FORT MYERS, FLORIDA (CBS) – For a day that was just a day for pitchers and catchers to undergo physicals, Monday proved to be pretty busy.
Red Sox principal owner John Henry spoke to the media for roughly 25 minutes and addressed any and all issues from the potential sale of his team to Liverpool FC to Ben Cherington to PED use.
The biggest thing I took away from Henry is just how adamant he was about NOT wanting to sell the team. He has zero interest and called any and all reports “erroneous.”
After Henry spoke, many members of the Red Sox took to the field for an informal workout. Dustin Pedroia, Will Middlebrooks, Daniel Nava as well as catchers Jarrod Saltalamacchia and David Ross did some hitting and took the field for a bit as well.
The first official workout for pitchers and catchers is slated for Tuesday.
Rochie On Gresh & Zolak:
9:54 a.m.: Red Sox pitchers and catchers are piling into the JetBlue complex today here in Fort Myers.
John Lackey, Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Bailey, and Clay Buchholz were among the pitchers that showed up early on Monday morning. Catchers Jarrod Saltalamacchia, David Ross, and Ryan Lavarnway are all here as well as a few position players like Dustin Pedroia and Will Middlebrooks.
Principal owner John Henry arrived here as well. He greeted reporters with a “you guys are here early!”
The pitchers and catchers have physicals in the morning and may workout informally after that. The first official workout for pitchers and catchers is slated for Tuesday.
Sorry to bring this up again, but it’s another glorious day here in The Fort with temps in the 70’s and a nice breeze. Again, sorry to bring that up…
Rochie On Toucher & Rich:
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