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07/01/2012 - 4:53pm
Rivers confident Celts will get Allen, Green

Speaking to ESPNBoston.com Sunday, Celtics coach Doc Rivers expressed confidence that his team would be able to secure the services of both unrestricted free agents Ray Allen and Jeff Green.

Regarding Allen, who is drawing interest from the Heat (who can offer the guard the mini-mid-level exception of $3 million), the Grizzlies (who can offer the mid-level exception of $5 million) and the Suns, Rivers said, "We really want him back and I really think at the end of the day that he will be back because this is such a good fit for him. We need him back and we're trying to get him back. We can offer him more money. Yes, there are a couple of teams way under the cap who might be able to offer more money. But other than that, we can offer him more [than Miami or Memphis]. He already lives here. He knows his...

07/01/2012 - 4:36pm
Salty: 'I felt like I deserved' All-Star berth

After missing out on making the American League All-Star team, Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia talked to reporters about his disappointment prior to the Sox' series finale against the Mariners in Seattle.

"It’s tough. I definitely wanted to make it. I felt like I deserved it," he said. "At the same time, I think A.J. [Pierzynski] deserved it as well. You look at that and you see that, it’s tough. It’s not the end of the world. We’ve still got a lot of season left. So, four days of relaxation and then hit it hard in Tampa."

Saltalamacchia lost out on the All-Star berth to Texas' Mike Napoli -- who was voted in as a starter -- as well as reserve catchers Matt Wieters and Joe Mauer. The Red Sox catcher's candidacy was buoyed by the fact he led all AL catchers in home runs (14).

"You know, the biggest honor to me really is my teammates are walking around telling me, ‘You should have...

07/01/2012 - 1:31pm
Lineup: Lillibridge gets start in center

With lefty Jason Vargas on the mound for the Mariners, Brent Lillibridge gets his second start since joining the Red Sox, manning center field and hitting ninth in Bobby Valentine's lineup for the series finale.

Both Adrian Gonzalez (.364, 12 plate appearances) and Kelly Shoppach (.444, 10 plate appearances) have had some success against Vargas, while Mike Aviles and Lillibridge each have just one hit in six plate appearances, respectively.

Here is the Red Sox lineup:

Mike Aviles SS

Dustin Pedroia 2B

David Ortiz DH

Cody Ross LF

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Will Middlebrooks 3B

Daniel Nava LF

Kelly Shoppach C

Brent Lillibridge CF

Felix Doubront P

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page weei.com/redsox.


07/01/2012 - 1:09pm
Ortiz only Red Sox All-Star representative

For the first time since 2001 the Red Sox will only have one representative in the All-Star Game, with David Ortiz making the American League squad as the team's starting designated hitter.

The only other Red Sox player in legitimate consideration for a spot on the AL team was catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who led all AL players at his position with 14 home runs. Saltalamacchia didn't make the cut, however, with Texas' Mike Napoli being voted in by the fans, while Baltimore's Matt Wieters and Minnesota's Joe Mauer were named as reserves.

Ortiz is second in the American League in OPS (1.006), while totaling 21 home runs and 53 RBIs with a .305 batting average. It is Ortiz' eighth All-Star berth.

For both All-Star rosters, click here.

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


07/01/2012 - 8:04am
Not over yet? C's still want Allen back

Despite being linked with every free agent shooting guard available, the Celtics still have interest in retaining Ray Allen. In fact, they want to try to do both: Re-sign Allen and add another scoring guard.

With Kevin Garnett back in the fold, the Celtics think think they can stay under the luxury tax "apron," which would give them access to the full mid-level exception: a four-year deal starting at $5 million annually. With Avery Bradley coming off shoulder surgery, the Celtics want to add depth and scoring punch in the backcourt, and Allen is still very much in their plans.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


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