It will be nice to see newly acquired Red Sox player, Adrian Gonzalez, in action for the first time. That may happen next week, sooner if all goes well.
The Red Sox have been playing spring training baseball down in Fort Myers and the most action Gonzalez has seen so far was taking a few swings off a tee and minor batting practice.
Assuming nothing is wrong, he will be evaluated and the Red Sox will make a decision on letting him play this week or next week. Spring training is much less competitive than regular season play so it won’t be a huge risk and will help Adrian get ready for the season with the rest of the team.
Spring training is any team’s way of shaking the rust off and gearing up for another season. Looking ahead, April isn’t too far off. The Red Sox home opener against the Yankees is now about a month and a half away or less.
Seeing a healthy lineup on opening day would be a great way to start the season in the mind of any Sox fan! The AL East is going to depend on the health of the Red Sox!
It’s not too late to pick up some great seats for spring training games in Fort Myers… (or any spring training game in Florida).
Red Sox Spring Training Tickets are available for purchase 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through FenwayTicketKing.com. The Red Sox Spring Training Stadium is called City of Palms Park which is located in Fort Myers, FL. The Minnesota Twins also have a spring training facility in Fort Myers and that is called Hammond Stadium. The Red Sox and Twins play many spring training games together due to their close proximity to eachother.
The Red Sox pitching and catching staff are supposed to report to spring training this Sunday. A few players are already in the area and eager to get back to work.
With some new faces in the pitching staff, a little extra work will be much needed. Learning signs, techniques and tendencies is an important part of spring training. The catcher and pitchers must always be on the same page and that’s the point of reporting before the rest of the team.
This year, it is going to be interesting to see who will get most of the playing time in the catcher position. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jason Varitek, Mark Wagner and Luis Exposito are all listed as catchers on the Red Sox official roster. In the system, there are plenty more talented catchers to choose from as well.
Hopefully Fenway Park will be defrosted in time for opening day.