After his scheduled visit with Dr. George Theodore, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was cleared to begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. Pedroia, who has been out since suffering a broken foot on June 25, is slated to play second base on Saturday, to serve as designated hitter on Sunday and then, following an off-day on Monday, to return to the Red Sox' big league club on Tuesday.
Manager Terry Francona told reporters in Texas that Pedroia sent him a straightforward text to convey the news: "I'm back."
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Patriots offensive Matt Light called in to The Big Show Friday afternoon following the team's 27-24 win over the Saints in the team's first preseason game of the season. Despite the win, Light said that coach Bill Belichick made sure to keep the team grounded.
"You get into the first preseason game, and things were going pretty good," he said. "First series didn't go as well as it should have been. We missed an opportunity with good field position. The second drive was 12, 14 plays whatever it was, and we went down and scored. But there were a lot of things I think that we can build on and we did pretty well, but there's still a bit of room."
Also, as the unofficial leader of the offensive line, Light commented on not having guard Logan Mankins in camp due to a contract dispute.
"Does it hurt not having Logan in there? Yeah, I can't lie to you," said Light. "I've...
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick elaborated on the team's decision to put Ty Warren on injured reserve Friday. The team also brought back defensive end/outside linebacker Derrick Burgess from a brief attempt at retirement.
"[It was a] tough break of Ty but we have to move on. He's missed quite a bit of time the last couple of years, so we've had to deal with that anyway," Belichick said. "It's unfortunate, but unfortunately that's part of the game, so we'll just move ahead."
Belichick spoke highly of Gerard Warren, who is likely to replace Ty Warren at left defensive end. The coach also noted that the hip injury that is causing Warren's season to end before it begins was something the team thought could require surgery.
"We knew a little while ago that there was a possibility that it might be for a longer period of time," Belichick said. "There was also a...
For just the second time in the last seven games, shortstop Marco Scutaro will be hitting second in the Red Sox' lineup behind center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury. Josh Beckett will go for the Sox in the first of three with the Rangers as they look to forget about an ugly loss in the ninth inning to the Blue Jays Thursday.
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Marco Scutaro, SS
3. Victor Martinez, C
4. David Ortiz, DH
5. Adrian Beltre, 3B
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Mike Lowell, 1B
8. Ryan Kalish, LF
9. Jed Lowrie, 2B
SP -- Josh Beckett
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Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, after spending four games at the bottom of the order this week, has been reinstated as the leadoff hitter for Friday's contest against the Rangers. After going 0-for-16 while batting leadoff in his first four games off the disabled list, Ellsbury was bumped to the ninth spot for the next four games. There, he hit .267 (4-for-15) while stealing five bases.
Here is the Red Sox lineup for the opener of a three-game series against the Rangers, leaders of the AL West. For complete matchup histories, click here.
Scutaro, 6 ...
Mike Klis discusses Brady vs. Manning, Welker and Belichick, and the rest of the Pats-Broncos story lines.
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the big showdown between the 6-1 Denver Broncos and the 6-2 New England Patriots and the 16th edition in the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning rivalry.
Chris Price, WEEI.com, joins the show to talk about the Patriots upcoming game against Denver. Chris got in the the DB match-ups with Denver's receivers, some ideas on how to blitz Peyton, Welker's impact, and a prediction.
Its time to start the season for the Celtics! We talk about the things we like about the Celtics and the things we dont like very much. Plus Sam feels like a jerk for laughing at Julius Randle.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Mut, Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back and talking not only Red Sox, but MLB Hot Stove. They talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, and take some phone calls about some of the Red Sox potential moves.
Mut, Rob Bradford, and Alex Speier talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington. Ben addresses some questions regarding Will Middlebrooks, Rusney Castillo, as well as Yoenis Cespedes' future with the club.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and the big blow to the defense with Torey Krug's injury.
Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
Happy birthday Kirk!!!!
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The guys got dressed up for Kirk's 40th.
We listen to a tribute to the late great Mayor Thomas Menino who passed away at the age of 71. Produced by Joe Zarbano.
Pierre McGuire joins the guys to talk about the struggling Bruins.
Dale and Greg Dickerson try and find new and exciting ways to discuss Manning vs Brady 16, including how each QB fares in adverse weather conditions.
Dale and Greg Dickerson take a few minutes to remember Tom Menino.
We look at four free agents the Sox might have an eye on, two on the mound, two at third base.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin is joined by Joe Meloni of College Hockey News on the first episode of the College Puckcast. They talk about the wrist injury that will sideline Boston College defenseman Steve Santini until at least January, as well as the good start for Boston University and its star freshman, Jack Eichel. Other topics include fast starts for Vermont and UMass-Lowell and slow starts for Providence and Northeastern.
The morning show was having another great podcast, until the whole thing came to screeching halt. Halloween, Asian strippers and proctologists.
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