After 24 games in the leadoff spot, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia moves down to the No. 2 spot for tonight's game against the Orioles. (Pedroia is hitting .214 with a .264 OBP and .565 OPS in the leadoff spot.) J.D. Drew will replace Pedroia at the top of the lineup for the game.
With Mike Lowell out tonight (and likely out for the series), Kevin Youkilis will once again play third base. Mark Kotsay is in at first.
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According to Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell the shot of Synvisc administered to his surgically-repaired right hip went well, with the doctors discovering more fluid in the area than originally anticipated. "I guess the main thing was that they weren't really expecting to find fluid in there, but they ended up finding a significant amount of fluid so I think that's a good thing," Lowell said. "They took the bad stuff out and put the good stuff in. I'm a little bruised from the injection itself but I do feel I have a lot more mobility. I think I'll be able to tell more tomorrow when I get stretched out and stuff.
"At least for me mentally, it's a comforting feeling, that there was fluid in there and they took it out. It explains why there was discomfort. It makes a lot more sense to me. You can bank on the fact that everything structurally is fine and your body is trying to protect itself when it's in a...
According to the Washington Times, Ralph S. Janvey, the lawyer appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to be the "receiver" in a purported Ponzi scheme run by R. Allen Stanford, has listed Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew as one of seven current and former Major League Baseball players who reportedly invested with the accused swindler. As a result, Janvey wants Drew and the other ballplayers to repay roughly $9.5 million, which would be split up among Stanford's purported victims. "The fact that the [ballplayers] are innocent investors and committed no wrongdoing does not entitle them to retain proceeds received from the fraudulent" scheme, lawyers for Janvey wrote in a filing last week with the U.S. District Court in Dallas. Gene R. Besen, an attorney representing the ballplayers -- a group that includes Greg Maddux, Bernie Williams, Johnny Damon and Carlos Peña -- declined comment.
Celtics Executive Vice President and General Manager Danny Ainge, speaking on a conference call announcing the Celtics' affiliation with the Maine Red Claws of the NBDL, said that he has not yet made a contract offer to Glen "Big Baby" Davis. However, Ainge went on to say that the Celtics will make a qualifying offer to Davis that will permit the club to match any other team's offer to the forward in free agency.
Davis average 7.0 points and 4.0 rebounds a game during the regular season for the Celtics, though his numbers in 16 games as a starter (33 minutes, 12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds) were better than his season-long totals. In the playoffs, his role grew. Davis averaged 15.8 points and 5.6 boards a game while starting all 14 of the Celtics' playoff games.
On Monday Boston Celtics General Manager and Portland Red Claws President and General Manager Jon Jennings announced the affilation between the NBA and NBA Development League teams. Ainge is currently assisting Jennings in the search to fill their head coaching vacancy. "I'm looking for someone who is extremely committed to the Red Claws, someone who's maybe looking into doing things a little differently," said Jennings. "There has been just tremendous candidates. Its indicative of how people are viewing our franchise." Last season the Celtics were affiliated with the Utah Flash.
We check in with former Patriot and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi for his take on a week of bad news in the NFL, and his thoughts on the Patriots rebound win over the Minnesota Vikings.
We check in with Big Vince after the Patriots secured their first win of the season over the Minnesota Vikings.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie shortstop, who hit a 3-run homer in the 8-4 win.
Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Red Sox offseason, Dustin Pedroia's injury, and Giancarlo Stanton
Joe and Dave talk with Will Middlebrooks after he helps the Red Sox get back into the win column earning the victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Adrian Peterson.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys react to the Adrian Peterson news.
LAPD were called to investigate a couple in public displaying lewd behavior. The officer came across actress, Danielle Watts and her boyfriend. Although clothed, she went on an epic tirade and refused to present her ID.
Former Patriot and current NBC Sports Analyst, Rodney Harrison talks about how bad the Pats looked in a convincing win. The guys also tried to get him to talk about the Adrian Peterson accusations and he refused.
Another Adrian Peterson child abuse case has surfaced, per a report by ProFootballTalk.com, and Roger Goodell has gone silent.
We discuss the Patriots offensive "woes" in the first two weeks of the season, which leads us down the path of revisiting the crop of talent Brady has played with over the years in this Patriots offense.
We tackle four topics, all sparked by Jonathan Papelbon's "adjustment" towards his home crowd in Philly.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
Rob Bradford is joined by Dr. Evan Schumer of Newton Wellesley Orthopaediac Associates to discuss exactly what kind of surgery was performed on Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, the recovery time that accompanies such a procedure and why the operation might be just what the doctored ordered.
The Pats looked much better than they did against Miami. Chandler Jones had a huge game with a blocked FG that he returned for a TD. But how much of this victory was a result of how BAD Matt Cassel played, or the fact that Adrian Peterson was inactive?More from this show