|Aug. 15 2:40 PM PT3:40 PM MT4:40 PM CT5:40 PM ET17:40 ET21:40 GMT5:40 2:40 PM MST4:40 PM EST5:10 PM VEN1:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT-The Toronto Blue Jays have activated slugger Edwin Encarnacion from the 15-day disabled list and sent outfielder Anthony Gose to the minors.
Analysis: Encarnacion missed more than a month because of a strained right quadriceps muscle. The first baseman and designated hitter just completed a rehab stint with Triple-A Buffalo and hit a grand slam in his first game.
|July 7 1:13 PM PT2:13 PM MT3:13 PM CT4:13 PM ET16:13 ET20:13 GMT4:13 1:13 PM MST3:13 PM EST3:43 PM VEN0:13 UAE (+1)3:13 PM CT-Encarnacion has suffered a setback as he tries to return, according to MLB's official website.
Analysis: Encarnacion is on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right quadriceps. He likely won't be back until Aug. 5 at the earliest.
|July 5 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET23:42 ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST11:12 PM VEN7:42 UAE (+1)10:42 PM CT-Encarnacion left the Toronto Blue Jays' game against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning on Saturday with an apparent right leg injury.
Analysis: Encarnacion beat out a double play ball, which allowed Jose Reyes to score, but he began limping just as he reached first base. The first baseman has 26 home runs and 70 RBIs for the Blue Jays.
|July 4 1:26 PM PT2:26 PM MT3:26 PM CT4:26 PM ET16:26 ET20:26 GMT4:26 1:26 PM MST3:26 PM EST3:56 PM VEN0:26 UAE (+1)3:26 PM CT-Encarnacion extended his hit streak to 11 games in a 4-1 loss to Oakland on Thursday night.
Analysis: Encarnacion, batting .281, is hitting .410 (16 for 39) during his streak and .388 (26 for 67) in his last 18 games.
|July 3 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET17:59 ET21:59 GMT5:59 2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST5:29 PM VEN1:59 UAE (+1)4:59 PM CT-Encarnacion crushed a walkoff three-run homer in Wednesday's 7-4 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Encarnacion, who finished 2 for 4, is batting .429 with three homers and seven RBIs during a 10-game hitting streak.
|June 25 4:52 PM PT5:52 PM MT6:52 PM CT7:52 PM ET19:52 ET23:52 GMT7:52 4:52 PM MST6:52 PM EST7:22 PM VEN3:52 UAE (+1)6:52 PM CT-Encarnacion started at designated hitter in Wednesday's series finale against the New York Yankees, one day after he was struck in the back of the head by Mark Teixeira's elbow in a collision at first base.
Analysis: Encarnacion entered play Wednesday batting .277 with team-highs of 24 home runs and 63 RBIs. Adam Lind started at first base against New York.
|June 24 12:55 PM PT1:55 PM MT2:55 PM CT3:55 PM ET15:55 ET19:55 GMT3:55 12:55 PM MST2:55 PM EST3:25 PM VEN23:55 UAE2:55 PM CT-Encarnacion had three hits Monday.
Analysis: Encarnacion did not add to his major league-best 24 homers but that could happen Tuesday vs. David Phelps.
|June 23 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET17:19 ET21:19 GMT5:19 2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST4:49 PM VEN1:19 UAE (+1)4:19 PM CT-Encarnacion led off the Toronto eighth with his 24th home run, connecting against his former team Sunday.
Analysis: Encarnacion leads the majors in homers with four in his last four games.
|June 21 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET18:51 ET22:51 GMT6:51 3:51 PM MST5:51 PM EST6:21 PM VEN2:51 UAE (+1)5:51 PM CT-Encarnacion recorded his sixth multihomer game of the season Friday against Cincinnati, connecting on his 22nd and 23rd homers of the year.
Analysis: Encarnacion is 10 for 25 over his last six games with eight RBIs.
|June 20 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET11:36 ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST11:06 AM VEN19:36 UAE10:36 AM CT-Encarnacion went 2 for 4 with his 21st home run in Thursday's 6-4 loss at Yankee Stadium.
Analysis: Encarnacion has gone 8 for 20 in his last five games, but it was his first homer since June 9. He's second in the majors behind Nelson Cruz of Baltimore in home runs.
|June 16 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-Encarnacion had three hits and scored twice in Sunday's 5-2 win at Baltimore.
Analysis: Encarnacion had been hitless in four consecutive games until going 5 for 9 with three doubles in his last two.
|June 10 2:44 PM PT3:44 PM MT4:44 PM CT5:44 PM ET17:44 ET21:44 GMT5:44 2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST5:14 PM VEN1:44 UAE (+1)4:44 PM CT-Encarnacion went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs in Monday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: It was his 20th homer of the season.
|June 5 10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT-Encarnacion is out of the starting lineup for Thursday's game at Detroit with what the team describes as a minor back problem.
Analysis: Manager John Gibbons says he wants to let Encarnacion rest Thursday, but he hopes the first baseman will be able to play Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.
|May 27 12:19 PM PT1:19 PM MT2:19 PM CT3:19 PM ET15:19 ET19:19 GMT3:19 12:19 PM MST2:19 PM EST2:49 PM VEN23:19 UAE2:19 PM CT-Encarnacion went 3 for 5 with a home run in Monday's win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: He's homered in back-to-back games, but that's hardly been unusual for him with nine homers and 14 RBIs in his last 11 games.
|May 16 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET18:44 ET22:44 GMT6:44 3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST6:14 PM VEN2:44 UAE (+1)5:44 PM CT-Encarnacion went 3 for 4 with two home runs and a double in Thursday's win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Since his last two-homer show, Encarnacion had gone 3 for 21 in six games. He has six home runs in his last 10 games after hitting two in his first 32 of the season.
|May 9 12:48 PM PT1:48 PM MT2:48 PM CT3:48 PM ET15:48 ET19:48 GMT3:48 12:48 PM MST2:48 PM EST3:18 PM VEN23:48 UAE2:48 PM CT-Encarnacion continued his power surge by hitting two of Toronto's five home runs in a 12-6 win over Philadelphia on Thursday.
