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07/28/2009 - 3:43pm
Sox Lineups for Tuesday night
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RED SOX
Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Youkilis, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Bay, LF
Drew, RF
Lowell, 3B
Kottaras, C
Green, SS
Buchholz, P


07/28/2009 - 3:33pm
UPDATED: Report: Red Sox offer Buchholz, second top prospect for Halladay

UPDATED: Multiple reports indicated that the Sox never made an offer of Clay Buchholz, Michael Bowden and Rayn Westmoreland to the Blue Jays. Yahoo! Sports issued a follow-up story acknowledging that its initial report was slightly inaccurate, but stating that the Sox made an offer that would include a package of Buchholz, a second player from the group of Bowden, Justin Masterson or Lars Anderson, and "lesser prospects." 

The original report on Yahoo! Sports had the Red Sox offering a package of pitchers Clay Buchholz and Michael Bowden and minor league outfielder Ryan Westmoreland to Toronto for Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay. The report went on to say the Red Sox may be trying...

07/28/2009 - 3:22pm
Kotsay sent to White Sox for outfielder Brian Anderson

The Red Sox sent outfielder/first baseman Mark Kotsay to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor-league outfielder Brian Anderson. Anderson, 27, was hitting .238 with a .322 OBP and .641 OPS, is considered a good defensive centerfielder who provides the Sox with defensive depth in case of injury. He will be assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket. He had been shipped to the minors by the White Sox, where he was hitting .279 with a .799 OPS in Triple-A Charlotte.

Kotsay, who started for the Sox in last year's playoffs and returned in a reserve role this year, was hitting .257 with a .615 OPS. He was designated for assingment upon the arrival of first baseman Adam LaRoche on Saturday.


07/28/2009 - 2:18pm
Francona on Matsuzaka: 'We are very aware of a lot of his thoughts'

Red Sox manager Terry Francona, in response to the statements made by Daisuke Matsuzaka about his training program, said that the team has made it a priority to find middle ground with the pitcher in his training program. While there have been disagreements between the two sides about the techniques that would best achieve Matsuzaka's health and productivity, Francona said that the team has been open to the pitcher's input in determining the best practices to do so.

“We have spent a lot of time communicating with Daisuke, not only since he’s gotten here but over the past few weeks to months,” said Sox manager Terry Francona. “We are very aware of a lot of his thoughts. We also respect them.

“We try very hard to keep all of our pitchers healthy, productive, for not only the short-term but the long-term,” Francona added. “We also try to understand – and we go to great lengths to attempt to do...

07/28/2009 - 1:27pm
Report: Deal for Indians' Lee and Martinez 'very unlikely'

According to a report on FoxSports.com, while the Indians would consider a deal that included both Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez, such a blockbuster is considered "very unlikely." The report says that the Sox have the payroll flexibility to acquire both players, but the Rays - who had also been rumored to be in conversation with the Indians about such a deal - could not afford both.


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