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    2018 Red Sox Spring Training

    Dustin Pedroia (knee) told reporters Saturday that he feels great and is no longer in any pain.

    Pedroia noted that throughout the 2017 season, it hurt to get up and walk around, but that he could tell immediately after his surgery that the issue had been corrected. The Red Sox still plan to take things cautiously with him during spring training, but barring any setbacks there's a chance he could be ready for Opening Day.
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    Game is on today on NESN - just against a college team but I will be watching!

    Today’s lineup vs. Northeastern:

    Bradley Jr. CF
    Benintendi LF
    Devers 3B
    Moreland 1B
    Swihart C
    Holt 2B
    Marrero SS
    Selsky RF
    Rei DH

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    The names will look much different on Opening Day, but there might have been something telling about the way Red Sox manager Alex Cora stacked his hitters for yesterday’s exhibition opener.

    The lineup started with four left-handed hitters in a row. It might not be that extreme in the regular season, but Cora said splitting lefties and righties won’t be a priority.

    “It doesn’t matter,” Cora said. “You put the best lineup out there. I hate to bring up last year because I want to turn the page, but you saw what happened (with the Astros lineup) at the end. We had five righties. It didn’t matter. If you can hit, you can hit.”

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    Nunez is going through fielding drills and batting practice, but he might not play in games until March. The Sox are bringing him along slowly after last year’s knee injury.

    Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to throw a bullpen on Monday. It would be his first bullpen since offseason knee surgery.
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    After beating up on two college teams, here's my World Series winning opening day roster...

    DH/OF JD Martinez
    C Christian Vazquez
    C Sandey Leon^
    1B Hanley Ramirez
    1B Mitch Moreland*
    2B Eduardo Nunez
    SS Xander Bogaerts
    3B Rafael Devers*
    LF Andrew Benintendi*
    CF Jackie Bradely, Jr*
    RF Mookie Betts
    UTL Marco Hernandez
    UTL Bryce Swihart^

    SP Chris Sale
    SP David Price
    SP Rick Porcello
    SP Drew Pomeranz
    SP Eduardo Rodriguez
    CL Craig Kimbrel
    SU Joe Kelly
    SU Carson Smith
    RP Matt Barnes
    RP Tyler Thornburg
    RP Steven Wright
    RP Robby Scott*

    For better or worse, Cora seems to be committed to making Hanley productive. Maybe he knows that HanRam will be dealt after the JDM deal is finalized. Maybe he's just playing games to build his confidence. Whatever the case, he's on the roster if he's still with the team.

    Maybe the toughest positional cuts are Sam Travis and Brock Holt. Travis looks like a hitter but needs work against RHP (the majority of MLB pitchers) that he won't get in MLB. Play daily in AAA and wait for an injury or other opening. Holt is less an issue for me. His positional versatility is nice but completely redundant with Nunez once Pedroia returns. I'd rather keep Swihart's superior bat and cost-controlled years to let it play out. The switch hitter could be valuable as a PH.

    The hardest decisions among the pitchers come down to the last few bullpen spots. I think they keep Wright as a swingman and Scott returns with a hope that he can punch out LHB at rates similar to 2016. Unfortunately that means that Brian Johnson and Brandon Workman leave the organization either as late ST "cash considerations" swaps or DFA. Injuries and anxiety issues could not have hit at a worse time for them.

    My guess is that Jalen Beeks is the buzz generator out of camp. He may get some calls to pass Rodriguez on the depth chart if EdRo is shaky in his return from surgery. The ceiling on Rodriguez is high enough that he gets the chance to work it out and Beeks stays in Pawtucket with Velazquez as a much-needed depth starter. If the Red Sox are serious about keeping guys fresh then Beeks may get a handful of spot starts in June or July.

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    Devers looks like he's out in some work!!! He looked to be in great shape.

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    Thornburg (shoulder) has yet to step foot on the mound this spring and is a likely candidate to begin the 2018 season on the disabled list, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Yet again, Thornburg can't seem to shake the should problem that has given him issues for the past 11 months. He landed on the DL last April and underwent surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome in June after hitting a roadblock in his rehab. It appeared as though Thornburg would be healthy heading into spring camp after stating that he believed he could have a normal spring just last month, but that clearly isn't the case. Besides getting back to full health it remains to be seen whether he will be effective after undergoing this procedure, which has derailed other pitchers in the past.
    Source: CBSSports.com

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    Pretty over Thornburg at this point, damn.

