Jason Varitek has embraced his backup role, but he'll be ready to play at the drop of a hat.
When the management group went to address the players, prior to the first full squad workout, the team gave a standing ovation.
J.D. doesn't care that this is the last year of his contract. He's more focused on getting healthy, staying healthy, and producing quality at-bats in a re-stocked Red Sox lineup.
Carl Crawford used to give the Red Sox fits on the basepaths. Now, he'll be a headache for everyone else.