Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Red Sox Entertain Team Puerto Rico At jetBlue

While John Lackey will start tonight's exhibition game against Puerto Rico's entry in the World Baseball Classic—it won't be a bunch of no-names he'll be facing. As ESPN.com's Gordon Edes points out, Team Puerto Rico features MLB stars like Carlos Beltran, Alex Rios, Angel Pagan, Mike Aviles, Jose Molina, and Yadier Molina. Aviles was the compensation to Toronto for the services of John Farrell, but was quickly shipped to Terry Francona's Indians. For Lackey, this could be the first real test of the Spring as to whether he has what it takes to be a dependable member of the Red Sox rotation.