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Red Sox invite 11 players to rookie program

The Red Sox have invited 11 players to their annual rookie development program, which starts Jan. 10 and lasts two weeks. They are

RHP Robert Coello
C Tim Federowicz
RHP Stephen Fife
C Ryan Lavarnway
OF Juan Carlos Linares
3B Will Middlebrooks
RHP Stolmy Pimentel
RHP Jason Rice
RHP Clevelan Santeliz
2B Oscar Tejada
RHP Alex Wilson

This info from the Sox:

The program includes two workouts daily that emphasize conditioning and strength training as well as concentration on fundamentals. In addition, the players are attending a number of seminars that will focus on the assimilation into Major League life off the field and will visit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to meet with young patients receiving treatments at the Jimmy Fund.

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They will also participate in a community service project with the Red Sox Foundation at The Children’s Services of Roxbury Day Care facility.

A number of individuals will speak to the group, including Larry Lucchino, Theo Epstein, Terry Francona, Doc Rivers, Dave Magadan, and Curt Young.

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