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RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Red Sox get creative with pitchers in the infield

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It was the kind of thing that made you look twice. But that really was Daniel Bard at first base with Ryan Dempster at second, John Lackey at shortstop, and Andrew Miller as the world’s only 6-foot-7-inch, lefthanded third baseman.

The Red Sox were having some fun Sunday morning, but with a purpose. As part of working on bunt defense, they had the pitchers rotate through the infield positions to get a better sense of what their teammates do.

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