DUNEDIN, Fla. – NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey gave up two runs and four hits in his Toronto spring training debut, but he was outpitched by fellow knuckleballer Steven Wright for two innings in the Boston Red Sox split squad's 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Monday.
Wright, a minor leaguer, gave up two hits and struck out three over two scoreless innings. Former Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, who is working with Wright, was at the game.
Red Sox manager John Farrell, who moved from Toronto to Boston during the offseason after managing the Blue Jays in 2011 and '12, was roundly booed by fans when his name was announced during the pregame starting lineup introductions. This was the first time Farrell has faced his former team.