BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 28: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox warms up before the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 28, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) / Greg Fiume/Getty Images
» Today: Red Sox full squad reports
» Friday: First official full squad workout
» Feb. 21: 1:35 p.m. doubleheader; Red Sox vs. Boston College and Red Sox vs. Northeastern
» Feb. 23: 1:35 p.m. Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays, first Grapefruit League game
» Prices: Range from $10 to $46 per game
» Online: bostonredsox.com
» Phone: 1-877-REDSOX9 (1-877-733-7699)
» Box office: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends on non-game days
Be early, be patient and be polite. The best opportunity to get autographs is prior to Feb. 21, when the games begin. Do not expect to get signatures in the middle of workouts, but you can use that time to make eye contact with your targeted player and hope for the opportunity later. Look for the players on their way back to the clubhouse following workouts. At JetBlue Park, it’s much easier to get autographs from visiting teams on game days. They enter and exit JetBlue Park from a side entrance on the third-base (west) side of the ballpark.
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» Pitchers: 37 Chris Carpenter, 60 Oscar Villarreal, 54 Pedro Beato, 77 Anthony Carter, 78 Jose De La Torre, 79 Terry Doyle, 83 Chris Hernandez
» Infielders: 35 Lyle Overbay, 44 Drew Sutton, 71 Mark Hamilton, 72 Xander Bogaerts, 76 Jonathan Diaz, 82 Deven Marrero
» Outfielders: 25 Ryan Sweeney, 48 Mitch Maier, 74 Jackie Bradley Jr., 75 Juan Carlos Linares, 80 Jeremy Hazelbaker, 81 Justin Henry
• David Ortiz: The designated hitter who led the Red Sox to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007 signed a two-year, $25 million contract and is hoping to overcome a strained Achilles tendon suffered late last season. He hit .318 with 23 homers and 60 RBI in 90 games in 2012.
• Dustin Pedroia: The second baseman, three-time All-Star and 2008 American League Most Valuable Player hit .290 with 15 homers, 65 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 2012.
• Jacoby Ellsbury: Injured for most of 2012, the starting center fielder reported to spring training healthy. He hit .271 with four home runs, 26 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 74 games last season.
• Stephen Drew: The shortstop will contend for a starting role if prospect Jose Iglesias isn’t ready for everyday hitting duties. Drew hit .223 with seven homers and 28 RBI last season for Arizona and Oakland.
• Mike Napoli: The former Rangers and Angels catcher likely will play more first base and designated hitter, depending on the health of Ortiz. He signed a one-year deal. He hit .227 with 24 home runs and 56 RBI last season.
• Shane Victorino: The former Phillies outfielder likely will start in right field. He signed a three-year, $39 million contract. He hit .255 with 11 homers, 55 RBI and 39 stolen bases last season.
• Johnny Gomes: The former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder hit .262 with 18 homers and 47 RBI last season for the Oakland A’s. He’s in the driver’s seat to start the season in left field.
• Joel Hanrahan: The closer for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011-12, Hanrahan compiled 76 saves in those two seasons. He enters 2013 as the new closer for Boston.
• Will Middlebrooks: His emergence at third base prompted the Red Sox to trade starter Kevin Youkilis last season. Middlebrooks hit .288 with 15 homers and 54 RBI in 75 games last season.
• Jose Iglesias: The native of Cuba is a wizard with the glove but hit .118 in 25 games last season. He must assert himself as a hitter during spring training in order to make the regular season roster.
Prospect to watch
• Xander Bogaerts: The native of Aruba, just 20, hit .326 in Double-A Portland last season. He is playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic but was invited to big-league camp with the Red Sox.