FORT MYERS, Fla. — In their first exhibition, the Boston Red Sox beat Northeastern 9-6 at JetBlue Park on Thursday, but Triple-A outfielder Rusney Castillo gave Manager John Farrell reason to lose patience with the man John Henry paid $72.5 million to acquire.

In the third inning, Castillo didn’t run out a one-out grounder to short. With two disappointing seasons under his best, he’s already off the 40-man roster despite his $72.5 million, seven-year contract.

Farrell was quoted in the Boston Herald as saying Castillo lost track of the number of outs, but regardless of how many, he still should have run out the grounder.

Pablo Sandoval saw his first action since last April and went 1 for 2 with a double while playing third base.

Sam Travis belted a three-run homer for the Sox, as did Mitch Moreland.

Brian Johnson started for the Sox and went two innings, walking one and striking out three.

YANKEES: Scheduled opening-day starter Masahiro Tanaka threw 74 pitches off a bullpen mound and during a simulated game in preparation for his first spring-training appearance next week.

The Japanese right-hander threw 30 pitches over two innings against Chase Headley, Brett Gardner and Chris Carter in the simulated game. He gave up a single to Headley, walked a batter and induced a double play from Carter.

Tanaka was a concern at the start of spring training last year after arthroscopic surgery in October 2015 to remove a bone spur from his throwing elbow.

RANGERS: Josh Hamilton was back at camp in Arizona and feeling confident after an examination in Texas showed no significant structural damage to his surgically repaired left knee.

Hamilton said he was concerned when he felt a sudden pain when doing some running drills Tuesday.

 Rangers international scout Jose Luis Felomina died in his native Curacao.

The team said Felomina died following a long illness. He was 50.

PHILLIES: Pete Rose is on the ballot for the Philadelphia Phillies’ wall of fame, his first association with the team since he was banned from baseball in 1989.