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Terry Francona starting to mend fences with Red Sox

Ex-manager gets first look at Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. - It’s the start of a new career and a new life.

Managing may be in the rear-view mirror (for now), but it is never far from Terry Francona's psyche. He went after the St. Louis Cardinals job after leaving the Red Sox last fall but didn’t get it. He said he spoke briefly to Theo Epstein, but both realized the fit wasn’t right for him to manage the Chicago Cubs.

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