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Cutter Crawford was added to the lineup after an impressive spring practice; Veteran pitcher Derek Holland “won’t make the team” per skipper; Rich Hill starts against the Detroit Tigers

The Boston Red Sox have been busy this spring training session. As they finalize the roster for the New York Yankees’ opening day matchup, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora announced that Kutter Crawford will join the pitching team for the start of the 2022 season. Crawford, a 26-year-old rookie, had an outstanding spring training session with an ERA of 2.5. He hopes to be a contributing member all season when he gets his first chance in MLB.

Partly to make room for Kutter Crawford, Alex Cora reassigned 13-year MLB veteran pitcher Derek Holland to the Boston Red Sox’s AAA affiliate team. Derek Holland has a career ERA of 4.62 and played for 6 teams before joining the Red Sox in 2022.

Derek Holland had a get-out clause in his contract that would allow him to leave the AAA team immediately to stay in the big leagues, but he tweeted why he won’t exercise that option.

@mp_willow @middlebrooks insult is okay. I took the contract because I could only show 2 innings, all my other games have been backfield and it’s a great organization that I’m separated from so I want to stay and see where this path takes me. It’s going to be great fun with these guys

“I took the contract because I could only show 2 innings, all my other games have been backfield and it’s a great organization that I’m separated from so I want to stay and see where that path takes me. Will be a lot of fun with these guys” – @ Derek Holland

The Boston Red Sox announce that Rich Hill will take on the Detroit Tigers

Nathan Eovaldi leads the Red Sox pitchers into 2022
Nathan Eovaldi leads the Red Sox pitchers into 2022

The Boston Red Sox announced that Rich Hill will start their fifth game of the season. Rich Hill had a difficult spring practice, starting two games and giving up an astronomical 9.35 ERA. The 42-year-old veteran is hoping to turn things around against the Detroit Tigers. Rich Hill is a consummate professional. His consistent performance should be a comforting force in the Boston bullpen.

Rich Hill is still striving to improve his game. He was coached by the legendary Pedro Martinez during spring training, Boston Strong posted on Twitter.

Rich Hill, 42, is still trying to learn from the great Pedro Martinez.

“Rich Hill, 42, is still trying to learn from the great Pedro Martinez.” – @ Boston strong

The Red Sox have had a busy few weeks improving their pitching staff. If they can turn the starting pitcher into a position of strength rather than weakness, the Boston Red Sox could be among the top teams in the American League East.


Edited by Jodi Whisenhunt

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