Extra Bases

Red Sox coverage in today’s Globe

As Josh Beckett enters the final year of his contract, those around him value his leadership as Amalie Benjamin explains.

Boof Bonser knows Fort Myers like the back of his hand. Not that is necessarily a good thing considering what he went through last year.

Jon Lester thinks confidence is the way to avoid a slow start this season. This notebook also has updates on Daisuke Matsuzaka, Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek.

Meanwhile, the Tigers are making a bid for Johnny Damon. Can’t help but wonder if the Yankees will take one final shot.

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