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Red Sox minor league notebook: Sean Coyle and Garin Cecchini go way back

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They can practically pencil each other in for a meeting at the on-deck circle every other night.

Sean Coyle, the Salem Red Sox’ leadoff hitter with the .313 batting average and eye-popping seven home runs through 14 games, will be trotting in after another deep ball.

Garin Cecchini, the No. 3 hitter with the Carolina League-best .398 batting average (as well as 16 extra-base hits and 10 stolen bases) shakes his head.

Cecchini is struck by how far the homers travel.

“Every one of his home runs were crushed,” Cecchini said.

“Every time he hits a home run, it’s in a clutch situation and I’m going on to the on-deck circle and I’m congratulating him.”

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