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Red Sox scheduled to visit the White House on Feb. 15

Several unidentified players have already said they won't attend the optional event.

David Ortiz, Barack Obama Selfie
The David Ortiz sponsored selfie with Barack Obama was the controversy of the 2014 Red Sox visit to the White House. –AP Photo

The World Series champion Red Sox are scheduled to visit the White House on Feb. 15, team president Sam Kennedy said Tuesday.

The plan is for the team to travel as a group from its spring training base in Fort Myers, Fla., to Washington and return later that day. It is likely the Sox would also visit the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

“We thought an earlier visit rather than waiting until later in the year made the most sense,’’ Kennedy said.