Cole DeVries hurt as Twins beat Red Sox, 8-3
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster warms up for the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday, March 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Minnesota Twins' Jonathan Goncalves (98) is forced out at second as Boston Red Sox second baseman Ryan Dent turns a double play to get Twins' Dan Rohlfing at first in the eighth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Thursday, March 28, 2013. The Red Sox won 6-1. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Red Sox right fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. picks up his cap and glove to head out to the field from the dugout during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday, March 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley, Jr. scores on a single by Dustin Pedroia as Minnesota Twins catcher Eric Fryer awaits the throw in from the outfield in the sixth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday, March 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Minnesota’s Cole DeVries came out after three hitless innings due to a sore right forearm as the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox, 8-3, yesterday.
Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster gave up three hits and four walks in four innings with four strikeouts.
DeVries, scheduled to make his first start of the season on April 6 at Baltimore, allowed one earned run during 17 innings in spring training and held batters to a .071 average.
Pitching coach Rick Anderson said it appeared the soreness was a muscle issue. DeVries was to be reevaluated today.
Twins first baseman Justin Morneau did not play because of tightness in his back and likely won’t play today, but Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire said he will be ready for Monday’s opener against Detroit and Justin Verlander.
∎ Red Sox Manager John Farrell said Boston likely will wait until tomorrow’s deadline to set its opening-day roster. OF Jackie Bradley Jr. could be making the team but is not on the 40-man roster. Farrell said 1B Mike Carp and OF Daniel Nava will make the roster.
∎ Minnesota RHP Tim Wood was placed on the 15-day DL with a right rotator cuff strain, a moved retroactive to March 24. He was 2-1 with a 4.91 ERA in nine spring outings. The Twins also reassigned RHP Rich Harden and LHP Rafael Perez to minor-league camp.