Foulke could pitch Saturday; Papelbon sent to 'pen

Updated: March 23, 2006, 8:26 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jon Papelbon is going to the bullpen, Keith Foulke is headed for his first appearance on the mound and Boston's bullpen is finally taking shape 11 days before Opening Day.

Papelbon Foulke

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Thursday the promising and versatile Papelbon will start the season as a reliever and Foulke, who had offseason knee surgery, will pitch in a minor-league game Friday. He could work in his first major-league game this spring on Saturday.

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