Worth noting

• Center fielder Grady Sizemore, who hasn't played in the Major Leagues the past two seasons, will be in the starting lineup when the Sox play their first exhibition game against Northeastern University on Thursday afternoon.

Jake Peavy appears to be back on schedule after missing time earlier in camp with a right ring finger issue. Peavy threw batting practice for the first time on Monday.

"I hope the finger issue's getting behind me," Peavy said. "I'm still getting treatment, but I feel very good using all my pitches and able to work toward getting all those sharp now. Really fastball command today. I threw a couple of changeups, but really it was fastball command and trying to nail that down. Once that's in place, everything else works off it."

Peavy will again throw batting practice on Wednesday, and he thinks he can be right on schedule with Jon Lester, John Lackey and Clay Buchholz during the Grapefruit League schedule.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.