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11/17/2010 - 5:11pm
Epstein: Lowrie in the mix at third

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Speaking to the Boston media at the general managers' meetings Wednesday afternoon, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein reiterated that Jed Lowrie is an option to serve as the Sox's starting third baseman if their first choice, free agent Adrian Beltre, signs elsewhere.

 

"Oh yeah," said Epstein when asked if Lowrie was being considered to start at third in 2011. "I think we're looking at Beltre as our first choice at third, [Kevin] Youkilis as a soild option if there's a first baseman that fits for us, and Lowrie fits in the category as one of the not fully proven younger players that we really like and that we can build value and we're going to count on at position or another or two going forward."

 

Epstein said that Lowrie impressed the organization during his brief stints playing third. According to Baseball-Reference.com, the 26-year-old has played 50 major league games at the...

11/17/2010 - 5:08pm
Johnny Boychuk out vs. Rangers
By: DJ Bean

NEW YORK – Claude Julien and his coaching staff took the day to think about it, and ultimately decided to hold off on rushing Johnny Boychuk (forearm) back to the lineup on Wednesday night in York.

 

Earlier in the day, Julien described Boychuk as being a game-time decision after the 26-year-old blueliner participated in the morning skate at Madison Square Garden, going through all the motions without any pain.

 

Boychuk has been out since suffering the injury on Oct. 23rd, the result of a slash from Rangers' forward Brandon Dubinsky. He has been sporting a playing cast on his left forearm, something he’ll continue to use as he eases his way back into the lineup. 

 

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11/17/2010 - 5:01pm
Daniels back with Celtics, will play

Marquis Daniels has returned to the Celtics after being away from the team for personal reasons and will play tonight against the Wizards. Daniels was in the locker room, sitting at his locker as usual before the Celtics played the Wizards.

 

Doc Rivers was asked if it was difficult to throw Daniels back into the lineup after being away for two days. "We have no choice so I’m just going to throw him out there and see what he can give us and judge it once the game starts," Rivers said. "Sometimes life gets involved and there’s nothing you can do about it, so we just kind of roll with it." 

 

The Celtics are welcoming back Delonte West, who will make his season debut after mssing the first 10 games with a suspension. Rivers said he didn't have a minutes number in mind, but that he would watch carefully. "Usually you have to watch one guy," Rivers said. "You watch Shaq every...

11/17/2010 - 5:00pm
Top pick John Wall won't play against C's

Wizards rookie John Wall won't play against the Celtics and is still day to day with a sprained left foot. Wizards coach Flip Saunders said Wall was making progress, but that the team wasn't going to take any chances.

 

This is the second straight game that Wall has missed. Forward Yi Jianlian is also not playing tonight. He has a bruised knee.

 

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11/17/2010 - 4:48pm
Colts have nine players miss practice

The Colts, who have been hit hard by injury all season, had nine players miss practice Wednesday because of injury, a group that includes running backs Joseph Addai and Mike Hart, as well as wide receiver Reggie Wayne. Here's their complete injury report:

Did Not Practice
RB Joseph Addai (neck)
LB Gary Bracket (toe)
TE Brody Eldridge (rib)
DT Dwight Freeney (rested)
RB Mike Hart (ankle)
DB Bob Sanders (biceps)
LB Clint Session (elbow)
DB Justin Tryon (foot)
WR Reggie Wayne (knee)

Limited Participation
WR Austin Collie (concussion)
WR Blair White (shoulder)

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