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Red Sox will stretch out Franklin Morales

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Lefthanded reliever Franklin Morales, who has been out for much of spring training with a back injury, will work as a starter before he rejoins the Red Sox.

The plan is to get Morales in position to take a spot in the rotation if a need arises. If not, he would slide back into a relief role.

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