Kelly is adding a four-seam fastball to his repertoire, WEEI.com reports. "That's what I was working on [Saturday]. It was coming out good," Kelly explained. "I never threw it. This is the first time trying it. I thought I would give it a try. It's harder. It gets on hitters quick."
Mujica entered training camp 15 pounds lighter, something that has quickened his arm speed, according to manager John Farrell, the Boston Herald reports. "Whether or not [the increased arm speed] translates to velocity, we'll see," said Farrell.
Castillo and Mookie Betts are competing for the starting center field job, the Boston Herald reports. "They're going to get equal playing time," manager John Farrell said Sunday about the spring training opportunities. "But I think it's important they both get the combination of the guys on the flank because of communication, the responsibilities for balls in the gap, fly ball communication and those priorities."
Betts and Rusney Castillo will get equal opportunities in center field during spring training, the Boston Herald reports. "I think it's important they both get the combination of the guys on the flank because of communication, the responsibilities for balls in the gap, fly ball communication and those priorities," said manager John Farrell.
Mujica revealed he had a neck issue early last season, something that played a role in his slow start to the season, WEEI.com reports. The right-hander carried a 7.29 ERA after his first 22 appearances.
Victorino is a candidate to hit leadoff, WEEI.com reports. Red Sox manager John Farrell was discussing leadoff options Friday, mentioning Victorino as a possibility along with Brock Holt and Mookie Betts.