Dan Lamothe interviews Red Sox PA man Carl Beane and Three Days of Cryin' (an Angels blog) chats with former Red Sox shortstop Rick Burleson.
James Shields will get the ball for Tampa Bay on Opening Day, April 6, at Fenway Park.
Japan began its defense of its WBC championship with a 4-0 win over China. Dice-K did not pitch. ... The Red Sox play an exhibition game against Puerto Rico at noon today. Clay Buchholz will start and Jonathan Papelbon will make his second appearance of the spring.