A daily recap from camp as the Sox prepare for their first exhibition game Thursday.
■ SUNDAY’S WEATHER: Not that we’re expecting any sympathy back home, but it was 46 degrees and windy when the workout started. It warmed up a bit, but not much.
■ MEDICAL REPORT: Clay Buchholz (right hamstring) was back on the field for some half-speed drills. He will throw off the mound Monday. Felix Doubront (left shoulder) is set to throw early this week, too. Mike Napoli (hips) took 50 grounders at first base.
■ FUNDAMENTALLY SPEAKING: The Sox had pop-up drills for their infielders and outfielders. The wind made for some long runs and twisting catches. The pitchers were on another field working on bunt defense. They made it into a competition and the intensity was pretty robust for a weekend day in spring training.
■ THUMBS UP: Lyle Overbay, in camp on a minor league deal, is a solid first baseman. With Napoli off to the side watching, he was with the starters and fit in seamlessly . . . Napoli showed all-field power in batting practice, particularly to left . . . John Lackey looked sharp during live batting practice, keeping his fastball down. It’s still early, but he has been a revelation so far.
■ THUMBS DOWN: Pedro Ciriaco, who was playing shortstop, let a couple of pop-ups drop. Another fell between Ciriaco and third baseman Will Middlebrooks. But the wind and a high sky didn’t make it easy . . . David Ortiz had on his uniform, a hooded sweat shirt, and a jacket to combat the chill. This is a guy who has played in Boston for 10 years? Toughen up, Big Papi.
■ AROUND THE BASES: With school vacation, the Sox had their largest crowd since camp opened. The team said more than 5,000 fans attended the workout and the open house at JetBlue Park . . . The Sox have a doubleheader against Northeastern and Boston College on Thursday. The plan is to use 14 relievers, one inning each . . . The Sox had Photo Day before the workout and stayed in their home whites . . . Ortiz appropriated one of the equipment carts and drove it from field to field. How does he get one and not the manager? “He’s been here longer,” John Farrell said.
■ SCHEDULE: The Sox have three more workouts before the college doubleheader. They’ll be on the field at 9:30 a.m. Monday.