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08/07/2010 - 1:57pm
Lowell: 'We'll see' if Delgado gets to Boston

NEW YORK -- Red Sox corner infielder Mike Lowell was asked Saturday about the signing of veteran first baseman Carlos Delgado to a minor-league contract. Lowell has played first base in each of the last two games for the Sox and is in the lineup Saturday.


"We'll see if he gets to Boston," said Lowell of Delgado, who had hip surgery in February and hasn't played in 2010. 


Lowell, who played with Delgado in 2005 with the Marlins, described the two-time All-Star as an "outstanding teammate."


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08/07/2010 - 1:13pm
Sources: Sox sign Delgado

NEW YORK -- Major league sources have confirmed to that the Red Sox have signed veteran Carlos Delgado to a minor-league contract.


The story was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of


Under the terms of the deal, Delgado will earn $20,000 a month in the minors and a pro-rated portion of $3 million in the majors. If he is not on the Red Sox by September 1, he can become a free agent. 



Delgado has not played this season and participated in only 29 games last year with the Mets, hitting .298/.393/.521 with four homers and 23 RBI. A two-time All-Star, his 473 career home runs rank 30th all-time.



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08/07/2010 - 1:00pm
Sox lineup: Ellsbury out

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the lineup for the Red Sox on Saturday for the second-game of the four-game set vs. the Yankees. Ellsbury is 0-for-10 since his return to the club on August 4. Darnell McDonald will start in center field for the Sox, who send John Lackey to the hill against CC Sabathia. 


Red Sox:

Scutaro, 6

Lowrie, 4

Ortiz, DH

Martinez, 2

Beltre, 6

Lowell, 4

Drew, 9

Hall, 7

McDonald, 8

Lackey -- SP

08/07/2010 - 9:03am
Haynesworth passes conditioning test

According to a tweet from Adam Schefter of, Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth passed the club's conditioning test on Saturday.


Haynesworth had been unable to practice since camp opened for the Redskins last week due to his inability to pass the test, failing multiple times. He had an MRI taken on Thursday on his left knee, but the results showed no structural damage.


The test consists of two 300-yard runs, the first of which must be completed in under 70 seconds, the second in under 73 seconds. There is a three and a half minute break between the two runs.


Haynesworth was the only Redskins player required to take the test, due to skipping the team's offseason conditioning program. The two-time All-Pro did not attend offseason programs because he was unhappy with the Redskins switch to a 3-4 defense....

08/07/2010 - 8:46am
Thomas denies waiving no-trade clause
By: DJ Bean

LOWELL -- Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas spoke for the first time this offseason at Milan Lucic's Rock and Jock softball game. The subject of trade rumors given the $5 million cap hit his contract calls for in each of the next three seasons, Thomas denied waiving his no-trade clause to facilitate a deal in June. In fact, he said there has been no contact between he and the Bruins.

“I haven’t talked to the team at all, except for the physical therapist that I’m dealing with in recovering from my surgery,” Thomas said.

Thomas is 11 weeks into a 12-week recovery from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. He told Matt Kalman of The Bruins Blog that he is not upset with the team and that much of the speculation involving him this offseason has been untrue.

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