Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Carlos Pena's season came to an abrupt end when a fastball from Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia smashed off his hand, breaking two fingers. Pena initially tried to stay in the contest (an eventual 4-1 loss to New York), but pain forced him from the contest, and X-rays revealed the fracture. The Rays placed Pena on the 60-day disabled list, and are working to determine whether the Haverhill native and Northeastern alum will require surgery.
Pena is leading the American League with 39 homers. This marks the second straight year in which he has suffered a broken finger. A year ago, he landed on the D.L. when a pitch by then-Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson hit his hand.
The Rays lost both games of a doubleheader to the Yankees on Monday, and are now 7.5 games behind the Red Sox in the wild card race. For more,...
The always personable Tedy Bruschi will be using his charm and charisma in a new field - television. One week after announcing his retirement from the NFL after 13 seasons, the former Patriots linebacker will join ESPN as an in-studio analyst, according to a report in the Boston Herald. The paper reports Bruschi will work on 'NFL Live' and 'SportsCenter,' and could make his first appearance as soon as Thursday night, when the Steelers host the Titans in the NFL opener. He is also expected to be a contributor to ESPN Radio and ESPN.com.
Veteran wide receiver Greg Lewis has been released by the Patriots. The move was made so the team could sign rookie defensive back Bret Lockett, who was released by the Cleveland Browns. Lockett originally joined the Cleveland Browns as a rookie free agent out of UCLA on May 4, 2009. During his collegiate career, he played in 48 of a possible 50 games. Lockett started all 11 games as a senior and totaled 61 tackles. Lewis was acquired by the Patriots from the Philadelphia Eagles during a trade on March 5, 2009. Lewis, 29, is a veteran of six NFL seasons, all with the Eagles.
The Patriots announced that they had re-signed Titus Adams, Terrence Nunn and Darryl Richard -- all late-camp cuts -- to their practice squad. The team also announced four practice-squad signings: T Patrick Brown, DL Adrian Grady, QB Isaiah Stanback and CB DeAngelo Willingham. More details to follow at the It Is What It Is Blog.
With starting pitcher Josh Beckett's 28th start of the season on Sunday, a $12 million team option for the 2010 season became guaranteed. The option vested at either 28 starts in 2009 or 56 combined over the 2008-09 seasons. Beckett (14-6) logged seven innings on Sunday, allowing three runs on six hits. The only way the option does not kick in is if Beckett finishes the season on the 15-day disabled list.
The 29-year-old signed a three-year, $30 million extension with the $12 million option during the 2006 season, his first in Boston. Beckett is now 46-23 with a 3.71 ERA in his first three years of the deal.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated joins the show to talk about the Patriots clinching homefield advantage and who the AFC is contenders.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the Patriots' approach for Sunday's game against Buffalo, a game rendered essentially meaningless now that the Patriots have clinched the No. 1 seed.
Bruschi joins the conversation on the Patriots win over the Jets and other games over the weekend.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Just like on a Sunday morning in the summer, Butch Stearns and Steve Buckley hit the airwaves to talk about the Bruins win last night, and Patriots possibly resting starters against Buffalo this Sunday.
Nancy Frates called in to discuss her son Pete and her granddaughter Lucy.
Tom joined the show to discuss the close win over the Jets and Rex Ryan's comments.
A Christmas eve edition of "The Price is Right," Chris Price of WEEI.com makes some predictions for the Patriots Sunday afternoon tilt against the visiting Buffalo Bills.
Andy Brickley joined the show to talk about the Bruins, who are in the midst of a 3-game winning streak. The team clearly has deficiencies and may need to make a few moves before the deadline.
Bradford asks everyone who will listen, "Who's the most famous person to use your bathroom?"
Bruins Play-by-Play announcer breaks down the Bruins season so far.
For each of the 4 major sports teams, we give our naughty and nice lists.
Jerry and DJ are out to prove that this Christmas classic is one of the creepiest songs of all-time
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
DJ and Scott reveal the greatest Christmas song of all time: Fleetwood Mac's "Silver Springs." They also discuss the Christmas outrage of Fleetwood Mac's "Silver Springs" being left off Rumours.
Scott McLaughlin of WEEI and Chris Peters of CBS’ Eye on Hockey preview this year’s World Junior Championship and break down Team USA’s strengths and weaknesses. The U.S. opens the tournament against Finland on Friday.
Sam and Ben react to the Rondo trade and talk about the top 5 players in the NBA. The Celtics get their 2014 superlatives.
With Denver's loss to Cincy last night, the Patriots are guaranteed the number 1 seed. Peyton Manning threw 4 picks and looks awful. With the Buffalo game now inconsequential, does that mean Bill will rest guys like Brady, Gronk and Revis?More from this show
Gerry and Kirk welcome Meter to the podcast. They discuss what Meter is up to now and what TV shows they're currently watching.More from this show