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By: Ian
Location: City of Palms Park, Ft. Myers, FL
Pitchers and Catchers Report: February 12th
First game: Feb 25th (exhibition), Feb 25th (Twins)
Schedule

Projected Opening Day Lineup
  1. Jacoby Ellsbury (CF)
  2. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
  3. David Ortiz (DH)
  4. Kevin Youkilis (1B)
  5. J.D. Drew (RF)
  6. Mike Lowell (3B)
  7. Jason Bay (LF)
  8. Jason Varitek (C)
  9. Jed Lowrie/Julio Lugo (SS)
note: lineup is interchangeable from 5-7

Projected Rotation
  1. Josh Beckett (RHP)
  2. Jon Lester (LHP)
  3. Daisuke Matsuzaka (RHP)
  4. Brad Penny (RHP)
  5. Tim Wakefield (RHP)/John Smoltz (RHP)/Clay Buchholz (RHP)

Projected Bullpen Long Man: Wes Littleton (RHP)/Tim Wakefield (RHP)
Situational: Javier Lopez (LHP), Manny Delcarmen (RHP), Justin Masterson (RHP), Takashi Saito (RHP)
7th Inning: Hideki Okajima (LHP)
8th Inning: Ramon Ramirez (RHP)
Closer: Jonathan Papelbon (RHP)

Click here for a breakdown of the key Spring Training battles.
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Wilkerson Leaves BoSox Camp
Outfielder/first baseman Brad Wilkerson has left the Red Sox to assess his options.  Wilkerson is batting .119 in 42 at-bats this spring and has a clause in his contract that allows him to opt out by April 1 if he was not placed on the Major League roster.

Boston Globe

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Schilling Announces Retirement
Red Sox right-handed pitcher Curt Schilling announced Monday that he is retiring.  Schilling was attempting a comeback after missing last season following shoulder surgery.

AP 



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Drew Suffers Bruised Hand
Red Sox right fielder J.D. Drew was diagnosed with a contusion on his right hand after getting plunked during Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  X-rays came back negative and Drew is listed as day-to-day.

Providence Journal  
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Youkilis Sprains Ankle
Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis was diagnosed with a mild left ankle sprain and mild Achilles' tendinitis.  Youkilis will miss the remainder of the World Baseball Classic and will wear a walking boot for the next several days.

Boston Globe


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Red Sox Release Bard
Boston placed catcher Josh Bard on unconditional release waivers.  Bard signed a one-year deal with the Red Sox worth $1.7 million in December.

Boston Globe


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