FORT MYERS, Fla. — A couple of updates for you:
• Will Middlebrooks is not in the lineup tonight but says his right wrist feels fine. We’ll be speaking to John Farrel about that in 20 minutes.
• The Red Sox have their rotation set up Here’s the pitching schedule for the next few days:
And so on. So if the Red Sox stay in line the month you will see Lester, Buchholz and Dempster against the Yankees in the first series.
• LHP Craig Breslow been cleared to start a throwing program on Saturday.
• Pirates minor leaguer Jeremy Farrell is making the trip to the Fort tonight. He’s the son of John Farrell.
• The Red Sox put up a large piece of artwork outside the clubhouse wrapped around the bullpen fence. It says “Legendary” and has photos of 13 players: Johnny Pesky, Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk, Ted Williams, Luis Tiant, Dwight Evans, Jason Varitek, Joe Cronin, Bobby Doerr, Tim Wakefield, Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martinez and Tony Conigliaro.
No Wade Boggs or Roger Clemens?
Back with more later on.