Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be put in a boot for his left foot over the next seven days, upon which the two sides will deem whether or not surgery will be the next step.
Pedroia broke a bone in his left foot in San Francisco on June 25, after which he was placed on the DL before returning for two games last week. Pedroia experienced continued discomfort in the foot, prompting him to go on the DL again after last Wednesday's 7-5 victory over the Angels. Should Pedroia get the surgery, which would not include a bone graft (the process by which part of the bone is replaced), the second baseman hopes to be healed within three months.
"I will be good as new," Pedroia said in a text message to WEEI.com.
Pedroia is hitting .288/.367/.493 with 12 homers and 41 runs batted in over 75 games this season. He has stolen nine bases.
According to a tweet from Boston-based sportswriter Maureen Mullen, the Red Sox have placed pitchers Josh Beckett, John Lackey and Manny Delcarmen on the waiver wire. Should a team claim any of the players, which they can do until 1 p.m. on Friday, the Red Sox could either work out a trade with the team or simply release the player to that club.
Players often are placed on waivers as part of the post-July 31 process, and the chances likely are slim that the Red Sox would be willing to move either Beckett or Lackey. Beckett is in the midst of his worst professional season, going 4-3 with a 6.50 earned run average in a year in which he has struggled with back problems. He was signed at the start of the season to a four-year, $68 million contract extension.
Lackey is in the first season of a five-year, $82.5 million contract inked in the offseason. He has...
Former Bengals receiver and NBC football analyst Cris Collinsworth joined The Big Show Thursday to discuss the proposed 18-game season while also admitting that he "loves" HBO's "Hard Knocks."
On the subject of the 18-game season, in which two preseason games would be cut out in favor of two additional regular-season games and a second bye week, Collinsworth didn't hold back in voicing his displeasure.
"It's stupid," Collinsworth said of the idea. "There's no way that for anybody that has never played a 16-game schedule to say that we ought to move to 18 games."
Collinsworth said that while adding two games to the schedule wouldn't hurt the Patriots with ticket sales, in many teams' cases it is currently already "hard to give away tickets in December." He also pointed out that players would increase their risk of injury in a longer season.
MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds joined the Dale & Holley show Thursday to talk about baseball news. Reynolds said he backs the Red Sox' decision to insert Tim Wakefield into Wednesday night's game and hold Jon Lester until Friday's opener of a three-game series against the Rays. Said Reynolds: "I look at the Tampa series, and I look at what the Rays have done against left-handed pitching: They've been horrible."
As for the Red Sox' outlook, Reynolds said the Sox deserve credit for competing for a playoff spot in the face of a trying season. "It's a miracle they're in it, with all the injuries," Reynolds said. "They've done a great job of hanging in there, and they're going to need some luck [down the stretch]."
Asked which team between the Yankees and Rays he favors to win the AL East, Reynolds went with Tampa Bay. "The Yankees right now, they're not as...
Former Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens, who has been indicted on six charges that he lied to Congress regarding his use of performance-enhancing drugs, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon on criminal charges in Washington D.C. Clemens will appear before U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, facing charges that he obstructed a congressional inquiry with 15 separate statements made under oath, including the statement that he never used steroids or human growth hormone.
Clemens' attorney, Rusty Hardin, has stated that federal prosecutors offered a plea but the pitcher rejected. The former pitcher faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine.
To read SI.com legal expert Michael McCann's take on the case when he appeared on the Dennis &...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain how the Patriots held off the Jets, 17-16, Sunday at MetLife Stadium to improve to 12-3 and lock up a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
Greg and Steve give their final thoughts and predictions for what is about to go down at MetLife Stadium today.
Curran calls the guys to discuss the game today and gets into the effect of having no Edelman. He talks about Amendola's role, the Pats running game and more.
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
Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets
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.
Dale and Michael are live on the air as the Rondo deal goes down.More from this show