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Truck Day puts spring training on radar

Mascots Wally and Tessie helped in the moving process Monday at Fenway Park.David L. Ryan/Globe staff/Globe Staff

The equipment is packed and headed to Florida.

Monday was Truck Day at Fenway Park, the first step in the Red Sox getting preparations underway for the 2017 season. And it’s a long step, all the way to JetBlue Park in Fort Myers.

Some players are already at the team’s spring training facilities. Pitchers and catchers have a Feb. 14 deadline to report, and the first full-squad workout is Feb. 17.

The Sox’ exhibition slate opens against Northeastern on Feb. 23, with the Grapefruit League opener the next afternoon against the Mets at JetBlue.

On March 9 at JetBlue, the Sox will play an exhibition against the US team that will participate in the World Baseball Classic.


The Sox open the regular season April 3 against the Pirates at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox had a lot of equipment to pack up on Monday for the long drive to Fort Myers, Fla.David L. Ryan/Globe staff