The Bruins anounced Tuesday afternoon that they have agreed to an entry-level contract with Tyler Seguin, the No. 2 overall pick in April's NHL draft. The deal is believed to be similar to the contract top pick Taylor Hall signed with the Oilers last month — a base salary of $900,000 with bonuses that could make it worth $3.75 million annually. The Bruins scheduled a conference call for late Tuesday afternoon to field questions about the signing. Check back later for more updates.
Felix Doubront threw two scoreless innings in his debut as a reliever in Pawtucket's 5-4 win over Durham Tuesday. He pitched the sixth and seventh innings for the Paw Sox and struck out two while allowing just one hit. His other four outs came on the ground. He threw 14 of his 18 pitches for strikes, adding to an already impressive pitching line.
Doubront had made 113 starts in the Red Sox organization, including two at the major league level, before making his first appearance out of the bullpen in Tuesday's win. The hope is that Doubront can gain experience out of the bullpen at the Triple-A level before being utilized in that role by Boston during the upcoming stretch run.
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At long last, Mike Lowell has been activated by the Red Sox and will make the start at first base in Tuesday night's matchup with the Indians. In a corresponding move, Kevin Youkilis was put on the 15-day disabled list after injuring his hand in at-bat during Monday's loss. Victor Martinez had originally been placed at first base with Kevin Cash catching, but Terry Francona put up a second draft of Tuesday's lineup after the roster moves were made. Below is the final draft of the Sox starting lineup:
SP -- Beckett
Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, back in Triple-A Pawtucket for a third rehab game, went 3-for-5 with a pair of singles (one to left, one to right), a double, a run scored and an RBI. He added a pair of lineouts as the designated hitter for the PawSox.
In three games with the PawSox, he is 7-for-14 (.500). The Red Sox said yesterday that Ellsbury would play in Pawtucket on Tuesday and then be re-evaluated on Wednesday to determine what the appropriate next step would be in his return from his non-displaced rib fractures.
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We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday. Vince sounds like he's fighting a cold but swears he'll be good to go come Sunday. Vince tells Dale and Holley that their defense will have to be better if they expect to keep winning, especially against the ground game.
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The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
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We check in with NESN's Jack Edwards for a Bruins-Canadiens preview, live from French-Quebec.
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The guys opened the show discussing the sentencing of Pistorious.
Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.
Rodney talked about the Patriots difficult schedule ahead, Brandon Marshall being a leader for the Chicago Bears, Brandon Browner needing to get more playing time, and throws in his two cents about Peyton Manning being considered a "choke artist" if he doesn't win another ring.
The heart of the schedule is afoot, and Christian thinks the Pats could go 2-4 over this stretch or possibly even 1-5.
Christian talks about his Top 5 coaches in the NFL.
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.
The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
On this edition of Breaking Balls, Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss their producers' performance and take the Proust Questionnaire.
This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.
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