3/29/2014 5:54 P.M. ET
Peavy ends Spring Training with strong outing
By Maureen Mullen / Special to MLB.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was an eventful Spring Training for Jake Peavy, who was limited to just three Grapefruit League starts. The right-hander was delayed early in camp by irritation on his right middle finger and then an accident with a fishing knife on March 1 left him with a gash on his left index finger.
Still, manager John Farrell was pleased with Peavy's work this spring. In the Red Sox's 7-4 loss to the Twins in both clubs' Grapefruit League finale Saturday afternoon, the veteran allowed a solo homer, three hits, a walk and notched three strikeouts.
"Even if there wasn't an incident there with the finger, it's been a Spring Training that has been productive," Farrell said. "He made a normal progression. And then in light of the incident, we couldn't be more pleased with the way he came through that particular situation and getting to the appropriate number of pitches thrown in a game."
Peavy was acquired in a three-team deal at last season's non-waiver Trade Deadline and is on schedule to start the Red Sox's home opener April 4 against the Brewers.
Victorino to get MRI; Opening Day status unknown
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino will undergo an MRI on his right hamstring in Boston and it's unknown if he'll be ready for Opening Day.
The veteran outfielder felt his right hamstring grab while rounding first base on a third-inning double in Boston's 7-4 loss to Minnesota on Saturday afternoon at JetBlue Park, said manager John Farrell.
Without the results of the MRI, Farrell couldn't say what the plan would be for Victorino or any potential roster moves.
"We'll have more information once he's examined," Farrell said. "We'll make an announcement once we get the information back."
In the clubhouse later, Victorino would not concede a potential injury.
"I'm fine," he said. "I'm ready to go."
Victorino was limited to just 10 Grapefruit League games and 28 at-bats by physical ailments. Entering Saturday's game, the veteran had played just 53 defensive innings, compared to Xander Bogaerts' team-leading 123.
In December, Victorino underwent nerve release surgery on his right thumb and was brought along slowly this spring. Victorino didn't make his first appearance in a Grapefruit League game until March 10, and he didn't play in back-to-back games until March 19-20.
Farrell said he did not plan to have Jackie Bradley Jr. travel with the team after Saturday's game to Baltimore for Monday's Opening Day. Bradley, who is ranked the club's No. 3 prospect and was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday to make room on the roster for center fielder Grady Sizemore, played 21 innings this spring in right field. Bradley has appeared in eight Minor League games and two Major League games in right field since joining the Red Sox as a compensation pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.
"He's on call, certainly," Farrell said. "But we've got to get Vic checked out first before any kind of roster move is confirmed."
• Right-hander Brandon Workman got the final spot in the Red Sox's bullpen, which became available when left-hander Craig Breslow was placed on the disabled list.
• Right-hander Francisco Cordero, who tossed eight scoreless innings over eight appearances, was given his release Saturday. The non-roster invitee signed a Minor League contract in February after sitting out last season following shoulder surgery.
• All the remaining non-roster invitees in camp, including left-hander Tommy Brown, right-hander Brayan Villarreal, infielder Mike McCoy and outfielder Corey Brown accepted assignments to Pawtucket.
• Designated hitter David Ortiz sat out Saturday's game with an ailing right calf. He is expected to start Monday.
• Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI.
• The Red Sox and Twins, rivals in Lee County, split their Grapefruit League season series, 3-3.
Maureen Mullen is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.