Outfielder Ryan Kalish and pitcher Junichi Tazawa have joined the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Kalish played just 14 games with Pawtucket this season before injuring his left shoulder on April 21. He rejoined Pawtucket after completing his two-game rehabilitation stint with Single-A Lowell.
Tazawa was promoted to Pawtucket from Double-A Portland, where he posted a 3-2 record with an ERA of 4.70 in 23 innings pitched. He had pitched better of late, with an ERA of 2.42 in his last six appearances. The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in May 2010 and missed the entire season.
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According to a report from Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies have signed Kevin Millwood.
Millwood, who was released by the Red Sox on Sunday, could start for Colorado on Wednesday, according to the Renck report. He signed a minor-league deal with the Sox in May and made 13 starts with Triple-A Pawtucket, posting a 5-1 record and 4.28 ERA. Millwood last pitched for Pawtucket Friday night, allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings against Buffalo.
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With shortstop Jed Lowrie activated to the Red Sox roster, left-hander Randy Williams has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. Williams appeared in seven games after being called up from Pawtucket on July 16, forging a 6.48 ERA while walking five and striking out six in 8 1/3 innings. Left-handers were 4-for-16 against the 35-year-old.
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The Red Sox open a three-game series vs. the Twins at Target Field on Monday night, with Tim Wakefield (6-4, 4.99) ERA once again looking for career win No. 200. This will be the third attempt at a 200th victory for Wakefield, who will be opposed by Scott Baker (8-6, 3.01).
After missing nearly two months with a shoulder injury, Jed Lowrie was activated on Monday. He will get the start at third base as Kevin Youkilis receives a day off for rest. Lowrie was 7-of-17 with four doubles and two walks during a five-game rehab stint in Triple-A Pawtucket.
Carl Crawford -- with nine hits in his last 10 at-bats -- moves up to the second spot in the lineup on Monday.
Wakefield -- SP
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MIDDLETON -- Bruins forward Shawn Thornton said prior to his second annual "Putts and Punches for Parkinson's" golf tournament at the Ferncroft country club Monday that he likes the way the team is set up as it looks to defend the Stanley Cup. The moves have been limited for the Bruins, with few changes to the roster coming with Benoit Pouliot replacing Michael Ryder, Joe Corvo taking the place of Tomas Kaberle, and a youngster figuring to take the retired Mark Rechhi's spot in the lineup.
"I think management's done a good job of being able to put themselves in a position to be able to keep everybody. Obviously we're going to be miss Recchi's leadership, we're going to miss Rydes and Kaba, even though everyone game Kaba a hard time I thought he did his job for us," Thornton said. "He's a very solid player and he has been for a lot of years. We will miss those guys, but they brought in Corvo to try to fill that void, and I've...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox left fielder Blake Swihart after he had two triples as part of a Red Sox 10-3 win over the Colorado Rockies
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DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.
The guys discuss the hot debates in the three-man NESN booth during Tuesday night's Red Sox game.
After hanging up on D&C on Tuesday when accused of carrying water for the Worcester District Attorney, Worcester morning radio host Jim Polito talks with glee on his radio show about his interaction with Dennis and Callahan
Comedian Jim Bruer says he was on vacation in Mexico and talked to Jastremski about deflategate.
The guys talk about NESN's experiment with a three person booth on Red Sox Telecast. They also talk about who they think should be in the booth with Dave O'Brien
DJ Bean talks to the guys about the Bruin's signing of Kevan Miller, and the state of the Bruins off-season.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox John Farrell for our weekly discussion about all things Red Sox.
We discuss the Patriots filing of an amicus brief to federal district court in support of the ongoing battle that has ensnared their quarterback.
We look at four instances where Roger Goodell flat out lies or twists himself into a pretzel when asked a question to which there is a definitive answer to... but he never answers them.
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