Notes: Sox game canceled; Breslow, Peavy throw

Notes: Sox game canceled; Breslow, Peavy throw
March 24, 2014, 4:00 pm
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SARASOTA, Fla. -- While the Red Sox were getting rained out of their game with the Baltimore Orioles after just two innings, two Red Sox pitchers stayed back in Fort Myers to get some work in during minor league games.
     
Craig Breslow, seeing his first game action of the spring, started for Single A Greenville. He pitched just one inning, facing three hitters in a scoreless frame.
     
Breslow threw 18 pitches, 11 of which were strikes. He allowed a single, but then picked the baserunner off and recorded a strikeout.
     
Meanwhile, Jake Peavy, who opted out of facing the Orioles, a division opponent, used his throw day to toss six innings in a simulated game at the Red Sox complex.
     
He threw 100 pitches. Peavy will throw again Saturday against Minnesota in the last Grapefruit League contest of the spring for the Sox.

* John Farrell again reiterated that there have been no setbacks with Grady Sizemore and that the "revised'' schedule of games played this week were more a result of miscommunication than anything else.
     
Sizemore was originally announced to be playing Sunday, Monday and Tuesday as his first stretch of three straight games.
     
But after he played Sunday, he was given the day off Monday, with the idea of playing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night. He'll then be off Friday and play Saturday, the final game in Florida.
     
"There have been so many different (plans) talked about,'' he said, "that I might have just communicated a wrong one to you. With a week to go in camp, there was going to be five games played. We wanted to try to stay away from a day game after a night game as part of the three...All those things were looked at.''

* Daniel Nava, who played right field for the rain-shortened game in Sarasota, played center field in a camp intra squad game Sunday.
     
He'll play another game in center in the minors.
     
Before the week is out, the Red Sox would like to get Shane Victorino a game in center and take a look at Mike Carp at third base.