The Red Sox have signed veteran first baseman Ryan Shealy to a minor league contract. Shealy, 30, had been granted his release from the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, exercising a June 15 opt-out. Shealy, a right-handed hitter, last played in the major leagues in 2008 while with the Kansas City Royals. The former University of Florida product spent three seasons with the Royals after coming over to KC in a trade from Colorado in '06, never playing more than 52 games. In 164 major league games he has hit 19 homers with a .271 batting average and .957 OPS. The Red Sox have tried trading for Shealy in the past when he was with Colorado. FoxSports.com was first to report the transaction.
With Tampa Bay's Triple A team in Durham Shealy hit .238 with 10 homers and a .866 OPS. He was 8 for 40 against left-handers, although half of those...
PGA Tour golfer and NBC golf analyst Brad Faxon joined the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about this weekend's U.S.Open at Pebble Beach. Faxon is optimistic about Tiger Woods' chances in the tournament. "I think he's got a real shot to contend because this course has the smallest greens in any tournament we play all year long," Faxon said. "They're so firm that a lot of guys who can't stop the ball on these greens are really going to have a hard time. He's one of the few guys that really, really can spin any shot and stop it on any green here."
Faxon was asked if he thought Woods might go back to his old swing, which he used to win the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in 2000. "I'm sure he's very comfortable here," Faxon said. "He's played well here, he's won this tournament, at the U.S. Open. … He grew up in California, that fact that he's not going to have to hit 10 drivers...
ESPN NBA analyst Jamal Mashburn joined the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to discuss Game 7 of the NBA finals. Mashburn was asked about what the Celtics can expect from Rasheed Wallace. "Rasheed has experience and he comes to play, it seems like when he wants to play, when the moment shines the brightest," Mashburn said. "Obviously, what they need from him is rebounding and defense and for him to knock down a couple of those long 3-point shots to stake the defense. ... Rasheed has to stay out of foul trouble, and he's done a pretty good job of keeping his cool even though does continue to do his antics — it looks like he never gets whistled for a foul in his life."
Asked if the Celtics might bring Nate Robinson off the bench early in the game, Mashburn said it's possible, but expect to see Rajon Rondo on the court when the game is on the line. "In Game 7 situations Doc [Rivers] is going to go...
The referees for Game 7 of the NBA finals were announced by the league Thursday morning. Joey Crawford, Dan Crawford and Scott Foster have been tabbed to call the fouls as the Celtics and Lakers battle for NBA supremacy.
For Joey Crawford, it's his third appearance in this year's finals. He reffed Game 1 in Los Angeles and Game 5 in Boston. Dan Crawford was on the floor for the Celtics' Game 3 loss at TD Garden. Foster officiated Boston's Game 4 win.
Due to the Celtics' Thursday night, Game 7 showdown with the Lakers in the NBA finals, the Red Sox have announced they are moving the start of their game with the Diamondbacks from 7:10 p.m. to 6:10 p.m. The deciding game between the Celtics and Lakers is scheduled to tip off at 9 p.m. The Fenway Park gates will open at 4:10 p.m Thursday afternoon. The radio broadcast of the Sox series finale against Arizona will be carried on WRKO 680 AM, with the pregame show starting at 5 p.m.
The guys have even more reaction to Deflategate and if this is actually a showdown between Bill and Roger.
Tom E. Curran calls the boys during his layover in Denver and gets right into the Deflategate craziness. Tom talks about his knowledge of the situation including his thoughts on if the NFL was indeed trying to set up and catch the Pats in the act. He gets into the relationship between Belichick and the league office, Belichick and Kraft and the actual game on Super Bowl Sunday.
Greg and Steve discuss the Deflategate debacle with callers and give their theories as to what went down in Foxboro last week against the Colts. Both guys think that Pats may be guilty of doing something to the balls, but that so do most other teams. Will Belichick and Brady be punished? Not if the NFL doesn't have proof, which it's looking more and more like they don't.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing who was lying yesterday.
The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney
After Tom Brady answered questions for a half hour about Deflate-Gate, the guys discuss whether or not they believe him.
Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate with Lou, Christian and Tim on Patriots Friday
We discuss deflategate and move beyond it for some game talk with Tom E Curran of CSNNE
Michael, Jerry and Andy Hart of PFW continue the dialogue and try and find some sanity in this sea of madness.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
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