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Rob Bradford
February 23, 2009 - 8:57 am
Following Brad Penny's 30-pitch bullpen session, both pitching coach John Farrell and Penny came away optimistic. Penny will be throwing every third day -- compared to the every other day routine of most of the other pitchers -- with the target of March 5 for his initial start (against Puerto Rico...
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Mike Petraglia
February 23, 2009 - 8:46 am
Fort Myers, Fla. --Â Brad Penny threw 30 pitches on Monday morning in his first live batting practice of the spring and said that he felt 'great' and had no pain. "I feel 100 percent," he said. "I'm excited. I think the test will be all year." He is coming off shoulder problems last season and hasn...
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Rob Bradford
February 23, 2009 - 6:27 am
On Monday, AL MVP Dustin Pedroia and Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury were both guests on The Dennis & Callahan Morning Show. The links to both interviews are listed below: - Dustin Pedroia: "There are a lot of guys that are going to do a lot of good things offensively, so we aren't going to...
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Rob Bradford
February 23, 2009 - 5:38 am
Just in case you were wondering, here is Clay Buchholz ' 'Iron Mike' delivery that Brad Wilkerson referenced . (Yes, the same Brad Wilkerson who was still sporting a sizable bruise on the back of his triceps thanks to an errant Jon Lester fastball.) And as a bonus, here are some images of Josh...
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Mike Petraglia
February 22, 2009 - 9:07 am
Fort Myers, Fla. - Kevin Youkilis was very proud of his new aerodynamic look on Sunday. Gone is the full-chin beard (moutee), replaced with a more manicured, trimmed look, with the full mustache, soul patch and Fu Manchu. So what to call it? "The Youk-Fu," the one and only Red Sox first baseman...
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Rob Bradford
February 22, 2009 - 6:45 am
Asked pitching coach John Farrell to identify two pitchers who might have surprised a bit thus far in camp. This answer: Junichi Tazawa and Kris Johnson . "The overall command and stuff of Junichi Tazawa, we certainly have a lot of looks and reports on him, but to see it first hand it not only...
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Rob Bradford
February 22, 2009 - 4:56 am
1. Clay Buchholz is in a good place after throwing to major league hitters for the first time since last August. "Mentally, as far as this being the first time I pitched in a big league atmosphere," he said. "It certainly is a better feeling than the last time I pitched in a big league atmosphere,...
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Rob Bradford
February 21, 2009 - 8:26 am
Red Sox manager Terry Francona just did his daily press briefing on the wooden bench we've become so accustomed to staring at. Here are the bullet points: - Rotation for first games of spring training will be - Josh Beckett vs. BC, Tim Wakefield vs. Minn., Jon Lester vs. Pittsburgh, Kris Johnson vs...
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Mike Petraglia
February 21, 2009 - 7:51 am
Fort Myers, Fla. - David Ortiz acknowledged that he and other major leaguers have worked out with trainer Angel Presinal in his native Dominican Republic. Presinal, who is banned from all MLB clubhouses because of his prior alleged connection with steriods, has been linked to Alex Rodriguez in the...
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Rob Bradford
February 20, 2009 - 9:08 am
On Friday, Larry Lucchino , The President & CEO of the Boston Red Sox , joined The Dennis & Callahan Show to talk about Manny Ramirez , A-Rod , steroids, and the business of baseball in a tough economy. John Smoltz , veteran right-handed pitcher who signed in the off season as a free agent...
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