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07/28/2010 - 11:19pm
Sources: Sox priority is bullpen help

ANAHEIM — According to multiple sources, the Red Sox primary focus heading into Saturday’s non-waiver trade deadline remains finding help in the bullpen, although they are continuing to see how the catching and outfielder market develops. The sources indicate that the likelihood is that if a deal is to be made it will most likely be completed either Friday or Saturday.

 

Sox CEO Larry Lucchino told WEEI.com following the Red Sox’ 7-3 victory over the Angels Wednesday that the Red Sox were approaching the deadline “aggressively.”

 

“I think there’s an obligation we have in ownership and the front office to look aggressively to see if there’s a way we can make the team better as long as we have a chance in July,” said Lucchino. “And I...

07/28/2010 - 10:33pm
Source: Rangers not ruling out Lowell

According to a major league source, the Rangers haven't ruled out attempting to acquire Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell, although Texas' interest will most likely depend on how the market unfolds in the days leading into Saturday's non-waiver trade deadline.

 

The Rangers have expressed interest in various first base options, such as Florida's Jorge Cantu, Baltimore's Ty Wigginton, and Prince Fielder from the Brewers.

 

Lowell had three more hits while rehabbing with Triple A Pawtucket Wednesday, including his fourth home run in the last two days. The 36-year-old, who could be activated with the Red Sox Friday, is hitting .500 (11-for-22) with four doubles, four homers and 10 RBI in five rehab appearances. 

 

The Tigers' interest in Lowell diminished with the acquisition of Jhonny Peralta from Cleveland Wednesday. Detroit had been scouting Lowell since the third baseman Brandon Inge suffered a broken...

07/28/2010 - 9:11pm
Lowell homers again for Pawtucket

Red Sox infielder Mike Lowell had three more hits for Triple-A Pawtucket against the Toledo Mud Hens on Wednesday, including his fourth home run in two games. It was the fifth rehab game for Lowell, who is now hitting .500 with four doubles, four homers and 10 RBI during his rehab stint.

 

Lowell, who served as the DH on Wednesday, could be activated by the Red Sox as soon as this weekend, when the team returns home.

 

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07/28/2010 - 7:32pm
Lucchino: Sox aggressive in trade market

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino, following his team’s three-game sweep over the Angels, suggested that the Sox have positioned themselves to contend over the duration of the season. As such, he suggests that the Sox are approaching the July 31 deadline for non-waiver trades aggressively, looking for opportunities to upgrade over the next three days.

 

“I think there’s an obligation we have in ownership and the front office to look aggressively to see if there’s a way we can make the team better as long as we have a chance in July,” said Lucchino. “And I think we absolutely have a chance.”

 

Lucchino could not say with any certainty whether the Sox would actually be able to make a move, but he made clear the thrust of the team’s efforts. Even though the Sox seemed in some danger of falling out of contention during the 10-game West Coast roadtrip, the team...

07/28/2010 - 6:47pm
Reports: Wright's body found in Memphis

According to multiple reports, former NBA player Lorenzen Wright's body has been found in a wooded area in southeastern Memphis.

 

Memphis police are referring to their ongoing investigation as a "death investigation."

 

The 34-year-old Wright, who played for the University of Memphis as well as the Grizzlies, has been missing since July 19. According to sources from a report in the Commercial Appeal, a 9-1-1 call was made from Wright's cell phone on July 19. A dispatcher could hear loud blasts from gunshots, but the cell phone call ended.

 

The seventh overall pick of the 1996 NBA Draft, Wright averaged 7.9 points and 6.3 rebounds during his 13-year career. 


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