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Red Sox still haven’t improved pitching staff

NASHVILLE — The Red Sox have filled a few holes in their offense during the Winter Meetings, which end Thursday, but there will be no more important job than trying to improve their pitching.

The teams that have put together solid if not superstar-laden lineups — such as the San Francisco Giants, who have won two World Series in the last three years — have extraordinary pitching to carry such a lineup.

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