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Red Sox coverage in today’s Globe

As David Ortiz arrives in camp, Dan Shaughnessy wonders if this is the beginning of the end for Big Papi.

Nick Cafardo takes a look at new third baseman Adrian Beltre, who hopes to be an offensive spark for the Sox.

Mike Cameron felt comfortable on his first day with the Red Sox. Amalie Benjamin has that story.

Daisuke Matsuzaka threw a baseball for the first time in 10 days and felt great. This notebook also has an update on Mike Lowell.


It’s cloudy at the moment but it’s supposed to be sunny and even a little muggy today in the Fort. The position players will have their physicals today and then take the conditioning test. It’s a regular day for the pitchers and catchers.


Keep checking back for reports all day. The expectation is that Mike Lowell will address the media today and his comments are sure to be interesting.


If you are of a statistical bent, check out Fire Brand of the American League. It’s well-written, easy to navigate and presents solid information without being all preachy about it.

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