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10/20/2011 - 7:11pm
Ortiz named Clemente Award winner

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was named the 2011 winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, honoring a major league player for contributions on and off the field. The award honors the legacy of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, a member of the 3,000-hit club in his decorated career with the Pirates who died in a plane crash while trying to distribute supplies to victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua.

Ortiz hit .309 with a .398 OBP, .554 slugging mark and .953 OPS while hitting 29 homers and driving in 96 runs in 146 games, his best season since 2007. He is the second straight Red Sox winner of the Clemente Award; knuckleballer Tim Wakefield won the award in 2010.

Ortiz founded the David Ortiz Children's Fund, while has raised millions of dollars for medical treatment of children in need in both the U.S. and the Dominican Republic.

"It's a great honor for me being part of this award, being mentioned with Roberto Clemente," Ortiz...

10/20/2011 - 2:47pm
Sox give Young permission to talk to A's

According to a source, the Red Sox have given Curt Young permission to talk to Oakland regarding the A's vacant pitching coach position. Young has one year left on his current deal with the Red Sox with a team option for 2013. As of Thursday afternoon, no decision has been made on Young's future, with either the Red Sox or A's.

It was reported by MLB.com earlier Thursday that the 51-year-old Young is the "top target" of the A's to replace Ron Romanick as Oakland's pitching coach, who served in the position with the A's from 2004-10.

WEEI.com previously reported that many of the Red Sox coaches had been given permission to seek employment elsewhere despite the fact that every member of Terry Francona's '11 staff still had at least one year left on their current contracts. Most of the coaches were told their...

10/20/2011 - 2:35pm
Buchholz on M&M: No beer in dugout

Clay Buchholz was a guest of the Mut & Merloni show on Thursday and was asked if Sox pitchers -- Buchholz included -- were drinking beer and eating fried chicken during games this season, as has been reported in several outlets and confirmed by Jon Lester.

"Yeah, it did [happen]," Buchholz said. "It wasn't to the extent that it's being told right now. The whole chicken thing, it wasn't like the guys were sitting in there saying 'We're going to order chicken today.' It was, we'd come upstairs, there would be chicken on the table and it happened maybe three times this season. The whole beer thing, it was more of a rally-beer thing. And yeah, it might not have been right, but I feel like there have been other teams in baseball that have gone through stuff like that. Not to say it wasn't a big deal, because it was a mistake, grown men shouldn't be making those decisions like that during a baseball game, but like I said before, you've got to...

10/20/2011 - 2:06pm
Buchholz: Beckett worked hard all season

In his first interview since the end of the 2011 season, Clay Buchholz spoke to Mut & Merloni on Thursday afternoon. Among the many topics discussed during the lengthy interview was Josh Beckett, who has been under heavy criticism for what has been perceived as lack of leadership this season. Buchholz was asked if that had been the case with Beckett in 2011.

"Absolutely not," said Buchholz. "If anything, I think Josh Beckett was different in a good way this year. He's one of the guys that I've always looked up to regardless of the situation was, he's got that killer mentality of going out and winning a game. So that's the guy I've always looked up to and he's one of the hardest workers … I mean, I'm not saying this because he's my teammate and I'm trying to cover anybody's butt, but he was in the clubhouse everyday early, got his work done, ran and did all his stuff. He was the best pitcher on our team this year. I didn...

10/20/2011 - 2:06pm
Krejci, Kampfer return to B's lineup
By: DJ Bean

Center David Krejci and defenseman Steven Kampfer are set to make their return to the Bruins' lineup Thursday night against the Maple Leafs. 

Krejci injured his core last Tuesday in practice and has missed the last three games. He will skate on a line with Benoit Pouliot and Rich Peverley. Kampfer, meanwhile, suffered a left knee sprain in a Sept. 29 preseason game against the Senators. The Bruins sent Matt Bartkowski, who had replaced Kampfer as the team's seventh defenseman, to Providence. Adam McQuaid remains out with a neck injury. 

With Krejci back in the lineup, Jordan Caron is the team's healthy scratch. 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins


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