Jacoby Ellsbury is set to return to the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday after missing the previous three games due to a contusion from a pitch that hit him on the upper back. In his absence, the Sox went 1-2, scoring 10 runs in three games, most recently suffering a 4-0 shutout loss to C.J. Wilson and the Rangers on Monday night.
Now, the Sox will seek their first win of the season at The Ballpark in Arlington. The team is 0-4 there in 2011, and 2-11 dating to the 2009 season.
David Ortiz remains out, with rookie Ryan Lavarnway once again serving as the DH. He will bat eighth against right-hander Colby Lewis, while Josh Reddick will bat fifth and Carl Crawford will hit seventh. For complete matchup information for the pairing of Lewis against Sox starter John Lackey, visit the Full Count blog. For comprehensive...
Left-handed pitcher Randy Williams, who was designated for assignment on Thursday in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Ryan Lavarnway, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Williams, 35, was 0-1 with a 6.48 ERA, six strikeouts and five walks in seven games spanning 8 1/3 innings for the Red Sox. He has a 1.44 ERA, 29 strikeouts and 11 walks in 22 games (25 innings) in Triple-A.
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Buster Olney of ESPN was a guest of the Mut & Merloni show on Tuesday and was asked if the Sox might make a deal before the August 31 waiver deadline, specifically one that might include a right-handed hitting outfielder.
"It doesn't seem that there is going to be a right-handed bat," Olney said. "Jim Thome is on the waiver wire, that type of guy. You'll see more right-handed hitters. Jason Kubel is on the waiver wire, he obviously could be someone who could fill in at right field. But here's the thing: If anybody is any good they are not going to reach the Red Sox or the Yankees on the waiver wire. I really don't think they'll be able to get help. I'll tell you this: Conor Jackson of Oakland has cleared waivers. The Red Sox and Oakland have had conversations about Conor Jackson but it feels like that it's a situation where Oakland isn't going to give him away and the Red Sox probably aren't going to give up anything that big because it...
FOXBORO -- One day after pleading out his simple assault case in Washington, D.C., star defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth returned to full Patriots practice in pads on Tuesday outside Gillette Stadium. It marks the first time since Aug. 4 that Haynesworth has been in pads and officially part of practice. He attended but just watched a walk-through on Saturday.
Coach Bill Belichick indicated Monday afternoon on WEEI's "Big Show" that there is the possibility that Haynesworth could play in his first preseason game this Saturday against the Lions at Ford Field in Detroit.
Also returning to practice were running back Danny Woodhead and linebacker Gary Guyton. Woodhead took a vicious head shot in the fourth quarter from Devin Holland while covering a punt and missed Monday's padded practice. Nate Solder, who was spotted in the locker room during media availability earlier in the day, was not at practice. Also missing were Leigh...
As expected, Celtics captain Paul Pierce has confirmed his participation in the University of Kansas alumni Legends of the Phog exhibition game on Sept. 24 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., according to The Topeka Capital-Journal. Pierce reportedly has rarely returned to the campus after entering the NBA draft following his junior year.
"It will be great coming back to Lawrence and catching up with some old friends and meeting the current players," Pierce told The Capital-Journal. "No place compares to Allen Fieldhouse and the rich tradition that is Kansas basketball. When you are a Jayhawk, you're a Jayhawk for life."
Former Kansas coaches Larry Brown and Ted Owens will serve as coaches in the game, named for...
Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.
Danny and Price react to the HOF class that was announced last night. They get into the names and legacies, especially a questionable one in Tony Dungy.
Danny and Price chat about Cam Newton and the Panthers' offense this season leading into the Super Bowl. Both think he was deserving of the MVP award, but they differ a little on Cam's 2015-16 season compared to the history of other QB's in the league.
Danny Leroux of Real GM and Sporting News joins WEEI’s Sam Packard and CLNS Radio’s Jared Weiss to dive into the Celtics trade potential and the reemergence of the three guard lineup. They answered your Twitter questions and Danny proposed his idea for drastic reforms to the NBA Playoffs system. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
Sam Packard and Jared Weiss soak in the craziness in Cleveland after the Cavs fired David Blatt and Tyronn Lue is calling out LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. They also discuss Blake Griffin punching out his homies, Kelly Manbun Olynyk becoming a vital part of the Celtics' recent success, and more potential Celtics trades. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
With Rob Bradford back from a pre-Spring Training trip to Ft. Myers, the guys discuss Rob's chat with Clay Buchholz and his calling 2016 a "make or break year"
Ken Laird & Ryan Hannable debate who should be on WEEI's Top Ten Red Sox prospects' list, with only Yoan Moncada grabbing consensus as the number one talent in the pipeline
Mut and Tomase are holding things down in the studio tonight, Bradford is on assignment in Fort Myers. They talk about Rick Porcello, who is already down in Fort Myers and the strength of the pitching staff.
DJ, Pete and Ken continue their discussion about the direction of the Bruins and how some of their moves are ambiguous and tough to figure out their thinking. Are they going for it all or rebuilding. Again, DJ appropriately calls it a "soft rebuild." They talk about acquiring Beleskey as well as Brett Connolly's recent play. Also, the boys talked with Arpon Basu about the spiraling Montreal Canadiens.
Arpon Basu calls the boys to talk some Canadiens hockey and why they have been on the downward spiral for quite some time now. He talks about the malaise around the team in the locker room and the fan-base, his thoughts on the NHL Playoffs and the state of the Bruins vs where Montreal finds themselves. Arpon goes as far as to say that today may be a "make it or break it" game for them against Carolina.
Ryan Spooner sat down with DJ to discuss his over-achieving and the direction of the Bruins as the trade deadline approaches.
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The guys discussed the Super Bowl commercials.
Cam Newton did not handle the loss well.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference during Super Bowl week where he answered mostly staged questions. Tom E. Curran actually got to ask a real question about the new PSI testing data, but Goodell didn't bother to answer him.
Aqib Talib, fresh off a Super Bowl win, had some fun with the NFL Network crew, falling on their stage. Also, the guys take calls and break down more of the Super Bowl.
Once again, and on the biggest stage, Mike Carey was wrong about a coach's challenge. Glenn, Lou and Christian rip Carey and talk about how he was never heard from again.
We check in one last time this season with the great 88, hall of famer Michael Irvin from the NFL Network.
We discuss the Roger Goodell state of the NFL presser, and play the bits of pertinent and non-pertinent audio and break it down.
Roger Goodell made sure to defend the shield and his intense pursuit of Tom Brady and the Patriots regarding deflate gate, and here we are over a year later and he is still speaking out of both sides of his mouth on the matter.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and our textress Cassie are on the air as Ian Rappoport reports the Patriots parted ways with their offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson weigh in on the Super Bowl, breaking down the game in a spirited debate on how it will fall. Newton, Manning, Stewart, Olsen, Norman, Kuechly Kubiak and the Denver Defense fuel the conversation. A quick look back to the Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Title game sews the seeds for what we will see on Sunday and in the off-season ahead. The League, Concussions, The Super Bowl and the Fantasy Football Off-season positional groups and scouting are covered in a comprehensive edition of “The Fantasy Guys Podcast.”
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss Thursday's 3-2 comeback, shootout win in Buffalo as the Bruins take hold of 3rd place in the Atlantic Division
After another solid week of college hoops, Anthony and Austin are hoping on the Virginia band wagon, and take a deeper look into Texas A&M's win over Iowa State and debate whether UNC's lack of shooting will prevent them from being a title contender.
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