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06/02/2010 - 4:48pm
Encouraging news for Cameron

Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron received an encouraging medical report from a specialist who examined his abdomen on Wednesday morning. While the 37-year-old had been experiencing discomfort in the left side of his abdomen (the opposite side from the area where he endured the tear that landed him on the disabled list in April), the doctor with whom he met on Wednesday informed him that he is not dealing with a tear in a different area.

 

"Good update," said manager Terry Francona. "We ruled out any of the things that happened on the other side. There’s certainly some inflammation. It’s actually kind of deep. I think Cam feels a lot better knowing that, when this subsides, and it already is, to the point where he can do everything he wants, he’s not going to hurt himself. Already, you see a little different look in his eyes. That was really good news."

 

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06/02/2010 - 4:41pm
Sox slowing down Beckett's rehab

The Red Sox will not allow injured starter Josh Beckett to start throwing for about 10 days, according to manager Terry Francona, out of concern that his back discomfort could create other mechanical issues or injuries. Beckett has been out since May 12 due to what the team is describing as a lower back strain. But the team became considered when he ran into difficulties repeating his delivery in a bullpen session on Friday, resulting in the decision to further slow down his rehab.

 

"We’re going to slow him down a little bit. By that, probably, I don’t know if we’re going to have a firm timetable, but probably about 10 days," said Francona. "We lean on this guy too much, or we need to. So until we can completely get back where he’s going through his delivery, we’re going to make him take it easy. I think he understands it. I don’t think he probably loves it. I think he realizes this is...

06/02/2010 - 2:48pm
Report: 'Disconnect' with Brady, Pats on deal

When it comes to a new deal for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports! writes today “there’s a growing sense of disconnect” between the quarterback and the franchise.

Silver says, “three months before the start of the 2010 campaign, and less than two months before training camp, there have been no substantial talks between his agents (Don Yee and Steve Dubin) and the Pats’ front office, and there’s a growing sense of disconnect between the two camps.”

Both sides have maintained mostly radio silence on this issue. Brady, who is in the final year of a five-year contract he signed in 2005, has politely declined to comment when he's been asked about the contract. Meanwhile, Patriots owner Robert Kraft was vague last week when he was asked about the contract situations that surround Brady and Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins.

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06/02/2010 - 2:44pm
Report: Hornets set deadline for Thibodeau

An ESPN.com report on Wednesday indicates that the New Orleans Hornets plan to offer the head coaching job to Trail Blazers assistant Monty Williams if Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau does not accept the position before Game 1 of the NBA finals. 

 

Thibodeau was reportedly offered the job last week, but according to the ESPN report the Hornets do not want to let their coaching search go into next week. Thibodeau's possible interest in both the Chicago Bulls and New Jersey Nets positions may also be a factor in the Hornets setting a deadline. 

 

For more Celtics news check out the Green Street Blog.


06/02/2010 - 2:42pm
Lineup: Cameron still out

The Red Sox will have Darnell McDonald back in center field with Mike Cameron scheduled to see a specialist regarding his abdominal soreness, Wednesday. The Sox lineup against the A's starter Ben Sheets (whom Boston is facing for the first time) is as follows: Scutaro SS, Pedroia 2B, Ortiz DH, Youkilis 1B, Drew RF, Beltre 3B, Hermida LF, Varitek C, McDonald CF, Matsuzaka P. For all the matchups see The Full Count Blog by clicking here.


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