Its been more than three weeks since a deal between the Red Sox and free agent Mike Napoli was reported at the winter meetings. But, there has been relatively little to report since then. And, that remains the situation.
On a Wednesday afternoon conference call with the media, Sox assistant general manager Brian OHalloran -- filling in for GM Ben Cherington, who is traveling -- could offer no updates.
I cant comment on that specifically, OHalloran said. Nothing new from what Ben said the last time he spoke with the media. We continue to talk to a number of free agents and the conversations are on-going as Ben alluded to previously.
Hopes that the Celtics would have Gordon Hayward back in the lineup later this year were dashed last night by Hayward's agent, Mark Bartelstein.
Hayward underwent surgery Wednesday night for a fractured and dislocated left tibia, and Celtics coach Brad Stevens had said earlier in the day that Hayward's prognosis would be better known after doctors saw the extent of the damage. When the operation was over, Bartelstein told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski not to expect Hayward to play again this season.
But there is good news:
“We’re expecting this to be a full recovery,” Stevens had said earlier. “No timeline on it, but a full recovery.”
0:41 - Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith give their thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s struggles, not having Gordon Hayward, and the Celtics losing for the 2nd time in as many nights.
6:31 - A. Sherrod Blakely joins BST to discuss the message delivered by Hayward to the fans before the game, what was going on with Kyrie’s shot, and why they failed in stopping The Greek Freak.
10:33 - Albert Breer joins BST to preview the Falcons/Patriots Sunday night game and if Atlanta is in the middle of a Super Bowl hangover.
15:40 - In a new game called On The Clock, each person gets 40 seconds to rant on their selected subject including if Red Sox fans can root for the Yankees if the playoffs and how painful the Bruins season will be.