• Two Red Sox Minor Leaguers were suspended on Wednesday for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Right-hander Gerson Bautista received a 50-game suspension for testing positive for Metabolites of Stanozolol. The suspension will become effective at the start of the Dominican Summer League season. Left-hander Miguel Pena also received 50 games for his second positive test for a drug of abuse. Pena, who is pitching for Class A Salem, will serve his suspension effective immediately.
• After arriving in Cleveland on Monday evening, the Red Sox had an impromptu team dinner in which 22 players showed up. The dinner happened just hours after the team learned about the tragic bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The dinner was another sign of the early-season closeness being shown by this year's club.
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