The A's got a top prospect for Ben Zobrist, but Brock Holt isn't quite as good and probably wouldn't fetch the same package for the Sox.
It's been a long time since there was a buzz around Boston over Pedro Martinez, but that was the case on Tuesday.
Attempting to avoid a full-speed collision with the bullpen wall, Mookie Betts vaults over the wall, but got caught up as he attempted to clear it.
4yWith eight pitchers fighting for two spots, and everyone performing well, Terry Francona says you 'could be setting yourself up for a mistake' if you make your decision based on seven or eight exhibition innings.
4yThe veteran left-hander, the team's best pitcher in 2010, will open the season against the Rangers in Texas.
4yThe veteran designated hitter, on the final year of his contract, tells CSN's Jessica Moran that he's going to go hard and play hard and 'whatever happens, happens.'
4yAlso, Jacoby Ellsbury shows some pop; Jason Varitek gets some kind words; Bobby Jenks flashes a new move.
4yThe veteran right-hander throws five shutout innings, allowing only two hits and one walk with five strikeouts, in the Sox' 2-1, 10-inning win over the Tigers.
4yThe veteran right-hander allows only two hits and walks just one in five shutout innings.
4yVictor Martinez, playing against the Sox for the first time since signing with Detroit as a free agent, has nothing but fond memories of his time in Boston.