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06/29/2009 - 5:35pm
Report: Bruins winger Peter Schaefer placed on waivers

According to a TSN report, Bruins winger Peter Schaefer was placed on waivers on Monday along with St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay McKee and Florida Panthers forward Brett McLean. Schaefer spent the entire 2008-09 season with the Providence Bruins and scored 26 points in 47 AHL games -- a casualty of the salary cap system where his $2.1 million cap hit would have proven unwieldy for the B's at the NHL level last season. Schaefer scored 26 points in 63 games for the Bruins in 2006-07 after GM Peter Chiarelli traded for the former Ottawa Senator forward prior to the season.
Placing Schaefer on waivers could be a precursor for buying out the soon-to-be 32-year-old's contract for the 2009-10 season, but that hasn't taken place as of yet. Contract buyouts come at two-thirds the cost to the club, with the team gaining the ability to spread out the cost of the buyout over...

06/29/2009 - 4:41pm
Lineups: Pedroia out of top spot

After 24 games in the leadoff spot, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia moves down to the No. 2 spot for tonight's game against the Orioles. (Pedroia is hitting .214 with a .264 OBP and .565 OPS in the leadoff spot.) J.D. Drew will replace Pedroia at the top of the lineup for the game.
 
With Mike Lowell out tonight (and likely out for the series), Kevin Youkilis will once again play third base. Mark Kotsay is in at first.
 
RED SOX
 
Drew, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Youkilis, 3B
Bay, LF
Ortiz, DH
Kotsay, 1B
Ellsbury, CF
Varitek, C
Green, SS
 
SP - Lester
 
ORIOLES
 
Roberts, 2B
Jones, CF
Markakis, RF
Huff, DH
Reimold, LF
Wigginton, 1B
Mora, 3B
Wieters, C
Andino, SS
 
SP -- Berken


06/29/2009 - 3:04pm
Lowell: Shot went well (updated)

According to Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell the shot of Synvisc administered to his surgically-repaired right hip went well, with the doctors discovering more fluid in the area than originally anticipated. "I guess the main thing was that they weren't really expecting to find fluid in there, but they ended up finding a significant amount of fluid so I think that's a good thing," Lowell said. "They took the bad stuff out and put the good stuff in. I'm a little bruised from the injection itself but I do feel I have a lot more mobility. I think I'll be able to tell more tomorrow when I get stretched out and stuff.
 
"At least for me mentally, it's a comforting feeling, that there was fluid in there and they took it out. It explains why there was discomfort. It makes a lot more sense to me. You can bank on the fact that everything structurally is fine and your body is trying to protect itself when it's in a...

06/29/2009 - 2:06pm
Report: Lawyer wants Drew to pay

According to the Washington Times, Ralph S. Janvey, the lawyer appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to be the "receiver" in a purported Ponzi scheme run by R. Allen Stanford, has listed Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew as one of seven current and former Major League Baseball players who reportedly invested with the accused swindler. As a result, Janvey wants Drew and the other ballplayers to repay roughly $9.5 million, which would be split up among Stanford's purported victims. "The fact that the [ballplayers] are innocent investors and committed no wrongdoing does not entitle them to retain proceeds received from the fraudulent" scheme, lawyers for Janvey wrote in a filing last week with the U.S. District Court in Dallas. Gene R. Besen, an attorney representing the ballplayers -- a group that includes Greg Maddux, Bernie Williams, Johnny Damon and Carlos Peña -- declined comment.


06/29/2009 - 1:12pm
Ainge: Celtics to make qualifying offer to Davis

Celtics Executive Vice President and General Manager Danny Ainge, speaking on a conference call announcing the Celtics' affiliation with the Maine Red Claws of the NBDL, said that he has not yet made a contract offer to Glen "Big Baby" Davis. However, Ainge went on to say that the Celtics will make a qualifying offer to Davis that will permit the club to match any other team's offer to the forward in free agency.

Davis average 7.0 points and 4.0 rebounds a game during the regular season for the Celtics, though his numbers in 16 games as a starter (33 minutes, 12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds) were better than his season-long totals. In the playoffs, his role grew. Davis averaged 15.8 points and 5.6 boards a game while starting all 14 of the Celtics' playoff games.


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