Tavarez: Manny will report late; Francona not so sure
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The latest Manny Ramirez mystery surfaced Monday when teammate Julian Tavarez said his close friend would arrive late at spring training and Boston manager Terry Francona said that may not be true.
Tavarez said the left fielder would report March 1 as he did last year when he received permission from the Red Sox to show up late.
The first workout of spring training for position players is set
for Thursday. The official reporting date under major ...
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SPRING TRAINING NEWS
Follow the day's news from spring training in the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues as we begin the countdown toward Opening Day on Sunday (Mets at world champion Cardinals, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2):
• Colon, Weaver, Figgins on DL
• Pirates send Sanchez to the DL
• Rogers has clot removed, will miss first half
• Sabathia throws, says he's ready for opener
• Pavano to start Opening Day for Yankeees
• A's put Dan Johnson on DL with hip injury
• Walker signs minor league deal with A's
• Grapefruit: Towers wins spot in Jays' rotation
• Cactus: Big Unit to start season on DL