|Oblique improving, Castillo logs light workout|
Red Sox center fielder Rusney Castillo continues to make daily improvements from a left oblique injury the club was concerned about earlier this week.
|Masterson right at home after first outing back with Sox|
It was the simple things that made Friday such a fun day for Justin Masterson, who was pitching his first game for the Red Sox since 2009.
|Farrell a proponent of warmup timer between innings|
Count Red Sox manager John Farrell among the early fans of the new timer that is being used on scoreboards across Major League Baseball to regulate how long a pitcher has to warm up between innings. The running timer starts at two minutes and 25 seconds after the final out of each inning.
|Masterson, Hanley get back in groove in loss to Marlins|
Hanley Ramirez, playing his first Grapefruit League game for the Red Sox in 10 years, belted a double to the triangle in right-center to help spark a fifth-inning rally in Friday afternoon's game against one of his former teams, the Marlins. Justin Masterson got the start in a 5-3 loss to Miami at JetBlue Park.
|Barnes impresses Farrell with velocity in relief outing|
Though Matt Barnes remains a starting-pitching prospect for the Red Sox, the power he displayed out of the bullpen in Thursday's game against the Twins could give manager John Farrell something to think about.
|Bradley comes out swinging against Twins|
Jackie Bradley Jr., who is on a quest to prove he can hit in the Major Leagues, got off to a good start in Thursday's Grapefruit League opener, banging out two hits in his three at-bats.
|Kelly struggles in first Grapefruit League start|
Joe Kelly's first start of Spring Training on Thursday against the Twins proved to be one he'd rather forget. Ineffective in 1 2/3 innings, Kelly allowed four runs on seven hits in a 9-8 loss. The Twins managed to string together four straight hits in the first inning and three straight hits in the second.
|Bogaerts, Pedroia get off to powerful starts|
Xander Bogaerts could tell that Dustin Pedroia was back to full strength in January, when he watched his double-play partner hit and listened to him chirp. So count the shortstop among the least surprised when Pedroia belted a grand slam on Thursday night in his Grapefruit League debut.
|Pedroia hits slam, paces offense in slugfest|
The Twins opened Grapefruit League play by outlasting the Red Sox in a 9-8 slugfest Thursday night at newly renovated Hammond Stadium.
|Buchholz has T-shirts made for starting rotation|
For weeks now, Red Sox manager John Farrell has deflected questions about a perceived lack of a No. 1 starter by saying he believes the ace is whoever takes the ball that night. Clay Buchholz not only carries that same belief, but had it expressed with T-shirts that he made for all five pitchers in the starting rotation.
|Red Sox cautious, but optimistic about Castillo|
After being diagnosed with a strained left oblique on Wednesday, Red Sox center fielder Rusney Castillo came to camp on Thursday with the injury much improved.
|Farrell looking forward to first Grapefruit game|
While the Red Sox have already played two exhibition games, Thursday's contest against the Twins (7:05 p.m. ET on MLB.TV) at Hammond Stadium marks the first game on the club's Grapefruit League schedule.
|Healthy Spring Training important to Breslow|
As Craig Breslow trotted out to the mound in Tuesday's exhibition game against Boston College, the Red Sox left-hander had an unusual feeling. After dealing with left shoulder tendinitis in 2013 and then a strained left shoulder in '14, Breslow pitched in a game at jetBlue Park for the first time in his three years with Boston.
|Castillo strains oblique, to miss 'more than a week'|
Red Sox center fielder Rusney Castillo has been diagnosed with a strained left oblique and will be out "more than a week," according to manager John Farrell.
|Revamped Red Sox rotation quickly forming bond|
Considering that Clay Buchholz is the only pitcher in the Red Sox's starting rotation who was with the team at this time last year, it's eye-opening how quickly the new group has unified.
|Top 15 fantasy rookies led by pair of Cubs|
Who are the best fantasy prospects for this season? Unlike MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, which is based on long-term potential, the rankings here are determined solely by expected big league production in 2015.
|Miley makes quick work of BC in first Red Sox outing|
New Red Sox lefty Wade Miley probably won't need the pitch clock that will be used in all Major League ballparks this season to prevent breaks going too long between innings.
|Buchholz's delivery adjustments show positive results|
Clay Buchholz only threw 13 pitches in his spring debut Tuesday, but he was pleased with the results. Buchholz faced three batters in Boston's 2-1 win over Northeastern University, and he said that his offseason work on his delivery has already begun to pay dividends.