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2017 Schedule
12-12
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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price is still at least a few days from initiating a full-fledged throwing program after getting seen by the Red Sox's medical staff earlier today, according to manager John Farrell in his pregame meeting with reporters.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Too soon to know if reliever Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) will be ready for Opening Day, but even if he is, "hard to anoint Tyler Thornburg as our eighth-inning guy" right away, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters. Thornburg will pitch Friday, first game action in three weeks.

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BBTN: High Emotion At WBC, Dodgers' Forsythe

A conversation with Dodgers 2B Logan Forsythe follows Buster Olney's discussion with Jayson Stark about the emotion of the WBC, L.A.'s approach with its rotation and more. Plus, Scott Lauber on Boston's injury woes and Pablo Sandoval's conditioning.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Bullet dodged? Drew Pomeranz reported "no symptoms" one day after leaving a start with triceps tightness, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters. Pomeranz will play light catch today, throw normal bullpen session this week; slated to start Friday, as scheduled.

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BBTN: WBC's Popularity, Alvarez, Cole, Radom's Quiz

Before a conversation with Orioles OF Pedro Alvarez and Jessica Mendoza's rapid-fire discussion with Pirates P Gerrit Cole, Buster Olney and Jerry Crasnick discuss the WBC's popularity, Boston's issues with pitching depth and more. Plus, Todd Radom unveils No. 28 in his #BBTN30Logos countdown.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Andrelton Simmons, Jonathan Schoop, and Xander Bogaerts repping for Team Netherlands.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Reminder: Drew Pomeranz had stem cell injection in offseason to treat late-season forearm stiffness, which is why Red Sox must be wary despite his comment to reporters that today's triceps tightness is "just part of getting back into the swing of things."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Whither Clay Buchholz? If Drew Pomeranz's triceps tightness winds up being more sinister, come on down, Kyle Kendrick. Red Sox pitching depth being tested with David Price set to open season on disabled list and Henry Owens overhauling his mechanics during ineffective spring.

Keith Law ESPN Senior Writer 

Meanwhile Anderson Espinoza was 94-96 last inning with one at 98

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Given the reduction in minimum disabled-list term from 15 days to 10, Red Sox manager John Farrell said MLB will require more detailed documentation of injuries to essentially prevent teams from carrying a "taxi squad" of players, especially pitchers.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz has not yet made it to spring training, but Lego Big Papi is in Fort Myers.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale: "Stupid mistake" not covering first base on a grounder to the right side in fourth inning. "We've done that 400,000 times since we've been here, covering first base. I've got to be better than that, even here. There's no excuse for that at all."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Name to watch in last two weeks of spring training: Edgar Olmos. John Farrell mentioned him, with Robbie Scott and Fernando Abad, in Red Sox's secondary lefty reliever competition. Olmos, 26, at disadvantage because isn't on 40-man roster.

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BBTN: Rapid-Fire With Xander Bogaerts

Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts goes "rapid-fire" with BBTN's Ally Leogrande to discuss what he's learned so far in his career, the void of David Ortiz, dancing outfielders & more.

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BBTN: Major Question Marks Surrounding Pitchers

Before a rapid-fire conversation with Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts, Buster Olney talks to Tim Kurkjian about some question marks surrounding some big-name pitchers. Plus, "The Weekly Dish" with Keith Law and Steve Gelbs on the Mets.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Clarification from John Farrell on Eduardo Rodriguez not joining Venezuela in WBC: Red Sox "took it out of his hands," citing need to build up for season after tweaking knee in winter ball.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Healthy after shoulder issue last year, Kyle Kendrick trying to follow Rich Hill in reviving career with help from Red Sox's pitching analytics expert Brian Bannister. So far, so good, with 15 consecutive scoreless innings in spring. Kendrick positioned as Sox's first depth option in Triple-A.

ESPN Stats and Information  

With Rick Porcello getting the call this year, this will be the first time the Red Sox have had different Opening Day starters in four consecutive seasons since 1995 to 1998 (Aaron Sele, Roger Clemens, Tom Gordon, Pedro Martínez).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Hanley Ramirez remains in "early phases of throwing," per John Farrell. When I asked if Ramirez needs reps at first base before end of spring training, Farrell said, "It would be important, yes." While Ramirez will primarily DH, Red Sox still counting on him to play first vs. lefties.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8781st
Batting Average.2821st
On Base Percentage.3481st
Slugging Percentage.4611st
Earned Run Average4.009th
Quality Starts87Tied-5th
WHIP1.279th
BAA.2467th

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