SATURDAY’S WEATHER — Steamy, around 85 with high humidity during the workouts, which didn’t begin until 10:45 a.m because of a players union meeting.
MEDICAL REPORT — Daniel Nava has not worked out for the last two days because of a stiff neck. He believes he may return to the field by tomorrow.
FUNDAMENTALLY SPEAKING — Bunt drills were led by Torey Lovullo. Dustin Pedroia, Grady Sizemore, Xander Bogaerts, and Mike Napoli participated. Don’t anticipate Napoli bunting much, but at least he’ll be ready if he does.
THUMBS UP — Manager John Farrell is raving about Sizemore’s camp so far. He’s hitting well vs. live pitching and moving well on the bases and in the outfield. Reliever Andrew Miller also threw very hard and shows no ill effects from the foot injury that cut short his 2013 season.
THUMBS DOWN — It was a pretty clean day for everyone.
AROUND THE BASES — A huge crowd watched the workouts and also ventured into JetBlue Park for an open house. Attendance was 4,262, the largest crowd ever for a workout . . . Ryan Lavarnway has a new dog and he named it Tuck (yes, after former catching coach Gary Tuck, now with the Yankees) . . . The players met with MLBPA excutive director Tony Clark and his entourage for about 90 minutes. Clark, a former Red Sox first baseman, was surrounded by a slew of assistants, including Dave Winfield, Jose Cruz Jr., Bob Tewksbury, and Bobby Bonilla.
SCHEDULE — Sunday is photo day. Pitchers won’t stretch until 9:30 a.m. because of the photo shoots earlier in the morning.