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Red Sox training camp report No. 3

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  February 14, 2013 05:35 PM

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THURSDAY’S WEATHER: It was 70 degrees with periods of rain, at times heavy.

MEDICAL REPORT: Clay Buchholz (right hamstring) threw from halfway up the mound to a standing catcher. He may be only a few days away from a normal bullpen session. Mike Napoli had an MRI on his hips. The results will determine when he starts doing more than hitting and throwing.

FUNDAMENTALLY SPEAKING: The Sox had a full slate of activities canceled by rain. The 14 pitchers scheduled to throw in the bullpen did their work under cover in the batting cages instead. The hitters then took batting practice.

THUMBS UP: Shane Victorino was the only player who did some work on the field, playing catch for several minutes between showers to loosen up a little. He flew into Fort Myers on Wednesday night.

THUMBS DOWN: The weather. Teams need rainouts after a few weeks of spring training, not the third day.

AROUND THE BASES: Joel Hanrahan said he enjoyed throwing in the cages because the pop of his fastball in the catcher’s glove echoed louder. “It sounded like I was throwing 105,” he said. … Farrell said he likes the idea of batting David Ortiz third against righthanders and Dustin Pedroia in that spot against lefthanders. When Pedroia bats third, Victorino would bat second.

SCHEDULE: Today is the first full-squad workout. There’s a meeting at 8:30 a.m. and the team is scheduled be on the field to stretch an hour later. Rain is possible again.

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