FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good morning from the Fort, where Dustin Pedroia showed up -- and so did some semblance of spring weather.
Friday’s shocking beginning -- the morning low of 35 degrees set an all-time record for Feb. 20 in Fort Myers and was colder than the Alaskans experienced in Juneau -- will be a distant memory, with a morning temperature of 44 bursting into 77-degree glory. Sunscreen is not optional today.
Twenty-nine Boston Red Sox pitchers and six catchers are going through their first workouts today at Fenway South, and fans are allowed into the back fields for the first time.
What will they see?
Well, they’ll get their first look at right-hander Rick Porcello and left-hander Wade Miley, who were acquired in offseason deals and will occupy 40 percent of the starting rotation. Porcello and Miley will pitch in a bullpen session with Clay Buchholz.