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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In their effort to gauge the health of Eduardo Nunez's left knee, the Red Sox put him through a physical Thursday followed by a rigorous workout on a back field Friday. "They almost killed me," Nunez said, laughing. Team doctors/trainers agreed that Nunez might feel occasional soreness in his knee but won't have chronic issue.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox president of baseball ops Dave Dombrowski discusses whether the historically slow free-agent market is finally beginning to thaw after big signings of Yu Darvish last week and Eric Hosmer today:

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

The return of Eduardo Nunez (right) shouldn't impact Red Sox's ability to sign J.D. Martinez. Nunez is guaranteed $6 million ($4M this year, $2M buyout next year) and possibly more than $8 million if he exercises a $4M player option for 2019 and reaches various incentives. But for luxury tax purposes, Nunez will cost Red Sox $4 million this year, likely leaving them flexible to sign Martinez and stay below the $237M threshold that triggers draft pick penalties.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Lowe stopped by Red Sox camp Sunday at the invitation of new pitching coach Dana LeVangie. In particular, he spent time with Rick Porcello. Lowe shared his thoughts on a fellow sinkerballer:

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Eduardo Nunez has passed his physical and signed a one-year deal with a player option for 2019, the Red Sox have announced.

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Farrell's insane 3-point streak (0:59)
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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Craig Kimbrel will leave Red Sox camp for a few days at end of this month to be with his infant daughter, Lydia, who was born with heart defects. Lydia had surgery a few days after being born and will undergo surgery again at Boston Children's Hospital.

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Pedroia 'ahead of schedule' in rehab after knee injury (0:39)
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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Dustin Pedroia talks about being "ahead of schedule" in his rehab from a cartilage restoration in his left knee and microfracture surgery. He has spoken with several pro athletes, including Amar'e Stoudemire, about their recoveries. Pedroia won't be ready for Opening Day.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dustin Pedroia looked back at 2004, 2007 and 2013 Red Sox teams that had group of players in leadership role. "I've got to do a better job of getting everyone to understand that it's not just one guy," said Pedroia, who has expressed as much to Xander Bogaerts and others.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dustin Pedroia's take on why Red Sox didn't have as much fun as they should have last season: Team got too caught up in day-to-day results rather than focusing on process and bigger picture.

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