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02/01/2012 - 7:34pm
Cherington: Adding Oswalt, Jackson unlikely

WORCESTER -- Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, speaking prior to a Red Sox Town Hall on Wednesday night, said that while the team continues to explore possible additions such as free agents Edwin Jackson and Roy Oswalt, he thinks it unlikely that the team adds such a pitcher. He suggested that in all likelihood, the Sox won't add another major player before the Feb. 19 date for pitchers and catchers to report to spring training.

"We wouldn’t rule out adding a starter, but I think it’s unlikely at this point," said Cherington. "I think we’re going to keep looking for ways to improve the team, including the pitching staff, but I wouldn’t expect any major changes between now and the [spring training] report date."

As it stands, the Sox will have an open competition for the last two spots of the rotation, with Daniel Bard, Alfredo Aceves, Aaron Cook, Vicente Padilla, Carlos Silva, Felix Doubront and Andrew...

02/01/2012 - 7:10pm
Practice reports: Gronk 'a little better today'

INDIANAPOLIS -- According to the pool report sent out by the NFL, tight end Rob Gronkowski was the only member of the Patriots or Giants not to participate in practice Wednesday in preparation for Super Bowl XLVI.

When asked about Gronkowski's condition, Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick said, "He's day to day. He's getting better but, we'll just take it day-to-day." Offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (foot/back) worked on a limited basis a day after offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia telling WEEI.com that the lineman would be playing Sunday. "He did a little bit today," Belichick said of Vollmer. "We'll see how he does tomorrow." Matt Light, who had dealt with an illness earlier in the week, participated in the full practice.

The Patriots chose to blast loud music at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in preparation of crowd noise, choosing selections from Jon Bon Jovi and Madonna, who is scheduled to...

02/01/2012 - 7:01pm
Canty to Giants fans: Get ready for a parade

INDIANAPOLIS -- Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty told a New York television station on Wednesday that New York fans should “get ready for a great day on Super Bowl Sunday ... and get ready for a parade on Tuesday.”

According to the New York Post, the 6-foot-7, 317-pound defensive end out of Virginia was being asked by a reporter if he had any message for the Giants fans back home, which led to the comments. When asked if he was worried about providing bulletin board material for the Patriots, he sounded nonplussed.

“I don’t care, doesn’t matter,” Canty said. “Obviously, Tom Brady made a statement at their pep rally. Obviously, both teams are here to try to win a football game.

“It just is what it is. I’m not trying to inflame anybody or anything like that. I...

02/01/2012 - 5:41pm
Gronkowski (ankle) only DNP for Patriots

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tight end Rob Gronkowski was the only member of the Patriots who did not practice on Wednesday, as he remained sidelined with an ankle injury he suffered in the AFC championship game. The Patriots also had 10 players who were listed as limited. Here's the complete report:

Did Not Practice
TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle)

Limited Participation
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle)
S Patrick Chung (knee)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
DL Kyle Love (ankle)
G Logan Mankins (knee)
LB Rob Ninkovich (hip)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (flu/back/foot)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
LB Tracy White (abdomen)

Full Participation
WR Deion Branch (knee)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
OT Matt Light (flu)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)

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02/01/2012 - 3:29pm
Source: Sox still talking to Oswalt, Jackson

According to a major league source, the Red Sox continue to talk with free agent starters Roy Oswalt and Edwin Jackson about the possibility of signing with Boston for 2012. However, the source said, neither pitcher appears close to a deal to join the team. The source characterized a report that the team was "most likely out of the picture" on Jackson as inaccurate.

Oswalt, 34, was 9-10 with a 3.69 ERA, 93 strikeouts and 33 walks in 139 innings in 2011, a season in which he was sidelined for a time by a back injury. He is 159-93 with a 3.21 ERA in his 13-year career. Jackson was 12-9 with a 3.79 ERA in 199 2/3 innings (31 starts), striking out 148 and walking 62 in 2011, a season in which he was traded from the White Sox to a Cardinals team that ended up winning the World Series. The 28-year-old right-hander also has prior...

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