FORT MYERS, Fla. — A.J. Burnett (fracutred orbital) was examined this morning by Dr. Randall Beatty, who cleared the pitcher to return to spring training camp. Burnett will be checked out Saturday morning in Bradenton so the next steps in his rehab can be plotted. Burnett is scheduled to meet with reporters after his exams, probably in the afternoon.
»»» Neil Walker (tight lower back) will try to go through a full slate of baseball activities tomorrow, after which he might be cleared for game action.
»»» Daniel Cabrera (forearm tightness) threw live batting practice Thursday without problem. He’s scheduled to pitch in a “B” game Saturday against the Twins.
»»» The uniform Danny Murtaugh was wearing during Game 7 of the 1960 World Series is on its way to Cooperstown.
Spring game No. 7: Pirates v. Red Sox, 7:05 p.m., Fort Myers, Fla.
Pirates (2-4): 1. Jose Tabata rf, 2. Clint Barmes ss, 3. Andrew McCutchen cf, 4. Garrett Jones 1b, 5. Nick Evans dh, 6. Pedro Alvarez 3b, 7. Brandon Boggs lf, 8. Eric Fryer c, 9. Jordy Mercer 2b. 9. Shairon Martis rhp
Also scheduled to pitch for the Pirates: Tony Watston, Daniel McCutchen, Chris Resop, Doug Slaten, Ryota Igarashi and Tim Wood.
Red Sox (3-1-1): 1. Alfredo Aviles ss, 2. Kevin Youkillis 3b, 3. Dustin Pedroia 2b, 4. David Ortiz dh, 5. Ryan Sweeney rf, 6. Cody Ross cf, 7. Kelly Shoppach c, 8. Lars Anderson 1b, 9. Josh Kroeger lf. Clay Buckholz rhp