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07/05/2010 - 6:04pm
Report: Sheed could change mind
By: DJ Bean

According to a report on NBA.com, a source has indicated a "possibility" of Celtics forward Rasheed Wallace changing his mind regarding retirement after both coach Doc Rivers and captain Paul Pierce returned to the team.

 

Should Wallace follow through with his retirement, his contract would be a valuable commodity on the trade market. His deal still has two seasons and $12 million dollars on it. Wallace just finished his 15th NBA season, his first in Boston.

 

For more on the Celtics, go to the team page at WEEI.com/celtics.


07/05/2010 - 5:22pm
Wheeler files for arbitration
By: DJ Bean

Agent Matt Keator confirmed to WEEI.com that Bruins left wing Blake Wheeler filed for arbitration before Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline. The Boston Globe was the first to report the story.

 

Defenseman Mark Stuart, the other Bruin eligible for arbitration, did not file, as Keator, who represents both players, indicated the two sides felt they were close enough to reaching a one-year deal that they didn’t feel it was necessary.

 

Wheeler had 38 points this past season for the Bruins, scoring 18 goals while playing in all 82 games. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli had said last week that the team hoped neither player would file.


07/05/2010 - 5:21pm
Swisher leads Youkilis in voting

Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis trails Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher in voting for the 34th spot on the American League All-Star team, according to MLB.com. The other candidates for the spot -- which will be determined by fan voting on MLB.com -- are Rangers third baseman Michael Young, White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko and Twins left fielder Delmon Young.

 

Youkilis is hitting .299 with a .416 OBP, .584 slugging mark, 17 homers, 54 RBI and an AL-leading 65 runs. Swisher is hitting .293/.373/.505 with 13 homers, 47 RBI and 47 runs.

 

For more Red Sox coverage, visit www.weei.com/redsox.


07/05/2010 - 4:49pm
Ortiz would take part in HR Derby

ST. PETERSBURG -- Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who was named to the American League All-Star team on Sunday, said that he would take part in the Home Run Derby during All-Star Weekend if asked by Major League Baseball.

 

"If they ask me, I probably will," said Ortiz.

 

Ortiz last participated in the Home Run Derby in 2006, when he made it to the second round of competition. He also took part in the 2005 and 2004 competitons. Entering Monday's games, he is tied for seventh in the American League with 17 homers.

 

Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre, on the other hand, said that he would likely decline if asked to participate in the Home Run Derby. 

 

For more Red Sox news, visit www.weei.com/redsox.


07/05/2010 - 3:48pm
Sox confirm Doubront to start Tuesday

ST. PETERSBURG -- Left-hander Felix Doubront will start on Tuesday against the Rays in Tampa Bay, the Red Sox confirmed. The 22-year-old made a fill-in start for the Red Sox in June, picking up a win in his big league debut against the Dodgers while allowing five runs (three earned) in five innings. He is 7-2 with a 2.45 ERA in the minors this year, including 3-2 with a 2.36 ERA this year for Triple-A Pawtucket. He pitched twice against the Tampa Bay Rays in spring training, recording five shutout innings against Tampa Bay.


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