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06/08/2010 - 4:37pm
Sox notes: Ellsbury getting second opinion
By: DJ Bean

Injured Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is leaving the team to fly to Los Angeles for a second opinion on his broken ribs from Dr. Lewis Yocum. Ellsbury has played in only nine games this season thanks to a hard collision with third baseman Adrian Beltre on April 11 in Kansas City. The outfielder will not join the team in Cleveland following the evaluation and will instead return to Boston.

 

Meanwhile, closer Jonathan Papelbon, placed on the family leave/bereavement list on Monday, spoke with manager Terry Francona on Tuesday and worked out at Fenway Park. It is unknown whether Papelbon will join the Sox in Cleveland on Thursday, when he can once again be activated. For more on the Red Sox, check the Full Count blog. 


06/08/2010 - 4:10pm
Lineups: Ortiz batting fifth vs. Huff
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will bat fifth against Cleveland left-hander David Huff (2-6, 6.08 ERA) as the Sox and Indians play their second of four games on Tuesday night. Ortiz has batted fifth just once since May 25, with Victor Martinez commonly hitting in the slot in that period. A night after Daisuke Matsuzaka threw eight shutout innings in a 4-1 win, the Sox send Tim Wakefield to the mound against the 21-35 Indians. 

 

RED SOX

 

 

1. Marco Scutaro, SS

2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

3. Victor Martinez, C

4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B

5. David Ortiz, DH

6. Adrian Beltre, 3B

7. Bill Hall, LF

8. Mike Cameron, CF

9. Darnell McDonald, RF

SP -- Tim Wakefield

For more on the game, including batter/pitcher matchups, check the Full Count...

06/08/2010 - 4:04pm
Pats, Hernandez agree on four-year deal

A league source has confirmed the Patriots and fourth-round pick Aaron Hernandez have agreed on a four-year contract.

A tight end out of Florida who was taken with the 113th overall selection in the NFL draft, Hernandez is the fourth member of New England’s 2010 draft class to sign, joining offensive linemen Ted Larsen and Thomas Welch and wide receiver Taylor Price.

The news was first reported by the Boston Herald.

Hernandez is a 6-foot-2, 250-pound tight end who led Florida in receptions last year with 68 catches for 850 yards and five touchdowns last season. (For his collegiate career, Hernandez had 111 catches for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns.) However, he recently admitted he failed one drug test while at Florida. He released a...

06/08/2010 - 1:14pm
Man walks from N.H. to NYC for C's tickets

After a nearly week-long, 200-mile journey that sent him from the TD Garden in Boston to New York City on foot, Tyler McGill will finally be able to sit Tuesday night in his courtside seats to Game 3 of the NBA finals after completing the challenge set forth by friends in exchange for the exclusive tickets to all three championship games at the Garden.

 

McGill, a native of Rye, N.H., finished the epic quest when he finally reached the Big Apple Tuesday morning and said, despite some intense chaffing and several sock changes, he would do all it over again if given the chance.

 

“Come on dude, what would you do for Celts tickets? I would have walked even further,” McGill said.

 

Now that he’s won his chance to see the game, expect McGill to make the most of it.

 

“I’m going to be in Shannon Brown’s head all day. I’m going to be riding Kobe [Bryant...

06/08/2010 - 10:35am
Donaghy on D&C: Expect more tight reffing

Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy joined the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning to talk about the NBA finals. Donaghy was asked what we should expect from Dan Crawford, Bill Kennedy and Bennett Salvatore in Tuesday night's Game 3. "I think it brings some aggressive refereeing to get some of these illegal screens and some of this matchup trouble cleaned up with some aggressive whistles," he said. "I think you're going to see a lot of illegal screens called, where Ray Allen was getting free in Los Angeles a lot, some of the the big guys setting some moving picks, I think you're going to see those cleaned up early. And I also think you're going to see a lot of fouls on Allen and [Derek] Fisher to get that matchup cleaned up early."

 

Donaghy said Kobe Bryant's prediction that he won't get five fouls again is an accurate one. "I don't think you're going to see him in foul trouble again for a long, long time,"...

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