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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Jarret Payton, son of NFL legend Walter Payton, joins MFB to breakdown the troubles in the Bears locker room, the team's struggles at home, and the upcoming match up against the Patriots.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price look ahead to Sunday's game against the Bears and what the Patriots need to do to contain dynamic running back Matt Forte.
We check in with SI/MMQB's Peter King for his weekly take on the Patriots and all things NFL.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
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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Pierre McGuire joins the guys to talk about the Bruins, the Johnny Boychuck trade, and the rest of the NHL
We talk pucks with Jack Edwards of NESN for his take on an impressive win over the San Jose Sharks and the state of the B's in general.
Brick talked about the emergence of Torey Krug as a solid D pairing with Seidenberg and how well the Power Play is playing. He contributes that to 2 different units competing. Brick also likes the versatility of Simon Gagne.
The guys discussed hockey's place on the American sports landscape.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Revis was absent from practice and the guys wondered if this was the first time.
Christian fails to prank Chicago radio, A Nun sings "Like a Virgin" and other lewd acts.
We talk to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, who broke the Darrelle Revis late-gate story.
Michael and Dale discuss the ins and outs of the Darrelle Revis late-gate, and whether his reaction was what the Patriots were looking for out of him,
We tackle four topics about notorious incidents where Boston athletes (and media members) showed up LATE!
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.
AJ Soares joins the show to talk about the Revs run to the playoffs, how Jermaine Jones has impacted the team, and should Lee Nguyen for MVP.
The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
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