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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Kendrick has a June 15 opt-out, but continued to cement his status as the Red Sox's best depth pitching option. Six walk-less innings vs. Phillies gives him 26-4 K/BB ratio in 29 innings this spring. Healthy again, Kendrick is throwing his sinker more effectively.

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Forecasting MLB's best, worst fielders

Coming off an outstanding MVP runner-up season in 2016, Mookie Betts is projected to be among the major league leaders in defensive runs saved.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price's latest exam showed "improved strength" in elbow, John Farrell said, but still no timetable for throwing from mound. Light catch continues for Red Sox lefty, who at this point is unlikely to make season debut until May.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

If reliever Tyler Thornburg is ready for Opening Day -- and decision won't be made until at least after outings Monday and Wednesday -- Red Sox will ease him into late-inning role. Acquired to be setup man, Thornburg has been slowed as he adapts to team's rigorous shoulder strength program.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

John Farrell called Drew Pomeranz's outing "a big step in the right direction." Expects to get him 2 more spring outings. Then could start the first Sunday of the regular season.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Xander Bogaerts doesn't conceal his preferred batting-order spot -- "I like 2 ... 2 or 3" -- but knows he likely will hit lower for Red Sox, who want a left-handed hitter in the 2-hole between Dustin Pedroia and Mookie Betts. (On Thursday, Bogaerts batted sixth.) "It is what it is," he said. "As long as I'm in the lineup, I guess."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

More Drew Pomeranz, on why this was a big start: "Even though I've been throwing, today felt like my first real outing, just because I was finally able to get in that position (to execute pitches."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

After 2 rocky innings (3 runs, 5 hits), Drew Pomeranz said "something clicked" in the 3rd. His 2 hitless IP after that were "such a huge relief," he said. Still thinks he can be ready to start season

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Thornburg's race against the calendar continues. After the Red Sox setup man's minor-league inning today (he felt fine), he's due to pitch Monday, then every other day next week, which would give him two more outings before camp breaks and another Friday vs. Nats.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

John Farrell hoped to get 60-65 pitches from Drew Pomeranz. Wound up with 49 (4 IP 5 H 3 R 3 ER 2 BB 3 K). Farrell said barring "setbacks" Pomeranz "should be (ready) on time."

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at Red Sox setup man Tyler Thornburg, making his first appearance in three weeks in a minor-league game in Fort Myers. Thornburg has been slowed by soreness while he adapts to Red Sox's shoulder strengthening program. He tossed a scoreless inning against Twins' A-ball hitters.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Red Sox catching alumni group is in session! Jarrod Saltalacchia & Jason Varitek compare notes in Dunedin

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BBTN: Which MLB stories will play out as advertised?

A classic story of the introduction of Rangers manager Jeff Banister and pitching coach Doug Brocail follows Buster Olney's conversation with Karl Ravech and Justin Havens about which MLB stories will play out as advertised and more. Plus, Richard Griffin with some "Inside Heat" on the Blue Jays.

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.

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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