Good morning from Fort Myers. The early arrivals to spring training will be working out informally this morning at the Player Development Complex.
Daniel Bard was one of the first on the scene and Amalie Benjamin writes that he is closing in on a more important role.
The notebook checks in with Clay Buchholz and updates you on Mike Lowell, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Victor Martinez.
Check back later for much more on Extra Bases. We’ll have reports throughout the day on the workout.