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Daniel Bard and Alfredo Aceves tossed three innings apiece, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Saturday night.
Bard allowed two hits, struck out one and walked two. Aceves then came in and allowed two hits with two strikeouts and no walks.
Bard and Aceves are attempting to move from the bullpen to the starting rotation.
Rays starter Wade Davis pitched 2 2-3 innings and was charged with four runs, two earned, and three hits. The right-hander walked four and struck out two.
Rays third baseman Jeff Keppinger went 2 for 3 and is batting .385 this spring.
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Clay Buchholz allowed two runs on three hits in three innings in his second start of the spring on Friday. Those aren't exactly eye-popping numbers for a pitcher, but the start was encouraging, nonetheless. Buchholz featured a solid changeup and curveball, showing increased sharpness on his pitches. Most importantly, however, is that the right-hander felt good physically. His...
Here's the release from the Boston Red Sox announcing they've come to terms with 16 players on their 2012 contracts:
The Boston Red Sox today announced that the club has agreed to terms with 16 players on the Major League roster on one-year contracts for the 2012 season. No further terms were disclosed.
The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager...
Daniel Bard and Alfredo Aceves both looked liked they belong in the rotation as they made short work of the Rays at JetBlue Park tonight. Each pitcher threw three scoreless innings in the game.
The Sox offense got to the Rays early scoring one run in the first, two in the second, and one in the third inning.
Red Sox 5 Rays 0 BOX SCORE
Time: 1:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester, RHP Aaron Cook, RHP. RHP Doug Mathis, RHP Justin Germano, LHP Justin Thomas, RHP Tony Pena Jr.
I think that sometimes we forget that spring training isn't about winning. We always are expecting the Boston Red Sox to win every time they take the field.
But that's not what spring training is about.
For a good portion of the 25-man roster, it's about getting ready for the season. For some, it's about performing well to try and make the 25-man roster or to...
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine isn't tipping his hand when it comes to naming the team's Opening Day starter, and he isn't in any hurry to do so either. "I am prepared to [name it]," Valentine said, "but I'm not going to. I want to be last. Can I be the last one to name the Opening Day starter? I can do that, right?" Of course you can, coach....
The Red Sox will take on the Pirates tonight at 7:05 with the game airing on MLB.tv. Clay Buchholz will take the mound for the Sox with rotation contender Vicente Padilla coming on in relief.Even though the Red Sox lost yesterday 9-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals - Josh Beckett was able to build off of his first succesfull spring start going three innings and only surrendering two hits...
Via Twitter:@PeteAbe: Andrew Bailey: "Red Sox fans are great. It's a very intelligent fan base."Oh stop...go on?
I want to make sure that we at Jose's Army Ted's Army don't go overboard with the Jose Iglesias love fest. But when Peter Gammons goes on the Mut & Merloni and says that Iglesias is, right now "very close to" being the best defensive shortstop in all of baseball? It's hard to hide my, er, smile.
But amidst all the compliments, Gammons did rain a...
Here is today's lineup vs. the Marlins:
Punto SSYoukilis 3BGonzalez 1BOrtiz DHSweeney RFRoss LFShoppach CMcDonald CFAviles SS
Beckett SP (followed by Melancon, Bailey, Ohlendorf, Atchison and Carlson)
Game time is at 1:35pm EST. The game will be shown on ESPN.
Please help me welcome Mark Vandeusen to the CLNS Radio Red Sox Beat Writers team! Mark is a very well established blogger who will graciously make time in his busy schedule to help us in our Sox coverage for the 2012 season. Stay tuned for more great work from Mark and the rest of [...]
We're already a week into Boston Red Sox games in spring training and NESN commentators Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy are already at it with their dancing "skills".
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Pete Abraham reports:The Red Sox announced they have signed 16 players to one-year contracts. These are 40-man roster players who have 0-3 years of service time and are not eligible for arbitration.(snip)All 40 players on Boston’s major league roster are under contract for 2012