Daisuke 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.
Carl Crawford is making the transition from small market to big market this season, and so far he's handling the attention well.
The ex-Marlins left-hander strikes out two of the three batters he faces in an outing that Francona describes as 'extremely exciting.'
The Sox pitcher, struck during batting practice, may not be able to work against Philadelphia on Thursday.
The manager will use that trio at the top of today's batting order against the Twins, but says no one should read anything into it