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04/21/2011 - 5:26pm
Red Sox activate Albers, option Aceves

The Red Sox have activated relief pitcher Matt Albers, who had been on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right lat muscle, optioning Alfredo Aceves to Triple A Pawtucket.

Albers appeared in two games prior to going on the DL, not giving up a run or hit while striking out three and walking a pair in two innings of work. Aceves pitched in six games after being called up from Pawtucket, allowing two runs on five hits over eight innings. He struck out five and walked two.

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04/21/2011 - 5:17pm
Ainge on Big Show: Still hopeful with Shaq

Making his weekly appearance on The Big Show with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge explained that he still wasn't sure when Shaquille O'Neal might find his way back onto the floor, and admitted the center probably came back too early when he returned to action in the final week of the regular season.

"We're still hopeful. I don't know when. I see him being a little bit better today than he was a little while ago, it's just going slower than we hoped," said Ainge of O'Neal, who did make the trip to New York with the Celtics and continues to recover from both a right calf strain and Achilles injury.

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04/21/2011 - 3:37pm
Tippett to announce Pats' second-round pick

The NFL announced Thursday afternoon that a collection of legends will be present to announce their respective teams' second-round picks during the NFL draft next week. Handling the duties for the Patriots will be Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Tippett. (New England two second-round selections, Nos. 33 and 60 overall.) Others who are slated to participate include Buffalo's Andre Reed, Chicago's Richard Dent, Detroit's Barry Sanders, Pittsburgh's Franco Harris and Washington's Doug Williams. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


04/21/2011 - 2:14pm
Kalish leaves game with shoulder injury

Red Sox outfield prospect Ryan Kalish was escorted off the McCoy Stadium field by a Pawtucket Red Sox trainer in the second inning of the PawSox game against Syracuse due to what was described by a source to WEEI.com's Alex Speier as a shoulder injuyr. Kalish experienced the injury while diving for a ball in right field. His arm was being held in place by the trainer as the outfielder left the field.

The source told Speier that Kalish is expected to get an MRI and/or an X-ray within the next day.

In 13 games this season with the PawSox, Kalish was hitting .236 with no home runs, seven RBI, and a .597 OPS. He was in the midst of a five-game hitting streak.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

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04/21/2011 - 2:04pm
Good sign for C's: Shaq on plane to NY

According to the Celtics' Twitter account, center Shaquille O'Neal is on the team plane heading to New York for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round playoff series between the C's and Knicks. Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who said Shaq would not be available for Game 3, indicated Wednesday that if O'Neal did make the trip than it would be an indication that the center was edging closer to returning to action, possibly in Sunday's Game 4.

"If you see him on the trip that means he's close," Rivers told reporters after Wednesday's practice.

O'Neal's live-in girlfriend, Nicole Alexander, also struck an optimistic tone when appearing on KISS 108-FM. “Yes, he will be back,” Alexander said during the appearance. “I promise. He’s getting...

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