Postcard from Camp, Day 4: Open House for fans in Fort Myers
FORT MYERS, Fla. — It was a quiet Saturday at JetBlue Park as most of the position players that have reported to camp early took the day off.
Well, quiet except for the Fenway South Open House. Hundreds of fans made an appearance to watch the Red Sox get their workouts in.
Here’s a breakdown of everything that went on...
Rusney Castillo (pictured) and Gorkys Hernandez showed up to the Fort on Saturday. That leaves J.D. Martinez as the only player on the spring training roster not to report. The mandatory report date for position players is Monday.
WHAT WAS SAID?
Alex Cora held his daily press conference at the bench, touching on topics including prospects Darwinzon Hernandez and Travis Lakins, how well Blake Swihart has handled trade rumors over the past year, and that he expects J.D. Martinez to report to camp tomorrow.
WHAT WAS DONE?
A few infielders including top Red Sox prospect Michael Chavis took ground balls. Bullpen arms including as Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Heath Hembree (pictured) worked on pickoff drills. The starting pitching staff threw bullpen sessions, along with 24-year-old prospect Travis Lakins.
The number of fans coming out to the Open House see the Red Sox in action.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“March 28, man. We’ll have to wait and see.” - Alex Cora on the team’s closer situation.