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Red Sox injury updates: Jose Igelsias is back, Ryan Sweeney close

03.19.12 at 11:17 am ET
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Here are some injury updates as the Red Sox get ready to take on the Twins at JetBlue Park Monday, with Felix Doubront getting the start for the Sox:

- Jose Iglesias (groin) is back in the lineup, hitting ninth. The rest of the Red Sox’ batting order is as follows: Jacoby Ellsbury CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Adrian Gonzalez 1B, Kevin Youkilis 3B, David Ortiz DH, Jarrod Saltalamacchia C, Jason Repko RF, Darnell McDonald LF, Iglesias SS.

- Ryan Sweeney (quad) will test his legs by executing some baserunning drills Monday, eyeing a return to the lineup in the coming days.

Ryan Kalish (shoulder) will take swings off a tee Monday.

Carl Crawford (wrist) took 20 swings off a tee Monday, while continuing his throwing program.

– Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine suggested Rich Hill (elbow) will throw in some sort of game before the Red Sox break camp.

Aaron Cook (groin) should be ready to throw at least three innings in his Thursday night start against the Yankees.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) was slated to throw live batting practice Monday.

Franklin Morales should be able to appear in a game soon. Valentine proclaimed the reliever “very healthy, and really ready to go.”

Which leads us to our dose of the Zen of Bobby V for the day. When asked if it was hard to imagine Morales being ready for Opening Day, Valentine responded: “Hard to imagine? [Albert] Einstein said it’s better to have imagination than knowledge, so I can’t give you an answer built on knowledge, but I can imagine him having [a chance]. … It’s not a knowledgable statement.”

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