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07/05/2010 - 4:49pm
Ortiz would take part in HR Derby

ST. PETERSBURG -- Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who was named to the American League All-Star team on Sunday, said that he would take part in the Home Run Derby during All-Star Weekend if asked by Major League Baseball.

 

"If they ask me, I probably will," said Ortiz.

 

Ortiz last participated in the Home Run Derby in 2006, when he made it to the second round of competition. He also took part in the 2005 and 2004 competitons. Entering Monday's games, he is tied for seventh in the American League with 17 homers.

 

Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre, on the other hand, said that he would likely decline if asked to participate in the Home Run Derby. 

 

For more Red Sox news, visit www.weei.com/redsox.


07/05/2010 - 3:48pm
Sox confirm Doubront to start Tuesday

ST. PETERSBURG -- Left-hander Felix Doubront will start on Tuesday against the Rays in Tampa Bay, the Red Sox confirmed. The 22-year-old made a fill-in start for the Red Sox in June, picking up a win in his big league debut against the Dodgers while allowing five runs (three earned) in five innings. He is 7-2 with a 2.45 ERA in the minors this year, including 3-2 with a 2.36 ERA this year for Triple-A Pawtucket. He pitched twice against the Tampa Bay Rays in spring training, recording five shutout innings against Tampa Bay.


07/05/2010 - 3:37pm
Report: Cavs look to add Ray Allen

David Aldridge reported on NBA.com that the Cleveland Cavaliers have targeted Ray Allen as a player to add in the offseason. 

 

Aldridge wrote Monday that the Cavaliers are "not only privately, quietly confident that they've managed, somehow, to stem the tide and have a good shot of keeping [LeBron] James, but have ideas of fixing their roster next season with the likes of Ray Allen and Brendan Haywood."


07/05/2010 - 3:26pm
Lineup: Patterson in left, Hall at second

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Red Sox will begin their three-game series against the Rays and starter Matt Garza with the following lineup: Scutaro SS, Patterson LF, Ortiz DH, Youkilis 1B, Beltre 3B, Drew RF, Hall 2B, Cameron CF, Cash C, Matsuzaka P. Beltre has hit fifth 14 times this season compared to the 34 occasions he has manned the sixth spot. For more see the Red Sox team page at weei.com/redsox.


07/05/2010 - 1:46pm
Celtics sign big man Erden

The Celtics signed center Semih Erden of Turkey, the team announced on Monday. Erden was drafted by the Celtics with the 60th pick in 2008. The seven-foot, 240-pound big man averaged 8.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game for Fenerbahce Ulker this past season. Erden is on the Celtics Summer League roster and will play for Turkey in the 2010 FIBA World Championships. The Celtics are in need of a big man following the injury of Kendrick Perkins.


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