Paul Byrd, who pitched in eight games with the Red Sox last season, has signed a minor league deal with the team. The 38-year-old had hoped to hook on with a major league club earlier after already planning on taking the season's first few months off to be with his family. With the Red Sox in 2009 Byrd went 4-2 with a 4.78 ERA.
Byrd, in a phone interview with WEEI.com, said that he will report to Fort Myers in the next few days. The Red Sox never saw him work out before signing him.
Daisuke Matsuzaka answered questions from both the Japanese and English speaking media, while also reading a pre-written statement in English that said: “I want to clear up a few things. It was not my intention to make the meeting public or to criticize the Red Sox. The person who wrote the article is my old, old friend. I still trust her and this has never happened before. Training, no problem. No problem with the Red Sox. We will work it all out. I want to thank all my fans for their support and I can’t wait to see all of you when I go back to Fenway Park. Thank you.” For the rest of what Matsuzaka said see the Full Count Blog
Another frozen sign popped up on Wednesday afternoon that hockey is slowly and surely wending its way back to the Hub . The Boston Bruins have posted information about purchasing individual tickets for the 2009-10 season, and those ticket sales will begin on Aug. 20. Individual tix for Bruins games played at the TD Garden during the 2009-10 preseason and regular season will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. at the TD Garden Box Office and online at www.bostonbruins.com.
For games played at the TD Garden, tickets will range in price from $10.00 - $289.50. In addition to seat location, ticket prices will vary depending on opponent and date of game. Please note that ticket prices are subject to change by the Bruins. For more information, including a limited amount of B's season tickets that are still available, check in with the Big Bad Blog. ...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- David Ortiz offered a brief update on the status of his efforts to get information about his positive test for a performance-enhancing substance in 2003. When asked if he had taken action with the Major League Baseball Players Association to get information about those test results, Ortiz said that he is making efforts to get the necessary information so that he can address the failed drug test.
"I've been trying to gather my information, and when I do, I'll let you guys know," Ortiz said. "I think about this everyday...It's weighing on me, not a little but a lot. It's frustrating."
A reporter followed up and asked, for the sake of clarification, whether Ortiz has made an effort to get the information that he is seeking.
"I'm trying to," said Ortiz.
He declined to comment on whether he would like to see the MLBPA go to court to...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Starter Clay Buchholz, who would have entered Tuesday's game had it reached a 14th inning, will once again be available as a fail-safe option in the bullpen on Wednesday. According to Red Sox manager Terry Francona , the right-hander remains in line to start in Yankee Stadium on Saturday.
Here are other notes from the manager's pre-game session with the media:
--With Josh Reddick having been sent back to the minors, Nick Green is the fifth outfielder. J.D. Drew, who is out of the lineup on Wednesday with left-hander David Price on the hill for the Rays, is a little sore but otherwise fine following his participation in Tuesday's game, his first full game since last Thursday due to a sore left groin.
--Francona spent about 45 minutes with pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on Tuesday in an effort to clear the air and move beyond last week's controversy. "I felt really good about it and I...
Full Tilt, Full Time #54 Tedy Bruschi talks to Dale and Holley about a record breaking night for Peyton Manning, and a tough win for the Patriots this past Thursday.
Patriots DT Chris Jones wasn't even sure he was the one who blocked NIck Folk's FG attempt to seal the win against the Jets. He also talked about how well LB Dont'a Hightower has done in place of Jerod Mayo.
Julian Edelman joined the show to talk about the win over the Jets and the quick turn around involved with Thursday night games. He also praised Danny Amendola's job on the kick-returns and how Chicago will most likely respond positively to the reported fights in their locker room following Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Dr Nick Leung for the Newton Wellesley Orthopedics Association joins Ben to talk about Rajon Rondo's broken hand.
The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
The world's biggest Canadiens fan Tony Marinaro joins MFB after the Bruins and Tuukka Rask suffered another loss in Montreal.
We check in with NESN's Jack Edwards for a Bruins-Canadiens preview, live from French-Quebec.
Pierre McGuire joins MFB to analyze last night's Bruins-Red Wings game and preview tonight's game against the Canadiens. Pierre also offers his take on fighting in the NHL.
Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.
Tim Hasselbeck on Peyton vs. Brady.
The guys opened the show discussing Peyton Manning's record setting night in Denver.
Christian talks about his Top 5 coaches in the NFL.
Christian learns a thing or two about lead poisoning. San Francisco hates Lorde until the World Series is over. Floyd Mayweather sued for false imprisonment.
We check in with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin of the NFL Network joined Dale and Michael to break down and analyze Pats-Jets.
We discuss the Bruins loss in Montreal, and more importantly their loss of composure, and whether or not Lucic and Marchand are pulling their weight.
Dale, Michael and Barstoolsports Jerry Thornton break down the Pats close win over the Jets on Thursday Night Football.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.
Predictions for the Revs moving into the playoffs, Jurgen Klinsmann vs Don Garber, and Ben needs a new European team to root for.
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