Speaking before his team's game with the Indians Tuesday afternoon, Red Sox manager Terry Francona explained that Clay Buchholz -- who has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in the L2 portion of his back (part of the lumbar vertebrae) -- still has a chance of pitching again this season, although no timetable has been presented.
"It hasn't been ruled out," Francona said. "I don't know. If you see him pitch, he's OK. We'll see."
The manager explained that the diagnosis of the stress fracture was initially identified after Buchholz failed to respond favorably a day after throwing a bullpen session July 25. The injury was then confirmed during a visit to back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles.
Francona noted that the symptoms are improving, and the injury is stable -- meaning it is expected to heal on its own. Buchholz will go through a five-step rehabilitation program, progressing as the symptoms allow. ...
Mike Aviles is batting seventh and playing shortstop Tuesday, a night after Marco Scutaro left the Sox' 9-6 loss to the Indians due to dizziness. Darnell McDonald is in right field after Josh Reddick had a throwing error and was thrown out in a rundown Monday.
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Carl Crawford LF
7. Mike Aviles, SS
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Darnell McDonald, RF
SP -- Josh Beckett
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Former Colts head coach Tony Dungy said Tuesday on the Dan Patrick Show that given what he saw when coaching against Albert Haynseworth, he would have chosen against acquiring the defensive tackle had the opportunity presented itself.
“I would not, no,” Dungy said. “I’ve seen Albert Haynesworth, and I’ve seen those great years he has when he’s got something to prove and he’s trying to make money. But I’ve also — we played against Albert Haynesworth in Indianapolis when he really wasn’t playing hard.”
Dungy praised Patriots coach Bill Belichick for his ability to motivate players with questionable pasts, and felt that Haynesworth could change because of Belichick.
“They have a great track record of doing that with Corey Dillon and Randy Moss and getting years out of guys when no one else could, so we’ll see," Dungy said. "I would bet on Belichick with...
Canadian media outlets, including TSN, caught up with Bruins center Marc Savard Monday as he had his day with the Stanley Cup in Peterborough, Ontario. Savard, who is recovering from his second concussion in as many seasons, said he is still have memory loss issues as well as other symptoms of post-concussion syndrome.
"It's obviously been a long road for me. I'm still suffering with a lot of daily issues, right now it's been a tough go," Savard told reporters. "I'm just trying to get through and not worry about hockey right now, just worry about my health because I have three young kids and they're important to me."
"Mornings have been tough. When I get up in the morning I'm a little foggy sometimes," Savard continued. "But as the day wears on I'm pretty good. Hot sun is tough. I try to stay in the shade and stuff like that and pop the odd Advil...
FOXBORO -- The Patriots came to terms Tuesday with their two second-round draft picks as defensive back Ras-I Dowling and running back Shane Vereen signed on the dotted line and reported to camp.
The Patriots also released first-year QB Jonathan Crompton and signed rookie defensive end Christian Cox out of Utah.
Dowling, a defensive back from Virginia, was the 33rd selection overall. At 6-foot-1, Dowling, started 25 of 40 games at right corner for the Cavaliers, recording 160 tackles (115 solo). Dowling, 23, who played in all 12 games with two starts as a true freshman, was voted a team captain as a senior.
Vereen, a running back from California, was selected by the Patriots in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft with the 56th selection overall. Vereen, 5-9, 205 pounds, finished his college career with 2,834 rushing yards (5.10 avg.) and 29 touchdowns and 674 receiving yards on 74 receptions and six touchdowns.
Cox, a 25-year old...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
The ballot question talk continued with callers and Peter King continues to embarrass himself.
Amani Toomer tried his best to weigh in on the Josh Brown scandal.
Heath Evans called in to defend himself and Megyn Kelly fought with Newt Gingrich.
Tom E. Curran joins Glenn, Lou and Christian to talk about the upcoming Patriots game against the Bills and to discuss yet another embarrassing handling of off field issues by the NFL.
Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss an article written in The Undefeated that wonders where the white American NBA players are. They talk about the NBA and race relations in sports.
The guys open the show talking about the World Series, and old friend John Lester still has issues throwing over to first base. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk baseball, and Lou is thrilled that MLB ratings are up.
We check in with super bowl champion and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer for his take on Pats-Steelers, Pats-Bills, Tom Brady, and the rest of the NFL.
Took them awhile to get there, but the G-Men did the right thing today and we discuss it.
We talk a bit about the World Series and Tito vs Theo.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
K&C producers Ken and Curtis break down the Wednesday Trenni experience plus a post-show pow-wow with a radio consultant.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis rundown the highs and lows of Tuesday's K&C Show with Jon Meterparel on the Dino Casting Couch
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Chris Russo called in to defend himself on comments he made regarding John Mara's handling of the Josh Brown domestic violence case.More from this show
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