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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:55 am

Morning report from the Fort

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good morning from an overcast Fort, where it may rain later but is unlikely to impact either the Red Sox workout Saturday or the open house the team is holding at JetBlue Park, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s event is scheduled to include a yard sale featuring Red Sox memorabilia. Parking is complimentary. Proceeds will be donated to the Red Sox Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization and the official team charity of the Sox.
Here is a list of players who were with the Red Sox at the end of last season and where they are now: Burke Badenhop (Reds), Drake Britton (Cubs), Corey Brown (Rays), Daniel Butler (Nationals), Yoenis Cespedes (Tigers), Rubby De La Rosa (Diamondbacks), Alex Hassan (Athletics), Jonathan Herrera (Cubs), Ryan Lavarnway (Orioles), Will Middlebrooks (Padres), Anthony Ranaudo (Rangers), Carlos Rivero (Mariners), Ryan R

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:55 am

Takeaways from the Fort: Pace-of-play rules

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Takeaways from the Fort on Day 9 of Red Sox camp:
Peter Woodfork, the senior vice president for baseball operations, and umpire supervisor Charlie Reliford met with Red Sox manager John Farrell and his staff Saturday morning regarding the pace-of-play rules that will be implemented this season. Farrell said he will discuss the changes with the players in a subsequent meeting, presumably before the start of Grapefruit League play Thursday against the Minnesota Twins.

There will be a clock in place starting with Tuesday’s college doubleheader against Northeastern and Boston College, Farrell said, to monitor the time between innings and how long it takes a reliever to be ready to enter a game.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:55 am

Red Sox managing transition in outfield

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Communication in the outfield is going to be a huge factor this year for the Red Sox -- and they’re not taking any of it for granted.

Cuban sensation Rusney Castillo played just 10 games in center field last year after being signed and fast-tracked to Boston. Hanley Ramirez has never played the outfield as a big leaguer and also has to get used to the quirky caroms generated by the Green Monster. Right fielder Shane Victorino has never played with Castillo. And then there’s Mookie Betts, who transitioned from second base to the outfield and has just played just 37 games there as a big leaguer.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:58 am

Takeaways from the Fort: Craig looks good

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Takeaways from the Fort on Day 10 of Red Sox camp: Is Allen Craig trade bait? If so, the market soon could be trending up. Manager John Farrell said Sunday that Craig is showing “much more life in the bat” and looking physically strong after battling a left foot Lisfranc injury in 2014 and hitting just .128 for the Red Sox following the trade that sent John Lackey to the Cardinals. “The foot’s not an issue at this point and we don’t anticipate it to be,” Farrell said. “You just see increased core strength and better bat speed. And I know it’s just BP, but he looks different than when we got him. Let’s face it: The shock of the trade is in the rear-view mirror more so now than when he came to us.”..

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Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:07 am

Monday takeaways: Spring opener on deck

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- More than a month remains before the Boston Red Sox open the regular season against the Philadelphia Phillies, but it seemed more like a matter of days given the line of questions and activity at Fenway South on Monday.

Pitchers Clay Buchholz, Rick Porcello and Wade Miley worked on their bunting skills and designated hitter David Ortiz addressed whether he would sit or play first base at 3:05 p.m. on Monday, April 6, in Philadelphia, where the Red Sox will be adhering to National League rules.

“Since it’s the beginning of the season, I’ll have to go out there and play first base a few times,” Ortiz said. “It’s not a big deal.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:55 am

Ol' college try falls short for Northeastern, BC

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Takeaways from the Fort, where the Red Sox scored a total of three runs in 15 innings but still swept the visiting lads from the halls of academia, Northeastern and Boston College, 2-1 (8 innings) and 1-0, respectively, in their annual doubleheader.

• The Sox are now 13-0 overall against the Huskies, 25-0 against the Eagles.

• With Philadelphia Phillies scout Charlie Kerfeld watching from behind home plate, catcher Blake Swihart’s two-out single brought home Jemile Weeks, who had tripled, with the only run of the second game. Swihart, of course, has been mentioned as a prime Phillies target in trade talks for left-hander Cole Hamels.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:59 am

Path cleared for Mookie Betts

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Two college kids started in center field against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Matt Cook for Northeastern University. Nick Colucci for Boston College.

Both are younger -- Cook by 5½ months, Colucci by 46 days -- than 22-year-old Mookie Betts.

Cook is a senior, majoring in business. The team's media guide says he hopes to be an entrepreneur. Colucci is a redshirt junior, majoring in sociology, his career path yet to be determined.

Betts is not yet four full years removed from his graduation from John Overton High School in Nashville, Tennessee, but his future is seemingly laid out before him. A month away from starting the 2015 regular season, Betts is the leading candidate to be the Opening Day center fielder for the Red Sox.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:16 am

Boston’s Ortiz says he won’t follow speed-up rule

Don’t count Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz as a big fan of baseball’s new speed-up-the-game plan. “When you come out of the box, you’re thinking about what the guy is trying to do,” Ortiz said in reaction to the rule, which states the batter must have at least …

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:40 am

LaHair comes home to show he's not done

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- From 144 Granite Street in Worcester, Massachusetts, where Bryan LaHair played baseball and basketball for Holy Name Central Catholic High School, it’s about a 43-mile ride east on the Mass. Turnpike to Fenway Park, less than an hour if you hit the traffic right.

Or, if you’re LaHair, you can opt for the long way, a trip of 12 years and roughly 20,000 miles. That only covers the stops he made in Seattle, Chicago, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan and Akron, Ohio, and doesn’t account for all the many other destinations along the way, which include Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and minor league outposts scattered across the map...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:40 am

Buchholz sends message with 'Ace' T-shirts

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With T-shirts of his own creation, Clay Buchholz made a fashion statement in the Red Sox clubhouse Thursday afternoon, one that will be modeled by the five members of the team’s reconstructed starting rotation. Buchholz placed a blue T-shirt in each starter’s locker that bore the inscription “He’s the ace” on the front and the pitcher’s name on the back. He also had another T-shirt made up, a gray one, that said, “I’m the ace” and will be worn by that game’s pitcher. It was an original way for Buchholz to weigh in on one of this spring’s prevailing themes -- that the Sox rotation lacks a true No. 1. “It was awesome,” said Joe Kelly, who started Thursday night and found the T-shirt waiting when he arrived...

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