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Pierzynski made his spring training debut against his original organization and heard a smattering of boos his first time up. Pierzynski, who signed a one-year, $8.25 million contract with the Red Sox this offseason, spurned a two-year offer to return to the Twins. Drafted by the Twins in 1994, Pierzynski spent 10 years in the organization before being traded to San Francisco to make room for Joe Mauer. Pierzynski went 0 for 3.

JOHNNY FOOTBALL: Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel was at Red Sox camp in the morning, along with agent Maverick Carter, who also represents NBA star LeBron James. Like James, Manziel has a marketing arrangement with Fenway Sports Management. The former Texas A&M; quarterback met team sponsors at an event Friday night and was wearing a No. 2 Red Sox jersey at camp on Saturday. Manziel did not work out with the team.