Red Sox Spring Training Blog: Pitchers And Catchers Particpate In First Official Team Workout

February 17, 2014 3:08 PM
Red Sox Spring Training Blog: Pitchers And Catchers Particpate In First Official Team Workout
" FORT MYERS, Fla. (CBS) — Welcome to the first official day of Red Sox pitchers and catchers working out here in sunny Fort Myers. Temperatures are in the 70s with abundant sunshine.

Pitchers and catchers took to the JetBlue Park complex fields around 9:30 this morning after a brief meeting inside. After stretching and throwing, the starters took the mound for PFP drills — basically fundamentals work. Jon Lester, John Lackey and Clay Buchholz were tied by the hips as they got their work in. I spent a few minutes chatting with Buchholz prior to the workout. He told me he shut it down after the season for about a month — didn’t pick up a ball. He said the pain he battled through at the end of the postseason subsided pretty quickly. He said he learned a lot about himself by gutting his way through four innings in Boston’s Game 4 win in St Louis and said he knows he can now pitch if he has to – not just throw the ball "

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