Found March 03, 2013 on NESN.com:
Papi
David Ortiz is continuing to battle his way back from the Achilles injury that ended his 2012 season. And while the slugger hopes to play in spring games soon and be ready for Opening Day, there’s no doubt that we’re in a critical stage in Ortiz’s recovery. Manager John Farrell said prior to Sunday’s spring training game against the Yankees that the next three days, in particular, will be very revealing. “These next three days are going to tell a lot where David is at with his ability to remain loose inside of a given day,” Farrell told reporters in Fort Myers. “That’s probably the one question he has yet to answer to himself. When he gets hot, loosens up, it’s the time between that time in the day and his first at-bat and every at-bat after that — that’ll happen in due time, but that’s the one thing that can’t be fully answered, is just remaining loose without continuing to run or do any agility work.” Farrell said that Ortiz’s baserunning drills will increase in intensity going
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Red Sox Make First Roster Moves of 2013 Spring Training

The Boston Red Sox have made a few roster moves as they've paired down the roster 57 in camp now. Here's the release: The Red Sox today optioned left-handed pitcher Drake Britton to Double-A Portland.  The club also reassigned infielder/outfielder Justin Henry and shortstop Deven Marrero to minor league camp.  The announcements were made by Executive Vice President...

John Farrell "layin' da smack down" on the Red Sox culture

Bottom line, John Farrell isn't putting up with anyone's crap this season. The Red Sox manager and former pitching coach has the relational capital to make that kind of statement on this team and reverse the culture here in Beantown. Relational capital is a principle Bobby Valentine overlooked all together during his one year tenure in Boston. It's a principle that Tito...

Felix Doubront’s Pitch Efficiency Will Be Critical for Pitcher to Take Next Step in 2013

Felix Doubront‘s starts felt like Groundhog Day throughout much of 2012. Like most of the Red Sox’ pitchers, he tended to let the big inning get to him, but at times the young left-hander looked brilliant, using his vast repertoire, mid-90s velocity and devastating movement to great effect. But no matter how well or how poorly he was pitching, by the fifth inning you’d look...

Red Sox agree to terms with 19 Players on 2013 Contracts

Here's the release from the Boston Red Sox about signing 19 players to one-year contracts. The Boston Red Sox today agreed to terms with 19 players on the major league roster on one-year contracts for the 2013 season. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington. Agreeing to terms were pitchers Drake Britton, Rubby De La Rosa, Felix...

10 Games in: Ten things we've learned about the 2013 Boston Red Sox

We are only ten games into the 2013 Spring Training season, and hundreds of questions still linger. The good news, however, is that this year's Red Sox team started with thousands of questions, so the team is slowly beginning to look towards April. Here are ten things that we, the Red Sox fans, have learned about our 2013 Boston Red Sox: 1) The Dodgers-Red Sox trade in 2012...

Bobby Valentine Back on Twitter After Seven-Month Absence, Considers Himself ‘Lucky Guy’

Bobby Valentine endured one of the most painful Red Sox seasons in recent memory, and then soon found himself unemployed. Things are now looking up for the former Boston skipper, though, and he’s ready to share his enthusiasm with the world. Valentine made his triumphant return to Twitter this past week after going M.I.A. from the social media scene for nearly seven months. His...

Red Sox Spring Training Delight - 3/3

After injuring his hamstring early on in camp, Clay Buchholz hadn't made a start in any of the spring training games to date for the Red Sox. But with him being healthy and a longer spring because of the WBC, barring any setbacks, he should be on track to start the season. Buchholz made his spring debut on Saturday in a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins to a 1-0 lead in the...

Red Sox 5, Rays 1

Felix Doubront pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings in his first outing of spring training, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Monday. Dubront's debut was delayed by a sore left shoulder. He gave up one hit, walked two and struck out two. He threw 43 pitches. Rays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, making his first start and second appearance of the spring, went three...

Hellickson gives up one run in loss to Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Felix Doubront pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings in his first outing of spring training, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Monday. Dubront's debut was delayed by a sore left shoulder. He gave up one hit, walked two and struck out two. He threw 43 pitches. Rays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, making his first start and second appearance...

Report: Colby Rasmus Takes Jab at John Farrell, Says John Gibbons Won’t Go Into ‘Freak-Out Mode’ With Blue Jays

In Boston, John Farrell is expected to be the manager who restores order, provides solid leadership and cleans the clubhouse of the crazy that kept the Red Sox from fulfilling their potential in 2012. In Toronto, though, one Blue Jays player says Farrell was opposite of that when managing the team last year. Outfielder Colby Rasmus had some harsh words about Farrell as he talked...

Rubby De La Rosa Shouldn’t Get Too Comfortable in Minors, As Young Right-Hander Is Proving He’s Big League-Ready

Rubby De La Rosa shouldn’t get too comfortable wherever he ends up to start the season. The right-hander is proving this spring that he’s big league ready, and it shouldn’t be long before he hits a major league mound near you. De La Rosa again looked impressive on Friday night, tossing two scoreless innings as the Red Sox took care of the Pirates in Grapefruit League action...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.