2015 spring training

Clay Buchholz
John Tomase
March 07, 2015 - 11:55 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. --Â Observations from the Red Sox ' 4-2 win over the Twins at JetBlue Park: BUCHHOLZ IN CONTROL : The story of this one was undoubtedly Clay Buchholz . The right-hander allowed a leadoff walk and nothing thereafter, striking out four in three hitless innings. His fastball opened at...
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Shane Victorino
John Tomase
March 07, 2015 - 6:16 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Shane Victorino has no idea what he was thinking. Playing just his second game in seven months on Friday against the Marlins at JetBlue Park, Victorino went first to third on a Daniel Nava double to left, sliding in just ahead of Don Kelly's throw. He felt fine in the immediate...
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Koji Uehara
John Tomase
March 06, 2015 - 11:47 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Quick observations after a 5-3 loss to the Marlins at JetBlue Park: KOJI STRUGGLES : Closer Koji Uehara made his debut in the third inning and allowed a lot of loud contact for a single, two doubles and a run, not that he's sweating it. "I'm not even looking at my location or...
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Justin Masterson
John Tomase
March 06, 2015 - 10:54 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ask Justin Masterson if his arm ever felt right last year, and he shakes his head. "There was never really a point where everything was right," he said. "I was trying to tough guy through it, which probably isn't the smartest thing to do, but it's a great learning experience."...
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Matt Barnes
John Tomase
March 06, 2015 - 5:37 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox have insisted they view right-handed prospect Matt Barnes as a starter, but on Friday morning, manager John Farrell opened the door for Barnes to make an impact in the bullpen. It's easy to see why. On Thursday night, Barnes struck out three in two innings of shutout...
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Dustin Pedroia
John Tomase
March 05, 2015 - 5:23 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Observations from the Red Sox ' 9-8 loss to the Twins at the grand reopening of Hammond Stadium. PEDROIA GOES DEEP : Dustin Pedroia assured us that he was feeling healthy for the first time in years. It showed on his grand slam in the fourth. "I knew I was back to normal in the...
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Rusney Castillo is battling a left oblique strain. (WEEI.com)
Rob Bradford
March 05, 2015 - 10:30 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There is a long way to go before the Red Sox Opening Day roster is decided upon, but there is one scenario that should be broached: Rusney Castillo possibly starting in the minor leagues. It isn't believed that Castillo's left oblique strain will keep him out long enough to dent...
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John Farrell
John Tomase
March 05, 2015 - 10:05 am
Back in my days at the Boston Herald, I wrote a piece about pitchers' big league debuts. The subject came up again on Thursday, because the Red Sox open the spring against the Twins, who are managed by Hall of Famer Paul Molitor, who happens to be the first batter Farrell ever faced. The Herald...
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Rob Bradford
March 05, 2015 - 9:18 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Evidently, the Red Sox starting pitchers are trying to put punctuation on one of this camp's most talked-about subjects. As John Tomase mentioned in his column Thursday, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington had an interesting comment when asked about the Cole Hamels rumors...
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Torey Lovullo
Rob Bradford
March 05, 2015 - 6:15 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox take on the Twins Thursday night in their Grapefruit League opener. (The game, which will be played at Minnesota's newly-renovated/renamed spring training complex, CenturyLink Sports Complex, can be heard on the WEEI Sports Radio Network immediately following the Hot...
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