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'General soreness' prevents Price from throwing off flat ground on Friday

'General soreness' prevents Price from throwing off flat ground on Friday

BOSTON -- David Price did not throw from flat ground Friday afternoon as the Red Sox had hoped because of what Red Sox manager John Farrell described as general soreness.

Price went to the disabled list a week ago Friday because of a left elbow injury, his second this year. The first one kept him out of games in spring training and for the first two months of the regular season. Price on Saturday described this injury as considerably less severe. Nonetheless, the clock is working against him.

"It's not X days," Farrell said when asked if Price needs time down before resuming his throwing. "I think it's more of kind of a day-to-day situation . . .  He's backing off it right now."

Speaking to CSNNE earlier in the afternoon, Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said he did not have a sense of a timetable for Price’s recovery.

“I do not,” Dombrowski said. “Because it’s really dictated on how he’s feeling, when he’s throwing, playing catch, he’s been feeling fine with his elbow. But it’s also a situation where nobody’s going to rush him because his health is too important. So I don’t have a timeframe, but you are correct that the longer that he’s out, the longer it takes to come back, because you have to then build yourself back up. 

“We’ll just have to wait and see, and really the most important thing is first and foremost, that’s secondary to him feeling good and feeling strong and ready to go out there. And we’re kind of leaving that in his hands along with the doctors and trainers.”
 

Red Sox' Mookie Betts shares his NCAA Tournament bracket

Red Sox' Mookie Betts shares his NCAA Tournament bracket

There doesn't seem to be much Mookie Betts can't do.

Whether it's hitting, fielding, or even professional bowling, the Red Sox right fielder appears to succeed at everything he does. But putting together an NCAA Tournament bracket that doesn't get busted is a whole different kind of challenge for the 2018 AL MVP.

Betts shared his bracket for this year's tournament on Monday. Take a look below:

It should come as a surprise to no one that Duke vs. Tennessee is Betts' championship matchup. No. 1 seed Duke is an obvious favorite thanks to Zion Williamson, and the Tennessee native had to pick his Volunteers to make a deep run.

Where Betts' bracket gets a little bit crazy is picking No. 10 seeds Florida and Minnesota to make it to the Elite 8. But hey, anything can happen in March Madness.

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Highlights from Red Sox 4-1 Spring Training loss to the Twins

Highlights from Red Sox 4-1 Spring Training loss to the Twins

FINAL SCORE: Twins 4, Red Sox 1

IN BRIEF: In a game that featured the likely opening day lineup for the defending World Series champs, the Red Sox struggled to put hits together in a 4-1 loss to the Twins in Spring Training. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

1st inning

J.D. Martinez RBI single (1-0 BOS)

Eddie Rosario blasts two-run homer (2-1 MIN)

5th inning

Jorge Polanco RBI single (3-1 MIN)

Nelson Cruz RBI double (4-1 MIN)

 UP NEXT:

vs Blue Jays, Tuesday, 1:05 p.m., NESN

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