Henry Owens gets chance to show his stuff

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Henry Owens, a 21-year-old lefthander, made his spring training debut for the Red Sox Thursday, pitching a scoreless inning against Northeastern in the first game of a doubleheader.

Owens struck out two and walked two, showing why he’s so well-regarded by the Sox and why he still has work to do.

“I felt good,” said Owens. “A lot of positives, a few negatives obviously. Got to get ahead in the count early.”

The two walks didn’t bother manager John Farrell.

“First time seeing him in game activity,” said Farrell. “Not going to make too much of the first time out.”

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