BOSTON -- New Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington made his first move since his promotion, picked up the contract option on shortstop Marco Scutaro on Sunday The Red Sox will pay US$6 million for Scutaro, who helped stabilize a position that seemed to be in perpetual flux since Nomar Garciaparra was traded away in the World Series championship season of 2004. Denzel Perryman Chargers Jersey
. Before Scutaro arrived, general manager Theo Epstein churned through seven regular shortstops in five seasons. But Epstein, who left this month to take over the Chicago Cubs, stabilized the position when he signed Scutaro as a free agent after the 2009 season. Scutaro got a two-year deal for $11 million with a mutual option for 2012; he had a $3 million players option with a $1.5 million buyout. The announcement came on Scutaros 36th birthday. Scutaro hit a career-best .299 last season, second-best among qualifying AL shortstops. He also had a career-best .423 slugging percentage. Scutaro spent most of his career as a utilityman for the New York Mets and Oakland Athletics before earning the starting job in Toronto in 2008. After two years with the Blue Jays, the Red Sox brought him in to stop the revolving door theyve had at the position since Garciaparra was traded midway through the 04 season. Orlando Cabrera was the shortstop on the World Series-winning team, but he was followed by Edgar Renteria, Alex Gonzalez, Julio Lugo and Gonzalez again; Jed Lowrie, Nick Green and Alex Cora were also in the mix. Lowrie, who has struggled to remain healthy, is eligible for arbitration. He played a career-high 88 games last year while also spending almost two months on the disabled list with a right shoulder injury. Cuban defector Jose Iglesias, 21, is being groomed as the shortstop of the future. Scutaros signing eliminates one of many question marks for the ballclub that posted the largest September collapse in baseball history. Leading the wild-card race by nine games on Sept. 3, they went 7-20 in the final month and were eliminated from the playoff race on the final night of the season. Designated hitter David Ortiz and closer Jonathan Papelbon became free agents on Sunday, as did left-hander Erik Bedard of Ottawa, outfielder J.D. Drew, right-hander Tim Wakefield and catcher Jason Varitek, among others. John Lackey will miss all of next season with Tommy John surgery. Josh Beckett and Jon Lester, who were part of a rotation that went 4-13 with a 7.08 ERA in September, have been dogged by reports that they were uncaring teammates, eating fried chicken and drinking beer in the clubhouse during games. Jason Verrett Chargers Jersey
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.Adrian Kempe had a pair of goals for Sweden with Jens Looke and Jacob de la Rose also finding the back of the net.Jakub Vrana replied with two goals for the Czech Republic in the second.MILAN, Italy -- Carlos Tevez scored twice to move top of the Serie A scoring charts and help league leader Juventus beat 10-man Parma 2-1 for a record 15th home win on Wednesday. Tevez has now scored 18 league goals in his first season at Juventus following his move from Manchester City. "Better than this is impossible, but the important thing is that the team won," Tevez said Cristian Molinaro reduced the deficit but Parma striker Amauri was sent off three minutes later. Despite the numerical disadvantage Parma almost snatched a draw but Molinaro was denied by a goal-line clearance and the visitors had strong penalty appeals turned down. "I dont know if it was a penalty, those who understand football know how to judge it," Parma coach Roberto Donadoni said. "I think sometimes you have to take into account players tricks, but you only have a matter of seconds to do that on the pitch." Juventus restored its 14-point advantage over Roma, which beat Torino 2-1 on Tuesday and has played a game less than its rivals. Napoli moved six points behind Roma with a 4-2 win at Catania and boosted its chances of securing the final Champions League spot as Fiorentina lost 2-0 at home to AC Milan. Mario Balotelli set up one goal and scored the other to help under-fire boss Clarence Seedorf, who was reportedly on the verge of the sack before last weekends draw at Lazio. "And some people say I wont even be going to the World Cup," Balotelli said. "This victory didnt save anyone, because there wasnt anyone to save. The dressing room is united. Of course, were upset because we wont get into the Champions League and maybe not into the Europa League either, but not disunited." Atalanta maintained its push for a Europa League spot as it beat Livorno 2-0 and leapfrogged Lazio into seventh after the capital side lost 2-0 at Genoa. Also, it was: Chievo Verona 3, Bologna 0; Sassuolo 1, Sampdoria 2; and Cagliari 1, Hellas Verona 0. Juventus had won all 14 of its home league matches this season, while Parma was on a club record unbeaten run of 17 matches. Tevez broke the deadlock in the 25th minute with a powerful run down the right, holding off Gabriel Paletta before slotting a low effort into the near side of the net. Stevie Johnson Chargers Jersey
. It was his 17th goal of the season and an immediate response to Ciro Immobile after the Torino striker reached that tally against Roma. And the Argentina forward moved solo atop the scoring charts seven minutes later. Tevez found Arturo Vidal on the right and then raced into the area to tap home after the Chilean internationals cross-shot was parried by Parma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante. Parma got back into the match shortly after the hour mark with a fantastic volley from Molinaro on the edge of the area but Amauri was harshly adjudged to have elbowed Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini shortly afterward. Molinaro almost levelled near the end but Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon parried his effort and Leonardo Bonucci cleared in a goalmouth scramble. Parma appealed heavily for a penalty for a foul on Marco Parolo but to no avail. In Sicily, Napoli gave Catania an early warning as it had three good opportunities in the opening five minutes. And it took the lead in the 16th minute. Marek Hamsik found Jose Maria Callejon on the right and he crossed for Duvan Zapata to tap in for his first league goal. Callejon doubled the visitors advantage before Henrique scored his first Napoli goal with a strike from the tightest of angles. Zapata all but sealed the match on the stroke of halftime although Catania attempted a comeback in the second period as defenders Fabian Monzon and Norbert Gyomber also scored their debut league goals. Fiorentina forward Alessandro Matri, who is on loan from Milan missed a couple of early chances against his old team and it was the under-fire visitors which took a surprise lead in the 23rd minute. Balotelli had been dropped for the weekend draw against Lazio but he returned to the starting lineup and fired in a free kick which was parried by Neto but straight to Philippe Mexes, who headed in. Balotelli doubled Milans advantage with another free kick into the top right corner from 20 yards in the 64th minute. Fifth-place Inter Milan could close the gap on Fiorentina to just one point with victory at home to Udinese on Thursday. Parma is currently level on points with Inter, with Atalanta four points below the final Europa League spot following a club record fifth consecutive win. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Auston Matthews Maple leafs Jersey
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