The season opener will take place on April 1 against the Rangers in Texas on ESPN.
WEEI.com, quoting a source, says the team will not go forward with its intentions to widen the right-field bullpens, which would have reduced the distance from home plate to the fence by about nine feet.
The minor-league catcher was part of the aborted Mike Lowell trade last winter.
The six-year deal will be worth 96 million.
The program includes two workouts daily that emphasize conditioning and strength training as well as concentration on fundamentals.