Red Sox reliever Scott Atchison received discouraging news, as an MRI on his right elbow revealed the possibility of a torn ulnar collateral ligament that would require Tommy John surgery, according to manager Bobby Valentine. Atchison will seek a second opinion.
In 37 games spanning 46 innings, Atchison had a 1.76 ERA with 34 strikeouts and nine walks while emerging as a key late-innings contributor for the Red Sox in the first half. However, he pitched just once in the second half, before landing on the disabled list with what was initially a forearm strain. While the team was hopeful that rest and rehab would suffice to improve his elbow, Atchison allowed three runs on three hits while striking out two in a Friday rehab appearance in Triple-A Pawtucket, and the pain that had been in his forearm seemingly spread to his elbow.
That led to the MRI, which revealed the potential tear of the UCL. If Atchison requires Tommy John, it would not only...
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said before Tuesday’s game vs. the Tigers that outfielder Ryan Sweeney could be out for the season with a fractured knuckle sustained during Monday night’s win.
Sweeney, who went 0-for-4 on Monday, punched a door in the dugout with his left hand late in the game, causing the fracture. Valentine said Sweeney had an operation Tuesday to straighten out his knuckle.
“He made pretty good contact last night and straightened out his little knuckle I believe it is,” Valentine said. “He’ll be out for a while.”
Asked if the injury could be a season-ender, Valentine said it could be. “It’s going to be close from what I’ve gathered,” the manager said.
This will be Sweeney’s second trip to the disabled list this season. In June, he fractured his left big toe.
Valentine said he wasn’t disappointed in Sweeney, saying it’s...
According to a major league source, the Red Sox traded first baseman Lars Anderson to the Indians in exchange for Double-A starter Steven Wright.
Anderson, once rated as the top prospect in the Red Sox farm system, was hitting .259 with a .359 OBP, .415 slugging mark and .774 OPS with nine homers in Triple-A Pawtucket this year, similar numbers to the .265/.369/.422/.791 line he posted a year ago at the same level. The 24-year-old nearly had been traded to the Athletics in a deal for pitcher Rich Harden at the 2011 deadline, only to have the deal nixed by Sox concerns about Harden's medicals.
In exchange for Anderson, the Sox received 27-year-old right-hander Wright, a knuckleball pitcher who was having a tremendous year in Double-A Akron. In 20 starts, he is 9-6 with a 2.70 ERA, 101 strikeouts and 62 walks in 115 2/3 innings. Opponents are hitting .207 against him, the lowest batting average against in the Eastern League. He is not on the 40-man...
The Celtics formally announced Tuesday that Keyon Dooling has re-signed with the team. The C's also announced the additions of veteran center Jason Collins along with guards Jamar Smith and Dionte Christmas. The deals for Smith and Christmas are not guaranteed. There was no word yet on a new deal for Jeff Green, who agreed to terms in early July on a four-year contract for a reported $36 million.
Dooling and Collins both signed one-year deals for the minimum, bringing the total number of guaranteed contracts for the 2012-13 season to 12 players, not counting Green. Smith, Christmas and second-round pick Kris Joseph will be in training camp on deals that are not fully guaranteed.
Dooling averaged four points in 46 games for the Celtics last season, but he emerged as a key locker-room presence and was a part of the playoff rotation. The 7-foot Collins is an 11-year veteran who provides low-post defense.
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Kelly Shoppach, whose name has been mentioned in trade rumors, is back behind the plate for the Sox who take on the Tigers at Fenway. The non-waiver trade deadline is 4 p.m., which may be an indication that Shoppach will not be moved. Another player whose name has been floated is pitcher Josh Beckett, who is scheduled to be on the mound.
Cody Ross is also back in the lineup and playing right field. Ryan Sweeney injured his hand in Monday's win over the Tigers after he punched a door following an 0-for-4 performance.
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Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Rob Bradford is joined by Lou Merloni to talk life in spring training, his toiletries, sleeping arrangements, and facing off with Red Sox personnel that he might have been critical of. Rob and Lou also get into the dynamic of electronic and print media when it comes to ripping the Red Sox.
Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Red Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien joins the show.
Hour 3. The guys take more calls on transgender bathrooms. Evan Drellich joins the show...again.
Dino reunites with the guys at spring training.
Max Kellerman rips Pats fans. Skip Bayless says Bill Belichick is "good, not great." And Dan Le Batard feels the heat from Keyshawn Johnson regarding his criticisms of Magic Johnson.
It took a few hours, but Glenn finally starts to agree with Lou and Mut about Danny Ainge.
Obviously the Celtics aren't expected to overtake the Cavs in the East, but the guys wonder if the team is trying to get a little bit better each year, or hold onto their assets until LeBron is over the hill.
We spoke with Danny Ainge and discussed all aspects of the Celtics, trading deadline, playoffs and beyond.
We close out Freestyle Friday with more Pats, Sox and Celtics talk.
We continue freestyle Friday with Brady and Jimmy G trade talk, plus more on the Celtics and the Vancouver Canucks have the mumps!
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap Wednesday and Thursday's K&C shows on location in Ft. Myers
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey talk best and worst movie/TV presidents. Plus the always important "This Week in #DORK" and the Pick of the Podcast.
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Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.More from this show
Hour 2. John Steigerwald says Brady doesn't pass the eye test. Headlines with Kirk.More from this show