Boston Red Sox
The DH is 40 years old this season, and Orlando Cepeda is headed to Boston next month to help celebrate the anniversary. He will be recognized at Fenway Park on May 8.
Mike Napoli is on a tear for the Boston Red Sox, and that’s been fairly common for him at Fenway Park, while the Oakland Athletics’ production at the plate has suddenly slowed.
Will Middlebrooks has evolved from the glove-only third baseman he once was into a much more well-rounded player who presents a legitimate threat at the plate.
Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, Stephen Drew hit a solo shot for his first clout since joining Oakland and the Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Sunday for their season-best ninth straight win.
Brandon Inge injured his troublesome right shoulder on a throw from third base and stayed in to hammer a two-run double in the next inning before leaving Oakland’s 7-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
Jemile Weeks hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh following Coco Crisp’s leadoff triple, and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 3-2 win Wednesday.
The Boston Red Sox are scuffling at the plate, and they may be without Will Middlebrooks awhile.
Maurice Jones-Drew, the Bay Area high school and UCLA star running back, skipped a mandatory Jacksonville Jaguars minicamp in a contract dispute.
The 49ers have signed linebacker Ahmad Brooks to a six-year contract worth $44.5 million. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew now is the time you’ll see NFL teams signing key players as they deal with salary cap limitations.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Oakland Athletics have agreed to trade All-Star closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Josh Reddick and prospects Miles Head and Raul Alcantara.