Boston 2B Pedroia, RH Buchholz, LH Miller on mend
Red Sox manager John Farrell expects Dustin Pedroia, Clay
Buchholz and Andrew Miller to be ready for the start of spring
Pedroia had surgery on his left thumb in November and Farrell
said his feisty second baseman had the pin taken out last week.
Farrell said Monday at baseball’s winter meetings that even if
Pedroia isn’t set to play in early exhibition games, he’ll get
Buchholz pitched through neck and shoulder problems during much
of the season, including his Game 4 start against the Cardinals in
the World Series. Farrell said the righty has started his offseason
strengthening program and has not felt any discomfort.
Farrell is excited for Miller to return to the bullpen. The
left-hander missed the second half of the season because of an
injured left foot after establishing himself as a key late-inning