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Red Sox have some hope at shortstop

FORT MYERS, Fla. — On one side of the clubhouse, where the prospects sit, Xander Bogaerts deals with high expectations and the pundits who believe he will have to move from his beloved shortstop position as he gets bigger and stronger and loses foot speed.

Where the veterans sit, free agent acquisition Stephen Drew, who will be the Red Sox’ starting shortstop for 2013, is here to resurrect a career derailed by a devastating ankle injury that took a year to repair.

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