Quickfire Red Sox Notes: David Ortiz, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley

Chung Sung-Jun

It's a light day for news, but here's what's fallen through the cracks in the first 16 hours of Tuesday.

There's not much going on today, so we'll be quick with it:

  • David Ortiz is running the bases again today. It's his first time doing so in back-to-back days, per Maureen Mullen, since he hurt his Achilles tendon last year. Ortiz has still yet to play in a game this spring, but some of that can be blamed on an extended absence due to a personal matter.
  • Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-3 with a double last night for the Netherlands (still, by the way, listed as a kingdom) as they knocked off Australia 4-1. It's Bogaerts' first hit of the World Baseball Classic in eight at bats, but it hasn't been for a lack of good contact. Hopefully they start falling in more as the Netherlands advances.
  • According to Brian MacPherson, John Farrell still isn't saying never when it comes to Jackie Bradley making the team out of camp. Well, he is technically saying "never", but you know what I mean.
  • The Red Sox have released a statement saying they are taking Drake Britton's DUI arrest "very seriously," but would not discuss it further. The team's only recent experience with this sort of offence comes from Bobby Jenks, though the circumstances in that case were different. Either way, there's not a lot of precedent for how the team deals with this sort of thing, since Jenks was a mess to begin with. Hopefully whatever actions they and the American judicial system take, it will be enough to drive home the point. Unfortunately, however, the MLB does not have the best record when it comes to doing that.
  • Former Red Sox player Cody Ross is out 2-3 weeks with a left leg strain. He may still be able to hit, and this probably won't effect his ability to play come the regular season, but we'll still call this confirmation that the Sox were right to let him go. Totally.

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