12:11 AM EDT, Wed April 16, 2014
The Republican 4 hours ago

Dustin Pedroia returns to Boston Red Sox after cortisone shot in ailing left wrist

While Pedroia wasn't in Tuesday's starting lineup to give his wrist one more day of rest, he is available off the bench and hopes to play on Wednesday.
Full Count | WEEI 2 hours ago

After worst fears erased, Dustin Pedroia expects to return on Wednesday

At first, Dustin Pedroia thought that he was just dealing with some soreness related to the ongoing rehab from his offseason surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament. But when the issue persisted and worsened, he realized that he’d incurred a separate injury in his wrist when he got wiped out on a double play turn [...]
Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston 6 hours ago

Pedroia has cortisone injection for inflamed wrist

CHICAGO—Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said he was given a cortisone shot to stem the inflammation in his left wrist, in an area close to where he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb a year ago. And while Pedroia expressed relief that tests showed the wrist wasn’t fractured—“If...
Brownie Points | MLB Pro Blogs 5 hours ago

Pedroia relieved, hopes to play Wednesday

Dustin Pedroia admits he had some concern that something was seriously wrong with his left hand. Instead, it was just inflammation, and the invaluable second baseman could be back in the lineup as early as Wednesday. “Very [relieved].” Pedroia said. “If it was broke, I would have been out a long time. It’s good news. […]
The Republican 20 mins ago
Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli exits Tuesday's game with apparent finger injury

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli exits Tuesday's game with apparent finger injury

Napoli, who leads the Boston Red Sox with three home runs and nine RBIs, exited Tuesday night's game.
Over the Monster 21 mins ago

Mike Napoli injures finger, Red Sox season enters tragicomedy territory

Everything is terrible Mike Napoli injured his left ring finger sliding into second base Tuesday night, providing further evidence that Boston's 2014 season has made the jump from "early struggles" territory to "tragicomedy." Generally speaking, those of us without any sort of medical training should...
Tampa Bay Times 1 hour ago

Rays' Matt Moore convinced surgery is the best option

BALTIMORE — LHP Matt Moore is confident the Tommy John surgery he is having next week eventually will make his left elbow feel better. He just had to be sure he felt it was the right thing to do before deciding Monday to proceed.
Tampa Tribune 15 hours ago

Rays’ Moore opts for surgery, out for year

The Rays confirmed that left-hander Matt Moore has opted for Tommy John surgery on his elbow, a move that will end Moore’s season.
The Republican 3 hours ago
Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara returns, calls shoulder injury 'more mental'

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara returns, calls shoulder injury 'more mental'

He'll throw a side session Wednesday and could return to the Red Sox bullpen Thursday or Friday.

Jones also sent home, and other notes - School of Roch

Center fielder Adam Jones also has been sent home with flu-like symptoms that are sweeping through the Orioles' clubhouse. Players are covering their noses and constantly using the hand sanitizing dispenser mounted on a wall across from manager Buck Showalter's office. The timing is especially bad for Jones because of...
Yankees place catcher Francisco Cervelli on 60-day disabled list; bring up John Ryan Murphy and Scott Sizemore

Yankees place catcher Francisco Cervelli on 60-day disabled list; bring up John Ryan Murphy and Scott Sizemore

The team announced it put catcher Francisco Cervelli on the 60-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, recalled catcher John Ryan Murphy from Triple-A Scranton and inked infielder Scott Sizemore to a big-league contract and selected him to the 25-man roster from Scranton.

Why Sandy Leon is playing over Jose Lobaton

For the fourth time in six games, Sandy Leon and not Jose Lobaton is starting behind the plate, including back-to-back days. When Wilson Ramos was placed on the disabled list with a broken hamate bone, Lobaton was the logical choice to assume the primary catching duties with Leon as his back-up. The Nationals traded away […]
The Republican 13 mins ago

Mike Napoli injured, Mike Carp bobbles ball at first base as White Sox beat Red Sox, 2-1

The Red Sox’s offensive struggles must have been contagious. The White Sox, who entered Tuesday’s game with an offense that’s been scoring almost twice as many runs per game as their sock-wearing counterparts, couldn’t hit either.
Tampa Bay Times 2 hours ago

Rays: Weather as bad as Maddon has seen

A cause for pause With Tuesday's rainout, all Rays (and Orioles) uniformed personnel will wear No. 42 today in honor of Jackie Robinson. For some Rays, it is a particularly significant tribute:

