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On the closer situation, Francona said he would sit with the four righthanders in the bullpen -- Mike Timlin, Brendan Donnelly, Joel Pineiro (pictured), and Julian Tavarez -- in an effort to explain to them that they will get their innings but to be careful about over-extending themselves: 'I have some ideas on how it will unfold,' Francona said.
On the closer situation
On the closer situation, Francona said he would sit with the four righthanders in the bullpen -- Mike Timlin, Brendan Donnelly, Joel Pineiro (pictured), and Julian Tavarez -- in an effort to explain to them that they will get their innings but to be careful about over-extending themselves: "I have some ideas on how it will unfold," Francona said.
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