Three takes from Thursday night: 1. E-Rod is sticking around. 2. More Pedroia hitting tips pay off. 3. Stop the Ortiz conspiracy theories.
Eduardo Rodriguez might not save the Red Sox' season, but he might just save this horrible spring.
2yFranklin Morales goes six innings, allowing two earned runs while Dustin Pedroia, Will Middlebrooks and Daniel Nava pace the offense.
2yCarl Crawford begins a 20-day rehab assignment, Jacoby Ellsbury takes groundballs, and Andrew Bailey suffers a setback.
2yLong before either of them cracked a Major League roster, Jason Heyward saw something special in Ryan Kalish.
2yDespite Bobby Valentine's claim that everything was explained to Kevin Youkilis, the third baseman says he hasn't been told anything about his situation.
2yKevin Youkilis is in the awkward position of trying to stay sharp without playing time, all the while mentoring the man who is taking his spot. Oh, and there are those trade rumors to ignore...
2yEric Hinske left the Boston Red Sox in 2007 after capturing a World Series Championship. Five years later, returning to Fenway Park and the city where he won it all still feels familiar.
2yDue to an illness, Clay Buchholz will miss his scheduled start Sunday vs. Atlanta.