The Red Sox and Twins tied this afternoon, but there were a few noteworthy moments.
Let’s just begin by saying, thank goodness there are no ties in the regular season. Gross. Anyhow, the Red Sox made it very clear that they wanted to retain the services of World Series hero, Steve Pearce. He didn’t waste much time before re-signing with the team to the tune of a 1 year / $6.25 million deal.
He showed flashes of the performance that will go down in Red Sox World Series history by launching a pair of blasts this afternoon. That’s a familiar sight.
Two-homer game for Steve Pearce.— MLB (@MLB) March 14, 2019
Where have we heard that before? pic.twitter.com/GFOYQDy15H
While this was a welcomed sight, the Red Sox had a young reliever make his Spring Training debut in Durbin Feltman. You may remember the name of the prospect that many felt could make his Major League debut last season, but instead had a stellar year in the minors. He posted a 1.93 ERA last season while ending the season in Salem.
This afternoon he finished with 1 IP / 2 K’s / 1 BB. The young arm sat predominantly in the 94-95 mph range, but did show off an excellent breaking ball that made numerous hitters look foolish.
Whether he makes the roster this season, or not, Feltman will be an exciting prospect to keep an eye on.
Feltman K pic.twitter.com/OKMgFVRlqP— Red Sox Stats (@redsoxstats) March 14, 2019