Eric Patterson, whom the Red Sox acquired on Saturday from the Oakland Athletics following the injury to second baseman Dustin Pedroia, will make his first appearance with his new club on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Patterson is batting second and playing left field, with Daniel Nava getting the night off.
For complete matchup information for tonight's game between the Sox and Rays, which will feature Daisuke Matsuzaka on the mound against Matt Garza, click here.
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WEEI's Michael Holley has confirmed through a team source that Doc Rivers will return for the final year of his contract to coach the Boston Celtics.
The news was first reported by The Herald’s Steve Bulpett.
This is very encouraging news for the Celtics and Danny Ainge as he attempts to bring back the core of the team for another run. The veteran players had all expressed support for Rivers while he took some time to consider his options.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday and talked about the play of Adrian Beltre, who is ranked among the American League top 10 in batting average, slugging and OPS.
"He's had some pretty big years now," said Francona. "He's had some injuries, he's had some amazing years. We're seeing him at his best, and he's held it for a long time. He's hitting everything -- he hit a ball down the left-field line last night [Tuesday] that had to be a foot outside [the strike zone]. With two strikes he shortens up a little bit, he squares up the ball to all fields, it's obvious he feels great about himself. He's played every day, I think his biggest fear is that we are going to walk up to him and tell him he has the day off. We just stay away from him."
Francona was asked about Victor Martinez and if there was a chance that he could have avoided a DL...
Roger Clemens is expected to pitch to his son, Koby, on Wednesday in the Home Run Derby before the Texas League All-Star Game in Midland.
Clemens last pitched in the major leagues for the Yankees in 2007. The seven-time Cy Young award winner has been the center of a steroid controversy and is currently being investigated by a federal grand jury for perjury pertaining to his testimony during a February 2008 congressional hearing.
Koby Clemens, a first baseman for the Houston Astros' Double-A club in Corpus Christi, is second in the Texas League with 16 HR and 53 RBI.
NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning. Remy talked about the injury to Dustin Pedroia, who is expected to be out up to six weeks with a broken left foot.
"He's the guy that's out there grinding away every day, and on top of that he's a great player," Remy said. "You can't go six weeks without him without missing him. They are going to miss him."
Pedroia is just one of several key members of the Red Sox to miss time with injuries. Remy was asked about the number of players that have been forced to the sideline.
"It's been a disaster," said Remy. "One after another since the beginning of the season. It's been amazing to me, watching this team, how they have been able to fill in the gaps and get the job done and be a game behind the Yankees as we head into July. Guys have really stepped it up and...
Tom Brady discussed his feelings on the Logan Mankins trade and the return of Gronk.
Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe talked to the Sox right-hander, who allowed three hits and zero walks in the 3-0 win over the Rays.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell talks about Bogaerts' concussion and the youth movement.
As he does every Wednesday, Buster Olney, ESPN, joins the boys of MFB to talk baseball. This week Buster shed some light on what to expect from Rusney Castillo, and how Cuban players are being viewed. He suggests that the acquisition of Castillo helps Boston's chances to get Giancarlo Stanton. Also, the Sox should shut down Koji if they want to re-sign him.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Tom Brady discussed his feelings on the Logan Mankins trade and the return of Gronk.
Tim joined the show to discuss the start of the NFL season and the future of Tom Brady.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
7th round draft pick Michael Sam was trying to be the first openly-gay player in the NFL. With only 7 days to go before the season opener, the Rams released him on one of the last round of cuts.
The Patriots finally completed a deal that was speculated for weeks, when they traded back up QB Ryan Mallett to the Texans for a conditional 7th round pick. Mallett will be reunited with former New England quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien.
More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.
Tom Curran recaps the Pats preseason and talks about some of the players who may get cut.
Michael Irvin talks about the final preseason game for the Patriots and the biggest storylines heading into the opening weekend.
We recap the summer's biggest sports stories leading into Labor Day Weekend.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. The NFL season kicks off on Thursday night, so Pete and Jim get their final thoughts of some drafting strategies. They discuss their Auction draft from earlier in the week. Also, some big name players that smart drafters should avoid.
We know your Fantasy Football drafts are happening right now, so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are here to help. We know you’d never blow off work to draft right? Turn up the speakers! Our fantasy guys chat up Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com that offers background on several players you can target late in drafts across multiple league sizes; covering upside players to grab in 8-team leagues, 10-team leagues, 12-team leagues and 14-team leagues. Jim and Pete will be back at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning on your radio dial, 93.7 FM, with more ammo for all this weekend’s drafters. Good luck!
How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.
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Butch is out today so Chris Villani fills in. This bums out Buckley a little bit since he wanted to have a somber goodbye with Butchy, since this is the last show until after the football season. They kick the show off talking about the Logan Mankins trade.More from this show
Hackers obtained hundreds private photo's of celebrities such as Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence. Also, Market Basket is back in business, and Pete Frates and his wife Julie have a baby girl, Lucy.More from this show
7th round draft pick Michael Sam was trying to be the first openly-gay player in the NFL. With only 7 days to go before the season opener, the Rams released him on one of the last round of cuts.More from this show