Schwarber looking forward to the challenge of playing 1B

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Newly acquired slugger Kyle Schwarber is looking forward to the challenge of playing first base for the Red Sox. Boston plans to take a serious look at Schwarber playing the unfamiliar position when he is ready to return from a hamstring injury, Schwarber was acquired from Washington for a minor league pitcher on Thursday. He expects to start a minor league assignment “pretty soon.” Left-hander Chris Sale allowed one run and five hits over five innings in his fourth rehab start with Triple-A Worcester. Both could join the Red Sox in a couple weeks.

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