Red Sox
Francona said he's comfortable with Dustin Pedroia as the team's starting second baseman: 'At some point you have to play your young players. I have no problem with that.' Francona said that the team won't be changing Pedroia's upper-cut swing, feeling that's how Pedroia hits best. He also said while some scouts have questions about Pedroia's physical presence, 'his mental attributes are off the charts.'
On Dustin Pedroia
Francona said he's comfortable with Dustin Pedroia as the team's starting second baseman: "At some point you have to play your young players. I have no problem with that." Francona said that the team won't be changing Pedroia's upper-cut swing, feeling that's how Pedroia hits best. He also said while some scouts have questions about Pedroia's physical presence, "his mental attributes are off the charts."
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