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06/28/2010 - 12:51am
LEEInks: 10 key Boston sports injuries

The Red Sox have suffered some costly injuries this season — over the weekend, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, pitcher Clay Buchholz and catcher Victor Martinez joined the current slew of Sox players who are sidelined. While the amount of time these players will sit still is in question, their efforts surely will be missed no matter how long they are out. Those three were costly injuries, but they probably won't crack our compilation of 10 key injuries in Boston sports history. Check the LEEInks blog for the complete list.


06/27/2010 - 8:19pm
Victor Martinez breaks left thumb

Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez broke his left thumb in Sunday's win over the Red Sox, the third injury to a high-profile player for Boston in as many days.

 

Second baseman Dustin Pedroia broke his left foot Friday night and starting pitcher Clay Buchholz left his start saturday after just one inning with a hyperextended left knee.

 

Martinez took a pair of foul tips off his thumb Sunday, and was replaced by Jason Varitek in the fourth inning. An X-ray was taken and the fracture was revealed.

 

Terry Francona said after the game that "it's not a given" that the All-Star catcher would go on the disabled list. Martinez told the media that he did not think he would end up on the DL.

 

Martinez will be re-examined on Monday.

 

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06/27/2010 - 7:01pm
Lester goes the distance in win

In a battle of aces Jon Lester came on top, leading the Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Giants in the teams series finale, Sunday at AT&T Park in San Francisco. With the Sox' bullpen having been taxed the night before, Lester went the distance, notching his second complete game of the season (and sixth for his career). The lefty allowed just one, first-inning run, striking out nine while limiting the Giants to five hits. He retired 17 of the last 18 San Francisco hitters.

 

San Francisco starter Tim Lincecum went just three innings -- tying his career low -- allowing four runs on five hits while walking three and striking out four in a 79-pitch outing. David Ortiz got things off on the right foot against last season's National League starter in the All-Star Game, launching a solo home run into McCovey Cove beyond the right field wall. It was just the sixth home run allowed by Lincecum this season.

 

The Red Sox continued...

06/27/2010 - 5:10pm
Report: Chicago early favorites to land LBJ

The Chicago Bulls the the leaders in the LeBron James sweepstakes. According to a Sunday report in The New York Times, James will open free agency on Thursday when five teams — the Bulls, Heat, Knicks, Nets and Clippers — will travel to Ohio in an attempt to lure him away from the Cavs. However, one NBA executive says James and another free agent, Chris Bosh of the Raptors, will sign with Chicago. “I think it’s a done deal,” the executive said. For more basketball information, check out Green Street.
 


06/27/2010 - 1:30pm
Report: C's will target Brad Miller

The Celtics are preparing to go after center Brad Miller during the upcoming free agent period, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports. The story says Miller and guard Ray Allen will be the top priorities for the Celtics, who have a midlevel exception available if they wanted to go after the 34-year-old Miller, who has played for Charlotte, Chicago, Indiana and Sacramento over the course of his career. For more Celtics news, check out Green Street.


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