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Good morning from Fort Myers

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  March 1, 2012 08:08 AM

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FORT MYERS, Fla. There will be a baseball game today. And then a good-bye.

The Red Sox will send Daniel Bard, Alfredo Aceves and assorted prospects six miles across town to Hammond Stadium to play the Twins at 1:05 p.m. in a "B" game.

It's free if you're in the area, so stop on by. Each pitcher is scheduled for one inning. Those on the roster are:

Pitchers: Alfredo Aceves, Daniel Bard, Clayton Mortensen, Jesse Carlson, Tony Pena Jr., Alex Wilson, Will Inman, Justin Thomas.

Position players: Lars Anderson, Dan Butler, Pedro Ciriaco, Luis Exposito, Alex Hassan, Jose Iglesias, Josh Kroeger, Ryan Lavarnway, Che-Hsuan Lin, Juan Carlos Linares, Will Middlebrooks, Jason Repko, Nate Spears, Oscar Tejeda.

Then, at 5:30 p.m., Jason Varitek will announce his retirement at JetBlue Park.

Hang out here. I'll be live-blogging the game and of course we'll have a report on the Varitek press conference.

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