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08/31/2012 - 2:29am
Hunter: 'I'm sure [Crawford's] a lot happier'

ANAHEIM -- Torii Hunter told WEEI.com after his Angels' 5-2 win over the Red Sox Thursday night that he wasn't shocked that Carl Crawford accepted a trade out of Boston.

Hunter had served as the Angels' chief recruiter when it came to trying to lure Crawford to Anaheim prior to the 2011 season.

"I wasn't surprised," Hunter said. "He shouldn't have done it the first time. I can't say, 'I told you so,' because it just didn't work out for him. Now that he's out there in LA [with the Dodgers] I'm sure he's a lot happier."

Despite Hunter's assertion that Crawford would be welcoming the change, the 37-year-old outfielder said he wouldn't be averse to joining the Red Sox as a free agent this offseason.

Hunter, who is in the final season of a five-year, $90 million deal, cited his relationship with former Minnesota teammate David Ortiz as a chief reason he would consider playing in Boston.

"I'm open to anybody...

08/30/2012 - 11:51pm
Sox sink to new depths, swept by Angels

ANAHEIM -- The Angels completed a sweep of their three-game series against the Red Sox, beating Bobby Valentine's club 5-2 Thursday night at Angel Stadium.

Taking the loss for the Red Sox was Jon Lester, who gave up five runs on nine hits over eight innings. The lefty fell into an early hole after surrendering two runs in the first inning.

The Red Sox cut the Angels' lead in half when Mike Aviles plated James Loney with a second-inning sacrifice fly. But Los Angeles built its lead back up, scoring twice in the third and once in the fourth.

The Red Sox' final run came courtesy of Loney, who deposited his first home run with his new team in the right-field corner in the sixth inning. The first baseman finished with three of the visitors' six hits.

Earning the win was Angels starter Zack Greinke, who gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings, striking out seven and walking two.

The Red Sox fall to eight games under .500 (62...

08/30/2012 - 12:37pm
Source: Zarren withdraws from GM job

Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren has withdrawn his name from consideration for the 76ers GM job, a league source told WEEI.com, and will remain with the Celtics. While relatively unknown to the general public, Zarren is an integral part of Danny Ainge's basketball operations staff with wide-ranging duties that include everything from analytics to contracts.

Zarren interviewed for the vacant 76ers GM job along with former GMs Jeff Bower and Tom Penn, as well as Rockets executive Sam Hinkie. Whoever gets the job will work closely with an incumbent veteran coach in Doug Collins.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


08/30/2012 - 10:31am
Brentz headlines Sox' Arizona Fall players

Outfielder Bryce Brentz, a supplemental first-round pick in the 2010 draft who represents one of the team's top power hitting prospects, headlines a group of five Red Sox minor leaguers who will play for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League.

Brentz, a 23-year-old who has spent the entire season in Double-A Portland, is hitting .296 with a .355 OBP, .478 slugging mark, .833 OPS and 17 homers in 122 games this year. He has middle-of-the-order power potential, and showed strides in his pitch selection while challenged with more advanced breaking stuff in the upper levels of the minors this year.

Also joining Brentz:

  • Right-hander Brock Huntzinger: Converted to the bullpen early this year, the 24-year-old Huntzinger seemed to take well to the role change, going 4-1 with a 2.44 ERA, 43 strikeouts and 18 walks in 55 1/3 relief innings. Opponents hit just .181 against the right-hander.
  • Right-hander Chris Martin: A...
08/30/2012 - 7:11am
Mashup: Paterno's FBI file released

In Thursday's Morning Mashup, we have Joe Paterno's FBI file (which contains no mention of Jerry Sandusky), a New York Post columnist going after the striking NFL referees, and a poor girl's stumble during "Ice Girl" tryouts for the Bruins.

Check it all out at the Out of Bounds blog.


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