Ortiz bursts into Francona's press conference

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Ortiz bursts into Francona's press conference

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com Bruins Insider Follow @hackswithhaggs
David Ortiz burst into the middle of Sox manager Terry Franconaspress conference in the media room upstairs from the Sox clubhouse, and wasrunning hot about something.

Ortiz said Im bleeping pissed. We need to have a talk . . . you and mebefore the manager and designated hitter agreed to talk about things at a moreappropriate time.

Then Ortiz gave away exactly what was bothering him when he mutteredBleepin scorekeeper always bleepin bleep up while exiting the room.

Ortiz was most certainly upset about a change made by official scorerChaz Scoggins in Wednesday nights game that turned his first inning two-runsingle into a one-run single with an error on the left fielder allowing thesecond run to score. That means an RBI was taken away from Ortiz midway throughthe game, and he was upset enough about it to bust up Franconas daily pregamemeeting with the press with a few choice words.

When approached later in the clubhouse, Ortiz declined comment on the incident except to say it was "between me and Tito."

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Red Sox place Pomeranz on DL, but he may not miss a start

Red Sox place Pomeranz on DL, but he may not miss a start

Roster flexibility, something of substance, or a combination of both?

The Red Sox on Thursday placed Drew Pomeranz on the brand new 10-day disabled list because of a left forearm flexor strain.

"It's become more and more clear he's not ready to begin the season," John Farrell told reporters, including The Providence Journal's Tim Britton, on Thursday morning.

The Sox don’t need a fifth starter, Pomeranz’s potential spot, until April 9. He can be activated before then. So, in effect, the trip to the DL frees up an extra roster spot.

Farrell said the team hopes Pomeranz will be able to make his scheduled start but "is certainly not guaranteeing it."

The situation could prove an interesting look at how MLB handles its new 10-day disabled list. If Pomeranz continues on his previously planned schedule, the Red Sox could be seen as simply be using the 10-day DL to their advantage. But Farrell spoke earlier this spring about how he expected MLB to highly scrutinize trips to the DL.

Pomeranz’s forearm is known not to be in the best of shape, considering he went for a stem-cell injection this offseason.

Porcello 'feels as good as I've felt all spring' in Red Sox' 5-3 loss

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Porcello 'feels as good as I've felt all spring' in Red Sox' 5-3 loss

Rick Porcello and Drew Pomeranz combined to allow all five of the Red Sox' runs in Boston's 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

Porcello finished his start by fanning four, allowing four hits and earning two runs over four innings. Pomeranz followed in the next four innings with four strikeouts, five hits allowed and three earned runs. Pomeranz allowed ByungHo Park's eighth-inning, two-run homer, which ended up being the game-winner.

Porcello, however, was optimistic after the loss.

"The buildup was good," Porcello told reporters, via RedSox.com. "Today I felt as good as I've felt all spring. At this point, I'm ready to go. I'm looking forward to the start of the season."

While the Sox offense was able to get three runs off Ervin Santana in his 4 2/3 innings, they struggled against the Twins' next five pitchers. Xander Bogaerts (2 of 3) and Pablo Sandoval (1 of 3) managed homers. Hanley (3 of 3) Ramirez had a double, and Dustin Pedroia (2 of 3) had two singles.

Kyle Kendrick will start Thursday in the Sox' final Spring Training series against the Washington Nationals. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. ET.