Eleven years ago today, the Red Sox purchased Jorge De La Rosa from Monterrey of the Mexican League. He spent close to two years in their farm system, then was traded to the Diamondbacks as part of the package for Curt Schilling prior to the 2004 season. Here's the latest from Boston...
- Rich Hill's opt-out date was seven to ten days from now, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports. Boston added the southpaw to the 40-man roster yesterday, an indication that they like his progress as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery.
- "I'm happy with what I got," said David Ortiz to reporters (including Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe), referring to his one-year, $14.575MM contract. "I'm not going to lie to you. I'm happy with it ... I'm back, I'm here at least for another year and like I always tell you guys, I'm going to do my best."
- Kirk Minihane of WEEI.com says the Red Sox dropped the ball with the Theo Epstein compensation. They received reliever Chris Carpenter and a player to be named for Epstein and a player to be named yesterday.
- Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports shadowed the energic Bobby Valentine during his first official workout as the Red Sox's manager.