SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Feb. 26 spring training report: Red Sox hold live batting practice

During live BP, the pitchers got to work on their location, but the batters didn’t do much more than watch.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy1-6501.jpg Christian Vazquez is in a good position to contribute

The catcher’s defense is unquestionably an asset, and he aims to help the Red Sox on offense, too.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin022615RedSoxSpring_spt7.jpg John Farrell tries to soften David Ortiz’s diatribe

The Red Sox manager believes his slugger will “adhere to the rules” instituted to speed up the pace of play.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin022415RedSoxSpring_spt8.jpg Moncada deal won’t stop Red Sox from making trades

The Red Sox have spent a lot of money this offseason, but team officials say they can still add players via a trade.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ross9836-6535.jpg Ex-Rangers Alexi Ogando and Robbie Ross Jr. can be key pieces in Red Sox bullpen

Mike Napoli caught both pitchers while with Texas; the key to their effectiveness, he said, is how they’re used.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/yaon76453-6474.jpg Yoan Moncada arrives at Red Sox camp

Moncada met principal owner John Henry and other officials during the seven hours he was around.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy1-6409.jpg Larry Lucchino, Tom Werner share optimistic outlook

The CEO and the chairman discussed the team’s power structure, comparisons to the Yankees, and Yoan Moncada.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lucchino09874-6478.jpg Larry Lucchino says there’s no power shift within Red Sox

The team president said his role has not diminished since Michael Gordon gained a bigger stake in the franchise.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/yoan.jpg Why did Red Sox pay Yoan Moncada instead of Jon Lester?

The Red Sox committed $63 million to sign the Cuban star, but are betting on future performance instead of immediate gains.

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez sits in the dugout during a spring training baseball workout, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Alex Rodriguez feels ‘like a rookie again’ in return to Yankees camp

Reaction among fans and Yankees personnel was positive in Tampa. But it won’t be like that elsewhere.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

David Ortiz bashes baseball’s new speed-up rules

Ortiz vowed, “I’m not going to change my game,” in regard to the rule about not stepping out of the batter’s box.

Ben Cherington says David Ortiz a Red Sox as long as he wants

Boston’s general manager touched on several roster topics Tuesday morning at spring training.

John Henry says Red Sox organization as strong as ever

The team’s principal owner likes where things stand with the major and minor league rosters and his management team.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy1-6413.jpg John Henry touches bases at Red Sox camp

The Red Sox owner addressed the team’s front office structure as well as other topics Tuesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/yoan864325-6476.jpg In Yoan Moncada, Red Sox essentially paid for a No. 1 pick

The young Cuban is still undergoing his physical, but the Sox appear pleased with their $63 million investment.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Giants know they will miss Pablo Sandoval

Sandoval brought excitement and clutch play to San Francisco, and his former teammates are feeling the void.