Lowe interested in returning to Red Sox

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Lowe interested in returning to Red Sox

Derek Lowe would apparently like to return to the Red Sox. Whether the Red Sox want him to return is something still under discussion.
Lowe was designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians Tuesday and is home in Fort Myers, Fla., working out and trying to stay ready.
The Indians have 10 days to either release Lowe, place him on waivers or trade him.
Given that Lowe has a 15 million salary for 2012, he's due approximately 5 million for the final two months. That makes it highly unlikely that they'll be able to deal him elsewhere without picking up the majority of the remaining money and it makes it almost certain that he'll clear waivers, since anyone putting in a claim would be responsible for the full 5 million.
Lowe has said that he would love to return to Boston, where he spent the best years of his career, from 1997 through 2004 before leaving as a free agent to pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
If Lowe were to clear waivers, he would become a free agent, with the Sox his team of choice. Should he clear, the Sox would be able to sign him for the pro-rated mininum of about 150,000 for the remainder of the season.
A baseball source indicated that the Sox were going over scouting reports on Lowe to determine. The source said the Sox would only be interested if the veteran righty were made affordable to them.

Moreland, Travis homer to lead Red Sox past Northeastern 9-6 in opener

Moreland, Travis homer to lead Red Sox past Northeastern 9-6 in opener

Mitch Moreland and Sam Travis hit three-run homers and left-hander Brian Johnson started and pitched two scoreless innings to help the Red Sox win their spring training opener, 9-6, over Northeastern University on Thursday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Johnson, who made one spot start in his MLB debut with the Red Sox in 2015 but then was derailed by injuries and anxiety issues last season, struck out three and walked one Thursday. He's expected to start the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he went 5-6 with a 4.44 ERA in 15 starts in 2016.

Moreland, the left-handed hitting first baseman signed to a one-year deal after spending his first seven seasons with the Texas Rangers, and Travis, a right-handed hitting first base prospect coming back from knee surgery last season, each hit three-run homers in a six-run third inning.

Pablo Sandoval, attempting to reclaim the third-base job after missing nearly all of last season after surgery on his left shoulder, went 1-for-2 with a double. 

The Red Sox open Grapefruit League play Friday afternoon when they host the New York Mets at JetBlue Park. 

Pedro Martinez talks about one of the greatest games he's ever pitched

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Pedro Martinez talks about one of the greatest games he's ever pitched

CSN baseball analyst Lou Merloni sits down with Pedro Martinez and Red Sox hitting coach Chili Davis to discuss one of Pedro's greatest games. 

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On September 10, 1999 at the height of the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry, Pedro Martinez struck out 17 Yankees in a complete game victory, with the only hit he allowed being a home run to Chili Davis. The two men recall that memorable night in the Bronx, and discuss the state of pitching in 2017.