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Still-slimmer Sandoval reports to Red Sox camp

Still-slimmer Sandoval reports to Red Sox camp

If you were worried about Pablo Sandoval's conditioning -- worried that he'd put back the weight he worked to lose after shoulder surgery last year -- worry no longer.

Sandoval reported to Red Sox training camp in Fort Myers, Fla., today, eight days before position players are required to arrive. And he continues to look slimmer and trimmer than he ever has a major-league uniform.

Check out his first swings of the season, via the Instagram account of the Boston Herald's Jason Mastrodonato:


Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.