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Updated Red Sox notes: Tyler Thornburg faces big test; Cora arranges for Matheny family reunion

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – In a spring full of small steps for Tyler Thornburg, Wednesday promises to be a big day.

Thornburg had been expected to be a part of the Red Sox’ bullpen last season after the Sox obtained him in a deal the previous winter from Milwaukee. Instead, he battled shoulder- and neck-related issues all spring until it was determined several months later he needed thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, which sidelined him for the year.