Red Sox News: Boston's youth movement, Mookie's admission, more

Boston Red Sox Spring Training
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We are starting to see the Boston Red Sox's plans for the next week or so when it comes to spring training. Spring training games are coming up on us very quickly and we now have a sense of who is going to at least start the first few games for Boston.

In speaking with the media on Tuesday, manager Alex Cora said that Oddanier Mosqueda will get the start on Friday, with Josh Winckowski, Kutter Crawford, and then Corey Kluber getting the starts after that (the order of which is very much to be determined, but Kluber is definitely going early next week).

In short, we are going to be seeing a lot of young arms getting a chance to show their stuff in short stints for a while and over time, the regular rotation guys will continue to get more and more innings. Ah, the spring training experience.

More Red Sox News

We took a look at the youth movement going on in Boston that no one is really talking about. Rafael Devers was just the start, but guys like Tristan Casas and Brayan Bello lead the way of a wave of talent that will make its way through the organization this year and in the next few years to come. The future is certainly bright. We also took some time to recap recent spring training news, which included reports of more impressive showings from Masataka Yoshida and Chris Sale.

Finally, we got some less great, although hardly surprising, news from former Red Sox star Mookie Betts. Betts was asked about Boston's video feed program from back in 2018 and he was quite candid that JT Watkins, who ended up getting suspended for his role, did indeed use live video feeds to decode pitcher signs during games. Mookie was adamant, though, that it was not constant and wasn't in any way as egregious as what the Astros were found guilty of.

MLB News

The New York Yankees appear to be toying with an interesting alignment in the outfield. New York has been trying to find ways to get more out of slugger Giancarlo Stanton and one idea they have floated is to give Stanton more time in right field and shifting Aaron Judge over to left field on those days. Nothing seems certain, but it is definitely out there as an idea as there is some thought that Stanton plays better when he plays the field.

It looks like the Twins are adding some depth to their roster as they are set to sign Donovan Solano to a 1-year deal. Solano isn't an everyday player at this point, but he could have a platoon role for the Twins in 2023 and do some good work there.