JUPITER, Fla. — Sam Travis hit a pair of home runs on Friday, an unnecessary reminder that his primary calling card is his bat.

“Staying on the pitches, spraying the ball all over the place – they were loud, too,” said Manager Alex Cora after a 9-6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. “He’s doing an outstanding job. Offensively, he’s controlling the at-bats and getting the pitches that he wants to drive. We’re very pleased with the way he’s going about it.”

In part because his defense at first base is a work in progress, the Sox will aim to complement his toolkit by seeing if he can play a corner outfield position.

“I think he’s a complete hitter. In the box, he has no issues I see. He’s a good one – probably look for some versatility out of him,” said Cora. “At first (base) he’s OK, put him in the outfield and see what he can do. Besides that, I’m happy.”

On Thursday, the Sox discovered that infielder Esteban Quiroz could play outfield after they shifted him there midgame.

The club is already fiddling with the idea of seeing how catcher Blake Swihart looks at first base and he already has experience in the outfield. Look for more experimenting with other players besides Quiroz and Travis to see if the Red Sox have another Brock Holt on their hands.

Drew Pomeranz said Saturday that the results of an MRI on his sore left forearm revealed a mild flexor strain, according to the Boston Herald.

Pomeranz exited his first spring training start on Friday in the middle of a second-inning at-bat because of forearm soreness. The team put him through tests Saturday and Pomeranz remained calm, despite the diagnosis.

“Kind of what I expected,” he said. “Nothing really too serious. Just a little soreness. I don’t know, I don’t see missing myself too much time. Today I just came in and got a little treatment after the MRI. But then I’ll come in tomorrow and figure out what the plan is.”

Xander Bogaerts had two hits and scored a run for Boston in a 5-3 loss to the Yankees on Saturday.

Jackie Bradley Jr. swiped his first base this spring.

New York’s top pitching prospect, Justus Sheffield, pitched two innings and gave up a run on two hits and two walks. Aaron Hicks had a solo home run for the Yankees.

ORIOLES: First baseman Chris Davis has been playing through what was thought to be minor elbow soreness, but Manager Buck Showalter revealed that Davis was scheduled for an MRI on his right elbow, which has apparently gotten more inflamed and has become a matter of much greater concern.

NATIONALS: Stephen Strasburg flashed a couple of 98 mph fastballs and threw a few more at 97 in Washington’s 8-1 victory over Houston.

Strasburg allowed one run and three hits while striking out two in two innings. He was also charged with a wild pitch and an error on an errant pickoff attempt.