Manager John Farrell said Hanley Ramirez could take the next step in his recovery Thursday.
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The Red Sox bullpen has been taxed for innings early in the season, which may force manager John Farrell to implement a long reliever.
4yThe comments come in response to the new Red Sox reliever's criticisms of Ozzie Guillen's method of managing a bullpen.
4yThe former major-league GM worked on the Boston staff from 2003-06.
4yAccording to sources, the two leading candidates for jobs in the Red Sox organization are Chili Davis and former Red Sox catcher Rich Gedman.
4yBeyeler, who turns 47 in February, has managed for 10 seasons, including seven in the Sox organization.
4yThe Sox owe 1.49 million, the first time they've paid since 2007; the Yankees lower their bill to 18 million
4yThe new two-year deal between the Red Sox and Bobby Jenks was made official on Tuesday, and Jenks made it clear he was happy to be in Boston even though he won't be the team's closer.
4yThe former UConn star was the 1950 American League Rookie of the Year for Boston.