The Red Sox have announced that minor league outfielder Ryan Westmoreland was released from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Westmoreland -- whose 20th birthday is Tuesday -- recently had surgery to remove a cavernous malformation from his brain stem. He will continue to undergo physical and occupational therapy as an outpatient at Spaulding. The Red Sox' release states that the outfielder "has been making steady progress and is in great spirits."
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli spoke to the media on a conference call Tuesday morning and addressed the status of center Marc Savard, who had a neuro-psych test Monday afternoon. "First I'd like to announce that Marc Savard has been cleared to play," Chiarelli said. "I'll leave it up to Claude [Julien] as far as putting the lines together and who plays and who doesn't play, but Marc is ready to go, and we'll see how his conditioning goes. But I know from talking to him he's very anxious to play."
Savard sustained a Grade 2 concussion on March 7 after a hit from Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke and missed the remainder of the regular season and Boston's conference quarterfinals series against the Sabres. The Bruins are waiting to see which team they will face in Round 2.
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Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning and talked about the Red Sox' slow start. Said Schilling: "The only statistic that gives me pause is in the first decade of this millennium they were the best April team in Major League Baseball. The three years they left April with the best record in the major leagues, two of those years were '04 and '07. Generally, it's hard to not play inspired baseball coming out of spring training because you walk into this literally playoff atmosphere. We're opening up with the Yankees every year. So, you kind of get a jump-start, which I always viewed as an advantage here.
"They're not pitching. That's the bottom line is they're not pitching. Josh Beckett will not end up with a 7.2 ERA at the end of the year, but they're going to have to consistently throw the ball better than they're throwing it and get deeper into games, because these...
The statement Ben Roethlisberger released to the media Monday, in which the Steelers quarterback apologized and said he will not appeal his league suspension, did not win over at least one columnist. Also, a couple of New York writers do their best to get under Red Sox fans' skins. One speculates that David Ortiz will be released within a month and takes some shots at Big Papi for the steroid controversy. The other polls some baseball people and determines that Robinson Cano is a better second baseman than Dustin Pedroia. Get more details on that, plus additional links, videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez failed "multiple drug tests" while playing for the Gators as a collegian, according to a Boston.com story that quotes a league source. Hernandez, who was selected in the fourth round of last weekend's NFL draft by the Patriots, had been considered a second-round talent, but apparently slipped down draft boards because of the failed tests. Hernandez did pass his drug test at the combine in February, the source said, which means he won't be entered in to the league substance-abuse program.
Hernandez is a 6-foot-2, 250-pound tight end who led Florida in receptions last year with 68 catches for 850 yards and five touchdowns. For his collegiate career, Hernandez had 111 catches for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns.
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Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.
Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.
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.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell talks about Bogaerts' concussion and the youth movement.
Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.
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
John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.
Buck, Fred and Jerry Thornton opened the show by discussing the start of Jimmy Garappolo's career in New England.
Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.
More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.
The guys dicuss Johnny Football, Terrible Summer Movies, and John Rocker being on Survivor
Tom Curran recaps the Pats preseason and talks about some of the players who may get cut.
Michael Irvin talks about the final preseason game for the Patriots and the biggest storylines heading into the opening weekend.
We recap the summer's biggest sports stories leading into Labor Day Weekend.
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.
We know your Fantasy Football drafts are happening right now, so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are here to help. We know you’d never blow off work to draft right? Turn up the speakers! Our fantasy guys chat up Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com that offers background on several players you can target late in drafts across multiple league sizes; covering upside players to grab in 8-team leagues, 10-team leagues, 12-team leagues and 14-team leagues. Jim and Pete will be back at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning on your radio dial, 93.7 FM, with more ammo for all this weekend’s drafters. Good luck!
Rob Bradford is joined by Turtleboy of TurtleboySports.com to discuss which current major leaguers might be in line to become Hall of Famers. The duo dive into the difficulties facing the current crop of big leaguers when trying to reach Hall of Fame status.
After Will Middlebrooks struck out against a position player, Steve Tolleson, last night against Toronto, he seemed to be laughing as he left the batter's box. Lou critiqued Middlebrooks on Twitter, which caused Will's fiance Jenny Dell to tweet (indirectly) in defense of her man.More from this show
Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.More from this show