There's a bit of logjam at the catcher position, so the Red Sox have Ryan Lavarnway playing some first base in spring training.
Koji Uehara made his first appearance of the spring on Tuesday, retiring the side in order and striking out two.
Both the Red Sox and A.J. Pierzynski say the veteran catcher, who rolled his left ankle of the Red Sox' exhibition loss to the Pirates, isn't seriously hurt.
Brandon Workman says "there [was] definitely two sides" -- good and bad, to his second outing of the spring, which ended with the Pirates beating the Red Sox, 7-6.