Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 1/25/13
As reported earlier this morning by Anthony Aidonidis the Red Sox pitching staff will report to the Sox spring training facility in Ft. Meyers ahead of their mandated February 12th date. This has to be an encouraging sign for newly minted manager John Farrell as the Sox attempt to turn the page on a disappointing 2012 season.       RedSox.com is reporting that manager John Farrell is already thinking ahead with respect to the Red Sox starting lineup. His first order of business (ironically enough) is getting Ellsbury back into the lead-off spot. In 2011 Ellsbury had massive success in the number one spot ending his 2011 campaign with 119 runs, 32 HR, 105 RBI and a .312 batting average. Farrell recognizes the immediate impact Ellsbury can have in the lead-off spot. If guys play to their abilities, I think anybody looks at Jacoby Ellsbury as a lead-off guy with that kind of ability to not only steal bases but drive the ball with some consistency, Farrell said. Farrell did suggest...
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