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06/05/2010 - 8:41pm
Reports: Thibodeau to coach Bulls

EL SEGUNDO — Both the Chicago Tribune and Sun Times are reporting that Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau has agreed to a three-year deal to coach the Chicago Bulls next season.


Doc Rivers wouldn’t confirm the reports at practice Saturday.


“I hope it’s true,” Rivers said. “But we’re not going to comment on it, I can tell you that. We’re focused on the NBA finals. It’s the Lakers and the Celtics and that’s what we’re going to keep the focus on. But on Tom, he deserves the job. I think he’s the best candidate out there. Let’s hope it’s true, but we’re going to leave it at that.”


Rivers did say that Thibodeau’s future won’t have an impact on whether he returns next season to the Celtics.


“No, Thibs and I are very close, but that won’t have an impact,” Rivers...

06/05/2010 - 6:37pm
Hermida hopes to be available Sunday

BALTIMORE -- Red Sox outfielder Jeremy Hermida said that he found the results of a CT-scan on his chest on Saturday afternoon to be reassuring following his collision with teammate Adrian Beltre on Friday night. Initially, Hermida felt more discomfort in his left forearm than his chest, but after leaving the park on Friday, the pain in the chest worsened while the forearm improved.


Given that Jacoby Ellsbury suffered a hairline fracture of four ribs in an April collision with Beltre, Hermida wanted to make sure that he was not dealing with anything beyond soreness. The results of the scan were negative, suggesting that Hermida is dealing simply with a deep bruise in his chest, rather than a more significant issue.


"Just knowing it was a similar situation [to Ellsbury], similar thing, similar spot, you just want to rule out anything like that, especially when it comes to bones and those kinds of things. We just...

06/05/2010 - 6:12pm
Rondo's injury clarified, Quis likely for Gm 2

EL SEGUNDO -- Doc Rivers shed a little light on what's been ailing Rajon Rondo during Celtics practice Saturday. Rivers said that Rondo has been playing through a strained glute muscle, which has been bothering him throughout the playoffs. Both he and Rondo downplayed the impact of the injury. The news was better on Marquis Daniels, who was scheduled to go through a full practice and might be ready to play in Game 2. Daniels could help fill out the depth on the wing if the Celtics encounter foul trouble again.

06/05/2010 - 6:03pm
Lineups: Youkilis at 3rd; Beltre, Lowell sit


BALTIMORE -- Red Sox outfielder Josh Reddick, who was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket this morning, is in the Sox' starting lineup, with both Jeremy Hermida (chest) and Mike Cameron (abdomen) out of the lineup. Hermida is out after running into third baseman Adrian Beltre while chasing a fly ball on Friday night. Beltre, too, is out of the lineup due to soreness in his knee, groin and ankle, though he made clear that he felt well enough to play, and manager Terry Francona said that he had to fight Beltre to keep him out of the lineup.


Rather than have Mike Lowell play third base, the Sox decided to have Kevin Youkilis move across the diamond for his first start of the year at third. The switch-hitting Victor Martinez gets the start at first base against Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie. Neither Martinez (1-for-6) nor Lowell (.174) has a particularly impressive track record of success against Guthrie.



06/05/2010 - 3:27pm
Red Sox call up Reddick, option Atchison

BALTIMORE -- With Red Sox outfielder Jeremy Hermida having been injured in a collision with third baseman Adrian Beltre while chasing a foul ball on Friday, the Red Sox have brought outfielder Josh Reddick to Baltimore to join the club. In order to make room for the outfielder on the major league roster, the team optioned pitcher Scott Atchison to Triple-A Pawtucket.


Reddick has been struggling in Triple-A Pawtucket this year. The 23-year-old is hitting .193 with a .241 OBP, .362 slugging mark and .603 OPS, though he does have six homers. He also spent three games in the majors earlier this year after both Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Cameron were placed on the disabled list, going 1-for-6 with a double.


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