Jarrod Saltalamacchia

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In baseball, free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has reached agreement on a seven-year $153 million contract with the New York Yankees pending a physical exam. The Yankees have become increasingly pessimistic that they will be able to resign second baseman Robinson Cano.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox will also lose catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Saltalamacchia has agreed to a $21 million, three-year deal with the Miami Marlins.

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In the NFL, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of Monday night's 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. As a result, the Packers fell into a three-way tie for the top spot in the NFC North with Detroit and the Bears at 5-4. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he had no exact diagnosis of Rodgers' injury.

Ortiz's Game-Tying Grand Slam Leads Sox To Victory

Oct 14, 2013
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The Detroit Tigers received another outstanding performance from their starting rotation, but it wasn't enough to stop the Red Sox from evening the American League Championship Series at one game apiece.

David Ortiz hit a game-tying grand slam in the eighth inning before Jarrod Saltalamacchia supplied a walkoff single to lift the Red Sox past the Tigers 6-5. Boston rallied from a 5-1 deficit after Max Scherzer held them to two hits while striking out 13 over seven innings.

Game 3 is Tuesday in Detroit.

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In baseball, the Boston Red Sox stretched their lead in the American League East. Clay Buchholz scattered three hits in five innings of Boston's 2-0 shutout of Tampa Bay. Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia both drove in a run for the Red Sox, who extended their lead over second-place Tampa Bay to 8 1/2 games in the East.

The outcome keeps the Rays' lead for the second AL wild-card berth at 1 ½ games over Baltimore and Cleveland, with the Yankees just two games back.

Jake Peavy Helps Sox Stop Dodgers

Aug 26, 2013
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Checking baseball scores, Jake Peavy pitched a complete-game three-hitter and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 last night, becoming the first team to win a series from the NL West leaders in 2½ months. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Shane Victorino and Mike Napoli homered for the Red Sox.

The Rays were unable to complete a three-game sweep of the Yankees. Curtis Granderson lifted a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning as the Yanks beat Tampa Bay 3-2. Robinson Cano homered.

Red Sox Trump Giants 12-1

Aug 22, 2013
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In baseball, the Red Sox beat San Francisco 12-1 yesterday. Stephen Drew and Will Middlebrooks each hit a home run. Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in two runs apiece. The Red Sox have won three of five and entered play in a virtual first-place tie with Tampa Bay in the AL East. The Red Sox will have a day off today before playing the Dodgers in Los Angeles tomorrow.

Rodriguez's Lawyer Calls Letter A "Publicity Stunt"

Aug 20, 2013
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In baseball news, a lawyer for Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has declined Major League Baseball's challenge to make public evidence that led to the 211-game suspension.

The MLB executive vice president wrote to lawyer Joseph Tacopina Monday, urging him to waive his client's confidentiality. The letter was revealed on NBC's “Today Show.”

Tim Tebow To Become Patriots Newest Member

Jun 11, 2013
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Well, Tim Tebow’s NFL career is not quite over.

ESPN reported Monday that Tebow will sign with the New England Patriots. A person familiar with the situation says Tebow is planning to join the Patriots at their minicamp on Tuesday. The New York Jets released Tebow in April.

Meanwhile, Game 3 of the NBA finals between the Spurs and Miami Heat gets on tonight at 9 p.m. The series is tied at 1-1.

A-Rod: Potential 100-Game Suspension In Doping Case

Jun 5, 2013
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Well, Alex Rodriguez could be out for more games.

A person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press that the founder of a Miami anti-aging clinic has agreed to talk to Major League Baseball about players linked to performance-enhancing drugs. The information that Anthony Bosch provides MLB on any players who came to the now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic could lead to as much as 20 players being suspended for 100-games.