Peace and Quiet

Jim Davis, Boston Globe Staff Photos
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

Fort Myers Is a Million Miles from A-Rod*

Thursday: All's Quiet in the Fort
Wednesday: Papelbon Was Breaking Down Last Year, Henry's Salary Cap Dreams
Tuesday: Jason Bay, the Straw that Stirs the Drink, Speaks... Fans Go Wild
Monday: Mike Lowell May Land on DL With Hurt Feelings
Most Excitement In Camp Is 3,000 Miles Away: Larry Bowa vs. Brad Penny


Yuri-ka!

First Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin holds his parachute during training near Kirzhach, Russia, in this February 1963 file photo. In 108 minutes on April 12, 1961, the 27-year-old Gagarin made man's first orbit of the Earth.
(AP File)

Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin, the First Man in Space, Is Not
A-Rod's Steroid Sidekick... But Yuri Sucart Is ...

My Cousin Yuri: A-Rod's Cousin Found in Miami
MLB Wants A-Rod to Keep Talking

ESPN.com report: "Yuri was a mule, not a guy who would initiate anything," a friend once close to Rodriguez said Wednesday. "He did what Alex told him to. He was only looking out for Alex. He is not a guy who would take the initiative to go out and buy drugs. Alex said during the press conference that his cousin just did what was asked -- that is perfect for Yuri's MO. He is a person who would be with him forever, a loyal guy without a bad bone in his body."

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Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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