Quote to note

"Ubaldo should be proud of himself. This guy's a good pitcher. Like I said, I think he should be proud of himself, because that's not the easiest thing to do. He had to rebound from having a pretty tough year, and things had gone wrong in a lot of ways, and he fixed it. Good for him."
-- Francona on starter Ubaldo Jimenez, who's 4-1 with a 2.74 ERA in his last seven outings

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.