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BBTN: Sale On Staying Focused, New Teammates

Red Sox P Chris Sale goes rapid-fire with Buster Olney to discuss his level of focus on the mound, getting to know his new teammates and much more.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Hanley Ramirez told reporters it's possible his sore right shoulder might impact participation in WBC. "John (Farrell) told me we'll talk about it and what's the best thing for me and the team. Let's see what happens."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Hanley Ramirez has right shoulder soreness, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters, which is why he has not yet played first base in spring-training game. "He doesn't feel it when he swings, just the throwing motion," Farrell said. No MRI scheduled. Ramirez is due to join Dominican Republic team at WBC this week.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Today will be last day in major league camp for players in squads playing in Seoul, Korea, in first round of WBC; includes Xander Bogaerts, Didi Gregorius, Jonathan Schoop, Andrelton Simmons, and Jurickson Profar.

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Pablo Sandoval: No fue fácil para mí estar fuera del Clásico'

El antesalista venezolano de los Medias Rojas de Boston se encuentra listo para cumplir con las muchas espectativas sobre su regreso. Reloj

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Go behind the scenes as Northeastern battles Red Sox

For the 14th consecutive year and the 15th time overall, Northeastern University got a crash course in baseball at the highest level -- playing the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Florida.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

About that Pablo Sandoval bunt -- yes, bunt: "That was on his own," said John Farrell, who reiterated Red Sox have talked about bunting to beat shift. "And next at-bat, you see them back in 2-and-2 (alignment) on either side (of second base)." Sandoval also got a hit right-handed.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell often suggests that Dustin Pedroia wasn't keen on batting leadoff early in career. "I never didn't like it," said Pedroia, who hit well in Red Sox's leadoff spot last season and will stay atop order. "I don't know where that came from."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Astros bench coach Alex Cora on how much Alex Bregman reminds him of Dustin Pedroia: "I see the same guy I saw in 2007 in spring training. Same attitude. That will to be great."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale will make his first Grapefruit League start for Red Sox on March 6 in West Palm Beach against the Houston Astros.

Porcello, Price pushing each other to be great (1:37)
Bradley Jr. explains the art of the outfield throw (1:58)
Expectations soaring for Benintendi (0:57)
Farrell looking at Pedroia to take over leadership void (1:17)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

An embarrassment of riches in the infield: Xander Bogaerts told me he will play 3B for the Netherlands and Didi Gregorius will DH. Andrelton Simmons will be at SS. When asked who's playing second base, he said Jonathan Schoop and Jurickson Profar had to figure it out.

ESPN Stats & Info

Chris Sale loves facing the Yankees

Since earned runs became an official AL stat in 1913, no other pitcher has a lower ERA against the Yankees than Chris Sale's 1.17 (min. 50 IP). The Red Sox will play their AL East rival 19 times in the 2017 season.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets OF Michael Conforto took fast track to majors in 2015, like Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi in 2016, then struggled to .725 OPS and brief demotion last year. His advice to Benintendi: "I fell into pitchers' gameplan as opposed to executing my gameplan. Just focus on your strengths. Go out and do what you do."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Hanley Ramirez, who was only batting in seventh inning of Grapefruit League opener to get more at-bats before World Baseball Classic, saves Red Sox from potential no-hitter with leadoff double.

ESPN Stats & Info

Mookie Betts in elite Red Sox class

Only Ted Williams has posted a higher WAR as a 23-year-old or younger position player for the Red Sox. At age 23, Betts was good for 9.6 wins last season.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Porcello will throw two-inning simulated game Sunday. If he pitches every fifth day thereafter, with one extra day built in because of March 22 off-day, Porcello would make six spring-training starts and be lined up to start Opening Day on April 3 at Fenway.

Red Sox P hits impressive full-court shot (0:18)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Xander Bogaerts took grounders at third base today to prep for position switch with shortstop-stocked Netherlands in World Baseball Classic. "Bogey sees himself as a shortstop," said Red Sox manager John Farrell, who noted "this is for a short period of time vs. a career change."

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2821st
On Base Percentage.3481st
Slugging Percentage.4611st
Earned Run Average4.009th
Quality Starts87Tied-5th

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