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09/02/2015 - 2:23pm
Betts 'sooner than later' will play other OF spots

As the Red Sox have begun to expose their outfielders to other outfield spots with Rusney Castillo debuting in left field Wednesday, Mookie Betts could be the next to play either left or right field.

“That will be the next part of this and Mookie’s been working hard in left and right,” interim manager Torey Lovullo said. “Once again Arnie [Beyeler] will sign off on that when he thinks the timing is right. Also get something from Mookie to make sure he’s comfortable and ready. There all very athletic guys. They are all very gifted with their movements in any direction. We feel it’s going to be a lot sooner than later.”

As for Castillo, he’s been working with outfield coach Arnie Beyeler for almost two weeks and he and Castillo felt the timing was right.

“Arnie has been with him since the middle of last...

09/02/2015 - 2:03pm
Report: Morelli will work as ref for Pats-Giants

Pete Morelli will serve as the referee for Thursday’s preseason finale between the Patriots and Giants, while the line judge for the contest will be Sarah Thomas, the NFL’s first female full-time official, according to

The 63-year-old Morelli was initially hired by the NFL as a back judge in 1997, and was promoted to referee in 2003. He’s worked four Patriots games since the start of the 2013 season, including last year’s game against the Colts in Indy and the home contest against the Raiders at Gillette Stadium.

Thomas, who was hired in April, is in her first full-time season as an NFL official. She was the first woman to officiate a major college football game, the first to...

09/02/2015 - 12:38pm
Sox lineup: Castillo debuts in LF vs. Yankees

On Tuesday interim manager Torey Lovullo said the younger Red Sox outfielders could see time at other spots in the outfield other than their accustomed ones and that will begin Wednesday with Rusney Castillo debuting in left field.

The Yankees and Red Sox each have a chance to take the series, as both have picked up wins in the first two games.

Jackie Bradley Jr. will play right field, while Mookie Betts will stay in center field as the Red Sox go up against right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.

Blake Swihart will catch Red Sox starter Henry Owens.

For an extensive look at the matchups, click here.

Here is a complete Red Sox...

09/02/2015 - 12:10pm
Florio on D&C: Judge might consider 2 games’s Mike Florio checked in with Dennis & Callahan on Wednesday morning to discuss possible outcomes in the Deflategate appeal hearing. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Florio noted that as a federal judge, Berman has his job for life, and he likely isn’t worried about how his decision will be received. However, he undoubtedly wants to avoid having his ruling revoked upon appeal. That might lead him to find a middle ground that both sides would be willing to accept.

“He can do whatever he wants as long as he’s not concerned about being potentially reversed on appeal,” Florio said. “And my point is this: Apart from what the law would allow — and I think he would be reversed on appeal if he would try to find a way to cut this in half by...

09/02/2015 - 10:02am
Farm Report: Guzman homers twice for Salem

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Tuesday:

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (55-83): W, 10-2, vs. Lehigh Valley (Phillies)

— The PawSox tied a season-high with eight extra-base hits. Left fielder Chris Marrero had three of them, going 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two doubles. Marrero is hitting .270 on the season with seven home runs and has homered in three of his last five games.

— Second baseman Marco Hernandez and first baseman Garin Cecchini also posted three-hit games for the PawSox. Hernandez finished the day 3-for-5 with a triple, three RBIs and a run scored. Cecchini went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBIs....

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