Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron was scratched from Monday's lineup after arriving at Fenway Park and exhibiting symptoms similar to those he endured last week, when he was diagnosed with kidney stones. Cameron was moving slowly when he entered the clubhouse and dressed, and after consulting with the team's medical staff, he was taken to Mass. General to see whether he may once again be facing kidney stones.
"Cameron was in there, and then as the morning progressed, he was showing similar symptoms to the other day. I guess there’s a chance that he’s passing more," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "He’s really struggling. I think as the night progressed last night, his back got sore, his front got sore, he’s really feeling it. So we’ve got to get him looked at."
Cameron was replaced in the lineup by Bill Hall, who will play center field and bat eighth.
Bill Hall will replace Mike Cameron in center field as the Red Sox take on the Rays looking to avoid a sweep of the four-game series at Fenway. Here is the starting lineup for the Sox, who will send John Lackey to the mound:
According to a Yahoo!Sports report, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will suspend Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Monday or Tuesday. The report indicated that the commissioner has been getting more angry as additional details of Roethlisberger's behavior have become public. Get the details on that, plus check out the memorable finish to an NHL playoff game plus other videos, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has been suspended one game for landing an elbow to the head of Miami's Quentin Richardson in a fourth-quarter fracas during Saturday's playoff game between Boston and Miami. Garnett will sit for Tuesday's Game 2 at TD Garden. NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson made the announcement Sunday. Richardson was fined $25,000 for his role in the altercation.
For more Celtics news, check out the Green Street blog.
Tampa Bay starter Matt Garza threw eight shutout innings, improving to 6-2 with a 2.92 ERA in his career (regular season) against Boston as the Rays blew out the Red Sox by a 7-1 count. Garza (3-0) allowed the Sox offense just four hits and two walks in lowering his ERA for the season to 0.75. The Sox, meanwhile, have managed just seven runs in their last four games.
The Rays scored early and often against Sox starter Jon Lester. After the left-hander struck out the side in the first, Rays nemesis Carlos Pena blasted a two-run homer to center against him. It was the fifth homer that Pena has launched against Lester, more than any other hitter. Tampa Bay continued to add on with a two-run single from Ben Zobrist in the third and a two-run homer by B.J. Upton in the sixth.
Lester lasted six innings, giving up seven runs on seven hits, and he now has an 0-2 record and 8.44 ERA in three starts this year.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.
Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.
We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.
We check in with John Farrell live from Fenway Park with Dale, Holley and Steve Lyons. We talk Boagearts, Buchholz, Pierzynski, Lester, the losing and much much more.
Tim Wakefield discussed the Sox tough start to the season. He is optimistic that the guys can turn it around.
UConn Point Guard, Shabazz Napier joined the guys for a half inning and talked about his experiences in college, his reasoning behind completing his education, and growing up in Boston.
Andy Brickley, NESN; Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3
Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.
Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about Game 3 between the Bruins and the Red Wings. He also discusses the issue of targeting player and weighs in on Matt Cooke's vicious knee hit to Tyson Barrie.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys talked about Colbert joining Dave Letterman last night.
Aaron Boone joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the early season troubles the Red Sox have had and the defensive struggles.
Andy Brickley, NESN: Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3.
We tackle four topics all revolving around big time milestones in sports.
We discuss the Bruins win to take a 2-1 lead in Detroit, and how Brad Marchand is once again (for better or worse) making his presence felt in a series. Hey, he may be a rat, but he's OUR rat.
Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.
Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.
WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island
The 4th addition of WEEI’s Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast is loaded and ready. In this week’s conversation Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com dig into the sinking draft stock of Teddy Bridgewater (much too their chagrin), while refocusing and emphasizing the immense scouting work done by Pete on players like Bridgewater, Zach Mettenberger, Blake Bortles, Bishop Sankey & Lache Seastrunk. Also, Jim & Pete touch on news from around the league regarding new Jet, Chris Johnson, Montee Ball in Denver and help you tune out all of the negative noise some in the media are trying to push. We’re not buying! Lots of Football love in this podcast for the Football lover. Enjoy!
Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.
The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.
With the season over, Chris Forsberg says the Celtics accomplished what they intended to this year. He also gets into what Rajon Rondo may be thinking heading into his last year in his contract. Danny Ainge has a plan and it'll be interesting to see how this off-season develops.More from this show
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Dale and Michael talk about what Marathon Monday means for them, the tremendous amount of people and positivity today in the Back Bay, and then Kirk Minihane, fresh off 26.2 miles stops by to recap a great experience in today's marathon.More from this show