Series Preview: Cubs-Yankees

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Cubs will take on the New York Yankees in a one-day, two-game series on Wednesday after their Tuesday night game was rained out. The match-up: Game 1, Wednesday, 12:05 p.m., Jason Hammel versus Masahiro Tanaka; Game 2, Wednesday, 6:05 pm, Travis Wood versus Michael Pineda. Honoring Robinson: The Cubs and Yankees will wear No .42 in the night cap in honor of Jackie Robinson. Before the game, the family of Robinson and Nelson Mandela will be on hand when the Yankees unveil a plaque for the former South African leader.
Newark Star-Ledger 5 hours ago

Aches of early season have turned Yankees' infield into a tangled brain-twister

With Scott Sizemore and J.R. Murphy on way to Bronx, owner Hal Steinbrenner says he isn't worried -- yet
Over the Monster 6 hours ago

Jackie Robinson Day: Celebrating the end of the beginning

Jackie Robinson Day isn't the celebration of the end of racism in professional baseball—it marks the end of the beginning of a long struggle. I was hoping to use today's column to take a look back at Tim Wakefield's memorable start five years ago on this date—but other events have overshadowed it, and made me head in an entirely different direction. Hank Aaron recently remarked in a USA Today interview that, even forty years later, he still holds on to the threatening letters he received as he was chasing the home run record back in 1974. The treatment he received back then was...
FOX Sports 8 hours ago
Video: FOX Sports 1 on 1 with Terry Francona

Watch: FOX Sports 1 on 1 with Terry Francona

Charissa Thompson sits down with Tito Francona to talk about his time in Boston and Cleveland. Don't miss the full interview tonight at 9/6p ET/PT on Fox Sports 1.

Twinsights: Gardy wants to see more than home runs from Brian Dozier

Since the middle of June, Brian Dozier has hit 22 home runs. Among big-league second basemen this year, only Pittsburgh's Neil Walker (six) has gone deep more often than Dozier. And yet, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire isn't interested in his leadoff man becoming too power happy. "He hit 18 last year, so he obviously can do that and he’s doing it again this year," Gardenhire said before Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. "But I think ultimately what we’d like to seee is him get his average up and on the base a little bit more leading off. Home ru... Read more..
Orioles-Rays game postponed Tuesday and other notes

Orioles-Rays game postponed Tuesday and other notes

With heavy rain coming down for much of Tuesday in the Baltimore area, there was little doubt that the Orioles’ scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays would be postponed.

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Rapid reaction: White Sox 2, Red Sox 1

CHICAGO—Takeaways from a frigid U.S. Cellular Field, where under a blood red moon the Red Sox may have lost another player while dropping a 2-1 game to the Chicago White Sox in excruciating fashion, rookie shortstop Xander Bogaerts bouncing a throw with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Alexei Ramirez scored from second as first baseman Mike Carp was unable to field Bogaerts's throw on the bounce. Regular first baseman Mike Napoli left the game in the ninth inning with an injury to his left hand sustained when he slid headfirst into second base trying to advance on a wild pitch.

Napoli leaves game with injured finger

CHICAGO -- Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was removed from Tuesday's game in the top of the ninth inning after he injured his left hand sliding into second base on a wild pitch. Napoli remained prone until trainer Rick Jameyson and manager John Farrell came out to attend to him. Replays showed his left ring finger bent at an unnatural angle. Napoli had walked with one out and was advancing to second on a wild pitch uncorked by reliever Donnie Veal.
Newsday 1 hour ago

Hal Steinbrenner is content, but Yankees are way out of their depth

Upon hearing Hal Steinbrenner's apparent satisfaction with the Yankees' beat-up infield, the first thing we thought of Tuesday was the disclaimer "right now" he attached to the end. The second thing that came to mind was the very similar comments Steinbrenner made about the team's unheralded subs a year ago, calling that patchwork Yankees team "scrappy" and "fun to watch."
Tampa Bay Times 1 hour ago

Rays try not to panic over rough start

The club voices hope despite decimated staff, sagging offense.
New York Post 2 hours ago

Yankees ‘sport’ the world’s second highest pro salaries

It pays to be a New York Yankee — like $35.8 million over a five-year period. That’s how much the average Yankee player was paid over the past five seasons,...

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