Today's Red Sox injury update

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Today's Red Sox injury update

BRANDENTON -- Some injury updates before the Red Sox take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field, with Jon Lester facing the Pirates' Kevin Correia:

Vicente Padilla, who suffered a strained hamstring Monday in the weight room, was scheduled to play catch back in Fort Myers.
Manager Bobby Valentine said Padilla will miss his next outing, though there is some improvement being shown.

Andrew Miller, who came out of Tuesday night's game against Toronto with a left hamstring strain after throwing just three pitches, was limping in the clubhouse Wednesday morning.

"He was limping a little bit when I saw him before leaving for Bradenton,'' said Valentine.

The training staff told Valentine that Miller was experiencing both "soreness and stiffness'' Wednesday morning and that the next 24 hours would be important in determining the severity of the injury and how long he might miss.

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.

Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.