FORT MYERS, Fla. — Their time will come, just not in the near future.

The Red Sox ended Blake Swihart’s and Eduardo Rodriguez’s stints in major league camp Friday, sending both players to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Blake Swihart

Blake Swihart

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Their time will come, just not in the near future.

The Red Sox ended Blake Swihart’s and Eduardo Rodriguez’s stints in major league camp Friday, sending both players to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Swihart acquitted himself well throughout his first major league spring training, going 7-for=18 (.389) with one home run and a 1.006 OPS.

Red Sox manager John Farrell noted last week that he would not hesitate to call on Swihart if the need arose at the major league level, although the 22-year-old wouldn’t necessarily be first option.

Rodriguez opened eyes, as well, giving up one run over 7 2/3 innings, striking out nine and not walking a batter. While it would appear both Steven Wright and Brian Johnson might be ahead of the lefty in regards to the starting pitching depth chart, it is believed that the 21-year-old Rodriguez has the most upside of the group.

Blog Author: 
Rob Bradford

All of David Ortiz's hardware with the Red Sox still hasn't bought him total goodwill. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)Here we go again.



Joe Kelly is good to go, but not without a minor scare.

Appearing Thursday night on WEEI’s Hot Stove Show, Kelly clarified that the biceps injury he suffered in his last start was something he had never experienced before.

Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly is good to go, but not without a minor scare.

Appearing Thursday night on WEEI’s Hot Stove Show, Kelly clarified that the biceps injury he suffered in his last start was something he had never experienced before.

Kelly left Monday’s start against the Mets with spasms in his right biceps, an injury he described as, “different and awkward.” After suffering the injury, he had initially said it was similar to one he had had with the Cardinals.

“Anytime a pitcher comes out of the game and it’s injury related, you never know what can happen,” Kelly said. “Obviously some guys come out of games with tight forearms, and that leads to Tommy John (surgery).

“What I had the other day was a combination of my biceps not firing properly and I had a little bit of spasms, a tightening up, which I’d never had in my life. That’s something different and awkward. (The Red Sox) saw that my arm wasn’t working properly and got me out of the game.”

Kelly threw a 32-pitch bullpen on Thursday at what he estimated to be about 75 percent effort, and then declared himself ready to make Sunday’s start against the Phillies. An MRI earlier this week found no structural damage.

“Today told me basically that I’m good to go,” Kelly said. “It wasn’t game speed. I didn’t have a chance to really let anything go. . . . It was a good session, more for the training staff, the medical staff and the coaches to let them know I’m all right. I like to pitch through a lot of stuff. Some guys would come out of the game early if they’re not feeling right. That’s something I’m not very good at. I pitch through pretty much anything.”

Kelly added that his arm is sound.

“There’s no structural damage or anything like that,” he said. “We’re 100 percent sure there will be no further damage. It’s one of those things ‘€“ if you get it, you’ve got to work through it and pitch through a little dead arm.”

Blog Author: 
John Tomase
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.

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Mut, Bradford, and Tomase kick off this weeks show by talking to Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly about his biceps recovery, getting ready for the season and his NCAA brackets. They then talk about the Red Sox depth at closer with Koji Uehara questionable for the start of the season.

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Tommy Layne has made quite a positive impression on the Red Sox this spring training. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)FORT MYERS, Fla.