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08/17/2010 - 3:46pm
Pedroia: 'We'll figure it out on the fly'

Dustin Pedroia said he is healthy enough to help the Red Sox battle for a playoff spot but admitted hours before his return from a broken foot that he'll have to see how much he can play day-by-day.

 

"We'll figure it out on the fly," Pedroia said prior to Tuesday's game. "I feel pretty good. I don't think I'm going to be 100 percent rest of the way but don't think it really matters."  

 

Pedroia will be facing Jered Weaver, the American League leader in strikeouts as the Red Sox open a three-game series with the Angels at Fenway. 

 

"I'm just one of the guys," Pedroia added. "I don't think anybody's thinking, 'Dustin's back. We're going to win every game.' " 

 

For more, including audio from Pedroia, visit the Red Sox page at WEEI.com. 


08/17/2010 - 2:45pm
Richardson down, Nava up, Patterson to DL
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox placed outfielder/infielder Eric Patterson on the disabled list on Tuesday in order to make room for the return of second baseman Dustin Pedroia. The team also recalled outfielder Daniel Nava and sent reliever Dustin Richardson to Triple A Pawtucket.

 

Richardson, 26, allowed just three earned runs in 19 games (10 1/3 IP), though he gave up two homers. Nava, on the other hand, has hit .290 with a home run and 16 runs batted in over two stints with the Sox this season. The 27 year old has played in 30 major league games.

 

For more on the Red Sox, visit their team page at weei.com/redsox.


08/17/2010 - 2:28pm
Lineups: Pedroia back at second

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, out since June 25 after breaking his foot, is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels. He is back at second base and in his customary second spot in the Red Sox lineup.

 

For complete matchup information, click here.

 

LINEUPS

 

Scutaro, 6

Pedroia, 4

Ortiz, DH

Martinez, 2

Beltre, 5

Drew, 9

Lowell, 3

Kalish, 8

McDonald, 7

 

SP -- Buchholz


08/17/2010 - 2:23pm
Lineups: Pedroia hitting second in return
By: DJ Bean

Dustin Pedroia makes his return to the Red Sox Tuesday night after being out since June 25 with a broken bone in his left foot. He will bat second and play his usual second base as he and starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (13-5, 2.49 ERA) look to start a nine-game homestand in winning fashion vs. the Angels.

 

RED SOX 

 

 

1. Marco Scutaro, SS

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. David Ortiz, DH

4. Adrian Beltre, 3B

6. J.D. Drew, RF

7. Mike Lowell, 1B

8. Ryan Kalish, LF

9. Darnell McDonald, CF

SP -- Clay Buchholz

 

To see how Angels hitters have fared against Buchholz and how well the Red Sox have hit Jered Weaver, click here. For more on the Red Sox, visit their team page at weei.com/redsox.

 


08/17/2010 - 8:55am
Kendall on D&C: Mankins likely to miss year

Former NFL offensive lineman Pete Kendall joined the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning. Kendall, a first-round draft pick in 1996 out of Boston College, had a similar dispute to Patriots lineman Logan Mankins prior to the 2007 season, when the Quincy native played for the Jets. It led to him being traded to the Redskins.

 

Kendall said he foresees Mankins sitting out the season in his contract dispute with the Patriots, although he left room for Mankins to change his mind. "I wouldn't say there's no shot," Kendall said. "[But] there does seem to be hard feelings."

 

Added Kendall: "He's played five years, he has an expired contract. He's not under contract now. And I guess the way I look at it is he's got a chance to come in and risk injury for, correct me if I'm wrong, about a million and half [dollars] this year. Or he can stay healthy and most likely hit the free agent market next March...

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