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Brothers in arms
Steven Wright, the knuckleball pitcher obtained from Cleveland last summer, has yet to meet Tim Wakefield but did exchange text messages with him. Wakefield is expected in camp within the next week or two and plans to work with Wright . . . Farrell was asked about John Lackey previously looking “lumpy” and how he has lost weight. Lackey has lost 17 pounds, although it looks like more. “He smoothed the lumps out,” Farrell said . . . Pedro Ciriaco, Stephen Drew, Jonny Gomes, and Mauro Gomez all checked in. That’s 58 of the 59 players, with Shane Victorino on the way. The position players have their physicals Thursday, and the first full-squad workout is Friday.