Good afternoon from Fort Myers

FORT MYERS, Fla — The Sox host the Phillies tonight at JetBlue. Jon Lester opposes Cliff Lee and that’s about as good as it gets for spring training,

The Phillies are what the Red Sox could have been if not for the Dodgers trade. They’re a formidable team but one aging rapidly and weighed down with bad contracts. They regret the signing of Jonathan Papelbon, among others, and are trying to figure a way out of their mess.

Our Globe links today:

For Mike Napoli, this spring training is a pleasure when compared to last year.

The notebook has Clay Buchholz looking sharp against the Blue Jays.


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