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...
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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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...
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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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)
WR Austin Collie (concussion)
WR Blair White (shoulder)
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We check in on the Patriots off-season with ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Mike updates us on Revis, McCourty, Wilfork and more.
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
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Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
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Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
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Former NBA player, and local high-school basketball star Chris Herren joins the show to discuss Josh Hamilton's battle with substance abuse and shares his own story.
Adam Schefter of ESPN talks about where Darrelle Revis might end up, Vince Wilfork's release and the future's of other Patriots free agents.
The guys talk about a passionate Eagles fan's reaction to the McCoy trade, a story about Mike Tyson and Harrison Ford's plane crash.
Michael, Dale and Jerry reflect on the career of Vince Wilfork with the Patriots, and wonder if it's really final... whether there's any chance at all that Vince could return to the Patriots.
Michael and Jerry talk about the Celts win last night, and a great play drawn up by Brad Stevens for the win.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss how losing Wilfork's salary cap hit might be part of a bigger plan to hang on to Darrelle Revis and others.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
With a work stoppage averted the MLS season gets underway and we preview it all. Ben and Russ make predictions for the Revs and the expansion teams.
Adam Himmelsbach, Celtics beat reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the show to share his love of the Brow and discuss the surging Celtics playoff chances. Then we take a field trip to the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference and analyze the data with Rick Friedman.
Chris and comedian Will Noonan discuss the events of last night's Raw.
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