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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots announced the following transactions today: RB Joey Iosefa was waived. Draft picks CB Cyrus Jones, OL Joe Thuney, DT Vincent Valentine, WR Malcolm Mitchell, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, LB Elandon Roberts, G Ted Karras and WR Devin Lucien signed contracts. That leaves just one pick, QB Jacoby Brissett, to sign. Rookie free agents signed deals: CB V'Angelo Bentley, RB/WR D.J. Foster, DT Woodrow Hamilton, LB C.J. Johnson, CB Jonathan Jones, CB Cre'Veon LeBlanc, TE Steven Scheu and TE Bryce Williams.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox at Yankees (RH Pineda): Mookie Betts RF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz DH, Hanley Ramirez 1B, Travis Shaw 3B, Brock Holt LF, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF, Christian Vazquez C. Rick Porcello (5-0, 2.76).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Assuming Sean O'Sullivan simply slots into Henry Owens' spot in Red Sox rotation, he would start Tuesday night vs. Oakland at Fenway. Rick Porcello (vs. Michael Pineda), David Price (vs. Nathan Eovaldi) and Steven Wright (vs. Luis Severino) in NY vs. Yankees, then Clay Buchholz in opener vs. A's.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox announce they have optioned lefty Henry Owens to Triple-A and called up 28-year-old right-hander Sean O'Sullivan, who has a 3.00 ERA in five starts for Pawtucket. O'Sullivan has a 5.95 ERA in 66 big-league appearances, including a 6.08 mark in 13 starts for the Phillies last season.

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Would the Angels trade Mike Trout?

With the loss of Garrett Richards to Tommy John surgery, it might be time for Los Angeles to consider trading star outfielder Mike Trout, David Schoenfield writes. Among teams with enough prospects to pull off a deal are the Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox, Rangers and Rockies. Think the unthinkable

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Amendola takes pay cut for second year in a row (1:38)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says he personally recruited Glenn Gronkowski after he went undrafted. "His family was in the background, so I took a few parting shots," Rex says.

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Amendola takes pay cut to stay with Patriots (2:40)
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BC has easiest nonconference slate

The Eagles have a 72 percent chance of playing in a bowl after going 0-8 in the ACC last season. How? They've signed up to play Buffalo, UMass and FCS Wagner. 10 easiest nonconference skeds (Insider)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills FB Glenn Gronkowski says he's a "little more tame, a little more intelligent, probably" than his older brother Rob.

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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Video: Top Patriots draft pick Cyrus Jones talks about his father and his influence on his life.

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Video: Robert Kraft and Jonathan Kraft introduce top Patriots draft pick Cyrus (0:14)
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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Video: Robert Kraft and Jonathan Kraft introduce top Patriots draft pick Cyrus Jones.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

WR Danny Amendola has restructured his contract to remain with the Patriots, according to Mike Garofolo of Fox Sports. "It's an honor to play for this franchise and with this group of guys. We have one goal -- to win another championship and that's all we care about," Amendola said in a statement, per Garofolo.

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Hot offense carrying the Red Sox

After a 7-7 start, Boston has gone 10-4 in its last 14 games thanks to a revitalized offense that is racking up extra-base hits.

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Winners in the windy city

With the AL Central-leading White Sox hosting the AL East-leading Red Sox and NL East-leading Nationals visiting the NL Central-leading Cubs on Thursday, Chicago was the place to be for first-place teams.

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