ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Red Sox have designated relief pitcher Scott Atchison for assignment, not outfielder Darnell McDonald as they had originally planned. The reasoning for the move was that outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who wasn't in the Red Sox lineup Tuesday night against the Rays, experienced soreness in his left side prior to the game. The moves were made in order to activate outfielder Mike Cameron, who started in center field in the second game of the three-game series. The choice to DFA Atchison is strictly procedural, according to the club, and the pitcher is expected to be optioned to Triple A Pawtucket Thursday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury both confirmed that the plan going forward is to play Ellsbury in center field on a regular basis, even with the return of Mike Cameron.
"They told me I would be in center," Ellsbury said prior to the Red Sox' Tuesday night game with the Rays. "I don't know what that means, but I'm assuming I'll play center for the rest of the year."
Ellsbury wasn't in the Sox' lineup Tuesday, getting what Francona described as a "breather" after having played the last three games following his stint on the 15-day disabled list (ribs). Cameron got the start in center field.
"I think so for now," said Francona of the plan to put Ellsbury in center field. "The good news is that they can both play. I think that's probably the right thing to do, at least for the moment, in the...
In an unprecedented move, NFL owners voted Tuesday afternoon to award Super Bowl XLVIII to the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. The game, which will be the first Super Bowl played in an open-air stadium in the Northeast, will take place in February 2014 at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. New York secured the win on the fourth ballot, beating out Tampa and South Florida for the right to host the game. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
Mikey Adams and Tom E. Curran have advanced to the finals of Planet Mikey-oke and will compete for the title live on Wednesday at Showcase Live at Patriot Place in Foxboro. All are welcome to attend the event, which is free. Doors open at 7 p.m. Everyone in attendance at the third annual Planet Mikey-oke event will be entered to win a weekend at Fenway Park, including tickets to Red Sox games against the Blue Jays on Aug. 20, 21 and 22. So, head to Showcase Live on Wednesday night for your chance to win a weekend full of games at Fenway Park. Click here for more details and to listen to the WEEI celebrity performances in the Planet Mikey-oke bracket.
The Patriots officially announced the signing of third-round pick Taylor Price Tuesday afternoon. According to a league source, Price signed a four-year deal worth $3.35 million. A wide receiver out of Ohio who was taken with the 90th overall pick, he is the first third-round pick to sign a contract and the highest draft selection to sign with his team.
Here is part of the press release from the team on the move:
Price, 6-0, 212 pounds, started 38 of 52 games for Ohio and set a school record with 149 receptions. His 2,019 career receiving yards are the second best total in school history. As a senior in 2009, he caught 56 receptions for 784 yards with five touchdowns.
Price is the second of New England’s 12 2010 draft choices to sign with the team, following the signing of sixth-round draft choice OL Ted Larsen on May 18.
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