Rodriguez had a particularly bad inning against the Orioles on Monday that did not please manager John Farrell, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. "The fourth inning, there were some things inside there, whether it's backing up home plate or just being a little bit more attentive. That's got to be more consistent throughout, particularly as a starting pitcher. Those lapses can come back to bite you," said the manager.
Swihart, who is expected to start the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, could still snag a roster spot, according to manager John Farrell, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports. "We haven't made a final decision as of yet," Farrell said. "We're targeting the early part of this coming week to make that call. [Swihart's] had a strong camp."
Pomeranz overcame some early trouble and finished strong in Friday's start against the Blue Jays, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. The left-hander allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings in his first appearance since leaving a start early due to tightness in his triceps.