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Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  February 17, 2014 07:34 AM

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FORT MYERS, Fla. Spring training starts in earnest this morning as the Red Sox pitchers and catchers have their first official workout.

It'll be the usual stuff: covering first base, handling comebackers and controlling the running game. Plus a group of 13 pitchers will throw bullpen sessions.

The position players who reported early will be on the field, too. But their first official workout is not until Thursday.

Links to our Red Sox coverage in the Globe today:

Ryan Dempster left the Red Sox on Sunday and won't pitch in 2014.

Nick Cafardo writes that the Red Sox can find ways to replace Dempster and now have some money to spend.

Dan Shaughnessy writes that Dustin Pedroia is ready to go.

The notebook has the Red Sox giving a shot to Francisco Cordero.

Check back later for more and make sure you're following @PeteAbe on Twitter for reports from the field.

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