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RED SOX SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Monday’s spring training report: Dustin Pedroia the player of the day

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who is coming back from knee surgery, said he felt fine after the workout.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who is coming back from knee surgery, said he felt fine after the workout.(barry chin/Globe staff)

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MONDAY’S WEATHER: It was 78 degrees when the Red Sox started their workout, and early clouds gave way to sunshine.

FUNDAMENTALLY SPEAKING: There was plenty going on. Darwinzon Hernandez (who was impressive) threw batting practice, as did Domingo Tapia, Josh Smith, and Josh Taylor. The catchers worked on pop-ups and half the pitchers on throwing to first or second base and fielding bunts. The infielders and outfielders did their specific drills, too.

PLAYER OF THE DAY: Dustin Pedroia faced live pitching for the first time since last May and dropped a single into right field. That drew a big cheer from the fans surrounding the backstop on Field 5. “Soft line drive to right,” Alex Cora said. “Don’t get caught up. It wasn’t a laser.” Pedroia, who is coming back from knee surgery, said he felt fine afterward.

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SCHEDULE: Things will get back to normal Tuesday with a full-squad workout without all the bells and whistles. The Sox will be on the field at 10 a.m. after their annual photo day.

Peter Abraham


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