Since Stefan Welch joined the Single A Salem Red Sox in June, he’s embraced the opportunity to play every day. The 24-year-old third baseman has emerged as the hottest bat in Salem’s lineup, hitting .348 with four homers and 30 RBIs in 41 games.
“My first couple years, when I was really younger, I used to be depressed a lot when I wasn’t doing well,” Welch said. “It wouldn’t be good, because I’d get back after the game and would always be pretty upset. But I just had to learn to stay positive. Tomorrow is always another day. You can always get better and improve the things you’ve got to work on. Just try to stay positive and keep doing your best.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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