According to a league source, the Red Sox have claimed catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli off waivers. The 28-year-old Napoli is in his fifth season with the Angels, and is hitting .249 with 21 homers and 60 RBIs in 113 games this season. ESPN.com first reported the move.
The Red Sox and Angels have until Monday afternoon to complete a trade for Napoli.
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An injury to Jets linebacker Calvin Pace could clear the way for a reunion of Rex Ryan and former Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas.
Pace, who broke his foot in the third quarter of Friday’s game against the Redskins, will reportedly be out a few weeks with the injury. That could leave New York in the market for a free agent linebacker like Thomas, who played for Ryan in Baltimore when he was the defensive coordinator with the Ravens.
“I would say it would be a possibility,” the Jets head coach said Sunday when he was asked about New York possibly signing Thomas. “I’m not going to rule that out.”
Thomas played for the Patriots the last three seasons, but his time in New England came to a bitter end in April when he was released by the team. It marked the end one of the most eventful three-year careers with the Patriots — Thomas went from moments of brilliance in 2007 to being a...
UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, 47, beat up on James Toney in the former boxing champion's inaugural mixed martial arts fight, at the TD Garden Saturday night. Couture submitted Toney 3 minutes, 19 seconds into Round 1. The match was the co-headliner for the Garden's much-anticpated MMA event, which also featured the UFC Lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn. In the championship bout, Edgar defeated Penn for the second time in five months.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Dan Johnson hit a 2-2 pitch from Scott Atchison over the right field wall with nobody out in the 10th inning to give the Rays a 3-2 win over the Red Sox, Saturday night at Tropicana Field. The loss moves the Sox to 5 1/2 games in back of Tampa Bay in the wild card chase.
Clay Buchholz turned in another solid outing, allowing just two runs over seven innings. The Red Sox starter, who lowered his American League-leading ERA to 2.21, saw his scoreless inning streak stopped at 26 when Carlos Pena tagged up on a Matt Joyce fly ball in foul ground in the seventh inning. Pena had reached third after Buchholz' pickoff throw sailed wide of first baseman Mike Lowell.
The only other run against Buchholz came in the eighth inning, after Victor Martinez had given the Red Sox a 2-1 lead with his third homer of the series. Tampa Bay was able to tie it up at 2-2 when B.J. Upton deposited the Sox' starter's second...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona said prior to his team's game with the Rays Saturday night that catcher Jason Varitek was improving to the point where a rehabilitation assignment could start being considered.
"I would think he’ll stay with us through this trip and the timing of that is probably pretty close to, when we get back off this trip, he can get examined," Francona said. "Again, as long as everything is going OK. And maybe we can get him out and play a few games.” Varitek's rehab stint would figure to take place prior to Sept. 6, which is the conclusion of the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox' season.
Varitek, who has been on the disabled list with a broken foot since July 1, has participated in both catching bullpen sessions, throwing drills, and various levels of sprints in recent days. The 38-year-old last played on June 30 and was hitting .263 with seven...
Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets
OXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Week 16 battle between the 11-3 Patriots and 3-11 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins MFB to discuss Jim Harbaugh rumors, Rex Ryan's future, and why the Patriots may be better served by not wraping up the number one seed in the AFC this week
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.