PITTSBURGH -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona said prior to his team's series finale against the Pirates Sunday afternoon that reliever Bobby Jenks would not need another rehab appearance and most likely would be joining the team in Philadelphia Tuesday. Jenks has been on the 15-day-disabled list June 8 with strained left intercostal muscles. He made a rehab outing Saturday night in Manchester, N.H. for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, allowing no runs and one hit in an inning of work (throwing 13 pitches).
"We didn't feel like he needed an extended period as long as he felt good," Francona said. "I think he felt pretty good."
In other injury news, starter Clay Buchholz (back) threw his first side session, Sunday, and is still hopeful to make the July 4 at Fenway Park against the Blue Jays.
It is still undetermined whether Carl Crawford, who is on the 15-day disabled list with an injured hamstring, will be ready to play...
Good news from the West Coast, where Tom Brady’s mentor Tom Martinez — who was given a dire prognosis just a short time ago — now appears to be feeling considerably better. In Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle, Martinez tells writer Vittorio Tafur that he’s “feeling better” after helping finish up his 33rd annual quarterback camp.
“I’m optimistic after being almost completely certain that I was going to die,” Martinez said.
Martinez, who has struggled with complications due to diabetes in recent years, has moved from Stanford to UCLA to continue his treatment. They have adjusted his pacemaker and found a...
Red Sox DH David Ortiz will sit for the third straight game of the current nine-game interleague trek through National League parks, with Adrian Gonzalez remaining at first base. J.D. Drew will be in right field while Josh Reddick will be in left against hard-throwing Pirates right-hander James McDonald. Meanwhile, Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be behind the plate for Andrew Miller in the left-hander's second start with the Red Sox.
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PITTSBURGH -- Prior to Saturday night's game at PNC Park, Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez downplayed the risk he might face if switching from first base to left field, suggestion such concerns shouldn't be the impetus for not making the change.
"If I happen to do it everybody knows I'm not going to be great at it but I'll make the routine play and I don't see any fear of getting hurt for any reason," Gonzalez said. "Guys make errors in the outfield the same way they make errors in the infield.
"I can get hurt the same at first than I can get hurt in the outfield. I actually think I can get...
PITTSBURGH -- The Red Sox dropped their fourth straight, this time losing to the Pirates, 6-4, Saturday night at PNC Park.
Taking the loss was Tim Wakefield, who lost the lead for good thanks to a four-run fourth inning by his old team. The frame was key by Lyle Overbay, whose three-run homer gave the Pirates a lead they would never relinquish.
The Sox were able to close the gap to a single run thanks to solo home runs by Josh Reddick and Jacoby Ellsbury. But a Garrett Jones solo homer off Sox reliever Matt Albers added an insurance run for the Bucs.
Wakefield finished his first outing in Pittsburgh since 1993 giving up five runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out two and walking four.
The Sox starter had cruised through the first three innings, having surrendered just a hit and a walk. But Wakefield ran into a bout of wildness, resulting in a one-out single from Andrew McCutchen and a Neil Walker prior to Overbay's blast....
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.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
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.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Rob Bradford is joined by Lou Merloni to talk life in spring training, his toiletries, sleeping arrangements, and facing off with Red Sox personnel that he might have been critical of. Rob and Lou also get into the dynamic of electronic and print media when it comes to ripping the Red Sox.
Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Red Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien joins the show.
Hour 3. The guys take more calls on transgender bathrooms. Evan Drellich joins the show...again.
Dino reunites with the guys at spring training.
Max Kellerman rips Pats fans. Skip Bayless says Bill Belichick is "good, not great." And Dan Le Batard feels the heat from Keyshawn Johnson regarding his criticisms of Magic Johnson.
It took a few hours, but Glenn finally starts to agree with Lou and Mut about Danny Ainge.
Obviously the Celtics aren't expected to overtake the Cavs in the East, but the guys wonder if the team is trying to get a little bit better each year, or hold onto their assets until LeBron is over the hill.
We spoke with Danny Ainge and discussed all aspects of the Celtics, trading deadline, playoffs and beyond.
We close out Freestyle Friday with more Pats, Sox and Celtics talk.
We continue freestyle Friday with Brady and Jimmy G trade talk, plus more on the Celtics and the Vancouver Canucks have the mumps!
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.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap Wednesday and Thursday's K&C shows on location in Ft. Myers
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.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey talk best and worst movie/TV presidents. Plus the always important "This Week in #DORK" and the Pick of the Podcast.
Hour 4. Evan Drellich joins the show. A fight for the ages ensues.More from this show
Dino reunites with the guys at spring training.More from this show
Hour 2. John Steigerwald says Brady doesn't pass the eye test. Headlines with Kirk.More from this show