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Good day for Penny

Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff  March 6, 2009 04:25 PM

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Brad Penny will throw a bullpen session Sunday after receiving an upbeat diagnosis from Dr. Thomas Gill this morning. Penny had been scratched from a start he would have made yesterday because his right shoulder became fatigued. He will likely have to throw another side session before making his first start of the spring, but the news today is positive for Penny.

"I think everybody came away real pleased with how it went," manager Terry Francona said. "It was nice to hear Tom come in and say, 'Hey, he had a good examination.' It was nice to hear Brad be real upbeat about his throwing. And it was nice to hear [pitching coach] John [Farrell] say the same thing."

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