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05/05/2010 - 7:23pm
Embree becomes a free agent

Red Sox reliever Alan Embree, who was designated for assignment on Saturday to clear a roster spot for Daisuke Matsuzaka, cleared outright waivers and has elected free agency. The 40-year-old spent just two games with the Sox, and did not appear in a game in the majors. He had a 3.68 ERA in eight April appearances with Triple-A Pawtucket.


05/05/2010 - 5:07pm
Poll: Sick of polls about Ortiz’ playing time?

The Boston and national sports media outlets have all had their fair share of polls about David Ortiz and his role with the Red Sox. Click here to vote on the Full Count poll question: Should media outlets stop having polls about whether David Ortiz should play?


05/05/2010 - 4:55pm
Ainge on tossing towel: 'I regret that'

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge joined The Big Show on Wednesday and talked about the controversy surrounding his actions in the second half of Monday's Game 2 victory over the Cavaliers. Ainge was seen throwing a white towel in the air from behind the basket in an attempt to distract Cavs forward J.J. Hickson during a free throw attempt.

 

“I regret that. It was very unprofessional," said Ainge. "I was having fun with the hecklers and the crowd who were sitting around me. There’s just no excuse. It was unprofessional. I regret doing it.” 

 

Ainge admitted that his competitive nature can "get the best of me," but hopes that "we can move on past this and just focus on the players and the real issues at hand."

 

Ainge said that he has not heard from the league but "is sure" that he will at some point.

 

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05/05/2010 - 4:30pm
Tito's 1000th: 'Some days it feels like more'

 

Terry Francona is managing his 1,000th game with the Red Sox tonight, just the fourth manager in club history to reach that total (Joe Cronin, Pinky Higgins and Bill Carrigan.)

 

"Some days it feels like more," said Francona on Wednesday. 

 

Francona also addressed the status of both Jacoby Ellsbury (ribs) and Mike Cameron (abdominal tear.)

 

"Hopefully it won't be too far off," Francona said of the outfielders. There has not been a decision made as to whether Ellsbury or Cameron would need a rehab assignment before they return to the Red Sox. Ellsbury has not played since he was injured in a collision with Adrian Beltre on April 11 and Cameron has been out since April 18.

 


05/05/2010 - 3:04pm
Millar signs with St. Paul Saints

The St. Paul Saints announced Wednesday that former Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar has signed a contract with the Independent Professional Baseball League club. The 38-year-old began his professional  career with the Saints in 1993, batting .260 with five homers and 30 RBI to help the club win a championship. 

 

"It's great that Kevin wants to come back to play for the Saints," said Saints' Manager George Tsamis. "He made it clear in our conversations that he wants to return to where it all began professionally for him, to give back to the community and to work with our younger players as Leon Durham and other veterans with the Saints' 1993 championship team did for him." Five members of that Saints' team, including Millar, went on to play in the Major Leagues.

 

Millar played 78 games with the Blue Jays in 2009, batting just .223. He signed a free-agent deal with the Cubs this past...

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