Former Salem High (N.H.) and Boston College star Terry Doyle will pitch against his old team Thursday when the Red Sox play their annual spring training game against BC.
The 27-year-old Doyle appeared in 90 games, including making 77 starts in the Chicago White Sox system after Chicago drafted him in the 37th round out of BC in 2008. He posted a 33-27 record and 2.94 ERA from ‘08 until this past June when he left the White Sox system to pitch with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of the Japan Pacific League (1-1, 3.55 ERA, 7 Ks, 12.2 innings).
Fukuoka declined Doyle’s ’13 option and he then returned to the U.S. where he accepted a minor league deal from the Red Sox this past offseason.
“I’m hoping to start out the year in Pawtucket as a starter and hopefully pitch well enough to earn a shot to get some innings in Boston as well,” Doyle told The Eagle-Tribune in December.
SOX’ JAPANESE TWITTER
If you haven’t heard already, the Red Sox recently launched a Japanese-language Twitter account, @redsoxjp.
The account includes translations of Red Sox English language social media content, regular interviews with Red Sox players, and exclusive interviews and information from relievers Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara, according to a Red Sox press release.