This perhaps is the most important spring training of Tyler Thornburg’s career.
The right-handed reliever returned to action for the Boston Red Sox last season after missing all of 2017 with thoracic outlet syndrome, but is still looking for a full return to form. Thornburg appeared in 25 games last season, tossing 24 innings with a 5.63 ERA.
Thornburg was in action down in Fort Myers, Fla. throwing a live bullpen and Red Sox manager Alex Cora said there were negatives and positives from the session.
To hear what the Sox skipper had to say on Thornburg, check out the “NESN Sports Today” video above, presented by People’s United Bank.