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    Interesting story with this kid. Not only has lasik surgery given him the ability to hit the ball but his power was a factor in the D'Backs decision to use a humidor (he came in and hit a ton of balls in a double-blind test and the difference in average distance was significant enough that the D'Backs chose to use a humidor for storing game balls similar to the Rox). So the kid could be the new Bryce Brentz AND the reason that JDM wasn't excited at the D'Backs pursuit.

    Jeremy Barfield had a two-run double Friday to held the Red Sox top the Twins 4-3.

    The 29-year-old Barfield got his eyes fixed, found some extra power and hit 27 homers in just 92 games for Double-A Portland after being signed out of indy ball last May. It'd be quite the story if he could make the majors 10 years after the A's drafted him, but he is a legitimate sleeper in the Red Sox's eyes. He'll open up in Triple-A.
    Marco Hernandez recently had a follow-up procedure to remove pins from his surgically-repaired left shoulder.

    The additional operation was required because Hernandez was dealing with some discomfort. He will be sidelined for the rest of spring training and will get a late start to the season. Hernandez had been in the running for a utility job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittz View Post
    Pretty over Thornburg at this point, damn.
    Can we undo that trade?

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    That was just dumb when we did it. Will GMs ever stop trading productive position players for relievers.

    Didn't like the Kimbrell trade but if you are going to be stupid about it, at least be for a reliever like him

    Andrew Bailey trade pissed me off beyond belief at the time, and its only looked worse ever since
    Jackie Bradley Junior.... that is all

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    Manager Alex Cora confirmed on Sunday morning that neither left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez nor knuckleballer Steven Wright will be ready to start the season. That creates an opening in the rotation when the Red Sox need a fifth starter in the opener of a two-game series with the Marlins on April 2.

    "It's looking that way," Cora said.

    Both Rodriguez and Wright underwent knee surgeries last year. E-Rod went under the knife in October, while Wright was operated on in May.

    With the two of them almost certainly sidelined to start the season, the competition for the fifth spot could come down to left-handers Brian Johnson and Roenis Elias, and righty Hector Velazquez. Johnson is slated to start on Sunday vs. the Orioles.

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    In other injury news, Cora said that prospect Michael Chavis recently strained an oblique while taking a swing and will be sidelined indefinitely.

    "The other day he pulled his oblique, so he's going to be out for a while now, for a little bit," Cora said. "We’ll just get back to you probably after the game and get back to that, but he’s off the field right now."
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    Blake Swihart went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI as Boston's DH in a 13-2 win over the Pirates on Monday.
    Swihart is 5-for-9 with a homer and five RBI already. It could be a big mistake if the Red Sox give him away in order to keep Sandy Leon as the backup to Christian Vazquez. Keeping all three will be especially difficult now that the Red Sox have added Eduardo Nunez and J.D. Martinez, but Swihart has too much potential to lose for next to nothing
    Source: Roto World

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    Marco Hernandez (shoulder) said Wednesday that he's about six weeks away from starting baseball activities.

    Hernandez needed a follow-up procedure in February on his surgically-repaired left shoulder. He probably won't be an option for the Red Sox bench until sometime in May.
    Dustin Pedroia hit outside Wednesday for the first time since his October knee surgery.

    Pedroia is making steady progress, but the big test will be running and fielding and he isn't to that point yet. The veteran second baseman probably won't be ready to join the Red Sox until sometime in May.
    Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) threw off a mound Wednesday for the first time since undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last June.

    It apparently went well. Thornburg is a little behind the other pitchers in Red Sox camp, but he has time to get himself properly tuned up for the beginning of the regular season if everything goes smoothly from here. The 29-year-old right-hander has not appeared in a major league game for the Red Sox since they acquired him from the Brewers in December 2016.
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    I've never been a fan of Robbie Scott. Hope he doesn't make the team but I'm sure he will

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    I'm thinking that Brian Johnson could get his shot. Robbie Scott has options so they can stick him in PAW and let Johnson prove whether or not he can cut it in the BP or as a swing man.

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