Alan Embree, 40, signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox today -- and was given his old #43 again. He threw a 33-pitch session today. Embree's 2009 season with Colorado ended in July when a line drive fractured his right tibia.
Ryan Westmoreland was moved out of the Intensive Care Unit at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center and into the Neuro Rehabilitation Unit.
Tim Wakefield (5-2-0-2-3, 65/38) was sharp against a split-squad Orioles team today, and Boston snapped a five-game losing streak, winning 6-0. Jacoby Ellsbury was back in the lineup after being sick; he went 0-for-3.
Daisuke Matsuzaka threw a 44-pitch bullpen session on Friday (after being in Boston on Thursday night as his wife gave birth to their third child, their second daughter) and will throw two innings at the minor league camp Sunday morning.
Mike Lowell talks about adjusting to first base.