The Red Sox agreed to terms with new outfielder Jeremy Hermida on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract for the 2010 season, avoiding salary arbitration. According to an MLB source, the one-year deal is worth $3.34 million and does not include performance bonuses. Hermida was acquired by the Red Sox from the Florida Marlins on Nov. 5. Visit the Full Count blog for more.
WALTHAM -- After missing two games with a separated right shoulder, Brian Scalabrine returned to Celtics practice on Tuesday and was cleared to play on the team's upcoming trip to Orlando and Atlanta. "Scal practiced today and showed no sign of injury," coach Doc Rivers announced following practice. "He shot two airballs and I was like, 'Scal's back.' He's good. He'll play." Rivers said that Marquis Daniels participated in passing drills for the first time since surgery on his left thumb. Rivers is hopeful Daniels could rejoin the team the first game back from the All-Star break. For more, including Rivers giving high praise to Rajon Rondo's defensive skills, visit the Green Street blog.
Only three members of the Boston Bruins suited up for ice time Tuesday at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington. The three were Marc Savard, Byron Bitz and Steve Begin, all coming back from injury and expected to play on Friday and Saturday against Buffalo and Los Angeles. The workout was Begin's first time on the ice injuring his lower body against the Kings on January 16th. The rest of the team participated in off ice activities and conditioning.
"I am feeling better, it is better everyday," Begin said. "We will come in tomorrow and see, probably push more, maybe skate with the guys. It is just a lower-body injury. Nothing too big but we but we are coming along and hopefully I will be ready for this weekend."
For more on Tuesday's practice and conditioning day, visit the Big Bad Blog.
Former Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees was named the linebackers coach with Baltimore Tuesday morning. Pees, who was in New England for six seasons — the last four as defensive coordinator and two years before that as linebackers coach — announced earlier this month that he wouldn’t be returning to the Patriots after his four-year contract had run its course. “It’s a privilege and an honor to be a part of an organization like the Ravens,” the 60-year-old Pees said in a statement issued through the team. “I’m very anxious and excited for the opportunity to work with Coach Harbaugh and also Greg Mattison, with whom I have coached. I think this is a tremendous opportunity and something that my family and I are very excited about. I can’t wait to get to work.” For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
Patriots left tackle Matt Light suffered a dislocated kneecap in the Oct. 11 loss to the Denver Broncos, an injury he says also “got a little bit of the MCL.” Speaking with ESPN's “Mike & Mike” on Tuesday morning, the veteran offensive lineman revealed some information on the injury that kept him out of the lineup for five games, saying, “it does sound a little awful, but you take a little time, after you fire everything back up. You have little wizards that work on you, and you're in the training room every day. And you get back out there.” For more Patriots information, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.
Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox starting pitcher after he makes his Major League debut and got his first career win against the New York Yankees.
Former Red Sox player and current MLB analyst, Kevin Millar, joined MFB to talk about the controversial play in Miami where Manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a play at the plate was overturned. He also thinks the Sox did a great job acquiring real players that can impact the team in 2015.
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.
Our own Tim Benz does play-by-play for the Pittsburg Power, of the Arena League. A play in that game was featured on Sportscenter's NOT top 10, so we wanted to hear the call. Also, NFL players are getting micro-chipped on Thursday night games this year. Also, a Florida man gets creative when trying to avoid an arrest.
8 players were traded away from the Red Sox (starting with Jake Peavy) and the team has a completely different look. MFB look at the acquisitions and fight over whether Cherington and the Sox front office improved the team.
Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.
We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.
As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.More from this show
Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis CespedesMore from this show
Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.More from this show
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.More from this show
Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.More from this show