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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots announce the signing of safety Vinnie Sunseri, a 2015 fifth-round draft choice of the Saints. He played nine games last year before landing on IR. Released by Saints on April 25. Patriots now have 1 open roster spot.

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That's Red Sox, not Red Shirts

Uniform design is back in the news following Chris Sale's apparent drastic actions before Saturday's White Sox game. Paul Lukas notes that Boston players weren't all on board when the Friday home alternate top was introduced in 2003. Uni Watch

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Bravo for getting Green back in green

Kevin Pelton likes the Celtics bringing back Gerald Green on a one-year contract. Counting both of Green's stints in Boston, this will be his ninth stop in 10 NBA seasons over a dozen years. Rating latest NBA deals (Insider)

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Home run Hanley clears the Monster (0:29)
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On this date: Varitek, A-Rod's bench-clearing brawl (0:25)

Lineup: Red Sox (54-41) vs. Twins (37-60)

  • 1. Brock Holt, LF (L)
  • 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 3. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 4. Hanley Ramirez, DH (R)
  • 5. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 6. Aaron Hill, 3B (R)
  • 7. Travis Shaw, 1B (L)
  • 8. Bryce Brentz, LF (R)
  • 9. Ryan Hanigan, C (R)
  • SP: Rick Porcello, RHP
  • Daily notes

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox announce right-hander Joe Kelly has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket and struggling right-hander Heath Hembree has been optioned.

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Watson leads tired Revs to 1-0 win

Playing their third game in eight days, the Revolution beat the Fire 1-0 on Saturday courtesy of a late Je-Vaughn Watson strike.

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Red Sox fall apart against cellar-dwelling Twins

A struggling David Price and a faulty bullpen were the reasons why the Boston Red Sox dropped a second straight game to the woeful Minnesota Twins.

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Heath Hembree optioned to Pawtucket

The right-hander allowed a run on three hits on Saturday and hasn't pitched a clean inning in his last five outings. "He's not a confident pitcher right now," manager John Farrell said. A replacement for Hembree wasn't announced, but RHP Joe Kelly "is definitely in play," per Farrell.

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Nunez puts Twins up for good (0:29)
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Video via MLS: HIGHLIGHTS | Revolution 1-0 Fire (3:55)
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Video via MLS: HIGHLIGHTS | Revolution 1-0 Fire (3:55)
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Video via MLS: HIGHLIGHTS | Revolution 1-0 Fire (3:55)
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Video via MLS: HIGHLIGHTS | Revolution 1-0 Fire (3:55)
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Video via MLS: HIGHLIGHTS | Revolution 1-0 Fire (3:55)
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Video via MLS: HIGHLIGHTS | Revolution 1-0 Fire (3:55)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

An MRI revealed no structural damage or cartilage issues in Mookie Betts' right knee. There is, however, some swelling, which accounts for him being out of the Red Sox's lineup Saturday night. John Farrell classified it as "a short-term situation."

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