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Red Sox say they’d be accepting of gay players

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — It is inevitable baseball will eventually face the same scrutiny as the NFL when it comes to accepting an openly gay player. Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Breslow hopes that pioneering player will be welcomed into the clubhouse, whether that’s at Fenway Park or elsewhere.

“I feel like sexuality is totally independent and irrelevant to what we’re trying to accomplish,” Breslow told WBZ Radio on Wednesday. “We’ve got 25 guys looking to win and we really don’t care the choices that they make. Obviously there’s tremendous diversity in baseball and across professional sports and this is a component of that.

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