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Friday’s spring training report: Red Sox warm up with scrimmage against Northeastern

No major leaguers played for the Red Sox in their annual spring game against the Huskies.

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Red Sox will hold back Jarren Duran and Vaughn Grissom from game action until March 1

The team is being cautious because Duran is coming off toe surgery and Grissom has a minor hamstring issue.

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Here’s why the Red Sox are so confident in Wilyer Abreu in right field

Abreu’s arm is elite. And when teams see him for a full year, they will recognize it as one of the best in baseball.

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With the Red Sox short on lefthanders in the bullpen, Joely Rodriguez has an opportunity

The Sox have four lefty relievers on their 40-man roster: Brennan Bernardino, Brandon Walter, Joe Jacques, and Chris Murphy. All four are crafty without overpowering.

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Nick Yorke intends to be part of the wave of prospects who elevate the Red Sox

The team is planning to see if playing the outfield could be the avenue to the majors for the 21-year-old second baseman.

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Catcher Connor Wong is hoping to steal a few strikes for Red Sox pitchers via better pitch framing

Despite ranking in the 78th percentile in pop time and the 92nd percentile in caught steals above average, Wong was below average in framing last season, in the 18th percentile.

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Eric Hosmer, 13-year pro and Kansas City World Series hero, announces retirement

Hosmer played 14 games with the Red Sox at the end of the 2022 season, arriving at the trade deadline but largely sidelined by a herniated disk in his back.

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Red Sox believe a healthy Tyler O’Neill could be a righthanded power source they need

Last year, he played in just 72 games, and the year before that just 96. But if the Sox could get him to, say, 140, that would be a bonus.