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03/03/2010 - 2:22pm
Sosa visa delay was for past PED use

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox relief pitcher Jorge Sosa, who signed a minor league contract in January, joined the club in Fort Myers for spring training on Wednesday. The 32-year-old said that the U.S. consulate in the Dominican delayed in giving him a visa due to his past suspension for the use of amphetamines in 2008, while a member of the Mariners' minor league system.

 

Sosa said that he has faced past visa delays due to the suspension.

 

"I waited for my visa in the Dominican because I had a little problem with the consulate there. They gave me the visa yesterday at 3:30 in the afternoon and I took a flight here," said Sosa. "The problem was I took a greenie three years ago. Then the consulate suspended [the visa application] for [the last] three years."

 

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03/03/2010 - 2:17pm
Kelly throws perfect inning

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox pitching prospect Casey Kelly, starting in Wednesday's exhibition game against Northeastern University, sailed through a 1-2-3 inning. Kelly struck out two of the three hitters he faced (both swinging), sandwiching the two punchouts around a first-pitch groundout to second.

 

Kelly, who is in major league camp as a non-roster invitee, threw just 10 pitches, seven for strikes.

 

For more on Kelly and the Red Sox, visit the Full Count Blog.


03/03/2010 - 1:44pm
Mock draft: Florida LB Dunlap to Pats

In the latest WEEI.com mock draft, site contributor D.J. Bean, fresh off four days at the NFL combine, has predicted Florida outside linebacker/defensive end Carlos Dunlap will go to the Patriots with the No. 22 selection. Bean also projects Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford being taken with the first overall pick by the St. Louis Rams. To see the entire mock draft, visit the It Is What It Is blog by clicking here.


03/03/2010 - 12:52pm
B's get Seidenberg from Panthers

The wheeling and dealing continued for the Bruins hours before the 3 p.m. trading deadline as they have acquired veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg and the rights to Ohio State defenseman Matt Bartkowski in exchange for right wing Byron Bitz, Craig Weller and a second-round pick, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. The 28-year-old Seidenberg has played in all 62 games for Florida this season, with two goals and 21 assists. For more, visit the Big Bad Blog


03/03/2010 - 11:53am
Bruins send Morris to Coyotes

The Bruins kicked off NHL trade deadline day by agreeing to send defenseman Derek Morris to the Phoenix Coyotes for a conditional draft pick in 2011. The team confirmed the deal through a press release late Wednesday morning. The veteran played five seasons in Phoenix before the Coyotes traded him to the New York Rangers at last year's trade deadline. The B's signed Morris as a free agent last July, and he has produced three goals and 22 assists in 58 games this season. Check out the Big Bad Blog for more updates.


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