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08/11/2010 - 11:34am
Live chat: Talk Sox with Merloni at 12:30

Join Lou Merloni for a live chat to discuss the Red Sox on Thursday afternoon, starting at 12:30. Merloni, a former Red Sox player who appears regularly on WEEI and WEEI.com, will take your questions as the Red Sox attempt to continue their climb up the standings when they play the Blue Jays at 12:37. To join the live chat, click here.


08/11/2010 - 10:58am
Sox to promote Saltalamacchia, Cash on DL

TORONTO -- According to a source familiar with the situation, the Red Sox have promoted catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for Wednesday night's game at Rogers Centre. To make room for the 25-year-old the Red Sox will place Kevin Cash on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury. Since being acquired at the non-waiver trade deadline, Saltalamacchia was hitting .238 in five games with the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox. He hasn't played in the major leagues since April 7, after which the Texas Rangers sent him to Triple A to work on his throwing problems. The Boston Globe was first to report the promotion. For more Red Sox coverage see the team page at weei.com/redsox.


08/11/2010 - 9:37am
Remy on D&C: Lowell won't play every day

NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning and talked first about Tuesday night hero Mike Lowell, who recently told WEEI.com's Rob Bradford that he would be able to play every day for the rest of the season. Remy said that playing the aging corner infielder on such a consistent basis may not be the Red Sox' best course of action going forward.

 

"I don't see him playing every day," Remy said. "I think that if he gives you three days in a row, I think he's probably going to get a day off after that. I think if you run with him every day you run the risk of losing him, and now that you have [Kevin] Youkilis gone, you can't afford to do that."

 

Remy later moved on to another Boston player who recently returned from injury in Jacoby Ellsbury, the speedy outfielder who tied Remy's team record for stolen bases in a game when he snagged four bags on Monday against...

08/11/2010 - 9:02am
Belichick: Practices a 'learning experience'

FOXBORO — Speaking with the media before the third of three joint practices with the Saints, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the chance to get in some work against another team like New Orleans has been " a great learning experience for our football team." Belichick added that he believed his players "responded well" to the experience of working with the Saints.

This marks the first time since 2001 the Patriots have conducted joint practices with another team — that season, they worked against the Giants. New England will conduct joint practices next week in Georgia leading up to their game against the Falcons in Atlanta.

The Patriots and Saints will open up the preseason Thursday night at Gillette Stadium. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/Patriots.
 


08/11/2010 - 8:25am
Red Sox recap: Lowell doesn't want rest
By: Matt West

The Red Sox opened up an important three-game set with the Blue Jays Tuesday night, and players who had fallen out of the spotlight for much of the season had impressive performances in the Sox' 7-5 win in Toronto. Mike Lowell and Jed Lowrie had valuable offensive nights, helping to cement the Red Sox' depth during a tenuous stretch of games. Afterward, Lowell said he doesn't need any extra rest for his surgically repaired hip.

 

Another important development is the emergence of Felix Doubront as a key member of the bullpen, an area that has been a black hole all year for the team....

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