According to a baseball source, the Los Angeles Angels have not yet shown any interest in Red Sox corner infielder Mike Lowell. The Angels lost middle-of-the-order slugger and first baseman Kendry Morales on Saturday when he broke his leg while celebrating his walk-off grand slam. To date, according to the source, the pursuit of a replacement has not yet included Lowell, who is hitting .239/.329/.358/.687 in part-time duty with the Sox this year.
The Red Sox completed their series with the Royals with an 8-1 victory over KC, Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park, splitting the four-game set. Leading the way was starter Jon Lester, who allowed one run on four hits over seven innings, throwing 105 pitches. The performance lowered the left-hander's ERA to below 3.00 (2.97) for the first time this season. The Sox' offense was propelled by David Ortiz and Jason Varitek, who each had home runs, along with the three-hit showing of Marco Scutaro. Mike Cameron (2 doubles, 3 runs) and Bill Hall (2-for-4, 2 runs) also pitched in. For a recap see Closing Time at The Full Count Blog by clicking here.
Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has reportedly started the process necessary to sever ties with his longtime agent Tim DiPiero, according to Pro Football Talk. Moss, who has been represented by DiPiero since 1998, is entering the final year of his contract in New England, during which he's due to earn a base salary of $6.4 million. (He has told reporters that he expects 2010 to be his last season with the Patriots.) For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
Red Sox starter Josh Beckett, whose return from the disabled list has been delayed due to his struggles to repeat his delivery during a bullpen session on Friday, discussed his prolonged recovery from a back injury that he thought would keep him out for no more than 15 days.
The problem arose on May 18, when the pitcher slipped on the mound in the fifth inning of a rainy start in Yankee Stadium. Beckett said that the MRI that looked at the injury showed that the problem was muscular, just as it was when he missed a start on May 14 against the Tigers. He had felt that he was making headway in his return to the mound with some promising long-toss sessions, but when he tried to throw a side session on May 28, his delivery inconsistencies led the Sox to shut him down and slow the process of his return to the mound.
"It's Groundhog Day right now," said Beckett. "I think [the problem is] just repeating one...
Left-hander Scott Schoeneweis, whom the Red Sox designated for assignment on May 20, cleared release waivers and is now a free agent. The left-hander, whom the Sox picked up in the last week of spring training after he was released by the Brewers, was 1-0 with a 7.90 ERA in 15 games for the Sox. Though he struck out 10 of the 29 left-handed hitters whom he faced, southpaws hit .346 with a .914 OPS against him.
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We check in with Big Vince Wilfork on a Patriots Monday and get his take on the defense's progression, his interception, his teammate Darrelle Revis and playing Monday Night Football in KC.
We check in with the head coach for his reaction to the Patriots win against Oakland, the offense's struggles, Julien Edelman, and playing in KC on Monday Night.
We check in with Tedy Bruschi on a Patriots Monday for his reaction to the Patriots struggles, Julien Edelman and his strong comments about his desire to see Roger Goodell lose his job.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss week 3 in the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Christian and Fauria re-visit their karaoke battle from over the weekend, with audio!
Oakland drove down deep into the Patriots red zone with a minute to play on Sunday in a bid to tie the game and send it to overtime. Jones was asked if he and his teammates were nervous at all towards the end; He refuted the assertion saying the team clamped down and became more composed. Veterans Jerod Mayo and Vince Wilfork are vocal leaders and can calm the defense down. And then, all four of the guys had a laugh over rookie Brian Stork's post-game interview with reporters.
Edelman talked about his scary play in the red zone to start off the 4th quarter, in which he flipped in the air and landed on his head. He was fine, but admits that players need to be aware of the down and importance of putting your health in jeopardy over the course of a 16 game season. The guys asked him about the offense's struggles, and Gronk's inability to pull in a tipped ball in the end zone.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Jerry Thornton joins Dino and Kirk for the second edition of Breaking Balls. They dive into a variety of topics including their feelings about polarizing Boston sports media members.
Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office
Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.
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