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04/30/2010 - 4:30pm
Wagner out six weeks with broken forearm

According to SoxProspects.com, Pawtucket Red Sox catcher Mark Wagner will be out of the lineup at least six weeks with a broken forearm that occurred when he fouled a ball off the hand during Thursday's game against Indianapolis. Wagner was hitting .222 through 16 games and will most likely be replaced in the starting lineup by Dusty Brown, with Gustavo Molina potentially being activated off the 15-day disabled list.


04/30/2010 - 3:44pm
Lineups: Ortiz back in, Martinez catching

David Ortiz will be back in a Red Sox' lineup will go up against Baltimore right-hander David Hernandez. With John Lackey on the mound for the Sox, Victor Martinez will also be behind the plate. Here how the Sox' lineup will look in their series opener at Camden Yards: Scutaro SS, Pedroia 2B, Martinez C, Youkilis 1B, Drew RF, Ortiz DH, Beltre 3B, Hermida LF, McDonald CF, Lackey P. To see how the hitters on the Sox and O's have fared against their respective opposing pitcher see the matchups on the Full Count Blog by clicking here.


04/30/2010 - 2:58pm
Doc on LBJ MVP: He deserves it

WALTHAM — We still don’t know if LeBron James will wind up winning the MVP award with a unanimous vote, but there was no argument from the Celtics about his worthiness.

 

“He deserves it,” Doc Rivers said. “He earned it all year, so congratulations. I don’t think after Kobe [Bryant], and [Kevin] Durant and Dwight Howard, who doesn’t get enough credit for what he does with that team, there weren’t a lot of other choices.”

 

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04/30/2010 - 2:27pm
Milbury on D&H: Sitting Thornton 'a crime'

NESN and NBC hockey analyst Mike Milbury joined Dale & Holley Friday afternoon to discuss the Bruins-Flyers Eastern Conference semifinal series and the rest of the matchups in the NHL playoffs.

 

Milbury was asked to pick a winner in the series and provide three reasons to back up his prediction. "I'm going to pick the Bruins," he said. "I'll pick Tuukka Rask, because he's a better goaltender than Brian Boucher. He's got the composure to play at this level, at this stage without missing a beat. I have that much confidence in him. Second would be the return of Marc Savard. ... His presence in the lineup, on the power play is going to be a major factor, maybe the tipping point in the series. And the third one is that the Bruins have somehow found a way to bounce back after a turbulent year. I think they really put themselves in a position where they have the mental toughness to win this series. I don't think anybody...

04/30/2010 - 1:30pm
Stuart works out again at Bruins practice

The Bruins final skate before the Eastern Conference semifinals starts Saturday took place at TD Garden on Friday and defenseman Mark Stuart was on the ice for the second day in a row as he prepares to try and come back from cellulitis in his right forearm. Stuart talked to the media for the first time since the injury and said that it has been a frustrating process because, by nature it being an infection instead of an athletic type injury, he has not been allowed to work out or be around the team. Coach Claude Julien said in his post-practice press conference that "if everything goes well, hopefully we will see him practicing with the rest of the guys here soon."

 

"Just going out and skating, just jumping on the bike three days ago is huge for me. Just to start doing stuff. The worst part is not only just playing but not being able to do anything and really sweat so I think it is just nice to get out there again and we will...

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