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    Red Sox spring training report

    A daily recap from camp as the Sox prepare for their first exhibition game Thursday.

     MONDAY’S WEATHER: It was a chilly 43 when the Sox took the field but warmed up to 68 by the time the workout was done.

     MEDICAL REPORT: Clay Buchholz (right hamstring) threw 10 pitches to a standing catcher then 35 regular ones. He’s scheduled for live batting practice Wednesday . . . Felix Doubront (left shoulder) is set for his first bullpen session Wednesday.

     FUNDAMENTALLY SPEAKING: The outfielders practiced in the main stadium, taking fly balls off the faux Green Monster in left field and chasing balls into the triangle in center. The team defensive work was on pickoffs and rundowns. The position players took batting practice, as usual.


     THUMBS UP: Outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker, who is in his first major league camp, looked comfortable in the defensive drills; he covers a lot of ground quickly . . . Jackie Bradley showed off a strong arm . . . Jose Iglesias drilled two consecutive balls off the fence in left-center during batting practice then knocked the next pitch well over the fence . . . David Ortiz is adding a little more each day, including defensive work.

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     THUMBS DOWN: Brock Holt, an infielder who came over in a trade with the Pirates along with Joel Hanrahan, had a tough session of batting practice, mis-timing his swing throughout. “Can’t get worse,” he muttered at one point.

     AROUND THE BASES: Mike Napoli took 100 ground balls at first base, twice as many as Sunday. Now that he has been cleared, he’ll be working daily with coach Brian Butterfield . . . The pitchers were on the field for about 90 minutes. But Alfredo Aceves stayed longer, patrolling center field on Field 3 during batting practice with a bat. When the ball came his way, Aceves would chase it down then slap it back to the infield . . . The Sox have hired Brian Abraham as a bullpen catcher and batting practice pitcher. He worked for the Blue Jays last season as a scouting and video coordinator. Abraham is a Holy Cross graduate and Worcester native . . . Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s daughters — Sidney, Hunter, and Sloane — were running on the conditioning field after the workout. “Tires them out,” Salty said.

     SCHEDULE: The Sox have two more full-squad workout days left. They start stretching at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.