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Red Sox Notebook

Pedro Martinez to help young pitchers

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Pedro Martinez has been assigned to two players in spring training in his new role as special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington Rubby De La Rosa and Felix Doubront.

De La Rosa, 23, acquired from the Dodgers Aug. 25, idolized Martinez growing up in the Dominican Republic. Martinez’s bigger role is with Doubront, 25, the team’s fourth starter who the Red Sox hoped would become a 200-inning, 15-game winner. Doubront came to camp overweight and with a sore arm.

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