Red Sox top Twins
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched one-hit ball for four scoreless innings, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 Thursday night in the first of three straight games between the teams to end spring training.
Buchholz walked one and struck out six.
Twins right-hander Kevin Correia went five innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk with one strikeout for the Twins.
The Red Sox scored their lone run off Correia in the first inning, when Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a double, moved to third on Daniel Nava’s groundout and scored on Dustin Pedroia’s groundout.
Boston said infielder Stephen Drew will begin the season on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
Mets say Santana likely will miss season again
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets say Johan Santana has injured his left shoulder again and likely will need surgery and miss the 2013 season.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner missed the 2011 season following shoulder surgery in September 2010, then returned last year and pitched the first no-hitter in the team’s history. He hasn’t pitched in an exhibition game this year because of arm weakness.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Thursday that an MRI in New York a day earlier showed a “probable” re-tear of Santana’s left shoulder capsule.
Alderson said Santana’s $25 million salary this year is not covered by insurance. The Mets will also owe him a $6 million buyout after this season.