Extra Bases

Good morning from Sarasota

SARASOTA, Fla. — Greetings from Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, where’s it’s 54 degrees. But it’s sunny and expected to get warmer.

Long day ahead for the Red Sox, who have a split-squad doubleheader against the Orioles. Game 1 is here at 1:05 and Game 2 is at JetBlue Park at 7:05. Then the Sox have a day game against the Pirates in Bradenton on Sunday.

Links to our Globe stories today:

Red Sox backup catcher David Ross had a tumultuous first season with the Red Sox. Now he’s ready to fill a significant role.

The notebook has Felix Doubront looking strong again. It also was a big day for Grady Sizemore.


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