Fellow relievers Rich Hill and Andrew Miller also get sent to the minor-league camp.
Ryan Kalish, Randy Williams, Rich Hill, Brandon Duckworth and Michael Bowden were also optioned to Pawtucket.
Buck Showalter's snarky comments miss the point: With tons of money comes tons of pressure, and all that matters is championships. Theo Epstein's delivered twice, which -- brains or no brains -- is all that matters to big-payroll teams.
While the big-league club lost to the Marlins in Jupiter, Fla., several Sox pitchers got their work in elsewhere.