Ross Ohlendorf update

FORT MYERS, Fla. — RHP Ross Ohlendorf threw live batting practice today in Fort Myers and hopes to get in his first game early next week.

The Red Sox brought him along slowly because of previous shoulder issues and a sore back he developed early in camp.

“Everything feels fine now,” Ohlendorf said. “My shoulder feels normal.”

Ohlendorf is likely to start the season in Triple-A, but could become an option during the season. As Bobby Valentine said on Wednesday, the plan is to identify 10 starters in camp, not just five.

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