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Over the Monster Mar 18, 2015

Finding Burke Badenhop's replacement

Burke Badenhop played an important "fixer" role last season. Who can take his place this year? The backbone of the Red Sox bullpen is back from last year, and two-thirds of it remains from the 2013 championship team. Koji Uehara will still be holding down the ninth inning. Edward Mujica and Junichi Tazawa are going to take care of the other late-inning situations. A few other big roles in the unit are filled as well. Alexi Ogando and Brandon Workman represent two more potential high-leverage arms, though neither are guaranteed successes. The left-handed duties are somewhat underwhelming,...
Boston Herald Mar 12, 2015
Mookie Betts impresses ex-Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury

Mookie Betts impresses ex-Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury

TAMPA — Jacoby Ellsbury doesn’t recall the first time he saw Mookie Betts play.But he remembers precisely when he first noticed him:Last season — Aug. 1, to be exact. Fenway Park. Eighth inning. Derek Jeter had just homered to cut the Red Sox’ lead to 4-2 over the Yankees when Ellsbury crushed a pitch from reliever Junichi Tazawa toward the center field triangle. Now, the former Sox center fielder knows that tract of land as well as anyone, so he was sure of the result.

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