With Dustin Pedroia headed to the 15-day disabled list (thumb), and Will Middlebrooks still nursing a hamstring injury, Nick Punto gets the start at second base, while Mauro Gomez returns to third.
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said on The Big Show that newly-promoted infielder Pedro Ciriaco would get a start Saturday.
The Sox will send Josh Beckett to the mound to face Hiroki Kuroda. Beckett has faced the Yankees five times since the beginning of the 2011 season, going 4-0 with a 1.85 ERA, allowing a .185 batting average against.
Here is the Red Sox lineup:
Daniel Nava LF
Ryan Kalish CF
David Ortiz DH
Cody Ross RF
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Mauro Gomez 3B
Mike Aviles SS
Nick Punto 2B
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Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine joined Pete Sheppard and Steve Buckley on The Big Show Friday to discuss Dustin Pedroia's injury and the rest of the team.
The Red Sox are set to place Dustin Pedroia on the disabled list with a right injury, which Valentine confirmed. The Sox will call up infielder Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Pawtucket.
"We've had a hand issue with Dustin, and it's revolved around the thumb for the good part of the month. This is not related to the other injury, but it's a disabling situation so he's going to take the 15 days -- and four of those days thankfully are All-Star break days -- to try to get better and come back to us healthy and ready to go."
The team made room for Ciriaco on the 40-man roster by moving Rich Hill to the 60-day disabled list.
Valentine was asked about David Ortiz' comments in the media over the last few weeks, as he criticized the media and atmosphere around the...
Agent David Falk expressed optimism that he would reach a deal with the Celtics regarding his client, Jeff Green.
"Jeff has always had a goal to return to Boston," said Falk, who added that he was "optimistic" a new deal would be reached, although probably not until next week. Contracts can't be officially signed until Wednesday, July 11.
Green missed all of last season after having surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. Before his condition was detected, he had reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Celtics that would have paid him $9 million. Sports Illustrated reported that a new deal could be "in the neighborhood" of $40 million over four years.
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Curt Schilling defended himself Friday following reports that Rhode Island officials were concerned that the former Red Sox pitcher was not cooperating with the state's attempts to get more information about financial problems at Schilling's failed video game company, 38 Studios, before the company filed for bankruptcy in June.
Earlier this week, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee said 38 Studios was "stonewalling" after it missed a loan payment in May.
"It was so hard to get information from them," Chafee told The Associated Press. "Nothing was forthcoming. There were so many mixed messages. Everything kept changing."
Schilling, accusing Rhode Island's Economic Development Corp. of trying to "bully and intimidate," wrote Friday on Facebook: "We were working 24/7 for over 6 weeks to resolve issues that never should have arisen, meeting with deaf and dumb silence, intentional by the way, at every...
A couple of former Red Sox players are in the news for opposite results from Thursday night. In Chicago, Kevin Youkilis continued to deliver key hits for the first-place White Sox, while in New York, Jonathan Papelbon said, "This one's on me," after blowing a save for the last-place Phillies.
Youkilis completed a memorable first homestand at U.S. Cellular Field as a member of the White Sox, as he hit a game-winning home run in the sixth inning for a 2-1 victory and series sweep of the Rangers.
Youkilis is batting .307 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in his 10 games with the White Sox, even though he claims he hasn't found his comfort zone in his new home.
"I haven't gotten too good of a feel for [U.S. Cellular Field] yet, but hopefully the ball keeps jumping," he said.
Papelbon, who left Boston as a free agent after last season, entered his team's game in the ninth inning with a 5-4 lead but allowed two runs as the...
We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox left fielder, who had five hits in the Sox win in Baltimore.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after he provided the big hit in the 10th inning driving in 3 runs as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-1. Mookie talks about playing behind a pitcher like Chris Sale, and the amount of strikeouts from Sale lightens his work in the outfield.
In the final hour Christian talks about the Celtics and their poor performance and how they can not let a player like Rondo beat them. The Aaron Hernandez saga in Christian's opinion is similar to a TV show. In the late night low light a mystic has predicted that WW3 will be starting in a few weeks and Christian wonders how do you become a mystic and can you make a career out of it.
Hour 4. While discussing what kind of music Aaron Hernandez may have liked, the guys realize they hate musicals. Robert Kennedy Jr. has voice spasms. The week ends with a tragedy.
Hour 3. A game by game breakdown of the Patriots schedule. Kirk has the Patriots losing 12 games. There is breaking news that Hernandez left a note for his gay jailhouse lover.
Hour 2. Mut, Gerry, and Kirk compare LeBron to Bird. Is he the second best player of all-time if he wins a fourth title? Headlines with Kirk features sound from “Hot Chocolate.” Rear Admiral broke down the B’s playoff series with Arcand.
HOUR - The last hour of the show was all over the place as the guys did a dry rehearsal of a wacky video they're supposed to record next week. They also look at the biggest games in the NFL next year, and Fauria rips off "Keefer Madness" with his "Fauria Euphoria."
HOUR 3 - The guys get into expectations for the Celtics who are down 2-0 to the Rajon Rondo-less Bulls. They also wonder how much the Celtics are listening to Brad Stevens. Christian is excited for Caitlyn Jenner's nude spread.
HOUR 2 - News breaks that Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb. Rondo was dynamite in game 2. The guys discuss whether or not the Celtics now stand a chance.
Last two hours focused on our winter teams as they struggle in their first round match-ups.
Finish out the week on Freestyle Friday talking mostly about the Aaron Hernandez suicide and how it will affect his family in hour #2.
Hour One of freestyle Friday focused mostly on the Celtics and their matchup vs the now Rondo-less Bulls.
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
Ben sits down with Diego Fagundez to talk about Diego's rise through the ranks of the academy, his accomplishment of reaching 10,000 minutes as a homegrown player, and how he has evolved his game.
Rich and Ben discuss the Celtics poor performances in Games 1 & 2, how we have to change our predictions, Rajon Rondo's thumb injury, and who is to blame for the terrible start to the series.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the entire week of K&C shows in one mega Friday edition
Michele McPhee joins Kirk, Gerry, and Alex to talk about Hernandez’s suicide and the accusation that she may have contributed to his suicide.More from this show
Hour 4. While discussing what kind of music Aaron Hernandez may have liked, the guys realize they hate musicals. Robert Kennedy Jr. has voice spasms. The week ends with a tragedy.More from this show
Hour 3. A game by game breakdown of the Patriots schedule. Kirk has the Patriots losing 12 games. There is breaking news that Hernandez left a note for his gay jailhouse lover.More from this show
Hour 1. Mut believes Hernandez may have killed himself because of a threat. Trump is “done” with Brady after the quarterback skipped the White House visit.More from this show
Hour 2. Mut, Gerry, and Kirk compare LeBron to Bird. Is he the second best player of all-time if he wins a fourth title? Headlines with Kirk features sound from “Hot Chocolate.” Rear Admiral broke down the B’s playoff series with Arcand.More from this show