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Clay Buchholz carried his guitar case as he arrived for the official start of spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.
Jason Varitek, a former team captain and current front-office employee, walked in largely unnoticed by the photographers.
New Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski (second from right) and David Ross (far right) were joined by Pierzynski's son Austin (center).
Ross played coach as he hit ground balls to infielders under blue skies.
Junichi Tazawa threw the ball in front of a banner celebrating the Red Sox' 2013 World Series win.
Koji Uehara arrived with a big smile as he went to one of the fields to begin working out.
Uehara got some running done at JetBlue Park.
The closer stretched during Saturday's sessions.
Before practicing his pitches, Uehara picked some grass and tossed it into the air to check the wind direction.
As Uehara prepared to do an interview with Japanese media, the backdrop started to blow over in the gusty winds. He quickly grabbed it and propped it back up.
Uehara said he will continue to play until someone tells him he can't anymore.
Ryan Dempster (left) received a big hug from Jackie Bradley Jr.
Fans are not yet allowed into the area, but some came anyway and called out to Ross from behind the fence.
Pitcher Shunsuke Watanabe threw in the outfield.
Manager John Farrell had his first sit-down with the media Saturday afternoon.
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