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Red Sox Notebook: Sox taking wait-and-see approach to Alex Verdugo’s availability

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's too soon to predict what might happen in another seven weeks, but Ron Roenicke hinted Friday that it was least possible that newly-acquired outfielder Alex Verdugo might not be healthy enough to start the season with his new team.

"Right now, he's with our medical group and is going through things to see where we're at with him,'' Roenicke said.

Roenicke wouldn't get into timetables or venture a guess on Verdugo's availability ("I'd hate to make a comment and then it comes back later I'm wrong,''), but said there would be more answers on his status soon. The Boston Globe reported that Verdugo could see the start of his season delayed for injury reasons.