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03/01/2013 - 4:44pm
Sox prospect Brentz not yet game ready

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Outfielder Bryce Brentz, the minor league prospect who accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning a handgun, has not yet been cleared to take part in full baseball activities. To this point, according to Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett, he’s hitting and throwing on flat ground but he cannot yet sprint at full speed.

As a result, he has yet to participate in any spring training games (which often feature extra players from minor league camp in the late innings), but the Sox expect that he will be able to do so at some point this month.

“We fully expect at some point in camp he’d be over in games here. When, we don’t have the exact date but we’re hopeful that he would be back at full baseball activity and get into games on our side,” said Farrell.

Farrell said that he expects Brentz to be game-ready by the time...

03/01/2013 - 4:40pm
David Ortiz on way back to Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz is expected back in Red Sox camp some time tonight after leaving camp on Wednesday for personal reasons. He traveled to the Dominican Republic. While Farrell declined to elaborate on the reason for Ortiz’s departure, he did say that it was unrelated to his recovery from last year’s right Achilles strain.

– Farrell said that the team elected to give Will Middlebrooks “one more work day” on Friday before having him return to the lineup after his right wrist scare on Wednesday night. The third baseman continues to show no symptoms of the “zinging” he felt in his wrist on an awkward check swing. Middlebrooks is currently slated to play...

03/01/2013 - 2:51pm
Napoli hitting cleanup in Sox debut

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox will play the Pirates at JetBlue Park on Friday night, a game that will mark the Sox debut of new first baseman Mike Napoli. However, while Napoli — whose start to the spring was slowed slightly while he and the Sox followed a program meant to ensure the well-being on his hips, following his offseason diagnosis with avascular necrosis — is in the lineup (batting cleanup and playing first base), third baseman Will Middlebrooks is not playing, two days removed from his awkward check-swing against the Orioles.

Still, Middlebrooks says he remains fine, and he was actually surprised that he wasn’t in the lineup, suggesting that he has no residue of pain in his right wrist.

“I hadn’t even seen the lineup. I was expecting to be in there,” said Middlebrooks, who added that he planned to take batting practice and take part in all normal...

03/01/2013 - 1:39pm
Kurkjian: Sox last for now but could surprise

Tim Kurkjian of ESPN spoke with Mut & Merloni on Friday about why he’s picking the Red Sox last in the AL East but wouldn’t be surprised to see them finish higher, why Toronto is the team to beat and the state of the Sox bullpen.

“I’m not suggesting they’re going to be really good — if I have to pick the division today, I’m going to pick them last again,” Kurkjian said of the Sox. “I’m just saying that this division is really fluid right now, and I think the Red Sox could be a team that surprises. Every team in this division can win the division. This is as perplexed by a division as I’ve been by any division I’ve seen in a long while...

03/01/2013 - 8:04am
Mashup: Could Revis end up with Patriots?

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FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Warriors at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI-FM) NBA: Grizzlies at Heat, 8 p.m. (ESPN) NBA: Thunder at Nuggets, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball: Harvard at Princeton, 7 p.m. (ESPNU) College basketball: Loyola (Md.) at Iona, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) College basketball: Fairfield at Manhattan, 9 p.m. (ESPNU) NHL: Blue Jackets at Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m. (NHL Network) College hockey: Ferris State at Michigan, 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN) College hockey: Wisconsin at Nebraska-Omaha, 8:35 p.m. (NBCSN) MLB preseason: Pirates at Red Sox, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-AM) MLB preseason: Tigers at Mets, 1 p.m. (MLB Network) World Baseball Classic: Australia vs. Chinese Tapei, 11:30 p.m. (MLB...

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