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06/03/2011 - 3:23pm
Sox call up Hottovy, place Hill on DL

The Red Sox announced that they have called Tommy Hottovy up from Triple-A Pawtucket and placed Rich Hill on the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Hottovy on the 40-man roster the Sox also placed Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 60-day disabled list.

The 29-year-old lefty was pitching out of the Pawtucket bullpen and is almost three years removed from Tommy John surgery. In 18 2/3 innings with the PawSox this season, Hottovy has allowed just four runs while striking out 18 and walking four. Left-handers have yet to get a hit against him in Triple-A.

For more on Hottovoy go to Full Count. For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


06/03/2011 - 3:17pm
Emrick on Big Show: B's should sit Seguin

Mike "Doc" Emrick, who is calling the Stanley Cup finals for NBC and Versus, joined The Big Show Friday afternoon to offer his insight into the Bruins-Canucks series while watching injured Canucks forward Manny Malhotra practice with his team in Vancouver.

Discussing the Bruins' struggling power play, Emrick said: "I'm not sure that there's a solution to this problem, or the Bruins would have had it by now. So, maybe they're just going to have to win the way they know how to win, which I thought was the way they played in Game 1."

Added Emrick: "This is kind of like a team in the NFL winning key games with a negative rushing yardage. You just don't see it. But then again, this has been an exceptional team that has played really well, done a lot of things just like this. There's nothing that says if you can win a seventh game in overtime against Montreal and not score a power-play goal in any of the seven games —...

06/03/2011 - 2:21pm
Marchand: 'We hate this team, they hate us'

Bruins winger Brad Marchand joined the Mut & Merloni show Friday afternoon from Vancouver, as he and his teammates prepare for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night.

Marchand said the Bruins are working on fixing the mistakes they made in Wednesday's 1-0 loss in Game 1.

"We just have to clean it up a little," he said. "We were a little sloppy in areas. We still didn't put our best game forward, so we just have to clean up a few areas around the blue line and in our own zone."

The Canucks are known for their skill, but they also showed a propensity for stirring up trouble in the opening game.

"There were a few cheap shots out there," Marchand said. "I got a little rattled about that when I got speared when I was going to the bench, and I ended up taking a penalty because of it. But we do, we hate this team, they hate us. There were a lot of guys running around out there, so I think it's...

06/03/2011 - 1:51pm
Shaq: 'I felt like I let the city down'

Shaquille O'Neal formally announced his retirement at his home in Orlando and he made special mention of his time with the Celtics, especially coach Doc Rivers. O'Neal singled out Rivers and Phil Jackson as the pro coaches who helped him the most. "Playing for Doc Rivers this year was very, very special," O'Neal said. "We had a lot of talent on the team but Doc Rivers always, always focused on the team. Thank you Doc." 

O'Neal said that if he would have needed surgery on his Achilles in order to play again that would have kept him out nine months and he didn't want a repeat of last season. "The best solution was going in and cleaning it up with a nine-month recovery," O'Neal said. "I thought it was good business to let Danny [Ainge] know right away so that he could get some young talent. It's a beautiful organization. They still got a lot left."

Shaq added, "I was really down on myself because I...

06/03/2011 - 1:40pm
Gammons: Daisuke 'doesn't trust people'
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Peter Gammons made his weekly appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Friday to talk about the Red Sox and the state of baseball.

Gammons called Daisuke Matsuzaka’s injury “a very strange situation.”

“If I were really cynical I would say he just made up his mind, he’s going to get his elbow cleared out, and then he’ll come back in 2013 in Japan,” Gammons said. He also said there have been communication issues and discrepancies.

“The findings in California from the doctors there, the findings in Boston, they haven’t gotten together on this yet,” Gammons said. “He had put it out in Japan that he was going to have Tommy John surgery before he even got to Los Angeles. I find it very odd. Whatever it is, it’s going to be very difficult to reconcile all this.”

Gammons said he didn’t think Matsuzaka would ever pitch for the Red Sox again.

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