Red Sox infielder Jed Lowrie will be on the roster for the American League Division Series against the Angels, manager Terry Francona said. Lowrie has missed much of the season with wrist and hand problems, and said after launching a grand slam on Sunday that his left hand still hurts on his follow-through when swinging left-handed.
Other notes from Anaheim:
Jon Lester on his Game 1 assignment, "I was surprised to be in this position . . . I was thankful to be considered for it." He also gave his thoughts on the Angels offense in 2009, "I don't think they're any different as far as attacking them . . . What makes them so difficult is the way they run the bases."
Outfielder Rocco Baldelli is steall dealing with a strained hip, and may not be be able to play in the ALDS. "It is still pretty tender," said Francona. "I don't know if it will work or not."...
Sox shortstop Nick Green will probably not be ready for the American League Division Series against the Angels starting Thursday. Green has been battling a knee injury and has not progressed as he would like in his rehabilitation as he works to make it onto the playoff roster.
Green, on his availability, "As of right now, I don't think I'd be able to [play.]"
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell said that his thumb is fine after being taken out of the lineup against the Indians on Sunday because of soreness. Terry Francona said at the time that it was "nothing remotely alarming" and Lowell confirmed that in the clubhouse in Anaheim this afternoon, before taking batting practice.
"I'm a prime time, lean machine," Lowell said of his status.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In a bit of a surprise appearance, Sox infielder Gil Velazquez is with the Red Sox in Anaheim as they prepare for the American League Division Series. Velazquez had been playing in Tijuana awaiting the start of the Mexican League on October, 9th. The Sox called him on Saturday and he arrived in Los Angeles on Monday and told to be on stand-by in case the Sox need to call him up to the roster.
"It was a shock," Velazquez said. "I had been focused on making the team down there."
The Boston Bruins signed forward Milan Lucic to a three-year extension that will keep him in Boston through the 2012-13 season. The brawling 21-year-old set career highs with 17 goals, 25 assists, 42 points and 136 penalty minutes in 2008-09. ESPN is reporting that the deal is for $12.25 million, paying Lucic $4 million in both 2010-11 and 2011-12 before a bump to $4.25 million in 2012-13. More to come at the Big Bad Blog.
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Andy Brickley joined the show to talk about David Pastrnak's first game, the offensive struggles, and Milan Lucic playing with the Swedes.
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
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BC football sideline reporter Scott Mutryn with the worst impersonation of all time.
Ben Cherington joined us to discuss the Sox off-season moves.
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Dale and Michael give their four selections for the MLB Hall of Fame... this year's finalists were announced today.
Dale and Michael talk Bruins and discuss the supposed practice scuffle between Tuukka Rask and Soderberg, and DJ Bean dials us up to give his thoughts.
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Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
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