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Red Sox starting pitchers still a concern

The Red Sox have been one of baseball’s most active teams this winter. They retained designated hitter David Ortiz, traded for closer Joel Hanrahan, and signed six free agents.

That number will rise to seven if the Red Sox are able to complete a deal with first baseman Mike Napoli, whose contract negotiations have gone on for a month because of a pre-existing hip injury.

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