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:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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