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07/06/2012 - 4:31pm
Pedroia: 'I'm a freak healer. I heal great'

The Red Sox released a formal statement just after placing second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 15-day disabled list with a right thumb injury. The team made a point of noting that this injury is new and unrelated to the torn adductor on the same thumb earlier this season. That injury, according to the team, has healed. Pedroia injured the thumb diving for a pop fly single to shallow right field in the fifth inning of Tuesday's loss in Oakland. 

"Dustin Pedroia hyperextended his right thumb on July 3, 2012," the statement read. "He was examined by the Red Sox medical staff and an MRI was performed. Dustin sustained an injury to the volar plate of his right thumb. Dustin will be treated conservatively with a brief period of immobilization. The previous injury to his right thumb adductor muscle has completely healed. This was confirmed by MRI."

Pedroia was placed on the disabled list retroactive to Wednesday while Pedro...

07/06/2012 - 2:50pm
Report: Allen 'torn' over decision

Free agent guard Ray Allen left Miami without accepting the Heat's offer and is "torn" about making a final decision between joining the Heat and staying with the Celtics, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

The Grizzlies and Timberwolves have also expressed interest in Allen, who will turn 37 later this month. Miami offered its taxplayer mid-level exception, which would start at $3.09 million per season. The Celtics have offered a two-year deal for $6 million per season. A team source indicated that bringing Allen back and re-signing fellow free agent Jeff Green remains their main plan, as it has been all along. 

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


07/06/2012 - 2:23pm
Lineup: Gomez, Punto fill out Sox infield

With Dustin Pedroia headed to the 15-day disabled list (thumb), and Will Middlebrooks still nursing a hamstring injury, Nick Punto gets the start at second base, while Mauro Gomez returns to third.

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said on The Big Show that newly-promoted infielder Pedro Ciriaco would get a start Saturday.

The Sox will send Josh Beckett to the mound to face Hiroki Kuroda. Beckett has faced the Yankees five times since the beginning of the 2011 season, going 4-0 with a 1.85 ERA, allowing a .185 batting average against.

Here is the Red Sox lineup:

Daniel Nava LF

Ryan Kalish CF

David Ortiz DH

Cody Ross RF

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

Mauro Gomez 3B

Mike Aviles SS

Nick Punto 2B

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


07/06/2012 - 1:58pm
Valentine: Pedroia to DL, Ortiz 'real deal'
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine joined Pete Sheppard and Steve Buckley on The Big Show Friday to discuss Dustin Pedroia's injury and the rest of the team. 

The Red Sox are set to place Dustin Pedroia on the disabled list with a right injury, which Valentine confirmed. The Sox will call up infielder Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Pawtucket. 

"We've had a hand issue with Dustin, and it's revolved around the thumb for the good part of the month. This is not related to the other injury, but it's a disabling situation so he's going to take the 15 days -- and four of those days thankfully are All-Star break days -- to try to get better and come back to us healthy and ready to go."

The team made room for Ciriaco on the 40-man roster by moving Rich Hill to the 60-day disabled list. 

Valentine was asked about David Ortiz' comments in the media over the last few weeks, as he criticized the media and atmosphere around the...

07/06/2012 - 1:17pm
Agent optimistic Green stays with Celtics

Agent David Falk expressed optimism that he would reach a deal with the Celtics regarding his client, Jeff Green.

"Jeff has always had a goal to return to Boston," said Falk, who added that he was "optimistic" a new deal would be reached, although probably not until next week. Contracts can't be officially signed until Wednesday, July 11.

Green missed all of last season after having surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. Before his condition was detected, he had reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Celtics that would have paid him $9 million. Sports Illustrated reported that a new deal could be "in the neighborhood" of $40 million over four years.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


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