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12/28/2011 - 6:08pm
Sox acquire Bailey for Reddick, prospects

The Red Sox have acquired reliever Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney from Oakland for outfielder Josh Reddick and minor league third baseman Miles Head and pitcher Raul Alcantera, WEEI.com's Alex Speier has confirmed. The trade was first reported by ESPN's Buster Olney.

The 27-year-old Bailey has a 2.07 ERA in 157 relief appearances over the last three seasons including 174 strikeouts in 174 innings pitched and 75 saves. Bailey was named Rookie of the Year in 2009 when he posted a 1.68 ERA and 26 saves for the A's and he was an All-Star in 2010. With Daniel Bard likely moving to the rotation and Jonathan Papelbon in Philadelphia, Bailey joins Mark Melancon in a revamped Sox bullpen.

Reddick got off to a hot start in 2011 and took part of the right field job after J.D. Drew was injured, but he cooled off down the stretch. Still, Reddick posted a solid line of .280/.327/.457 with...

12/28/2011 - 5:20pm
Pedroia: Crawford is 'on a mission'
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia joined Steve Buckley and Rob Bradford on The Big Show Wednesday, saying that he is not concerned that left fielder Carl Crawford and new manager Bobby Valentine still have yet to speak to one another. Valentine made comments critical of Crawford while serving as an analyst for ESPN. 

"We're all professionals," Pedroia said. "I've texted with Carl a few times. Carl is working his butt off right now. He's on a mission, I can tell you that. He wants to play well. He wants to prove a lot of people wrong, and help us win games. He's going to do that. No doubt about it, he's going to come back and be a great player for us for many years to come. 

"We're all professionals. Once we get to spring training, we'll all get together and form our team and see what we're out to do, and that's trying to win a championship." 

Pedroia also said he hopes the team does not trade third...

12/28/2011 - 5:14pm
Brady absence not injury-related, 16 limited

FOXBORO -- The Patriots listed quarterback Tom Brady as missing practice Wednesday with a non-injury related matter. Logan Mankins (knee) and Sebastian Vollmer (back/foot) were also absent on Wednesday as the team began on-field prep work for the Bills Sunday at Gillette. Here is Wednesday's complete report:

Did Not Practice
QB Tom Brady (not injury related)
G Logan Mankins (knee)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back/foot)

Limited Participation
CB Kyle Arrington (foot)
WR Deion Branch (groin)
LB Rob Ninkovich (hip)
S Patrick Chung (foot)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
WR Julian Edelman (back)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
CB Devin McCourty (shoulder)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
RB Shane Vereen (hamstring)
G Brian Waters (ankle)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
C Ryan Wendell...

12/28/2011 - 3:47pm
Red-hot Rask to start vs. Coyotes
By: DJ Bean

It seems the Bruins will ride the hot hand and give Wednesday's start to Tuukka Rask.

Rask, who has picked up shutouts in his last two starts, was first off the ice at Wednesday's morning skate, suggesting he'll be between the pipes against the Coyotes. The Finnish netminder's shutout streak is currently at 155:10, as he did not allow a goal on Dec. 10 when he played the third period in relief of Tim Thomas against Columbus.

Rask is 7-4-1 this season with a 1.66 goals against average and a league-best .944 save percentage.

Thomas last played last Monday against the Canadiens and should get the start Saturday against the Stars. 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins


12/28/2011 - 3:04pm
Pats practice: Brady, Mankins, Vollmer miss

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady was not at the media portion of Patriots practice on Wednesday as the team began preparations for their season finale against the Bills this Sunday at Gillette Stadium. 

Brady was hit in his non-throwing shoulder late in the win over the Dolphins on Christmas Eve and was spotted with a wrap on it after the game. Also missing from practice in sweats and shells on the upper grass fields were Logan Mankins and Sebastian Vollmer. Mankins injured his left knee in the first quarter of Saturday's win over the Dolphins. Mankins moved from left guard and started at left tackle, taking the place of Matt Light, who was a late scratch Saturday with a sore right foot.

Vollmer injured his right foot in the win over the Eagles on Nov. 27 and hasn't practiced or played since. 

Brady spoke to the media on Wednesday and did a sit-down with ESPN's Chris Berman in visitor's locker room. All indications are that Brady will be...

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