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Right-hander Jake Peavy, who has been sidelined since cutting his left index finger with a knife on March 1, was expected to throw three innings in the bullpen on Saturday. He is scheduled to start Thursday against the Twins at Hammond Stadium.

In addition to Saturday's split-squad games, the Red Sox have split-squad games Tuesday against the Marlins and at the Orioles. After that, they could have their first round of cuts.

The Red Sox have their only day off of the spring on Wednesday, but left-hander Felix Doubront is expected to pitch in a Minor League game.

The Red Sox open their Minor League schedule on Wednesday against the Twins, hosting the Double-A and Triple-A teams, with the Single-A teams on the road.

Maureen Mullen is a contributor to
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