Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, who missed the last several weeks of the past season with a shoulder problem, said he will throw sidearm next season.

Boyd, 29, tried out his new motion during a 30-minute warm-up session Friday at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester and afterward called himself fit."I'll be throwing at about 8 or 9 o'clock," Boyd said, referring to the drop of his right hand on the sidearm motion.