Read between the lines

Brad Bergesen and Brian Bass both pitched in Minor League games Friday in Fort Myers, experiencing a widely varied amount of success. Bergesen thrived against Boston’s Minor Leaguers, firing six shutout innings, striking out six batters and walking one.

Bass, meanwhile, threw four innings and allowed one earned run. The right-hander walked three batters and gave up three hits but managed to strike out five batters.

Both Bass and Bergesen are trying to make a case to start the year with the big-league club. Bass could make it as a starter or reliever, while Bergesen is only considered as a starter.


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