The Red Sox traded for Nationals catcher Sandy Leon on Monday in hopes to add depth with Christian Vazquez out.
Clay Buchholz is honored to make the first Opening Day of his career.
Christian Vazquez' season is mired in uncertainty as he seeks Dr. James Andrews on elbow ailment.
3yClay Buchholz threw long toss today and felt good. He will throw another session Wednesday and hope to throw off the mound Friday. Also, Carl Crawford will DH tonight.
3yOn his second day off the DL, Crawford will not play in the outfield.
3yCarl Crawford isn't the only former Tampa Bay Ray looking to salvage this season as a member of the Red Sox. Dan Wheeler is hoping to become a bigger factor, too, and last night was a good start.
3yA day after going 15-plus innings before scoring a single run, the Red Sox drop 15 on the Orioles en route to a 15-10 win.
3yWell, if it was fatigue you were worried about tonight, the Sox batters didn't show it. They scored 15 runs and beat Baltimore for the seventh straight time.
3yThe Sox needed Tim Wakefield to go deep into tonight's game, but the knuckle-baller didn't have his stuff tonight. Also, notes on Dustin Pedroia's hot streak and Carl Crawford's return.
3yWith Ortiz out of the lineup, the everyday center fielder will DH.