A big day for Mookie, thanks to Machado
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Tuesday technically was the second day of full-squad workouts for the Red Sox, but one face was missing. Reliever Ryan Brasier went back to Boston with what Alex Cora said was an infected pinky toe.
In non-Red Sox news, Manny Machado finally signed his mega-contract. Both Cora and Mookie Betts reacted to the shortstop’s deal.
Here’s a breakdown of everything that went on. . .
Everyone except reliever Ryan Brasier, who flew back to Boston to get an infection in his pinky toe checked out.
WHAT WAS SAID?
Mookie Betts on how Manny Machado’s 10-year, $300 million contract affects his future: “I mean, we’re different players. I can’t speak on anybody else’s free agency, I’m just going to worry about me.”
Alex Cora on the Machado deal: “He's a good player, man. I know he had some issues with [the Red Sox] a few years ago, whatever, but the kid is from the area, I actually know him. He's what, 26? I guess he got what he wanted. And that's good for the game.”
Alex Cora on Ryan Brasier: “He has an infection in his pinky toe so just to make sure there’s nothing really serious about he’ll go up there [to Boston], somebody will check it out, and hopefully he’ll be back soon and get back to work. I don’t know which [pinky toe], the left or right, I don’t know. That’s how much I know about this.”
WHAT WAS DONE?
Photo Day in the morning, followed by the second day of full-squad workouts. Alex Cora spoke to the media early in the afternoon.
The Manny Machado sent shockwaves all the way down to Florida on Tuesday. The ripple effect it has on Mookie Betts’ future turned out to be the hot topic Tuesday at JetBlue Park.
A side storyline was Rick Porcello (pictured) working with 2004 World Series champion Derek Lowe on his slider. Manager Alex Cora said Tuesday marked Porcello’s best bullpen session yet.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I mean, good for him. Wow, you shocked me right there.” - Alex Cora’s reaction to Machado’s contract.