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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price's reason for passing on WBC: "I didn't have year I wanted to have last year in Boston. I want to make sure I'm 100 percent ready to go on all cylinders when 2017 starts. I don't view pitching in WBC as something that's going to be right stepping stones for me to do that."

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Ky Bowman has 18 points so far for Boston College against North Carolina (7-11 FG). The rest of Boston College has a combined 9 points (4-19 FG). In his previous 2 games, Bowman had a total of 10 points on 4-15 shooting.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox LHP Drew Pomeranz had stem-cell injection in left elbow after experiencing forearm/elbow discomfort at times last season. Although he called treatment "experimental," he said pain isn't present in offseason throwing sessions.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price: "This is the fastest in the offseason that I've had the itch for spring training in a while. I've been ready to head down to Florida for a while now." Described last season as "extremely inconsistent."

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

ViewFromVegas of NFC and AFC Championship Games (as of 7:15 a.m. ET Saturday): Atlanta is up to a 5.5-point home favorite at the majority of Vegas sports books (Westgate, Caesars and CG Technology have gone to -6, which is the most common line offshore). The over/under averages 61 points though several books have been bet up to 61.5. New England is a 6-point home favorite over Pittsburgh at all 13 Vegas books on the Don Best odds screen. The over/under is still mostly 51 in Vegas (though 5 of 13 books have dipped to 50.5).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox rookie LF Andrew Benintendi has put on about 20 pounds and is up to 185, "the most I've ever weighed," in preparation for first full big-league season.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Porcello on WBC, cont'd: "Knowing the pace I took spring training last year and the pace I intend to take it this year, I'm not going to be prepared to pitch in those games. I wouldn't be doing United States team any justice and Boston Red Sox any justice by going out there."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Porcello was on U.S. provisional roster for WBC, but declined in order to build arm strength at deliberate pace in spring training, as usual. "If I'm in a game and I've got second & third and Miguel Cabrera at the plate, I'm not going to be at 80%."

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