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Tim Wakefield gets look at knuckleballer Steven Wright

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Steven Wright is 28 years old and this is the first season he has been invited to major league spring training. So his start for the Red Sox Monday was an important milestone.

Then the knuckleball pitcher learned a few days ago he would be facing R.A. Dickey, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner and one of his mentors.

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