Pete Frates story continues to inspire

Fort Myers, FL - 03/03/15 - In honor of Peter Frates, the former Boston College Baseball player who was stricken by ALS and who started the Ice Bucket Challenge to promote awareness and raise money for ALS, Boston Red Sox players and Boston College players wore his number 3. Red Sox Spring Training Game 1 vs. Northeastern University at Jet Blue Park. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 04Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

The former BC baseball star has become a fund-raising force for ALS research, and he was honored by the Red Sox Tuesday.

Fort Myers, FL - 02/26/15 - Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Anthony Varvaro (46) throwing live batting practice. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 25Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

Anthony Varvaro eager to provide some relief for Red Sox

The righthander, who appeared in 123 games for Braves over the last two seasons, was surprised by trade to Red Sox.

Shane Victorino slides into second as Northeastern’s Keith Kelly goes high for the throw.nd the inning on the attempted steal. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)


Shane Victorino must do a selling job this spring

With no apparent room in the Red Sox outfield, he’ll have to show other teams he can stay healthy.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/civale8365-6844.jpg Northeastern’s Aaron Civale impresses Red Sox

The righthander faced eight batters and struck out four, including David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/sox904637chin-6826.jpg Tuesday’s spring training report: Red Sox sweep Northeastern and BC

The Red Sox managed only 3 runs and 10 hits in the two games, but won, 2-1 and 1-0.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/464879712-6768.jpg Ban shifts? Red Sox’ Brian Butterfield says no way

While shifts have contributed to a drop in offense, the Red Sox’ third base coach bristles at the notion of regulating them.

Fort Myers, FL - 02/28/15 - Boston Red Sox center fielder Rusney Castillo (38) runs conditioning sprints at the end of the day. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 01Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Rusney Castillo is showing gradual progress in Red Sox camp

A thumb injury limited Castillo to 72 at-bats in the fall and winter leagues; the Red Sox were hoping for around 200.

Peter Abraham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin030115RedSoxSpring_spt38.jpg Projecting the Red Sox roster, version 1.0

Who is the odd man out in the Red Sox outfield when the season opens April 6? Here’s a first look.

There’s a lot to like about Red Sox’ Mookie Betts

The 22-year-old isn’t worried about status, expectations, or whether he’ll have a place on the roster.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/cliff7845-6692.jpg Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee still on Red Sox’ radar

The Phillies continue to scout Boston’s talent, and while neither team is desperate, a deal could still happen.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/464878826.jpg Worcester native Bryan LaHair happy for another shot at majors

LaHair was an All-Star with the Cubs in 2012 before his career detoured to Japan and the minor leagues.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/koji8765-6707.jpg Monday’s spring training report: Koji Uehara looks sharp

The closer had his split-finger pitch diving and was spotting his four-seamer well in live batting practice.