Drew Pomeranz gave up three runs over four innings in relief Wednesday against the Twins.
Pomeranz ends the spring with an 8.25 ERA, but the Red Sox didn't seem to give any real thought to sticking him in the bullpen and going with Kyle Kendrick as their fifth starter. Pomeranz's spot might come into jeopardy when David Price returns, but that depends on how he's throwing. His upside demands a roster spot in most mixed leagues, but it doesn't seem like he'll be a great play initially.
Steven Matz (elbow) won't be ready for the start of the season.
Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-3 with a double against the Twins on Wednesday.
Ramirez still hasn't played first base because of his sore shoulder, an issue that looks larger now with Mitch Moreland dealing with the flu and iffy for Opening Day. Ramirez will be in the lineup regardless, but the Red Sox would like to have him available at first.
Michael Wacha finished the spring 4-0 after allowing two runs over four innings in the Cardinals' 6-2 victory against the Nationals on Wednesday.
Wacha ends up with a 2.43 ERA and a 22/6 K/BB ratio in 26 innings. We were rather skeptical a month ago, but he looks like a legitimate mixed-league starter now.
According to J.J. Bailey of KMOV, tests indicate that Randal Grichuk didn't suffer a break in his right hand.
Grichuk was hit in the right hand by a pitch on Wednesday, but the Cardinals don't sound overly concerned. He didn't receive an X-ray, but he'll be sent for one in the event that his hand remains an issue on Thursday.
Stephen Strasburg allowed three runs -- two earned -- over four innings Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Working exclusively out of the stretch, Strasburg finishes the spring with a 6.61 ERA. The rest of his numbers were better; he struck out 14, walked three and allowed one homer in 16 1/3 innings. We're not as high on him as we've been some previous seasons, but he's at least a No. 2 starter in mixed leagues.
Koda Glover was pulled after retiring one of the three hitters he faced in the fifth inning Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Glover's appearances in the middle of games haven't gone as well as his ninth-inning outings. Today, he walked the first batter he faced, gave up a single and then was removed after a groundout. He was charged with a run after Sammy Solis allowed a sac fly. That Dusty Baker still hasn't announced Glover as his closer would seem to suggest that Shawn Kelley's chances are improving. Our assumption is that Glover is Baker's pick, but that the front office prefers Kelley.
Yadier Molina told Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com on Wednesday that "the clock is still running" when asked if there has been progress in extension talks with the Cardinals.
Molina doesn't want to talk about an extension after Opening Day, but it sounds like significant progress has been made. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday that if completed, Molina is expected to receive a three-year extension in the range of $45-55 million. He could probably get more money on the open market (he has a $15 million mutual option for 2018), but Molina doesn't want to uproot his family at this stage of his career. Look for something to get done here.