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We delve a little deeper into their backgrounds to see what sort of season each of these teams is in for. That's Pedro Martinez overseeing David Price's first spring-training bullpen session. We crunched the numbers, and this is how to do it. Chris Sale's view of the AL East: Under that time line, a fill-in second sacker would get anywhere from to games worth of plate appearances.
Betts started off the campaign batting out of the three hole under previous manager John Farrell. He did transition back to leadoff in early May, but then Farrell moved him back down to the middle of the order again in August. Moving forward, this should give Betts more base-stealing opportunities as well as runs scored, but he may take a hit in terms of his RBI numbers.
Shepherd has only started three out of games he's appeared in over the course of his minor-league career, although he did start seven contests in the Mexican Pacific Winter League this offseason. During 34 appearances with Triple-A Pawtucket last season, Shepherd posted a 4.
What could make or break some other clubs' hopes as camps open? He enters spring training as Boston's primary candidate to fill in for the injured Dustin Pedroia knee at second base. February 9, Report: Although Wright may not be fully cleared by Opening Day, he remains on schedule to be back on the mound in early April.
Hernandez said swinging a bat on consecutive days causes discomfort in his surgically repaired shoulder, Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Hernandez, who underwent a procedure last May to stabilize his left shoulder non-throwingsaid there's less discomfort now than was the case a month ago.
He enters spring training as Boston's primary candidate to fill in for the injured Dustin Pedroia knee at second base. There's no timetable for Pedroia's eventual return, however, most offseason reports speculated http://hookupsguide.info/free-dating-chatrooms/52495249j-dating-52495249z.php be out until May.
Under that time line, a fill-in second sacker would get anywhere from to games worth of plate appearances. Wright has been on a throwing program for the past couple months but was held out of all drills and running exercises as the club's spring camp gets underway in Fort Myers, Florida.
Although Wright may not be fully cleared by Opening Day, he remains on schedule to be back on the mound in early April.
There will likely be continuous updates on the right-handers status throughout spring training.
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Swihart is expected to play some second base during spring training, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. With regular second baseman Dustin Pedroia knee expected to miss the first couple months of the season, manager Alex Cora seems to be willing to try out new things in order to get production from that position.
Swihart hasn't played infield regularly since high school, but has been exposed to here and first base in the organization and is willing to try second base in order to boost his stock as he attempts to land a major-league roster spot.
That he's out of minor-league options could work in his favor, as he battles Brock Holt and Marco Hernandez for an infield utility job.
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Swihart missed a good portion of last season due to finger and ankle injuries, but he seems to be fully healthy for the start of spring training. Will likely return to leadoff spot in Will be stretched out as starter. Still bothered by shoulder.
Status remains uncertain for Opening Day.
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