Throw King in the Ring

Author Stephen King throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday March 27, 2009.
(AP)

Author Stephen King May Be Penned Into Sox Rotation
You Just Can't Have Enough Starting Pitching

Eight Is Enough... Now Sox Should Be All Set:
Lester, Beckett, Buchholz, Matsuzaka, Smoltz,
Penny, Wakefield, King, ... and Masterson?


Who? Who? Julio Lugo

Boston Red Sox shortstop Julio Lugo stretches his arms as walks onto the field during a spring training baseball practice in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday March 27, 2009. Lugo, who did not participate in the practice, had knee surgery last week.
(AP)

... Was Back on the Field, Sort Of

Lugo Back in Camp After Knee Surgery

"Hopefully, in three weeks I'll be ready. Probably three or four weeks, I'll be fine."
-- The Man, Julio Lugo

Dices Are Wild: Matsuzaka Came Back Today, Too
Beckett Knocked Around in Walkoff Win

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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