Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said that the team believes that center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury will be able to recover from his right shoulder subluxation through a program of rest and rehabilitation. To this point, the Sox do not expect that he will need surgery that would likely prove season-ending.
"At this point I believe he can recover from this without surgery, but we're still gathering information," Cherington said.
Ellsbury suffered the injury on Friday when Rays shortstop Reid Brignac landed on the center fielder's right shoulder after his legs were taken out on a double play pivot.
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Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said that after conversations between himself, Kevin Youkilis and Bobby Valentine, he believed that any misunderstandings about the manager's feelings about his third baseman had been cleared up. The controversy about Valentine's suggestion that Youkilis was not "as physically and emotionally into the game as he had been in the past for some reason," Cherington suggested, had been resolved.
"I think what needs to be said has been said, so we’ll move forward," said Cherington. "I don’t think his intent was to criticize Kevin. That’s the way it came across in print. ... I think he [meant], ‘I didn’t see the same player on the field that we’d all seen in the past,’ so he acknowledged that the way he expressed that was not the best way to express it. He said the same thing to Kevin, he apologized and had a chance to explain...
Cody Ross took five pitches from Rays closer Fernando Rodney in his final at-bat of the day on Monday. The last two were called strikes as Ross struck out looking to end the game, helping the Rays hang on for a 1-0 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. But TV replays showed all three called strikes by home plate umpire Larry Vanover were well outside. After the final one that came with the tying and winning runs on base, Ross slammed his bat and helmet to the ground and had words with Vanover, who approached Ross before leaving the field.
"It's tough because I'm up there battling my butt off, trying to get something going right there in a late situation," Ross said. "For me, it's unacceptable. I'm bearing down, our whole team is bearing down. Everybody on the field should be bearing down.
"We've been playing this game for so long that you recognize pitches early, and you see them out of the hand and you say, 'that's a ball...
Dustin Pedroia has become the leader in the Red Sox clubhouse and on Monday, he and new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine went about trying to repair the damage from Valentine's public criticism of Kevin Youkilis during an interview Sunday on WHDH-TV.
"Everything's fine," Pedroia said after Monday's 1-0 loss to the Rays. "We talked about it and we're good."
Before the game, Pedroia said Valentine "will learn" that calling out players publicly is not how "stuff is done" in Boston. After his meeting with the Valentine, and after the game, Pedroia was asked if he thought Valentine might have learned his lesson.
"I'm not sure," Pedroia said. "You have to ask him. I can't speak for Bobby.
"It's between me and him, man. I'm not going to sit here and talk about what me and Bobby talked about. We're all grown men and everybody involved in this organization and this team. We...
Celtics center Kevin Garnett was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after the Celtics went 4-1 in games played from April 9-15. Garnett sat out their final victory against the Bobcats on Sunday, but in his four games he averaged 20 points and 10.8 rebounds, helping the Celtics beat Miami, Atlanta and New Jersey.
Garnett had 14 points and nine rebounds against Miami, 22 and 13 against Atlanta and 21 and 12 versus the Nets. Lakers center Andrew Bynum won the honor for the West.
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We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday
Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
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.
The Yankees finished their sweep of the Sox but were ousted from post season contention tonight by the Orioles. The Yankees celebrated David Ortiz' final night in New York with a 5-1 win. Christian Arcand recaps the game.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, who is in line to serve as the team's No. 1 starter heading into the postseason. Porcello offers insight in terms of how previous playoff experiences have shaped him heading into this October, while going into detail how he plans on preparing for these starts. The righty also talks about an interesting change he made this season on days he doesn't pitch.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox skipper John Farrell about the turnaround from last season with his club and how hard they worked to reach this point
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.
Pete, Gerry and Kirk talked with Mike Lombardi and Kirk loves John Krasinski more than Curtis.
Chris Russo on Tom Brady's suspension and Tony Mazz wrote a love letter to David Ortiz.
Pete "randomly" takes callers who think he is doing a great job and Headlines with Kirk.
This week's edition of the WEEI whiner line
Glenn and Lou break down the latest Find Mass Money commercial from Fauria and discover something oddly similar to another famous ad campaign. The guys also discuss the Pats match up vs. the Buffalo Bills, and what the keys to the game will be
Glenn, Lou, and Christian speculate what this weekends retirement ceremony will contain for David Ortiz. They talk about the Dodgers send off of Vin Scully, and his stirring rendition of "wind beneath my wings"
Cool this man off! The best artist in New England hits us with another gem!
We talk Patriots, Bills and all things NFL (and even some Red Sox) with Peter King from SI/MMQB.
Dale, Jerry and Andy Hart discuss the Sox clinching the AL East and the fashion in which it happened, which of course opened up the pandora's box about John Farrell and his decision making as Sox manager.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
The guys talk about the latest scandal in English soccer, the recent Champions League game, and the best young players in Europe.
After a snoozer on Thursday night and a sizeable series of rants and musing about chimpanzees being more qualified to run the NFL than Roger Goddell, Steriods and Donald Trump the boys get to solid starts and year to date over-performers in this week’s podcast. Kirk Cousins, Brock Osweiler & the woes of Ryan Fitzpatrick add to early segment nonsense. Then it’s onto the meat of the show featuring conversation about the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, LeGarette Blount, Jordan Howard (play him), Terrelle Pryor (fool’s gold?) and 4 great starts at Tight End. Enjoy the madness and come back to WEEI on Sunday at 8am for the full Fantasy Football meal. All 4 courses!
Gary Tanguay walked out on the show for the second time in three months this morning. Here is the management approved version of today's events.More from this show
K&C producers Ken Laird & Chris Curtis are joined by WEEI intern and Recap Show host Lucy Burdge to discuss another explosive Gary Tanguay appearance on the program that featured Tango's second walkout.More from this show
Gary stormed out of the studio for the second time in three months after he was labeled a bad father and a pedophile. His future at the station remains highly in doubt.More from this show
In two we play some of Rex Ryan's conversation with Julian Edelman and read about Gary Tanguay's appearance in the Herald during Headlines.More from this show