Jackie Bradley CF/RF BOS 6 Hrs
Bradley had a hard-hit double, a single, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday night's game against the Twins.
Bradley's getting an increased opportunity to play with the injury to Rusney Castillo and it's promising to see him put some good swings on balls. He's worked hard in the offseason to reclaim the swing he once had in the minors.
Alexi Ogando RP BOS 6 Hrs
Ogando hit 95 on the radar gun while making his spring-training debut Thursday night against the Twins.
The Red Sox are looking to see if Ogando can regain the velocity he once had prior to last season's elbow injury. If he's capable and remains healthy, Ogando will lock up a spot in Boston's bullpen.
Xander Bogaerts SS/3B BOS 6 Hrs
Bogaerts homered, had two RBI and scored two runs in Thursday night's game against the Twins.
More encouraging than the bat was his diving play up the middle on a ball hit by Kurt Suzuki. He bounced the throw to first, but got the out. Going to his left for balls was an area Bogaerts struggled with last season. He worked hard in the offseason to improve his first-step reaction, particularly to his left, and it showed Thursday.
Joe Kelly SP BOS 6 Hrs
Kelly was hit hard in his spring debut, allowing seven hits and four runs in 1.2 innings Thursday night against the Twins. He threw 44 pitches, 29 for strikes.
Other than the percentage of pitches for strikes, it was all bad for Kelly, whose four-seamer was catching too much of the plate. He tried to accentuate the positive, telling reporters that he's never had good springs, a claim borne out by the numbers. He had a 6.29 ERA in four spring starts for the Cardinals last season and a 4.91 ERA in six appearances in 2013.
Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 6 Hrs
Pedroia went 3-for-3 with a grand-slam, a double and a single in Thursday night's spring-training game against the Twins.
Pedroia, who underwent offseason surgery on his wrist, provided immediate evidence that he's fully recovered. The last few seasons he's had to answer questions about declining power numbers after a string of hand/thumb/wrist injuries. He was vintage Pedroia following Thursday's game, telling reporters "I knew I was back to normal in the offseason. Obviously I told you that, but you can only believe it if you see it. Just watch, man. My job is to play. Your job is to watch."
Nick Swisher 1B/DH CLE 10 Hrs
Swisher (knee) continues to progress well through a variety of running drills, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Swisher hasn't progressed as rapidly as teammate Brandon Moss but he still has some time to get himself for Opening Day following double knee surgery last August.
Brandon Moss 1B/LF.. CLE 10 Hrs
Moss (hip) could be ready for exhibition play at some point next week, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "He's so far ahead. The way he's going, it wouldn't be surprising," said manager Terry Francona in regards to Moss' possible return next week.
Moss' rehab from hip surgery has gone exceedingly well so far and he looks to be a few days ahead of his original mid-March return date which could be a big boost to the Cleveland offense.
Corey Kluber SP CLE 10 Hrs
Kluber (flu) was able to toss a side session Thursday and should be able to make his first appearance of the spring as scheduled this weekend.
Kluber was dealing with some flu-like symptoms Wednesday but it appears the reigning Cy Young winner should be able to make his first start of the spring this weekend.
Bruce Chen SP CLE 10 Hrs
Chen tossed a pair of hitless innings in his first appearance of the spring Thursday.
Chen's in camp looking to win the fifth starter spot in a competition that includes Zach McAllister, Josh Tomlin, Danny Salazar and T.J. House so he'll need to pitch himself into the rotation picture this spring.
Trevor Bauer SP CLE 10 Hrs
Bauer allowed an unearned run over three innings in his Cactus League debut Thursday.
Bauer would have to really self-implode in order to not start the season as a member of the starting rotation and Thursday's debut got his spring off on the right foot.