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Dustin Pedroia ready to set tone for Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The pinkie on his right hand was pointing to the side, the result of a ground ball that took a bad hop and mashed a ligament so badly that a surgeon used a steel pin to straighten it out.

The ring finger on his left hand was broken. An avulsion fracture, they called it. All he knew was that it hurt.

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