Analysis: Encarnacion, who had three hits Thursday, is 7 for 13 with four homers, one triple and seven RBIs in his last three games.
|May 8 1:30 PM PT2:30 PM MT3:30 PM CT4:30 PM ET16:30 ET20:30 GMT4:30 1:30 PM MST3:30 PM EST4:00 PM VEN0:30 UAE (+1)3:30 PM CT-Encarnacion collected two hits while homering for the second straight game Wednesday against Philadelphia.
Analysis: Encarnacion has doubled his season home run total to four in the last two days.
|May 7 1:38 PM PT2:38 PM MT3:38 PM CT4:38 PM ET16:38 ET20:38 GMT4:38 1:38 PM MST3:38 PM EST4:08 PM VEN0:38 UAE (+1)3:38 PM CT-Encarnacion was 2 for 5 with his third home run of the season Tuesday at Philadelphia after going hitless in 12 at-bats over his previous three games.
Analysis: Encarnacion's .727 OPS isn't too impressive considering the .941 and .904 marks he put up over the past two seasons.
|May 6 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET12:41 ET16:41 GMT0:41 9:41 AM MST11:41 AM EST12:11 PM VEN20:41 UAE11:41 AM CT-Encarnacion is slumping, going hitless in 12 at-bats and showing little power.
Analysis: Encarnacion has a .700 OPS with a pathetic .374 slugging percentage. He has homered twice and when his next one comes is anybody's guess.
|May 1 2:39 PM PT3:39 PM MT4:39 PM CT5:39 PM ET17:39 ET21:39 GMT5:39 2:39 PM MST4:39 PM EST5:09 PM VEN1:39 UAE (+1)4:39 PM CT-Encarnacion had two hits and one RBI on Wednesday.
Analysis: Encarnacion has a OPS of .747 - that's a nice number for an airplane but needs to be better for a hitter of his fantasy caliber who has topped .900 in OPS each of the last two seasons.
|Apr. 28 2:45 PM PT3:45 PM MT4:45 PM CT5:45 PM ET17:45 ET21:45 GMT5:45 2:45 PM MST4:45 PM EST5:15 PM VEN1:45 UAE (+1)4:45 PM CT-Encarnacion recorded his seventh and eighth doubles of the season Sunday against Boston.
Analysis: Encarnacion owns a .404 on-base percentage over his last 13 games with 12 RBIs.
|Apr. 23 12:08 PM PT1:08 PM MT2:08 PM CT3:08 PM ET15:08 ET19:08 GMT3:08 12:08 PM MST2:08 PM EST2:38 PM VEN23:08 UAE2:08 PM CT-Encarnacion, Melky Cabrera and Brett Lawrie hit three-run homers in a 9-3 win over Baltimore on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Encarnacion, batting .228, is 10 for 33 (.303) with eight RBIs in his last eight games.
|Apr. 14 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET22:01 GMT6:01 3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST5:31 PM VEN2:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Encarnacion was 3 for 4 with two doubles and his first two RBIs of the season Sunday against Baltimore.
Analysis: Encarnacion is off to a rough start, slugging just .340.
Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.
Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe talked to the Sox right-hander, who allowed three hits and zero walks in the 3-0 win over the Rays.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell talks about Bogaerts' concussion and the youth movement.
As he does every Wednesday, Buster Olney, ESPN, joins the boys of MFB to talk baseball. This week Buster shed some light on what to expect from Rusney Castillo, and how Cuban players are being viewed. He suggests that the acquisition of Castillo helps Boston's chances to get Giancarlo Stanton. Also, the Sox should shut down Koji if they want to re-sign him.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Hackers obtained hundreds private photo's of celebrities such as Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence. Also, Market Basket is back in business, and Pete Frates and his wife Julie have a baby girl, Lucy.
The usual suspects had the day off so the hosts of The Real Post Game Show stepped to talk about the Pats. Logan Mankins and Ryan Mallett were both traded and Miami is 6 days away.
7th round draft pick Michael Sam was trying to be the first openly-gay player in the NFL. With only 7 days to go before the season opener, the Rams released him on one of the last round of cuts.
The Patriots finally completed a deal that was speculated for weeks, when they traded back up QB Ryan Mallett to the Texans for a conditional 7th round pick. Mallett will be reunited with former New England quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien.
More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.
Tom Curran recaps the Pats preseason and talks about some of the players who may get cut.
Michael Irvin talks about the final preseason game for the Patriots and the biggest storylines heading into the opening weekend.
We recap the summer's biggest sports stories leading into Labor Day Weekend.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. The NFL season kicks off on Thursday night, so Pete and Jim get their final thoughts of some drafting strategies. They discuss their Auction draft from earlier in the week. Also, some big name players that smart drafters should avoid.
We know your Fantasy Football drafts are happening right now, so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are here to help. We know you’d never blow off work to draft right? Turn up the speakers! Our fantasy guys chat up Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com that offers background on several players you can target late in drafts across multiple league sizes; covering upside players to grab in 8-team leagues, 10-team leagues, 12-team leagues and 14-team leagues. Jim and Pete will be back at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning on your radio dial, 93.7 FM, with more ammo for all this weekend’s drafters. Good luck!
How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.
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