The Red Sox get warmed up with some group exercise. (Jim Davis / Globe Staff)

It’s just one day until the rest of the Boston Red Sox report to camp as yesterday the pitchers and catchers held their first official workout in Ft. Myers.

As I’ve been saying all along, I’m stoked right now and can’t wait for the season to start. But before that, we’ll have some stories to follow during spring training such as the battle for the starting shortstop, how will the bullpen shape up and how will Brad Penny, John Smoltz, Takashi Saito and Rocco Baldelli’s health hold up

The big news of yesterday was obviously Jason Varitek addressing the media for the first time since re-signing with the Red Sox. Rather than rehashing it all here in this post, I’ll refer you to yesterday’s post, The Captain Speaks, which has the video of the press conference.

Red Sox skipper Terry Francona also addressed the media yesterday and talked about the first day of workouts as well as Jason Varitek.

[dailymotion][/dailymotion]video courtesy of NESN

Francona’s delighted to have Varitek back [Providence Journal]

The Red Sox have a full plate of backup catching options [Boston Globe]

Josh Bard gets second shot as backup backstop [Boston Herald]

The Red Sox are dealing with some minor ailments [Providence Journal]

Javier Lopez in good situation with Red Sox [Boston Globe]

For Jed Lowrie, it’s all in the wrist [Boston Herald]

Here’s a glimpse of what we missed during Day 1 [Extra Bases]

Since he’s out of options, George Kottaras will skip the WBC [Providence Journal]

Jed Lowrie’s wrist feels much better [Boston Globe]

Even though they have Varitek, the Red Sox are on prowl for his replacement [Providence Journal]

Bob Ryan, Amalie Benjamin and Nick Cafardo offer some insight on Day 1 at Red Sox camp [Extra Bases]

Dan Roche offers some tidbits from yesterday’s workout [Hit and Run with Dan Roche]

Rocco Baldelli is sick of answering questions about his health [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

Estero North Point is the most environmently-friendly Red Sox site [Ft. Myers News-Press]

Red Sox star Pedroia second to none [Portsmouth Herald News]

Jed Lowrie eyes his prize [Full Count]

For Red Sox prospects, long line to rotation []