In the latest episode of Celtics Talk TV, host Kyle Draper is joined by Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely and columnist Rich Levine to discuss the social media buzz around the C's and NBA.
In this week's show:
-Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger continues to earn minutes, and more importantly, Doc's trust.
-With reports of DeMarcus Cousins' supposedly off the trading block, who are some other possibilities for the Celtics frontcourt
-The East playoff race
-With the KGMelo situation, the panel discusses how far rivalries among the East's elite should go, and does it really add a lot to the product on the court.
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While the Red Sox have inquired about both Julio Teheran and Arodys Vizcaino from the Atlanta Braves, ESPN’s Jim Bowden reported, although Braves GM John Coppolella said he doesn’t see them trading Teheran.
In a Twitter chat with fans, Coppolella didn’t said he didn’t see the Braves parting with Teheran.
On MLB Network Radio, Bowden, a former major league GM, said Atlanta is interested Red Sox top prospects Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi, who naturally Boston would be very reluctant to part with.
Teheran, a right-handed starter, is 3-7 but with a 2.66 ERA and Vizcaino, a right-handed reliever, is 1-2 with a 2.01 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings for the Braves, who are in last place in the National League East.
It won’t take long for Bryce Brentz to get used to the major leagues again. Called up Friday after Chris Young was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, Brentz gets the start in left field as the Red Sox open a three-game series tonight against the Rangers in Arlington, Texas (8:05 p.m.).
Brentz, 27, who was hitting .278 with three homers and 17 RBI at Pawtucket, will make his first major league appearance since 2014 and bat seventh against Texas left-hander Nick Martinez (1-1, 5.14 ERA). David Price starts (8-4, 4.24) starts for Boston.
Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Bryce Brentz LF
Travis Shaw 3B
Christian Vazquez C
David Price LHP
Shin-Soo Choo RF
Ian Desmond CF
Adrian Beltre 3B
Ryan Rua LF
Prince Fielder DH
Elvis Andrus SS
Roughned Odor 2B
Jurickson Profar 1B
Bobby Wilson C
Nick Martinez LHP