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Red Sox spring training report

WEDNESDAY’S WEATHER: It was sunny and 62 degrees when the Sox took the field and warmed up to 81.

MEDICAL REPORT: A.J. Pierzynski (left ankle) caught in the bullpen and is essentially off the injured list. Jake Peavy (right ring finger) is expected to throw in the bullpen on Thursday.

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FUNDAMENTALLY SPEAKING: Infield coach Brian Butterfield worked one on one with Jon Lester on throwing the ball to first and second base. Lester has long had a problem with his fielding and maybe this time the Sox can correct it. Butterfield is working with Lester on his arm angle.

THUMBS UP: Pierzynski launched three balls in batting practice that landed on the roof of the batting cage well beyond the fence in right field . . . Manager John Farrell carefully watched pitching prospect Anthony Ranaudo in the bullpen and came away smiling.

THUMBS DOWN: The pitchers spent their third consecutive day doing fielding drills and are starting to look bored. Things should pick up once the position players are mixed in.

AROUND THE BASES: Lefthander Rich Hill is attending to a family matter back home in Massachusetts and has yet to report. The team has told him to take all the time he needs . . . Lester purchased a nice gift for his teammates, bottles of champagne etched to commemorate the World Series championship . . . The position players took their physicals early in the day and had an abbreviated workout on the field as a result.

SCHEDULE: The first full-squad workout will be Thursday. Farrell and assorted others will address the team first.

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