McAdam: Top Red Sox managerial candidates

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McAdam: Top Red Sox managerial candidates

Sean McAdam checks in and gives us his top three Red Sox managerial candidates. So, which names make the list? Watch the video and find out!

Sandoval goes on 10-day DL, Rutledge returns from DL to take roster spot

Sandoval goes on 10-day DL, Rutledge returns from DL to take roster spot

BOSTON - Maybe the Red Sox lineup will just never be at full health in 2017.

Pablo Sandoval's right knee sprain has landed him on the 10-day disabled list, with Josh Rutledge returning from the DL in Sandoval's place.

Rutledge has been on the DL all season because of a left hamstring strain. He played five rehab games between Triple-A Pawtucket and Double-A Portland, playing one game for the latter on Monday night.

Marco Hernandez's role for the Red Sox grows in importance from here with Brock Holt on the DL because of vertigo. Steve Selsky will be leaned on more, too.

The Sox could have a platoon at third base with Rutledge and Hernandez in Sandoval's absence if they wanted.

Sandoval is on the DL retroactive to April 24. He wasn't doing enough at the plate (.213) when he was hurt Sunday.

"When he went down for the ground ball, he felt a strain or a stretch in the right knee," Sox manager John Farrell said after Sunday's game in Baltimore.

Dustin Pedroia (left knee and ankle) did not need an MRI on Monday, which suggests he'll avoid the DL.


 

David Price tweets he feels great, won’t answer further questions Tuesday

David Price tweets he feels great, won’t answer further questions Tuesday

BOSTON - David Price is typically approached by reporters after he throws a bullpen session. His latest rehab tosses came Monday on a Red Sox off-day at Fenway Park, setting up a likely interview Tuesday.

It appears Price isn’t interested in that conversation.

Price took to Twitter on Tuesday to say he came out of Monday’s 45 pitches in a good place. 

Price has been referring to manager John Farrell lately as manager John.

Whether Price is just having fun, is boycotting the media or ultimately doing both is unclear. Because he has apparently deemed all questions now answered, it may be hard to find out.

Price’s presence on Twitter has drawn negative attention in his time with the Red Sox. He takes a lot of abuse there, with "win a playoff game" a common refrain. He's kept on tweeting despite criticism he's too sensitive to the Boston market. That choice can be taken as a show of strength for Price — a sign he won't let the tough environment prevent him from doing what he wants, from wearing his heart on his sleeve. 

His Twitter presence can also be viewed as merely a magnet for unnecessary drama.