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08/06/2010 - 6:36pm
Agent: Full recovery expected for Youkilis

Joe Bick, the agent for Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, said via text message that he was informed by Dr. Thomas Graham that the surgery to repair the torn adductor muscle on his client's right thumb "went very well" and that Youkilis is expected to make a complete recovery for the 2011 season. The procedure lasted roughly 80 minutes, Bick relayed.

 

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08/06/2010 - 4:28pm
Report: Delgado works out for Red Sox
By: DJ Bean

According to a report in the New York Post, the Red Sox held a workout in Yankee Stadium Friday for 38-year-old free agent first baseman Carlos Delgado.

 

The Red Sox have interest in adding a left-handed bat to pair with Mike Lowell at first base. The team lost starting first baseman Kevin Youkilis for the season Thursday when it was announced that he would have surgery on his thumb.

 

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08/06/2010 - 4:24pm
Lineups: Lowell, Lowrie in vs. Yanks
By: DJ Bean

Both Jed Lowrie and Mike Lowell will be in the lineup when the Red Sox begin a critical four-game series with the Yankees on Friday night. Lowrie and Lowell will be at second and first base, respectively, with Clay Buchholz on the mound.

 

RED SOX

 

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Marco Scutaro, SS 

3. David Ortiz, DH

4. Martinez, C 

5. Adrian Beltre, 3B

6. J.D. Drew, RF

7. Mike Lowell, 1B

8. Ryan Kalish, LF

9. Jed Lowrie, 2B

SP -- Clay Buchholz

 

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08/06/2010 - 4:22pm
Lineups: Lowrie at second, Lowell at first

The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will begin a four game series at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on Friday night. The Sox will send Clay Buchholz to the mound against Javier Vazquez. Buchholz has allowed less than two earned runs in four of his last five starts, but has allowed 15 runs over his last 14.2 innings pitched against the Yankees. The Yankees have won eight of their last nine home games against the Red Sox, outscoring them 58-31 during that stretch. Jed Lowrie will get the start at second base for the Red Sox tonight. Here is the complete Red Sox lineup:

Ellsbury - CF
Scutaro - SS
Ortiz - DH
Martinez - C
Beltre - 3B
Drew - RF
Lowell - 1B
Kalish - LF
Lowrie - 2B

SP Buchholz
 

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08/06/2010 - 3:28pm
Okajima to DL, Doubront promoted

The Red Sox will place left-hander Hideki Okajima on the disabled list. In his place, the Red Sox have recalled left-hander Felix Doubront from Triple-A Pawtucket.

 

Okajima experienced hamstring discomfort during his outing on Thursday night, manager Terry Francona said after the game. The Sox veteran is 4-3 with a 5.85 ERA in 2010. Doubront is 1-2 with a 4.11 ERA in three starts for the Sox this year. He recently pitched in relief for the first time as a professional, retiring all six batters he faced for Triple-A Pawtucket, four on strikeouts and two on groundballs.

 

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