By Tiffany Williams –
Up until Friday the Sox remained the undefeated team in Spring Training, but that changed with the Blue Jays owning a 2-0 win against the Sox to snap their 12-game streak. Coming into Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, the Sox joined the Royals and Dodgers as the only teams with fewer than three losses in Spring Training.
The Sox were hoping to get back into the winners circle after Fridays loss however they instead picked up their second straight L with the Twins winning 4-3.
Top of the second at the Lee County Sports Complex is when the Sox got Dalbec, McGuire and Hamilton over the plate to get their only three runs of the game.
Chris Sale started for the Sox Saturday and went three, allowing just one hit and striking out five before being relieved by Kenley Jansen who threw an 83 mph slider to Jeffers who hit a homer 351 feet to center. Brendan Cellucci then got called in and the Twins got one run out of him. Bottom of the fifth Joely Rodriguez took over at the mound and the wins got their third and fourth runs out of him.
On Friday Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom announced that 19 players have agreed to terms of one-year contracts for the 2023 season. Those players agreeing to terms were Wilyer Abreu, Brayan Bello, Triston Casas, Kutter Crawford, Bobby Dalbec, Jarren Duran, David Hamilton, Tanner Houck, Zack Kelly, Bryan Mata, Wyatt Mills, Chris Murphy, Kaleb Ort, Ceddanne Rafaela, John Schreiber, Enmanuel Valdez, Brandon Walter, Josh Winckowski, and Connor Wong.
“With these agreements, all players on the Red Sox Major League roster are under contract for the 2023 season,” the Sox said in a statement.
On Sunday the Sox will play the Yankees and the Orioles.