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Afternoon Spring Training Links: Red Sox at Fort Myers

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MARCH 2: Terry Francona, manager of the Boston Red Sox, looks on before a game against the Baltimore Orioles during a spring training game at Fort Lauderdale Stadium on March 2, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)
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Derek PooreContributor IFebruary 28, 2010

It was picture day in Fort Myers, Fla., as Red Sox players were under the strobes for cards and promotional items. They broke out their home white jerseys for the first time at Spring Training. (I’d post some pictures from the Getty wire but it’s hard to do a thorough search — I keep coming up with the White Sox shots from today, but not the socks of the Red variety.)

Mike Cameron spent the day with team trainers instead of on the field as he had a strained groin. Manager Terry Francona said Cameron wouldn’t play in the opening exhibition doubleheader on Wednesday.

ESPNBoston posted interesting stats regarding Jason Varitek’s hitting numbers on day games played following night games. For the most part, it ain’t pretty. Varitek only surpassed .300 once during those games — in 2005.

Several Red Sox have changed their jersey numbers for this season, including Jacoby Ellsbury, who went from 46 to 2.

Newcomer Bill Hall was born in Elvis’ hometown.

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