Saturday, February 18, 2012

Reporting Day: Pitchers and catchers arrive in Clearwater

PBR - Pitchers and catchers officially opened camp today at Bright House Field in Clearwater.

Scheduled workouts begin on Sunday.

Today's lone highlight came when newly acquired closer Jonathan Papelbon answered questions about leaving Boston and the pressure he's feeling to win a World Series.

"I don't think about it at all, man," he said. "When I was a rookie and made my first All-Star Game, I had a chance to talk to [Mariano Rivera] and asked what's the biggest thing that's going to make me successful in this game? His first answer was short-term memory."

Papelbon also poked a little fun at Jim Thome for being in such good shape despite being 41-years-old.

Regular updates will begin Sunday when workouts begin.

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