BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox have recalled outfielder Scott Podsednik from Triple-A Pawtucket, and he is currently with the team in Baltimore as it prepares to face the Orioles on Tuesday night. The move means that outfielder Ryan Sweeney has presumably been placed on the disabled list.
Podsednik, who was acquired by the Red Sox in a trade with the Phillies earlier this month in exchange for cash considerations, last played in the majors with the Dodgers in the 2010 season. In 134 games that season between the Dodgers and the Royals, the veteran outfielder hit .297/.342/.382 with six homers, 61 RBI and 35 stolen bases.
Now 36, Podsednik has split this season between Lehigh Valley while a member of the Phillies organization and Pawtucket since being acquired by the Sox. In 31 games for Pawtucket, Podsednik has hit .328/.310/.295 with one homer, 10 RBI and eight stolen bases.
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BALTIMORE -- Red Sox corner infielder Kevin Youkilis is back from a three-week stint on the disabled list and will play first base on Tuesday night, with Will Middlebrooks remaining in the major leagues and manning third base. In that configuration, Adrian Gonzalez will patrol right field.
The decision to have both Youkilis and Middlebrooks on the roster gives the Sox a lineup deep with right-handers against Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz. The Sox, meanwhile, will feature left-hander Felix Doubront on the mound. The current members of the Orioles have just nine combined plate appearances against him, having gone a combined 3-for-9 against him.
1. Mike Aviles, SS
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Adrian Gonzalez, RF
5. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
6. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
8. Daniel Nava, LF
Patriots owner Robert Kraft told the NFL Network on Tuesday that "we’d like to see [Wes Welker] be a Patriot for life, but it takes two sides."
Speaking at the league meetings in Atlanta, Kraft seemed happy to have Welker in the fold -- the receiver signed his franchise tender last week, a one-year deal worth roughly $9.5 million -- but said certain steps need to be taken before both sides can agree on a long-tern deal for the receiver.
"We’re just happy he’s back in the system," Kraft said. "He’s a wonderful young man, and a special guy. I think both sides would like to do a deal, but it requires intelligence and putting our team first."
Kraft was asked about a story where the team might have been upset with Welker taking the negotiations public.
"Anyone can say whatever they want," Kraft said. "He’s done a great job for us. We’...
Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show on Tuesday morning. On Monday, the Celtics gained a 3-2 lead over the 76ers in the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 101-85 victory. Brandon Bass, on the bench for most of the fourth quarter of the Game 4 loss, matched a career-high with 27 points in the win, including 18 in the third quarter.
"Brandon, first of all, made shots and kind of let the game come to him," Rivers said. "And having Ray [Allen] and Paul [Pierce] on the floor, the longer they were on the floor the better it was for him and I thought we did a very good job of finding him."
Bass was acquired in an offseason deal that sent Glen Davis to Orlando. Many have pointed to that trade as one that was done not only to help the club on the court, but to improve the chemistry and attitude in the locker room.
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BALTIMORE -- Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks said that he is not concerning himself with whether or not he will remain in the big leagues on Tuesday, with the team set to activate Kevin Youkilis from the disabled list. That said, the 23-year-old did take satisfaction in the fact that, through his level of play, he has made a compelling case to stay in the big leagues.
“That was my plan, to come up here and make a statement that I can play here and hopefully stick around and help win some games,” said Middlebrooks. “It’s cool [to face pitchers like former Cy Young winner Cliff Lee], but at the same time, I want to get the better end of it. I want to beat them. I want to hit a rocket into the gap. I don’t want to strike out and just say, ‘Oh, that was Cliff Lee. He’s got nasty stuff.’ I feel like I belong here. I want to play here. And I want to get hits off of him.”
Middlebrooks matched a...
Pete and Price get to more analysis and breakdowns as they discuss how both of these teams will approach one another. They talk about things to keep an eye on and interesting stats before getting Price's prediction.
Pete and Price talk about the Rams not having WR Tavon Austin or DE Robert Quinn today - big news for the Patriots.
Pete and Price give you the inactives for today right when they come out. Then they transition to the what the playoffs would look like if the season ended today - you may be surprised!
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
In the 7 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the hiring of Rich Keefe and the announcement yesterday on Dale and Holley.More from this show
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The worst kept secret in the city is now official - welcome aboard Rich Keefe.More from this show
In the 6 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the latest season ending injury for Gronk and the joint statement released by the team last night.More from this show