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Celtics guard Marcus Smart talks about the Celtics getting to meet with

Celtics guard Marcus Smart talks about the Celtics getting to meet with Kevin Durant. Video by Chris Forsberg

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Will Marcus Smart join Isaiah Thomas in Kevin Durant recruitment? Smart jokes: "If I get his number."

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Long-shot Celts have unique offer to KD

Kevin Pelton writes that Boston wouldn't have to tear apart its young roster to add Kevin Durant's salary and could also retain its own free agents. Best pitches for Durant (Insider)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart on Boston's lack of a draft night trade: "We trust Danny [Ainge] and we believe in Danny. And we know Danny made the right decision. We stand behind him 100 percent."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In a move that corresponds to Eduardo Rodriguez's demotion after Monday night's game, the Red Sox have called up reliever Pat Light from Triple-A Pawtucket. So, the Sox will defer a decision on replacing Rodriguez in the rotation. With a day off Thursday, they could buy themselves a few extra days to figure it out.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Marcus Smart talks about the Celtics getting to meet with Kevin Durant.

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Red Sox starter struggles in perspective

With David Price and Eduardo Rodriguez's last outings, the Red Sox became the first team to have two pitchers allow at least 11 hits and six earned runs in fewer than three innings pitched in a single season, per the Elias Sports Bureau. And they did in a span of four days.

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Vote: Should the Red Sox fire John Farrell?

With the Red Sox in a tailspin, John Farell find himself on the hot seat. Is it time for a change on the Boston bench or is he not the problem?

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Andruzzi still making his mark off the field (1:40)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's manager John Farrell on using Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara and closer Craig Kimbrel in final three innings of Red Sox's 13-7 loss to Rays: "Koji and obviously Craig had not pitched since Friday. It was a chance to get them to the mound. Yeah, you don't like to see them throw 20-plus pitches." Matt Barnes and Heath Hembree were unavailable after being taxed over weekend in Texas.

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Kruk: Pedroia's speech shows again he's 'the ultimate gamer' (1:01)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Eduardo Rodriguez has been optioned to Triple-A, according to Red Sox prez Dave Dombrowski.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell held a brief team meeting in the Red Sox's clubhouse after tonight's 13-7 loss to the Rays. His central message: "We're capable of more."

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