Billy Buckner Gone, Red Sox Spring Training Schedule
After a slow start with the PawSox, Billy Buckner settled in and was one of the PawSox most consistent pitchers down the stretch. According to NBCSports.com, Buckner has signed a minor league contract with the Angels.
Buckner lead the Red Sox system in wins (12), games started (27), innings pitched (153.0), and tied for the lead in complete games (2). After allowing 24 runs over his first 23 1/3 innings, Buckner finished both July and August with a 2.21 ERA.
Best of luck to Billy on his return to the Bigs.
RED SOX ANNOUNCE 2013 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
Tickets go on sale on Saturday, December 8;
First workouts scheduled for February 12; First games are February 21
BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today announced their 2013 Spring Training schedule, which features 38 games, including 35 against Major League opponents. The Red Sox will host 20 games at their Spring Training home, JetBlue Park at Fenway South, in the second season of the state-of-the-art complex in Lee County, FL. Tickets for Spring Training games at JetBlue Park will go on sale Saturday, December 8, at 10 a.m. Tickets will remain at 2012 prices and can be purchased at the JetBlue Park box office, online at redsox.com, or by phone at 888-REDSOX6. Fans who require ADA accessible seating may call 877-REDSOX9. Hearing impaired fans may call the Red Sox TTY line at (617) 226-6644.
The Red Sox will open their Spring Training slate on Thursday, February 21, with a single-admission doubleheader against the Northeastern University Huskies and the Boston College Eagles. The first game begins at 1:35 p.m.
With the third World Baseball Classic taking place in March, the Red Sox will host Team Puerto Rico at JetBlue Park in an exhibition game on Tuesday, March 5, at 7:05 p.m. Tickets for this special game will be available at half-price.
Prior to the start of the exhibition season, the Red Sox will hold workouts at the organization’s Player Development Complex at Fenway South. The first workout for pitchers and catchers is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, and the first full squad workout is set for Friday, February 15. All workouts are open to the public, free of charge.
(All Times Eastern and Subject to Change)
Thursday, February 21 Northeastern JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m.
Thursday, February 21 Boston College JetBlue Park
Friday, February 22 Off Day
Saturday, February 23 Tampa Bay Rays JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m.
Sunday, February 24 St. Louis Cardinals Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Monday, February 25 Tampa Bay Rays (SS) Port Charlotte 1:05 p.m.
Monday, February 25 Toronto Blue Jays (SS) Dunedin 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26 St. Louis Cardinals JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27 Baltimore Orioles Sarasota 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, February 28 Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton 1:05 p.m.
Friday, March 1 Pittsburgh Pirates JetBlue Park 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 Minnesota Twins Hammond Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 3 New York Yankees JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m.
Monday, March 4 Tampa Bay Rays JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5 Team Puerto Rico* JetBlue Park 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6 Pittsburgh Pirates JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m.
Thursday, March 7 Minnesota Twins Hammond Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Friday, March 8 Minnesota Twins JetBlue Park 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 9 Baltimore Orioles JetBlue Park 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 Tampa Bay Rays Port Charlotte 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 11 Miami Marlins Jupiter 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12 Toronto Blue Jays JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13 Off Day
Thursday, March 14 Minnesota Twins Hammond Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Friday, March 15 Minnesota Twins (SS) JetBlue Park 7:05 p.m.
Friday, March 15 Baltimore Orioles (SS) Sarasota 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 16 Tampa Bay Rays Port Charlotte 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 17 Tampa Bay Rays JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m.
Monday, March 18 Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19 Baltimore Orioles JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m.
Wednesday, March 20 New York Yankees Tampa 1:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 21 Philadelphia Phillies JetBlue Park 7:05 p.m.
Friday, March 22 Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 23 Pittsburgh Pirates JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 25 Baltimore Orioles Sarasota 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26 Off Day
Wednesday, March 27 Miami Marlins JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m.
Thursday, March 28 Minnesota Twins JetBlue Park 7:05 p.m.
Friday, March 29 Minnesota Twins Hammond Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 Minnesota Twins JetBlue Park 1:35 p.m.
(SS)—Split Squad Home Games at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Lee County, Florida
*—World Baseball Classic Exhibition