ColdHardFootballFacts.com, the Patriots are the smartest team in the NFL in 2014, and the Rex Ryan-led Jets were the dumbest.
A cheating girlfriend is exposed at a baseball game. Christian struggles to host the show on Friday. A newscaster offers an interesting hypothesis as to why sales on Amazon are better than those at Target.
The NFL attempts to put the toothpaste back in the tube by laying out specific instructions for the handling and preparation of the game balls.
Collin McGregor gets weird and wild with Tigers
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss Boston sports icons that could someday be in the Hall of Fame
Dale and Michael go all over the map on a Friday. Cowherd out at ESPN, Patriots Camp opening with the NFL still dragging its feet, Ortiz and Pedroia out of the line-up and more.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
With the transfer window open and active in the world of soccer, David Amoyal joins Ben & Alex to talk transfers, transfers and more transfers
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable talk all things Red Sox prospects, joined this week by WEEI.com's Rob Bradford as well as affiliate eyes Mike Antonellis (Pawtucket), Mark Perlman-Price (Portland), Kevin Burke (Salem), Cameron White (Greenville), and Jon Boswell (Lowell)
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss the induction of Pedro Martinez into the Baseball Hall of Fame.More from this show