Red Sox reliever Alan Embree, just two days after being called up to the majors, was told after his team's 5-4 loss to the Orioles on Friday that he was being designated for assignment to clear a roster spot for starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will make his regular season debut on Saturday in Baltimore.
“They said, ‘It sucks. There’s no good way to put this,’” Embree told reporters. “It’s one of those things where, I mean, I knew what the numbers were coming in. It was going to be kind of dicey one way or the other. It’s going to be either four days or I’m going to be here. It came up and my number was picked.”
Embree did not pitch in a game in his second tour with the Red Sox. The 40-year-old signed a minor league contract during spring training that called for him to earn a $500,000 salary if added to the major league roster. The Sox are now responsible for...
The Red Sox appeared headed to an impressive 4-3 come-from-behind victory when J.D. Drew delivered a go-ahead homer for Boston in the top of the eighth. But the bullpen betrayed that advantage in Baltimore, as Orioles third baseman Miguel Tejada smashed a game-tying homer off of Daniel Bard in the eighth inning, then delivered a game-winning single back up the middle in the bottom of the 10th, as Baltimore claimed a 5-4, walkoff victory.
J.D. Drew hit a pair of homers for the Sox, and Dustin Pedroia also went deep. That put Sox starter John Lackey (7 IP, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 6K) in position for a win, until Tejada's late heroics pushed the Orioles to victory.
With the loss, the Sox finished April with an 11-12 record.
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Making his weekly appearance on The Big Show, Hall of Fame baseball analyst Peter Gammons said that this season might be the most difficult Terry Francona has ever had to manage, with the David Ortiz situation looming large. "In time I think the Wakefield situation will abate. I think in time if he gets more at-bats the Lowell situation will calm down. I do think that treading the line how far they go with Ortiz and whether or not he gets so frustrated and embarrassed he just blows up, I think that's the line that's going to be very difficult here," Gammons said. "I don't know how it's going to end up. I don't have a solution to it. I do think it's going to be determined fairly quickly."
Regarding Ortiz' struggles, Gammons went on to say, "if it goes another entire month it could have a negative affect" on the Red Sox' clubhouse. The NESN analyst also touched on the Sox' catching situation, reporting that the...
According to SoxProspects.com, Pawtucket Red Sox catcher Mark Wagner will be out of the lineup at least six weeks with a broken forearm that occurred when he fouled a ball off the hand during Thursday's game against Indianapolis. Wagner was hitting .222 through 16 games and will most likely be replaced in the starting lineup by Dusty Brown, with Gustavo Molina potentially being activated off the 15-day disabled list.
David Ortiz will be back in a Red Sox' lineup will go up against Baltimore right-hander David Hernandez. With John Lackey on the mound for the Sox, Victor Martinez will also be behind the plate. Here how the Sox' lineup will look in their series opener at Camden Yards: Scutaro SS, Pedroia 2B, Martinez C, Youkilis 1B, Drew RF, Ortiz DH, Beltre 3B, Hermida LF, McDonald CF, Lackey P. To see how the hitters on the Sox and O's have fared against their respective opposing pitcher see the matchups on the Full Count Blog by clicking here.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 16-9 win over the Raiders and debate how big the Patriots' issues are.
Tom E. calls the boys to give his take on the week 3 home opener in which it should end in a Patriots victory.
Before Price heads over to the stadium, the guys discuss their final thoughts and analysis on the list of inactives and what will go down today at 1pm at Gillette Stadium.
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
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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
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Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.
Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.
Adam Schefter joins MFB to talk about the latest with Roger Goodell and how he is going to handle his upcoming press conference.
We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.
For our final segment we take a look back at the infamous Snow Bowl and the Tuck Rule play, this time via Raiders radio and more.
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.
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The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
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