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09/16/2011 - 10:22am
Pats practice squad: Nick McDonald back

FOXBORO -- In an ongoing shuffling of their practice squad, the Patriots Friday announced that they have signed offensive lineman Nick McDonald back to the squad while releasing receiver Kerry Taylor. 

McDonald was released on Thursday so the Pats could sign offensive lineman Thomas Welch back to the practice squad. Welch was activated Monday night when starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer couldn't go. Meanwhile, the team continues to try to build depth on the line with starting center Dan Koppen likely out 6-10 weeks with a broken bone in his left ankle. 

Friday's move leaves the Patriots with no receivers on their practice squad but once again gives them three offensive linemen. 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is.


09/16/2011 - 7:48am
Mashup: McNamee back coaching baseball

Brian McNamee, the personal trainer who is the key to the Roger Clemens steroid case, was named general manager of an indoor baseball complex in New York, as he attempts to return to coaching the sport he loves. "This is what I haven't been able to do for 3-4 years, and I'm glad to be back at it," McNamee told the New York Daily News.

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.


09/16/2011 - 12:13am
Injury forces Youkilis out of lineup Friday

Following his team's 9-2 loss to the Rays, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said that Kevin Youkilis would not be in the lineup for the teams' Friday night rematch.

Youkilis, who has been dealing with a sports hernia that will require surgery after the season, after the sixth inning in the Sox' loss.

"He’s sore. He’s not going to play tomorrow for sure," Francona said. "I actually talked to him before the game a little and had a good talk. We’ll watch him. He’s nowhere near pulling the plug on the season or anything like that, but it’s pretty obvious he’s struggling out there. We’ll see. We’ll see. I don’t know exactly how to answer that because I don’t know what the answer is."

Youkilis, who is 1-for-9 since returning to the lineup Tuesday, is hitting .167 since coming off the disabled list on Sept. 2. The third baseman went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Thursday...

09/15/2011 - 11:54pm
Ortiz: 'We know we're running out of time'

David Ortiz offered a measured look at the Red Sox situation after their 9-2 loss to the Rays Thursday night. It was a defeat which cut the Sox' Wild Card lead to three games with 13 to go in the regular season.

"I mean, you turn everything you've got right now," said the Red Sox designated hitter, who managed two of the Sox' six hits. "[Kevin] Youkilis is playing injured. I went out there today and I'm not 100 percent, yet. You saw [Adrian Gonzalez] yesterday, his leg tightened up on him. He went out there and played today. Those are the kind of things that you can't do more than that. You've just got to deal with it. You don't see nobody trying to shut it down.

"We know we've got to win some games. That's why you see myself and other trying to play, even through injuries. We know we're running out of time."

Ortiz, who said his back was somewhat stiff before the game but had loosened up to almost 100 percent by game...

09/15/2011 - 11:29pm
Scutaro: Grounder 'was kind of a weird play'

Marco Scutaro offered his explanation regarding the play that resulted in the first run in what ended up as the Red Sox' 9-2 loss to the Rays Thursday night.

"I'ver never seen that before," said the shortstop.

The play in question came with B.J. Upton at-bat with two outs in the third inning, with no score. Upton's grounder headed toward Scutaro at the same time a large chunk of the outfielder's broken bat, causing the shortstop to flinch enough as to allow the ball to find left field. It allowed John Jaso to score the visitors' first run and claim a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

"I didn’t see the bat until it was close to me, real close, because I was so focused on the ball that I didn’t pay attention to the bat until it was right next to the ball," Scutaro said. "I just jumped. I couldn’t do anything else."

Scutaro said he went back and watched video of the play, which opened the door...

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