Boston Red Sox

Stadium: Fenway Park | Manager: John Farrell
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Red Sox.2446341234.01
AL East5th3rd4th5th
American League 9th11th10th9th

Schedule

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7:05 pm EST
Thu Mar 5
at MIN
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1:05 pm EST
Fri Mar 6
MIA
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1:05 pm EST
Sat Mar 7
at BAL
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1:05 pm EST
Sat Mar 7
MIN
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1:10 pm EDT
Sun Mar 8
at NYM
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1:05 pm EDT
Mon Mar 9
at STL
*
1:05 pm EDT
Tue Mar 10
TB
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1:05 pm EDT
Wed Mar 11
at NYY
*
1:05 pm EDT
Thu Mar 12
at PIT
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7:05 pm EDT
Fri Mar 13
NYY
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1:05 pm EDT
Sat Mar 14
PIT
*
1:05 pm EDT
Sun Mar 15
at PHI

Standings

AL
East
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Baltimore84-5896-66
New York71-7184-78
Toronto70-7283-79
Tampa Bay67-7577-85
Boston62-8071-91
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Red Sox's Henry Owens impresses during camp
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Red Sox pitcher Henry Owens impressed during batting practice recently, according to the Boston Herald

Owens hadn't faced big league hitters since last spring training, and had something to prove. While Owens didn't have great fastball command during the session, his changeup was spot on. 

"Great deception, hard to pick up," catcher Ryan Hanigan said. "He got me on the changeup today because you can’t see the spin. It looks just like his fastball. That’s a huge advantage."

Pitching coach Juan Nieves agreed, but said he wasn't sure whether Owens was ready for the majors just yet. "Is anybody ready to come to the big leagues?" Nieves said. "I don’t know. We don’t know until they get there and experience the competition."

The 22-year-old Owens enters the year as the team's second-best prospect according to Baseball America. He posted a 2.94 ERA over two minor-league levels last year. 

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Red Sox SP Justin Masterson feels 'a lot better' this spring
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Red Sox starting pitcher Justin Masterson said after Saturday's live batting practice session that he feels "a lot better" this spring after dealing with injuries throughout the 2014 season, MLB.com reports.

"I feel a lot better. I feel more flexible, I'm getting more rotation and things are going better," Masterson said. "I just wasn't in a good spot last year, and I was trying to battle real hard through some stuff. This year, I'm much better, but I'm still working and still fighting."

Masterson is healthy again but unsure whether he's throwing at peak velocity.

"Like every guy, he's getting his timing in," manager John Farrell said. "I thought the second half of his BP session was more crisp. The sinker and the action of his pitches were on the plate more consistently. He's just following the progression towards games here next week."

Masterson went 7-9 with a 5.88 ERA and 116:69 K:BB ratio in 126 2/3 innings with Indians and Cardinals in 2014.

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Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava hitting only left-handed this spring
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is planning to only hit from the left side during this spring after hitting from both sides of the plate for most of his career, reports the Providence Journal.

"I'm definitely trying it out," Nava said. "I'm just really trying to see what becomes of it. I still have the right-hand swing; it's not in the garbage. Just knowing how the left-right splits are, I thought it would be a good shot to see with my approach if it could work."

Nava has hit .293 with a .385 slugging percentage from the left side in his career while hitting just .209 from the right.

"I just need more time to really get an idea. I might as well at least commit to it as long as I can, and we'll see what happens," Nava said. "I'm very realistic right now that it's going to be a challenge, but hopefully later down the road it might get a little easier."

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Red Sox's Betts focused on preparing for season, not OF competition
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Mookie Betts knows he will have to put his best foot forward this spring in order to land a starting spot in the Red Sox's outfield. Betts, however, is not trying to think as much about the competition and rather focus on what he needs to do to prepare for the 2015 season.

“I feel as if I’m just getting ready for the season,” Betts told WEEI.com. “Whether it’s in the big leagues, Triple-A, Double-A, wherever it is, I’m just getting ready for the season and not really focusing so much on making the big-league team, just really just getting ready."

If Betts doesn't win a starting job in the outfield, then he could be a bench option for Boston instead of heading back to the minors.

“Whatever [manager John] Farrell and [general manager Ben] Cherington, whatever they do is what’s going to be best for the Red Sox,” Betts said. “And if that’s me sitting and watching, that’s perfectly fine and I’ll just fill into my role.”

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Red Sox's Mujica reveals neck injury played part in 2014 struggles
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica got off to a rocky start in 2014, posting a 6.41 ERA through the first two months of the season. He eventually settled down, posting a 2.68 ERA and seven saves over the final four months.

On Friday, Mujica revealed a neck injury played a part in his early season struggles. Mujica was diagnosed with his C1 vertebrae being out of place when he signed with the Red Sox and added the issue didn't clear up until midway through the 2014 season.

“My neck was bothering me when I got here, I got treatment and in spring training I felt good because of the weather,” Mujica said, per WEEI.com. “But then I felt sore in the neck because of the cold weather. I was also adjusting to the American League, all the teams have pretty good hitters 1-9. I just kept working every single day, watching videos, got that [physical] adjustment and got going in the second half.

“The C1 was a little moved out of place, but they put it in the right place in spring training to get through the season. With treatment every single day it helped me a lot after the first two months.”

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGDustin Pedroia , 2B.278
HRDavid Ortiz , DH35
RBIDavid Ortiz , DH104
OBPDavid Ortiz , DH.355
SLGDavid Ortiz , DH.517
RYoenis Cespedes , LF89
SBBrock Holt , 3B12
WClay Buchholz , SP8
ERAClay Buchholz , SP5.34
WHIPClay Buchholz , SP1.39
KClay Buchholz , SP132
SVKoji Uehara , RP26
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