Coin Flip for Penny

Brad Penny of the Boston Red Sox poses during photo day at the Red Sox spring training complex February 22, 2009 in Fort Myers, Florida
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If His Head Is Up After About 80 Pitches, He's In
If He Walks Off the Hill with His Tail Between His Legs, He's Out

"If he's ready, good. If not, we don't want to force the issue."
-- Tito's prognosis on Penny

Penny Tries to Pitch in at 1:05 p.m.
And Clay Forget-My-Last-Start Buchholz Will Be Paying Attention
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One Tough Ambres Hits Two Home Runs
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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

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Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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