FY downplayed the injury: "I'm a quick healer. I don't have that many bones, so they heal quick."
He's OK. There's no swelling. Actually, he's a little bit sore higher, which is real good. He got a clean bill of health.The big story regarding today's 1 PM game against the Marlins is that Daisuke Matsuzaka is scheduled to throw two or three innings of relief.
Josh Beckett (5-3-1-2-9, 85/56) was back to his sharp self against Pittsburgh, after a poor start last time out following a cold.
By far my best day in probably two weeks. I had finish to my pitches, and I felt like I could throw any pitch in any count. That's the feel you want to get at the end of spring training.Mike Lowell says his right hip feels much better than it did last season. However, an NL scout watched him play yesterday and remarked:
How he looked today, I would not have any interest in him. I don't think he's moving very well at all. Right now, his swing is very upper-body dominant. ... It looked like he was swinging an iron gate.The Marlins' interest in Lowell is described as "minimal at best".
SG links to a video of Kevin Youkilis asking his teammates to vote on his Opening Day facial hair. We need an uncensored version.