UPDATES & NEWS
John Axford took the loss after giving up one run on two hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning against the Twins on Monday.
Some people supposedly like Highlander, but if they also own John Axford in Fantasy Baseball that love affair may soon end as the doppelganger has now blown a save and taken the loss in each of his last two appearances. Now may be the time to stash Indians 8th inning man Cody Allen as Axford's days as the team's closer may soon be coming to an end if his struggles continue. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Daniel Nava is planning to only hit from the left side during this spring.
Not that cutting back on the switch-hitting is going to affect his standing with the team at all. The problem is that Nava is seen as nothing more than a fourth outfielder type guy an the Red Sox are just too stacked right now for him to warrant much consideration. His best bet is to land with a different team and try from there. The Red Sox depth chart is going to be extremely difficult even for him to climb. Analysis: Howard Bender
Joe Kelly will pitch the Grapefruit League opener Thursday.
Kelly is currently penciled in as the Red Sox' No. 4 starter and will continue to throw with that game plan in place. He threw 96.1 innings between his time with the Cardinals and the Sox and while his command could have been a little stronger, he maintained passable ratios and a strong groundball rate. He's a tough one to trust but could be an interesting waiver option in deep mixed leagues. Analysis: Howard Bender