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Rosenthal calls Sox 'most interesting' April team


Rosenthal calls Sox 'most interesting' April team

The are a lot of questions the Red Sox will answer at the start of the 2016 season, and it’s why Ken Rosenthal says the Red Sox will be the most interesting team to watch in April.

“I would say this is the most interesting team to watch in April, along with maybe the Diamondbacks,” Rosenthal said. “We all know they need to [start] off well, because of the situations with [John] Farrell, and Torey Lovullo sitting right there.”

Early on the injuries to Eduardo Rodriguez and Carson Smith could impact the team’s performance. And the play of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez remain up in the air.

“They have a lot going for them, as we know. These young players are for real; no one questions that. I just wonder if this is a team,” Rosenthal said. “And if this is a team that’s going to succeed early on. It might be a team that, like last year, kind of gets better as it goes on. Well, that’s not the situation they’re in. They can’t necessarily afford to start slowly and then charge late.”

Listen to the entire interview on the podcast player below, or by searching CSNNE on iTunes.

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.