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Red Sox Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

Take a look at the snapshots from Fort Myers, as the team's batteries begin the quest for a World Series ring.

Boston, Massachusetts, USA - April 24, 2016: Daytime view of Fenway Park and the House of Blues along Landsdowne Street in the Fenway–Kenmore neighborhood.

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The diamond’s glisten, the bat’s thwack, and the glove’s snap are finally around the corner.

If winter has you feeling down and out, and the end of the NFL season left a Tom Brady-shaped hole in your sports-loving heart, then the Red Sox are here to be your knights in Under Armour. Pitchers and catchers officially reported to JetBlue Park down in Fort Myers on Tuesday, marking the start of the squad’s 2018 quest for a ninth World Series ring.

The team is actively sharing dispatches from Spring Training on its Instagram, and though it may just be some handy filter work, things are looking pretty bright for the Sox down in Florida. Alex Cora’s team clearly knows summer bodies are made in winter, and we’re crossing our fingers that the model behavior on display in these Insta masterpieces translates to the field.

Mookie Betts showed off a strut that is clearly runway—and Fenway—ready.

The workouts have started for Mookie and the boys.

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Brock Holt’s hair may scream “party,” but the utility player is all business.

4ever a Flow Bro

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David Price: A 100-watt smile, and a near-100 mph fastball.

David Price arrives.

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Jackie Bradley Jr. does not appear to be backing down from fans’ sky-high expectations.

☁️☁️

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Rick Porcello’s just prepping his facial hair for the inevitable playoff beard.

Rick Porcello and his beard arriving at #SoxSpring. 🌴

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The Sox are definitely not striking out on style.

Ahhhh… BASEBALL.

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We dare someone to try to run on Christian Vazquez.

Christian Vazquez poses in the cage. #SoxSpring

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The Sox even had some old friends stop by.

Only 4 #RedSox have won Cy Youngs, here’s half of them.

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The Yankees, meanwhile, posted a doodle that some New York marketing “whiz” probably thought was artistic to usher in the 2018 season.

That #pitchersandcatchers feeling…

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Maybe the photogenic splendor of their division rivals has those bozos in the Bronx just a little nervous—as they should be.