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Red Sox Legend’s Ongoing Support for Boston Ahead of 2024 Season!



The Boston Red Sox are aiming to bounce back from a disappointing season that saw them finish at the bottom of the AL East with 78 wins. As they gear up for the upcoming season, they’re placing their hopes on improving their pitching staff, with former Red Sox star Pedro Martinez taking on a leadership role in this endeavor.

In a recent development, the team received a succinct three-word assessment of their playoff prospects from Kenley Jansen, following a postseason-less 2023. Additionally, the Red Sox quietly bolstered their roster by signing a former Tigers All-Star to a two-year contract.

With preparations underway for a promising 2024 campaign, Red Sox enthusiasts eagerly await the team’s performance in spring training under the guidance of Manager Alex Cora, as they brace themselves for the challenges of a competitive AL East.

Martinez’s Influence on Red Sox Pitchers
Martinez dedicated significant time to working with Red Sox starting pitcher Brayan Bello during the offseason, as reported by Bello expressed gratitude for the opportunity, noting that Martinez provided valuable insights that helped him refine his slider pitch, a crucial aspect of his game.

Bello’s Progression Crucial for 2024
Hailing from the Dominican Republic, Bello posted a 12-11 record with a 4.24 ERA last season, accompanied by 132 strikeouts. While these numbers don’t quite match Martinez’s Hall-of-Fame caliber performances with the Red Sox, Bello’s potential is evident. Notably, his control has been commendable, with just 45 walks issued, but there’s room for improvement in minimizing hits surrendered relative to innings pitched.

According to Cora, Bello has made strides in his development, particularly in terms of physical growth and offseason preparation. Positioned behind Nick Pivetta and ace Lucas Giolito in the pitching rotation for the upcoming season, Bello’s readiness for the opening series will be a key focus as the Red Sox aim for a resurgence.

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