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Live batting practice on tap for Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  February 16, 2013 09:19 AM

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FORT MYERS, Fla. The Red Sox will start live batting practice at 10:45 a.m. There will be 15 pitchers throwing.

This exercise is largely for the pitchers to get used to throwing with a hitter in the box. The hitters can swing, but for them this is more about timing the ball than making good contact.

Each pitcher is scheduled to face two hitters. Those pitchers throwing are Joel Hanrahan, Alex Wilson, Anthony Carter, Daniel Bard and Andrew Bailey.

The second group is Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa, Clayton Mortensen, Pedro Beato and Chris Carpenter. The third group has Oscar Villareal, Andrew Miller, Terry Doyle, Jose De La Torre and a fifth pitcher to be determined.

All of the position players, including David Ortiz and Mike Napoli, will step in.

NESN has coverage of today's workout starting at 10 a.m. Nick Cafardo will be on the show and I'll join Tom Caron on set at 11:15 a.m.

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