Rob Bradford sits down with new Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina to discuss the behind-the-scenes scenario that led him back to the Red Sox, the ins and outs of his job, and his take on the comparison between his former player, Mike Trout, and Mookie Betts.
Rob Bradford sits down with new Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina to discuss the behind-the-scenes scenario that led him back to the Red Sox, the ins and outs of his job, and his take on the comparison between his former player, Mike Trout, and Mookie Betts.

[0:00:24] ... Many appearances as scared he says Gina. New bench coach for the Boston Red Sox. And one of the finest Lowell spinners manager ever and I would say Gary as is the best. But honestly I I ...
[0:02:02] ... the tuck it meant to Pawtucket manager. The year we won the World Series. John Torrey that's. Made me feel part of their staff even though I was there on a daily basis. Whether it's your ...
[0:09:00] ... But it looks like what are these guys to rebut. You understand Terry Francona had why do you wads of golf slash tobacco in front of the World Series this something must speak whatnot. There's a lot of that's it that's not just the bench coach as well you know when ...
[0:10:49] ... college. My remit was a Mets fan ended up. You know the World Series in excess 86. But I remember being in this in the bleachers and you're in whatever year that was scream and yell ...






Remember when the Red Sox had too many starters? Now they’ve got questions about Nos. 4-6, chief among them, All-Star knuckleballer Steven Wright.

Steven Wright

Steven Wright

Remember when the Red Sox had too many starters? Now they’ve got questions about Nos. 4-6, chief among them, All-Star knuckleballer Steven Wright.

We are now closing in on six months since Wright last threw a pitch. He injured his shoulder on Aug. 6 while pinch running against the Dodgers. He returned for two starts at the end of that month before shutting it down for good.

With pitchers and catchers officially reporting and the first workout scheduled for Tuesday, the Red Sox still don’t have a healthy Wright, who continues to work his way back from an injury that didn’t require surgery, but has proven more stubborn than anyone expected.

“He’s making improvement,” manager John Farrell said on Sunday. “This has probably taken longer than he anticipated, than we certainly anticipated. He’s back throwing to 120 feet. He’s throwing flat ground right now. He still needs to continue to build some arm strength at this point in camp. We’ll get a better read exactly when everybody goes through their physicals [Monday]. We’ll get a better read of arm strengths and accurate measurements overall. If we were to take this next week and continue to build that arm strength before we get him on the mound, I don’t want to rule that out, but we’ll get a better read on that tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, Wright isn’t alone in the trainer’s room. Pomeranz, who received a stem cell injection in his sore left elbow last October, isn’t ready to throw, either.

“Similar situation in terms of the timing of it all,” Farrell said. “With physicals tomorrow, we’ll get a better read, but there’s a possibility those two guys might be in a continued long toss throwing period for a week before we get them on the mound.”

Farrell wasn’t ready to declare either officially behind, noting that the early start this year, thanks to the World Baseball Classic, leaves extra time for pitchers to make their five or six spring starts.

That leaves Rodriguez, who is on Team Venezuela’s provisional roster. Team president Dave Dombrowski has already said that Rodriguez will not pitch in the first round as he continues to recover from a minor knee injury suffered during winter ball.

Farrell said the team must sign off on Rodriguez pitching in round two or beyond.

“If he’s not healthy enough, there’s something that’s clearly existing, we have the ability to override [his spot on the team],” Farrell said.

Blog Author: 
John Tomase

Pablo Sandoval won't have much competition this spring. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Pablo Sandoval must win back his job. But does he have any competition?



Rick Porcello was a stud for the Red Sox last year. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)FORT MYERS, Fla.



FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox fans seeking optimism over the spring training arrival of third baseman Pablo Sandoval on Thursday can examine the photographic evidence -- the Panda has clearly shed a few layers of bamboo.



Pablo Sandoval appears anxious to prove just how committed he is to the 2017 Red Sox.

Arriving a full eight days early, Sandoval took his first cuts of the spring, looking noticeably svelte, especially compared to this time last year.

Ian Browne of MLB.com got the clearest picture of Pablo. We’ll update in a bit if he talks after his workout.

Pablo Sandoval appears anxious to prove just how committed he is to the 2017 Red Sox.

Arriving a full eight days early, Sandoval took his first cuts of the spring, looking noticeably svelte, especially compared to this time last year.

Ian Browne of MLB.com got the clearest picture of Pablo. We’ll update in a bit if he talks after his workout.

Blog Author: 
John Tomase

There’s two ways to look at the Red Sox signing Carlos Quentin to a minor-league contract. (This was first reported by Fan Rag Sports.)