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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||470.00||11.00||.281||43.00||73.00||24.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees||27||7||1|| .310|| .407|| .259|
|vs Pineda (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||127||34||4|| .367|| .417|| .268|
|12/26/2014||Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA|
Nelson Cruz, DH SEA
Wade Davis, RP KC
Chris Archer, SP TB
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Marlon Byrd, RF CIN
Tyler Clippard, RP OAK
Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET
Chris Carter, DH HOU
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
|Kole Calhoun, RF LAA|
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
Charlie Blackmon, RF COL
Rusney Castillo, CF BOS
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR
Corey Dickerson, LF COL
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
|12/26/2014||Jon Singleton, 1B HOU|
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
|Carlos Gonzalez, LF COL|
|12/25/2014||Mookie Betts, CF BOS||Addison Russell, SS CHC|
|Last 10 Games|
Mookie Betts hits second spring homer for Red Sox
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/27/15) Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts hit his second home run of the spring, and this one left the ballpark.
Betts' first homer of the spring was an inside-the-parker in his first game back. On Friday, he hit one the old fashioned way, lining a 1-1 pitch over the wall in left center for a two-run homer.
Betts was two for three on the day and improved his spring average to .487.
Victorino blasts radio hosts for implying he wants Betts traded
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/26/15) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was not a happy man Thursday.
Victorino spent time with the media Thursday lashing out at sports radio hosts Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti for suggesting Victorino was advocating trading top prospects for Phillies ace Cole Hamels, in his comments to the Philadelphia Daily News.
"All I said, a question was asked of me about getting Cole Hamels," Victorino said, per the Boston Herald. "I said, 'Hey, if you can go get Cole, I'll be all for it.' Nothing against everybody in this clubhouse. I said from Day 1, I'll be fine with what we have. We can go win with what we have. But if you can add another element of a guy who's been there, I said, why wouldn't you? And that's the part for me is they took it obviously as me, and the names that were attached to these (rumors), I never mentioned anybody's name. I said, 'If you can give up two or three prospects, could be anybody, could be a second-, third-tier guy, my whole career I've watched that."
Although Victorino didn't mention any players by name, the radio hosts accused Victorino of lobbying the Red Sox to trade Mookie Betts, who is competing for the starting job in center field this spring. Felger also accused Victorino of "throwing your young players under the bus."
"You have a 34-year-old, breaking-down outfielder whose job is potentially going to be taken by whom? Mookie Betts, or by default, Rusney Castillo," Massarotti said. "And so who are we talking about, potentially, in this trade? Mookie Betts. So is that the deal? Mookie Betts is going to take his job, (and Victorino says), 'Hey, get the kid out of here, because we can win now if we get Hamels.'"
Victorino seemed really upset Betts' name was mentioned since he is a big fan of the 22-year-old outfielder.
"If there's one person that's an advocate of that individual who was named in the article, Mookie Betts, it's me," Victorino said. "I don't have any fear or feel like there's competition that I've got to get him shipped out of here. That's the part for me, where individuals put words in your mouth, that sit behind a mic and say something, you know where I'll be. I'll be more than happy to talk to you about it. But don't get behind a mic and be a coward and try to put words in my mouth, because not once in that article did I mention anybody's name."
Red Sox to trim down loaded outfield soon
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) The Red Sox are expected to trim down its crowded outfield soon, with less than two weeks before Opening Day, according to MLB.com on Tuesday.
"We have to take these remaining days in camp here and determine what's best for us as an organization," said Farrell. "I'm not suggesting there's player movement anywhere, but there's only going to be three [starting] spots."
At this point, it appears as if Hanley Ramirez and Mookie Betts have left and center field locked up, respectively. Daniel Nava, Shane Victorino, Rusney Castillo and Allen Craig are all in the mix for the final spots.
"And there's six guys -- well, there will be five guys in that group to handle those three spots, with two guys coming off the bench. What that means for the final Opening Day roster remains to be seen.
"We're just trying to get more exposure to Rusney in right field; we need to get a better gauge on Vic's durability, if we can, over the coming days. We acknowledged from the first day in camp, the outfield, there's going to be a lot of focus on our outfield.
"That pretty much hasn't changed, but what we've seen are some really encouraging things. And that's how quickly Rusney's come back and shown decent timing at the plate [and] what Mookie's done in center field speaks for itself."
Red Sox OF Mookie Betts impressing manager with bat and glove
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/23/15) One look at Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts' spring stat line and it's easy to see he is having a nice run offensively. He is batting .471 (16 for 34) with one home run, two triples, two RBI, six doubles and nine runs in 11 games.
However, what doesn't show up in the stat column is Betts blasting doubles off the mini Green Monster at JetBlue Park against Mets ace Matt Harvey and Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller. Betts also had a triple off Mets starting pitcher prospect Noah Syndergaard.
"Goddarn, man, he's on time from a hitting standpoint," Red Sox manager John Farrell said of Betts, per the Boston Herald. "He gets himself on time, he's able to handle multiple types of pitches in the strike zone, and he's facing some pretty damn good pitching in spring training here. Albeit spring training, but he's facing some good stuff and has handled them well."
Although, it seems Farrell is even more impressed with how the former infielder has transitioned to center field, where he is competing for the starting job.
"It's probably been more on how the reads and routes in center field would develop, and particularly balls over his head," Farrell said. "We purposely positioned him more shallow in center field just to give him a chance to see some balls over his head better. So, the defensive side of center field has been where we've seen that progression."
Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo homers in spring debut
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(3/20/15) Rusney Castillo make quite an initial impression with the Red Sox on Friday, blasting a three-run homer in his spring debut Friday.
The outfielder made his debut as a replacement for center fielder Mookie Betts in the seventh inning of the contest against the Orioles, and in his first at-bat, he crushed a homer to give the Red Sox the lead.
Castillo is scheduled to start Saturday, but it's doubtful that he will get the number of at-bats in the spring needed to make the big-league roster.
"He's a talented guy, but to translate that into numbers, I'm not that good," Red Sox manager John Farrell told MLB.com.
|2014 summary: Mookie Betts didn't wow Fantasy owners in his initial callup to the majors, and when Shane Victorino was activated just over three weeks later, the 21-year-old was sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Nearly a month after that, the Red Sox called upon Betts to replace Jackie Bradley as their starting center fielder, and this time, he made a huge impression. In 39 games, Betts batted .304, compiled a .391 on-base percentage and delivered four home runs and six stolen bases.|
Playing time status: Betts served as the team's starting second baseman down the stretch, but with Dustin Pedroia expected to be fully recovered from his wrist injury, he will have to earn a spot in the outfield if he is to get regular playing time. Though Betts will have to face some competition, it's conceivable that he could settle into a steady starting role.
2015 outlook: Betts won't likely carry your team in any given category, but he's a well-rounded talent who should hit for average while producing double-digit home runs and steals. A high walk-to-strikeout ratio should make him valuable in points leagues, so Betts is worthy of a mid- to late-round pick in all standard mixed league formats.
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