1. Carlos Beltran will try to play through his bone spur, according to Mark Feinsand. Beltran made it clear after he found out about the bone spur that he wanted to put off surgery as long as possible, hence the second cortisone injection. Sounds like it’s just a matter of how much pain Beltran feels and how much he can tolerate.
2. Stephen Drew has signed a major-league deal with the Red Sox. Boston was having trouble getting production from the left side of their infield — and the Red Sox were the only team not required to give up a draft pick — so they gave Drew basically the pro-rated qualifying offer that he turned down this winter. Will Middlebrooks has been awful as the Red Sox regular third baseman and Xander Bogaerts hasn’t been great.