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07/03/2010 - 4:51pm
Sox unsure of next start for Buchholz

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said the team plans to run more tests on Clay Buchholz before allowing him to make his next scheduled start, either Monday or Tuesday, against Tampa Bay. Buchholz strained his left hamstring while running the bases last weekend against San Francisco. 

 

On Saturday at Fenway, Buchholz threw 90 feet on flat ground in hopes of being ready to make his next start. Francona indicated he doesn't need to throw off a mound to be cleared to start but needs to be able to field his position. 

 

"What we've kind of come to is that if he pitches on Monday he's going to have to be as close to 100 percent as he can be," Francona said. "We're going to run him through some more stuff and ... we're not going to pitch him if we're not completely sure so we'll see. The pitching part has actually been the easiest for him. I think the moving around and fielding his position is where we...

07/03/2010 - 3:33pm
Lineup: Cameron back in center

Red Sox center fielder Mike Cameron is back on the lineup on Saturday, one day after he was scratched just prior to the start of the game due to abdominal discomfort. He will be back in the lineup hitting eighth, while Eric Patterson gets his third straight start, and first at second base, for the Sox against Oriole right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.

 

RED SOX

 

Scutaro, 6

Patterson, 4

Ortiz, DH

Youkilis, 3

Drew, 9

Beltre, 5

Nava, 7

Cameron, 8

Cash, 9

 

SP -- Lester


07/03/2010 - 1:51pm
Report: Brady had three broken ribs

Bay Area quarterback guru Tom Martinez — who has worked with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady consistently since the signal-caller was a teenager — said Brady had a broken finger and three broken ribs at the end of the 2009 season.

According to an ESPN story, Martinez was summoned to Foxboro last December by Brady for a mechanical tuneup that resulted in a stellar performance for the quarterback. After a Christmas week get-together with Martinez in the Dana Farber Fieldhouse next to Gillette Stadium, Brady threw for 267 yards and four touchdowns on 23-of-26 passing in a win over the Jaguars.

"He had a broken finger and three broken ribs," Martinez told ESPN's Tim Graham, explaining some of the issues that were dogging Brady at the time. "It's one of those things where I can see right away what he's doing. He trusts me, so when I tweak him, it's right back to where he wants to be. Then, at that point,...

07/02/2010 - 9:32pm
Report: Celtics first-round pick has surgery

According to the Boston Herald, Celtics first-round pick Avery Bradley underwent surgery on his left ankle Friday morning. Bradley sprained his ankle during a pre-draft workout for Oklahoma City. The report states the surgery went well and it is expected that Bradley will be ready well before the start of training camp. For more on the Celtics see the team page at weei.com/celtics.


07/02/2010 - 9:17pm
Nava-time again as Red Sox edge O's

Daniel Nava's pinch-hit bloop single down the right field line scored Marco Scutaro with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth as the Red Sox beat the Orioles, 3-2, on Friday night at Fenway Park. J.D. Drew homered twice for Boston's first two runs, his 17th career multi-homer game.

 

Tim Wakefield [3-6] was the beneficiary of the dramatic two-out hit off reliever Will Ohman as the Red Sox knuckleballer went eight strong innings, allowing seven hits and two runs while striking out four for his third win of the season. The game was played in a brisk two hours, seven minutes. 

 

Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 19th save of the season as the injury-riddled Red Sox improved to 48-32 and drew to within a half-game of the first-place Yankees in the American League East. 

 

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