Joe Blanton

Pitcher Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at Ed Smith Stadium on March 11, 2012 in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Pedroia Homers, Lester Sharp For Red Sox Against Phillies

Dustin Pedroia homered in the first then declared himself ready for opening day, Jon Lester struck out 10 in seven innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 Monday.


Joe Blanton throws a pitch against the New York Yankees in Game Four of the 2009 World Series at Citizens Bank Park. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Roche: No Red Sox Deal For Joe Blanton

A Red Sox source tells WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche that the Red Sox do not have a deal in place to acquire pitcher Joe Blanton from the Philadelphia Phillies.