The Red Sox have placed starting pitcher John Lackey on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain, retroactive to May 12. The team recalled reliever Scott Atchison. Lackey was scheduled to pitch Tuesday against the Orioles. No replacement has been named.
Lackey, who is 2-5 with an 8.01 ERA, is coming off two straight subpar outings, the latest a 6 2/3-inning outing in which he allowed nine runs on nine hits against the Blue Jays in Toronto. The start before the righty gave up eight runs on 10 hits over four innings against the Angels.
Atchison last pitched Sunday, allowing one hit over one inning for the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox against Scranton-Wilkes Barre. In 10 appearances for the PawSox the reliever compiled a 1.25 ERA, striking out 23 and walking just one. Atchison appeared in one game for the Red Sox this season, throwing 3 2/3 innings May 5 against Los Angeles.
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The owners won a major battle in the continuing lockout war on Monday, as the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided that the lockout should remain in place until a full appeal is heard. The judges ruled 2-1 that the stay should remain, saying the NFL has proven it will "likely will suffer some degree of irreparable harm without a stay." The next major milestone is likely to come June 3, when a hearing will be held to decide the legality of the lockout. The lockout, which is now approaching its 10th week, is the longest work stoppage in NFL history. For more football news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Marco Scutaro returned from a stint in Miami where he worked to rehab his strained left oblique muscle, getting a check-up Monday afternoon from Red Sox team physician Dr. Thomas Gill. According to the shortstop, he was much improved from when the Sox placed him on the 15-day disabled list May 8.
"I don’t feel anything just when I move, only when I sneeze," noted Scutaro. "But I didn’t do anything for all last week, so from today on, I’m going to start doing activities, and we’ll go from there."
Scutaro, who was instructed to not participate in any baseball activities for seven days, said he planned on taking swings prior to the Red Sox' series-opening game against the Orioles.
The shortstop said the injury was no longer sore to the touch, and was optimistic that he had avoided a long-term hiatus.
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Junichi Tazawa -- sidelined since April of 2010 with Tommy John surgery -- will make his his first rehabilitation start on Friday with Hi-A Salem.
The Sox will have 30 days to activate Tazawa, and will almost certainly option him after doing so. They will then have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the right-hander upon the completion of his rehab assignment.
Tazawa was signed to a three-year contract in December 2008 and pitched in six games for the Sox in 2009, posting a 2-3 record with an ERA of 7.46. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery to reconstruct the elbow of Tazawa, who compiled a 2.55 ERA in 109.1 innings pitched for Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket in 2009.
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Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is pitching on seven days of rest, will be working with catcher Jason Varitek on Monday night against the Orioles. Matsuzaka has a 2.90 ERA in his six starts with Varitek this season.
Aside from the insertion of Varitek into the ninth spot in the lineup, the Sox are featuring what has become their usual batting order against Baltimore starter Chris Tillman, including the presence of Carl Crawford (5-for-10 vs. Tillman) in the eighth spot in the lineup. For matchup information, visit the Full Count blog. For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.
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We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with Chandler Jones after the Pats moved to 10-0. Plus a special brief appearance by Damion Easley.
We check in with the best football analyst on Boston radio, former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
The stove is hot. Mut, Bradford and Tomase are talking about the reports of David Ortiz’ retirement announcement, as well as their thoughts on the trade the Red Sox made for closer Craig Kimbrel
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird are live at TD Garden after the Bruins 2-0 win over Toronto on Saturday night. The guys discuss the first two-game home winning streak of the season and what it means.
Kirk needs his some baked ziti.
The top stories of the day.
We remember Tiger's Thanksgiving many years ago.
LB came in the studio in between segments, and got Christian in a funny mood. His abilities to pronounced foreign names was put to the test. For the most part, he failed.
Before Monday night's game against the Patriots, Rex Ryan invited Ray Lewis to give the Bills a pregame "pump-up" speech.
Glenn and Christian kick off the show playing some of the audio of Christian's call to a Vegan hotline last year around this time, and then the conversation turned to the importance of a 16-0 season now that big injuries have decimated the skill positions.
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Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak to Peter King of MMQB/SI.
Mikey, Mut and Villani are talking about the NFL's version of a run-on sentence, Ray Lewis. More specifically his comments regarding Bill Belichick, Rex Ryan, Tom Brady, and Cam Newton.
Buck and Soog talk about Ronda Rousey's loss, the state of the UFC and favorite things about Thanksgiving.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Tim discussed the Pats 10-0 start.More from this show
Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, joined the show to talk about last night's Patriots win, the inadvertent whistle, making officials accountable for mistakes, and Ray Lewis' ignorance about Bill Belichick.More from this show
Gene Steratore's crew had a rough time in Foxboro on Monday night, and the lowest moment came when an inadvertent whistle cost the Patriots a possible touchdown.More from this show
Danny Amendola went down last night with a knee injury last night. He'll get an MRI today, but in the meantime, the guys discuss who will have to step up as yet another skill position player gets injured.More from this show