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10/06/2009 - 7:28pm
Report: Seau auditioned for Pats Tuesday

According to the National Football Post, linebacker Junior Seau took another step in a return to the game on Tuesday when he worked out for the Patriots. The story, which quoted a league source, indicated that New England put the veteran linebacker through a tryout. Things appear to falling into place for Seau's return to the Patriots: WEEI.com reported Sunday that the 40-year-old Seau will sign a deal to return to the Patriots very soon, possibly as early as this week. ESPNBoston reported that Seau took a physical for the team last weekend. And Seau has stated several times in the past if he did return, it would only be with New England. The linebacker, a 12-time Pro Bowler, has come out of retirement twice to join the Patriots, and has played parts of the last three seasons in New...

10/06/2009 - 6:59pm
Lowrie On Roster - ALDS Notes

Red Sox infielder Jed Lowrie will be on the roster for the American League Division Series against the Angels, manager Terry Francona said. Lowrie has missed much of the season with wrist and hand problems, and said after launching a grand slam on Sunday that his left hand still hurts on his follow-through when swinging left-handed.

 

Other notes from Anaheim:

 

Jon Lester on his Game 1 assignment, "I was surprised to be in this position . . . I was thankful to be considered for it." He also gave his thoughts on the Angels offense in 2009, "I don't think they're any different as far as attacking them . . . What makes them so difficult is the way they run the bases."

 

Outfielder Rocco Baldelli is steall dealing with a strained hip, and may not be be able to play in the ALDS. "It is still pretty tender," said Francona. "I don't know if it will work or not."...

10/06/2009 - 6:16pm
Nick Green Not Ready For ALDS

 Sox shortstop Nick Green will probably not be ready for the American League Division Series against the Angels starting Thursday. Green has been battling a knee injury and has not progressed as he would like in his rehabilitation as he works to make it onto the playoff roster.

 

Green, on his availability, "As of right now, I don't think I'd be able to [play.]"


10/06/2009 - 6:10pm
Mike Lowell Says Thumb Fine

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell said that his thumb is fine after being taken out of the lineup against the Indians on Sunday because of soreness. Terry Francona said at the time that it was "nothing remotely alarming" and Lowell confirmed that in the clubhouse in Anaheim this afternoon, before taking batting practice.

 

"I'm a prime time, lean machine," Lowell said of his status.

 


10/06/2009 - 6:00pm
Gil Velazquez With Sox in Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In a bit of a surprise appearance, Sox infielder Gil Velazquez is with the Red Sox in Anaheim as they prepare for the American League Division Series. Velazquez had been playing in Tijuana awaiting the start of the Mexican League on October, 9th. The Sox called him on Saturday and he arrived in Los Angeles on Monday and told to be on stand-by in case the Sox need to call him up to the roster.

 

"It was a shock," Velazquez said. "I had been focused on making the team down there."


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