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09/06/2010 - 2:24pm
Three missing at start of Pats practice

FOXBORO — The following players were not on the field during the media availability portion of Patriots practice on Monday: cornerback Terrence Wheatley, offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka and offensive lineman Nick Kaczur. The following players were on the field but in sweats: wide receiver Julian Edelman, cornerback Kyle Arrington, running back Laurence Maroney, defensive end Jermaine Cunningham, defensive lineman Ron Brace and offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com.


09/06/2010 - 2:08pm
Anderson batting eighth in debut

First base prospect Lars Anderson, held in high regard since his selection in the 2006 draft, will make his major league debut Monday night at Fenway Park vs. the Rays. The left-handed-hitting Anderson, who has hit .274 with 15 home runs in 130 games this season between the PawSox and Double-A Portland, will bat eighth against Rays starter Jeff Niemann (10-5, 3.97 ERA).

 
RED SOX
 

1. Daniel Nava, LF

2. J.D. Drew, RF

3. Victor Martinez, C

4. David Ortiz, DH

5. Adrian Beltre, 3B

6. Jed Lowrie, 2B

7. Ryan Kalish, CF

8. Lars Anderson, 1B

9. Yamaico Navarro, SS

SP -- Jon Lester

 

For more on the Red Sox, visit their team page at weei.com/redsox.

 


09/06/2010 - 11:09am
Wilfork: 'We hold each other accountable'

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork joined the Dale & Holley show Monday and talked about the Patriots' preparation for Sunday's season-opener vs. the Benglas. Asked if he felt good about the defense heading into the season, Wilfork replied: "The season starts this week, whether you feel good or not. It is what it is. Every day, you try to get better and move forward. That's where we're at right now. We have a big game coming up with the Bengals. We'll see on Sunday where we're at. I mean, the season's here. You can't go back and re-do anything. We're a week away, days away from opening up on a prime-time game against one of these up-and-coming great teams. That's where we're at right now. We have to put the work in now."

 

While praising linebacker Jerod Mayo's leadership skills, Wilfork said a key for the Patriots is for everyone to stand up for themselves. "We look at everyone as leaders in this locker room," he...

09/06/2010 - 10:59am
Belichick on Revis: 'I'm not really familiar'

FOXBORO -- Asked whether he would do what Jets coach Rex Ryan did and travel to Florida to help get star cornerback Darrelle Revis on the team, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday he wasn't paying attention. 

 

"Yeah, I'm not really familiar with all that," Belichick said. "I don't know what everybody else does. I'm just going to coach the team, do what's best for our team, that's what I'm going to do."

 

Belichick was asked this in light of the current situation of Logan Mankins, the Patriots starting left guard who is without a contract and did not report to training camp this summer. "I'm going to coach the players and we'll talk about the players that are here," Belichick said. "Right now, I'm getting ready for the Bengals with the players that are on our roster."

 

Belichick held his weekly Monday briefing with reporters and said all of his focus is...

09/06/2010 - 10:06am
Report: Sox call up Anderson from Triple-A

The Red Sox will purchase the contract of first baseman Lars Anderson from Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, according to a report at SoxProspects.com. The 22-year-old lefty is batting .274 with 15 home runs in 130 games this season, split between the PawSox and Double-A Portland.

 

Anderson, drafted in the 18th round in 2006, was considered one of the organization's top prospects after a strong start at Single-A, but he fell a bit after struggling in Double-A last season. He rebounded this spring, hitting .355 in 17 games at Portland and earning the promotion to Pawtucket. He started slow at Triple-A, hitting .233 his first two months there, but he's batted .296 since the Triple-A All-Star break.

 

For more Red Sox news, visit the team page at WEEI.com/redsox.


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