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08:12 AM ET 04.04 | Though the developments may not be great news for Jose Iglesias, fans in Boston will welcome them. Designated hitter David Ortiz could return to the Red Sox lineup by the middle of this month and shortstop Stephen Drew is expected back as soon as Monday. Both players are making rapid progress from their injuries. Drew, who suffered a concussion March 7, will start a rehabilitation assignment with Double A Portland Thursday. Ortiz, who has been coming back from a small tear in his right Achilles??? tendon, will return to the team complex in Fort Myers, Fla., Thursday and is tentatively scheduled to play in an extended spring training game Monday.

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April 4, 2013  08:15 AM ET

What has facilitated this sudden "rapid progress" for Ortiz? I mean, he's been healing for the better part of a year!

April 4, 2013  08:18 AM ET
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What has facilitated this sudden "rapid progress" for Ortiz? I mean, he's been healing for the better part of a year!

You just know people are going to cry PEDS!!!

April 4, 2013  08:19 AM ET

And I really don't want to see Drew back at SS as long as Iglesias is still playing like is has been.

April 4, 2013  08:20 AM ET

And good morning Kitty!!

April 4, 2013  08:22 AM ET
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And good morning Kitty!!

Good morning!!! Two games down and WOW!! I sure hope they can maintain this current level of play ... are we that good? Or, do the NYY suck that bad??

I am cautiously optimistic!

April 4, 2013  08:22 AM ET
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And I really don't want to see Drew back at SS as long as Iglesias is still playing like is has been.

No kidding ... if it ain't broke .... don't mess with it!

April 4, 2013  08:23 AM ET
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No kidding ... if it ain't broke .... don't mess with it!

Farrell has already said Drew will be the SS when he returns.

April 4, 2013  08:24 AM ET
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Good morning!!! Two games down and WOW!! I sure hope they can maintain this current level of play ... are we that good? Or, do the NYY suck that bad??I am cautiously optimistic!

It is certainly better than the last 2 years. But it is only 2 games. I'll just take it one day at a time.

April 4, 2013  08:30 AM ET
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It is certainly better than the last 2 years. But it is only 2 games. I'll just take it one day at a time.

Yeah ... brace yourself for a letdown ... but positive energy begets positive outcomes! (This is what I try to tell myself daily.)

April 4, 2013  08:32 AM ET
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Yeah ... brace yourself for a letdown ... but positive energy begets positive outcomes! (This is what I try to tell myself daily.)

<grabs onto Cat>

Okay. I'm braced now.

April 4, 2013  08:37 AM ET
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<grabs onto Cat>Okay. I'm braced now.

Haha! Nice try bubbie!

April 4, 2013  08:37 AM ET
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You just know people are going to cry PEDS!!!

no ... we're just crying ...

April 4, 2013  08:40 AM ET

From The Onion:

Tim McCarver Delivers Incoherent, Unintelligible Retirement Announcement
Sports News in Brief ??? sports ??? mlb baseball ??? ISSUE 49???14 ??? Apr 3, 2013

SARASOTA, FL--After more than 30 years in the broadcast booth, Fox Sports MLB commentator Tim McCarver announced his retirement last week in an incoherent, largely unintelligible speech. "Well, when you, uh, get to my age, there are two options: retire or keep going. And so that???s what I???m gonna do," said McCarver in his rambling, muddled farewell, in which reporters suspect the veteran sportscaster expressed gratitude for his fellow broadcasters, "the sport of baseball," and "the great man of Bob Selig" [sic]. "The thing about Tim McCarver--that???s me--is you've gotta appreciate a guy going out like that. And respect the game. Which is what I think I'm doing here, and that's what I think people will, uh, believe he's doing. And do it the correct way. Right, Joe?" Though McCarver ranks as one of baseball???s most recognizable media personalities, early reports indicate that most fans remain unaware of his retirement, as they have become accustomed to subconsciously tuning out everything the analyst says.

April 4, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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Haha! Nice try bubbie!

Hehehe.

April 4, 2013  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

no ... we're just crying ...

Why are you crying?

April 4, 2013  08:42 AM ET

I tried to replace all the quotes and apostrophes, but I failed. :(

April 4, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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From The Onion:Tim McCarver Delivers Incoherent, Unintelligible Retirement AnnouncementSports News in Brief ??? sports ??? mlb baseball ??? ISSUE 49???14 ??? Apr 3, 2013SARASOTA, FL--After more than 30 years in the broadcast booth, Fox Sports MLB commentator Tim McCarver announced his retirement last week in an incoherent, largely unintelligible speech. "Well, when you, uh, get to my age, there are two options: retire or keep going. And so that???s what I???m gonna do," said McCarver in his rambling, muddled farewell, in which reporters suspect the veteran sportscaster expressed gratitude for his fellow broadcasters, "the sport of baseball," and "the great man of Bob Selig" [sic]. "The thing about Tim McCarver--that???s me--is you've gotta appreciate a guy going out like that. And respect the game. Which is what I think I'm doing here, and that's what I think people will, uh, believe he's doing. And do it the correct way. Right, Joe?" Though McCarver ranks as one of baseball???s most recognizable media personalities, early reports indicate that most fans remain unaware of his retirement, as they have become accustomed to subconsciously tuning out everything the analyst says.

Nice!

April 4, 2013  08:42 AM ET

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April 4, 2013  08:42 AM ET

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