• Red Sox reliever Edward Mujica might be new to the team, but his teammates helped convince him to go to the White House on Tuesday.
"I just asked these guys if I could make that trip, because I wasn't on the team last year," said Mujica. "I was in the World Series from the other side of the bench. They told me, 'Hey, you're here. You're on the team. You have to go.'"
• All players who suited up for the 2013 Red Sox have been invited to Friday's ring ceremony at Fenway Park, confirmed Farrell. Ryan Dempster, who won't pitch this season, is expected to attend. Farrell wasn't sure if Stephen Drew, who remains unsigned, will make the trip.
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