Now Commenting On:

{"event":["spring_training" ] }

Worth noting


• Left-hander Jeremy Horst allowed one hit, one run, one walk and struck out two in 1 1/3 innings Thursday. He has a 14.40 ERA this spring.

"He's not there yet," pitching coach Rich Dubee said. "He was better today with his slider. His fastball command, his angle to his fastball, isn't there yet. He was a slow starter last year. The competition [for three bullpen jobs] will begin here pretty soon. They still have to get some mound time to get comfortable, but Horst pitched outstanding for us last year. He and Chad Durbin, neither of them are there right now. Both of them have been notorious slow starters. They will get more reps as we get into it."

Dubee said the coaching staff will start paying a little closer attention to the results following Monday's day off.

• Closer Jonathan Papelbon, who was sick earlier in the week, will not pitch Friday as scheduled. He is scheduled to pitch Saturday instead.

"He threw a side today," Dubee said. "He's doing better, feeling healthier."

• Dubee said right-handers B.J. Rosenberg (sore right triceps) and Tyler Cloyd (stiff right forearm) are back on track after throwing bullpen sessions Thursday.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"event":["spring_training" ] }
{"event":["spring_training" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español