The Red Sox have acquired veteran outfielder Scott Podsednik from the Phillies in exchange for cash considerations, according to multiple major league sources. Podsednik will give the Red Sox some left-handed hitting outfield depth in their system, as he will be assigned by the Sox to Triple-A Pawtucket.
The 36-year-old is hitting .203 with a .289 OBP, .216 slugging mark and .505 OPS this year in 22 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. A veteran of parts of 10 years in the big leagues, Podsednik is a career .279/.340/.381/.721 hitter with 301 career steals. He last played in the majors in 2010, when he hit .297/.342/.382/.724 with 35 steals in 134 games. But a foot injury ended his 2010 season prematurely, and another foot injury limited him to 34 minor league games in the Phillies and Blue Jays systems last season.
This year, while he hasn't been hitting, he has been able to play all three outfield positions. The Sox do not have a comparably...
The referees in Game 6 of the Celtics first round series with the Hawks had the correct interpretation of a foul call against Marquis Daniels late in the fourth quarter, but the NBA said the refs made a mistake by not calling the foul sooner. Had they done so, the Hawks would have been granted a free throw and possession of the ball. The Celtics led 81-79 with 3.1 seconds left at the time of the call. Daniels again fouled Horford on the next play and Horford made only one of his two shots. [Watch the video here]
Here's the explanation from the league:
"During the last two minutes of the fourth period or overtime, if a personal foul is assessed against the defensive team prior to the ball being released on a throw-in, it is considered an Away-From-The-Play Foul and the offensive team is awarded one free throw and possession of the ball. With 3.1 seconds remaining in the the Boston-Atlanta game...
The schedule for the Celtics conference semifinal series with the 76ers is now set. There are no back-to-backs and if there is Game 7, the teams will have two days off to prepare.
Game 1 - Sat Philadelphia at Boston 8 p.m.
Game 2 - Mon Philadelphia at Boston 7 p.m.
Game 3 - Wed Boston at Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Game 4 - Fri Boston at Philadelphia TBD
Game 5 * Mon May 21 Philadelphia at Boston TBD
Game 6 * Wed May 23 Boston at Philadelphia TBD
Game 7 * Sat May 26 Philadelphia at Boston TBD
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Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine revisited the topic of starter Josh Beckett's golf excursion last Thursday, after he'd been scratched from a scheduled Saturday start. Valentine said that Beckett had been scratched as a precaution rather than because of an acute injury, and so he did not feel that the pitcher had done anything to jeopardize his health for his next scheduled start. Moreover, the manager said that so long as a player did not do anything to impair his ability to play, Valentine has no plans to regulate what members of his roster do on their off-days.
"I don’t think that I am making a determination on what people do on their off days, unless it affects the performance of them on the field," Valentine said. "It seems that he was healthy when he played. It seems like it didn’t hurt him. It would be very tough for a manager to start legislating what guys do when they’re away from the park."
Mike Aviles will be given the day off as the Red Sox face Ubaldo Jimenez and the Indians Friday night. With Aviles out, Ryan Sweeney will lead off for the second consecutive game. David Ortiz, who was involved in a car accident on his way to Fenway Friday, is in the lineup and batting third.
The lineup is as follows:
1. Ryan Sweeney, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
5. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
6. Daniel Nava, LF
7. Cody Ross, RF
8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
9. Nick Punto, SS
SP -- Clay Buchholz
For more on the Red Sox, visit weei.com/redsox.
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Gerry and Kirk pepper Ken Laird with questions about his Indian in laws.
The guys talked about the fallout from Roger Goodell's handling of Josh Brown's domestic violence problems.
The guys talked about the Cubs run to the World Series and what it means for Theo Epstein and Headlines with Kirk.
Glenn, Lou and Christian open the show talking about the Patriots win in Pittsburgh, touching on everything from Gronk's post game '69' joke, Gostkowski missing an extra point and the rest of that win against the Steelers.
Glenn, Lou and Christian try to figure out what the hell is going on with Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, and why he is missing all these kicks.
Randy Moss was very vocal about Roger Goodell and how he handles the league, Tim Hasselbeck tried not to offend the Mara family, and Tom Brady took a subtle jab at the NFL. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about these three guys who all made comments about the NFL's handling of domestic violence.
We check in with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday after the Patriots beat the Steelers.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the win over the Steelers on a Patriots Monday.
We go inside the game with Heath Evans from the NFL Network.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.More from this show
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Trenni talked about the brutal NFL ratings and Trags called in to defend the local Patriots media,More from this show
To start hour three of Thursday's show, Gerry, Kirk and Meter discuss a New York Post story exposing Josh Brown and Curtis recounted his awkward photo day experience.More from this show