SARASOTA, Fla. - Left-hander Wade Miley has been scratched from today’s start against the Red Sox in Fort Myers because he’s feeling ill.
Vidal Nuño will make the start instead of pitching in relief.
Manager Buck Showalter will have more details for reporters during batting practice. He stayed back in camp as usual before heading over to JetBlue Park with a few of his coaches.
Miley was supposed to make his fifth spring start. He’s allowed seven earned runs (eight total) and 16 hits over nine innings. Miley’s walked only two batters.
One start in Bradenton lasted only an inning-plus because of a line drive that glanced off his left forearm and struck his ribcage area. He took his next turn as scheduled.
Nuño, a favorite to break camp as a long reliever, has totaled five innings in his three Grapefruit League appearances. He’s allowed one run and four hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.
Nuño will be pitching for the second time since returning from the World Baseball Classic. He permitted one run and two hits Friday afternoon in one inning against the Pirates in Bradenton.
Meanwhile, ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale is visiting the Ed Smith Stadium complex this morning. I have nothing else to add except he was there.
For the Red Sox
Marco Hernández 2B
Pablo Sandoval 3B
Mookie Betts RF
Hanley Ramírez DH
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Allen Craig 1B
Bryce Brentz LF
Sandy León C
Deven Marrero SS
Kyle Kendrick RHP