Red Sox waiting for only a few more players


Red Sox players at batting practice on Friday. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Pitchers and catchers officially report on Saturday and just about everybody who is supposed to be here is already here.

New catcher A.J. Pierzynski, Texas Rangers equipment bag in hand, arrived on Friday morning. Jake Peavy also made his first appearance.

The only players yet to arrive are Miguel Celestino, Ryan Dempster, Rich Hill, David Ross, Koji Uehara, Brayan Villarreal, and Steven Wright.

Under major league rules, those players simply need to be in the area on Saturday. The Sox will take their physicals on Sunday and have the first official workout on Monday.


A few other notes:

• Peavy left the clubhouse with his right hand encased in quite a complex bandage. His ring finger was wrapped up and his index finger had a foam ring around it separating it from his other fingers.

“It’s nothing,” said Peavy, who didn’t stop for questions as he left the clubhouse. “I’m fine.”

Manager John Farrell said Peavy was hit by a ball during the workout and the injury was not serious.

• Letfhanded reliever Andrew Miller remains unsigned with an arbitration hearing scheduled for Tuesday. Miller filed for a $2.15 million salary with the Red Sox countering at $1.55 million.

Miller said he is hopeful of a settlement before the hearing.

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