Red Sox rained out; doubleheader Sunday


Red Sox rained out; doubleheader Sunday

By Maureen Mullen

DETROIT The Red Sox game against the Tigers Saturday night was called because of rain. The teams will play two games Sunday, at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.

Right-hander Clay Buchholz and Tigers lefty Andy Oliver will start the early game. Right-handers Josh Beckett and Justin Verlander will start the later game.

Playing a doubleheader Sunday was the best of the available options, manager Terry Francona said.

I hope we play, said manager Terry Francona. I know that Sunday's weathers a little iffy also, but I think were OK.

We talked about whats in everybodys best interest and we dont want to come back Thursday an off-day. If the Tigers play Thursday, its like 38 in a row. There was some talk of coming back during the All-Star break. Theres some options that werent real tantalizing. I think we thought were here, lets play.

With the scheduled off-day on Thursday, playing a doubleheader on Sunday would not cause any problems with the starting rotation.

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Sandoval surgery ‘complicated’ and he'll miss rest of season


Sandoval surgery ‘complicated’ and he'll miss rest of season

As expected. the left shoulder surgery that Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval had Tuesday will keep him out for the rest of the season and Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports it was “complicated.” 


Here's the official announcement from the Red Sox:

The Boston Red Sox announced that third baseman Pablo Sandoval underwent successful surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder today. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery this morning in Pensacola, FL.

Sandoval is expected to miss the remainder of the 2016 season, and it is anticipated that he will make a full recovery in advance of the 2017 season.

It remains to be seen if we’ve seen the last of Sandoval in a Red Sox uniform, but even after his recovery, as he collects a $17 million salary for this season, there’s still the matter of the final three years of his deal (2017, 2018, 2019) with $54.6 million remaining. Could be hard to find takers for that. 

Red Sox President Sam Kennedy on the "State of the Sox"


Red Sox President Sam Kennedy on the "State of the Sox"

In episode 9 of "The Baseball Show" podcast, Sean McAdam talks with Boston Red Sox Team President Sam Kennedy about a wide range of issues, including the pressure to win this season after two straight last place finishes, the long-term future of Fenway Park, increasing revenue with other events, and changing the schedule early in the season for more games played in better weather.

McAdam also talks about recent MLB suspensions for PED's of Chris Collabello of the Toronto Blue Jays and Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins. Should teams pay a penalty for their players' actions? Are suspensions too long?