FLB: Spring Training Notebook 3/13

Updated: March 13, 2007, 2:55 PM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN.com

• Eesh. Could the Red Sox be engaging in some Politburo-style misinformation? Manager Terry Francona told NESN that if the season started tomorrow, Julian Tavarez probably would be his closer. That is ugly. Tavarez's numbers last year were just shy of horrible: five wins, one save, 4.47 ERA and 1.56 WHIP. A closer look reveals Tavarez's most effective stretch of the season came in the final few weeks, when Boston was all but eliminated and in desperate need of starters. Tavarez jumped in ...

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