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12/10/2009 - 2:42pm
Rangers GM: Lowell deal not done

INDIANAPOLIS -- Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels discussed the status of the trade with the Red Sox that would send Mike Lowell and cash ($8-9 million) to Texas in exchange for catcher/first baseman/DH prospect Max Ramirez, who is currently leading the Venezuelan Winter League with 11 homers. Daniels acknowledged that the two clubs have an understanding of where negotiations stand, but that it wasn’t a done deal as both teams review additional pieces of information.

 

“Some of the reports of how close it is,” said Daniels, “might be a little bit overstated.”

 

Daniels said that the two teams still have some hurdles to cross. While the Rangers GM declined to go into specifics, major-league sources indicate that each club would want to satisfy any medical questions they have about the players involved -- for the Rangers, to see that Lowell's fit is healthy, and for the Sox, to determine that Ramirez'...

12/10/2009 - 2:34pm
Brady not at practice for 2nd day

FOXBORO  --  For the second straight day, Tom Brady was not at the media portion of practice as the Patriots continue preparations for the Carolina Panthers this Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Brady missed Wednesday's practice and was listed on the injury report with a finger injury. Brady played last Sunday in Miami with a noticeable bruise on his right ring finger. Also missing from Thursday's practice were linebacker Eric Alexander and defensive lineman Myron Pryor. The Patriots practiced in sweats and shells on the lower field outside Gillette Stadium. For more, visit the football blog, It Is What It Is


12/10/2009 - 1:15pm
Adalius Thomas: 'I'm dumbfounded'

FOXBORO  --  In an 11-minute explosive session with reporters at his locker, Adalius Thomas said he wanted to clear his name after being sent home for showing up nine minutes late for a meeting on Wednesday morning. "I'm dumbfounded," Thomas said. "I don't try to figure it out. There's a lot of things that go on that you're dumbfounded by, not just that. You just roll with it. I'm an Indian, I'm not the chief. I just roll with the punches. Motivation is for kindergartners. I'm not a kindergartner. Sending someone home, that's like you're expelled. Go home and make good grades. Get that [crap] out of here." Thomas, Randy Moss, Derrick Burgess and Gary Guyton were all sent home for being late. For complete coverage, including the transcript, video and audio from inside the locker room, visit the football blog It Is What It Is
 


12/10/2009 - 11:44am
Update: Gammons on Big Show Friday

Peter Gammons will now join the Big Show on Friday afternoon at 4p.m. Earlier this week, ESPN announced in a press release that Baseball Hall of Fame journalist Peter Gammons has decided to pursue new endeavors and will no longer be a contributor to ESPN after this week’s winter meetings. Going forward, Peter will be contributing to New England local media outlets, including guest appearances on WEEI. Tune in to The Big Show on Friday afternoon at 4p.m., as Gammons will be a guest on the program to talk about his future and the latest hot stove rumors and news. 


12/10/2009 - 11:14am
Sox lose two in Rule 5 draft

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Red Sox had two of their minor leaguers selected by other clubs in the Major League Rule 5 draft on Thursday.

 

The Astros selected 25-year-old Jorge Jimenez and then sent the third baseman to Florida as part of the Matt Lindstrom deal. Jiminez spent all of 2009 in Double-A, hitting .289 with a .366 OBP, .422 slugging and .787 OPS and 13 homers.

 

Armando Zerpa, 22, was taken by the Rays and then dealt to the Dodgers. He recorded a 1.20 ERA and struck out 51 batters in 45 innings for Low-A Greenville before seeing his ERA climb to 4.85 in High-A Salem (while maintaining his strikeout-an-inning pace).


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