Cherington confirms Maine signing


Cherington confirms Maine signing

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington confirmed that the Red Sox have signed veteran righthander John Maine to a minor league deal and invited the pitcher to spring training.

Maine hasn't pitched in the big league since 2010 after undergoing shoulder surgery. Maine, 30, sports a 41-36 record with a 4.35 ERA in seven seasons spent with the Baltimore Orioles and New York Mets.

He spent last year at Triple A Colorado Springs, going 1-3 with a 7.43 in 11 starts.

"We're going to give him an opportunity to come and pitch as a reliever," said Cherington, "and see what he looks like. He's a guy who's had a lot of success in the big leagues. He's battled injuries but we think he's on his way back. We'll see what he does in spring training. We're looking forward to working with him.

"Other than that, we have no expectations. We just have to see what we have in spring training."

Cherington said Maine's velocity has returned to the low 90s.

"We'll see how he bounces back," said Cherington. "We'll see how he does when he gets into spring training. But he's had success in the past. We'll get to him know him better."

Two Daniel Webster players arrested after on-court brawl with S. Vermont


Two Daniel Webster players arrested after on-court brawl with S. Vermont

Things escalated very quickly during a Division III game in Nashua, New Hampshire on Saturday as two members of the Daniel Webster College men’s basketball team were arrested for their part in an on-court brawl.

Daniel Webster was playing conference rival Southern Vermont College when Daniel Webster guard Marquise Caudill threw a punch at an opposing player, stomped on him and then incited a brawl with 14:34 left in the second half.

A brief YouTube video of the beginnings of the fight was posted by

Caudill was one of two Daniel Webster players arrested in the fight as the Associated Press reported that it took 25 police officers to restore order after the fight. Southern Vermont was awarded a win via forfeit as the final score was officially 2-0.

The 22-year-old Caudill is being held on $50,000 cash bail on the charges of assault, criminal threatening and disorderly conduct.

Caudill’s teammate, 23-year-old Antwaun Boyd, was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct as he was released after bail was posted.

One other person was also arrested in the incident as 43-year-old Elizabeth Morris was charged in connection with the disturbance. She also posted bail and was released.

Perhaps the craziest side note about this brawl is that this was the final home regular season game for Daniel Webster College, as the school is shutting down at the end of the year. This was also Daniel Webster’s only home loss of the season as this incident has cast a black cloud over what should have been a memorable final home game for the school.

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