Rick Porcello SP BOS 3 days ago

Porcello threw 96 pitches (71 strikes) over seven innings in a minor-league game Saturday. He allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out six.

Porcello is right on scheduled to be Boston's No. 2 starter when the team's regular season kicks off in Philadelphia.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 week ago

Porcello allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five in five innings against the Cardinals on Monday.

Porcello got his pitch count up to 92 (56 strikes). He was pleased with the outing, particularly the changeup, a pitch he worked on in between starts.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 2 weeks ago

Porcello allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out three in four innings against the Twins on Wednesday.

Porcello stretched himself out to 70 pitches, but had some problems with command and leaving pitches up. All in all, he was pleased with his changeup and the chance to work with runners on base.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 3 weeks ago

Porcello allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out three in three-plus innings Friday night against the Yankees.

Porcello threw 58 pitches, featuring his curveball more than a quarter of the time. He was pleased overall with the hook, dropping it in for strikes 10 of his 15 times.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 3 weeks ago

Porcello allowed one unearned run on four hits while striking out two in three innings in Sunday's game against the Mets.

This was Porcello's first time facing major leaguers -- he threw two innings against Northeastern University his first time out.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

Porcello retired all six batters he faced in two innings Tuesday, CSN New England reports.

Porcello said he didn't have the location his first time out, but felt good and understands it's a process early in spring.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

Porcello will pitch Tuesday afternoon against Northeastern University, WEEI.com reports.

Manager John Farrell scheduled his starters for some games next week. Porcello and Clay Buchholz will both throw against Northeastern, while Wade Miley is scheduled to pitch Tuesday night against Boston College.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 1 month ago

Porcello threw a bullpen session Saturday, his first since training camp officially kicked off, ESPN Boston reports.The buzz around Boston as we enter the 2015 season is the team's lack of an "ace" at the top of the rotation, but the 26-year-old Porcello is being seen as the most likely member of the starting rotation to emerge as the leader.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 2 months ago

Porcello agreed to a one-year, $12.5 million contract with the Red Sox on Friday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

Porcello was traded to the Red Sox from the Tigers in exchange for Yoenis Cespesdes. He posted his best major league season in 2014, finishing with a 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 204.2 innings, adding 129 strikeouts. He figures to be a solid option in the team's rotation in 2015.

Rick Porcello SP BOS 4 months ago

Porcello was dealt to the Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Porcello had a career-year in 2014 for Detroit, tossing 204.2 innings and posting his best ERA (3.43) of any of his Major League seasons. The AL East won't be as pitcher-friendly for Porcello as the AL Central was, but the ground ball specialist should be able to carve out a role in the front end of the Boston rotation.