On the same day Felix Doubront was honored as the 2010 Red Sox minor league pitcher of the year, manager Terry Francona said the 22-year-old with a minor upper pectoral muscle injury likely won't pitch again for the team this season.
"He will be re-evaluated on Monday," Francona announced Saturday. "I think logic kind of says that this kid’s probably not going to pitch again. We’re getting to that point."
Doubront, who was checked out by Red Sox medical staff on Friday, hasn't pitched since being sent home from Baltimore after giving up two home runs in a 5-2 loss to the Orioles on Aug. 31.
"I do think what we’d like to do is get him ramped up so when we send him off after the season we have a feeling that...
Felix Doubront heads a list of 2010 organizational award winners announced Saturday by the Red Sox.
Doubront, a 22-year-old lefty, combined to go 8-3 with a 2.81 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 17 games (16 starts) between Portland and Pawtucket. He has also appeared in 12 games (three starts) with the Red Sox this season in his Major League debut. He held opponents to two earned runs or less in 12 of his 14 minor league starts. He began the season as Portland’s Opening Day starter and went 4-0 with a 2.51 ERA before a May 20 promotion to Pawtucket, where he went 4-3 with a 3.16 ERA. Signed with the Red Sox as an international free agent in 2004.
The offensive Co-Players of the Year were first baseman Anthony Rizzo, Single-A Salem/Double-A Portland and catcher Ryan Lavarnway of Class A Salem and Double-A Portland. Rizzo hit .260 with 42 doubles, 25 homers, 100 RBI and 61 walks in 136 games between Salem and Portland. At...
According to various reports the Patriots will sign ex New York Jet Danny Woodhead and add him to their 53-man roster. The Pats had a spot available after trading Laurence Maroney to the Broncos. The Herald's Ian Rapoport first reported the news.
Woodhead was cut this week by the Jets who re-signed wide receiver David Clowney. The undersized Woodhead was featured on the show "Hard Knocks." He's a running back who has also played receiver.
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The University of Massachusetts gave Michigan a scare Saturday, but the 20th-ranked Wolverines escaped with a 42-37 win. UMass jumped out to a 17-7 first-half lead, but Michigan scored two touchdowns just before the half and ran off 28 straight points to take a 35-17 advantage. The Minutemen rallied to within five with just over two minutes remaining, but couldn't come up with an onside kick.
UMass quarterback Kyle Havens threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns and Jonathan Hernandez rushed for 114 yards as the Minutemen gained over 400 yards of total offense. Michigan's Denard Robinson ran for 104 yards and passed for 241 more.
The game was played on a somber note as the school announced that music professor and band director George N. Parks ...
Yunel Escobar had four hits and Jose Bautista set a new Toronto record with his major league-leading 48th homer as the Blue Jays overpowered the Red Sox, 11-9, Friday night at Fenway Park.
Victor Martinez led the offensive charge for the Red Sox, homering twice and driving in five. Martinez, representing the tying run in the ninth, popped out to shortstop to end the game. The loss was costly as Alex Rodriguez homered twice for the Yankees, including the game-winner in the ninth and drove in all four runs as the Yankees came from behind to beat Baltimore, 4-3. With 15 games left, the Red Sox now trail New York by seven games in the division and Tampa Bay by 6 1/2 in the wild card race.
John Lackey lost his fourth straight decision, lasting only 4 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs - six earned - while hitting three batters. It was his second shortest outing of the season, as he lasted just 3 1/3 innings...
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WEEI's Chris Price joins Mut to talk about his experience of being in yesterday's Patriots championship parade, and which New England free agents could return to play for the Pats next season.
Super Bowl champ Vince Wilfork joins the show to talk about his feelings about winning the Super Bowl and what his future holds.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
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Catcher Blake Swihart, one of the Red Sox top-rated prospects, sits down with Lou to talk about Spring Training and his expectations for the upcoming season
DJ Bean joins Middays with MFB to talk everything going on with the struggling Bruins
Pierre McGuire of the NBC Sports Network joins the show to talk about the Bruins' continued struggles, and what the team needs to do to improve moving forward
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk with the great Jack Edwards of NESN fame to get his insight on the struggling Bruins as the chances to salvage this season continue to dwindle.
Mookie sat in with Dino, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the upcoming season and his preparation for playing in the outfield. Mookie also details one of his favorite hobbies, bowling.
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The guys kick off a free form Friday by looking at the competition in the outfield and a possible peace with Pete Abe.
On this weeks Aloha Friday, Tim apologizes to our producer Tom for not knowing who Leonard Nimoy was, Christian bashes Kanye West, and Joey makes amends for mistaking camel noises for llama noises
DJ Bean joins Middays with MFB to talk everything going on with the struggling Bruins
On this week's Fauria Five, Christian asks what the over/under on how many times Ortiz will be fined for stepping out of the batter's box this season, will the Bruins make the playoffs, will the Patriots use the franchise tag on Devin McCourty, where does Adrian Peterson play next year, and what color was the dress that went viral yesterday
We discuss the good week that was for the prosecution in the Aaron Hernancez murder trial with attorney and professor of law Michael McCann.
Dale and Michael discuss the plight of the Bruins as the trade deadline looms.
Dale and Michael go back and forth on the circumstances around Vandy coach Kevin Stallings verbally berating a player on national TV, and using harsh language like "I'll kill you"
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
Boston University coach David Quinn joins WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin to discuss the Terriers’ Beanpot title and how he feels about his team as the postseason approaches. Quinn also discusses reports about NHL interest in goalie Matt O’Connor and briefly touches on a recent misstep by Jack Eichel.
After a wild trade deadline, Ben Kichen and Sam Packard breakdown the Celtics and the rest of the NBA. Then Sam yells at Ben about the use of analytics in basketball. Ben yells back.
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