And (naturally) everyone feels good!
Terry Francona is optimistic about David Ortiz and Mike Lowell, as both men return from injury. ... Brad Penny threw off a mound yesterday -- the first time since last September:
The way I feel now I shouldn't have any setbacks. I've just got to stay after my shoulder work, do the best I can to stay in the best shape I can. Everything else will take care of itself.Also on Wednesday, Josh Beckett threw a 62-pitch session. ... Tim Wakefield feels good and says he gave no thought to retirement.
Clay Buchholz talked about his struggles last season:
I don't think there's any words for it. Never had to really go through any adversity throughout my whole career, my whole life actually in baseball. ... You live and learn and I learned a lot from it last year.