A baseball source has confirmed that the Red Sox have agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Joe Nelson on a minor league deal. The news was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com (via Twitter).
Nelson, 35, was 3-0 with a 4.02 ERA for the Tampa Bay Rays last year, striking out 36 in 40-1/3 innings. He suffered command difficulties, however, as he walked 27 batters. That came on the heels of a career-best 2008 season, when he had a 2.00 ERA and struck out 60 in 54 innings for the Florida Marlins.
Nelson was previously in the Red Sox system in both 2002 and 2004. Though most of his first stint in the organization was lost to injury, when healthy in 2004 he recorded a 2.96 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 51-2/3 combined innings in Double A and Triple A, and he appeared in three games (allowing five runs in 2-2/3 innings) in the majors...
BOSTON -- Boston College advanced to its 30th Beanpot championship game with a 6-0 win over Harvard on Monday night at TD Garden. The Eagles had six different goal-scorers and netted three power-play goals in 11 chances in what turned into a chippy game. The Eagles will play the winner of Boston University-Northeastern next Monday in the 58th championship game. John Muse turned away all 33 shots on goal for his first shutout of the season. For more, visit The BC Blog.
Contrary to a report from WCCO-TV in Minnesota, multiple outlets are now suggesting that the Twins have not agreed to a 10-year deal with reigning American League MVP Joe Mauer. ESPN's Buster Olney said (via Twitter) that the Twins are optimistic a deal will get done, but that none has yet been consummated. Earlier on Monday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that all signs point toward a deal to keep Mauer in his home state of Minnesota for the long haul, though there had been no confirmation of any deal actually being in place.
Mauer, the first catcher in major league history to win three batting titles, is coming off a year when he led the American...
Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss was diagnosed with a separated shoulder in the days following the regular season, which kept him from participating in the Pro Bowl, according to ESPN.
The report, which quotes a league source, says the severity of the injury is not known. Moss was listed on the Patriots injury report in the days after New England's 20-17 overtime loss to the Broncos in Denver on Oct. 11, and he was on the injury report for the next three weeks with what was listed as a shoulder injury.
Moss started all 16 games this season and finished with 83 receptions (second on the team) for 1,264 yards and a team-high 13 touchdowns.
For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is...
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced Monday that Jon Miller, who has spent parts of five decades as the voice of five Major League Baseball teams and has been the voice of ESPN’s national Sunday Night Baseball telecasts for 20 years, has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for major contributions to baseball broadcasting. Miller will be honored during Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies in July in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Miller, who called Red Sox games on radio for three seasons (1980-82), also has served as the play-by-play voice of the San Francisco Giants since 1997 and previously called games for the Orioles (1983-96), Rangers (1978-79) and A’s (1974) in addition to his work with ESPN.
For more on Miller's honor, check out the story here.
OXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Week 16 battle between the 11-3 Patriots and 3-11 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins MFB to discuss Jim Harbaugh rumors, Rex Ryan's future, and why the Patriots may be better served by not wraping up the number one seed in the AFC this week
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
Dale and Michael are live on the air as the Rondo deal goes down.More from this show