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11/10/2009 - 5:11pm
No Gold Gloves for Red Sox

CHICAGO -- No member of the Red Sox came away with an American League Gold Glove this season, marking just the second time in the last five years that the Sox have come up empty in that department. Jason Varitek won one in 2005, Kevin Youkilis in '07 and Dustin Pedroia in '08. Detroit's Placido Polanco prevented Pedroia from winning his second straight Rawlings Gold Glove, claiming the award for the second time in his career. First-time winners included Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones and White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle. Two Yankees claimed Gold Gloves: shortstop Derek Jeter (his fourth) and first baseman Mark Teixeira. Other winners included the Angels' Torii Hunter, Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki, and Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer.


11/10/2009 - 4:22pm
No change in MLB instant replay

CHICAGO - Jimmie Lee Solomon, the Executive Vice President of Major League Baseball Operations, spoke to the media after meeting with the general managers. Solomon said that instant replay was discussed, but it was decided that Major League Baseball would keep the current replay system. "We need to digest what we've got," he said. Solomon also cited Bud Selig's careful approach to making major changes to the game, "The commissioner is hesitant to leap forward quickly and make modifications to our game," Solomon said.

Also discussed was baseball's World Cup...

11/10/2009 - 4:03pm
Boras rep: No decision for Tek

CHICAGO -- According to a representative of the Scott Boras Corp., Jason Varitek hasn't decided if he will accept the $3 million player option put in play Monday after the Red Sox declined the catcher's $5 million team option. Varitek has until Saturday to make his decision and will be talking with Boras later Tuesday night regarding the player's options. Boras is expected to meet with the media at some point early Tuesday evening at the O'Hare International Airport Hilton, where the general managers meetings are currently being held.


11/10/2009 - 3:27pm
Doc: Scal likely out for the week

WALTHAM  --  Brian Scalabrine watched Tuesday's practice on the sideline, still slowed by back spasms that forced him to miss last Friday's game against Phoenix. "I don't anticipate him playing this week but with the backs you just never know," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said following practice. Scalabrine returned on Saturday night against the Nets and scored five points in 20 minutes off the bench, including a 3-pointer. For more, visit the Green Street blog. 


11/10/2009 - 3:17pm
Pats brass noncommittal on LJ

Patriots officials remained noncommittal Tuesday afternoon when asked about the possibility of the franchise making a move to acquire running back Larry Johnson. On a conference call with area reporters, coach Bill Belichick and director of player personnel Nick Caserio both addressed Johnson, who was released by the Chiefs earlier this week, by saying that they will talk as an organization, and then come to a decision. “We’ll discuss that organizationally this afternoon,” Belichick said. “We’ll decide then if there’s anything we want to do. To be honest with you, we’ve just been focused on Indianapolis, and our pro people are figuring that out.” For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


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