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Pedro Martinez Jr., 17, signs with the Tigers


Pedro Martinez Jr., 17, signs with the Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have signed Pedro Martinez...


The 17-year-old son of the Red Sox Hall of Fame pitcher is an infielder from the Dominican Republic, who signed with Detroit, Baseball America reported.

At 6-2, 190 pounds, he's a little bigger than his father and loves to hit more than pitch.

"I don't really like pitching. I've been keeping up with the bat so far. I don't feel any need to change," he told last year after playing for the D.R. in the RBI World Series. 




Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.