FORT MYERS, Fla. -- While the Red Sox were across the state playing the Cardinals on Wednesday, things were still busy at the Red Sox spring-training complex here.
Left-hander Jon Lester threw three innings in a simulated game in preparation for his first exhibition appearance Monday against Tampa Bay. He's expected to throw 55 to 60 pitches. At the same time, right-hander Jake Peavy, who cut his left index finger with a fishing knife on Saturday, threw his first bullpen session since the injury.
And today, while the Sox remain in Jupiter playing the Marlins, right-hander John Lackey will throw three innings in a simulated game.
One other injury note: Catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who hurt his left ankle Monday, is expected back in the lineup Saturday.