Red Sox prospect Ryan Kalish's 2011 season could be in jeopardy after the outfielder was placed on the seven-day minor league DL due to soreness in his neck/upper trapezius muscle. The discomfort is in the same region that hindered Kalish for several weeks this summer, slowing his return from a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder by months.
The Sox and Kalish have not yet made a decision about whether Kalish will be shut down for the season, or if the current injury will rule out the possibility of a September call-up. Nonetheless, given that a) Kalish has played in just 24 games this year, b) there will be no more than eight minor league regular-season games remaining if he comes off the DL at the earliest possible date and c) he and Sox farm director Mike Hazen characterized Kalish as going through a sort of second spring training as he worked to regain his timing at the plate, the idea that he will be able to return to the majors this year...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- After the Red Sox' 11-5 win over the Rangers, Sox manager Terry Francona said that David Ortiz will be in the lineup Wednesday and was available for action Tuesday night if needed after being cleared by the team's medical staff.
Prior to the Sox' win, Ortiz executed five minutes worth of jogging and sprints on his injured right heel (bursitis), reporting no problems.
"I can be in the lineup right now. I can’t be watching this [stuff] no more," said Ortiz, who has been out of the lineup since Aug. 16. "But yeah, I’ve got to listen to what the doctor says because, I think, just stay on top of everything they tell me. This is something, if you don’t do things exactly the way they say, it can catch up with you later on, so I don’t want to be stupid."
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Jacoby Ellsbury is set to return to the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday after missing the previous three games due to a contusion from a pitch that hit him on the upper back. In his absence, the Sox went 1-2, scoring 10 runs in three games, most recently suffering a 4-0 shutout loss to C.J. Wilson and the Rangers on Monday night.
Now, the Sox will seek their first win of the season at The Ballpark in Arlington. The team is 0-4 there in 2011, and 2-11 dating to the 2009 season.
David Ortiz remains out, with rookie Ryan Lavarnway once again serving as the DH. He will bat eighth against right-hander Colby Lewis, while Josh Reddick will bat fifth and Carl Crawford will hit seventh. For complete matchup information for the pairing of Lewis against Sox starter John Lackey, visit the Full Count blog. For comprehensive...
Left-handed pitcher Randy Williams, who was designated for assignment on Thursday in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Ryan Lavarnway, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Williams, 35, was 0-1 with a 6.48 ERA, six strikeouts and five walks in seven games spanning 8 1/3 innings for the Red Sox. He has a 1.44 ERA, 29 strikeouts and 11 walks in 22 games (25 innings) in Triple-A.
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Buster Olney of ESPN was a guest of the Mut & Merloni show on Tuesday and was asked if the Sox might make a deal before the August 31 waiver deadline, specifically one that might include a right-handed hitting outfielder.
"It doesn't seem that there is going to be a right-handed bat," Olney said. "Jim Thome is on the waiver wire, that type of guy. You'll see more right-handed hitters. Jason Kubel is on the waiver wire, he obviously could be someone who could fill in at right field. But here's the thing: If anybody is any good they are not going to reach the Red Sox or the Yankees on the waiver wire. I really don't think they'll be able to get help. I'll tell you this: Conor Jackson of Oakland has cleared waivers. The Red Sox and Oakland have had conversations about Conor Jackson but it feels like that it's a situation where Oakland isn't going to give him away and the Red Sox probably aren't going to give up anything that big because it...
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Rob Bradford catches up with Clay Buchholz to discuss the former Red Sox pitcher's new lot in life with the Phillies, while reflecting on his up and down tenure in Boston. Philadelphia general manager Matt Klentak also joins the podcast to discuss his team's pursuit of Buchholz.
Hour 4. Albert from RI battles Alex, who is actually Tomase, over racism in Boston. Kirk says he has great gaydar, proving it by identifying who is gay at the station. A high school coach in Washington put his hot dog in a bun.
Hour 3. Tomase reiterates that white people cannot speak on racism in Boston. Tomase thinks Bomani Jones may have a better perspective than Kirk and Gerry.
Hour 2. Kirk, Gerry, and Tomase discuss the ongoing Hernandez trial. Headlines features Ellen’s finger injury. Tomase says that getting mad at Bomani Jones for calling Boston racist means you’re racist.
HOUR 4 - The guys get into more talk about the negative ramifications of LaVar Ball's antics, and whether NBA teams will be hesitant to draft Lonzo, LaMelo, and LiAngelo. Also, the argue whether or not trading Isaiah Thomas is an option.
The No Fun League will be posting a "Do's and Don'ts" video to help NFL players prevent themselves from getting flagged for excessive penalties. Another Cleveland journalists says the Browns will make a run at Jimmy G next week at the NFL owners meetings. LeBron James fires back at LaVar Ball.
HOUR 2 - The ESPN talking heads think that Colin Kaepernick is getting blackballed. The guys talk about the type of team that he COULD thrive on. Jason Whitlock compares Kaep to a former Patriot QB.
Dale, Holley and Keefe continue to discuss the Brady stolen jersey story, and touch on Jay Glazer's breakdown of the evidence to Zapruder-esque levels.
Peter Abraham's apology gets rightfully hammered by Jared Carrabis and others... we meet his victim in person... plus we officially audit all of the WEEI personalities twitter accounts.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss the practice of resting players in the NBA... how it affects ticket holders and teams... what Adam Silver says about it... and what compromise can be found to alleviate the issue.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Ken Laird & Chris Curtis recap a Wednesday K&C with John Tomase back in for the first time in several months to discuss Boston’s reputation of race among other items.
Uncle Buck, George, and Nick "Fitzy" Stevens talk about Boston Sports Movies, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis discuss a K&C Monday with Kirk off and the Reimer / Mut combo filling in alongside Gerry.
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