Looking much younger than his 33 years, Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes arrived at spring training after having his beard shaved off on national television last Wednesday. Some Red Sox teammates from last year’s club that won the World Series were shocked at his new, almost unrecognizable appearance.
Dustin Pedroia had surgery to repair his torn ulnar collateral ligament 14 days after the Red Sox won the World Series in Game 6 against St. Louis. He wore a cast for about a month. Then he worked on regaining his strength. On Monday he took batting practice three days before the first official full-squad workout.
Now 36 and still in search of his first World Series title, Carlos Beltran left the St. Louis Cardinals for a $45 million, three-year deal with the Yankees, his sixth major league team in 17 seasons.
New Orleans, Orlando, Maui, Phoenix, and San Francisco are among the best places to visit in the U.S. in the off season.
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says outfield prospect Bryce Brentz accidentally shot himself in the leg last month, but could recover in time to play in spring training.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter remained out of the lineup Tuesday due to a stiff left calf.
Hiroki Kuroda allowed three runs and three hits over two innings during his Yankees’ debut as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Yankees Wednesday.
Bobby Valentine always expects his players to bust it. The new manager of the Boston Red Sox also wants his team to bus it this spring.
Mike Pelfrey, who will be the Mets’ starter on opening day at Florida, gave up two runs in 5 2-3 innings and struck out four in an 8-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
Josh Beckett gave up 11 hits as the Blue Jays defeated the Red Sox 11-8 in their first spring training meeting Friday.