Sean McAdam reports
Gill was offered the opportunity to remain in a reduced capacity with the team, serving as a consulting physician. But, according to sources, Gill turned down the offer because he would not have authority over the team's medical and training staff. ...The Red Sox have made a contract offer to David Ortiz and were planning on meeting with his agent last night. Flo: "The Red Sox will always be the first option. ... I'm going to be somewhere next year - hopefully it's here."
According to sources, it's likely that someone else from Massachusetts General Hospital Sports Medicine Group's -- headed by Gill -- will serve as the consulting orthopedist for the Sox. A likely choice is Dr. Peter Asnis, who currently serves as the Boston Bruins' team physician.
Josh Reddick had surgery yesterday to repair torn cartilage in his left wrist. He was hit on the wrist by a pitch on September 4. He is expected to be ready for spring training.
Dale Sveum is one of two finalists for the manager's job. The decision should be made next week.
Detroit's Justin Verlander was the unanimous choice for the AL Cy Young Award.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Pts Verlander Tigers 28 160 Weaver Angels 17 8 2 1 97 Shields Rays 5 9 8 3 66 Sabathia Yankees 5 7 9 4 63 Valverde Tigers 1 3 6 3 28 Wilson Rangers 1 7 9 Haren Angels 1 1 2 7 Rivera Yankees 4 4 Beckett Red Sox 3 3 Romero Blue Jays 1 2 Robertson Yankees 1 1I'm very curious to see how Verlander does in the MVP voting on Friday (he was 6th on my BBA ballot). do the writers still adore pitcher's wins? Verlander was 24-5. The last AL pitcher to win that many games was Bob Welch, who had 27 in 1990 and was awarded the Cy Young in one of most embarrassing showings in the BBWAA's history.
Other awards: Jeremy Hellickson (Rays) and Craig Kimbrel (Atlanta) won the two Rookie of the Year awards. Kimbrel was the unanimous NL choice, while Hellickson recieved 17 of 28 AL first-place votes. Managers of the Year are announced this afternoon, NL Cy Young on Thursday, AL MVP on Friday, and NL MVP next Monday.