PITTSBURGH -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona said prior to his team's game against the Pirates Saturday night at PNC Park that he wouldn't be putting Adrian Gonzalez in right field Sunday, and wasn't sold on the idea heading into the remainder of the Sox' nine-game road trip through National League parks.
"I don't think I'm going to do it [Sunday]," Francona said. "I'm kind of on the fence, and since I am, I'm not sure I know what's right. But I think maybe I know what's not right. Until I'm positive that this is something to do, I better stay way. That's kind of how I feel. I'll probably stay away [Sunday], reevaluate it on the way to Philly. I'm just hung up. I'm struggling with it, and I don't want to do something I'm struggling with. If we put Gonzie out there and he got hurt, I'm just not ready to do it. Maybe three, four games into this road trip, maybe I will. We'll see."
Francona has mentioned the idea of playing...
PITTSBURGH -- According to a major league source, Kevin Millwood, who has been pitching for the Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket, chose not to exercise his opt-out -- which was June 20 -- and will remain in the Sox' organization with the understanding that exploring opportunities in other organizations may be revisited as the season progresses. Any team interested in the righty starter would still have go through the Red Sox in order to inquire about the services of Millwood.
The 36-year-old has pitched extremely well for the PawSox of late, compiling a 3-0 mark with a 2.89 ERA in five starts. Millwood, who joined the Red Sox organization after opting out of his minor-league contract with the Yankees earlier in the season, hasn't surrendered more than two runs in any of his previous four starts. He has struck out 24 and walked seven in his 28 innings of work with Pawtucket.
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PITTSBURGH -- Two new outfielders will be in the Red Sox starting lineup against Pirates right-handed starter Jeff Karstens, with Josh Reddick getting the nod in left field, while J.D. Drew gets the nod in right. Friday night featured right-handed hitting Darnell McDonald and Mike Cameron at the corner outfield positions for the Sox.
Both Kevin Youkilis (4-for-4) and David Ortiz (2-for-3) have had success against Karstens in limited opportunities, while the only two Pirates who have faced Red Sox starter TIm Wakefield are Lyle Overbay and Ronny Cedeno.
The following is the Red Sox batting order:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
J.D. Drew RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Josh Reddick LF
Marco Scutaro SS
Tim Wakefield P
Red Sox pitching legend Jim Lonborg joined Sports Saturday on WEEI at the Red Sox team store and talked about the hot-button issue that is interleague play in modern baseball. While others talk about their dislike for it, Lonborg said he actually enjoys the AL-NL matchups.
"I absolutely love it now. I wasn't a big fan of it in the beginning. But I think in terms of getting to know some of the other ballplayers that are playing professionally and have great skills, I think it's a great opportunity for people who love baseball to be able to see the other talent in the other league."
That being said, Lonborg, who pitched in Boston from 1965-71 before the designated hitter rule came in to effect in 1973, said he's not particularly enthused about the DH's role in the modern game.
"I'm not a big fan of the DH," Lonborg said. "Being able to have played in the American League into the early 70's then going to the...
Bruce Cassidy was named coach of the Providence Bruins, the B's AHL affiliate, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced Saturday morning.
Cassidy was coach of the Capitals starting in 2002-03 and compiled a 47-45-9-6 record in parts of two seasons in Washington while leading the team to a playoff berth in his first year. In his one previous year of experience as a head coach in the AHL, Cassidy led Grand Rapids to 42-27-11-0 record before moving on to become the Caps coach the following season. He has also held the position in the ECHL and IHL.
Cassidy had worked as an assistant for the P-Bruins for the past three seasons under Rob Murray, who was let go after the team failed to make the postseason for the second straight season.
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and he discussed the team needing to come together after losing Gronk, and the turnovers in the Jets game can propel them to create more turnovers.
We check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis on the win over the Jets in NY.
Dale and Michael talk with Patrick Chung after a win over the Jets on Sunday.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
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In the 6 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the latest season ending injury for Gronk and the joint statement released by the team last night.More from this show