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09/10/2011 - 6:54pm
Beckett: Not 'too much longer' before return

Talking to reporters in St. Petersburg, Fla. prior to the Red Sox' game with the Rays, Josh Beckett explained that his sprained right ankle has improved over the past few days, allowing him to participate in some long toss from 120 feet and some other light throwing Saturday. The starter did explain, however, that there is no timetable for a return, although he didn't expect the injury to sideline him too much longer.

 

"Not my decision. I think the trainers have to be comfortable with where I’m at," said Beckett when asked about a date for his return. "I don’t see it being too much longer. ... I think (a bullpen session next week) sounds reasonable but like I said, it’s not my decision. It’s going to kind of be up to them. Obviously they’re going to have my input. I’m ready to come back whenever it feels good."

Beckett said that the injury, suffered during the fourth inning...

09/10/2011 - 4:22pm
Haynesworth doesn't practice on Sat.

The only major change in the Patriots injury report on Saturday is Albert Haynesworth, who, after practicing without an issue all week, was held out of practice on Saturday because of illness.

Probable
CB Leigh Bodden (hand)
WR Julian Edelman (hand)

Questionable
DE Mark Anderson (knee -- limited)
CB Kyle Arrington (hip -- limited)
OL Dan Connolly (foot -- limited)
LB Jermaine Cunningham (groin -- limited)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb -- limited)
DL Albert Haynesworth (illness -- did not practice)
WR Taylor Price (hamstring -- limited)
DL Myron Pryor (groin -- did not practice)
RB Stevan Ridley (ankle -- limited)
LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee  -- limited)
RB Shane Vereen (hamstring -- limited)
OL Sebastian Vollmer (back -- did not practice)
OL Ryan Wendell (calf -- limited)
 

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09/10/2011 - 3:17pm
Lineup: Saltalamacchia catching, no Youkilis

Jarrod Saltalamacchia will get the starting nod with rookie pitcher Kyle Weiland on the mound Saturday night against the Rays at Tropicana Field. It marks the second time Saltalamacchia has caught the righty.

Against Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson, who comes in with a 2.90 ERA, the Red Sox will be without Kevin Youkilis. The third baseman, who is still recovering from bursitis in his hip, joins Darnell McDonald as the only two Red Sox to have homered against the Rays' rookie. The following is the Sox' lineup:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

David Ortiz DH

Josh Reddick RF

Carl Crawford LF

Jed Lowrie 3B

Marco Scutaro SS

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 

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09/09/2011 - 11:38pm
Lackey expects to make next start

Red Sox starter John Lackey left his start on Friday after giving up five runs in just three innings due to a contusion on his left calf. With two outs in the third inning, John Jaso lined a ball off Lackey's left leg. The ball ricocheted to the first-base line, and Lackey was able to scamper after it and toss it to first for the final out of the inning. However, the Sox opted to pull the right-hander from the game rather than have him try to continue on a balky landing leg, on a night when his effectiveness was already limited.

"It’s sore. He got hit hard," Sox manager Terry Francona told reporters. "Hopefully he’ll show up tomorrow and I’m sure he’s going to feel like he got hit like he did. Hopefully it will subside enough that he can make his next start. We’ll certainly keep an eye on him.”

After the game, Lackey -- who used compression and ice on the injured area after being examined by the...

09/09/2011 - 10:41pm
Francona: Youkilis diagnosed with bursitis

Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis, who flew to Boston on Friday to have his ailing hip examined, has been diagnosed with a case of bursitis in his left hip, mananager Terry Francona told reporters in Tampa Bay. The third baseman received an injection to diminish the pain.

Depending on how he responds to the injection, he will either fly to Tampa Bay to join the Sox on Saturday or spend the rest of the weekend in Boston before linking back up with his team on Tuesday. Francona suggested that it was possible that Youkilis could pinch-hit or even play during the series if he felt improvement, but that it remained to be seen whether he would recover to the point of being able to do so.

While there was a report in the Boston Globe that Youkilis is dealing with another issue, perhaps a groin injury or sports hernia, Francona told reporters that...

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