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Longshot Brock Holt aiming to make Red Sox

BRADENTON, Fla. — In four seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Brock Holt came to be good friends with Jeremy Farrell during minor league seasons played out in Florida and Pennsylvania.

Both were infielders drafted out of Division 1 colleges, Farrell in the eighth round in 2008 out of Virginia and Holt in the ninth round a year later out of Rice.

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