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Aceves gets up to speed in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox conducted another day of live batting practice Sunday. When the team does that, the pitchers take the mound, usually behind a screen, and throw game-quality pitches to hitters.

Because the hitters are still getting their timing down, many just track the pitches and do not swing. Others take their hacks. The purpose of the exercise is to give the pitchers a chance to face a hitter. It’s something every team does.

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