March 31, 2010

Tazawa Might Need Elbow Surgery

Junichi Tazawa was examined by Dr. James Andrews earlier this week and has a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Surgery is a possibility.

There are reports that the team has offered Josh Beckett a four-year contract extension. Beckett made his final start of the spring on Monday night against Tampa Bay (6-6-3-1-8, 94). He finished camp with 17 strikeouts in his last 11 innings.

Jon Lester makes his final start of the spring this afternoon.

4 comments:

redsock said...

Pounding the Birds 14-1 late.
Frandsen Grand Slam
Victor 3-for-5, 2 dongs, 6 RBI
Pedroia 3 hits
Yook 2 hits
Lester 7-3-1-3-3

Looks like surgery for Tazawa.

redsock said...

Cool bit of linescore for the Sox:

2 in the 2nd
3 in the 3rd
4 in the 4th

tim said...

And Papelbon pitched to minor leaguers:

“It was just tough out there for me, the whole setting, getting ready to pitch,” Papelbon said. “Personally for me it was like throwing live BP. I still got great work in. ... You deal with a different way of life down here, man. It was like I was pitching in Zombieland. It was different and then the first two guys I faced I don't think their combined height was 6 feet. How am I supposed to throw a strike to these dudes?”

Awesome.

9casey said...

And Papelbon pitched to minor leaguers:

How am I supposed to throw a strike to these dudes?”



with the sour taste he must have in his mouth the way last year ended. I assumed he would come into this season a little less aloof...