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Penny start delayed; Drew has injection

Updated: March 3, 2009, 6:23 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Brad Penny was scratched from his first scheduled spring training start because of shoulder weakness, and right fielder J.D. Drew went to Boston for an injection in his lower back.

Penny was to have started Thursday against Puerto Rico. He stopped a bullpen session Sunday after 25 pitches.

"I don't think the shoulder strength was quite where it needed to be yet for the work load I was doing," Penny said. "It's better to take it easy right ...

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