Will the Red Sox, coming off consecutive last-place finishes under John Farrell, be tempted to make a quick change if they start slowly?
Addressing some smaller, but not-so-insignificant questions for the Red Sox as spring training approaches.
Dave Dombrowski's in-season approach will probably be different than Ben Cherington's. How different? Let us count the ways . . .
3yKevin Youkilis and Mike Aviles will have the day off on Sunday, but not because of injury.
3yRich Hill is experiencing some tightness in his surgically-repaired elbow and will be examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday.
3yMelancon was in the Red Sox clubhouse and on the roster Sunday morning, after left-hander Rich Hill was moved to the disabled list with tightness in his surgically repaired left elbow.
3yIn the midst of a slump, Dustin Pedroia insists he's healthy and is just trying to find his timing.
3yOver his last two outings, Franklin Morales has pitched 7 13 scoreless innings, while allowing only two hits.
3yDaisuke Matsuzaka strikes out eight batters in just five innings, but it's a four-pitch walk that he remembers most.
3yGio Gonzalez allows just three hits and the Red Sox offense is held quiet again.