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07/03/2012 - 6:07pm
Red Sox release Bobby Jenks

The Red Sox announced via press release that they have reached a contract termination settlement with right-handed pitcher Bobby Jenks and have placed him on unconditional release waivers. Thus ends an ill-fated relationship that commenced when Jenks signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Sox after the 2010 season.

The former White Sox closer threw just 15 2/3 innings for the Sox last year, going 2-2 with a 6.32 ERA and 17 strikeouts and 13 walks. He suffered a host of injuries, first to his forearm and then to his back, and ultimately, his 2011 season was ended when a pulmonary embolism was discovered, requiring blood thinners. Jenks ultimately required back surgery in the offseason once his medication permitted it, but there was an issue with the initial procedure that required a second surgery to be performed in January and that ensured that Jenks would be unavailable for much of the year.

Though he was not able to take part in baseball...

07/03/2012 - 3:26pm
Report: C's 'reach agreement' with Terry

Yahoo's Marc Spears has the scoop that the Celtics have reached an agreement with free agent Jason Terry from the Mavericks for what would likely be the full mid-level exception. Spears notes the deal will be for three years. Signings can't be official until July 11 when the league completes its audit, so all agreements are verbal.

Terry will be 35 when the season starts, but he's been a durable and effective player throughout his 13-year career. He's missed just 16 games over the past five seasons and is a proven playoff performer.

Despite shooting 43 percent from the floor last season, Terry still averaged 15.1 points per page off the Mavericks' bench and he knocked down 38 percent of his 3-pointers. If the Celtics use the full mid-level exception -- starting at $5 million annually -- they would have to stay below the luxury tax "apron" of $74...

07/03/2012 - 12:10pm
Celtics sign Sullinger, Melo, Joseph

Through a press release, the Celtics announced the signing of their three selections from the 2012 NBA draft: first-rounders Jared Sullinger (No. 21 overall pick) and Fab Melo (No. 22) and second-rounder Kris Joseph (No. 51). Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

From the release:

Sullinger, a 6-foot-9 forward, was taken with the 21st pick in the first round. The native of Columbus, OH was a consensus First Team All-American, Wooden Award finalist and First Team All-Big 10 Selection in each of his two seasons at Ohio State.  He also was named the 2011 Big Ten Freshman of the Year.  Sullinger posted the third-most points (1,282) over his first two seasons at Ohio State behind Jerry Lucas (1,381) and Michael Redd (1,361). Sullinger also earned National Freshman of the Year honors from the Sporting News and the Wayman Tisdale Award from the USBWA. He averaged 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds this past season in helping the Buckeyes get to the...

07/03/2012 - 11:51am
Wojnarowski: Howard 'not going to Brooklyn'
By: DJ Bean

Yahoo Sports! Basketball writer Adrian Wojnarowski joined Mike Mutnansky and Paul Flannery Tuesday to discuss all the comings and goings in the NBA.

On the subject of the Celtics, Wojnarowski said Boston has a "good chance to be able to retain" Ray Allen after offering him a two-year, $12 million deal. While he figured the team would be able to bring back Kevin Garnett, Wojnarowski expressed some surprise at the Celtics' strong desire to keep Allen.

"I really thought he was gone," Wojnarowski said. "I really didn't think they were going to bring him back when they were putting the team together. I felt confident they were going to offer KG a deal, and I don't disagree with [wanting Allen back], but there was some acrimony there that had to be amended between them. I think they're in the process of doing that. 

"I just don't see him going to Memphis. Remember, when Boston and Memphis had talked about a deal...

07/03/2012 - 9:54am
Crawford to play in Portland Tuesday
By: DJ Bean

Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford is set to play for Double-A Portland on Tuesday as he continues to recover from left wrist surgery. 

Crawford has played five rehab games for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox since he began getting back into games. He went 3-for-14 with a double and was walked five times in his five Gulf Coast League games. 

Jacoby Ellsbury (right shoulder) went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and a walk Monday for the GCL Red Sox. He played center field Monday, but will serve as the designated hitter on Tuesday. 

Scott Podsednik (groin) went 1-for-4 with a single and a run Monday for Pawtucket. The game was his third with the PawSox in his rehab assignment. 

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