Eduardo Rodriguez, in his MLB debut, tosses 7 2/3 shutout innings and allows just three hits, helping to snap Boston's three-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Rangers.
Insider Sean McAdam hands out his superlatives for the Red Sox' 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers.
Slumping David Ortiz is going to sit for a few days. Tony Massarotti isn't buying John Farrell's reasoning for it.
4yThe number seems outlandish, but a source confirms that Red Sox principal owner John Henry was fined 500,000 for comments he made about MLB revenue sharing.
4yThe Red Sox signed Alfredo Aceves because they were intrigued by his versatility and his proven ability to pitch in the American League East.
4yThe utility infielder, a long shot to make the major-league roster, suffers the injury charging after a popped-up bunt.
4yThe Red Sox prinicpal owner was fined for statements he made about MLB's current financial system, in 2009 in a Boston Globe interview
4yIf the Sox' right-hander is unable to pitch Thursday, the team has plenty of options to replace him.
4yStill, the Red Sox right-hander -- who suffered a mild concussion when struck by a ball during batting practice on Monday -- won't engage in any physical activity today and isn't sure if he'll be able to make his scheduled start Thursday.
4yDaisuke Matsuzaka acknowledges he hasn't been in shape during past spring trainings, but he's out to prove he's ready to contribute to the rotation right away.