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Even in fourth spot, Pedroia measures up

Jason Varitek's hand-eye coordination is a little off as he tries in vain for this foul in the third. Jason Varitek's hand-eye coordination is a little off as he tries in vain for this foul in the third. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
By Michael Vega
Globe Staff / August 31, 2008

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When Dustin Pedroia , who jokingly proclaimed himself to manager Terry Francona as "the strongest 160-pound player in baseball," arrived at Fenway Park yesterday, he discovered he had the opportunity to prove his might was right. The Red Sox second baseman found himself penciled in as the cleanup hitter in the lineup, behind No. 3 hitter David Ortiz . (Full article: 798 words)

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