I’m not at Fenway today, but I was intrigued by the news that Justin Masterson is going back to Pawtucket to learn how to be a reliever. I think this could pay huge dividends for the Red Sox in the second half, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Buchholz joins him in the pen at some point.
Ortiz took BP in the cage and appears on track for a rehab shortly after the All-Star break.
Buchholz returns to start for the Sox on Friday against, oh yeah, that team that he no-hit at Fenway last year.
I’ll be back at Fenway tomorrow.