• Righty Alfredo Aceves should re-join the Red Sox within the next couple of days following Team Mexico's ouster in the World Baseball Classic. Aceves was front and center during the fracas that took place against Canada, but manager John Farrell has heard through a trainer that his pitcher wasn't injured.
• Top prospect Xander Bogaerts could also return soon, depending on what happens with the Netherlands in the Classic. But Farrell said the club hasn't decided if Bogaerts will return to Major League camp when he returns or be reassigned to Minor League camp.
• Minor League games start on Wednesday. Shortstop Stephen Drew was out for the third straight day as he recovers from a mild concussion. Drew is still experiencing some symptoms, and will have to take MLB's mandated online test before he is cleared to return to action.
• Catching prospect Christian Vazquez continues to wow the Red Sox with his arm strength and quick release. In Sunday's game, he nailed Brandon Guyer on an attempted steal. Vazquez has caught all four runners who have tried to steal against him this spring, while also picking off a runner.
"He's our closer behind the plate," said Farrell. "It's impressive, isn't it? Yeah, he's been impressive behind the plate."