Rick Porcello
SP BOS
7 days ago

Porcello allowed one run on two and one walk while striking out nine over six innings in a minor league game Thursday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello is cruising toward his Opening Day start April 3 against the Pirates. He'll dial it back to about 60-75 pitches in his final spring start next Wednesday against the Nationals.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Porcello has been named the Opening Day starter by manager John Farrell, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's a well-deserved accolade for the reigning Cy Young Award winner. The right-hander is coming off a career-best campaign in which he posted 22-4 record, a 3.15 ERA, and a 7.6 K/9 ratio, while leading the Red Sox to an AL East championship. Porcello is recovering from a thumb injury suffered earlier in spring training, but seems to on track for a quick return. Boston opens the 2017 season at home against Pittsburgh.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Porcello (thumb) threw five innings in a minor-league intrasquad game Monday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello was scheduled to throw four innings, but felt well enough to go five. He threw 75 pitches, 54 for strikes, and struck out six without issuing a walk. The right-hander, who had taken a comebacker off his right thumb during his first spring start, is back on schedule to start Opening Day for Boston.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
2 weeks ago

Porcello (thumb) will throw four innings during an intra-squad game Monday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello took a come-backer of his right thumb during his first spring start, but has not missed any throwing sessions since and remains on a five-day schedule.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Porcello (thumb) will throw a light side session Saturday and is scheduled for a simulated game Monday, Maureen Mullen reports.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello seems to be recovering well after being struck by a liner in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game. He stayed in the game after the incident and subsequent X-rays turned up negative, so it seems he's well on the way back to regular activities. The Red Sox are in no position to lose Porcello's Cy Young arm with David Price (elbow) already on the shelf.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Porcello's right thumb is still experiencing swelling, but X-rays were negative, and he won't play catch until at least Friday before he makes his scheduled Monday return to action, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander was struck by a comebacker Wednesday against the Mets but stayed in the game afterward. The reigning Cy Young Award winner endured a brutal day otherwise but still displayed solid command (four runs, five hits, one walk, four strikeouts), so as long as he makes it through Sunday, fantasy players in mixed leagues can return to considering him in the middle rounds.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
3 weeks ago

Porcello was hit on the right hand by a batted ball, but stayed in Wednesday's game against the Mets, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. He said afterward that the ball hit his thumb and it was "fine now."

EDGE Analysis

It was going well for Porcello up until Yoenis Cespedes hit a scorcher off his pitching hand during the fourth inning. After a visit by the training staff and a few warmup tosses, Porcello stayed in the game, albeit to allow hard contact to the next two hitters. He finished the day with four runs allowed on five hits and one walk while striking out four in three-plus innings.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
4 weeks ago

Porcello allowed two hits while striking out four over three scoreless innings in Friday's game against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

While the Red Sox organization was paying more attention to Indianapolis where starter David Price was having his elbow examined by doctors -- he'll avoid surgery but is expected to start the season the disabled list -- Porcello delivered a reassuring outing in Florida. One that suggests Boston has more then enough pitching to handle what is believed to be the temporary loss of Price. Porcello, last year's American League Cy Young Award recipient, retired nine of 11 batters faced with 27 of his 40 pitches landing in the zone.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
1 month ago

Porcello will make his spring training debut Friday against the Braves, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello, who won the American League Cy Young Award in 2016, has been able to use the success he experienced last season to ease into spring training. In previous springs, Porcello had to be worried about winning a rotation spot and didn't have the luxury of taking the time to focus on the areas that he needed to focus on.

Rick Porcello
SP BOS
1 month ago

Porcello threw 37 pitches over two simulated innings Sunday, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Porcello threw mainly fastballs, focusing on the execution of his sinkers to both sides of the plate. He said he's on a five-day routine, which puts him on schedule to pitch Opening Day on April 3 against the Pirates.