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08/14/2012 - 1:52pm
Pats confirm release of Fletcher, Davis

FOXBORO -- Patriots personnel director Nick Caserio confirmed Tuesday that injured linebacker Dane Fletcher was released as an "injured" player while the team reached an injury settlement before releasing wide receiver Britt Davis. The two moves leaves the roster at 88, two short of the camp maximum.

As per NFL collective bargaining rules, Fletcher's waiver release due to injury means he can be re-instated to the Patriots injured reserve list if he clears waivers while Britt Davis cannot since a settlement was reached in his case. 

The waiver process allows any NFL team to claim Fletcher, who tore the ACL in his left knee on the first punt of Thursday night's preseason opener against the Saints. The Patriots claimed Giants tight end Jake Ballard under similar circumstances after his injury in Super Bowl XLVI. 

"Anytime you remove a player from your roster, you designate them "X" amount of ways,"...

08/14/2012 - 1:08pm
Nomar on Pesky: 'Like a punch to the gut'

Former Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra was in Boston when he heard about the death of franchise icon Johnny Pesky. "It was like a punch to the gut," Garciaparra said in an interview with Mut & Merloni. 

"Johnny has something very unique in the world," Garciaparra said. "When you're around him, he made you smile."

Garciaparra said that when he came to Boston from California, "I really didn't know what it mean to wear that Red Sox uniform, and that's where Johnny Pesky comes in. He really taught me and taught so many others what it meant to wear that uniform." 

The thing that stood out for him were the stories and the time Pesky would spend with players.

"A gentle man like him and soul that would take the time to not only make you better but also take time aside from that to talk to you," Garciaparra said. "You would it down and just be intrigued by the...

08/14/2012 - 8:39am
Duquette: Sox rotation 'tough to overcome'

Orioles general manager Dan Duquette joined the Dennis & Callahan show on Tuesday morning to discuss his team's surprising emergence as a contender this season. The former Red Sox GM also took stock of his former team's struggles. The Orioles currently have the fifth-best record in the American League, putting them in the lead for the second AL wild card spot; the Red Sox lag 5 1/2 games behind them. 

"They have a great lineup. I don't know that their starting pitching is as strong as they had envisioned it," said Duquette of a team whose rotation has a 4.80 ERA, 26th in the majors. "When your starting pitching isn't the foundation of your team, it's tough to overcome."

Asked how his own team can be enjoying so much success at a time when the Orioles have a negative run differential, Duquette suggested that the late innings have offered Baltimore a competitive advantage.

"Our bullpen's good. When we...

08/14/2012 - 8:20am
Mashup: Yankees GM Cashman defiant

Longtime Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has been through a great deal of turmoil during his time under the Steinbrenner family. Ian O'Connor of ESPN New York dives into Cashman's legacy, and his resume of personnel decisions.

Writes O'Connor:

Last fall, Hal Steinbrenner gave his GM $9 million over three years to continue making the calls he first started making in February of 1998, when a 30-year-old Cashman replaced Bob Watson and immediately confessed he was an administrator who didn't count personnel evaluation among his strengths.

Somehow George Steinbrenner didn't fire him on the spot, and somehow Cashman has bridged the transition to Hal. After surviving an eight-year championship drought, two historic titles in Boston, and a playoff-free season in 2008, Cashman sees a chance to enhance his front office legacy.

He won his fourth ring as GM in 2009, spending zillions on Sabathia and Mark...

08/13/2012 - 7:38pm
Report: Pats waive injured Dane Fletcher

FOXBORO -- Just four days after reportedly tearing the ACL in his left knee, the Patriots waived linebacker Dane Fletcher Monday, according to ESPN. The team also released wide reciever Britt Davis, who reportedly injured his shoulder in Thursday night's preseason opener. 

Fletcher was a starting inside linebacker in Thursday's game against the Saints but injured the knee on the first punt of the game, a play that was nullified on a Saints penalty. 

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said during a conference call on Friday that the injury to Fletcher was "unfortunate because he's worked hard. He had a really good offseason and training camp."

Belichick sounded an ominous tone when he said the knee injury "didn't look very good" and meant "he might be out awhile." 

There was a procedural aspect of Monday's move. If the team had waited two weeks, he would not have needed to clear waivers in order...

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