WEATHER: It was a postcard-perfect day in the Fort, sunny and 82 degrees.
MEDICAL REPORT: Mike Napoli (hips) is set for his first base-running drill on Sunday. Assuming that goes well, he could get in a game within a few days. Felix Doubront (shoulder) threw his second bullpen session. Clay Buchholz (right hamstring) will throw two innings in a simulated game on Saturday. That could clear him to enter the rotation.
FUNDAMENTALLY SPEAKING: It was a quick workout for the Sox before they fled Fenway South for 20th annual Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Golf Classic at The Forest Country Club in South Fort Myers. Seven pitchers had bullpen sessions, Jon Lester and Alfredo Aceves among them. The team defensive drill was on defending push bunts. A 45-minute round of batting practice wrapped the day up.
THUMBS UP: Ryan Sweeney had on dark blue shorts and a white belt for the golf outing. He looked ready for the PGA Tour.
THUMBS DOWN: Pedro Martinez had a brace on his right wrist. He injured himself doing some gardening. Yes, gardening. Pedro said he was trimming some bushes and jammed his hand.
AROUND THE BASES: Newcomer Mike Carp was given No. 38. He is the first player to wear that number since Curt Schilling in 2007. Ben Cherington and assistant GM Mike Hazen watched Carp take batting practice. He lined several balls off the fence. … The Sox have 36 exhibition games before the April 1 opener against the Yankees in New York.
SCHEDULE: The Sox open Grapefruit League play against a Rays split squad at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday at JetBlue Park. John Lackey starts for the Red Sox.